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Course Catalog

Health Services Administration  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

HSAM1100 - Intro To Health Care System
Fall 2014

This course is an introductory course that gives students an overview of the history of and current organization and operation of the American health care system. Students will gain an understanding of the major components of health care such as hospitals, physicians, pharmaceutical firms, long term care, home health and health insurance. Coursework will cover sources and uses of resources for each of these entities and the unique challenges that face managers in each portion of the system.
3 Credits

HSAM1200 - Health Services Admin I
Fall 2014

This course affords students an introduction to fundamental principles used in the administration of health care organizations based on micro-organizational theory. The course will orient students to the specific challenges of managing in hospitals, health insurance firms, long-term care facilities and other health care organizations. The course will emphasize group dynamics and the challenges of working in an environment that includes highly trained professionals with varied interests such as physicians, nurses and technicians. The course will also develop a range of skills necessary to manage in an environment that is patient centered.
3 Credits

HSAM1300 - Health Services Admin II
Fall 2014

Health Services Administration-II (three credits) will present on overview of the administration of health care organizations using a macro-organizational theory framework. The course will show how organizations deal with their environments and the types of overall strategies that are effective in a turbulent environment like health care.
Prerequisite: HSAM1200
3 Credits

HSAM1400 - Introduction To Managed Care
Fall 2014

This course will present a survey of the managed care component of the health care industry. The course will develop a taxonomy of managed care organizations, understanding of managed care financing mechanisms and the incentives that they generate and will deal with specific challenges relating to organization, financing, legal issues and other aspects of managed care.(Course on checklist currently not offered)
3 Credits

HSAM1500 - Healthcare Financial Admin
Fall 2014

This course will provide students an introduction into challenges encountered in financial management of health care organizations. The course will provide a macro level review of national health care expenditures. Micro-level work will include sources and uses of funds by health care organizations, information regarding health-care organization budgeting practices, other financial control mechanisms and legal issues as they pertain to financial management.
3 Credits

HSAM1600 - Fundamentals Of Health Policy
Fall 2014

This course will give students an overview of the health policy mechanisms (legislative, regulatory and private) that shape the way health care is delivered in the U.S. The course will show how policy translates into practice in the context of important health care issues such as insurance coverage such as private commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid. The course will give students an orientation into health policy challenges of the future like national health insurance, shortages of medical care professionals and facilities and the effective use of resources in a resource-short environment.
Prerequisite: HSAM1100
3 Credits

HSAM1700 - Strategic Plan For Hlth Care
Fall 2014

This course will emphasize identification of need for health care services and the process of obtaining necessary resources to meet that need. Coverage will include the process of projecting demand for medical care into the future, basic concepts of capitalization, return on investment and access to resources. Topics will also include community acceptance of health services organization plans and surmounting legal and regulatory hurdles.
3 Credits

HSAM1800 - Marketing For Hlth Serv Org
Fall 2014

This course will emphasize how health care organizations develop their markets. The course will cover how consumers make health services purchasing decisions, market identification and mechanisms that positively influence employers, consumers, physicians, and others in the system. The course will provide knowledge about how the organization demonstrates value to those in need of health care.
3 Credits

HSAM1900 - Human Resource Admin In Hc
Fall 2014

This course will give students exposure to some of the more formal aspects of the manager's task such as the recruitment and retention process, interviewing prospective employees, providing ongoing performance reviews, employee performance assessment and feedback, employee termination, employment law and its ramifications, working with labor unions and employee benefit issues.
3 Credits

HSAM2000 - Health Care Law and Ethics
Fall 2014

This course will familiarize students with the basic concepts of law as formal social constraint and ethics as informal social mores as they relate to the delivery of health care. Health care law will track the growing right to privacy as developed and applied by the U.S. Supreme Court in cases involving contraception and abortion, the right to refuse treatment, the right to withhold treatment and the right to die. Health care ethics will address questions regarding non-legal but essential societal decisions regarding who gets care and how and the right of health care professionals to refuse to treat. Ethical and legal questions in the area of informed consent, privacy of information and access to information will also be covered.
3 Credits

HSAM2100 - Basic Prin Of Health Economics
Fall 2014

This course will show students how microeconomic principles to health care. Coursework will introduce students to markets and the theory of perfect competition and will apply these concepts to health care markets for the provision of hospital and physician care and to the market for health insurance. Economic and regulatory responses to market breakdown will be explored in the context of consolidated health care firms, the lack of perfect information regarding health care service quality, non-homogeneity of services and barriers to entry into health care markets. Additional topics will include dynamic adjustment in health care markets, the concept of externalities in health care markets, quality issues and quality signals in health care markets and the implications of the erosion of consumer sovereignty.
Prerequisite: HSAM1100
3 Credits

HSAM3100 - Consumer Health Issues
Fall 2014

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3 Credits

HSAM3200 - Acctg, Budgeting/Finan Acctab
Fall 2014

This course will provide the basics of financial control for entry level health services managers or administrators. The course will develop a basic level understanding of accounting and accounting policies used in the health care delivery context, how health care organizations develop and modify budgets and how health services organizations develop and maintain financial accountability. The course will provide instruction on how resources are allocated within organizations and how managers optimize the resources for their areas of responsibility.
3 Credits

HSAM3250 - Research Hlth Care Profesnl
Fall 2014

This course will show health care managers how to develop and manage research that makes them more effective managers. The course will introduce managers to the range of materials that are available on the Internet, in peer-reviewed journals, in business journals and from private consulting firms. The course will give an overview of quantitative methods, how managers can develop their own research agenda and the potential uses of research in management. A portion of the course will include how to locate, retain and use the work of health administration research professionals.
3 Credits

HSAM3400 - Ethics Hlth Care Administrator
Fall 2014

Business Ethics for Health Professionals (three credits) will explore organizational and personal responsibility for business decisions in a health care environment. Topics will include the organization's responsibility to employees, clients and patients and the community. Issues explored will include maintaining integrity and honesty, dealing with dishonesty and the concept of duty in a health care organization.
3 Credits

HSAM4850 - Undergrad Thesis Hlth Care
Fall 2014

Undergraduate Thesis in Health Care Administraion will provide support to students engaged in a personal project that ties togehter undergraduate course work, the student's management experience, individual research by the student in an area of interest and identifies an area of interest and identifies an area in the future of health care management that the strudent identifies as a personal priority in terms of future commitment. Prequisites Research Methods for Health Administraion, completion of at least 12 hours of health administration coursework.
3 Credits

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