Operations Management [LLS11]

Course highlights

EC points

1.0

Start date

2-05-2022

End date

6-05-2022

Faculty

Prof. Joseph Pliskin

Course fee

€ 420

Location

Online

Level

Introductory

Disciplines

  • Methodology

Application

How to apply

Detailed information about this course:

Description

Operations management is concerned with evaluating the performance of operating units, understanding why they perform as they do, designing new or improved operating procedures and systems for competitive advantage, making short-run and long-run decisions that affect operations, and managing the work force. To understand the role of operations in any organization, a manager must understand process analysis, capacity analysis, types of processes, productivity analysis, development and use of quality standards, and the role of operating strategy in corporate strategy. The course will also present the focused management approach which can help an organization achieve much more with existing resources. The course will demonstrate how operations management—in particular Lean and the Theory of Constraints (TOC)—can rapidly advance value and performance in any health care organization. Utilizing a systems approach that will be relevant for health care managers and executives, it unpacks and demystifies concepts such as performance measures, operations, quality, cost accounting, pricing, and value enhancement, all as they relate to eliminating waste and non-value-adding activities.

Objectives

In this course, students will:

  • Learn about process analysis
  • Learn to calculate capacity utilization
  • Learn the principles of the Theory of Constraints (TOC)
  • Learn basic tools of Focused Management

Participant profile

Students in the MSc Health Sciences programme (120 EC) and MSc Clinical Research programme (120 EC), and external participants.

Assessment

Attendance, Assignment(s)


Reduction on fees

PLEASE NOTE THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO THE RESEARCH MASTERS (120 EC points)

No fees are charged for participation of Erasmus MC PhD candidates

Please note that in case of cancellation or no show, the cancellation policy applies based on the full course fee.

 

25% reduction for all (international) PhD students without formal appointment at Erasmus MC

Upon receipt of your application you will receive a request to upload proof of enrollment as a PhD student.