HEALTH MANAGEMENT MASTER PROGRAM (WITH THESIS)
Students who have graduated from Health Management master program, have reached a sufficient level in health management, open to development in their own field, independent when necessary, responsible, knowledgeable, enlightened, who can fulfil the requirements of joint work when necessary, and graduate as a health institution management science specialist they become.
Students who have successfully completed and graduated from the Department of Health Management can be employed as a middle and senior manager in charge of administrative, financial and technical affairs in a wide range of services, especially in hospitals, as well as in various public and private health institutions and organizations has potential.
In order to meet the manpower needs of our country in this field, Lokman Hekim University Health Management Master Program (With Thesis) was established by the decision of the Council of Higher Education dated 23.09.2020. Although the language of instruction of the program is Turkish, foreign language (English) resources are also used in the education process. The program is carried out by faculty members who are experts in the field of Health Management. Averagely 8 students are accepted to the program each year.
Master’s Degree in Health Management Master Program
Acceptance and Enrolment Conditions
Student applications, acceptances, and final registrations to the Health Management Master Program (With Thesis) are made in accordance with Lokman Hekim University Health Sciences University Regulation on Graduate Education and Training.
In addition, the special conditions required for the students who apply with the recommendation of the Department and the decision of the Institute Administrative Board before each application period, the entrance exam place and date are determined and announced before the application.
Students with a 4-year undergraduate degree from universities and other faculty graduates who have a bachelor’s degree approved by the Institute Board with the recommendation of the Academic Board of the Department can apply to the Health Management Master Program (With Thesis).
Turkish or foreign students who have completed their undergraduate program in foreign countries must have the equivalence or recognition document they will receive from the Higher Education Council (YÖK).
In the applications to the program, it is required to have Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES) (Mathematics – Science / Turkish – Mathematics) score determined by the Institute Board, provided that it is not less than 55.
Students who meet the application requirements are taken to the scientific evaluation exam (written and / or interview).
The calculation of the general success grade is made by considering the Academic Personnel and Postgraduate Education Entrance Exam (ALES) score, the undergraduate graduation grade average and the results of the Scientific evaluation examination. According to the general success grade ranking, within the specified quota, the student is entitled to final registration.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Having a Bachelor’s Degree Diploma.
Qualification Conditions and Rules
In order to graduate from the Health Management Master Program (With Thesis), the student must complete at least 21 credits and 120 ECTS (At least seven courses, seminar course and thesis study). The seminar course and thesis work are non-credit and are evaluated as successful / unsuccessful. Even if the student has credit transfer courses, the student must receive at least half of the total credit required by the program to which he / she is affiliated, from his / her own program. If the advisor deems appropriate and necessary, courses from other programs can also be selected. “Lokman Hekim University Regulation on Graduate Education and Training” is taken as a basis for the evaluation of students’ course success.
Aim of Program
Aim of the Health Management Master Program (With Thesis) is to contribute to the science of health management in the light of contemporary and universal values and to reflect the knowledge in this field to the country’s health system, health services and health institutions management processes, and to develop the highly-equipped health executives for the future of the country by presenting scientific and professional development opportunities in the most effective way possible for quality, efficient and effective health care delivery.
In line with this purpose, it is expected that the students who are graduated from the program have to hold the abilities of developing basic qualities such as research, critical and analytical thinking, problem solving, independent decision-making, following up-to-date scientific knowledge and technology, taking responsibility and accountability, being a leader to guide colleagues, having professional values and ethical sensitivity.
Program Qualifications (Outcomes)
- To have up-to-date theoretical and practical knowledge about the field of health management and to apply it.
- To gain the ability to understand, analyse and direct the administrative, financial, legal, technical and medical processes of health institutions.
- To be able to analyse national and international health system, health planning and policies, health sector in terms of economic and financial dimensions
- To have the knowledge and skills to make and apply advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis in health management.
5.Using current scientific methods and techniques in critical and innovative thinking, decision-making and problem-solving in problems that arise in the process of health management.
- Having the ability to follow the changes in the field of health management and to produce solutions specific to the country’s health system.
- To comply with scientific research, publication and management ethical principles
- Graduates have the skills to follow scientific publications in a foreign language and to communicate in writing and orally.
- Graduates strive to continuously improve their knowledge and skills with a lifelong learning philosophy.
Students who graduate from the Health Management master program are employed as middle and senior managers responsible for administrative, financial and technical affairs in a wide range of services as well as general health management.
Transition to Higher Degree Programs
Students who graduate from the Health Management Master Program (With Thesis) can apply to doctoral programs when they meet the other required conditions.
Assessment and Evaluation
Course success grade is given to students for each course at the end of the term they are enrolled. Course success grade is obtained by evaluating the success of the student during the term (midterm examinations, homework, applied studies, projects, laboratory, and similar studies) and the general examination. Program courses must be successfully completed in two years at most, with a minimum GPA of 2.50.
In order for a student to graduate from the Health Management Master program (with Thesis), the student must have completed all the courses in the program, must meet a minimum of 120 ECTS credits, and have a GPA of at least 2.50 out of 4.00. In a master program (With Thesis), a student has to prepare a thesis related to his / her field, write the results of his / her thesis in accordance with the institute’s thesis writing rules and defend his / her thesis verbally before the jury. The graduation date of the student is the date of the thesis exam in which the master thesis is accepted.
Program courses must be successfully completed in two years at most, with a minimum GPA of 2.50.