Study of problem or problems using research techniques. Selection of the problem must be approved by the student’s adviser, the instructor under whom the study is to be made, and the appropriate dean. The study must contribute to the student’s program. Preparation of a scholarly paper is required and may involve an oral defense. Total credit for any combination of enrollments in these courses may not exceed six semester hours. A specialized study may be substituted for a required course only once in a student’s program.
Focuses on the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of strategy in health care financing/delivery organizations. Emphasizes concepts dealing with industry structure; the strategic management process; achieving and sustaining competitive advantage.
Focuses on the unique characteristics of the U.S. healthcare delivery system; acquaints students with increased understanding of the context of health services administration and healthcare policy; and examines key factors and forces impacting total health system performance in the United States.
Includes an examination of legal and ethical aspects of contemporary issues associated with the health services administration process.
This course stresses application of traditional management concepts to a variety of health service operational issues, analyzes similarities and differences in management of health service organization (HSO) and other organizational models, formulates new organizational designs and management practices appropriate to current HSO environments, and evaluates adequacy of new models.
This course stresses economic analysis applied to the health services sector.
Covers managed care programs, structures, practice models, role of physicians and other clinicians, capitation, cost-accounting and forms of reimbursement.