The scope of practice of health professionals is highly influenced by macro- and micro level financial, managerial and policy challenges. The aim of the health management course is to introduce the basic principles and theories of health management for students. Additionally, the course is completed with practical skills in organisational and leadership knowledge, which is unavoidably necessary in the operation of more effective and more efficient healthcare system. The course is available for students of Semmelweis University in dental, medical and pharmacy training programmes in mandatory form.