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    Sep 17, 2014

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    Online Start Date
    Oct 15, 2014

    Nov 12

    Online Start Date
    Nov 12, 2014

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  • Curriculum: All Tracks

    Core

    HA 510: ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH CARE (4 Credits)

    This course explores organizational behavior, theory, and development as they apply to the health care industry. Topics include, but are not limited to, classic and modern theory, individual behavior and motivation, group dynamics, conflict management, decision making, culture values, and organizational dysfunction. Physician leadership development and change management are also explored.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 515: LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH CARE (4 Credits)

    This course explores organizational theory and behavior essential for successful leadership and management in the health care industry. Emphasis will be placed on communication techniques, self-analysis, and strategies for best practices in order to effectively implement key leadership and management concepts in dynamic health care environments. Key values that guide a leader's personal and professional behavior and influence overall effectiveness will be explored, as well as their impact on overall leadership styles.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 520: HEALTH CARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT (4 Credits)

    This course introduces the terminology, theory, concepts and techniques used in the finance functions in health care organizations. Students gain an understanding of the important role of finance in health care organizations and learn various techniques to develop, manage, and control finances. Students interpret financial statements, prepare analyses with cost finding and price setting, and conduct break-even analyses. The course provides students with experience in capital and operating budgets, financial forecasts, and business plan preparation. Students will be expected to expand their utilization of spreadsheet applications.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 525: HEALTH LAW (4 Credits)

    This course provides analysis of law, the legal system, and current legal problems as they relate to the financing and delivery of health care services. This course covers interrelated legal topics pertinent to health care organizations including contracts, medical malpractice, legal and ethical obligations to provide health care, privileging, medical decision making, tax exemption, antitrust, fraud, and health information management. Students are encouraged to discuss how the law supports or hinders current efforts to improve health care delivery systems.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 530: HUMAN RESOURCES FOR HEALTH CARE MANAGERS (4 Credits)

    This course provides an analysis and evaluation of how human resource management is applied in different health care settings. The course focuses on the major elements of human resource man­agement, as well as the ways in which it can be used in the strategic planning of the organization. Students investigate ongoing human resources practice and issues from a health care perspective such as recruitment, contract/agreement, training/education/support, retention, performance evalu­ation, compensation, legal and regulatory issues, and strategic planning.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 535: HEALTH CARE STATISTICS (4 Credits)

    This course focuses on the analysis, interpretation, and presentation of health care statistical data. It includes an overview of measurement meth­ods, descriptive statistics, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing, sample size and power calculations, analysis of variance and multiple comparisons, correlation and regression, multiple regression and statistical control of confounding, logistic regression, and survival analysis.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 540: HEALTH CARE OPERATIONS AND QUALITY ASSESSMENT (4 Credits)

    This course provides an interdisciplinary perspec­tive on operations and quality management in health care, taking into account the disciplines of organizational behavior and health management research. Special attention is given to causal tools and approaches that are fundamental to total qual­ity management and continuous quality improve­ment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 545: HEALTH POLICY (4 Credits)

    This course provides students with an in-depth analysis of health care policy development in the United States of America. Students focus on health care policy formation and evaluation by investigating public policy and politics. Students consider a variety of elements that factor into health policy development such as economics, political science, management, communications, and public health.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 560: COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT (4 Credits)

    This course provides students with the skills needed to enhance (assess) the health of a community. Students focus on health behaviors, environmental influences, health policy, and economic and health care system issues in health promotion and disease prevention.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 565: HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND ASSESSMENT (4 Credits)

    This course provides a comprehensive examination of the principles and practices of the management of health information. The course covers three principal areas of health information management: Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), electronic health in­formation management (e-HIM), and informatics.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 570: HEALTH CARE ETHICS (4 Credits)

    This course provides an examination of both the theory and the principles of ethics within the health care industry. The course covers national standards for the protection of individual's health information as applied to health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers. Students also learn other health industry regulations that protect employees, patients, and providers. The integration of ethics as the foundation for long-term as well as day-to-day operations of an entity is emphasized.

    Prerequisites Required:

    HA 525

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 575: HEALTH CARE MARKETING (4 Credits)

    This course provides an analysis and evaluation of the principles and concepts of marketing as they apply to health care organizations. The course covers essential elements of marketing as well as direct applications of marketing tools and strate­gies in the dynamic health care environment.

    Prerequisites Required:

    None

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

    HA 599: MASTER'S CAPSTONE IN HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION (4 Credits)

    The capstone course is the culminating experience for the Master of Health Care Administration. This course builds on the concepts of all the courses students have taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired through their coursework in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health care administration.

    Prerequisites Required: Completion of all courses in the program

    Total Core Credits: 52
    Total Program Credits: 52

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  • * Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2013-2014 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm. (Accessed July 2014) National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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