MSc Health Policy and Management

MSc Health Policy and Management

2 years
Fee (Tentative)NPR 300,000

M.Sc. Health Policy and Management (M.Sc. HPM) is a multidisciplinary special course designed under the School of Applied Science and Technology of Manmohan Technical University. The course duration is of 2 academic years (four semesters).

M.Sc. HPM is a course-based program to decorate healthcare managers and administrators with knowledge, skill, and competency to prepare them for leadership positions in the healthcare system. It is a multidisciplinary study of social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies (data analytics, security), and personal behaviors that affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately our health and well-being. The program emphasizes critical issues in healthcare policy formulation and implementation, the development of analytical skills, and the expertise needed to lead and manage health systems, programs, and agencies in the health service sectors.

The graduates will develop competencies integral to assessing, developing, designing, implementing, leadership, and managing public health-related programs and initiatives focusing on patient-centered quality care. They will acquire knowledge and skills to formulate governmental and organizational policies designed to improve population health and the patient experience of care and reduce the per capita cost of healthcare.

The program is designed for people interested in pursuing a career in diverse areas of policy development and health system management, leadership, and administration, including public health programs, hospitals and care facilities, federal and provincial health departments, and other health- and wellness-related organizations.

The graduate will be well equipped with the necessary training to support further research around the broad subject and could progress to a Philosophy of Doctorate (Ph.D.). Teaching is delivered through a mix of lectures, seminars, and workshops. The students will also participate in debates, discussions, and critiques of academic papers, field trips, case study scenarios, and general academic and ethical issues discussions. Assessments for this course are undertaken in essays, reports, audits, presentations, and assessed discussions completed individually and as part of a group, followed by a thesis.


  1. To understand and appraise the fundamental theoretical and practical concepts of management and its application in the health care system
  2. To develop analytical skills to devise health policies and programs.
  3. To enhance hospital management skills by incorporating knowledge and skill in data science, information technology, and artificial intelligence.
  4. To understand the principles of management applied to health and healthcare with a focus on safety, quality, informatics (data and analytics), security, and privacy.
  5. To apply principles and methods of policy analysis and innovation in health care and technologies
  6. To analyze and inform global health policy and/or healthcare industry questions using the applied practical techniques.
  7. To design, analyze and interpret policy research related to the health care system.

Salient Features

Minimum of 80% attendance in each subject to appear in the final examination. 

Teaching Learning Methodologies

  • Theory: Lecture (Hybrid Model), Discussion, Seminar, Interaction, Assignment, Group Work
  • Practical: Demonstration, Observation, Guided Practice, Self-Practice, Project Work, Site Visit. 
  • Research: Research Project, Thesis.


A minimum Bachelor's degree in Health Sciences or Health care management or equivalent including Medical Doctors (e.g. MBBS, BDS, BAMS, BHMS, BPT, etc.) and relevant bachelor's degree in science and technologies.

Normally, a second division or equivalent in the relevant field is required for admission. 

Job Prospects


  • Manage and lead hospitals as well as medical services. 
  • Serve as lead role in organizations working in health-related field. 
  • Perform research in health-related services and activities. 
  • Policy manager, data analyst. 

Curricular Structure


Year I, Semester I

  • Foundation of Epidemiology and Public Health
  • Data Base Management
  • Health Policy
  • Hospital Management
  • Project Management
  • Biostatistics and Research Methodology

Year I, Semester II


  • Innovation and Quality Management of Health Services
  • Health Law and Ethical Issues in Health care
  • Global Health Diplomacy
  • Research Project
  • Seminar
  • Elective II

Year II, Semester III

  • Health Risk and communication
  • Health Care Information System
  • Health Economics
  • Artificial Intelligence in Health Care Health Organization Leadership
  • Electives I

Year II, Semester IV