HS 301 Introduction to Health Care Delivery Systems (3)
This course provides a broad overview of the various functions of the United States health care system. The historical evolution of health care is examined. The student is introduced to the various forms of provider models and service delivery systems found in private and public health sectors, including ambulatory, acute, mental, and long-term care. The financing of health care and its influence on health care delivery and quality are outlined. The role of state and local politics in policy formation and implementation are reviewed. Students will be required to complete a project on a health delivery issue.
HS 325 Health Care Economics (3)
This course examines supply and demand of health care services and its impact on the pricing of health care in relation to managed care in both the private and public sector. Other topics examined include resource allocation and utilization, user, employer and provider concerns. Prerequisite: EC 201
HS 360 Health Care Ethics (3)
This course is an analysis of ethical methods of use in health care ethics and a study of a variety of medical ethical issues. It is a general overview and introduction to health care ethics. It includes a general ethical typology which will give students knowledge of the vocabulary and approaches usually used in medical ethics.
HS 364 Health Care Law (3)
Discusses legal implications and ramifications of conduct in health services administration. Introduces principles of administrative law that form the foundation of decision-making processes in the health services arena. Prerequisite: HS 301
HS 366 Comparative Health Care Delivery Systems (3)
A comparative analysis of health systems which seeks to understand the relevance of national responses to existing and emerging problems. The course will examine the role, structure, and function of individual systems from an interdisciplinary perspective. Health care systems of countries in different stages of economic development will be studied. Health policy, transitions and health care reform will be examined.
HS 370 Health Care Information Systems (3)
This course addressed the changing role of information technology and the management of information systems and technology in today’s organizations. It is designed to bring together in one learning experience the various concepts managing information systems (MIS) and information technology (IT). Prerequisites: MG 331, AC 221, BA 214
HS 460 Health Care Financial Management (3)
This course examines the budgeting process in health care facilities with emphasis on operational and capital budgets in a managed care environment. Cost/Volume/Profit analysis and evaluation of future projects will be discussed along with third party reimbursement implications.
HS 495 Current Trends in Health Care (3)
This course is the capstone course of the program and will examine the current trends in health care. Students must work with their health care services advisor in selecting a final project that examines a current trend in health care. Students may examine a health related issue and complete a research paper or complete a work-related project related to health care.
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