The University Of Georgia
Program name: Health Care Administration
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Vasadze Otar
Tamar Lobjanidze
Study language: Georgian
Qualification: BA in Management
Program capacity: 240
Program permission: The enrollment process for the undergraduate programme is based on the results of unified national exams or order No. 224/N issued by the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia on December 29, 2011. Specifically, entrants are required to pass exams in English language, Georgian language and literature, and, Mathematics/History. This process ensures that students meet the necessary academic standards for their chosen program of study.
Program goals:

The programme aims to produce highly qualified healthcare management specialists with a deep understanding of healthcare policy, the healthcare system, organizational management, and a patient-centered approach. These specialists are trained to operate effectively in various sectors of the healthcare industry, including primary and public healthcare, hospitals, research, and pharmaceuticals.

Program Objectives:

  • Provide comprehensive knowledge in healthcare policy, healthcare system, organizational management, and patient-centered care.
  • Equip students with the skills to assess environmental factors affecting healthcare organizations and make informed decisions.
  • Train administrators capable of efficiently organizing and managing functional subsystems of healthcare institutions.
  • Foster an understanding of competitive organizational strategies and market-oriented marketing strategies in the healthcare sector.
  • Emphasize financial, administrative, and ethical considerations in healthcare management.
  • Manage public healthcare services, medical institutions, and health insurance companies.
  • Work in local and international non-governmental health organizations, focusing on patient rights protection and health promotion.
  • Contribute to pharmaceutical companies and dental clinics in operational roles.

Key Competencies and Knowledge Areas:

  • Understanding of healthcare policies, systems, and their individual components.
    Proficiency in organizational management within the healthcare context.
  • Application of patient-centered care principles.
  • Ability to assess changes in environmental factors affecting healthcare organizations.
    Knowledge of medical procedures, diagnosis, treatment methods, and medical terminology.
  • Competence in healthcare marketing, financial management, and ethical considerations.
  • Understanding of quality principles, information systems, and healthcare program management.

By covering these areas, the program aims to produce graduates who can make significant contributions to the efficient functioning of healthcare services, ultimately leading to improved well-being and health outcomes for the population. These professionals are well-equipped to address the complex challenges and opportunities in the dynamic field of healthcare management.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:

The various teaching and learning methods commonly used in frames of programme:

  • Lecture-Seminars: Combination of lectures and interactive seminars for a comprehensive learning experience.
  • Working on the Book: Engaging with course materials through reading, analysis, and reflection.
  • Explanatory Method: Providing detailed explanations to enhance understanding of concepts.
  • Demonstration Method: Showing how something is done to facilitate learning.
  • Use of Video-Audio Training Material: Utilizing multimedia resources to support learning.
  • Interactive Lessons: Engaging students actively in the learning process through discussions, activities, etc.
  • Situational Tasks: Assigning tasks that mirror real-life situations to apply knowledge and skills.
  • Discussion: Facilitating conversations to explore and analyze concepts or issues.
  • Group Assignments: Collaborative projects that encourage teamwork and shared problem-solving.
  • Projects: Long-term assignments that require planning, research, and execution.
  • Exercises Focused on Problem Solving: Activities designed to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Case Study and Analysis (Case Study): In-depth examination of specific scenarios or cases to draw insights.
  • Literature Review: Systematic evaluation of existing literature on a specific topic.
  • Simulation: Creating a realistic environment to mimic a particular situation or process.
  • Guidance/Mentoring: Providing individualized support and advice for personal and academic development.
  • Evidence-Based Learning (EBL): Emphasizing the use of empirical evidence to inform learning and decision-making.
  • Role Play: Acting out scenarios to gain perspective and develop skills in specific situations.
  • Laboratory Work: Hands-on experiments or activities conducted in a controlled environment.
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
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  • Skills
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  • Responsibility and autonomy
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  • Outcomes
  • The graduate of this program in health care administration demonstrates a comprehensive set of knowledge, abilities, and responsibilities. 

    Knowledge and Understanding:

    • Understands the organizational structure of the health sector, health policy, and key stakeholders' roles in improving population health.
    • Recognizes universal management functions and applies them to healthcare organizations, considering various aspects such as strategic, financial, administrative, and cultural-ethical elements.
    • Possesses knowledge of healthcare legislation and ethical principles relevant to the field.
    • Understands the principles of health care management, management accounting, marketing of health products, and information technologies.
    • Demonstrates knowledge of economic theories, organizational design, project management, quality management, and financial management methods.
    • Understands the financing models of healthcare systems and medical services.
    • select appropriate indicators and tools for evaluating healthcare systems and organizations.
    • Proficient in basic statistical methods for data processing.
    • Recognizes the fundamental principles of epidemiology and their significance in management.
    • Has knowledge of medical history, terminology, and language.
    • Familiar with mathematical concepts, financial accounting, micro and macroeconomics, social psychology, jurisprudence, and human development.
    • Understands the roles of medical personnel in providing services.


    • Develops organizational strategic plans aligned with the vision, mission, and goals of healthcare organizations, considering dynamic environmental conditions.
    • Conducts SWOT analyses to evaluate internal and external factors' impact on the organization, devising strategies and management plans for sustainability and success.
    • Collects, connects, and analyzes information crucial for managerial decision-making in healthcare.
    • Motivates individuals and teams, fostering a collaborative work environment.
    • Participates effectively in operational management processes within healthcare organizations under supervision.
    • Investigates health product administration issues following established guidelines and supervision.
    • Conducts comprehensive research, evaluates, and presents findings from literary sources and evidence-based data related to healthcare management.
    • Gathers, reviews, summarizes, evaluates, and presents well-founded conclusions regarding healthcare system and organizational management, based on the decision-making process.
    • Utilizes modern communication technologies and professional terminology.
    • Prepares, evaluates, and presents written reports and proposals pertaining to healthcare organization management for discussions and negotiations.
    • Demonstrates effective interpersonal communication skills when interacting with healthcare professionals, the public, and non-specialist stakeholders on healthcare issues.

    Responsibility and Autonomy:

    • Consistently evaluates their own learning process.
    • Identifies further education needs in healthcare administration and specific areas within the field.
    • Adheres to professional ethics norms and standards in their role.
  • Date of approval: 01-11-2010
    Approval protocol number: 14-12
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 39
    Program details:

    The curriculum is designed with consideration for language competencies and offers a tailored approach based on the student's existing knowledge.
    The programme contains the following:
    Academic Activities:

    • Writing essays and projects.
    • Completing a bachelor's academic paper.
    • Making presentations to showcase research results.


    • Undergoing an internship in contracted health organizations affiliated with the University of Georgia. This practical experience is invaluable for students to apply theoretical knowledge in real-world settings.

    Language Competence Differentiation:

    Students begin their English language studies at a level that aligns with their existing proficiency. This assessment is based on results from unified national exams and internal exams.

    This approach ensures that students receive appropriate language instruction that matches their current skill level, allowing for a more effective and tailored learning experience. It also emphasizes the practical application of knowledge through activities like writing, presenting, and hands-on experience in health organizations.

    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    The academic degree of Bachelor of Management in this program requires a total of 240 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits. Here's a breakdown of the credit distribution:

    • Main Subjects of the Program: 186 ECTS, which includes the completion of a bachelor's thesis. These are the core courses and requirements specific to the management program.
    • Elective Subjects: 36 ECTS, including 12 ECTS from the humanitarian-social block and 12 ECTS from the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) block. These are additional courses that students can choose based on their interests and career goals.
    • Free Credits: 18 ECTS, which students can select freely from subjects offered in the university's undergraduate programs. This allows students to explore other fields of study or take courses that align with their specific interests.

    By successfully accumulating the required ECTS credits across these categories, students can earn their Bachelor of Management degree. This structure provides students with both a strong foundation in management and the flexibility to explore other areas of knowledge during their undergraduate studies.










    Humanitarian-Social Block

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    HIST1118Civilizations and Mankind Development6 2,3
    LAWB1155Debates and Critical Thinking6 2,3
    LAWB1177Thinking and Morality6 2,3
    POLI2260Basics of Political Ideologies6 2,3
    ANTH3130Basics of Cultural Anthropology6 2,3
    HIST1222History of Russian occupation in Georgia6 2,3
    LAWB1195Citizenship in the modern world6 2,3
    LITR1212The great Books6 2,3

    Credits sum:


    STEM Block

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    STEM0002Ingenuity, entrepreneurship and technology6 2,4
    STEM0005Modern technologies6 2,4
    STEM0007Mathematics and Civilizations6 2,4
    STEM0010Logic6 2,4
    STEM0011Computational reasoning6 2,4
    STEM0012Biology and Health of the Human6 1,2
    STEM0013Basics of Cyber Hygiene6 1,2
    STEM0003Experiments that changed the world6 2,4
    STEM0004Game theory6 2,4

    Credits sum:


    Program Core

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    BUSN4433Economy, business, management6 1
    ENGL3213English Language VI (B2/2)6 1
    HELM11223 1
    HELM21129 1
    MATH1122Mathematics for Economists and Business I6 1
    HELM1110Introduction to Healthcare Administration6 2
    MATH1216Mathematics for Economists and Business II6 2
    ACCT2122Financial Accounting I6 3
    HELM1210Health, Principles of Healthcare Systems and Policy6 3
    ACCT2210Basics of Managerial Accounting6 4
    ACCT2221Financial Accounting II6 4
    HELM2210Fundamentals of Healthcare Management6 4
    HELM2430Fundamentals of Health Law and Bioethics6 4
    MGMT2210Fundamentals of the Strategic Management6 4
    HELM2320Introduction to Health and Healthcare Economics6 5
    HELM3510Essentials in Epidemiology and Biostatistics6 5
    HELM3621Patient Care and First Aid6 5
    MGMT3110Basics of Operation Management6 5
    STAT2222Fundamentals of Business Statistics6 5
    HELM3210Principles of Health Insurance and Risk Management6 6
    HELM3610Healthcare Services and Organization6 6
    HELM3640Health Information Systems (HIS) Introduction6 6
    HELM4110Fundamentals of Healthcare Product Marketing6 7
    HELM4131Public Health, Healthy Lifestyle and Behavior Management6 7
    HELM4210Principals of Quality Assurance in Medical Services6 7
    HELM4720Fundamentals of Research Methods in Healthcare and Program Management6 7
    HELM415212 8
    HELM4253Bachelor's Thesis in Helthcare Administration18 8

    Credits sum:


    Program Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    FINA2159Principles of Accounting and Financial Management6
    HELM4140Fundamentals of Managed Healthcare6
    HELM4151SPSS: Data Formation and Analysis in Healthcare Management6
    HIST1230Introduction to the History of Georgia6
    HOST3215Principles of Tourism6
    INFO1115MS Office6
    JMMB3140Mass Media and Society6
    KART1220Academic Writing6
    LAWB1135Introduction to Jurisprudence6
    PSYC1265Introduction to Social Psychology6
    SOCL2525Democracy and Citizenship6
    ECON1290Principles of Microeconomics6
    COMM4120Introduction to Public Relations6
    PUBL3120Introduction to Research Methods, Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis6
    LAWB1240Principles of Georgian Civil Law (general)6
    MGMT4220Project Management6
    COMM4315Event Management6
    PSYC1225introduction to pshychology6
    SOCL3110The Principles of Sociology6
    ECON2190Principles of Macroeconomics6
    POLI1220Introduction to Politics6
    PUBL3215The Principles of Public Administration6

    Credits sum:


    Matrix Of Privequisites

    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed

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