Health Care Administration

HCA 21104 Fundamentals of Health Care

This course covers a variety of managerial concepts, including the role of management in health care, leadership styles, leadership competencies, ethical responsibility, management and motivation, organizational behavior, strategic planning, marketing, quality improvement, information technology, financing health care and health insurance, financial management, managing health care professionals, cultural proficiency, health care law, fraud and abuse. This  course will provide students with a broad knowledge of the many components of health care administration that will be further developed in subsequent HCA courses.

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.

HCA 21204 Administration of Acute Care Facilities

This course guides students through the inner workings of the modern acute care hospital. Topics of discussion will include: the history of hospitals; roles of  management, physicians,nurses, and staff; administrative services and financial services. This course will explore the vital collaboration between health  care providers and diverse practices including clinical laboratory science, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social services, while evaluating the relationship  of quality, efficiency, and cost.

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.

HCA 31104 Fundamentals of Health Care

This course covers a variety of managerial concepts, including the role of management in health care, leadership styles, leadership competencies, ethical responsibility, management and motivation, organizational behavior, strategic planning, marketing, quality improvement, information technology, financing health care and health insurance, financial management, managing health care professionals, cultural proficiency, health care law, fraud and abuse. This  course will provide students with a broad knowledge of the many components of health care administration that will be further developed in subsequent HCA courses.

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.

HCA 31204 Administration of Acute Care Facilities

This course guides students through the inner workings of the modern acute care hospital. Topics of discussion will include: the history of hospitals; roles of  management, physicians,nurses, and staff; administrative services and financial services. This course will explore the vital collaboration between health  care providers and diverse practices including clinical laboratory science, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social services, while evaluating the relationship  of quality, efficiency, and cost.

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.

HCA 31303 Population Health

This course discusses an important emerging discipline known as population health. Population health considers the distribution, determinants,  interventions, and policies that affect health outcomes across a population. Students will be provided with multiple perspectives in population health, including current concepts such as quality, patient safety, and risk management.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

HCA 41104 Concepts in Acute Care Facilities

This course concentrates on leadership in a health care organization, allowing the opportunity for further development of critical thinking skills and reinforcement of management principles. Case studies and current health care scenarios will be major component for student learning in this course.

Offered Spring for 4 Semester hours.

HCA 41203 Health Care and the Aging Patients

This course discusses various aspects of aging, the knowledge of which is essential for all individuals working in various healthcare settings. The courses focuses on trends in aging population, theories of aging, and effect of gender and culture on aging. A detailed discussion about various age-related changes and health assessment is included. Interventions for aging individuals with chronic diseases, inadequate nutrition and mobility, and pain will be discussed. Various residential options for aging individuals, environmental safety and security, prevention of falls, and elder abuse and neglect will be  covered in detail. Finally, many issues related to death and dying, and ethical and legal issues related to loss, grief, and bereavement in aging individuals  will be another focus of this course.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.