Course Description

COURSES IN HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HSAD)

 5001.Independent Graduate Study in Health Administration                           1(1-0)

        Independent study and supervised readings of topics relevant to health services administration.

 5002. Independent Graduate Study in Health Administration                           2(2-0)

        Independent study and supervised readings of topics relevant to health services administration.

 5003. Independent Graduate Study in Health Administration                           3(3-0)

        Independent study and supervised readings of topics relevant to health services administration.

 5006. Public Health – Determinants of Health Disparities – A Comparative

           International Perspective                                                                                  6(6-0)

Course will include (1) the delivery of health care needs/services of selected populations in the U.S. and Great Britain; (2) description of health disparities and measurement issues; (3) determinants of health disparities: politics and health insurance coverage, economics, social and physical environmental factors, behavioral and emotional variables; (4) impact of aging populations, increased racial and ethnic diversity, and technological developments; and (5) intervention strategies and evaluation results.  Each student will be expected to complete a substantial, original research paper or project to satisfy the 6 hour requirement.  This course will only be taught as part of the British Studies program in London, England.

 5013. Health Services Administration Foundations                                             3(3-0)

An overview of the U.S. health care system that explores a wide variety of topics including the Affordable Care Act (ACA), U.S. demographics, the U.S. healthcare system, the importance of Diagnostic Related Groups (DRG) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) -10 coding. During this overview the course also focuses on the honing skills needed by students to be successful in the field as well as those needed to be successful academically.

 5103. Health Care Organization Behavior & Management Theories             3(3-0)

Explores the application of theory to organizational behavior and management in complex health care organizational environments.

 5113. Health Care Financial Management I                       3(3-0)                                                         

A theoretical and practical study of organizations and functions of health care finance and financial management.  Emphases are on institutional fiscal policies, accounting concepts, of strategic positioning of health organizations, internal/external control, and ethical considerations.

 5123. Health Care Personnel                                                                                      3(3-0)

Examination of the health care personnel/human resources and assessment of the alternative approaches for improving the productivity of medical and allied health care providers.  Emphasis is on health care provider productivity analysis and projection of human resource evaluation.

 5133. Health Systems Analysis                                                                                   3(3-0)

Introduction to principles and methods employed in health evaluation within health organizations.  Focus will be on conceptualization, design, and operational procedures used in health program evaluation.

 5143. Health Care and Personnel Law                                                                          3(3-0)

Examines the basic principles and practices of law affecting health facilities, medical practice, patient care and treatment, medical services, and other functions relating to health employment law.  Such ethical issues relating to health care as genetics, euthanasia, and privacy will be examined.

 5153. Managed Care Organizational Structure in the 21st Century                 3(3-0)

A pragmatic examination of the theories for and uses of managed health in the legally complex society of the 21st century. Special emphasis is placed on the impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the structure of care delivery in hospitals, community health clinics and medical practices. Also the impact of the ACA on health insurance is reviewed.

5163. Health Administration Problems                                                                   3(3-0)

This course is designed to provide students with opportunities to integrate content from the program and apply it to situations in health services organizations.  The course learning experiences may include observation of and participation in administrative practice in selected health service organization, applied research projects relevant to a community or organization, and analyses of case studies requiring the application and integration of program course content.  Courses activities are determined with students at the start of the course.

 5203. Health Care Marketing and Microeconomics                                            3(3-0)

A foundational approach to the theories, concepts, and techniques of marketing and microeconomics as applied to health care services.  Emphasis is placed on the role of marketing and health facility/organization outcomes with patient needs.

 5213. Capstone: Health Services Operational and Strategic Management    3(3-0)

Prerequisites: 30 semester hours including HSAD 5103.

Along with short-term planning this is an integrated course on the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of strategy in health care organizations.  Emphasizes concepts dealing with industry structure, the strategic management process, and achieving/implementing planned programs to sustain competitive advantage.

 5223. Health Informatics                                                                                             3(3-0)

Examines the software and hardware components required for effective health care operations. Both regulatory and procedural aspects of daily health operations are explored for those who use p.c.-based and mainframe computer systems.

 5233. Health Policy and Macroeconomics                                                              3(3-0)

Focuses on current policy and future political ideology impact care in health organizations.  As economic drivers underlay many of the policy decisions in the U.S. today, both sociologic and economic frameworks will be used to present issues and discuss policy outcomes.

 5243. Long Term Care Administration                                                                   3(3-0)

Focuses on unique knowledge and skills considered essential for effective long-term care administration.  Emphasis is on the long-term care administrator as a person who ensures normalized living within a health care environment.

 5253. Health Services Research                                                                                 3(3-0)

Prerequisites:  HSAD 5013 and 5103 or concurrent enrollment.

A seminar on the current knowledge and research issues within specialized areas of health.  An emphasis on the organizing, planning, and implementing of research results is used.  Basic statistical techniques will also be reviewed.  A final written product that lays the groundwork for the advanced research class will also be produced.

 

5273.  Health Care Ethics                                                                                             3(3-0)

Examines the ethical issues when providing healthcare in a complex culture.  Morals and ethics are assessed in six domains:  decision-making, professionalism, clinical, business, organizational, and social. 

 5283. Health Care Financial Management II                                                         3(3-0)

        Prerequisite:  HSAD 5113 or approval of the instructor.

An advanced healthcare financial management course building on the skills learned in HSAD 5113.  

 5293. Managerial Epidemiology and Biostatistics                                               3(3-0)

The course will focus on the principles and practices of monitoring how disease status and control relate to healthcare management.  It will emphasize using epidemiological methods and biostatical procedures to make sound management decisions.  Core aspects of management will be emphasized in relationship to the critical evaluation of communities and/or populations’ health. 

 5503. Healthcare Demographic Analysis                                                                3(3-0)

        Prerequisites:  HSAD 5013, 5103 and 5293.

This course introduces students to the basic techniques of demographic analysis. They will become familiar with the sources of data available for demographic research. Population composition and change measures will be presented. Measures of mortality, fertility, marriage and migration levels and patterns will be defined. Life table, standardization and population projection techniques will also be explored.

 5603. Prison Health Care                                                                                            3(3-0)

This course explores the structure of delivery of health care in a prison environment. Also it explores the health care needs of prison populations. The prison population is aging, and is the percentage of prisoners with chronic life threatening diseases is increasing, so the need for efficient management of their health care delivery needs is becoming more essential.

 6003. Special Graduate Topics in Health Administration                                  3(3-0)

        Topics vary.  May be repeated with different content.

 6063. Graduate Seminar in Advanced Research                                                   3(3-0)

        Prerequisites:  Must have completed at least 30 semester credit hours of core courses, including HSAD 5253, or have permission of the instructor.

The course focuses on guiding students as they define clear, comprehensive research questions, write effective literature reviews that critically reviews the published research and finally develop a set of comprehensive recommendations.