MSc Human Resources for Global Health
Institute for International Health and Development (IIHD), Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
The MSc in Human Resources for Health is designed for experienced graduates or health professionals keen to gain a greater understanding of how to mobilise scarce human resources to strengthen health systems internationally. Participants will gain insights into the key factors and forces shaping the skills, behaviours and capabilities of the health workforce and explore how modern management practi8ces can shape and influence their productivity and the health systems in which they work. Relevant and appropriate tools and frameworks for planning, mobilising, developing and managing the workforce will be explored through participatory and active learning methods, and students will become confident users of the HR managers toolkit.
The core modules ( 15 credits) are Strategic Human Resources Management; Health Systems Development; Health Economics; Managing & Developing the Workforce; Workforce Planning; Health Related Research; Research Design. Students take one additional elective and complete a research or management project related to human resources in health.
Most modules are short concentrated modules using active multidisciplinary approaches, with small groups, case studies, interactive virtual learning and practical action learning projects.Students can exit their studies at different points of the programmes without losing their credits and with the possibility of gaining subsidiary awards based on credits gained.
For more information see Website: http://www.qmu.ac.uk/iihd