HA 515 - Health Services Administration
Introduces students to operational management. Topics such as organizational structure, management planning, use and control of resources, problem-solving, uses of information, decision-making, and the roles of senior managers are studied in the context of different health care delivery settings. Goal-setting and coordination among key health care workers are studied in connection with professional values, conflict resolution, and quality assessment.
Prerequisites & Notes
HA 500 or NU 513
Assignments: 12 weekly assignments
Interactivity: Weekly live session
Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:
- Evaluate and effectively apply traditional and current management and governance models.
- Develop a rationally-based management/administrative style for use in your career.
- Understand how health care organizations are governed, managed, and structured.
- Analyze effective functional relationships among a Board of Directors, the CEO and Senior Administration, with the Medical Board and the medical staff.
- Explain the structure, functions and relationships of the various components of health care organizations.
- Evaluate effective functions and roles of health care administrators in relation to internal and external environments.
- Balance operational and strategic issues to effectively manage and lead health care organizations.
- Utilize critical thinking skills to analyze and take logically based actions for real-life problems and challenges in health care management.
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