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  Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy 2022-2024 Health Administration Program Course Listing  

Course Listing
34:501:501 Principles of Health Administration (3) The course introduces students to the historical development, structure, operation, and current/future directions of the American health care delivery system with an emphasis on health care policy and management.
34:501:510 Human Resource Policy and Practice in Health Care (3) The course analyzes core human resource functions like recruitment and retention, diversity, performance management, compensation, and workforce development in the health care environment, while aligning human resources strategy to the business strategy's goals.
34:501:512 Health Care Economics (3) Students will analyze supply demand theory while examining profitability, cost analysis, and the economic factors that influence health care delivery at the micro and macro level.
34:501:515 Financial Accounting for Managers (3) Students will apply major concepts in health care finance to align operational functions with the financial objectives within an organization.
34:501:520 Population Health (3) This course analyzes the complex economic, environmental, social, and behavioral causes affecting the health of populations. It explores how health care organizations plan and evaluate the impact of their participation in community health improvement programs.
34:501:525 Artificial Intelligence Challenges in Health Administration (3) This course presents an overview of artificial intelligence challenges in healthcare management. It is a comprehensive and inclusive review of a wide array of health care management issues and opportunities in the evolving field of artificial intelligence.
34:501:530 Section, Data Analytics in Health Care (3) Students will analyze and interpret hospital and public data sets for use in strategic decisions-making, trend analysis, and business presentations. Advanced Excel and other tools will be used to mine data sets, identify patterns, and create data summaries.
34:501:534 Health Care Six Sigma Black Belt (3) This course is designed to prepare students for the Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certifying exam under the Council for Six Sigma Certification requirements.
34:501:540 intro to Pharma, Biotech, and the Medical Technology Industry (3) This course provides a framework for understanding the process of product development from conception to commercialization for students interested in health care administration, government/non-profit health agencies, and health-related business.
34:501:542 Long Term Care Management (3) This course explores the different components of the long-term care delivery system to apply contemporary management theory, concepts and models to the entities that make up the long-term care delivery system.
34:501:554 Marketing for Health Care Organizations (3) This course provides a strong foundation in marketing principles, tools, and techniques to develop a strategically designed marketing plan for health care organizations.
34:501:533 Health Care Six Sigma Green Belt This course is designed to prepare students for the Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certifying exam under the Council for Six Sigma Certification requirement
34:501:556 Health Care Ethics and Law (3) A systematic analysis of contemporary ethical and legal issues in health care. The class is designed to engender a keener awareness and deeper understanding of the interrelationships of legal and ethical underpinnings of the practice and administration of modern medicine.
34:501:563 Health Systems Operations (3) This course provides a macro and micro view of health care operations with a focus on critical management theory, fundamental economic principles, employee management, and the art of negotiations. Prerequisites: 34:501:501 and 34:501:515.
34:501:565 Information Systems for Health Care (3) An exploration of the types and uses of information systems; their management and strategic application; related privacy policies and their transformative role in health care delivery.
34:501:570 Financing Long Term Care (3) This course focuses on the long-term care financial decision in the changing long-term care landscape. The course involves case analyses, small group discussions and lectures, including presentation by practitioners with extensive real-life experience.
34:501:571 Finance for Health Administration (3) A review of financial management tools for various health care delivery settings to allow students to interpret financial information, assess the processes performed by financial departments, and explore the financial management responsibilities of health leaders.
34:501:572 Managing People and Organizations (3) Introduction to organizational theory and concepts of management. Explores approaches that promote and hinder effective management in public and nonprofit organizations.
34:501:575 Understanding Health Care Payer Systems (3) This course provides a fundamental understanding of the three predominant forms of health insurance coverage in the United States (Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial).
34:501:581 Executive Theory Cluster 1 (9) This cluster provides health care practitioners with a macro and micro view of the current health care environment by assessing and interpreting critical management theory, fundamental economic principles, and essential analytical skills for problem solving.
34:501:582 Executive Theory Cluster 2 (9) This course analyzes and evaluates key management functions at an advanced level including the role of value-based performance in health structures, strategies for growth and financial sustainability, and understanding of various cost structures and their impact on an organization's financial performance.
34:501:583 Executive Leadership Cluster 3 (9) The course focuses on leadership, health care financing, and strategic planning by examining the impact of health reform upon hospital finances, the formation of health systems, strategic decision-making, governance, and the increased focus on quality of care and health information technology.
34:501:584 Executive Theory Cluster 4 (9) This course is designed to provide students with a systematic analysis of contemporary ethical and legal issues in health care, human resource management, and patient quality improvement. Students will also become proficient in Lean Six Sigma techniques at the Green Belt level.
34:501:585 Management Practice Summer 1 (3) Students interact with members of the C-suite for a health care facility to apply and analyze critical management by focusing on the micro and macro health care environment.
34:501:586 Executive Professional Development Cluster (6) This course enables students to self-assess their skills by building a professional portfolio. They will also examine the role of the information system within the U.S. health care system and examine disparities in population health.
34:501:588 Corporate Compliance in Health Administration (3) This course provides an overview of healthcare compliance from conceptual, substantive, and operational perspectives. Students will learn the seven elements of an effective healthcare corporate compliance program. Students will explore the need for compliance programs within healthcare organizations.
34:501:590 Leadership and Professional Development (3) An in-depth look at leadership styles, traits, and strategies using critical thinking and complex analysis that addresses multifaceted healthcare case studies involving best practices and change management. Prerequisites: 34:501:501 and 34:501:515 and 34:501:533 and (34:5901:563 or 34:501:571)
34:501:595 Professional Internship Practicum (6) A capstone field experience in an approved health care facility designed so students apply health care theory to practice in a real-world setting. Students complete an outcomes-driven project that is presented as a written business analysis and a formal presentation in a public forum. Prerequisite: 34:501:590.

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