Course Information

 

for HCA Department


Financial Accounting (ACCT 210)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: ACCT 210 - Financial Accounting - introduces students to the fundamentals of financial accounting necessary to understand financial statements and provides a practical, real-world method for understanding an organization’s financial statements. Topics include identification, measurement, and reporting of the financial effects of economic events on enterprise. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits CO-REQUISITES: MAT 105

Managerial Accounting (ACCT 220)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: ACCT 210 - Managerial Accounting - introduces students to basic managerial accounting systems, concepts, and principles. Topics include the analysis, interpretation, and reporting of cost data for management's decision making needs. Cost-volume-profit analysis, budgeting, and performance reporting are discussed as they relate to other business disciplines. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: ACCT 210 CO-REQUISITES: None

Prin of Management (BUSM 201)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: BUSM 201 - Principles of Management - This business foundations course provides an introduction to management theory, functions, principles, values, and techniques. The course includes a discussion of best practices in planning, organizing, influencing through leadership, and exercising control within the organization. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: None

Prin of Economics (ECO 201)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: ECO 201- Principles of Economics - introduces students to the terminology and analytic principles used in micro- and macro-economics, including the application of these conceptual tools to several policy issues. The microeconomic theories presented include economics of the firm and pricing by supply/demand analysis. Topics also cover consumer behavior, market structure, prices, and distribution and determination of wealth and income. The macroeconomic content discusses variables that impact the business cycle such as interest rates, inflation and employment. The application of economic principles emphasizes decision making in a business context. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: STAT 201 CO-REQUISITE: None

Health Care Econ (ECO 301)

Credits:3

Prin of Finance (FIN 201)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: FIN 201 - Principles of Finance - This course is designed to provide a basic foundation in the concepts, principles and functions of finance. Topics include the role of finance in business; financial statements, taxes, and cash flows; time value of money; stock and bond valuation; financial analysis and risk; and capital investment analysis and budgeting techniques. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PREREQUISITE: STAT 201 CO-REQUISITE: ACCT 220

Financial Mgmt of HC Instit (FIN 301)

Credits:3

Medical Terminology (HCA 101)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 101 - Medical Terminology - provides a foundation for understanding the origin, form and meaning for the vocabulary of healthcare. This includes the prefixes, suffixes and word roots used in the field of medicine. Topics include medical vocabulary and terms related to anatomy, physiology, pathological conditions, and medical treatments. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: None

Intro Hlth Care Delivery Sys (HCA 210)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 210 - Introduction to Integrated Health Care Systems - explores all the major health professions, with emphasis on the U.S. healthcare delivery system. Students will be introduced to the concepts of managed care, health care financing, reimbursement, insurance coverage, Medicare, Medicaid, and the impact of new technology on healthcare services. Students will also research healthcare careers and how the various providers work together to administer health care. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: None

Consumer Engage in Hlth Care (HCA 305)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: hca 305 - hEALTH CARE NONPROFITS - This course is designed to expand students understanding and knowledge of Healthcare Administration beyond the hospital and private practice settings. It will offer a broad overview of the management challenges of the non-profit sector, and specifically those affecting nonprofit healthcare organizations. It will examine the roles and purposes of various healthcare nonprofit organizations. The course will also cover the structures of nonprofits and some of the budgetary principles key to the success of a nonprofit organization. PREREQUISITE: None CREDITS: 3 lecture

Transform Mgmt in Hlth Ca (HCA 310)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 310 - Transformational Management in Health Care - examines the structure of healthcare organizations and their management. Through a foundation in management theory and applied studies, students will understand the healthcare workplace and roles within it. Emphasis is placed upon the changes in healthcare delivery models and the implications for organizational structure and the management of people and services. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BUSM 201, HCA 210

Health Info Mgmt (HCA 320)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 320 - Health Information Management - is an introductory course in the field of Health Information Management (HIM). Topics include: Electronic health records (EHRs); general healthcare computer systems; common software applications; system selection and implementation; data quality, storage and retrieval; security and privacy; and other essential topics. This course focuses on how these systems and issues affect health care delivery and the use of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) models. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BUSM 201, HCA 210

Human Resources Mgmt (HCA 330)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 330 - Human Resource Management - provides an introduction of human resource management in the healthcare setting. The course explores the practical knowledge needed for the roles and functions of the human resource department. The focus is to deliver skills and knowledge to healthcare administrators related to: Equal Employment Opportunity, staffing, assessment and evaluation; development of personnel policies; training; benefits; and safety and health in the workplace. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BUSM 201, HCA 210

Mktg Tech in Hlth Care (HCA 340)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 340 - Marketing Techniques in Health Care - covers the fundamental marketing topics such as market research, strategy, and the strategic marking process. Students will learn how to effectively apply marketing principles, develop marketing strategies, and conduct analyses in a health care setting. Marketing principles will be explored through practical, hands-on application in the healthcare industry. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: HCA 210 CO-REQUISITES: None

Fin Mgt of Hlth Care Inst (HCA 350)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 350 - Financial Management of Health Care Institutions - applies the concepts of financial management within health care organizations. It examines how organizations are financed, both from external as well as internal sources. Topics include financial planning principles, reimbursement procedures, and governmental regulation and legal restraints. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: FIN 301, HCA 210

Health Care Law (HCA 360)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 360 - Health Care Law - an overview of health law issues. Court cases, state and federal statues, and common-law principles are used to help students understand the practical application of the concepts learned. Government regulation topics including legal constraints, liability, negligence, patient rights, confidentiality, and corporate/administrative responsibility are examined. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: HCA 210

Consumer Engage in Hlth Care (HCA 365)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 365 - Engagement in Health Care - There is an emerging consensus that informed and engaged consumers have a vital role to play in reducing costs, improving quality of care and thereby improving health outcomes. With this end in mind, this course will explore the current research in practices and interventions aimed at improving consumer engagement. Students will evaluate the evidence and will adapt a proven strategy for proposed implementation. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: None

HCA Professional Develop (HCA 390)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 390 - Professional Development - Students will apply the knowledge and skills gained in the HCA major to prepare for the culminating HCA 450 Administrative Leadership Capstone Course, or HCA 460 Internship, and a career in health care administration. Topics include: Laying a Foundation for Success; Building and Maintaining a Forward-Moving Career; and Identifying and Seeking Career Opportunities. Students will also explore HCA professional societies and learn the value of networking, continuing education and life-long professional development. CREDITS: 1 lecture, 0 lab: 1 Semester Credit PRE-REQUISITES: HCA 310, HCA 340, HCA 350, HCA 360 PRE-REQUISITED OR CO-REQUISITES: HCA 320, HCA 330

Health Care Policy (HCA 410)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 410 - Health Care Policy - describes the current structure of the American healthcare system at federal and state levels and examines the role of historical and political contexts to current policies and institutional structures. Federal organizations such as CMS, ONC, HRSA, and their relationship to state institutions such as Medicaid and public health are examined. Healthcare policies, including the Affordable Care Act and payment reform are appraised within the framework of public and private stakeholders including providers, payers, trade organizations and public agencies. PRE-REQUISITE: HCA 210 CREDITS: 3 (Lecture)

Ethical Issues in Hlth Care (HCA 415)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 415 - Ethical Issues in Health Care - investigates the ethical principles that apply to businesses and other organizations that are connected to the healthcare field. Students will strengthen their ethics knowledge base and relate ethics to patient issues across the lifespan, ethics within organization, and issues of ethics in broader cultural contexts. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: HCA 210

Hlth Care Qual & Perf Excell (HCA 420)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 420 - Health Care Quality & Performance Excellence - acquaints students with the principles of quality assessment, health status, and how to improve value in health care under policies supporting continuous quality improvement. This includes two components: clinical improvements and process improvements. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: HCA 310, HCA 350 CO-REQUISITES: HCA 320, HCA 330

Project Management (HCA 425)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 425 - Project Management - introduces students to the mechanics and obstacles of project management. Successful project managers exemplify skills needed to manage their teams, schedules, risks, and resources to produce a desired outcome. Students are given the opportunity to acquire these needed skills with a hands-on approach to learning. This course focuses on the development, execution, and control of projects that will support organizational objectives that can be measured for success. The course also challenges students to consider how failures can be anticipated and averted. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BUSM 201

Hlth Care Strategic Planning (HCA 430)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 430 - Health Care Strategic Planning - introduces concepts of strategic planning and management of healthcare systems as an essential part of healthcare administration. Concepts throughout the course include modern business approaches to strategy, involvement of stakeholders in decision making, and issues facing dynamic healthcare environments. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: HCA 310, HCA 320, HCA 330, HCA 340, HCA 350

Social Determ. of Comm. Hlth (HCA 435)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 435 - Social Determinants of Community Health - introduces the student to the science and art of maintaining, protecting, and improving the health of people through organized community efforts within the public health context. Students will develop an understanding of historical and theoretical foundations of community health and major societal health concerns, and will explore the ways communities are affected by and affect health. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: HCA 210

Eco Apps for Operation Excel (HCA 440)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 440 - Economic Applications for Operational Excellence - is designed as an introduction to the study of health care economics. Covers the basic economic concepts important to the field of health economics and learn why health is different from other goods and services. The course will focus on the historical evolution of health care markets, current legislative changes and public policy implications. Topics include the definition and determinants of health, socioeconomics status and inequality, demand for health care, health care provision, technology and pharmaceuticals, private and public insurance, and health and the labor market. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: ECO 201

Leadership Hlth Care Admin (HCA 445)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 445 - Leadership for Health Care Administration - focuses on developing and understanding leadership skills and concepts. Students explore a variety of theories related to leadership, management, and change. Analysis of leadership styles, behaviors, and communication techniques assists with the development of skills necessary to lead within a healthcare system. CREDITS: 4 lecture, 0 lab: 4 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BUSM 201, HCA 210

Leadership Capstone (HCA 450)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 450 - Administrative Leadership Capstone Project - provides a “real-world” application of the student’s classroom experience, with focus on transition to health care administrator as a professional. Through a culminating project, students will apply their knowledge and skills in management, reimbursement, financing and the nature of health care. Students will practice creating a collaborative environment that will support various providers working together to administer health care. Students will also revisit and refine their personal career plan. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: HCA 390, HCA 410, HCA 420

HCA Internship (HCA 460)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: HCA 460 - HCA Leadership - Students in this Internship opportunity will gain invaluable hands-on experience in the health care field. This is a student-driven endeavor that is assisted by faculty consultation. The focus of this internship is to foster the development of professional skills needed in preparing students for the workforce. CREDITS: 3 lecture, 0 lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: HCA 390, HCA 410, HCA 420