Healthcare Administration | Course Catalogue

2020-2021 Catalogue

Healthcare administration is a growing industry and an educated workforce is needed to meet the demands of tightening resources and an aging population that is more active and living longer. Students graduating with a concentration in Health Care Administration will be employable in a variety of settings, from doctors’ offices to clinics to insurance companies to the government. The concentration is available to students with a major in Business Administration. See the Business Administration page for course requirements.

Healthcare Administration (HCA) Course Descriptions

HCA 308: Introduction to Health Care Administration.
Goal: This course examines the behavioral and organizational factors that affect healthcare managers and examines some of the strategies for problem solving and implementing change.
Content: Included will be information on the US health care delivery system and examine the historical growth of the health care system, trends for the future, and the various settings where health care is provided.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Credit: 3 hours; cross-listed as BUS 308.

HCA 309: Health Care Operations and Quality Improvement.
Goal: To understand quality management and improvement is important in health care operations because of patient care, safety, and outcomes.
Content: This course will address quality management tools and concepts, including root cause analysis and performance indicators.
Taught: Fall.
Credit: 3 hours; cross-listed as BUS 309.
Prerequisites: HCA 308.

HCA 313: Health Care Policy and Economics.
Goal: This course introduces students to U. S. health policy and how it is developed, and the requirements of the major regulatory agencies.
Content: Major debates related to health care legislation will be discussed.  The course will also look at how basic economic principles influence policy decisions.
Taught: Spring.
Credit: 3 hours; cross-listed as BUS 313.
Prerequisites: HCA 308.

HCA 314: Legal Aspects of Healthcare.
Goal: To examine laws and regulations that guide almost every interaction in health care.
Content: This course will explore the evolution of the laws and regulatory agencies that are actively involved in health care administration, and the contemporary issues that are likely to affect health care in the future.
Taught: Fall, Spring.
Credit: 3 hours; cross-listed as BUS 314.
Prerequisites: HCA 308.

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