Chair of Health Economics, Policy and Management

Prof. Dr. Alexander Geissler

Courses of spring semester 2024

Course Content Credits

Health Care Research Seminar Series

(Course language: English)

PhD seminar on healthcare-related topics. During the seminar PhD students will critically reflect on their dissertation work and provide feedback to dissertation projects of their peers.

4 ECTS
IM Innere Medizin - Management und Governance
 
The course connects medical knowledge with tools for improving care processes. It includes interactive small group work on topics such as morbidity and mortality conferences, Critical Incident Reporting System (CIRS) and tumor boards. Participants learn through thematic introductions and the handling of real cases how to implement what they have learned in practice and contribute to the improvement of care processes. 1 ECTS
'Gesundheitswesen, quo vadis? - Aktuelle Herausforderungen und zukünftige Entwicklungen'

This event is linked to the StanktGallen Health Forum (6 sessions per semester). Students gain insights into various challenges of the healthcare system and have the opportunity to delve deeper into selected topics.

2 ECTS
Case Studies in Gesundheitsmanagement, -ökonomie und -politik

Healthcare systems are complex and often poorly understood in their entirety. Through selected case studies (e.g., focusing on financing, quality, and personnel), fundamental challenges are addressed, and students are provided with various analytical tools to tackle complex issues.

3 ECTS

'Boost your Master's Thesis in Health Science!

(Course language: English)

Students working on their Master's thesis related to health topics will receive comprehensive support in this seminar. There will be three sessions during which students will present the current state of their Master's thesis and receive critical as well as constructive feedback. 2 ECTS

Economics in Healthcare

(Course language: English)

Application of economic concepts and instruments to the pressing challenges in healthcare. Available empirical approaches will be introduced and critically reflected upon. Lecture + journal club format. 4 ECTS

 

Courses of autumn semester 2023

Course Content Credits

Health Care Research Seminar Series

(Course language: English)

PhD seminar on healthcare-related topics. During the seminar PhD students will critically reflect on their dissertation work and provide feedback to dissertation projects of their peers.

4 ECTS
Gesundheitssysteme, -ökonomie und -politik The course provides medical graduates with a sound understanding of the Swiss healthcare system, its economic and political aspects and the roles of its stakeholders. Students learn about the medical profession in the context of Switzerland and its interaction with patients, insurance companies, politics and industry, and promotes the practical application of what has been learnt in medical care. 2 ECTS
Einführung und Fallstudien zu Management und Governance During the JMM introductory week, the topics of quality of care, patient safety, and medical law take center stage. In addition to introductory lectures on these topics, specific issues will be explored in depth through selected case studies, which will be worked on collaboratively with the students. 2 ECTS
'Gesundheitswesen, quo vadis? - Aktuelle Herausforderungen und zukünftige Entwicklungen' This event is linked to the StanktGallen Health Forum (6 sessions per semester). Students gain insights into various challenges of the healthcare system and have the opportunity to delve deeper into selected topics. 2 ECTS
Arztzeugnisse im Spannungsfeld unterschiedliche Interessen The creation of medical certificates, reports, and expert opinions is among the typical tasks of medical professionals. The course aims to prepare students for this task. It deals with the requirements of other professional groups such as legal representatives and insurance employees regarding medical certificates, thereby raising awareness of their legal, social, and economic consequences. 2 ECTS

'Boost your Master's Thesis in Health Science!

(Course language: English)

Students working on their Master's thesis related to health topics will receive comprehensive support in this seminar. There will be three sessions during which students will present the current state of their Master's thesis and receive critical as well as constructive feedback. 2 ECTS
IM Hausarztmedizin - Management und Governance

The course integrates medical knowledge with tools for improving care processes. It includes interactive small group work on topics such as Electronic Patient Dossier (EPD), Disease Management Programs (DMP), and Patient-reported Outcomes (PROMs). Participants learn through thematic introductions and the handling of real cases how to implement what they have learned in practice and contribute to the improvement of care processes.

1 ECTS
IM Geriatrie/Psychiatrie - Management und Governance The course integrates medical knowledge with tools for improving care processes. It includes interactive small group work on topics such as Closed-Loop Medication, Hospital Information Systems (HIS), and Sensory. Participants learn through thematic introductions and the handling of real cases how to implement what they have learned in practice and contribute to the improvement of care processes. 1 ECTS
IM Chirurgie - Management und Governance

The course integrates medical knowledge with tools for improving care processes. It includes interactive small group work on topics such as robotic-assisted surgery, financing systems, and Health Technology Assessment (HTA). Participants learn through thematic introductions and the handling of real cases how to implement what they have learned in practice and contribute to the improvement of care processes.

1 ECTS

Further information can be found in the course catalogue of the University of St.Gallen

 

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