Course Index

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HCA 420 CLINICAL OPERATIONS

With healthcare spending on the rise and the demand for services continuing to increase, improvements in the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery are urgently needed.  This course explores opportunities for improvement in design and management of healthcare operations.  Specific focus is on creating an environment of smooth patient flow by focusing on cycle times, measuring productivity, tracking outcomes and performance metrics, and general improvement in health management processes through risk analysis and mitigation. 

  • Credits: 3.0

HCA 340 FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL OPERATIONS

Although healthcare organizations serve as community resources, they are also complex businesses and their success depends on managers who understand and can apply key financial principles.  This course provides a foundation of accounting principles, concepts and techniques that are necessary for management of healthcare facilities.  Students examine the tools and models available to healthcare managers that assist in financial decision support as well as resource allocation.

  • Credits: 3.0

HCA 330 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT & STRATEGIC PLANNING

This course explores basic theories and concepts related to management and strategic planning. Topics include healthcare management, conflict management and resolution, effective communication in the workplace, and strategic planning tools and processes. 

  • Credits: 3.0

HCA 310 FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN RESOURCES IN HEALTHCARE

This course explores the function of human resources within the healthcare organization. The focus of the course is on the development of skills that the department manager needs for effective management of personnel. Subjects include strategies to attract, hire, and retain high quality employees, compensation and benefit packages, productivity, and employee development, evaluation and training, as well as existing laws and policies surrounding employee relations.

  • Credits: 3.0

HOM 590 Capstone I

Execution of an applied project integrating concepts of healthcare operations management.

  • Credits: 2.0

HOM 582 Research for Information Synthesis

Strategies underpinning using research as an effect approach for the exploration of professional issues.  Emphasis will be on developing a critical eye to evaluate and synthesize information for professional application.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 581 Healthcare Information Systems

Exploration of the software and hardware issues involved in people and healthcare organizations use to collect, filter, process, create, and distribute data.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 580 Medical Informatics: Privacy and Security of Health Information

Balancing the need for access to information for business and patient care needs with the need to protect the security and confidentiality of that same information.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 571 Communication Strategies

Development of communications nuances.  Topics include: negotiation skills, effective listening strategies, how to read a situation and identifying a core message, interpreting body language.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 570 Professional Writing

Effective communication strategies using memos, e-mails, letters, and reports.  An emphasis is on best practices for defining a clear and tailored professional message.


  • Credits: 1.0