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2010 - 2011 General Catalog

 

 

Course Descriptions

Health Care Management (HCM)

201:
Introduction to Healthcare Management (3-3-0)
This course provides students with an overview of the healthcare delivery system, including the roles of healthcare professionals and healthcare organization. Through the use of didactic and experiential techniques, the students will explore issues regarding healthcare insurance, people who are uninsured and underserved, managed care, and changes in the healthcare marketplace. It also discusses the role of health promotion, disease prevention, and the uses of alternative and complementary medicines.
202:
Healthcare Informatics (3-3-0).
This course provides an overview of the role of information systems in healthcare organizations. Emphasis is placed on understanding how evidence-based research is integrated into clinical decision-making and recognizing how information systems influence health outcomes.
203:
Supervision (3-3-0)
Consideration of the supervisor and relations with subordinates, colleagues, superiors, unions, and society. Managerial aspects of the first level supervisory position regardless of technical specialties, business or non-business, are emphasized.
205:
Risk and Insurance (3-3-0).
A study of pure risk and risk bearing, including insurance and non-insurance methods of handling risks; introduction to life, disability, property, marine, and liability insurance.
226:
Perspectives on Aging (3-3-0)
An orientation from practitioners in the community and from an academic interdisciplinary perspective to programs, services, issues, and problems in working with older persons.
250:
Small Business Management (3-3-0)
Introduction to the initial market research, financing, location and management of a small business firm. Emphasis will be placed on methods and procedures used in the successful establishment and operation of franchised or non-franchised firms.
290:
Healthcare Law (3-3-0)
This course examines healthcare law and the legal system, and the interplay between law and ethics. The course will examine federal mandates and other aspects of patient confidentiality. Students will probe legal issues pertaining to healthcare topics such as modes and institutions for providing medical care, liability of selected providers and review of applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
299:
Internship in Healthcare Management (3-3-0)
This is a practicum performed in the student’s sophomore year. Under supervision in an approved agency, the student will have the opportunity for on-the-job experiences. The practicum is project-based in that the student is expected to produce tangible output for the host organization. It is expected that the student will select a practicum site which is consistent with career interests and objectives.

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