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 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

HPM 593 HEALTH PROMOTION MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE II

Students are required to submit a portfolio of work as well as synthesize ideas and knowledge from courses throughout the program in the form of a written paper or project that addresses a specific health promotion problem or issue. Part two of the Capstone experience includes implementation and submission of the final project.

  • Credits: 2.0

HPM 592 HEALTH PROMOTION MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE I

Students are required to submit a portfolio of work as well as synthesize ideas and knowledge from courses throughout the program in the form of a written paper or project that addresses a specific health promotion problem or issue. Part one of the Capstone experience includes research on the selected Capstone topic and the selection of a community mentor.

  • Credits: 1.0

HPM 590 MARKETING HEALTH PROMOTION

A synthesis of health promotion concepts coupled with specific skills related to developing and understanding marketing research, marketing strategies, marketing design, and measuring marketing effectiveness culminate in the authorship of an original marketing plan for an organization that meets individual and corporate goals with respect to work life quality and holistic health.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 542 HUMAN & FINANCIAL RETURN ON INVESTMENT

An overview of program evaluation approaches and designs will be conducted. Evaluation data will be managed, analyzed, interpreted, reported, and then utilized. Through the application of fundamental principles in business finance, students examine the bottom-line effect of wellness programming and the financial return on investment of wellness initiatives.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 538 CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH

Evidence-based practice in planning and implementation of effective health promotion initiatives, interventions and comprehensive programs includes the development of skills in applied statistics and research. Students will learn to critically examine research and determine best-practices that can be applied to specific issues or questions.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 535 ETHICAL LEADERSHIP & CONFLICT MANAGEMENT

Ethical expectations for leaders include respecting rights of others, honesty in all interactions, and decision-making practices that are based on legal principles and that maintain confidentiality, impartiality, and sensitivity to diversity. This course develops skills in these areas through analysis literature and application of best practices. In addition, effective ethical leadership requires conflict management skills. Specific areas addressed include: using negotiation skills to reach consensus on critical issues while maintaining trust relationships with key constituents; resolving conflicts in ways that create energy and motivation for appropriate change; and building trust and relationships to motivate individuals and groups to become effective teams.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPM 528 HEALTH INTERVENTION PLANNING & DESIGN

This course focuses on a variety of program design models based on needs, with special attention to the utilization criteria and predicted impact of each. Skills for program provision using an integrated management approach as well as program marketing and promotion strategies can be applied. Culturally competent programming will be addressed through the development and selection of appropriate materials and educational strategies. Each model will also be examined with the focus of setting up comprehensive formative and summative evaluation plans during the planning phase. Techniques related to writing and implementing a business plan that unifies corporate and individual goals will be practiced.

  • Credits: 3.0