MST-25306 Management and Innovation in the Health Sector


Credits 6.00

Teaching methodContact hours
Group work3
Independent study
Course coordinator(s)dr. HB Kok
Lecturer(s)dr. HB Kok
J Spook
Examiner(s)prof. dr. SWF Omta

Language of instruction:


Continuation courses:

MST-32806 Management and Economics of Health Care and Public Health.


This course introduces the basic concepts and theories in management and organization, specifically in the context of the public health sector. In the course attention will be given to an introduction of strategic and operational management in health care organizations. The lectures contain issues like the strategy formulation and implementation, planning and control systems, performance management, the design and the logistic control of health care processes, quality systems and quality management in health care.

Learning outcomes:

After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to: - describe basic concepts and explain basic theories in management and organization;
- understand the managerial and organizational characteristics of the health sector;
- analyse strategic management issues in the health care sector, using basic management studies knowledge;
- analyse operations management issues in the health care sector, using basic management studies knowledge.


- lectures;
- case study assignments and presentations.


- written exam;
- case study assignments.


Strategic Management of Health Care Organizations, Peter M. Ginter, W. Jack Duncan, and Linda E. Swayne, 7th edition. (2013).
Selected articles will be available.

Compulsory for: BGMHealth and SocietyBSc4WD
Restricted Optional for: WUHESBSc Minor Health and Society4WD