Develop important management, supervision and process improvement skills necessary to support today's complex healthcare industry.
Required Courses :
302 Healthcare Leadership Principles and Practice (3 credits) Examine the principles of leadership, supervision and management within the healthcare system. Topics include problem solving, management best practices, professionalism within the industry, strategic thinking, management styles and approaches, leadership development, and opportunities for improvement and professional development.
303 Healthcare Quality and Performance Management (2 credits) Learn to improve organizational quality, effectiveness and performance. Topics include quality management, best practices in healthcare systems, project and program management, data analysis, quality improvement standards and benchmarks, performance improvement programs, supervision and teambuilding, regulatory requirements and external accreditation standards.
304 Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (2 credits) Explore a managerial perspective on the effective use of data and information technology to improve performance in healthcare organizations. Topics include data collection, analysis and security, systems development and deployment, current trends in information systems, limitations of data systems, aligning information systems with organizational goals and objectives.
305 Healthcare Human Resources Management and Labor Relations (3 credits) An overview of human resources management practices in healthcare organizations. Topics include work force planning, labor law, recruitment and retention, training and development, contract physician and nurse management, performance management, regulatory requirements, job analysis and design, and labor relations.
306 Healthcare Finance (4 credits) Fundamentals of health services financial management, with an emphasis on accounting, financial statements, finance and payment systems, cash flow analysis, risk management, budgeting and capital finance.
307 Healthcare Strategy and Market Development (2 credits) This course focuses on the role, function and application of strategic planning and market development in healthcare organizations.