Health Care Administration (HCA)

HCA 5000 Research and Thesis

Prerequisites: Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 6 credit hours.

Description: Serves as the independent research and preparation of the thesis for the MS degree in Health Care Administration. Course includes the study of existing research and methodologies directly related to the individual discipline via computer, literature review, classroom and applied training. Same course as HCA 5010.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5010 Special Topics in Health Care Administration

Description: This course is designed to provide an overview of current issues in health care administration that relate to planning, leadership, legal, ethical and other related topics. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 9 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5013 Survey of Health Care Administration

Description: Overview of current issues in health care administration that relate to planning, legal, ethical and other related topics.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5023 Human Resources in Health Care and Public Administration

Description: Review, discuss and analyze current issues, rules, practices and governance of human resources in health care and public administration.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5033 Legal Issues in Health Care Administration

Description: Explore, discuss and analyze current legal issues and topics that relate to all aspects of the health care profession.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5043 Organizational Leadership and Development in Health Care

Description: Teaches leadership development theories, perspectives and skills found within health care organizations. Provides insight on leadership styles, team development, coaching and fostering growth. Prepares leaders for embracing change including globalization, knowledge management and sustainability.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5050 Directed Readings in Health Care Administration

Description: Focuses on specific topics of interest and emphasis in health care administration. Topics will be chosen or assigned for focused literature review. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 3 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5063 Health Care Compliance

Description: Introduces general concepts as they relate to health care compliance issues including legal issues, risk assessment, informed consent, credentialing, compliance and ethics.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5073 The Social Structure of Health Care Organizations

Description: Sociology of health care with an understanding of the interconnectedness of financial incentives, social relationships, and health system performance. Examine the role physicians play in the social structure of health care institutions and the changing role of physicians in the health system.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5083 The Financial Structure of Health Care Organizations

Description: Overview of the financial structure of the U.S. health care system in health organizations. Provide the non-financial health administrators tools to work effectively with financial professions to achieve organizational goals.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5093 Leadership Methods and Styles in Healthcare

Description: Introduces leadership methods, styles and situations that are unique in the health care field. Interprets those styles through specific case studies. Discusses the importance of strategic leadership planning.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5103 Introduction to Global Health

Description: Highlights the chronic, emerging and re-emerging global health issues and examines possible measures to address them.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5113 Entrepreneurship and the Health Sciences

Description: Introduces entrepreneurship as it relates to the health care industry. Includes concepts within the for- and non-profit sectors. Focuses on entrepreneurial competencies of creativity and innovation.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5123 Survey of Research and Evaluation in Health Care

Description: Introduces a basic understanding of statistics used in healthcare and biomedical research and developing research from the biomedical bench to the final stages of clinical trials. Analyzes healthcare program outcomes.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5133 Health Care Informatics

Description: Focuses on healthcare informatics for the entire spectrum within the medical community. Covers local and community applications to broad global initiatives.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5143 Relief and Development in Global Health

Description: Explores the roles and interaction of intergovernmental and governmental agencies and NGOs involved in global health.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5153 International Health Systems

Description: Provides an overview of the differences in global health care systems using a historical and socio-political context making extensive use of country case studies.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5163 Healthcare Accounting and Auditing

Description: Introduces the unique aspects of healthcare accounting and auditing. Presents and discusses various accounting and auditing topics as they relate to healthcare administration.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5173 Emerging Global Infectious Diseases

Description: Develops a realistic approach to addressing emerging global infectious diseases, emphasizing global health implications in the areas of prevention, surveillance, and control.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5183 Global Environmental and Occupational Health

Description: Examines environmental health concerns in the context of public health, and the social, economic and other factors that mitigate the effects of environmental hazards or otherwise influence the population.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5193 Health Aspects of Disasters

Description: Addresses important thematic areas such as types, phases and effects of disasters on health, public health and medical responses of infectious diseases and pandemics.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5203 Health Impact Assessment

Description: Evaluates the connection between community design and public health by applying evidence to inform decision-making for new policies and plans.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5213 Advanced Cases in Healthcare Finance

Description: Evaluates specific in-depth case studies in the financing and operations of different healthcare enterprises. Covers advanced concepts in health care finance that present analysis and judgement scenarios which require appropriate solutions.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5223 Ethics in Healthcare

Description: Evaluates specific in-depth case studies in ethical issues found within the healthcare setting. Presents scenarios for analysis which require appropriate solutions.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5233 Advanced Leadership Methods and Styles in Healthcare

Description: Evaluates specific in-depth leadership styles and methods of different healthcare enterprises. Covers advanced concepts in health care leadership that present analysis and judgement scenarios which require appropriate solutions.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration

HCA 5990 Internship in Health Care Administration

Description: Provides practical training and experience within a health care setting under the guidance of a designated supervisor. This experience should complement graduate studies in health care and support related career goals. Note: requires two hours per week for 16 weeks at internship site for each credit hour of enrollment; four hours per credit for eight-week session. Offered for variable credit, 1-3 credit hours, maximum of 3 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-3

Contact hours: Lecture: 1

Levels: Graduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: Health Care Administration