Course Index

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This course emphasizes the role of information systems in healthcare organizations and how information is used to improve healthcare processes, organizational performance, project management, and business strategy. Fundamental principles of data storage, processing, management, and reporting of health information will be discussed, as will the selection, implementation and evaluation of IT systems. Case topics will scan a broad range of contemporary issues including clinical decision support, telemedicine, disease surveillance and public health, research applications, and legal and ethical issues related to information technology.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 685 Strategic Management in Healthcare

To succeed in the future, managers must develop the resources and capabilities needed to gain and sustain advantage in competitive markets-traditional and emerging. The way in which organizational leaders attempt to develop a competitive advantage constitutes the essence of their strategy. This course introduces the concept of strategic management through readings, discussion and case analyses.   The emphasis is on the development and successful execution of management strategies in different healthcare settings.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 680 Business Law & Ethics in Health Care

This course is an introduction to the laws and ethics that affect health care decisions, relationships among professionals and patients, and the management aspects of health care delivery. The goal of the course is to equip future health care executives with the knowledge and skills necessary to recognize legal and ethical issues that arise in health care practice, to be prepared to evaluate situations that may have legal or ethical implications, to know when to seek legal or ethics committee counsel, and to have an understanding of the implications of health care law on their own decision making.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 675 Managerial Statistics

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student to understand and interpret biostatistical methods needed in the design and analysis of biomedical and public health investigations. The major topics to be covered include descriptive statistics, probability distributions, sampling distributions, inferences (point estimates and confidence intervals), hypotheses testing (one-sample tests, two-sample tests), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), as well as simple linear regression and multiple regression analysis. The course emphasizes the application of statistical concepts to analyze research for best available evidence to support quality practice decisions. The course also provides students with hands-on experience in using statistical software (SPSS) to assist in making effective decisions.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 670 Health Care Finance

This course provides the basics of economic theory, market drivers and restraints, health care finance and reimbursement, cost/benefit analysis, and health care innovation.  The financial environment of health care and how it impacts health care delivery is examined.  The relationship between health care economics, health policy, program development, and clinical practice is explored.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 660 Health Care Policy

This course provides the foundation for analyzing the social and political forces that influence health care policy decisions.  The relationship between health policy, social justice, and the business of healthcare nursing practice will be explored.  Students will examine current health care policy and factors which influence policy development.  The importance of individual contribution to the health care policy making process will be investigated.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 630 Healthcare Economics

This course will enable learners to apply the tools of economics, finance and strategy to address challenges faced by healthcare providers.  Strategies for payers, manufacturers, and providers will be examined.  Topics will include the role of economics, cost effectiveness, market analysis, and financial projecting.  Case studies and current events will be integrated throughout to encourage discussions about healthcare economics and finance.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 620 Accounting for Decision Making

This course introduces the student to the financial reporting environment, financial statements, and analysis and interpretation. The course begins by viewing the financial accounting system as a language, and familiarizes students with the structure, usage, conventions, and the grammar of accounting as a business language. Examination of financial statements such as the Income Statement, the Balance Sheet, and the Statement of Cash Flows are how they are inter-related.

  • Credits: 3.0

MBH 600 Health Systems, Informatics, & Leadership

This course provides an overview of contemporary health care systems and organizations. Within this overview research, health policy, regulation, and law are examined from the perspective of how these factors shape health care organizations.  Available technology to interpret and organize health data is investigated in relation to health system productivity.  This course synthesizes leadership and systems theory into understanding the health care industry and program development to become a leader in patient-centered care and positive health outcomes. 

  • Credits: 3.0

OTH 785 Level IIB Fieldwork

This course is the second in a series of two Level II fieldwork experiences involving the full time application of the curriculum's didactic knowledge, skills, and values.  Service delivery of professional and client services are supervised and evaluated within a variety of practice settings.  Experiences are selected for the quality and compatibility with the institution's curriculum design. Students complete 480+ hours of fieldwork at their assigned site. Communication with the course instructor is online.

  • Credits: 9.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Successful completion of all didactic coursework and fieldwork Level I and IIA requirements.