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Updating the master of health care management curriculum based on the job expected competencies in health system
Marziye Najafi , Nadereh Jahanmehr, Ehsan Zarei, Abbas Daneshkohan, Mohamad Palesh, Ali Maher, Ali Abraze, Sima Marzban
Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences. , simam1349@gmail.com
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Introduction: Competency-based education seeks to bridge the gap between the labor market and the academic education system. Due to the problems of graduates of this field in the professional arenas, this study endeavored to up to date the curriculum of this field based on the expected job qualifications of the health system.
Methods: This qualitative and applied study with the focus-group discussion method was conducted in the Faculty of Management and Medical Education of Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences in the academic year 2019. To discuss the group, 13 faculty members and experts, graduates and two hospital managers were selected to identify the differences between academic learning and the professional arenas requirements, and then to evaluate the content and topics of the Master of Health Services Management course. At the end of the groupchr('39')s consensus, notes were taken on the agreed results.
Results: Based on the findings of the study, the important competencies required were identified like this: effective team leadership, problem solving in clinical settings. changes in the content of existing courses, including familiarity with vital statistics lessons and the use of new and applicable software to solve managerial problems in the system; Informational awareness of the problems of non-contextual decision-making; in the Strategic Planning and Critical Analysis Program and critical thinking was identified to reduce this gap.
Conclusion: According to the findings, it was suggested that new courses need to be added to the curriculum, but as the curriculum change is a time consuming process, changing the content of existing courses is recommended so that students can enter the job market with the least amount of prerequisite competencies.
Keywords: Curriculum Model, Competency, Health Care Management
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Type of Study: Original research article | Subject: Curriculum Development
Received: 2020/02/17 | Accepted: 2020/07/7 | Published: 2020/04/29
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Najafi M, Jahanmehr N, Zarei E, Daneshkohan A, Palesh M, Maher A, et al . Updating the master of health care management curriculum based on the job expected competencies in health system. Iranian Journal of Medical Education. 2020; 20 :134-144
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