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Health Care Administration

College of Health and Human Services

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Health Care Administration - HCA Courses

LOWER DIVISION

101. Health Care Administration in Action (3)

This course offers students opportunities to learn about health administration careers by hearing from and interacting with health care managers working in a variety of organizations, with a focus on those in the greater Long Beach area.
Letter grade only (A-F).

202. Introduction to Health Care in America (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements.
US health care system with its delivery and financing mechanisms as well as the technical, economic, political and social forces responsible for changes in the health care system. Contemporary issues such as access, cost and quality, health disparities among minority groups as well as gender disparities including sexual orientation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

UPPER DIVISION

312. Health Personnel Management (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 402.
The management of human resources in health care setting. Principles and methods of personnel work such as employee, recruitment, selection, retention, training, evaluation, and wage and salary administration, and labor management relations.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

320. Operations Management in Health Administration (3)

Prerequisite; SOC 250 or PSY 110 or equivalent. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 402.
The application of the concepts and methods of operations management to health care organizational setting. Emphasis on planning and control in management process.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

340. Legal Aspects of Health Administration (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 402.
Overview of health law issues. Government regulation including legal constraints; liability; negligence; patient rights; confidentiality; and corporate/administrative responsibility. Emphasis on business applications of health law.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

341. Financial Management of Health Care Institutions (3)

Prerequisite: ACCT 201. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 402.
Application of the concepts of financial management within health care organizations, to include financial planning principles, reimbursement procedures, governmental regulation and legal restraints.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

353. Marketing for Health Services Organizations (3)

Prerequisite: ECON 101 or 300. Corequisite: HCA 202 or 402.
Development of marketing strategies and analyses in a health care setting. Design of services to include pricing, communication, distribution channels, and client motivation and services.
Letter grade only (A-F).

402. The Health Care System (3)

Overview and developmental summary of the American health care system and its driving forces: Organizational forms; financing mechanisms; principal industry stakeholders; professional groups and workforce issues; public health and government.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

410. Health Management and Organization (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 402.
Introduction to health care management practices and concepts. Planning, decision-making, influencing, controlling, effecting change. Effects of environment, technology and human behavior on organizational design.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

416. Management and Information Systems (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 402.
Evaluation of concepts, analysis and design of management information systems; management decision models, strategies for implementing system changes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

417I. Technology, Ethics, and Society (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, upper division standing, ENGL 100.
A framework for understanding the ways in which human societies transform themselves through technological innovation. Ethical questions concerning the social effects of technological change.

422I. Global Issues in Health Services (3)

Completion of the GE Foundation, one or more Exploration courses and upper division standing. Examination of factors that impact global health; analysis of health care delivery systems and the governmental, economic, social and political forces that influence them.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

439./539. Management Challenges in Long Term Care (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 402 or 502.
Functions and essential skills to manage LTC organizations and facilities: Institutional arrangements; Patient/family/community relations; workforce management; marketing; reimbursement.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

450. Quality Assurance in Health Care (3)

Prerequisites: HCA 402, and 465.
Basic elements of quality improvement and organizational responsibilities related to quality assurance. Data analysis for quality improvement, clinical practice guidelines, and future of healthcare quality.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

451. Economics of Health (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 101 or 300.
Microeconomic principles and their application to healthcare such as opportunity cost, production of good health, demand for medical care, production and cost theory and cost-benefit analysis. Behavior of health care markets and organizations.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

452./552. Medical Group Practice Management (3) F

Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 202, 402 or 502; and HCA 450 or 550; and HCA 341 or 515.
Fundamental operational responsibilities of medical group administration today, with emphasis on finance, operations and management skills.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

457I. Working Around the World (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation requirements, one or more exploration courses, upper division standing.
The effects of religion, language and culture, political structure, economics, and physical environment on the development of the workplace and people’s perceptions of work and occupations.
Letter grade only (A-F).

465. Analysis and Evaluation of Health Care Services (3)

Prerequisite or Corequisite: HCA 202 or 402 and Prerequisite: PSY 110 or SOC 250 or equivalent.
Techniques of analysis and evaluation applied to health services with respect to organizing, staffing, financing and utilization. Emphasis on the analytic process, program evaluation, and report of findings.
Letter grade only (A-F).

470I. Latinas/Latinos: Health Status and Health Care Access (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Foundation, one or more Exploration Courses, upper division standing.
Interdisciplinary exploration of policies, epidemiologic, cultural factors influencing disease within Latino subpopulations, their impact upon efficient, equitable service delivery.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as CHLS 470I. Not open for credit to students with credit in CHLS 470I. (Lecture)

471. Geographic Information Science (GIS) for Health (3)

Prerequisite: GEOG 200 or SOC 250 or equivalent.
An introduction to the fundamentals of Geographic Information Science and Systems (GIS) including concepts and skills in spatial reasoning and spatial thinking. Explores GIS in spatial query, problem analysis and decision support using health-related applications. Lecture/discussion and Laboratory (2 hours lecture, 2 hours computer laboratory)
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as GEOG 471.

480./580. Internship in Health Care Administration (3)

Prerequisites: HCA 341, 402, 465 and HSC 150.
Minimum 120 hours of structured work experience in a health care organization, under direct supervision of a preceptor-employee.
Letter grade only (A-F).

481. Internship and Career Development in Health Care Administration (3)

Prerequisite/Corequistie: HCA 480
A minimum of 120 hours of structured work experience in a health care organization, under the direct supervision of a preceptor-employee. Career development planning, job search and networking.
Letter grade only (A-F).

490. Special Topics in Health Care Administration (1-3)

Topics of special interest in health care administration selected for intensive study.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Letter grade only (A-F).

499. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Independent study of special topics under supervision of a faculty member.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with approval of Health Care Administration Program Director. Letter grade only (A-F).

GRADUATE LEVEL

502. The Health Care System (3)

Overview, developmental summary of the American health care system and its driving forces. Major elements of the healthcare system; today’s major health policy issues in a historical, economic and political context.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

503. Health Care Economics (3)

Prerequisites: ECON 101 or 300
Aplication of economic principles to health care; the flow of funds through the health care system including physicians, hospitals, managed care, nursing home and pharmaceutical firms. Third party payment, asymmetric information, and behavior health care systems.
Letter grade only (A-F).

505. Organization and Systems of Health Care (3)

Analysis of operational activities and managerial functions essential to the health care delivery system, with emphasis on management and leadership influence on developing effective systems of care within various institutional arrangements.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

510. Human Resources Management in Health Care (3)

Management of human resources in the health care system including human resource planning and staffing, training and development, performance appraisal, job design and analysis, and compensation.
Letter grade only (A-F).

515. Advanced Financial Management in Health Care (3)

Prerequisite: ACCT 201 or 500.
Financial environment, payment systems, discounted cash flow analysis, risk, financial statements, capital investments, and capital budgeting. Emphasis on decision making using accounting and finance theories, principles, concepts and techniques.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

517. Advanced Healthcare Information Systems Management (3)

Prerequisite: HCA 416, 502, 530 or consent of instructor.
Broad overview of healthcare information systems; close examination of business needs for the information technology (IT) to deliver cost-effective quality health services.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Discussion)

524. Advanced Legal and Ethical Aspects of Health Administration (3)

Federal and state regulation of health care facilities, employees, patients and programs. Ethical and legal perspectives on malpractice, liability, contracts, informed consent, end-of-life decisions, reproductive health, medical records, confidentially and required disclosures.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

530. Strategic Planning and Marketing in Health Care (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 502.
Strategic planning based on analysis of analyses of secondary quantitative and qualitative data to study changes in technological, social, political, regulatory, and competitive aspects of the health care market.
Letter grade only (A-F).

535. Quantitative Methods for Health Administration (3)

Prerequisite: Statistics.
Application of quantitative and operations research techniques to problems in health care settings. Exposure to decision theory and control systems. Problem solving experiences in resource allocation, procedures, scheduling, forecasting, measurement and cybernetic control.
Letter grade only (A-F).

536. Hospital Management (3)

Prerequisite: HCA 505.
Analysis of hospitals by broad function and specific departments through cases, simulations and visits to develop familiarity with internal operations of acute care hospitals and skills in solving hospital operational problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

537. Managed Care (3)

Prerequisite: HCA 402 or 502.
Orientation to the organization and administration of health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations and related enterprises. Legal and regulatory issues, marketing, utilization management, premium rating systems, information systems, case/disease management.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Seminar 3 hours)

538. Long Term Care Management (3)

Prerequisite: HCA 402 or 502.
Overview of long term care services and facilities. Analysis of forces influencing development of long term care in the US; specific organizational aspects affecting outcomes of services.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

539./439. Management Challenges in Long Term Care (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 402 or 502.
Functions and essential skills to manage LTC organizations and facilities: institutional arrangements; patient/family/community relations; workforce management; marketing; reimbursement.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

550. Continuous Quality Improvement in Health Services (3)

Prerequisites: HCA 502
Administrative and professional issues to assure quality in health care. Historical beginnings: metrics and indicators; state-of-the-art practices; voluntary and governmental monitoring.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

552./452. Medical Group Practice Management (3) F

Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 202, 402 or 502; and HCA 450 or 550; and HCA 341 or 515.
Fundamental operational responsibilities of medical group adminstration today, with emphasis on finance operations and management skills.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

580./480. Internship in Health Care Administration (3)

Prerequisites: HCA 502, 505, 510, 515, 524, 530, 535, 550.
Minimum 120 hours of structured work experience in a health care organization, under direct supervision of a preceptor-employee. Graduate students study and report on institution's organizational structure, philosophy, problems and personnel.
May be repeated to a maximum of six units in different semesters, which includes previously earned credit in HCA 685. Letter grade only (A-F).

590. Special Topics (1-3)

Topics of current interest in the various fields of Health Administration and Health Services Management selected for special presentation.
Topics will be announced in the Schedule of Classes each semester. Courses may be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

599. Directed Studies (1-3) F,S

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Directed study of a special topic to be taken under supervised independent study.
May be repeated for a maximum 6 units with different topics in different semesters. Letter grade only (A-F).

695. Integrative Seminar: Critical Analysis of the Health Care System (3) S

Prerequisites/Corequisites: HCA 580, 698.
Systemic, ecological approach to an advanced, critical analysis of U.S. health care system. Emphasis on public policy determinations that have influenced system development, relevant problems, issues.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698A. Project Part I (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of all 500-level courses and advancement to candidacy, or consent of instructor.
To provide students with the skills and techniques of research to design and carry out their own investigation of a health care or health services project. Project is a two-semester course sequence.
Letter grade only (A-F).

698B. Project Part II (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of all HCA 500-level courses, HCA 698A, and consent of the instructor.
Project is a two-semester course sequence; the purpose of HCA 698B is for students to execute and complete the research project proposed and designed in 698A.
Letter grade only (A-F).