HLTH-ADM 5551 Leadership and Strategy in Healthcare Credits: 3

This course provides an overview of major leadership and strategic issues in healthcare organizations in the areas of: 1) leadership and organizational dynamics, 2) strategic thinking and planning, 3) population health and health policy, 4) human resources, 5) performance management, and 6) organizational ethics. The course is eligible for inclusion in the Executive MBA program.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval required.

HLTH-ADM 5552 Managing Healthcare Organizations Credits: 3

This course provides an overview of major issues and essential tools in managing healthcare organizations in the areas of: 1) legal and regulatory issues that confront a healthcare organization, 2) healthcare quality and data analysis, 3) patient safety, 4) risk management, 5) process management, 6) healthcare economics, 7) cost and comparative effectiveness, 8) fundamental principles of financial management. The course is eligible for inclusion in the Executive MBA program.

Prerequisites: Instructor approval required.

HLTH-ADM 5571 Financial Management Issues: Health & Human Services Organizations Credits: 3

This course is intended to provide an overview of the financial management problems of health and human services organizations. A broad range of topics is examined: financial statements, ratio analysis, cost accounting, reimbursement and pricing, management of working capital, budgeting and programming, capital financing, and cash management.programming, capital financing, and cash management.

HLTH-ADM 5572 Quality and Safety in Healthcare Credits: 3

Overview of the quality, safety, and process management concepts, approaches, and issues relevant to healthcare delivery settings, including use of analytical techniques used to identify and mitigate contributing factors and process management tools that enable healthcare organizations to achieve their quality and safety goals.

HLTH-ADM 5573 Health and Social Equity Credits: 3

Examines the complex relationship between the social and political environment and health outcomes. All policy is health policy – economic, transportation, natural and built environments, schools. This course examines how social equity shapes health behaviors and how the life odds in different communities expose the historical legacies of past injustices. Only ten percent of health disparities are explained by access to care, although health care and health insurance dominate the public conversation. Draws on guest speakers, books, journal articles, popular press, film and art; as varied as are the social determinants of health, so are media that explore those relationships.

HLTH-ADM 5577 Health Service Administration And The Health Professions Credits: 3

The development of the health professions and occupations is examined as their internal and external relationships influence the structure of health care organizations and the services provided to clients. The focus of the course is on problems that administrators may encounter as they attempt to negotiate services for clients, build professional coalitions, and provide leadership within or outside health care institutions.

HLTH-ADM 5578 The Evaluation And Control Of Health Services Credits: 3

This course focuses on developing evaluative skills associated with controlling the level and costs of health services. Epidemiologic concepts are introduced using clinical and community health examples. The concepts of "at-risk" clients and populations are reviewed, and various attempts to measure risk are assessed. Issues relating to quality assurance are discussed, along with several examples of cost-effectiveness analysis.

HLTH-ADM 5580 Economics of Health and Medicine Credits: 3

A course designed to discuss economic analysis of the development of the medical market, organized medicine and the structure of the health delivery systems. The problems of the medical market will be analyzed, the role of insurance will be investigated and alternative public policies will be studied.

HLTH-ADM 5581 Health Policy in the United States Credits: 3

This course helps students develop an understanding of the determinants of health, major current health policy issues, and health policy making in the United States. The public policy process and its effects on the organization, financing, and delivery of health care are examined in detail. The roles of key players in health policy formulation and the public policy responses to current health policy are also examined.

HLTH-ADM 5586 Independent Study Credits: 1-6

Independent study and research in areas of special interest under individual faculty direction.

HLTH-ADM 5587 Special Topics Credits: 3

This course is designed to facilitate one of two purposes: an initial offering of a new course (prior to formal approval) or an initial and possible only offering of new topics.

HLTH-ADM 5595 Internship Credits: 1-3

An opportunity for students to integrate their academic studies via employment with a business/organization in the community.