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2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
2018 - 2019 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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HA 730 - Capstone Course

This capstone course requires the student to focus on substantive health administration issues and to develop solutions. The student is required to complete a scholarly article under the direction of a faculty member, which synthesizes knowledge and skills to address an issue agreed upon between the student and faculty member.

This is a challenging and time intensive course. In general, students will need to spend approximately 3 to 4 hours per credit hour each week preparing for class. This time includes reading, thinking, and researching material in order to complete assignments and meet course objectives. As this is a 3-credit course, it is anticipated that you will need to spend 9-12 hours per week on this class. There will be a variety of learning strategies employed so that you will have multiple opportunities to approach the material from various perspectives.

The final deliverable for this capstone class is a manuscript suitable for publication in an academic journal of the student’s choosing.  Each assignment contributes to the final manuscript that will be turned in and evaluated as the culminating activity of the graduate program.  

Prerequisites & Notes
All Required and Elective Health Administration courses.

Assignment Overview
Assignments are due for each of the 12 weeks of the term.

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  1. Integrate theory, evidence, and published research to develop solutions for an issue in healthcare administration practice.
  2. Perform a rigorous critique of evidence to generate solutions for the practice issue.
  3. Apply the best available evidence from published literature as the foundation for the health administration practice solution.
  4. Produce a publishable theoretical article related to the identified practice issue.
  5. Verbally present the article via videoconference with MHA program panel.


Credits: 3 Offered: February, May, August, and November

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