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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Health Care Administration

Courses - HCA Upper Division

300. 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). Not open for credit to students with credit in: HCA 402.

312. Health Personnel Management (3)

Prerequisite: Open to Health Care Administration majors only.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.
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)

Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in PSY 210 or SOC 250 or equivalent.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.
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: Open to Health Care Administration majors only. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.
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)

Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and a grade of "C" or better in ACCT 201.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.
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)

Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and a grade of "C" or better in ECON 101 or 300.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.
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).

410. Health Management and Organization (3)

Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.
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: Open to Health Care Administration majors only. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.
Evaluation of concepts, analysis and design of management information systems; management decision models, strategies for implementing system changes.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

417. Technology, Ethics, and Society (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, upper division standing, ENGL 100 or GE Composition (Area A1).
A framework for understanding the ways in which human societies transform themselves through technological innovation. Ethical questions concerning the social effects of technological change.
Letter grade only (A-F).

422. Global Issues in Health Services (3)

Prerequisites: 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 300 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: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and a grade of "C" or better in HCA 300 and HCA 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)

Prerequisite: A grade of "C" or better in 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

Prerequisites/Corequisites: For undergraduates, HCA 300 and 341. For graduates HCA 502 and HCA 515.
Fundamental operational responsibilities of medical group administration today, with emphasis on finance, operations and management skills.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture)

457. Working Around the World (3)

Prerequisites: 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)

Prerequistes: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and a grade of "C" or better in PSY 210 or SOC 250 or equivalent. Prerequisite/Corequisite: HCA 300.
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).

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

Prerequisites: 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 470. Not open for credit to students with credit in CHLS 470. (Lecture)

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

Prerequiste: GEOG 200 or SOC 250 or equivalent.
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. Not open for credit to students with credit in GEOG 471.

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

Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and a grade of "C" or better in HCA 300, 312, 341, 410, 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). Course fee may be required. (Workshop/Activity 6 hours)

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

Prerequisites: Open to Health Care Administration majors only and 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). (Workshop/Activity 6 hours)

490. Selected Topics in Health Care Administration (1‑3)

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

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).

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