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HCMG 3301   (3-3-0)   Health Care Ethics

The foundations and theories of ethics as related to the health care profession. The course is designed to take the student through the ethical principles encountered in today’s environment in the health care field.  

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

HCMG 3310   (3-3-0)   Human Resource Management for Health Care Organizations

Philosophies and policies of the personnel management systems, planning and staffing, training and development, labor relations, understanding and managing people, financial compensation, and assessment as it relates to the health care field.  

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 3301.

HCMG 3320   (3-3-0)   Finance for Health Care Managers

Since the health care field offers profit and nonprofit operations, this course is designed to address the special financial concepts, decision making, and budgeting needs of both options.  

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

HCMG 3330   (3-3-0)   Legal Issues in Health Care Management

Major doctrine of both private and public law applicable to hospital administration and medical care; law underlying the hospital-patient, the hospital-doctor, and the doctor-patient relationship; legal status of group medical plans and third party agencies for the financing of health care; constitutional and administrative law issues in connection with Medicare-Medicaid; and regional planning of health care facilities.  

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: None.

HCMG 3340   (3-3-0)   Organizational Behavior in Health Care Management

This course provides the student with the insight on interpersonal relations and group dynamics and how they affect the areas of managerial decision making and organizational effectiveness in a health care setting.   

  • Offered: Summer, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 3301.

HCMG 4301   (3-3-0)   Advanced Management Seminar in Health Care (S-L)

This course introduces the student to the basic characteristics of the U.S. health care system. An in-depth review of selected operational and functional aspects of health care administration focuses on contemporary issues in a fast-changing environment. Emphasis is given to the critical roles and functions of health care administrators at various levels and types of different health care delivery systems. A comparative review of international health care delivery systems examines differences and commonalities in the United States, Canada, and Western Europe.   This course contains a field-based service-learning component.

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 3301, HCMG 3301, HCMG 3310, HCMG 3320, HCMG 3330, HCMG 3340.

HCMG 6310   (3-3-0)   Strategic Health Care Planning, Marketing, and Policy

This course examines strategic health care planning and marketing processes used by health care managers. Health care policies related to selected health care issues are analyzed within the fast-changing nature of the health care industry. Emphasis is given to the social, economic, political, and health implications of planning, marketing, and health policy for consumers, health care providers, and the general community.  

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521 and MRKT 51.521

HCMG 6320   (3-3-0)   Managed Health Care

In-depth analysis of the various managed care delivery models. Emphasis is given to the managed care continuum. Topics include: types of managed care organizations, provider payment plans, utilization control, underwriting and rate setting, management and marketing aspects, and legal and health care policy issues.  

  • Offered: Fall, Online.
  • Prerequisite: MANA 51.521.

HCMG 6330   (3-3-0)   Long-Term Care Administration

Long-term care administration includes a study of the comprehensive needs essential to the care of the aging population, including housing, health care, nutrition, education, and social well-being. The course focuses on the management of skilled nursing, intermediate care, and long-term-care facilities, the management of day care, residential care, community-based programs, and home health services.  

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: HCMG 6310, HCMG 6320.

HCMG 6380   (3-3-0)   Health Services Management Capstone Initiative

The health services management capstone initiative explores executive leadership, corporate communications, management of a culturally-diverse environment, visioning, and strategic thinking. An in-depth case analysis, complete with specific management plans for the product/service is submitted at the end of the practicum. The student selects a clinical rotation of interest, such as administration, clinical practice, or education/consultation.  

  • Offered: Spring, Online.
  • Prerequisite: Minimum six hours of HCMG 6000-level courses.

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