COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 

Undergraduate


Definition of Prefixes

HSA - Health Services Administration; HSC - Health Sciences; URS-Urban and Regional Studies


HSA 3103 Health and Social Service Delivery Systems (3). Students examine the history and current functions of health and social services delivery systems in the United States. Focus is on the components, their interaction and internal/external controls.


HSA 3180 Management for the Health Professions (3). Fundamental theories, principles, and concepts of management are surveyed to prepare the student for a middle-management position in healthcare. Case studies are utilized for practical application.


HSA 4110 Health Care Organizational Behavior (3). Analysis of organizational behavior and its implications for management in healthcare systems. Prerequisites: URS 4643.

 

HSA 4113 Issues and Trends in Health Care Delivery (3). Issues and trends in policy questions involving healthcare organizations, financing, quality controls, and delivery of services are addressed.

 

HSA 4141 Program Planning and Evaluation (3). Basic concepts of planning and evaluation as the fundamental tools of program design and development are examined. Prerequisites: URS 4112, URS 4152, or permission of the instructor.

 

HSA 4150 People, Power and Politics in Health Affairs (3). Community power structures are analyzed as to their function in politics and decisions governing healthcare. The health professional’s role is studied with respect to the political process in healthcare. Prerequisites: URS 4643, HSA 3103, or permission of the instructor.

 

HSA 4170 Health Care Financial Management (3). Financial management methods and procedures for healthcare institutions. Prerequisites: URS 4112 or equivalent and URS 4004 Fiscal Analysis, or equivalent.

 

HSA 4184 Human Resources Management and Supervision (3). The role of healthcare supervisors is examined with respect to interviewing, performance appraisal, disciplining, counseling, job orientation, in-service education and responsibilities. Prerequisites: HSA 3103, URS 4643 or permission of the instructor.

 

HSA 4192 Health Management Systems Engineering (3). Introduction to health systems analysis and application of industrial engineering techniques including work systems, job analysis, space utilization, inventory control, and traffic patterns are studied. Prerequisite: PHC 4510 or PAD 4704.


HSA 4421 Legal Aspects and Legislation in Health Care (3). Corporate structure and legal liabilities of healthcare institutions and professionals is studied from a local, state, and federal regulatory position. Prerequisites: HSA 4110, HSA 4150, or permission of the instructor.

 

HSA 4430 Health Economics (3). Introduction to the economics of healthcare industry focusing on demand and supply in healthcare market, consumer, producer, and insurer behavior as well as the government’s role will be analyzed. Prerequisites: PHC 4510 or PAD 4704; ECO 2023

 

HSA 4850 Administrative Internship (2-6). Student who have completed all required upper division course work are provided an opportunity to observe and engage in administrative practice in a healthcare setting. Prerequisite: Completion of all curriculum required course work and have an educational plan approved by the Faculty Coordinator the semester prior to registering.


HSA 4905 Undergraduate Independent Study (1-3). Students take part in in-depth research or an action-oriented project under the supervision of their Faculty Coordinator. Preparation and approval of the content must be made one semester in advance. Prerequisite: Permission of faculty Coordinator.

 

IHS 4111 Values, Ethics, and Conflict Resolution in Health and Urban Affairs (3). Explores individual and organizational values, related values, related theories, ethical systems and their influence on behavior of individuals in government agencies, law enforcement and healthcare professions.

 

PAD 4704 Applied Statistics for Policy and Management (3). The intent of this course is to familiarize students with basic approaches to social research as applied in public and service settings. Emphasis will be placed on techniques for organizing and presenting data for policy and management decision-making.

 

PHC 4009 Principles of Applied Epidemiology (3). Methods and techniques used by epidemiologists investigating the distribution and causes of diseases are studied. A holistic approach to principles of disease surveillance and control is studied. Prerequisites or Corequisites: HSA 3103.

 

PHC 4510 Statistical Applications (3). The intent of this course is to familiarize students with the basic approaches to social research as applied in healthcare settings. Emphasis will be placed on techniques for organizing and presenting data for policy and management decision-making.


URS 3001 Introduction to Urban and Regional Studies (3). An integrated approach to the problems and prospects of metropolitan areas with emphasis on economic, political, social and administrative facets of the urban setting.


URS 3438 Communication Skills for Policy and Management (3). Designed to enable students to develop oral and written skills required to communicate effectively in organizational and public policy settings.


URS 4061 Values, Ethics, and Conflict Resolution (3). Theories of value: ethical systems and their influence on administration; behavior and process: the administrator as an ethical actor; value, conflict and resolution; the philosophical basis of American thought.

 

 

 

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