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Healthcare Administration

HCAD 3300 - COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH (3 Credits)

Introduces the student to the complexity of community health practice, including ambulatory care, and public health essentials for program development (as incidence and prevalence of disease, morbidity and mortality rates, and contributors to disease such as environmental disparities).

HCAD 3304 - HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS (3 Credits)

Discusses the different types of health information systems and their relevance to health services delivery, such as electronic medical record (EMD) systems, health demographics and medication inventory and administration systems.

HCAD 3320 - LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE DELIVERY (3 Credits)

Administrative and healthcare professional challenges facing healthcare delivery are discussed in relation to legal, risk management, and ethical administrative practices.

HCAD 3328 - ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT (3 Credits)

Presents various types of organizational and management systems found in healthcare practice including ambulatory care, physician practice, profit versus nonprofit, long term care and specialty services such as hospice home health and procedural surgical facilities.

HCAD 3340 - HEALTHCARE PLANNING AND MARKETING (3 Credits)

Introduces the student to the essentials of health planning for effective, efficient, economical and satisfying program development and health services delivery. Emphasizes marketing as a key component for a successful planning cycle.

HCAD 3352 - MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH SERVICES DELIVERY (3 Credits)

Analyzes the purpose of managed care as a quality and operational method for purposeful health services delivery. The various types of managed care are presented as applied to different healthcare systems.

HCAD 3355 - HEALTHCARE POLICY (3 Credits)

Analyze the health policy cycle for effective decision making and purposeful healthcare program development.

HCAD 3366 - HEALTHCARE OVERVIEW (3 Credits)

This course is designed to introduce the student to health organization and delivery systems in the United States. Emphasis is placed on private healthcare systems and governmental managed care organizations such as Medicare and Medicaid. Specialty healthcare systems such as mental and behavioral health are also addressed. The specific roles of hospitals, community clinics, ambulatory care facilities, home health and hospice, military healthcare, medical groups, and specialty healthcare centers are presented as a comparative analysis on organizational structure, quality and accessibility to healthcare. Current legislative impact on healthcare in the United States is discussed in detail. The course includes individual and group discussions on the health organization and delivery systems and written assignments on current healthcare problems and issues. Prerequisites: Admission to the BSHCA Program.

HCAD 3370 - HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS (3 Credits)

Human resources and its application to healthcare organizational staff recruitment and retention is the focus of this course. The management of healthcare employees is also presented from a human generational, cultural and special characteristics perspective.

HCAD 4313 - EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 Credits)

Study of factors affecting the health and illness of populations, and how epidemiology serves as the foundation and logic of interventions made in the interest of public health and preventive medicine is discussed. Epidemiology as a cornerstone methodology of public health research and its relevance to evidence-based medicine and preventive health is also presented.

HCAD 4361 - HEALTHCARE FINANCE (3 Credits)

Financial management of healthcare organizations including topics on pricing, reimbursement strategies, managed care contracting, cost control, capital budgeting, cost-benefit analysis and financial ratios.

HCAD 4391 - HEALTHCARE PRACTICUM (3 Credits)

Students are assigned to local healthcare facilities to place into practice the knowledge gained and further obtain practical administrative insight.