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Certificate in Hospital Management, Public Health and Drug Administration

Course Code Standard Fee NYSC Fee Degree Type






Hospitals play a decisive role in health care system. However, without good management, no hospital can function efficiently and effectively. Hospitals can only succeed if the key positions in hospital management are filled in the most effective way to tackle is relating to leadership, management and administration of hospitals, hospital networks and health care systems. This course will provide participants with sufficient knowledge and skills to carry out the administrative operations of clinical and support service departments, including coordination of all activities in a hospital and how to keep the hospital running efficiently and lead the nurses, doctors and other professionals who work there. This course will also introduce participants to the field of public health that aims to develop an appreciation of the unique and important mission of public health; an understanding of the history, values, ethics, mission, and goals of public health; and knowledge about how public health functions today including the organization, financing, policies, and practices of public health. This course will also provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to safely administer medications and support self administration of medications for individuals.

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Entry Requirements

Diploma and First Degree (Waiver: High School (O’Level) with minimum of 2 years work experience in a related field can apply).

Learning Outcomes

By the time you complete this course, you should be able to:

Course Outline

Introduction to Health care and hospital system

Basics of management, process and strategic management

Hospital accounting, finance, human resources, quality and material management

Health economics and policy

Healthcare research methods

Organizational behavior and communication

Teamwork in healthcare organizations

Information technology in healthcare

Healthcare economics

Risk management

Introduction to Public Health

Population Health

Environmental Health and occupational health

Public Health Ethics

Data Management & Informatics

Theories of Health Behavior and Communication

Introduction to Global Health

History of Public Health & Medicine

Fundamentals of Healthcare Management

Surveillance & Control of Infectious Diseases

Contemporary Issues in Public Health

Creative problem solving and decision making, collaboration, and values and ethics.

Medication Administration (controlled drugs, stock drugs, unit dose, liquid medications, treatments, G-tubes)

Medication Error/Incident Procedure

Assessing Drug Effects (with-holding, reporting, allergic reactions, side effects)

Splitting tablets, LOA drugs, self administering

Six Rights

Three Drug Systems

Safety in Drug Administration


Due to emerging global trends, changes in the world and globalization across borders, our course outline, regularly change from time to time to meet up with this development and gives you leverage in a competitive world.

Teaching Methodology

The concepts in this course will be taught using a combination of lecture, discussion, and dialogue around cases, with emphasis on active learning. A case is a comprehensive exposition of a real managerial situation describing a set of problems and requiring a plan of action. The case method provides a pragmatic framework for the learning process. Its success depends heavily on student preparation and active participation in class discussions.

Course Assessment

To complete this course successfully, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on the overall course. This will include assignments and option test exam.

Study Modes

Classroom Online

4 Weeks

2 Weeks

Study Tips

  • 1. Come to class regularly and on time
  • 2. Be fully prepared and ready to participate in every class.
  • 3. Find learning and positive experiences with your classmates and the instructor.
  • 4. Read, prepare and turn in your assignments on time.
  • 5. If asked by the instructor to give your opinion on a topic, give your best answer.
  • 6. Willingly and unselfishly share your ideas, experiences, and opinions to the class.
  • 7. Appreciate the opinions and values of your classmates and be respectful
  • 8. Don’t be noisy; don’t interrupt anyone and do well to keep your argument professional.
  • 9. Keep what happens in class professional and confidential.
  • 10. If you cannot make it to class, please let the instructor know in advance.

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