Health Services Administration

Courses

HSAD 500 Historical Influences on the US Healthcare System 4.0 Credits

This course provides a historical context for understanding the sociological, political, and economic forces that have shaped the evolution of healthcare in the U.S. Forces impacting health care are viewed from the perspectives of health care professionals, academic observers, economists, and the patient / consumer experience that parallels milestone periods in U.S. history.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 505 Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Management and Policy 4.0 Credits

Ethics and law are central to any health profession, including health administration. This course will focus on those central aspects. This course will survey classic and contemporary theories to understand the meaning of ethics and law, to make clear, effective decisions that respect both. Students will explore ethical dilemmas that often confront healthcare managers and administrators, with the ultimate goal always in mind of improving patient care. Problem-based learning will be utilized.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 515 Practice issues in Healthcare Management 4.0 Credits

Students are introduced to the applications of quality management in healthcare organizations. They will apply appropriate methods and distinguish the types of quality issues that prompt particular methods. Concepts such as team processes, patient involvement in Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), outcome model of quality, customer satisfaction, and the role of Health Information Technology (HIT) in quality improvement will be covered in the context of current regulatory environment.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 522 Applied Management Project 4.0 Credits

In this course, students will conduct their approved Applied Management Project. Each project should include a set of recommendations for the facility based on the results. Each student will be a part of a research team which will submit one project paper by the end of the term.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 545 [Min Grade: C] and PBHL 701 [Min Grade: C] and HSAD 505 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 525 National Health Expenditures 4.0 Credits

This course examines the fundamental theory and tools used in determining the cost and quality of healthcare at the macro level. Students will learn what drives the cost of healthcare, government payer expenditures, and private services and care covered, health vs. illness expenditure, and cost-shifting models to conserve resources.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 530 Politics and Policy of Healthcare Resources 4.0 Credits

This course enables the student to delve deeply into the process of policy development at the federal, state and local levels. A review of the factors that influence actual legislation will provide a vantage point for understanding the power struggles in law-making and the role of a responsible citizenry.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 540 Resources, Recruitment and Retention in Healthcare 4.0 Credits

The principles and functions of modern human capital management will be examined against the backdrop of a complex and evolving healthcare system. The course focuses on the role of human resources as a strategic partner in the planning, design, implementation, and evaluation of a 21st century healthcare organization. Projections of future workforce needs in response to a changing healthcare system will be analyzed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 550 Planning in the Era of the Affordable Care Act 4.0 Credits

Combines principles of management with formal strategic planning to meet the healthcare needs of a defined population. Students learn how contemporary tools of organizational strategy are used in the health care environment, such as formulating goals and objectives, environmental scans, identifying core competencies, market analysis, strategic intent, and competitive advantage.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 560 Advanced Healthcare Marketing 4.0 Credits

This course examines the history of healthcare marketing, the contributions of marketing to the strategic objectives of healthcare organizations, and the effects of marketing on public relations and the consumer. It explores the fundamental concepts of marketing as applied to the health care sector and offers the student the opportunity to develop the basic marketing skill sets essential to the success of the health care administrator.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 561 Risk Management 4.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of healthcare risk management. Students are introduced to factors considered when creating a culture of safety, risk factors that influence the provision of evaluating levels of compliance and techniques that aid in evaluating conditions that may or may not alter desired clinical outcomes.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 562 Group Dynamics in Health Care Management 4.0 Credits

Group Dynamics in Health Care Management explores issues of group dynamics, interdisciplinary teamwork, and leadership in the health care administration setting by focusing on the qualities, characteristics, and behaviors that successful teams and team leaders must manifest. The specific challenges inherent in today’s current health care setting require broad leadership capabilities that are responsive to a fast-changing and risky global macroeconomic environment.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 565 Global Health and Management Issues 4.0 Credits

This course introduces students to key global health issues and some of the strategies for developing leadership, addressing health problems of particular populations and developing management skills for developing staff for health organizations in resource-poor regions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD I599 Independent Study in Health Services Administration 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

HSAD T580 Special Topics in Health Services Administration 12.0 Credits

Toipics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

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