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7.6.5 HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT (HCM)
Head: Professor Diane Johnson, Office: 104 Alston Hall
 

HCM 570 Introduction to Health Systems. Three hours.

 
HCM 571 Management of Health Care Organizations. Three hours.
Prerequisites: MGT 517 (MBA) or equivalent and EC 500 (MBA) or equivalent.
An analysis of the problems, issues, and environmental forces affecting management in health care organizations. Emphasis is given to the role of management and its particular functions in a health care environment.


HCM 573 Advanced Issues in Health Care Management. Three hours.
Prerequisites: Graduate status with: an undergraduate degree or enrollment in HCM, or health care related field; or enrollment in the MBA program, or instructor's permission.
This course examines current policy and social issues in health care management. Students develop the analytical skills needed by decision makers of health care organizations.

 

HCM 575 Advanced Managed Care.  Three hours. 

Prerequisites: Graduate status with: an undergraduate degree or enrollment in HCM, or health care related field; or enrollment in the MBA program, or instructor's permission.
This course examines basic and advanced concepts of managed care for health care organizations from physician practices to hospitals and health systems with an emphasis on understanding and applying the business philosophy and practices of managed care organizations.

 

HCM 576 Advanced Long Term Care.  Three hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate status with: an undergraduate degree or enrollment in HCM, or health care related field; or enrollment in the MBA program, or instructor's permission.
This course examines basic and advanced concepts of long term care organizations and management, with an emphasis on understanding the current delivery system and the unique challenges faced by practitioners, as well as the needs of long term care stakeholders.

 

HCM 577 Advanced Ambulatory Care. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Graduate status with: an undergraduate degree or enrollment in HCM, or health care related field; or enrollment in the MBA program, or instructor's permission.
This course examines basic and advanced concepts of ambulatory care organization and management, with an emphasis on the competencies needed to operate an ambulatory practice, as well as the skills needed to manage relationships with ambulatory care stakeholders.

 


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