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Management of Medical & Health Care Organizations

The Management of medical practice is a fast-emerging area of management study. Previously managers (or management professionals) were not so involved in medicine and medical businesses. Doctors generally worked as independent entities, managing (or running more like) their practices as best as they deemed. A lot of very promising practices had died prematurely and many of the successful ones unable to sustain their records.

In Nigeria, the advent of Health Management Organisations (HMOs) and the increasing government inspired health care regulations have led to a change in how doctors run medical organisations. For that reason, it is becoming increasingly compulsory for medical practitioners to account for both their actions and practice methodologies.

The introduction of health insurance companies (HMOs) and other government-funded NHIS programs have further complicated the delivery (not the availability or affordability) of health care in Nigeria particularly for medical practitioners who lack management training and experience. Management, documentation and accountability became a part of the medical job and doctors are now faced with the many daunting tasks they considered alien to their practice. Many of them blame good government programmes just for the sheer process and principle involved in them not because the programmes are bad.

Moreover, many doctors have found themselves bewildered by the processes and policies involved in managing the medical practice. Medical schools did not provide any training in these matters and most doctors were ill-equipped to take them on. More and more medical practitioners are now hiring someone to handle these responsibilities so they could get back to their core competences. Over the time the role of management in medical practice has grown and expanded to take on all aspects of medical and health businesses (outside of treating patients) to become what we know of today as management of medical practice.


Professional Certificate in Law Office Management

Law Office Management is a term used to describe the many daily tasks, long range planning and management needed to run an effective modern legal practice. The legal practitioners increasingly rely more and more on paraprofessional colleagues to assist with their daily and termed planning and management functions including the efficacy of information technology in the legal practice.

This course is an introduction to and exploration of the law office both as a business and as a profession. The functional aspects of law office management such as fees, billing, timekeeping, ethical requirements, accounting, profitability (based on each client and brief), budgeting and facilities management will be discussed.

Also, administrative skills such as leadership, communication, delegation and personnel issues will also be addressed. Specific software and related skills in the essential operating systems that comprise the modern law office will be reviewed, including docket control, records management, file management and library management. This course provides students who have a career interest in the area of managing legal offices including professional lawyers and their practice resources with an understanding of the realities of practice of law. 

The student will develop the necessary skills to organize firm business,deal with human relations and understand employee motivation. From this knowledge of the firm and its practice goals, the student will be equipped to integrate and practice on a firm management team and assist practicing attorneys in the effective management of their law offices.

Certificate in Petroleum Accounting

Again and again, global oil prices have fallen sharply over a long term period even prior to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, thereby leading to significant shortfalls in revenues of many of the energy exporting nations while petroleum companies grapple with the financial accounting and profitability implications of the shock. Notwithstanding, the oil industry remains one of the most strategic of all the industries all over the world. Oil is still both a major source of revenue and a visible weapon in international politics. It is therefore very pertinent to adopt a very systemic and sound method of appropriating the proceeds of such an invaluable means of economic and political relevance.

Accounting for oil and gas prospecting has developed over the years but there is still no set of globally or generally applied standards of accounting for oil and gas activities. Some oil companies in Nigeria use the successful method while others prefer the full cost method of accounting. However, there is yet another accounting method, which is based on proved oil and gas reserves, this method of Reserve Recognition Accounting is hardly used in the country.

This course affords delegates the opportunity to better understand the challenges and adopt the most workable set of underlying philosophies to cope in their occupations. It also provides an exposition to the the impacts of IFRS, which may seem like an additional hurdle in keeping up with the challenges faced in accounting (and reporting) for oil and gas resources.


Emotional Intelligence

This course will explore various models of EQ, the ethics of incorporating EI assessments and training in various situations, criticisms of the EQ concept and components of EI, and how to strengthen delegates’ own Emotional Intelligence. By learning about EQ, delegates can better determine whether or not their businesses or companies would benefit from EQ classes, learn how to strengthen their own EI skills, and understand the relationship between personality and Emotional Intelligence as well as the role that EI plays in those with personality or relationship disorders.