Health Care Administration (HA)

HA255: Human Resources for Health Care Organizations

This course explores human resource practices in health care settings. It addresses a wide range of topics including staffing, worker safety and security, general employment practices, performance management, organizational development, and employee relations. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to implement/integrate evidence-based human resource strategies into the day-to-day management of their departments.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: HS230

HA405: Leadership and Ethics in Health Care

This course provides you with the opportunity to examine and critically reflect on the nature and implications of leadership ethics in health care. In this course you examine key characteristics of ethical leadership and the theoretical underpinnings of sound moral decision making and action of health care leaders. Processes for identifying and cultivating health care leaders, cultural competence, continued learning, and bioethics in health care are also explored.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: None

HA415: Health Care Policy and Economics

This course provides students with information surrounding health care policy and economics. The focus is on defining public and private health care and the policy issues that surround them. Students also identify the roles of local, state, and national policymakers and describe the role and responsibility of the individual citizen with regard to health care policy and economics.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: None

HA425: Operational Analysis and Quality Improvement

This course addresses health care strategies and the laws that affect operational decisions. Strategic and tactical planning issues, with particular attention to marketing and strategic planning, opportunity assessment, and external analysis, are covered. Students also analyze and evaluate Total Quality Management (TQM) principles and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) processes in organizations. Students compare total quality tools and performance measures, and examine leadership and teamwork in the business environment.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: None

HA499: Bachelor's Capstone in Health Care Administration

This capstone course is the culminating experience for the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration. This course builds on the concepts of all courses students have taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their coursework in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health care administration.

Quarter Credit Hours: 6 | Prerequisite: Last term