HCA 201 Introduction to Health Care Administration
Students are introduced to the use of concepts, theory, and approach as they relate to professional practice in the health care system. Students are also exposed to experience with the health care system from a customer perspective. A broad overview of the levels of care, the care continuum and the regulations governing care delivery is provided. Issues of individual behaviors, health status indicators, and government responsibilities are also discussed. Key issues in health policy will be presented.
HCA 404 Special Topics
A course in which selected topics in health care administration are presented. Topics offered are at the department's discretion and vary from offering to offering.
HCA 411 Legal Issues in Health Care Administration
Prerequisites: BUA 345 or 350, HCA 201
This course presents the fundamentals of how and when the law intersects with health care; explaining health care providers' legal areas of responsibility. A wide range of health care law topics will be addressed including a historical overview of hospitals and the judicial system governing health care, federal and state health care case law and regulatory mandates, and information management, security and confidentiality, informed consent, and patient self-determination.
HCA 421 Financial and Economic Aspects of Health Care
Prerequisites: BUA 210 or MAT 122 or 123, ECO 201, FIN 300 or FIN 301, HCA 201
This course presents the fundamentals and analysis of health care financing. Basic functions of expenditures and sources of funding are emphasized. This course analyzes third party payment programs and reimbursement practices in the U.S. health care sector. Students will be able to understand and explain the major differences between private insurance and managed care systems, and how policy reform impacts the health care sector.
HCA 431 Health Care Management and Policy
Prerequisites: MGT 213, HCA 201
Students discuss concepts, theory, and research as they relate to professional practice in the health care system. A broad overview of the levels of care, the care continuum and the regulations governing care delivery is provided. Issues of individual behaviors, health status indicators, and government responsibilities are also discussed. Key issues in health policy will be presented.
HCA 450 Seminar in Health Care Administration
Prerequisites: HCA 411, HCA 421, HCA 431
Students will review and discuss issues and challenges confronting the administrative professional in a health care setting and mechanisms to deal with those issues.
HCA 497 Health Care Administration Internship
Prerequisite: BUA 203, HCA 201
(Nine credits in the major completed)
A course designed to provide the student with field work experience through a work opportunity related to the student's career objective. A learning contract is used to focus expectations, duration of the experience, and means for evaluation. The student will benefit from applying classroom learning to actual job experience. ("0" credit receives CR/NC grade.)