Undergraduate Course Descriptions 2009-2010
Last updated 10/20/2009

01518/Healthcare Management (HLT MGT)

Healthcare Management Programs are located in the department of Risk, Insurance and Healthcare Management.

Upper Division Courses

3501. Introduction to Health Services Systems (3 s.h.) F S SS. RCI: IN.

(Formerly: HLT MGT 0101.)

Introduction to the organization, delivery and financing of health care. An overview of management issues designed for those preparing for careers as risk and insurance, public health, or healthcare professionals, or business majors interested in career opportunities in the healthcare industry.

Note: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core Individual and Society (IN) requirement. Although it may be usable towards graduation as a major requirement or university elective, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the university GenEd requirements. See your advisor for further information.

3502. Healthcare Financing and Information Technology (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: HLT MGT 0201.)

Prerequisite: Healthcare Management 3501 (0101) or Risk Management & Insurance 3501 (0205).

The insurance, payment mechanisms, contractual arrangements and control mechanisms related to the provision of health services with an emphasis on what the financial manager can do to enhance financial position of the healthcare institution. The course emphasizes information technology applications and hands-on exercises using web-based information resources.

Note: This is an information management/technology approved course for FSBM majors.

3580. Special Topics - Healthcare Management (3 s.h.)

(Formerly: HLT MGT 0394.)

Special topics in current developments in the field of healthcare management.

4596. Healthcare Quality and Risk Management (3 s.h.) F. RCI: WI.

(Formerly: HLT MGT W301.)

Prerequisite: Healthcare Management 3502 (0201) or Healthcare Management 3501 (0101) and Risk Management & Insurance 3501 (0205).

The course focus is on the relationships among risk management, quality improvement and patient safety and how these impact the business of healthcare and patient health. The foundation of the study of these topics is the nature of risk and the risk management process as it pertains to health and healthcare organizations. The course emphasizes independent business research, independent and group problem solving, professionally prepared written and oral presentations and refining one’s ability to prioritize multiple assignments/tasks. The learning environment is structured to approximate the business setting. To bridge the gap between the classroom and the actual practice of risk management, patient safety, and quality, students attend Healthcare Risk Management Grand Rounds at an area healthcare institution. The Grand Rounds include real time risk management, patient safety and quality improvement rounds with practicing leaders in these disciplines.

Note: Must be a Risk Management and Insurance major, Healthcare Management minor or Business Management major with a Healthcare Management concentration.
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Last updated 10/20/2009