THM 631G - Medical Tourism

This course prepares students to enter into the medical tourism field. It covers the fundamentals of a medical tourism business plan including market research, product applications, bundle pricing, and patient referrals. Best practices in areas such as case management, risk management and collaboration with healthcare networks and travel supply chains are further considered. In addition, important ancillary functions of a medical tourism facilitator such as cultural and language competencies and managing travel logistics are taken into account. The course also covers the industry as a whole analyzing stakeholders, historical precursors and the contemporary evolution of the health tourism field. These include socio-economic factors such as patient-centered drivers of growth , the role of the internet, and developments within the travel industry. Finally, global competition and future growth potential are considered.

Credit hours: 3

Eligibility: Graduate Standing
Last updated: 05/23/2022