Healthcare Management (HCM)

HCM 305   Christianity and Contemporary Culture   3 Units

Christianity and Contemporary Culture will make students aware of the Christian worldview and will assist students in evaluating sources of information for culture and theology, enabling them to better answer questions concerning life issues (e.g., sexuality, marriage, family, creation, evil, death, and life after life) and life choices in the Christian context. Students will examine their own beliefs and compare these to that which Scripture teaches.

HCM 312   Management of Healthcare Organizations   3 Units

This course will serve as an introduction to and provide the foundation for a better understanding of the relevant theories, tools, and applications, recent trends, and issues needed to address operational issues that healthcare managers face.

HCM 314   Healthcare Quality Management   3 Units

This course will explore healthcare applications of quality improvement including governmental and regulatory influences, standards and guidelines, programs and methods, and process redesign.

HCM 315   Organizational Behavior, Theory and Design in Healthcare Management   3 Units

This course will provide students with an in-depth analysis of the theories and concepts of organizational behavior and theory while embracing the uniqueness and complexities of healthcare.

HCM 413   Leadership in Health Management   3 Units

This course will introduce students to the basic principles of leadership and direction in healthcare organizations.

HCM 414   Legal Aspects of Healthcare   3 Units

This course will familiarize students with significant legal principles and theories relevant to healthcare administration; provide examples of context in which potential legal problems arise; develop the ability to identify and evaluate potential legal risks related to healthcare administrative and management decisions; and to appropriately utilize legal counsel in the decision-making process.

HCM 415   Health Information Systems   3 Units

This course will examine the use of information systems in healthcare organizations as students are introduced to the types of healthcare data and information, the various systems used throughout the healthcare industry, the technology utilized by these systems, and the IT challenges facing healthcare administrators.

HCM 416   Human Resource Management in Healthcare   3 Units

This course will look at human resource management in healthcare including the principles, methods, and procedures used in the utilization and management of professional and allied health personnel.

HCM 419   Topics in Public Health Administration   3 Units

This course will identify and explore historical, theoretical, and practical issues in the field of public health as students identify and analyze important public health issues within various health settings.

HCM 422   Introduction to Gerontology and Mental Health Management   3 Units

This course will introduce and give an overview of the field of gerontology and mental health including current theories, ethical issues, public policy, legal issues, and careers along with the exploration of problems in planning, financing, delivering, and evaluating health services. Administrative structures and public and private delivery systems will also be compared and critiqued.

HCM 424   Marketing and Strategic Planning for Healthcare Organizations   3 Units

This course will study the management of the marketing process, strategy formulation, strategic planning, organizing, budgeting, implementation, and performance assessment specific for healthcare organizations to assist institutions in fulfilling their mission, vision and goals and in helping to define strategies to improve market position and financial performance.

HCM 425   Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations   3 Units

This course will cover selected topics in both the financial and managerial aspects of the U.S. healthcare industry, both philosophically and theologically, with issues being evaluated and presented from the perspective of all key stakeholders including the consumer, providers, provider-organizations, payers, and government.

HCM 494   Internship: Healthcare Administration   3 Units

This course will provide a structured, supervised internship in the healthcare industry consisting of a clinical, community, and project-based component. Offered as a Pass/No Pass course. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

HCM 494E   Internship: Healthcare Administration Extension   3 Units

If it is needed, this course will provide students additional time for the completion of their internship.

HCM 495   Senior Seminar in Healthcare   3 Units

This course will be a culminating demonstration of the student's academic ability and knowledge of the healthcare environment through a comprehensive analytical paper and oral presentation to a professional panel of healthcare professionals. Prerequisite: Senior standing.