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HSA

HSA 1100   HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

credits: 3  
Pre- or corequisite: (CGS 1070 with a grade of “C” or better or Computer/Information Literacy Competency requirement) or program director approval. This course is an introduction to health care facilities and health delivery systems including their purpose, organization, general functions and staffing. Facilities such as hospitals, nursing and rehabilitation centers, health maintenance organizations, private and public outpatient clinics and health care centers are analyzed and discussed. Additional topics include an overview of accreditation standards; licensure agencies; reimbursement systems; legal/ethical issues; healthcare computerization; documentation, quality, compliance, and regulatory requirements. 47 contact hours.

HSA 1102   CURRENT ISSUES IN HEALTH

credits: 2  

This course is designed for the organized presentation of current issues within the health care system. Emphasis focuses on diverse areas of health and is appropriate for persons directly or indirectly involved in provision of health care or health education. 32 contact hours.

HSA 2104   INTERPROFESSIONAL TEAM BASED HEALTH CARE

credits: 2  

This course introduces the student to interprofessional health care delivery. Best practices are emphasized for team formation, effective communication strategies, and patient care processes. Ethical issues related to team management in health care are discussed. Contact hours 32.00

HSA 2182   HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT CONCEPTS

credits: 2  

This course covers the knowledge and basic skills required to enter the field of medical office management. The course focuses on health care delivery in a medical office setting. Topics include an introduction to health care management information systems, an introduction to essential policies and regulations, and an introduction to evaluation of performance and process outcomes. Contact hours 32.00

HSA 3104   HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THE UNITED STATES

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission into the Health Services Administration BAS Program or permission of the Dean. This course explores the social,economic, political, technological and legal forces that influence the delivery of health care in the United States. The organization, financing and delivery of health care are examined, as are the legislative and policy processes related to health care. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 3113   CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS) OR (DEH 3813 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Dental Hygiene BAS). This course is designed to introduce students to a range of issues related to health and health care in the United States. Course content will give students the opportunity to explore differing perspectives as they develop a deeper understanding of the issues and enhance their research and communication skills. The course will enable students to analyze and evaluate evidence regarding controversial issues and allow them to develop and practice skills in formulating and writing well-informed, well-articulated arguments and reflections. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 3170   HEALTH CARE FINANCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course provides students with an overview of the principle financial mechanisms in the U.S. Healthcare Industry and the critical issues the industry currently faces. Additionally, it provides students with a foundation in using financial tools which will enable them to better understand health care finances and analysis within the health care system. 47 contact hours.

HSA 3551   ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE

credits: 2  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course will explore ethical behavior in various health care settings. Students will analyze decision making models, theories, values, and professional obligations and apply them to their roles as health care providers. 32 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 3702   RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH SCIENCE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course is an overview of the role and scope of research as it relates to the support of decision making. This course develops the basic skill of critically analyzing research findings. Research methods are introduced with emphasis placed on analyzing key elements of research reports as a basis for determining the appropriateness of the research results for evidence-based health service’s practice. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 4140   STRATEGIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course will focus on past and present interventions that affect supply and demand for health care at community, state, regional, and national levels. Health planning and regulatory entities will be presented. Strategic management and program planning in the context of current economic and market conditions will be discussed and students will formulate practical implications based on current literature. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 4184   LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH RELATED ORGANIZATIONS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course focuses on the theories, concepts and principles of leadership. Emphasis will be on the development of leadership skills related to personal and professional behavior, communication, organization and self-examination. This course explores opportunities to develop leadership roles appropriate in Health-Related Organizations. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 4191   HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS) OR (DEH 3813 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Dental Hygiene BAS). This course focuses on the theories, concepts and principles of health information systems and development of critical thinking skills for use in practice/working in health care informatics. Current trends and issues in using, designing, and managing heath care information systems will be examined. Students, applying evidence-based knowledge, will analyze the design and implementation of health care information systems. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSA 4192   APPLIED HEALTH INFORMATION/INFORMATICS

credits: 3  

Prerequisites: HSA 4191 with a minimum grade of C and admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course is designed to provide the student the application knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for effective participation in the planning, design, management and use of clinical information systems. The course is focused on providing students with the expertise to conceptualize and strategically plan and build the appropriate health information infrastructure for supporting the knowledge requirements of the healthcare organization. 47 contact hours.

HSA 4502   HEALTH CARE RISK MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration) OR (DEH 3813 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Dental Hygiene BAS). This course focuses on the theories, concepts and principles of health care risk management and development of an integration of concepts relevant to health care risk management. Current trends and issues in using, designing, and managing health care risk management systems will be examined. Students, applying evidence-based knowledge, will analyze the design and implementation of health care risk management systems. 47 contact hours or equivalent.


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