Health Administration - Course Descriptions
HA - 300 Principles of Healthcare Management (3 SH)
A general introduction to the process of management and the application of administrative
techniques to the healthcare sector.
HA - 301 Healthcare Planning and Marketing (3 SH)
A survey of marketing organization and methods in healthcare settings. The course reviews
the evolution of healthcare marketing activities and the integration of marketing with other
HA - 404 Healthcare Economics (3 SH)
Introduction to the economics of healthcare through an exploration of the supply and demand
of services in a pluralistic marketplace. Economic theories related to production and
consumption of healthcare services. Supply-demand analyses as applied to specific markets
in the healthcare sector. Public and private interface in production and distribution of
healthcare. Prerequisites: ECON 221, ECON 222.
HA - 405 Medical Communications (3 SH)
Business communications in healthcare settings. Emphasis on medical terminology.
Focus on professionalism in communicating with multiple stakeholders.
HA - 406 Healthcare Insurance and Managed Care (3 SH)
Overview of the various private and public sources of reimbursement in the United States
including Medicare, Medicaid, and managed care organizations. Selected contracting and
financial incentives and the effect on quality and cost containment are emphasized.
HA - 407 Long Term Care Management (3 SH)
An overview of various provider settings and services in long term care. Emphasis upon
management of long term care facilities and the issues specific to the clients seeking those
services. Reimbursement and regulation of long term care providers are addressed as well
as topics of human resources, marketing, environmental and operational management.
HA - 409 Healthcare Information Management (3 SH)
Overview of clinical and administrative information systems with a particular emphasis on
systems integration. Processes necessary to comply with mandated reporting to regulatory
agencies and financial organizations. Development of a technology security process.
HA - 412 Healthcare Human Resource Management (3 SH)
Development of systems, processes and structure for administrative and clinical operations.
Development of compensation and benefit plans. Design of performance appraisal
processes. Knowledge of pertinent employment laws and regulatory standards.
HA - 413 Risk Management and Insurance (3 SH)
Detailed understanding of third party reimbursement processes. Focus on governmental and
private sector cost containment arrangements. Processes and procedures to manage
individual and corporate risk. Development of risk management plans. Implementation of
compliance programs for federal and state laws and regulations.
HA - 414 Legal and Ethical Environment of Healthcare (3 SH)
Role of ethics and law in the management of healthcare services. Examines self-exploration
in ethical based, principle based, values based, economic based and legal based decision
making. Emphasis is placed on strategies to provide appropriate services while avoiding
HA - 501 Senior Seminar in Health Administration (3 SH)
A capstone faculty-supervised course for senior Health Administration majors. Students
will explore issues and themes in a chosen area of Health Administration and utilize
research techniques in the process. Emphasis will be placed on research methods as well
as the research of others from professional publications. The research process includes the
submission and approval of a topic outline, a proposal, and a final report as well as an oral
presentation. Prerequisite: Senior status.
HA - 502 Budgeting and Control (3 SH)
Focus on budget formulation, analysis and control within organizational parameters. Detailed
preparation of both organizational and program budgets. Analysis and resolution of
variance. Preparation and written/oral presentation of budget reports.
Prerequisites: ACCT 221, ACCT 222.
HA - 504 Health Policy (3 SH)
Relationship between the politics of healthcare and the health policymaking process in both
public and private sectors. Roles of government, bureaucratic agencies, organizations,
consumers, political action groups and health care providers explored. Focus on policy
formulation, implementation and modification.
HA - 505 Healthcare Strategy (3 SH)
Integrative course to incorporate the knowledge and skills acquired in previous coursework
in order to formulate and implement management policies and strategies. Special emphasis
placed on the manager's capacity to manage cost management with quality management.
Prerequisite: Senior status.
HA - 506 Clinical Aspects of Aging (3 SH)
An exploration of physical and mental health conditions prevalent in the elderly and their
associated common treatments, including pharmacological applications. Emphasis is placed
on the preventive aspect of health care and the role of the interdisciplinary health care team.
HA - 507 Healthcare Quality Management (3 SH)
Development of quality management systems. Focus on programming for credentialing and
licensure. Internal processes and systems for maintaining practice performance standards,
patient satisfaction, and peer review processes.
HA - 508 Contemporary Issues in Aging (3 SH)
Examination of current and future issues of aging in the United States. Long term care trends
reflective of the Boomer generation with managerial implications for structuring and providing
HA - 509 Medical Practice Operations Management (3 SH)
Design, implementation and monitoring of business operations plans. Arrangements for
purchase of equipment and materials. Facilities planning and maintenance. Processes for
identification and utilization of outsourced expertise.
HA - 520 Special Topics (3 SH)
Formal courses on topics or special interest subjects presented periodically as required. A
specific title will be used in each instance and such will be entered on the student's transcript.
Subject areas include, but are not limited to: chronic disease management, administrative
ethics in healthcare and managerial epidemiology.