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Healthcare Management Degree Program

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Major Area Course Descriptions

HCM 200 - HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT TERMINOLOGY

This course is a primer for individuals with little or no healthcare experience. The course covers the broad range of topics discussed in public health policy and in the healthcare setting. Terminology is associated with finance and reimbursement, managed care, quality and patient safety, government regulations, legal issues and accreditation.

HCM 300 - HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

This course provides students with an overview of concepts and issues related to healthcare leadership. It is generally a required course for any subsequent healthcare management courses. Through the examination of management topics and healthcare situations, the student will explore the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in a diverse healthcare environment. Topics include healthcare lea

HCM 320 - HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT I

This is the first of two healthcare finance courses. Healthcare Financial Management I begins with an introduction to healthcare finance and a description of the current financial environment in which healthcare organizations function. It then will explore the basics of financial and managerial accounting, presenting concepts that are critical to making sound financial decisions to better the cost

HCM 350 - HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS

As an introductory course for non-information management students, this course will cover the history of healthcare informatics, current issues, basic informatics concepts, and health information management applications. Topics include HIPPA and other legislation, application of electronic health records, and other clinical and administrative applications of health information systems.

HCM 422 - HEALTHCARE OUTCOMES & QUALITY MANAGEMENT

This course will explore the essential principles and techniques of quality improvement applied to patient care and the management of services in healthcare organizations. The importance of quality management in leadership of organizations will be emphasized. Topics include fundamentals of quality management, system thinking and goal setting, improvement theories, data collection, statistical tool

HCM 442 - LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

Individuals in the healthcare industry face ever changing legal and ethical trends in their environment. Practitioners, therefore, need to develop specific skills to evolve into the role of a change agent in order to manage these trends. This course will provide the student with the skills necessary to mitigate liability through risk management principles, develop relationship management skills, a

HCM 472 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

This is an issues oriented course that examines the healthcare delivery system in the United States. The course examines the entire continuum of care and uses the construct of a fully integrated system as a means to evaluate the current system to develop recommendations for further developments. Our intent is to identify the key issues confronting healthcare today, examine the causes and develop r

HCM 495 - HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE

The Healthcare Management Capstone is designed to assimilate and integrate knowledge and skills from previous coursework and field experiences. This class focuses on the key issues impacting the administration of today's healthcare organizations and explores how those issues impact the delivery of care. The Healthcare Management Capstone prepares students to enter management positions in a healthc

Major Electives Course Descriptions

HCM 340 - COMMUNITY HEALTH

Declining reimbursement impacts the role healthcare organizations play in community health and disease prevention. This course focuses on specific strategies healthcare managers can use to benefit the health of communities. Topics include the role of healthcare stakeholders in promoting community health, connecting with the community, and community benefit standards.

HCM 410 - HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP

This course provides qualified students with an opportunity to receive academic credit for supervised professional training and experience in an actual work environment. This Internship is an ongoing seminar between the student, the faculty member and the employment supervisor. It involves an Internship Application and Learning Agreement, periodic meetings with the faculty representative, professi

HCM 432 - HEALTHCARE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT II

An extension of Healthcare Financial Management I, this course offers an advanced and in-depth look at how healthcare managers can apply financial management theory and principles learned in Healthcare Financial Management I to make sound decisions in an ever changing healthcare economic climate. The course will be supplemented by case studies which will focus on topics contained in the course.

HCM 499 - INDEPENDENT STUDY - HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

Independent studies courses allow students in good academic standing to pursue learning in areas not covered by the regular curriculum or to extend study in areas presently taught. Study is under faculty supervision and graded on either a Pass/No Credit or a letter grade basis. (See the "Independent Studies" section of the Academic Bulletin for more details.)

HIM 470 - HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS

This course examines healthcare organizations from the perspective of managing the information systems that exist within the enterprise. Identifying the clinical and healthcare delivery processes and how they relate to information systems is a main focus. The intent of the course is to identify the key issues confronting the management of healthcare information systems today, examine their causes,

HIM 495 - HEALTHCARE INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE

The Healthcare Information Management Capstone is designed to assimilate and integrate knowledge and skills from previous coursework and field experiences. This class focuses on key issues impacting the management of today's healthcare information systems and explores how those issues impact delivery of care. The Healthcare Information Management Capstone prepares students to enter information man

SEMT 335 - INTRODUCTION TO EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT & HOMELAND SECURITY

This course analyzes emergency management from a historical perspective. Disaster planning and disaster management in the post 9-11 environment are analyzed. The impact of Homeland Security on local public safety agencies is examined as are selected Homeland Security Presidential Directives (HSPD #5 and HSPD #11 in particular). The National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the National Respon

SEMT 432 - HOMELAND SECURITY - THEORY AND PRACTICE AT THE LOCAL LEVEL

This course will study the impact of Department of Homeland Security requirements on local public safety agencies. Focus will be on interoperability as it relates to planning and responding to terrorist threats or actions at the local level.

The above list of courses only represents a portion of the courses required for a bachelor's degree. View the bachelor's degree full curriculum.

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