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Spring 2022  ›  Bachelor of Science  ›  Bachelor of Science - 6th Semester  ›  Seminar

Seminar: Health Care Operations

Course Code:
Juniorprof. Dr. Marjolein Elize Buisman
Course Type:
BSc Course
Week Hours:
Spring 2022
(Please note that exchange students obtain a higher number of credits in the BSc-program at WHU than listed here. For further information please contact directly the International Relations Office.)
Operations management deals with designing, controlling and redesigning business operations to improve the performances of the business. Within the health care sector, specific characteristics such as strong monetary constraints or emergency issues will impact the possibility to improve the operations. In this seminar we will dive into operations management in the healthcare sector and look at the specific questions occurring for this sector. At the same time, we focus on how to conduct solid scientific research on an operations management topic in general. This knowledge is applied in writing a seminar paper which will be presented during the last session.
Tuesday, 25/01/2022
03:30 PM till 06:45 PM
Wednesday, 09/03/2022
09:45 AM till 05:00 PM
Students will gain insight in current (research) topics on healthcare operations.

Students will learn how to find and read scientific papers, conduct a literature review, and practice with presenting research in a clear and comprise way.

Will be provided at the beginning of the course
Lecture, written seminar paper, presentation
Seminar paper (80%)

Presentation (20%)

No specific requirements. This seminar is open to all bachelor students interested in writing a thesis on an operations management topic.