Health Care Administration

Undergraduate

HCA 303 Health Care Administration

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $941.40

This course is an introductory Health Care Administration course and will expose the student to the industry and its significant elements and trends of the current health care environment.

HCA 304 Health Care Marketing

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course involves analysis, evaluation, and implementation of marketing strategies within health care and managed-care environments. Designed to develop skills in segmenting customer and medical markets, brand products and services, enhance a communication strategy to the consumer, and develop pricing approaches. Methods and models of marketing fundamentals will be introduced.

HCA 311 Health Care Law and Ethics

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course presents an overview of the legal and ethical issues faced by health care consumers, practitioners, and administrators. The course will introduce students to the legal aspects of health care at the federal, state, and local levels. Topics covered will include criminal and civil claims against health care providers, corporate and individual liability, and legal and ethical decision-making.

HCA 311 Health Care Law and Ethics

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $941.40

This course presents an overview of the legal and ethical issues faced by health care consumers, practitioners, and administrators. The course will introduce students to the legal aspects of health care at the federal, state, and local levels. Topics covered will include criminal and civil claims against health care providers, corporate and individual liability, and legal and ethical decision-making.

HCA 312 Health Care Medical Terminology

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 2
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $627.60

This course will focus on the components of medical terms and the method for analysis of word definitions. The emphasis will be on learning to define, pronounce, and spell medical terms using prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining forms related to the anatomy and physiology of the human body. The course will include an introduction to operative, diagnostic, therapeutic, and symptomatic terminology of all body systems.

HCA 363 Health Care Finance

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $941.40

This course is devoted to the practical aspects of finance in health care, an examination of current practices in financial management of health care organizations, and managerial application of specific problems facing health care managers. The first part of the course will focus on an overview of health care finance, managerial accounting, and financial analysis. The second part will continue with managerial accounting and financial analysis and will concentrate on the various tools used in financial management. Emphasis is placed on unique issues and concerns that result from the regulatory framework of health care organizations.

HCA 381 Health Care Internship I

  • Format: Print
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $495

An internship in the School of Business is a planned, meaningful work experience granting academic credit. Supervision consists of a site supervisor (who is a qualified professional in the business or organization where the internship is arranged) and a faculty sponsor (who is a full-time professor in the School of Business). The site supervisor evaluates the work performed by the student on the job. The faculty sponsor, in consultation with the site supervisor and the student, is responsible for maintenance of the academic quality and assignment of the course grade. The internship must be academic in nature, since academic credit is awarded for the experience. The internship may or may not be for-pay.

HCA 381 Health Care Administration Internship I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

The internship is a pre-arranged, credit-bearing work experience which allows a student to achieve personal goals which are aligned with the goals of a supervising professional or agency. Internships provide opportunities to explore career options, test career choices, and encourage the development of skills within a chosen field. An internship allows students to relate classroom theory with practical job experience as well as develop new skills that will be transferable to future employers.

HCA 381 Health Care Administration Internship I

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Semester
  • Tuition: $941.40

The internship is a pre-arranged, credit-bearing work experience which allows a student to achieve personal goals which are aligned with the goals of a supervising professional or agency. Internships provide opportunities to explore career options, test career choices, and encourage the development of skills within a chosen field. An internship allows students to relate classroom theory with practical job experience as well as develop new skills that will be transferable to future employers.

HCA 402 Epidemiology

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course will introduce students to the basic mathematical components, ethics, and study design options in epidemiology, as well as the primary types and sources of error in epidemiologic studies. Students will gain a global perspective to help them understand the connections between disease emergence and specific health issues worldwide.

HCA 462 Quality Management in Health Care

  • Format: Online
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Open Enrollment
  • Tuition: $600

This course serves as an introduction to the process of quality management in health care organizations. Principles of total quality management and guidelines for implementing total quality in health care will be discussed. Differentiation between quality assurance and quality management will also be presented.