HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
COURSES OFFERED
HUB4027H
HUB4028H
HUB4030H
HUB4033H
HUB4065H
HUB4066H
HUB4068H
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HUB4033H

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  1. 1. HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME COURSES OFFERED HUB4027H HUB4028H HUB4030H HUB4033H HUB4065H HUB4066H HUB4068H HUB4069H HUB4070H HUB4073W HUB4074W Healthcare Technology Assessment Healthcare Technology Planning and Acquisition Project Management Clinical Engineering Practice Medical Device and Instrumentation Overview Medical Device Innovation and Entrepreneurship Asset Management of Healthcare Technology and Infrastructure Health Facility Design, Planning & Assessment Hospital Engineering Practice Health Informatics, e-Health and Management Information Systems Airborne Infection Control – A Systems Approach HUB4032H Project in Healthcare Technology Management COURSE CONTENTS [ Assessment for each course is typically weighted as follows: Class Test (10%), Assignment (30%), Written Examination (60%) ] HUB4027H Healthcare Technology Assessment This course provides an introduction to formal concepts and methodologies used in support of health care technology screening and adoption as part of cost-effective healthcare delivery. Topics include: macro- and micro assessment; assessment criteria, methods and processes; health status, health outcomes and impact analysis; cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA) methods and thresholds; priority setting for technology adoption; linking HTA to clinical and institutional practice; public health policy decisions on health care technology innovations; special needs and challenges of resource-scarce settings; limitations associated with HTA studies and evidence; concepts in assessment of diagnostic technologies; impact of HTA on innovation; programme costs in the economic evaluation of health care technologies; case studies. HUB4028H Healthcare Technology Planning and Acquisition This course addresses the issues that health care providers and organisations face in optimising the planning and acquisition of healthcare technologies, in alignment with strategic and operational needs. Topics include: technology life-cycles; technology innovation and application cycles; technology transfer; strategic planning; health care technology policy frameworks; health service packages; essential equipment lists; cost of ownership; technology evaluation and options appraisal; tendering and procurement process; donations guidelines; standardisation; information resources. HUB4030H Project Management This course underlines the importance of the project management approach in the health care delivery environment. Topics include stakeholder and feasibility analysis, project/scope definition, activity scheduling (network diagrams, critical path analysis, Gantt charts), resource planning, procurement scheduling, cost estimation/budgeting, project control, risk management, quality management, project teams, project leadership, conflict management, project accounts, project evaluation and reporting. SIZANANI
  2. 2. HUB4033H Clinical Engineering Practice This course covers the essentials of good-practice medical device management and maintenance as part of cost-effective and sustainable healthcare delivery. Topics include history and development of clinical engineering; clinical engineering (CE) practitioner profiles and related professional development, including certification and registration; organisation of technical services; planning and resourcing of CE services and departments; service outsourcing and associated management; CE service performance and cost indicators; risk management; safety (with a focus on electrical safety); regulation of medical devices; standards; quality assurance and accreditation. HUB 4065H Medical Device and Instrumentation Overview This course provides an introduction to the universe of medical devices. Topics include: medical device nomenclature and classification; design factors and generic models for medical instrumentation; generalised specifications; functional requirements and operational characteristics of commonly encountered diagnostic, monitoring and therapeutic medical devices. HUB4066H Medical Device Innovation and Entrepreneurship This course provides a foundation course for those interested in developing medical devices and associated technologies. Topics include: innovation models, risks, costs and rewards; product development and new product management; product failure; introduction to medical devices and their classification and nomenclature; healthcare needs assessment; new medical devices and healthcare delivery - industry, government, hospital and user perspectives; medical device innovation, including funding and IP issues and design guidance for manufacturers; medical device regulation, including harmonisation; essential principles of safety and performance of medical devices; Council Directive 93/42/EC on Medical Devices; ISO13485 and ISO14971 standards; FDA’s 510(k) review procedure for medical devices; product liability and non-conformance; reliability and the product development process; biotechnology innovation; engineering entrepreneurship. HUB4068H Asset Management of Healthcare Technology and Infrastructure Asset management is the ‘process of guiding the acquisition, use, safeguarding and disposal of assets to make the most of their service delivery potential and manage the related risks and costs over their entire life-cycle’ (SA National Treasury). Health care providers and organisations require a systematic and coordinated set of activities and practices to optimally manage their physical assets – including medical devices, information systems and buildings – for effective health service delivery. Course content includes: the strategic imperative- stewardship and ownership issues; needs based planning and procurement; life-cycle costing and cost of ownership; strategic, operational and replacement planning; integrated resource management; maintenance and user support as part of asset management; asset classification and nomenclature systems; performance, risk and expenditure-related indicators and related benchmarking; and audits and assessment methodologies. HUB4069H Health Facility Design, Planning and Assessment The aim of the course is to provide relevant skills to ensure a quality estate by developing expertise in strategic healthcare service and estate planning, with a focus on sound business approaches to health service delivery, sustainable estate development, project briefing tools, project leadership, evidence-based inclusive design and the healing environment. The course covers assessment methodologies for the performance of a health facility over its life-cycle for the purpose of achieving its strategic purpose. Complementary topics include: current and future trends in hospital design; operational and replacement planning of health facilities; legislative requirements impacting on health facilities as state assets; alignment of the infrastructure delivery cycle with the budget cycle; overview of health facilities status quo in South Africa; facility post-occupancy assessment and maintenance; project implementation guidelines; health facility audits; case studies. HUB4070H Hospital Engineering Practice The course covers the engineering and technical areas associated with the operation of health facilities. Topics include: occupational safety legislation and its implications for health facilities; hazards in the hospital environment; overview of occupational health and safety management; /... SIZANANI
  3. 3. legal compliance and general engineering strategies; air flow- and quality guidelines and standards; air conditioning and air distribution systems; steam generation and distribution; hot water reticulation; water storage and distribution; best practice for medical gas installations - design and operation; electrical reticulation and installations for modern hospitals; operations management and related information systems and indicators; case studies. HUB4073W Health Informatics, e-Health and Management Information Systems This course serves as an introduction to the use of information systems in health care. Topics include introduction to health informatics; patient records (paper-based and electronic); PHC-, district- and hospital information systems and their assessment; e-health, including m-health and telemedicine; management information systems, including the role of information in decision-making; decision analytic techniques and decision-support tools such as modelling and simulation. HUB4074W Airborne Infection Control – A Systems Approach This course covers engineering, facility design and environmental health interventions in the control of human airborne infections such as tuberculosis (including drug resistant strains), pandemic influenza, SARS, etc. Course content includes: overview of occupational health and safety management; hazards in the hospital environment; principles of infection control; airborne infections: current and emerging control strategies applicable to preventing transmission in workplaces and congregate living settings; natural and mechanical ventilation; UVGI (Ultra-Violet Germicidal Irradiation) systems and fixtures; air distribution designs for surgical and other patient spaces, including design of isolation rooms; risk assessment methods, management tools and special considerations for MDR- and XDR-TB facilities. The Postgraduate Diploma in Healthcare Technology Management (Programme Code MG010) requires the completion of eight (8) courses from the above-mentioned plus the completion of an applied research project: HUB4032H PROJECT IN HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT The applied research project aims to consolidate the candidate’s understanding of the  course  material through application in a target environment. Topic and brief to be determined in consultation with the programme convenor. Assessment: Assessment of interim report and mini-dissertation (with oral examination if necessary). COURSE TUITION FEES (NB: fees shown are those for 2013 as received from Fees Office 13 Dec 2012) HUB4073W Health Informatics, e‐Health & Management Information Systems [15 NQF credits]   R 3,970.  HUB4074W: Airborne Infection Control: A Systems Approach [ ditto ]         R 3,970.  HUBNNNNH All other courses [13 NQF credits each], per course         R 3,510.  HUB4032H Project in Healthcare Technology Management [14 NQF credits]       R 3,630.    Fees (initial part‐payment) are payable in advance – due date 1 February 2013. Balance of fees due by 30 June 2013.  (NB: Students from outside the SADC region are liable for an international student premium). For further information please contact: MLADEN POLUTA (HTM Programme Convenor) Tel: 021 406 6545 Cell/Mobile: 082 353 8614 E-mail address: mladen.poluta@.uct.ac.za OR Mrs Cathy Hole (HTM Programme Assistant) Tel: 021 406 6544 Fax: 021 448 7226 E-mail address: catherine.hole@uct.ac.za www.htm.uct.ac.za © HTM@UCT – Dec 2012 SIZANANI

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