Health Services Administration Minor

Minor Requirements

Required Courses Credits:
HSCI 190 Community Health Implications 3
This course will introduce the student to basic community health, health case systems and community health concerns. Topics covered include epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention, chronic disease and societal implications for chronic disease, health care settings and introduction to healthcare teams. The format will be mostly lecture and class discussion.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MGMT 102 Principles of Management 3
A study of organizations and of the activities of a manager in an organization. The course follows a functional approach, analyzing such management concepts as organizing decentralization, use of staff, human relations, conflict, decision-making, planning , supervision, communication, and financial and production control systems such as budgeting and PERT.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
MGMT 350 Health Services Management 3
Prerequisite: Prerequisite: MGMT 102

This course covers the most significant administrative practices and ideas that revolve around health programs in private and public institutions. It aims to understand how the management process in the healthcare system works and to develop knowledge about the roles of health care professionals. In this course, students will learn about contemporary thinking application for management skills and functions, specifically, "how things get done" in the health care organizations (HCO). This course appreciate that this sector has a unique setting, and hence, it focuses on (1) the importance of developing management and organizational skills that can support successful completion of work and processes in HCO(2) improving students' interpersonal and problem solving skills, and (3) broadening their understanding of leadership, organizational design, and behavior within HCO.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 2-1-3
    Total: 9 Credits
Choose Two of the Following Credits:
HSCI 425 Health Information Management 3
This course will cover the myriad of information delivery systems and technologies currently available to manage the increasing volume of health information. In addition to discussion of management systems, students will be introduced to issues of confidentiality, HIPPA regulations, and policies and procedures for information acquisition and integration. Information and technology required for building community health programs as well as management of smaller health care settings will be introduced and discussed. This includes the ethics, benefits and problems associated with electronic patient databases.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
HSCI 430 Health Care Payment Systems 3
Through extensive lecture and discussion, this course will emphasize the complex nature of health care payment systems and differing options for payment currently in place. Discussions of health care settings and their implications for payment options will be introduced, as well as revenue implications for management decisions. This course will also introduce the impact of governmental regulations on the delivery of health care as it relates to payment.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
HSCI 435 Health and Social Policy 3
This course addresses present and prospective national health care policy. A focus will be placed on various current health care issues, including high and rising costs, differences in access to medical service, and trade-offs between cost and quality. The course will include study and discussion of Medicare, Medicaid, medical malpractice, profit versus not-only-for-profit producers of care, and alternative delivery systems.

Classroom Hours - Laboratory and/or Studio Hours – Course Credits: 3-0-3
    Total: 6 Credits
Total Program Credits = 15