College of Health Professions


Health Care Management Major

Course Descriptions

HLTH 207 HEALTH CARE IN THE U.S. (3.00 units)
Analysis of health care demands, cost, supply, and recipients. Analysis of different health care settings and factors such as professionalism, the professional education system, authority structures, ethical responsibilities, and referrals. Emerging policy debate and role of managed care are also explored.


HCMN 305 COMMUNITY HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (3.00 units)
A survey of current approaches to the theories, practices, and organization of community health services administration. Prerequisite: HLTH 207.


HLTH 311 CHRONIC AND COMMUNICABLE DISEASES (3.00 units)

A factual, non-clinical approach to the major chronic and communicable diseases that are health problems in the U.S. population today. Patient education methods and the role of the health educator in relation to these diseases are stressed. Prerequisites: HLTH 10 &, Biology course w/lab.


HCMN 413 SERVICES AND HOUSING FOR THE LONG-TERM CARE CONSUMER (3.00 units)

Provides an overview of services, housing options, policies and regulations for adults with disabilities and older adults in the US. Market trends, integration of long-stay services with community based and tertiary care models; the evolution of health care policy and regulations are examined. Offered spring only. Prerequisite: HLTH 207 or instructor consent.


HCMN 415 FINANCING AND ORGANIZATION OF HEALTH CARE SERVICES IN THE U.S. (3.00 units)

.Financing and organization of health care services, emphasizing managed care philosophies in context of organizational and economic theories. Prerequisites: HLTH 207 and HCMN 305. Offered fall only. Prerequisite: HLTH 207 & ACCT 202

HCMN 417 LONG TERM CAREETHICAL PROBLEMS (3.00 units)

Long-term care law, rules, theory, and clinical and administrative best practice to the solution of practical ethical problems common in long-term care. Offered fall only.

HCMN 419 LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION (3.00 unites)

Iintroduction to institutional and community-based long-term care facility administration. This course examines laws, rules, and nationally established domains of nursing home and residential care managerial practice within an ethicsbased philosophy of care. Offered spring only


HCMN 441 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (3.00 units)

Examination of legal and ethical issues in the administration of health programs. Emphasis is placed on the impact of cost-containment efforts, quality and malpractice concerns, profit-seeking in health, biomedical advances, and new delivery mechanisms. Prerequisite: HLTH 207. Offered Spring only.


HCMN 495 HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT INTERNSHIP (12.00 units)
Supervised capstone experience in health care management; 12 credit, full-time, semester long internship with Blackboard component. Prerequisites: completion of all required courses with a "C" or better in EACH class and permission of department chair. Graded S/U.


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