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Healthcare Administration and Leadership

Hlthcare Admin & Ldrshp Courses

HCAL 101. Healthcare Delivery Systems. 3 Units.

Overview of the health care delivery system in the U.S, including examination of the role of social, cultural, economic and political factors in the historical development and current delivery of health services. Issues explored include healthcare finance, coverage, accessibility, and quality of care, with comparisons between the US system, those in other countries, and proposed reforms.

HCAL 111. Healthcare Policy & Law. 3 Units.

Examines the legal and regulatory environment of healthcare management and policy. Topics include privacy, health information, patient care delivery, with a focus on how health policies affect the provision and quality of healthcare services.

HCAL 123. Economics of Healthcare. 3 Units.

Introduction of economic principles and tools of analysis applied to healthcare markets and decision-making. Factors affecting supply, such as costs and competition, and determinants of consumer demand for health care will be examined. Considers issues of market efficiency, market failure and the effects of government intervention on supply, demand and market outcomes.

HCAL 133. Healthcare Information Systems. 3 Units.

Provides overview of current practices and new trends in health information technology and its use to support patient care, quality management and other goals of healthcare organizations.

HCAL 137. HC Finance and Reimbursement. 3 Units.

Application of budgeting and financial management concepts in healthcare organizations. Topics include, cost analysis, revenue sources, internal control and internal auditing. Examines reimbursement systems and procedures across different types of healthcare organizations.

HCAL 141. Healthcare Quality Management. 3 Units.

Explores best practices for assessment and quality improvement in healthcare processes, delivery and outcomes. Considers patient care, operations, administration, risk management and utilization management.

HCAL 155. Ethical Issues in Healthcare Leadership. 3 Units.

Examines ethical dimensions of healthcare provision and policy. Includes consideration of the impact of demographic, socioeconomic and cultural factors on access to and delivery of health services.

HCAL 180. Strategic Planning and Leadership in Healthcare. 3 Units.

This course is designed to integrate the knowledge and understanding students have gained in their healthcare administration courses with the leadership skills they have developed in their other courses. Focus is on application of these concepts and skills in to strategic planning in healthcare organizations.

HCAL 199. Health Administration & Leadership Capstone. 3 Units.

The capstone is a project-based course. Students will conduct and present a research project on a topic in healthcare administration and leadership that aligns with their interests and/or career goals.

Bachelor of Science Health Services Administration and Leadership Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate, through application, knowledge of leadership concepts and skills necessary and appropriate for administration in health services organizations.
  2. Apply ethical principles to the development, understanding and implementation of healthcare policy and administration.
  3. Employ appropriate economic and financial principles and effective information management systems for budgeting, decision-making, efficient delivery of health services, and strategic planning to achieve organizational goals.
  4. Critically analyze and interpret data and other quantitative and qualitative information to inform and evaluate policy and decision-making in a variety of healthcare settings.
  5. Communicate clearly, cogently and effectively, in both written and oral forms, adapting presentations as appropriate for a range of audiences and a variety of professional uses.