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. Sigrún Gunnarsdóttir, Associate 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:
Ingibjörg Smáradóttir, Office Manager of the School of Health Sciences
tel. +354 460 8036
fax: +354 460 8999