The Diploma in Health Administration degree intends to prepare prospective learners for a career in the field of health administration in a rapidly changing national and international healthcare arena by providing learners with a sound foundation in both practical and the functional areas of administrative and managerial health care services.

The mission of the Diploma in Health Administration degree is to prepare learners to perform administrative functions in a healthcare environment such as a hospital, primary care center, or other facilities. For an overview of core units and electives you can study in this course, please see study plan.

Accreditation: This program is accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education’s Commission for Academic Accreditation.

General Admission Requirements: The applicant must hold a secondary school certificate or its equivalent as provided by the Ministry of Education and Youth with a minimum overall average of 70% from either literary or scientific section. For full admission requirements and conditional admissions, please see Undergraduate Admission Requirements.

Tuition Fees: AED 792 per Credit Hour (60 Credit Hours)
For tuition fees and other academic program related fees, please see Tuition & Fees.

Target audience
The program has been designed to attract qualified learners seeking employment in health care organization to run all aspects of health care operations as a health services manager or administrator, or oversee particular departments such as human resources, finance, or supply department.
Program Goals
To expose learners to key concepts in health administration (management functions, accounting, and resources related to health).
To equip students with basic numerical skills as related to health care administration.
To provide knowledge of challenges of health care systems including quality and ethical problems in local and regional contexts.
Program Outcomes
Outline the basic healthcare management processes and functions, including: decision making, planning, organizing, leadership and supervision, staffing, and control techniques.
Describe explicitly the organization, structure and functions of the health care system (governmental, non-governmental and private) and health management systems in local and regional contexts.
Use available health information systems to perform basic managerial functions.
Apply essential numerical skills for calculating and interpreting basic statistical and epidemiological rates.
Address the importance of patient safety and quality improvement in healthcare services.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for Diploma graduates include

  • Admission Clerk
  • Medical Secretary
  • Medical Administrators
  • Health Unit Coordinator
  • Medical Office Specialist
  • Manager of Patient Services
  • Health Services Administrator