Graduate Studies

Health Services Administration
2013-2014

Gainful employment information

Interim Chairperson: Lorette S. Oden
Graduate Committee Chairperson: Susan Masden Moore
Office: Stipes Hall 402
Telephone: (309) 298-1076
E-mail: HealthSciences@wiu.edu
Website: wiu.edu/health
Location of Program Offering: Macomb, Quad Cities

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 (HSM)

514 Health Service Administration. (3) Overview of the U.S. health system and its structure and functions. Discusses the interface between public health and health care, delivery structures, workforce issues, health resources, health services, financing, meeting needs of special populations, global health, and critical issues in health services. Prerequisites: 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.

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.

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.