Award for quality and innovation in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes
The Faculty has given the education award to professor Jan Frich for his long-standing and important commitment to educating health managers at all levels of the health service in line with society's needs and wishes.
At the award ceremony Kristin Heggen, pro-dean of the Centre for Health Sciences Education commended Jan Frich for his active role and ability to get results. Photo: Anbjørg Kolaas, UiO
In its statement, the jury said:
Professor Jan Frich, deputy head of the Institute of Health and Society and head of the Department of Health Management and Health Economics, has taught on the master's degree programme in health administration since 2009 and was head of the programme from 2010 to 2013.
In 2015, he took the initiative to overhaul both the content and the structure of the programme. The programme was completely restructured based on knowledge from consultations with former students and other key people and study visits to universities in other countries. The new sessions-based model was launched in autumn 2016, with a large increase in the number of applicants.
After the restructuring, the master's programme in health administration attaches greater importance to student activating forms of learning and has a structure that is well adapted to the students ' everyday life, where most of the students are in managerial positions in hospitals, regional health authorities, the primary health care service or the health administration.
In his capacity as a board member of the Norwegian forum for health management, Frich has also contributed actively to developing the programme's study environment and has promoted contact between current students, former students and key players in the health service through the annual alumni conference.
The Faculty’s awards: Award for quality and innovation in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programmes