Course Index

Questions about courses, descriptions or credit hours should be directed to the Registrar's Office.

HOM 561 Healthcare Regulatory Issues

Overview of issues (Medicare, Medicaid, OSHA, JAHCO, nuclear, etc.)and policies (Affordable Care Act) impacting healthcare and private insurance, Privacy


  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 560 Healthcare Industry Issues and Trends

Historical perspectives of healthcare delivery in the US,  influences (drug companies),  government, providers, patient's rights; ethical issues including conflict of/ competing interests, allocation of scarce resources.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 553 Capacity and Staff Planning

Developing accurate estimates for how many patients, staff, and resources are needed for a healthcare facility.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 552 Spreadsheet Simulation

Using Monte Carlo simulation approaches for incorporating uncertainly and randomness in a spreadsheet model.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 551 Data Collection Strategies

Tools and approaches for collecting patient and staff feedback.  Emphasis will be on survey question design and strategies, controlling biases, and instructional review board processes.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 550 Turning Data Into Information

This course will help you develop a critical eye for interpreting and assessing data, understand what statistical significance means, and create strategies for displaying and presenting data.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 546 Human Factors and Ergonomics

Human factors (or ergonomics) reviews the interactions among humans and other elements of a system, and explores how to design approaches to optimize human well-being and overall system performance. Core course topics include an overview of physical and cognitive ergonomics, workplace evaluation, human factor tools and methods, and healthcare quality and safety.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 545 Crisis Management Planning

How to prepare a healthcare organization for a major event that threatens to harm the organization, its stakeholders, or the general public.  An exploration of types of crises, crises leadership, best practices for contingency planning, and the role of training and simulation for preparation.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 544 Benchmarking and the Balanced Scorecard

Comparing processes and performance metrics to industry bests or best practices. Using the balanced scorecard to manage execution of strategy by monitoring four interconnected perspectives: Financial, Customer, Internal Processes and Learning & Growth.

  • Credits: 1.0

HOM 543 Risk Mitigation

Identifying and managing risks.  A focus will be on reducing day-to-day risks through human factors/ergonomic techniques and organization risks.

  • Credits: 1.0