Department of Public Health and Healthcare Management

Shchaveleva Marina
Head of Department, Associate Professor, PhD

Address: 220013 Minsk, P. Brovki str. 3, building 3
Tel.: (+375 17) 231-44-82 



Staff of the department:

History of the department

In 1945 at Belarusian Institute of Advanced Medical Training there had been opened a new course «Organization of healthcare and state inspectors», which in 1947 was reorganized into the Department of Healthcare Management. The department was headed by Z.K.Mogilevchik, an Associate Professor.

From 1949 to 1951 G.R.Kruchyok and M.M.Tur performed the duties of head of the department, from 1951 to 1953 the department was headed by Minister of Health of BSSR, Candidate of Medical Sciences, I.A.Insarov.

In 1953 the Department of Healthcare Management was abolished.

In 1959 it restarted its functioning as a Course of Healthcare Management. Teaching staff of the department was represented by health professionals – specialists from the Ministry of Health of BSSR. The course was headed by an experienced doctor, head of the Main Department of Medical Professional Care of the Ministry of Health of BSSR, A.K.Kosach. From 1959 to 1967 advanced training had been undergone by 344 healthcare managers of Belarus.

In1966 the Course of Healthcare Management was again reorganized into the department. The Department of Social Hygiene and Healthcare Management was headed by А.К. Kosach. During the years of his management (from 1959 to 1966) he published 29 scientific works, prepared and successfully defended Candidate’s Thesis «Development of Healthcare and Medicine in Minsk (1861-1967) ».

In 1983 A.V.Manulik, honoured physician of BSSR, was chosen as head of the department (18.03.1928 - 28.07.2016). During these years listeners of the courses were health professionals practically from all regions of USSR. New courses and lectures had been piloted: on methodology of system approach (А.V.Manulik), economics of healthcare (А.Y.Sokolov), purpose comprehensive planning (E.A.Valchuk), information support of management (N.I.Gulitskaya), academic and research basics of preventive medical examination of population (V.А.Romanov) etc. А.V.Manulik published a number of monographs, including those on methodology of system approach and program and goal-oriented planning.

In 1989 the department was transformed into the Department of Social Hygiene, Economics and Healthcare Management. In the 90-ies training program for health professionals was being modernized, the course of management, economics, planning, financing, law was being extended and renewed. There had been created computer tests on the specialty.

In 1993 the department was headed by E.A.Valchuk, an Associate Professor. Doctoral thesis of E.А.Valchuk (1994) covered the issue of medical rehabilitation system in Belarus. His scientific works on this topic are widely known abroad. In 1994 E.A.Valchuk got the title of professor, in 1998 he was chosen as a corresponding member of the Belarusian Medical Academy. Under supervision of professor E.А. Valchuk there were prepared 14 Candidates and 3 Doctors of Medical Sciences had been prepared; he is an author of a great number of works, including monographs. Fundamental handbook «Basics of organizational and methodological services and statistical thinking in healthcare» was republished 2 times and was very popular among specialists. In 1998 scientific and research work had been completed on the topic «Variants of realization of dispensary method in different conditions for different patients».

Under supervision of professor E.A. Valchuk there have been opened unique courses: two-year course «Healthcare management»; advanced training courses for accountants, economists, inspectors, working in healthcare system; chief medical nurses; the course «Technologies of hospital management», and also a course on informatics.

The course «Healthcare management» was organized in 1999. At different times the course was headed by N.I.Gulitskaya, an associate professor, T.V.Kalinina, an associate professor, O.A.Kulpanovich, an associate professor. V.I.Ivanova. Within the time of its existence (1999-2008) 276 listeners had undergone the course.

The course «Economics and Accounting in Healthcare» was organized in 2000. It was headed by O.A.Kulpanovich, an associate professor, and E.E.Likhtarovich, senior teacher. In 2006 the course was reorganized into the Department of Economics and Accounting in Healthcare. Head of the department is O.A.Kulpanovich, an associate professor. 

In 2001 there was created the course «Nursing Administration», which has been headed by T.V.Matveichik, an associate professor, until the present. The course contains a number of monographs «Nursing Administration at in-patient clinics», «Nursing in the 21st century » (2014), a great number of study guides.

The course «Technologies of Hospital Management» under supervision of E.I.Soroka, Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor, was opened in 2001. In 2006 the course became a part of the curriculum of the Department of Economics and Accounting in Healthcare.

The course «Medical Informatics», created in 2001, had been headed by senior teacher Y.V.Mereschakov until 2008, in the following years it was headed by senior teacher L.V.Shvab.

In 2012 the course became a part of the curriculum of the Department of Economics and Accounting in Healthcare.

In 2001 the department was renamed into the Department of Public Health and Healthcare Management.

In 2007 the department had a new course – a course of pedagogics, psychology and foreign languages. The course has been heading by senior teacher S.F.Novitskaya. 

In 2008 P.N.Mikhalevich, an associate professor, was taken to the post of head of the department, an author of 80 scientific works, the monograph «General Practitioner», developer of healthcare legislation, a number of state programs etc.

From 2009 to 2012 the department trained pharmacy managements on the course «Management and economics of pharmacy». The course was headed by Candidate of Pharmaceutical Sciences, L.P.Ryazhkin. There was prepared and published the monograph «Management of pharmacy. Several lectures» (G.V.Godovalnikov, 2010).

In 2010 the department completed scientific and research work «Role of management potential at the reformation of healthcare » (prepared by G.Y.Khulup, М.V.Schaveleva, T.N.Glinskaya).

In 2010 the department was headed by professor N.N.Piliptsevich, one of the developers of the Law «About Healthcare», program of demographic security, healthcare development concept etc.

In 2011-2013 the department was headed by Candidate of Medical Sciences, A.P. Romanova. She is an author of 24 scientific publications, including 2 guidance manuals. She is a member of the association of managers of healthcare establishments «Head doctor» (Russia), Belarusian Association of social hygienists and healthcare managers.

From 2013 the department has been heading by an associate professor М.V.Schaveleva. She is an author of more than 200 publications; she is a doctor of the highest qualification category, a participant of a number of scientific projects on public health and healthcare management, including international ones. At present under her supervision there is a realization of scientific and research work «Investigation of healthsaving behavior as a factor against negative demographic tendencies in Belarus».


Priority directions at the department:

  • Advanced training courses for public health and healthcare managers, advanced training courses on nursing, pedagogics and psychology, foreign languages,
  • Training courses on foreign languages, philosophy, medical statistics and science methodology for postgraduate students and degree seekers
  • Advanced training courses on the English language for specialists with higher medical education
  • Participation in scientific and scientific and practical activities, international projects in accordance with topics at the department   

Course «Nursing Administration»

Curator of the course: Tatiana Vladimirovna Matveichik, Candidate of Medical Sciences, associate professor

Address: Minsk, Brovki Street, 3, build. 3, room 701

Telephone: (375 29) 331-44-82


Course of pedagogics, psychology and international languages

Curator of the course: Svetlana Fedorovna Novitskaya, senior teacher

Address: Minsk, Brovki Street, 3, build. 3, room 905-909

Telephone:(+375 17) 292-62-51


  • Irina Mikhailovna Bryliova, senior teacher
  • Dina Aleksandrovna Marchenko-Tyabut, senior teacher
  • Olga Aleksandrovna Kharkova, senior teacher
  • Elena Vladimirovna Shpakovskaya, senior teacher
  • Valeriya Nikolaevan Sokolchik, Associate Professor, Candidate of Philosophy Sciences

Leading laboratory assistant: Inna Vladimirovna Timoshkina

Course «Basics of Medical Prevention»

Curator of the course:  Irina Nikolaevna Tyukhlova, Candidate of Medical Sciences, Associate Professor

Address: Minsk, Brovki Street, 3, build. 3, room 610


Main directions of postgraduate training at the department

  • Retraining and advanced training courses on public health and healthcare management for healthcare managers and their deputies at all management levels;
  • Advanced training courses on nursing administration;
  • Advanced training courses on pedagogics, phycology and foreign languages;
  • Training of postgraduate students and seekers on the disciplines: foreign languages, philosophy, medical statistics and methodology of science

Main courses of retraining and advanced training at the department cover the following issues: actual issues of ideology of Belarusian State, issues of politology, sociology and philosophy, culture and psychology of professional activities, medical ethics and bioethics, physical culture of the manager, basics of management and marketing, economics, planning and financing of healthcare, basics of legislation and legal matters, state social standards of free medical care, anticorruption activities, work with the staff etc.

Topics of advanced training courses cover politics of optimization of healthcare system of the Republic of Belarus, carried out by the Government and Ministry of Healthcare.

Main forms of classes: lectures, seminars, practical classes on bases, case studies, mastering of skills in formation of territory programs of state social guarantees of medical care, statistical analysis of indicators, labor norming, writing of term papers, reports, formulization of mission and credo of organization. Technical training aids are widely applied during the classes.

Specialists of the department participate at «Days of head doctor» (reports), participate at the development of laws, directive and regulatory documents of the Ministry of Health, preparation and participation at scientific and practical conferences of republican health authorities, work of assessment committees, preparation of information and analytical materials etc.


The main base of the department is situated in the building of BelMAPO (floor 7, 5). Different healthcare organizations are widely used for practical studies: outpatient clinics, in-patient departments of hospitals, emergency hospital, diagnostic centre, T.B. clinic, etc.

The basic lines of postgraduate training at the department:

  • Retraining and professional development of the managers of public health and healthcare system;
  • Professional development in organization of nurse business;
  • Professional development in pedagogics, psychology and foreign languages;
  • Training of residents on the following disciplines: information science, foreign languages;
  • Training of graduate students and candidates on the disciplines of information science, foreign languages and philosophy

The basic forms of the studies are lectures, seminars, practical studies at the bases of the department.

Great work is done by the staff of the department on giving practical assistance to healthcare system of the Republic of Belarus.



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