Healthcare Administration (HADCS)

HADCS 301 The U.S. Healthcare System (1 Credits)

Review structure and function of the U.S. healthcare system including issues and forces shaping its future. Topics include need and access to care, insurance programs, managed care, costs/expenditures, availability of resources, and assessment/improvement.

HADCS 302 Healthcare Leadership Principles and Practice (3 Credits)

Explore the principles of leadership, supervision, and management within the healthcare system.

HADCS 303 Healthcare Quality and Performance Management (2 Credits)

Learn to improve organizational quality, effectiveness, and performance in the areas of patient care, safety, risk management, healthcare operations, staff supervision, regulatory reporting and compliance, customer satisfaction, and business results.

HADCS 304 Healthcare Information Systems and Informatics (2 Credits)

Explore the managerial perspective on effective use of data and information technology to improve performance in healthcare organizations.

HADCS 305 Healthcare Human Resources Management and Labor Relations (3 Credits)

Review of HR management practices in healthcare organizations.

HADCS 306 Healthcare Finance (4 Credits)

Examine financial management principles and practice in healthcare services, with an emphasis on accounting, financial statements, finance and payment systems, cash flow analysis, risk management, budgeting, and capital finance.

HADCS 307 Healthcare Strategy and Marketing Development (2 Credits)

Learn the role, function, and application of strategic planning and market development in healthcare organizations. Emphasis is placed on strategic planning, product/service development, and implementation.

Communicative Disorders (CDISCS)

CDISCS 100 Clinical and Research Processes in Communicative Disorders (4 Credits)

The normal processes of communication and a survey of the disorders that affect communication. The basics of evaluation and treatment, and research methods using case study methods.

CDISCS 204 Speech and Hearing Science (4 Credits)

Review of the acoustics of sound and the perceptual characteristics of speech. Research and laboratory techniques used in speech and hearing science.

CDISCS 206 Functional Anatomy/Physiology of Communication (4 Credits)

Functional anatomy and physiology of speech, swallow and language mechanisms. Emphasis on how an understanding of head and neck physiology/anatomy impacts clinical diagnosis and management of communication/swallowing disorders.

Misc Courses

EDUCCS 612 Practice Finances for Mental Health Professionals (0 Credits)

Learn concepts and strategies necessary for managing finances independent practices. Topics include key terminology, exercising fiduciary responsibility, attitudes toward money and the effects on those attitudes, financial metrics, using practice dashboards, compensation systems, fee setting, and creating a financial action plan.
Credit/No Credit only.
May be offered online.

EDUCCS 613 Practice Management for Mental Health Professionals (0 Credits)

Learn concepts and strategies of managing a private practice as a business entity in a mental health setting. Topics include understanding a practice as a system with subsystems, identifying and acting on core values, roles of a practice owner, data-driven decision making, strategic planning, and writing a business plan.
Credit/No Credit only.
May be offered online.

EDUCCS 614 Ethical Marketing for Mental Health Professionals in Private Practice (0 Credits)

Learn concepts and strategies of ethical marketing for mental health professional in private practice. Topics include understanding of what constitutes ethical marketing for private practice, how to connect with referral partners and ideal clients, and marketing via person-to-person contact, print, websites, blogs and social media.
Credit/No Credit only.