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HAD 10 American Health Systems

This course is a survey of the American health care system that examines the elements related to the organization, delivery, financing and planning of health services.
Every Semester, 3 credits

HAD 11 Management of Health Care Organizations

A study of the development of health planning as it is affected by political, social and economic factors. Special attention is devoted to the theories, applications, issues, and controversies in health planning as well as the work environment of the health planner.
Every Year, 3 credits

HPA 13 Legal Aspects of Health Care/Public Administration

This course considers the importance of law and regulations in the administrative process. Areas to be emphasized in this course include a general introduction to the law, legal environment of public and health organizations and the impact of the law upon administrative decision making. Freedom of information and right to privacy issues are examined. An attempt is made to acquaint the student with critical legal issues that are faced by managers.
Every Year, 3 credits

HPA 14 Financial Management in the Health Care/Public Sectors

A survey of the principles and practices of financial management theory and its applications to health care and public administration. The course will focus on budgeting and cost control, cost reimbursement, taxation and revenue, cost incentive programs and financial analysis specific to the health care and public sectors.
Every Year, 3 credits

HPA 15 Health Resource Allocation in Health Care/Public Sectors

The course focuses on the application of special problems involving health and public resources, allocation, markets, personnel shortages, as well as issues relating to the equity and stabilization of the public/health sector.
Every Year, 3 credits

HPA 18 Research Methods

An overview of the scientific method as it applies to research in fields of health care and public administration. Special attention will be devoted to examining issues related to cost effectiveness and alternatives.
Writing Across Curriculum
Prerequisite of Junior status or greater is required if in Social Work plan of study
Every Year, 3 credits

HPA 19 Statistics for the Administrators

Statistical procedures, research design, sampling techniques, descriptive statistics, frequency distributions, measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation, regression, tests of significance and reliability are all discussed as they apply to the specific needs of the health and public administrator.
Prerequisite of HPA 18 or SWK 18 is required
Every Year, 3 credits

HPA 20 Computer-Based Management Systems

This course is a comprehensive review of computer concepts and usage in health and public sectors. It covers the types of computers which are appropriate and the storage devices needed. Students learn to create programs, and to evaluate packaged software for its applicability to their department's needs. The course involves extensive "hands-on" computer use.
Every Semester, 3 credits

HPA 30 Critical Issues in Health/Public Administration

Multidisciplinary seminar focusing on sociological, political and economic issues of health care and public administration. Selected issues will be determined by recent developments in the organization and delivery of health care and public services.
On Occasion, 3 credits

HPA 32 Internships in Health and Public Administration

Placement within a public or health agency to provide students with administrative experience in the operations of such facilities.
Every Spring, 6 credits