Valmynd Leit

Leadership in Health Care

In this study programme, students will gain deeper knowledge and specialisation in the field of health care management and administration. This knowledge is useful for those who deal with management and administration of departments, companies and organisations in their work environment. Students set their own goals within the programme, in which management of health care is the curriculum thread. The Department Head of this study programme is Dr. Sigridur Halldorsdottir, Professor. She assists students in setting their goals and identifying courses that will be the best foundation for their Master's thesis. This 120 ECTS Master's degree programme is divided into 60 ECTS of coursework and 60 ECTS for the Master’s thesis. The academic title is a Master’s Degree in Health Sciences with a focus on Leadership within Health Sciences.

In this study programme, four courses are compulsory, a total of 40 ECTS, plus a Master's thesis.

ÞFS0105   Servant Leadership, Management and Reflection    10 ECTS
HHS0105  Health and the Health Care System: Status, Goals and Trends          10 ECTS
EIR0155  Qualitative Research  10 ECTS
MER0110  Quantitative Research   10 ECTS
MPR0160  Master’s Thesis    60 ECTS

Electives in this study programme amount to 20 ECTS.
The Faculty offers the following courses as electives:

BRÞ0110 Health Care in Case of Accidents and Acute Illnesses 10 ECTS
EEL0105  Rehabilitation, Empowerment and Quality of Life                   10 ECTS
GHB0110  Mental Health: Issues and Interventions 5 or 10 ECTS
HGE0110  Health Care and Health Promotion  10 ECTS
KRA0105  Cancer and Palliative Care  10 ECTS
LSL1015           Chronic Illness 10 ECTS
OFB0105  Trauma and Violence 5 or 10 ECTS
ÖHÍ0105  Aging and Health 10 ECTS

Students can also attend elective courses at other universities, subject to the approval of the Head of Faculty and the Master's thesis supervisor

Course and programme structure

Please click on the course number link for course descriptions and learning outcomes.
See more in the curriculum about the 120 ECTS Master's programme and learning outcomes
See more in the curriculum about the 40 ECTS Qualification at Master's level and learning outcomes

For more information on this study programme, please contact:

 Anna Bryndís Sigurðardóttir

Anna Bryndís Sigurðardóttir, Office Manager of the School of Health Sciences
tel. +354 460 8036


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University of Akureyri

Sólborg v/norðurslóð         600 Akureyri, Iceland         S. 460 8000 / f: 460 8999

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