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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.

HSC 1149   GENERAL PHARMACOLOGY FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

credits: 1  

Prerequisites: Either BSC 1083 or (BSC 2085/2085L and BSC 2086/2086L) or program director approval. Pre- or corequisite for Health Information Management, and Medical Coder students: CGS 1070. This course will provide the student with a basic introduction to pharmacology concepts and principles associated with management of common diseases and treatment options. It presents information on major drug classifications, indications for use of common medications, and potential contraindications adversely affecting medical care outcomes. 16 contact hours.

HSC 1524   INTRODUCTION TO INFECTIOUS DISEASE

credits: 2  

Prerequisites: (ENC 0025 and REA 0017 and MAT 0028) or (EAP 1695 and MAT 0028) or satisfactory score on the placement test. This course provides a survey of the agents of infectious diseases and the principles of infection control and epidemiology. Safe handling of infectious materials and the use of personal protective equipment are emphasized. 32 contact hours.

HSC 1531   MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY

credits: 2  

This course is an introduction to medical terms and abbreviations utilized by health care professionals in patient care settings. It orients students to the elements of medical terms, their abbreviations, meanings and appropriate spellings. 32 contact hours.

HSC 2100   PERSONAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH

credits: 3  
This course is designed to acquaint the student with current issues that affect personal and community health. Health education is presented so the student is able to develop attitudes, principles, and habits, through a discovery of knowledge that will help maintain and improve his/her own health and that of the community. 47 contact hours.

HSC 2400   FIRST AID

credits: 2  
This course covers essential information in first aid knowledge, skills, and judgment with regard to emergency treatment of injuries and sudden illness. Successful completion of the course with a grade of "C" or better qualifies the student for the American Red Cross Standard First Aid Certificate and C.P.R. certification. 32 contact hours.

HSC 2407   PROFESSIONAL RESCUER

credits: 2  

This course comprises information first responders need to provide appropriate initial care, regardless of the type of emergency. The course stresses the steps to follow in an emergency until more advanced medical personnel can arrive. The student will use breathing devices, including resuscitation masks, bag-valve-mask (BVM) resuscitators, and supplemental oxygen. 32 contact hours.

HSC 2721   EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTHCARE PRACTICE

credits: 1  

Prerequisite: MAT 1033 with a minimum grade of C or permission of program director. This course focuses on providing students with the comprehensive knowledge and skill base needed to make evidence-based decisions. Methods of critical evaluation of data needed to support planning, implementation, and evaluation will be emphasized. Students will address concerns in the professional work setting by analyzing decisions made through use of evidence. 17 contact hours.

HSC 3201   COMMUNITY HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY

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 the Dental Hygiene BAS) OR (Biology BS) OR (Biology BSPR). This course is designed to assist students in recognizing and analyzing the interrelationships between individuals, population group, and communities in determining the health status of each. Students will explore the complex determinants of health and disease, the impact of economic, social, environmental and cultural concerns on community health status, and community organizations that help shape community health. Course content integrates concepts from behavioral, biological and natural sciences, with emphasis on epidemiology, to examine the history and foundation of community health. 47 contract hours or equivalent.

HSC 3211   CONCEPTS OF HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION

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 develop student's knowledge and theoretical insight into the historical and contemporary developments, trends, fundamental concepts and strategies in Health Promotion practice and its role at local, national and international levels. Students will explore the most common theories from behavioral and social sciences that address individual motivations and obstacles to positive health behavior or behavior change, as well as social-based, organization-based and eco-social theories, including the Health Belief Model, the Theory of Planned Behavior, the Transtheoretical Model, Social Support Theory, Social Learning Theory, and Diffusion of Innovations. 47 contact hours per week or equivalent.

HSC 3243   EDUCATIONAL CONCEPTS IN ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: HSA 3104 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS. This course is designed to provide the student with an introduction to educational concepts and theory relative to Allied Health education. Topics included are course development and design, goals and objectives, instructional methods, fundamentals of learning, learning styles and motivation, collaborative learning, diversity in the student body and using educational media and software. 47 contact hours or equivalent.

HSC 4640   LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: (HSA 3551 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Health Services Administration BAS or DEH 4852 with a minimum grade of C and Admission to Dental Hygiene BAS. This course explores a broad overview of legal foundations in a multidisciplinary health care marketplace within the United States. Advanced topics included are legal history, torts, negligence, contracts, liability, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, and medical records. The creation and termination of the patient-provider relationship will be explored as well as creation of an informed consent. 47 contact hours.

HSC 4910   HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE

credits: 4  

Prerequisites: HSA 3104 and HSA 3170 and HSA 3551 and HSA 3702 and HSA 4140 and HSA 4184 and HSC 3201 and MAN 4102 and MAN 3240 and Admission to Health Services Administration. This capstone course, taken in the final semester of the program, is designed to provide students an opportunity to apply their knowledge of a chosen professional health care or human studies role through teaching, internship, observation or work experience. This course will use selected sites on and off campus to develop the expanding role of the provider in the health and human services system. 62 contact hours or its equivalent.


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