Aug 20, 2019  
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2019-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Healthcare Management, BS


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Program Description

The Healthcare Management program is designed to produce graduates who are prepared to serve in a range of existing and emerging entry-level support, ancillary, and entry-level administrative positions across multiple health care settings. The mission of the Healthcare Management program is to prepare highly qualified and culturally competent graduates for professional positions in healthcare and health-related careers. Guided by the standards of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), the program prepares students in skills and knowledge in five key domains: (1) the healthcare environment; (2) ethical and legal leadership, (3) communication and relationships management, (4) professionalism, and (5) business skills. 

Healthcare management is a growing, diverse field of study that offers flexibility, potential for advancement with additional experience and further education, and offers the chance for graduates to have a positive influence on the healthcare of individuals and communities. Graduates have opportunities to work at entry-level positions in these types of settings: assisted-living facilities, community and government agencies, health insurance companies, hospital departments, and long term care facilities.

The program emphasizes the development of effective communication through writing across the curriculum, presentation platforms, ethical behavior, and interpersonal skills generally expected in healthcare organizations. A strong health sciences core will familiarize students with the health care delivery system; major disease processes, including epidemiological methods; medical terminology; the causes and effects of disparities; community and rural health services, chronic and long-term illnesses, and global issues. The healthcare management core will provide students with applied leadership, and critical thinking skills required in today’s healthcare organizations. A solid health business core will inform students about healthcare economics, organizational behavior, finance and policy, and human resources.

Student Learning Outcomes

The graduates of this program should be prepared to

  1. communicate effectively in oral and written formats
  2. demonstrate professional and ethical behaviors
  3. demonstrate sensitivity to disparities, cultural and individual differences
  4. demonstrate effective critical thinking skills, including analytical reasoning and problem-solving abilities
  5. determine organizational, team, and leadership requirements for effective people and client   management
  6. assess own strengths and areas needed to improve
  7. demonstrate knowledge in courses related to health sciences, healthcare and business management
  8. perform at entry-level in healthcare related activities bound by undergraduate courses in liberal arts, health sciences, healthcare and business management

Major Requirements

Majors must complete 52 semester hours of courses beyond general education drawn from business, clinical laboratory science, accounting, economics and healthcare management. A minimum grade of a “C” must be earned in the pre-requisites, electives and major courses.

Pre-requisite Courses (3 semester hours)

Any statistics course Example:  MAT 2326 , Elementary Statistics

Major Courses (49 semester hours)

Foundation Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
CLS 2102   Medical Terminology 1
HCM 2301   Health Law and Ethics 3
HCM 2305   Introduction to Healthcare Management 3
HCM 2306   Professional Growth & Leadership in the Healthcare Environment 3
HCM 3301   Health Delivery Systems 3
Total 13

Breadth Courses

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ACC 2316   Priniciples of Financial Accounting 3
HCM 3304   Health Information Management 3
HCM 3306   Population Health 3
HCM 3307   Global Understanding 3
HCM 4302   Healthcare Policy, Org. and Finance 3
MGT 4348   Human Resource Management & Employment Law 3
Total 18

Depth

*Students are required to participate in a semester-long internship. Students cannot be on academic or non-academic probationary status or suspension during the semester of the internship.

HCM 4600   Internship* (6 semester hours)

Students have a choice of taking any four (12 credit hours) of the following courses listed from the depth area.
Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
ECO 2310   or ECO 2311   Healthcare Economics or Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN 3351   or ACC 2317   Priniciples of Financial Management or Managerial Accounting 3
MKT 2331   Principles of Marketing 3
MGT 3322   Organizational Behavior 3
HCM 3303   Proposal Writing 3
HCM 3310   Community-Based Health Intervention Planning 3
HCM 3320   Community-Based Health Intervention Practicum 3
HCM 4301   Chronic & Long-Term Care 3
Total 52

Note: All internships and some experiential activities require background checks, health and immunizations records, and initial and random drug testing. Some facilities may require a credit check. Background check may be required by affiliating agencies

Suggested Major Course Sequence  

ECO 2310   Concepts of Health Economics or ECO 2311  Principles of Microeconomics

MKT 2331   Priniciples of Marketing

HCM 2301   Health Law and Ethics

HCM 2305   Introduction to Healthcare Management

HCM 2306   Professional Growth & Leadership in the Healthcare Environment

CLS 2102    Medical Terminology

MGT 3322   Organizational Behavior

ACC 2316   Principles of Financial Accounting

HCM 3301   Health Delivery System

HCM 3306   Population Health

HCM 3304   Introduction to Health Information Management

HCM 3307   Global Understanding

ACC 2317   Managerial Accounting or FIN 3351   Principles of Financial Management

HCM 4301   Chronic and Long Term Care (optional)

HCM 4302   Healthcare Policy, Organization, and Finance

MGT 4348   Human Resource Management & Employment Law

HCM 4600   Healthcare Management Internship

Suggested Electives*

BCO 2311   Business Communications

HCM 2304   Virtual Gaming to Address Health Disparities

HCM 3303   Proposal Writing

HCM 3310   Community-Based Health Intervention Planning

HCM 3320   Community-Based Health Intervention Practicum

HCM 4303   Environmental Health

HCM 4305   Spanish in the Healthcare Environment

*Electives outside the HCM major (non-HCM prefixes) should be approve by an advisor.

 

 

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