Health Care Management (DMY)

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The main purpose of the post-graduate program in Health Unit Management is to prepare executives with the knowledge and skills to effectively manage health units. Through education, graduates will acquire the necessary skills to be able to formulate and make decisions that are rationally based and socio-culturally acceptable. An additional purpose of the MSc is to promote science and research in the field of health and health services and to cultivate an interdisciplinary approach to these issues.
The subject of the program is:
Modern Health Care Management and in particular the interdisciplinary approach to health and illness, in order to take into account the administrative, economic and psychosocial aspects of health care services.


Graduates of the programme will be able to

  • Be aware of the specificity of exercising administration in an area where health professionals produce and offer their services, attempting to restore people’s health.
  • Understand the institutional context within which the principles of management are exercised to achieve acceptable solutions that maximise social benefit.
  • Discern the need for public intervention in the organisation and administration of health services.
  • Understand health policy as a subset of social policy.
  • Have a good understanding of the historical development of the NHS, its problems and its prospects in relation to the economic, social and health care environment of our country.
  • Be aware that the level of health of the population is a function of many factors, not only of the health services provided or the way in which health services are organised.
  • Understand that public financial resources should be allocated with a view to maximising the health outcome for society.
  • Be aware of the methods and techniques of economic evaluation and allocation of resources with a view to achieving equity, efficiency and effectiveness in the health system.
  • Know the methods of effective financing of the health system and its providers.
  • Apply techniques of financial and economic analysis and management of hospital units.
  • Understand the different behavioural patterns of health service use and the patterns of the doctor-patient relationship that develops within the health system.
  • Apply different models for the study and understanding of behavioural issues in disease prevention
  • Design effective interventions aimed at reducing burnout in the health care sector
  • Use basic concepts to study team dynamics
  • Describe how culture influences the use of health services
  • Understand the experience of chronic illness and the losses that accompany it.
  • Design interventions to improve health services and user satisfaction.
  • Know the principles of scientific research methodology and select the appropriate research method for each case. Χρησιμοποιούν βασικές έννοιες για τη μελέτη της δυναμικής των ομάδων

The language of instruction of the program is Greek.

ECTS Credits:120

The minimum duration of study is 2 academic years.

Classification according to Unesco code ISCED-2011

– by field of education: 31 Social and Behavioral Sciences
– by level of study: 7

Classification according to Unesco code ISCED-2013
– by field of education: 0311 – Social and Behavioural Sciences/Econommics

The Post-graduate programme accepts graduates or higher institution diplomas of related disciplines. The programme is offered in Greek. 

The knowledge of a foreign language and good computer-Internet skills would be useful for the successful participation in the programme.


Holders of a degree or diploma of higher education means graduates of Greek Universities or Polytechnics or Higher School of Fine Arts or Higher School of Pedagogical and Technological Education or Higher Technological Educational Institutions (ATEI) or those who hold academically equivalent first cycle degrees from recognized foreign educational institutions with the degrees awarded by the Greek Higher Educational Institutions, in accordance with the provisions of article 304 of Law No. 4957/2022 (Government Gazette 141/21.07.2022, vol.)


For the evaluation of the application to the Postgraduate Studies Programme, it will be examined whether the candidate’s institution of study is or may be included in the National Register of Recognised Higher Education Institutions of Foreign Countries and whether the candidate’s degree is or may be included in the National Register of Types of Degrees of Recognised Institutions of Foreign Countries.

The Hellenic Open University, if the degree is included in the list of article 307 of Law No. 4957/2022, must request a “Certificate of Place of Study”, which is issued and sent by the foreign university. If the place of study or part of the studies is confirmed as the Greek territory, the degree is not recognized, unless the part of the studies that took place in the Greek territory is in a public higher education institution or in a recognized foreign educational institution within the meaning of paragraph b) of article 299 of Law No. 4957/2022.

The MSc “Health Care Unit Management” is structured in two (2) academic years, which include four (4) units and a thesis. In order to obtain the M.Sc. degree, the successful completion of four units is mandatory, as well as the successful completion of the Master’s Thesis. The minimum duration for the completion of the programme is two (2) years. The total number of credits (ECTS) required for the award of the Postgraduate Diploma of Specialisation (M.Sc.) is 120 ECTS.

The structure of the program

1st  Year

2nd Year

C1: Compulsory


Guidelines on Module selection

In the first academic year, if you choose one Module, you must choose DMY50, while if you choose two Modules, you must choose DMY50 and DMY51. If you choose three (3) Modules, you must also choose DMY60.

In the second academic year, if you choose one Module, you must choose the Module DMY61, while if you choose two Modules, you must choose both DMY61 and the Postgraduate Diploma Thesis.

The presentation and examination of the Postgraduate Diploma Thesis takes place after the successful completion of all four Modules of the Programme.

In the process of declaring a Module, the previous year’s Module must be exhausted first and then the next year’s Module declaration must begin.

In order to complete the programme in two academic years, you must successfully complete three Modules in the first year of study and one Module in the second year in parallel with the Postgraduate Diploma Thesis, according to the above guidelines.


Dimitrios Niakas, Professor
Subject: Economic and Financial Management of Health Services

e-mail: niakas.dimitrios@ac.eap.gr


Each Thematic Unit is priced at 650€ and the total cost of the Postgraduate Programme is 3.250€.

For more information regarding the program, please contact:
Student Registration Department from Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 13:00:

Contact Number: 2610367430

Ε-mail: dmy@eap.gr

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