Please notice – the language of instruction of Professional Master in Hospital Ward Management is Danish. There is no English language version of this programme .
The structural reform leaves hospital management facing new challenges. The individual wards are currently redefining their roles externally and internally.
Some external measures could be:
- The adaptation of the departments alertness agreement.
- The intensified treatment guarantees
- New expectations about optimal patient care
- Obtaining a better treatment quality and
- A rising need for patient follow-ups.
The adaptation demands within the internal areas are connected to:
- The need for long-term strategies,
- Effective daily planning,
- Introduction of relevant control-tools
- Changed income- and cost conditions, and
- New incentive and settlement arrangements for the output of the department.
Research-based Professional Master's degree programme
The University of Southern Denmark has designed a research-based Master's degree programme in hospital ward management, which focuses on a growing managerial need for insight into relevant social theories and methods. Knowledge is necessary to effectively manage a hospital ward.
Hospital managers are not only expected to have a broad medical knowledge, but also an in-depth knowledge of business economics and management, planning theory and methods. Present and future heads of departments must possess a great knowledge of these areas enabling them to feel comfortable when finding constructive solutions to problems.
The programme was accredited by the Accreditation Council in 2008. The accreditation report can be read on ACE Denmark's homepage. See the report here