Health Services Administration

Bachelor of Science Degree: 180.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The Health Services Administration program provides students with a foundation in general management and economic principles related to health care, as well as an understanding of the administrative structure, operations, and policies of the health care industry.

Additional options are available for students wishing to complete an accelerated BS degree immediately prior to pursuing graduate study.

The Health Services Administration (HSA) curriculum is a four-year full-time course of study consisting of 180 quarter credits and including one cooperative (co-op) experience comprised of two consecutive quarter terms during the first half or the second half of the junior year. (Non-co-op full-time and part-time options are also available. Transfer students are eligible for the full-time curriculum with or without co-op depending on the number of approved transfer credits.) The curriculum is designed to give students a foundation in general management and economic principles and policies related to health care, as well as to expose students to the quantitative and qualitative aspects of the health care industry by means of courses in health care related to policy, law, economics, management, marketing, and informatics. At the same time, the curriculum provides interdisciplinary courses dealing with religious, ethical, psychosocial, political, legal, literary, and historical perspectives regarding health care practices and populations in need of health care. In addition, the curriculum can prepare students wishing to pursue graduate studies in health services administration, business administration, public health, law, and health communication.

The program also provides a concentration and a minor in HSA and an online certificate in Medical Billing and Coding for Drexel University bachelor’s degree-seeking students.

Courses are available online. A maximum of 90.0 semester credits can be transferred.

Additional Information

The contact for this program is:

Susan Feinstein, BS
Administrative Coordinator, Health Services Administration
1601 Cherry Street, 7th floor, Room 773
Philadelphia PA, 19102
267-359-5543
slf52@drexel.edu

For more information, visit the Health Services Administration page on the College's website.

Degree Requirements

English Sequence
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
Natural Sciences8.0-10.0
Students may select from Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHEM) or Anatomy (ANAT) courses. However, any course selected must include a laboratory component. Additional natural science subject options may be considered with the approval of the student's advisor.
Mathemematics
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I3.0-4.0
or MATH 181 Mathematical Analysis I
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II3.0-4.0
or MATH 182 Mathematical Analysis II
Computing Course
CS 161Introduction to Computing3.0
Drexel Experience
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
UNIV 380Special Topics-University Wide1.0
Health Services Administration Core Requirements
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
HSAD 310Introduction to Health-Systems Administration3.0
HSAD 321Health-Care Human Resources3.0
HSAD 322Health-Care Law3.0
HSAD 330Financial Management in Health Care3.0
HSAD 331Non-profits and Health Care3.0
HSAD 332Health-Care Marketing3.0
HSAD 334Management of Health Services3.0
HSAD 335Health-Care Policy3.0
HSAD 340Leadership in Health Services Administration3.0
HSAD 345Ethics in Health Care Management3.0
9 Health Services Administration (HSAD) electives *27.0
Business Courses
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
or STS 345 Statistics for the Health Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences
PSCI 110American Government I4.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
Humanities and Social Sciences electives **29.0
Free Electives40.0
Total Credits180.0-184.0

*

HSAD 316 Health Care across Cultures, HSAD 325 Issues in Health Care System, and HSAD 320 Managed Health Care are recommended electives.

**

SOC 235 is a recommended elective.



Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plan of Study

 Four Year Year Co-op and Spring/Summer Cycle

Term 1Credits
CS 161Introduction to Computing3.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
Natural Science course with laboratory*4.0-5.0
 Term Credits14.0-15.0
Term 2
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
HSAD 310Introduction to Health-Systems Administration3.0
MATH 101
or 181
Introduction to Analysis I
Mathematical Analysis I
3.0-4.0
Natural Science courses with laboratory*4.0-5.0
 Term Credits13.0-15.0
Term 3
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
HSAD 334Management of Health Services3.0
MATH 102
or 182
Introduction to Analysis II
Mathematical Analysis II
3.0-4.0
UNIV 380Special Topics-University Wide1.0
 Term Credits14.0-15.0
Term 4
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
PSCI 110American Government I4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Two Humanities/Social Science electives6.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 5
SOC 215Sociology of Work3.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) elective 6.0
Two Humanities/Social Science electives6.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 6
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
HSAD 330Financial Management in Health Care3.0
Humanities/Social Science elective3.0
Free electives 5.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 7
HSAD 321Health-Care Human Resources3.0
HSAD 322Health-Care Law3.0
Two Humanities/Social Science electives6.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 8
HSAD 331Non-profits and Health Care3.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
Humanities/Social Science elective3.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) electives 3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
HSAD 332Health-Care Marketing3.0
HSAD 345Ethics in Health Care Management3.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) elective 3.0
Humanities/Social Science elective3.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
Two Humanities/Social Science electives6.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) electives 6.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 11
HSAD 335Health-Care Policy3.0
SOC 235Sociology of Health (recommended)3.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) electives 6.0
Free elective 3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 12
HSAD 317Religious Views on Health Care3.0
HSAD 340Leadership in Health Services Administration3.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) elective 3.0
Free elective 4.0
 Term Credits13.0
Total Credit: 180.0-184.0

*

Students may select from Biology (BIO), Chemistry (CHEM) or Anatomy (ANAT) courses. However, any course selected must include a laboratory component. Additional natural science subject options may be considered with the approval of the student's advisor.



Dual/Accelerated Degree

Accelerated Dual Degree BS/MPH in Health Services Administration/Masters of Public Health

The Health Services Administration program and the Master of Public Health program in the School of Public Health offer an accelerated dual degree option. Participants can earn both a BS degree in Health Services Administration and a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in five years.

In this accelerated dual degree program, students participate in the Health Services Administration program for three years (nine academic quarters and one co-operative experience). After three years of undergraduate study students begin their graduate studies in the Master of Public Health program. Nineteen (19.0) quarter credits from the first year of graduate study will be credited toward completion of the students' Bachelor of Science degrees. After the successful completion of the first year of graduate study, students receive their BS. When students successfully complete the remainder of their graduate studies (typically one additional year), they will receive the MPH degree.

Students in this accelerated, dual degree program apply to the graduate Masters of Public Health Program during the fall quarter of their junior year. They then follow the same application procedures as other applicants, including being interviewed by the graduate faculty. (Any student who does not meet the entrance requirements of the graduate program will be able to complete the fourth year of the Health Services Administration program and receive a BS degree.)

Students in the Master of Public Health program complete 64.0 graduate quarter credits to meet the requirements of the master's program. The accelerated, dual degree program represents an acceleration of only the undergraduate portion of the student's curriculum.

For additional information, visit the College of Nursing and Health Professions Accelerated Dual Degree Programs page.

HSAD BS/MPH 3 + 2 Program

Degree Requirements

(Sample plan of study is listed below requirements)

English Sequence
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
Biology Courses
BIO 107
  & BIO 108
Cells, Genetics & Physiology
   and Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory
4.0
BIO 109
  & BIO 110
Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution
   and Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory
4.0
Computing Course
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
Mathematics Sequence
CS 161Introduction to Computing3.0
Informatics Course
HSCI 204Clinical Health Informatics3.0
Drexel Experience
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience2.0
Core Health Services Administration (HSAD) Courses
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
HSAD 309Advanced Health-Care Ethics3.0
HSAD 310Introduction to Health-Systems Administration3.0
HSAD 321Health-Care Human Resources3.0
HSAD 322Health-Care Law3.0
HSAD 330Financial Management in Health Care3.0
HSAD 331Non-profits and Health Care3.0
HSAD 332Health-Care Marketing3.0
HSAD 334Management of Health Services3.0
HSAD 335Health-Care Policy3.0
HSAD 340Leadership in Health Services Administration3.0
Nine Health Services Administration (HSAD) Electives27.0
Business Courses
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
Humanities and Social Sciences Courses
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
COM 280Public Relations Principles and Theory3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
PSCI 110American Government I4.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
PSY 120Developmental Psychology3.0
PSY 240 [WI] Abnormal Psychology3.0
PSY 250 [WI] Industrial Psychology3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
SOC 115Social Problems3.0
SOC 125Sociology of Aging3.0
SOC 215Sociology of Work3.0
SOC 235Sociology of Health3.0
Free Electives
Two Free electives6.0
Credits from the Graduate MPH Program
PBHL 530Principles of Epidemiology4.0
PBHL 540Prevention Principles and Practices4.0
PBHL 550Community Based Prevention Practices4.0
PBHL 640Environmental Health4.0
PBHL 650Public Policy and Advocacy3.0
Total Credits180.0

 

 

Sample BS/MPH Plan of Study

"A" Track, one Fall/Winter Co-Op

(The ""B" track follows the same sequence, with the exception of having the Co-Op in Spring/Summer of Junior year. )

First Year
FallCredits
BIO 107Cells, Genetics & Physiology3.0
BIO 108Cells, Genetics and Physiology Laboratory1.0
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
CS 161Introduction to Computing3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits14.0
Winter
BIO 109Biological Diversity, Ecology & Evolution3.0
BIO 110Biological Diversity, Ecology and Evolution Laboratory1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: The Craft of Persuasion3.0
HSAD 310Introduction to Health-Systems Administration3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
UNIV 101The Drexel Experience1.0
 Term Credits18.0
Spring
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
HSAD 334Management of Health Services3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Thematic Analysis Across Genres3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
PSY 120Developmental Psychology3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Summer
Vacation 
 Term Credits0.0
Second Year
Fall
COM 111Principles of Communication3.0
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
PSCI 110American Government I4.0
SOC 125Sociology of Aging3.0
STAT 201Introduction to Business Statistics4.0
 Term Credits18.0
Winter
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
HSCI 204Clinical Health Informatics3.0
PSY 240 [WI] Abnormal Psychology3.0
SOC 215Sociology of Work3.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) Electives*6.0
 Term Credits18.0
Spring
COM 280Public Relations Principles and Theory3.0
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
HSAD 330Financial Management in Health Care3.0
PHIL 105Critical Reasoning3.0
SOC 235Sociology of Health3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Summer
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
HSAD 321Health-Care Human Resources3.0
HSAD 322Health-Care Law3.0
HSAD 335Health-Care Policy3.0
PSY 250 [WI] Industrial Psychology3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Third Year
Fall
Co-Op 
Health Services Administration (HSAD) Elective3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Winter
Co-Op 
Health Services Administration (HSAD) Elective3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Spring
HSAD 331Non-profits and Health Care3.0
HSAD 332Health-Care Marketing3.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) Electives**6.0
 Term Credits16.0
Summer
HSAD 309Advanced Health-Care Ethics3.0
HSAD 340Leadership in Health Services Administration3.0
SOC 115Social Problems3.0
Health Services Administration (HSAD) Electives***6.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Fourth Year
Fall
19.0 Credits from the Master of Public Health Program19.0
 Term Credits19.0
Total Credit: 180.0

*

HSAD 316 Health Care across Cultures is a recommended elective.

**

HSAD 325 Issues in Health Care System is a recommended elective.

***

HSAD 320 Managed Health Care Managed Health Care is a recommended elective.


Minor in Health Services Administration

The minor in health services administration is designed for students interested in preparing for careers in health services administration while pursing a major in another area. In addition, the curriculum can prepare students wishing to pursue graduate studies in health-services administration, business administration, public health, and law.


Required Courses
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
HSAD 310Introduction to Health-Systems Administration3.0
HSAD 321Health-Care Human Resources3.0
HSAD 322Health-Care Law3.0
HSAD 330Financial Management in Health Care3.0
HSAD 335Health-Care Policy3.0
HSAD 340Leadership in Health Services Administration3.0
HSAD 345Ethics in Health Care Management3.0
or HSAD 210 Health-Care Ethics I
Total Credits25.0


Courses

HSAD 125 Medical Terminology 3.0 Credits

This course introduces the language of medicine through an analysis of medical prefixes, suffixes, and root words.

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

HSAD 205 Strategies for Academic Success 1.0-3.0 Credit

This course helps students to explore the learning process, to gain essential skills needed to achieve academic success and to develop the ability to make effective use of university resources. Discussion, personal reflection, and relevant electronic resources are used to foster students’ development as self-directed learners. Specific attention will be given to the following topics: study skills, learning strategies, time management, academic planning, test-taking techniques, and goal-setting. The goal of this course is to help improve students’ efficacy in the areas of academic self-management, self-direction, and resource utilization.

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

HSAD 210 Health-Care Ethics I 3.0 Credits

This course addresses introductory concepts and basic issues in health-care ethics. The topics include but are not limited to decision-making, professionalism and advocacy, confidentiality, truth-telling and informed consent.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 102 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 103 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 309 Advanced Health-Care Ethics 3.0 Credits

This course builds on the foundation provided in Health Care Ethics and discusses such issues as chronic care, end of life, beginning of life, distributive justice and the right to health care.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 210 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 310 Introduction to Health-Systems Administration 3.0 Credits

The course is designed to assist the student in understanding and preparing for the unique challenges presented to managers in a health services administration career. History and current milieu of U.S. health care are considered, as well as the ever changing infrastructure of the health-services industry.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 102 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 103 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 312 Development of World Health Care 3.0 Credits

This course examines a broad overview of the ongoing development of health-care policies, availability, and philosophy in a cross-section of countries by means of detailed case studies to examine both common and unique challenges and solutions, as well as global responses, to crises, such as plagues, epidemics, and natural disasters.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 313 Evolution of Health Care in the United States 3.0 Credits

This course will cover the evolution of health care in the U.S. from pre-colonial times to the present by discussing improvements in treatment institutions, modalities, philosophies and access to care, as well as the impact of major events in history on health-care discoveries on the delivery and administration of health services in the United States.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 315 Interdisciplinary Health Services 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the role, responsibilities, scope of practice, and special concerns of health-care providers and their disciplines. The concept of interdisciplinary health-care practice is examined, along with basic concepts of teamwork and team formation.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 316 Health Care across Cultures 3.0 Credits

Living in a pluralistic society poses many challenges and opportunities. This course examines the impact of cultural upon health-care decision. Concepts such as "health," "illness," "culture," "ethnicity," will be analyzed. Traditional and alternative approaches to the delivery of health care will be addressed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 317 Religious Views on Health Care 3.0 Credits

Addresses the impact of a person's religious beliefs on the need for and delivery of health care. Specific issues will be discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 318 Health and Vulnerable Populations 3.0 Credits

Vulnerable populations, those with special needs for or barriers to care, have a significant impact upon health care, both in terms of meaning and delivery. This course looks at the meaning of health through the eyes of various distinct vulnerable populations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 319 Women and the Health Professions 3.0 Credits

This course explores women's early and controversial roles as health-care providers, the influence of government and the church on women, and key contributions by women in the health professions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 320 Managed Health Care 3.0 Credits

This course provides the student an opportunity to survey the major concepts and operational considerations of the provision of health-care services in a managed-care environment. The regulatory landscape as well as the physician/patient relationship is considered as a key to understanding the managed health care environment.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 321 Health-Care Human Resources 3.0 Credits

An introduction to the basic principles of human-resource management and their practical application in today's complex health-care organization. This course examines the role of human resources as a strategic partner within the organization.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 310 [Min Grade: C] and HSAD 334 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 322 Health-Care Law 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of the major laws affecting health-care professionals and examines the current legal climate in health care.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 102 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 103 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 323 Health Services and the Elderly 3.0 Credits

This course covers a broad spectrum of health-care issues and concerns facing today's elderly, such as health-care coverage, living arrangements, acute and long-term-illness management, enhanced quality of life issues, and gender-specific health concerns.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 324 Health Technology and Ethical Responsibility 3.0 Credits

Developments in health care technology challenge many of our common assumptions about basic concepts such as health, disease, and normality. This course encourages students to consider some of the issues raised by changing health technology.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: HSAD 210 [Min Grade: C] or PHIL 321 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 325 Issues in Health Care System 3.0 Credits

This course provides the student with the opportunity to analyze management problems that are of current importance in today's health-care industry on a national and international level.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 326 Holism and Health Care 3.0 Credits

Details the development of medicine from the late nineteenth century to the present in view of the corresponding rise of interest in a holistic approach to health care by means of alternative and complementary medicine in relation to traditional medical practices.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 327 Partnerships in Health Care 3.0 Credits

Addresses health service as a collaborative venture identifying the primary stakeholders and partners in the administration of health care including clinicians, administrators, institutions, industry, private and governmental agencies, and the patient. In addition, practical strategies for developing effective partnerships are explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 328 Health Care for Diverse Groups 3.0 Credits

Examines the administration of health services and special needs to different subpopulations classified according to gender, ethnicity, race, weight (the obese), and sexual orientation.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 329 Health Care and the Media 3.0 Credits

Much of the public's perception of issues in health care comes from the media (newspapers, magazines, television, film, advertising, the internet). The course explores the interactive relationship between health care and the media in presenting information to the public.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A] or HUM 108 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 330 Financial Management in Health Care 3.0 Credits

Emphasizes basic financial management theory related to the health-care industry, as well as accounting practices for health-care organizations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ACCT 115 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 331 Non-profits and Health Care 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of the not-for-profit and advocacy sector of health care, explores business fundamentals and current models, selects a health topic, assesses the market, and assists students in developing their own not-for-profit and/or advocacy business.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 310 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 332 Health-Care Marketing 3.0 Credits

Provides a comprehensive review of marketing's role in the health-care field by examining the history of health-care marketing, the contributions of marketing to the strategic objectives of health-care organizations, and the effects of marketing on public relations and the consumer.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 310 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 333 Health, Illness, and the Arts 3.0 Credits

This course provides the opportunity to examine topics relevant to health and illness as depicted in the arts - primarily literature, film, and painting as well as other arts forms where appropriate.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 334 Management of Health Services 3.0 Credits

In this course, students will learn forms and uses of traditional management functions - plan, direct, monitor, evaluate - as well as contemporary functions that are used in an array of health care services organizations. Students match skills and competencies within the respective domains of health services management.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 310 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 335 Health-Care Policy 3.0 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the development and implications of U.S. health-care policy, including key governmental and non-governmental participants and the political process.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 310 [Min Grade: C] and PSCI 110 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 336 Urban Health Care 3.0 Credits

Using an ecological model to analyze the special needs and issues in urban health care, students will examine the people, place, and politics of an urban area to assess the delivery and quality of health care and will complete an analysis of a real and current urban health-care-delivery problem, including solutions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 337 Health Care/Quality Improvement 3.0 Credits

Quality Improvement (QI) is a critical component of the health-care-delivery system in the United States. Because errors and reliability issues have major implications, standards and measures are imperative to ensure consistency and safety. As such, this course examines existing programs in place and best-industry practices.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 338 Human Services & Health Systems 3.0 Credits

This course introduces existing health-care systems in the United States and globally in terms of the human services that support and are supported by those systems and the effect of human services on those systems and vice versa.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 339 Health Care Legislation 3.0 Credits

This course will examine the major roles played by local, state, and federal governments in the funding, delivery, oversight, and evaluation of health-care services. The rationale, history, and current examples of how localities protect the public health are given.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 340 Leadership in Health Services Administration 3.0 Credits

This course discusses issues in management and leadership in a health-care-administration setting by focusing on alternative organizational structures and the managerial role in these structures, as well as exploring managerial and leadership roles in specific health organizations and project management.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 310 [Min Grade: C] and HSAD 334 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 341 Risk Management in Healthcare Organizations 3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to risk management in health care. It describes the roles of a risk manager and the risks associated with various health care settings. Regulatory, contractual and medical malpractice exposures are discussed and techniques for controlling and preventing loss are evaluated. Students prepare a risk management plan for a healthcare organization.

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

HSAD 342 Children and Health Care 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on a range of issue facing the health-services industry in providing care to children with the goal of better understanding and meeting the special needs and challenges from both a direct care and systematic point of view.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 343 Health and Illness in Film 3.0 Credits

This course analyzes various films with themes and stories related to health and illness in view of conceptual theories on health and illness and conceptual elements of film as a representational medium.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 344 The Individual and Health Care Politics 3.0 Credits

Health-care policy can easily become questions of statistics and spreadsheets that obscure their origins in individual experience. Drawing upon a series of personal essays published in the journal Health Affairs and collected into the volume Narrative Matters, this course will discuss the power of first-hand experience in shaping health-care discourse.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 345 Ethics in Health Care Management 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on one aspect of the role of health care management professionals: the ethical dimension. The course combines an understanding of ethical theory with the practical application of ethical principles to management issues that arise in the health care arena. Discussions will be guided by cases drawn from real work experiences.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: HSAD 210 [Min Grade: C] or PHIL 321 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 346 Mental Illness in the Media and Arts 3.0 Credits

The mentally ill and those who treat them are continually concerned about the portrayals of mental illness in the media and arts. Its often sensationalized and stigmatized image places an extra societal burden on the mentally ill and can lead to attempts to hide their illness rather than seek treatment. This course examines mental illness’s social constructs, their sources, and effects.

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

HSAD 351 Ethical Issues in Reproduction 3.0 Credits

This course discusses ethical issues concerning human reproduction. The issues span contraception, abortion, assisted reproductive technologies, parenthood, and balancing fetal and maternal interests. Focus is placed on the variety of perspectives on these issues and underlying values.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: HSAD 210 [Min Grade: C] or PHIL 321 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 352 Ethics in Health Care Research 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to familiarize students with some of the ethical issues involved in health-care research. These issues include, but are not limited to, responsible authorship, use of human subjects, use of animals, defining and handling scientific misconduct, confidentiality, and conflicts of interest.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: HSAD 210 [Min Grade: C] or PHIL 321 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 353 Public Health Ethics 3.0 Credits

This course will address ethical issues in public health. Students will be exposed to a variety of views on topics including, but not limited to, human rights, the balancing of individual rights with public interests, managing disasters, epidemics, risky behaviors, and the meaning of health from a population standpoint.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: HSAD 210 [Min Grade: C] or PHIL 321 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 470 Readings in Health-Services Administration 1.0-6.0 Credit

This course is designed to allow juniors and seniors majoring in health-services administration and carrying minimum cum GPAs of 3.0 to pursue specialized interests in specific topics in health-services administration on an independent basis, yet under the direction of program faculty members. Faculty permission is required. May be repeated twice for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A] or HUM 108 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 480 Special Topics in Health-Services Administration 3.0 Credits

This course covers topics of particular interest to students majoring in health-services administration. In different terms, a variety of topics are presented to the students. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A] or HUM 108 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 490 Senior Research Project 3.0 Credits

Designed for the senior in health-services administration, the student, in conjunction with a faculty member, selects a topic for a term project integrating knowledge acquired in the curriculum. The student develops objectives relevant to the project, critiques the literature, presents a plan for implementation, and completes the project.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A] or HUM 108 [Min Grade: D]

Health-Services Administration Faculty

Michael Dahnke, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Health-care ethics, religion and health care, and media and health care.
David Hume Flood, PhD (University of Pennsylvania) Health Services Administration Program. Professor. Medical humanities: an examination of topics in medicine and health care from the perspectives of literature, the arts, and medical ethics.
Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA (Temple University) Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. Associate Clinical Professor. Health care policy, nonprofits and health care, and health care management and leadership.
Willard Poole Green, PhD (Temple University). Professor. Medical ethics, including the role of patient autonomy in the patient-health professional relationship and the interface with medical paternalism; the barriers to informed consent and strategies to overcome them; and the importance of confidentiality in t
Kristine A. Mulhorn, PhD (University of Delaware) Chair, Department of Health Administration. Assistant Professor. Disablity and aging; cross-national methods of functioning.
Constance Karin Perry, PhD, EMT (University of Buffalo). Associate Professor. Biomedical ethics and ethical theory. Research interests include autonomy, personhood, feminist ethics, the ethics of animal experimentation, and ethical issues in reproduction and pregnancy.
Michelle Sahl, PhD, MEd, MBA, MBE (The University of the Sciences in Philadelphia). Assistant Teaching Professor. Health management and policy: management and leadership of health services organizations, urban health, and the history of health care systems.
Spencer R. Ward, PhD (University of Nebraska). Assistant Professor. The use of behavioral techniques to reduce performance anxiety, improve the knowledge acquisition process and promote distance-learning models.
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