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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

  • Duration: Four Years

  • Qualification attained: BSc.

  • Medium of Education: English

    The aim of Healthcare Management degree programme is to generate healthcare managers who recognize the structure of health systems, is competent in closely following its functions, can generate constructive and sustainable solutions to problems as a manager, can approach situations both academically and practically, and is equipped with contemporary understanding of management.  There are common university courses which the students are expected to take such as Turkish as a foreign language, computer skills and reading and writing skills in English as well as National History. 

HS105 Psychology 2 0 2 2 download
HCA101 General Accounting I 3 0 3 5 download
HCA103 Introduction to Economics I 3 0 3 5 download
HCA105 General Business Studies 3 0 3 5 download
HCA107 General Principles of Law 3 0 3 0 download
EGL101 Development of Reading Skills 3 0 3 3 download
TURK001 Turkish Language I 2 0 0 2 download
NH001 National History I 2 0 0 2 download
REC302 Tennis 2 2 3 4 download
REC203 Football 2 2 3 4 download
REC405 Athletics 2 2 3 4 download
PA179 Hatha Yoga 2 2 3 4 download
Total 29 40

+-Course Descriptions

Year 1

HCA101 (3, 0)3 General Accounting I

 This course helps the students recognize the qualities of accounting systems and its functions, to analyze the financial tables and gain information on the financial status of businesses; can arrange general financial tables, gain application skills relevant to the content and functioning of asset accounts controlled by profit and loss accounts.

HCA102 (3, 0)3 General Accounting II

 This course introduces the students to the following topics: General purpose financial statements communicating information about the business corporation’s performance and position for users external to management. The course partially emphasizes how the accountant processes and presents the information and includes exposure to recording transactions, adjusting balances and preparing financial statements for service and merchandise firms according to established rules and procedures. In addition, the course examines major elements of the statements such as cash, receivables, inventory, long–lived assets, depreciation, payroll, bonds, and other liabilities and stocks.

HCA103 (3, 0)3 Introduction to Economics I

The students are expected to gain knowledge and skills on theories of microeconomics and be able to do analyses in micro-economics.  


HCA104 (2, 0)2 Mathematics for Business

This course provides information on the basic concepts in mathematics and how these concepts are applied to business sciences. The students also gain skills on logic, judgment and application.

HCA105 (3, 0)3 General Business Studies

This course introduces the students to the following topics: Basic concepts in business management; stages of business establishment; classification of businesses according to their legal structure; explanation of management theories and functions; marketing; production; human resources; basic concepts in accounting and finance; assessment of a business from these perspectives.


HCA106 (3,0)3  Introduction to Economics II

Introduction to Economics II is a built up from HCA 103 where the students are expected to gain knowledge and skills on theories and practice of macroeconomics and be able to do analyses in macro-economics.

HCA107 (3, 0)3 General Principles of Law

 Through this course, the students are able to define law; are knowledgeable about enforcement and its varieties, sources of positive law, specialties of law, and the concepts of rights and debts.  

HCA108 (3, 0)3 General Principles of Management

 This course provides the students with knowledge and skills related to the following topics: basic concepts, themes and approaches in management; planning, organizing, direction and inspection in organizations

HS105 (2, 0)2 Psychology

The aim of this course is to introduce the fundamental topic, theories and branches of psychology to the students; provide the skills for an objective and scientific approach to human behaviour. In addition, basic and historical approaches in psychology, the fundamental topics of learning, motivation, social cognition, personality, sensation and perception, attention will be studied during this course. 


Year 2

HCA201 (3,0)3  Human Resource Management in Healthcare Organizations

Human Resource Management in Healthcare Organizations course introduces the students to the concepts, functions, techniques, methods and approaches in human resource management; analysis of human resource functions within health organizations; inquisition of applications within health organizations are the topics covered in the course

HCA202 (2, 0)2 Administration Law

The students are informed on the legal structure of public administration and its functions as well as the characteristics of administration law.    

HCA203 (2, 0)2 Management of Healthcare Organizations I

The students gain knowledge and understanding of health services; types of health organizations; factors affecting health status; aims and functions of health organizations; differences between health organizations and others; management characteristics of health organizations; internal and external duties of health organisation managers, in this course. 

HCA204 (2,0)2  Business Law

Through this course, the students gain knowledge and skills on: definition of business and commercial business, their legal structures and functions; concept of valuable documents, legal specifications of contracts and their types; limits of contract rights; consumer rights and their protection; revenue law in business. 

HS205 (2,0)2  Medical Terminology

Medical Terminology In this course, the students gain knowledge on : properties of medical terms in formation; roots, prefixes and suffixes; analysis of the terms with these properties; most frequently used anatomic, diagnostic, operative and symptomatic terms; international classification of diseases.  

HCA206 (3,0)3  Management of Healthcare Organizations II

Management of Healthcare Organizations II Organisation of health systems; organisation of hospital management; hospital personnel, their duties, work principles; basic principles, concepts and techniques most frequently used in hospital management; types of services in clinics and polyclinics and their working styles and organisation, are among the topics covered in this course. 

HCA207 – Social Politics

The students are provided with an understanding of social politics and social political science for the purposes of understanding the importance of areas of duty for healthcare managers. In addition, the topics of primary application themes of social politics; social security and social healthcare services are studied.      

HCA208 (2,0)2  Finance

Public Finance The economic properties of the activities undertaken by public sector; public revenue and expenditure and its types, effects and distribution; basic specifications of budgeting by the public sector, constitute the contents of this course.

HS208 – Medical Documentation

Through this course, the students gain knowledge on concepts related to medical documentation; main properties of medical documents; importance, contents, usage, methods of arrangement and the areas of use of medical records; contents and archiving of patient files and the required properties of archives; responsibility of medical records and their legal status with respect to confidentiality, safety and secrecy.


HS405 – Research Methods

The aim of this course is to ensure that students understand the basic concepts, principles and methods involved in the research process; formulate the basic steps involved in a planned research; and gain the ability to read and understand related literature.  

HS301 – Professional Ethics.

In this course the students will gain knowledge on the fundamental ethical concepts and be able to evaluate the situations they encounter from an ethical perspective.


HCA210 NC Summer Internship

The internship programme is designed to help students reinforce the basic theories, concepts and skills they have learned from their lectures through practical applications at various arenas. The programme has duration of 2 weeks. 



Year 3 

HCA301 (3, 0)3 Production and Process Management in Healthcare Organizations

The students are competent in following areas at the end of this course: Production management; production functions and duties of production managers; importance of product and service design; production area design; office and work system design; importance of capacity planning; planning of material requirements; management of stock control; recognition of the importance of performance and productivity in health organizations.

HCA302 – Marketing in Healthcare Organizations

Through this course, the students learn how marketing is applied in health organizations, and its benefits to the organisation. They also gain knowledge on marketing strategies and how to generate solutions to problems encountered while marketing is carried out. In addition, the students learn how to use public relations and marketing activities with the aim of organizing the relationship between health organizations and their environment. Montague Brown. Healthcare Marketing Management, Health Care Management Review.  

HCA303 – Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations I

This course covers the following topics: Financial aims in health organizations; financial organisation and its functionality specific to health organizations; management of business capital; capital budgeting; methods of financing through external and internal resources and their applicability to health organizations.  

HCA304 – Financial Management in Healthcare Organizations II

This course spans the topics: management of budgeting types encountered in health organizations; comparisons with business budgets; basic techniques of analysis of financial tables; applications on health organisation data; cost analysis; balance analysis and advanced techniques in profit planning and their application in health organizations.  

HCA305 – Quantitative techniques in Healthcare Management I

In this course, the students learn the techniques used in decision making, problem modelling and solving; they can model duality problems as linear programming models; they learn the techniques for decision making, resource planning and control; they gain the knowledge and skills for using computer supported model solutions and analyzing the results, generating suggestions for solutions of decision problems, and for explaining application and developments and making interpretations.   

HCA306 – Quantitative techniques in Healthcare Management II

This course is an in-depth continuation of HCA305 and the topics covered therein.     

HCA307 – Financial Accounting in Healthcare Organizations

The students gain knowledge regarding the aims and stages of establishing financial accounting systems in health organizations; financial specifications; financial accounting; methods of financial accounting and financial accounting systems, as well as understanding the use of these techniques in hospitals.  

HCA308 – Statistics in Healthcare Management I

The students learn the use of SPSS for data analysis; and gain knowledge and skills for the statistical techniques such as correlation and regression, logistic regression, variance analysis, factor and cluster analysis, discriminate analysis, time-series analysis and gain n understanding of the method of modelling structural equality; and apply these techniques in their professional life.  

HCA309 – Statistics in Healthcare Management II This course covers the topics of: Areas of use of statistics in health services; central tendency measures; measures of distribution spread; calculation of global mean safety margins; generation of tables and graphs; types of distribution; parametric and non-parametric tests and how and when they are applied. 

HCA310 – Summer Internship 

The students reinforce their academic gains through improving their practical skills on management in healthcare organizations by carrying out field studies in the format of an internship.  

HCA311 – Organizational Behaviour in Healthcare Organizations

The students gain knowledge on : Concepts, theories and approaches in organizational behaviour; factors identifying individual behaviour; dynamics of group behaviour; variables of organizational systems; environmental factors affecting organizational status in organizational behaviour; analysis of variables in organizational behaviour and evaluation of its application in health organizations.  

HCA312 – Turkish Healthcare System

This course is designed to inform the students about the demographic structure and the health status of Turkey; accessibility and use of healthcare services in Turkey; and the organization and managerial functions of the Turkish healthcare system.  The Ministry of Health of Turkey, Turkey Health Reports 

HCA314 – Healthcare Insurance and Refund Systems

The scope of this course includes: Financing systems of healthcare services; health insurance and refund systems; historical development of insurance; scope of insurance; voluntary insurance selection; healthcare services for the insured and its effects on health; structures of health insurance; private and social insurance; service use of health insurance systems and its effects on health; effects of compulsory and private health insurance and cost-share on the use of health services (hospital, doctor, dentistry and psychiatry) and on health.

HCA316 – Entrepreneurship in Healthcare Sector

Basic concepts in entrepreneurship, the role of entrepreneurs in economic life and in the development of a business opportunity; analysis of necessary work and decision processes involved in converting a successful business plan into a successful business opportunity; and preparation of business plans, are the topics within the scope of this course.    

HCA318 – Information Systems in Healthcare Organizations

This course aims to inform the student on information systems, management information systems, hospital information systems and the logic of their operation.  

HCA320 – Comparative Healthcare Systems

The students learn the comparative concepts, methods and applications within healthcare systems.   


HS305 – Epidemiology

Through this course, the student is provided with the opportunity to understand epidemiological methods, general characteristics of epidemiological research and to scientifically evaluate previous research


Year 4

HCA401 – Economy for Healthcare

In this course, the students learn the general concepts and principles of economy and how these concepts and principles are applied to the health sector. In this context, the role of health economy within the health system and its importance with respect to other organisation is also studied. Other topics covered throughout this course include finance systems for health services; supply and demand in health services and factors that influence it; analysis of the relationship between health services and economic development.   

HCA402 – Strategic Management in Healthcare Organizations

This course is designed to facilitate learning about basic concepts in strategic management; situational analysis and interpretation of results; development and evaluation of alternative strategies; selection of strategies and its implementation.  

HCA403 – Management of Technology in Healthcare Organizations

Grouping of the products of health technology and their descriptions; stages of management; management of technological needs in health organizations and determination and direction of needs; internal or external supply of needs; demand evaluation; feasibility and benefit analysis; technical services within the organisation and functioning of service units; maintenance, repair, calibration and technological risk management, are the topics forming the contents of this course.   

HCA404 – Communication Skills in Healthcare Management

This course provides an understanding of the communication process and its basic elements; communication theories; factors affecting interpersonal communication and the skills required for the application of these concepts to healthcare management.   

HCA405 – Healthcare Policies and Planning

This course includes: comparative analysis of health policies in different countries; factors that shape and influence health policies; the stages of research, planning, application and evaluation for healthcare management.  

HCA406 – Case Discussions in Healthcare Management

This course provides the students with the opportunity to identify the problem through systematic use of problem solving and analytic skills; and to choose the appropriate methods for generating solutions in large group discussions, relevant to the issues or scenarios they would potentially face at workplace.  

HCA407 – Quality Management in Healthcare Organizations

In this course, the students gain an understanding of quality in health services; the importance of continuously improving quality; how and why customer/patient perception should be measured; the distinction of structure, process and outcome measures; models of basic quality improvement methods.

HCA408 – Field Practice

The students combine and develop their theoretical gains with practical skills through this application. 

HCA409 – Law for Healthcare

The students are expected to gain knowledge on the following topics for this course: themes of law for health; relevant parties; resources; international documentation; public and private restructuring in health and related duties, authorities and responsibilities; law related to health matters; status of health rights from the perspective of sectors of society; legal specifications, structure, parties, and inadequacies of health contracts; duties and responsibilities of doctors and other healthcare personnel; organisation of patient rights.   

HCA411 – Program Planning and Evaluation in Healthcare Organisations This course includes the topics of: planning and planning approaches and stages of healthcare programme and services; evaluation of public health status for programme planning; programme development approaches; formulation of the aims and targets of  programmes; methods of assessing healthcare programmes and measurement of their outcomes and effects; sensitivity analysis; analysis and interpretation of data in healthcare programme assessment.    

HCA413 – Long-term Healthcare Services Management

In this course, the students learn the scope of long-term healthcare services; understand its significance and the problems encountered within this service. The students are also expected to have the skills to generate solutions for these problems as well as the skills and requirements essential for organizing and managing long-term healthcare services.