►Principles of Healthcare Management (3 credits)
This course explores the types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation. It is based on the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling and decision-making. Specific application to healthcare settings will be explored.
►Leadership and Change in Healthcare (3 credits)
This course concentrates on the development of students’ abilities to exercise leadership at the management level in healthcare organizations. The focus is to help leaders understand how best to motivate and coordinate employees and champion change within an organization. Students will explore leadership theory and practice as it applies to the healthcare sector.
►U.S. Healthcare Systems (3 credits)
Topics covered include the history of the U.S. healthcare delivery system, its current status and the role of healthcare providers, such as clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and related healthcare facilities. Additional topics include professional roles in healthcare, healthcare planning, regulation, quality, politics and major healthcare reform issues challenging the industry today. Students will gain an appreciation for the complexities of cost, quality and access in healthcare.
►Ethical Issues in Healthcare (3 credits)
This course raises student awareness about current ethical issues in healthcare. Students will be able to enhance their own moral and ethical reasoning by analyzing and responding to case studies in healthcare management, drawn from actual ethical concerns faced by healthcare clinicians, administrators and managers. Students will engage in decision-making activities in order to apply related principles of ethics to current events in healthcare.
►Principles of Management (3 credits)
Types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation are explored. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling and decision-making.