Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Learn Life-Skills with a comprehensive Healthcare Management Program

Are you planning to make a career in the wide sector called healthcare development? Then healthcare management program offered by Centennial College will fulfill by finding in hospitals, nursing homes, and retirement homes, commercial buildings, schools and residential buildings.

Firstly, through the health care management degree, the students can learn to create, implement and monitor operating systems, think critically,  work with a diverse team, and adapt to change. 

Additionally, you can also learn to blend the healthcare environmental service knowledge with business and human relations skills to prepare for challenging careers. More specifically, those who graduate from the healthcare management program have the ability to: examine infection prevention and control practices to ensure compliance with current legislation standards and regulations; manage the healthcare environmental services operations as formulated by the departmental/organizational business plan; contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of the recruitment, orientation, training, development and retention programs for healthcare environmental services employees; develop and evaluate a departmental budget that reflects fiscal accountability and financial planning; and much more.

The students go through a total of 25 comprehensive courses such as Cleaning and Linen Methodology (designed to develop basic skills in cleaning and linen methods and systems in the healthcare setting.  Students develop the skills by implementing the theory learned in class in a practical setting); Role of the Healthcare Environmental Services Manager (orients the students to the role of the Environmental Services Manager in the healthcare setting and other careers in the environmental service industry. Students get an overview of the health care organization and commercial sector and the interrelationship of environmental services with other departments); Healthcare Business Practices (introduces accounting concepts as well as record and reporting procedures used in healthcare environmental services management); and more.

All of the Healthcare Management program courses integrate the classroom lectures, hands-on practical lab experience, field trips and guest speaker presentations to provide a well-rounded knowledge. Moreover, the  instructors having immense experience and knowledge ensures that students are well rounded with their personal anecdotes and guidance.

As with many other Centennial College programs, the Health care Management degree offers the students an opportunity to gain hands-on experience. This is achieved via two field placements (one in second semester and one in fourth semester). During this period the students acquire knowledge of the role and tasks related to entry-level positions in the Healthcare Environmental Services Department.

To enroll in the healthcare management program, you must at minimum an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature status (19 years or older); English 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent and; and Math 11M or U or 12C or U or skills assessment, or equivalent. Please note that there are also particular field placement requirements after admission but prior to each healthcare management program field placement.

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