Professional Health Core Courses:
# HS 200 Health Services Organizational Management: 3 semester hours
Relates organizational principles to the operations of health care facilities, including personnel management, communication structures, and governance with emphasis in leadership and motivation.
# HS 201 Health Services Resident Care: 3 semester hours
Relates physical, psychological and sociological needs of resident to services provided by health care facilities, including the needs of the special populations; i.e. elderly and disabled, services provided in specialized care facilities, resident's rights, living wills. Prerequisite: Students must have completed SY 100T (Introduction to Sociology) or PC 100T (General Psychology) and HS 200T (H.S. Organizational Management).
# HS 320 Health Services Regulations: 3 semester hours
Provides an overview of federal, state and other regulatory agencies' policies for health care facilities. Areas covered include: labor issues, liability, licensure requirements, environmental management, policy and procedure writing. Agencies covered will include: JCAHO, NCQA, Medicaid and Medicare. Prerequisites: Completion of HS 200T with a minimum grade of a C and PN 109 (Introduction to Ethics).
# HS 420 Health Services Financial Management: 3 semester hours
Explores financial management issues, including: reimbursement, costs, budgeting, financial and statistical reports and evaluation methods for services and responsibilities. Financial requirements by regulatory agencies. Prerequisites: MT 120T (Finite Math) and completion of HS 200T with a minimum grade of a C.
# HS 203 Health Administration Practicum: 3 semester hours - Optional
Provides concepts and practical experience in an appropriate health care setting. Students in the Interdisciplinary track must minimally complete this three semester hour course. Skills required: Interpersonal communication, business writing, general writing, understanding of research methods, ability to think critically, ability to translate theory into practice, ability to evaluate and predict outcomes, analytic thinking. Prerequisite: Completion of HS 200, HS 201 may be taken concurrently or prior to HS 203.
# HS430 Financial Issues in Not-For-Profit Health Care Organizations: 3 semester hours
This course focuses on the unique financial issues and problems in a not-for-profit health care setting. Students will understand the impact of government in the financing of health care and health care facilities. General financial and economic principles will be viewed in light of this type of environment.
# HS431 Health Services Capstone: 3 semester hours
This course is designed to allow students to analyze and formulate solutions to major issues facing the health care industry. National and local perspectives will be defined and a variety of possible solutions applied.
# BA 203 Principles of Law I: 3 semester hours
This course provides a broad look at the American legal system. It includes a discussion of legal reasoning, the structure of the legal system, and several substantive areas of the law that are of general practical interest. These specific topics include contracts, torts, administrative law, and agency law. Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
# BA 205 Employment Law and Labor Relations: 3 semester hours
This is a survey course that looks at the history and development of employment law in the United States. We will look closely at the current legal issues found in case law, statutory law and regulations. We will also study the labor relations and collective bargaining system addressing issues such as wages, benefits and grievance procedures. Prerequisite: BA 203.
# BC 202 Accounting: Information for Decisions: 4 semester hours
This course provides a fundamental knowledge of accounting for individuals who do not expect to become practicing accountants but who need a basic understanding of accounting concepts. This course will emphasize accounting as a communication system involving analysis and interpretation of data. Accounting concepts will be covered as they relate to the user of financial information rather than a preparer's perspective. Emphasis will be placed on the use of accounting information for both financial and managerial decisions. Prerequisite: none
# BN 204 Principles of Management: 3 semester hours
This course includes a systematic examination of the following four functions and processes within an enterprise: Planning-development of objectives and plans; Organizing-structuring work relationships; Leading-activating coordinated efforts; Controlling-measuring progress and taking corrective action. The course emphasizes an overall framework for effective integration of the distinct processes.
# BN 304 Human Resource Management: 3 semester hours
This course includes a study of the place and function of the human resource management department in business and industry. Topics include equal opportunity programs, employment planning, recruitment, selection, performance evaluation, and compensation. Also included are training/development, safety/health and work scheduling. Prerequisite: BN 204.