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Health Services Administration

Undergraduate

Upon completion of the B.S. in Health Services Administration, graduates will be able to do the following:

Goal I: Describe the U.S. health care delivery system.

To accomplish this goal, students will be able to:

  • List historical events that shaped present-day health care delivery
  • Discuss health services organization and delivery.
  • Conduct a scan to lacate political events and key legislation affecting health care.

Goal II: Demonstrate knowledge of the management of health care organizations.

To accomplish this goal, students will be able to:

  • Identify theories of organizational structure.
  • Describe the functions of health care organizations.
  • Discuss major issues currently confronting health care administrators.

Goal III: Identify manage health care concepts.

To accomplish this goal, students will be able to:

  • Discuss the principles of managed care.
  • Describe the history and present status of Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Work collaboratively and deliver a presentation on a group research project.

Goal IV: Utilize statistics in health care

To accomplish this goal, students will be able to:

  • Utilize statistical methods as applied to the health field.
  • Define data collection, organization, analysis, and presentation of information.
  • Apply concepts learned to perform data analysis

Goal V: Demonstrate knowledge of Human Resources functions in Health Services.

To accomplish this goal, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of recruiting, selecting, training, evaluating, performance, and compensating employees.
  • Utilize computer and library resources to conduct research.
  • Prepare and deliver a presentation on Human Resources and Labor Relations.

Goal VI: Describe financial aspects of health care administration.

To accomplish this goal, students will be able to:

  • Describe economic issues and trends affecting health care.
  • Identify resource allocation and distribution within the health care system.
  • Apply the skills learned to create a sample budget for a health care organization.

Goal VII: Demonstrate application of epidemiology concepts to current issues in health.

To accomplish this goal, students will be able to:

  • Define the basic principles of epidemiology.
  • Identify the determinants of health and disease.
  • Examine current influences on societal health.

Goal VIII: Identify concepts of research and program evaluation in health services administration

To accomplish this goal, students will be able to:

  • Identify concepts of research and program evaluation in Health Services.
  • Differentiate quantitative and qualitative research methods.
  • Discuss and debate ethical issues in research and evaluation.

Goal IX: Analyze planning and strategic management in health services administration.

To accomplish this goal, students will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast theories of strategic management.
  • Apply concepts of strategic planning to case studies.
  • Define concepts in marketing health care organizations.

Goal X: Integrate conceptual academic learning with practical experience in health services in a health care setting.

To accomplish this goal, students will be able to:

  • Participate in the designated number of hours performing for workplace-supervised activity in a health care setting.
  • Participate in a seminar to discuss personal attributes that contribute to a health services administration career with his/her instructor and peers.
  • Identify specific steps toward obtaining employment and/or career advancement.