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Post-Baccalaureate Certificate: Health Services Administration (2005-2006)

Program Description

The certificate program will provide and/or substitute course work needed for professionals in health services administration. The focus of the program is to provide students with a basic knowledge of health services organizational behavior and leadership, administration and management, legal aspects of health administration, and U.S. health policy.

Certificate Requirements

  • HSM 514 Health Services Administration: 3 s.h.
  • HSM 515 Legal Aspects of Health Services Management: 3 s.h.
  • HSM 516 Introduction to U.S. Health Policy: 3 s.h.
  • HSM 517 Health Services Organization Behavior and Leadership: 3 s.h.
    Total: 12 s.h.

Course Descriptions

Health Services Management

514 Health Service Administration. (3) The administrative functions of long term care facilities and other related organizations will be covered. The administrator's role in the organization and the community will be delineated and analyzed. Prerequisites: Graduate standing and/or permission of the instructor.

515 Legal Aspects of Health Services Management. (3) The course will equip future health services managers and health educators with a working knowledge of health law as it relates to the health industry. Students who have taken HSM 470 will not be eligible to receive credit for this course. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

516 Introduction to Health Policy. (3) The course will equip future health services managers and health educators with a working knowledge of health policy formulation, examination and implementation as it relates to the health industry. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

517 Health Services Organizational Behavior and Leadership. (3) Examines behavior and leadership of organizations specific to the health services industry, with a special emphasis on organizational theory involving development, leadership, change, and strategic planning. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or permission of instructor.

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