Health Administration Courses

HADM 501 Understanding  Health Care Organizations (2 cr)

An introduction to the field to establish professional identity and understand health care systems. This course also exposes students to the many issues and challenges, including those dealing with ethics, surrounding the health care field. Topics may include organizational structures, legal and ethical issues, and government policies, community health, managing information, managing people, and managing resources.


HADM 510 Financial Accounting (2 cr)

A study of basic accounting theory and practice; the nature of assets, liabilities, and owners' equity; income measurement; and financial statement preparation. The course is taught from a "user" perspective, stressing the understanding, interpretation, and analysis of financial statement information. Emphasis is placed on alternative accounting methods and accounting estimates that may cause similar companies to report different results.


HADM 520 Financial Management (2 cr)

A survey of financial management. Topics include the financial environment, working capital management, the time value of money, financial statement analysis, capital structure, valuation of securities, capital budgeting, assessment of risk, and international finance. Consideration is given to ethical relationships among the firm's contract holders. Prerequisites: MBA 501, 510 and 540 or equivalent.


HADM 530 Marketing Management (2 cr)

Emphasis on the ethical application of marketing concepts, theories and principles as they relate to product policy, promotional mix decisions, distribution and logistical planning, and pricing. The international business environment, including social, cultural, economic, political-legal, competitive, and technological variables, is studied and compared with American markets. The areas of buyer analysis, the utilization of market planning and analysis are also stressed.


HADM 550 Human Resource Management (2)

This course focuses on recruiting, training, and developing human resources, thereby enabling them to be competent performers within organizations. Areas covered include designing/redesigning jobs, coaching/mentoring, conducting performance appraisals, providing feedback, and administering discipline. A major focus relates to developing people and workforce environments that creatively capitalize on today's information technologies. The course addresses ethical concerns related to dealing with people and their development in changing organizations.


HADM 601 Research and Program Evaluation (3 cr)

Understanding research protocols, designs, and strategies used to garner and verify knowledge in the field of health care, with special attention to procedures designed for program evaluation.


HADM 602 Managing and Analyzing Health Care Information (3 cr)

Practice and use with software systems that enable organizing, managing, analyzing, and interpreting data, with emphasis on the types of data required for reporting to federal, state, and local governments as well data that drive the decision making process.


HADM 640 Quality Healthcare Management (3 cr)

The planning and control of operations and processes in health service organizations, including design for the future of health care. Topics include aggregate planning, facility location and community resources, patient and family centered care, layout, aggregate planning, environmentally responsible systems, capacity planning, management of human resources, inventory management, and project management. Models are developed to maximize output while ensuring high employee standards, morale, and benefits.


HADM 650 Strategic Leadership and Organizational Change (3)

Focus is on issues related to being an effective leader, follower, and team member in the field of health care, both current and future. Topics include developing strong interpersonal skills, effective leadership and followership, empowerment and delegation, conflict resolution and negotiation, team problem solving, organizational change and implementation of ideas, and entrepreneurship.


HADM 660 Epidemiology (3 cr)

Focus on the application of the principles of epidemiology to the planning, implementing, and evaluating of population based health care services across the life-span. Emphasis is placed on the use of epidemiological and biostatistical methods of reasoning to draw inferences about strategies at all levels of prevention.


HADM 662 Health in the Community (3 cr)

Understanding the role of health education and health resources in the community, including securing community support and investment. Topics include prevention and control of chronic health conditions, efficient use of community health services and resources, volunteer agencies, disease and injury prevention, women’s health, substance use, and other relevant issues.


HADM 670 Legal Issues in Health Care (3 cr)

Health laws and regulation from both the patient and corporate viewpoints, including regulatory laws, labor law, patients’ rights, liability, third party providers, and contract law.


HADM 671 Ethical Issues in Health Care (3 cr)

Broad coverage of the challenges and dilemmas facing the health care enterprise using the case study method to arrive at ethical and moral decision making. Includes examination of personal beliefs and prejudices that often influence actions. Topics vary but generally include access, cost, and quality of care, organizational ethics and risk, professional codes of conduct, principles of patient autonomy and rights, and issues within the community.


HADM 675 Organizational and Government Policy in Health Care (3 cr)

A course that addresses the economics and financing of health policy, need and demand by the public, and quality and effectiveness of the services, including issues of public health preparedness, prevention, long term care, and mental illness.


HADM 685 Practicum (1-6 cr)

Placement in a work setting related to health administration in which the student observes protocols and practices, and participates in professional responsibilities as permitted with 40 clock hours required for each credit. Prerequisite: 9 credits of course work in the HAD program and approval of the Dean of the Graduate School. S/U grade only.


HADM 686 Internship (1-6 cr)

Placement in work setting related to health administration in which the student assumes professional responsibilities under the direction and supervision of a qualified onsite staff member, requiring 80-100 clock hours for each credit. Prerequisite: 9 credits of course work in the ICP program and approval of the Dean of the Graduate School. S/U grade only.