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The Bachelor of Business Administration in Healthcare Systems Management

Course Offerings

The program focuses on 8 essential Purposes:

The complete degree program requires 120 credits. Each semester students earn 15 credits. Each credit represents either 15 semester hours of class work plus 30 hours of study.

 BBA Healthcare Systems Management Course Offerings

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 LEGEND:  Constructive Action General Education Healthcare Business & Management

  Purpose 1 Purpose 2 Purpose 3 Purpose 4 Purpose 5 Purpose 6 Purpose 7 Purpose 8
CONSTRUCTIVE ACTION HSM 111 PCA
Self Assessment and Career Development in Healthcare
HSM 121 PCA
Developing Professional Relationships in Healthcare
HSM 231 PCA
Quality Management in Healthcare Field
HSM 241 PCA
Assessing Community Healthcare Needs
HSM 351 PCA
Marketing Healthcare
HSM 361 PCA
Managing Human Resources in Healthcare
HSM 471 PCA
Managing Fiscal and Economic Resources in Healthcare
HSM 481 PCA
Creating an Innovative Business Plan for Healthcare Services
VALUES & ETHICS ENG CC 110
Critical Thinking and Writing through Literature
SPE CC 160
Public Speaking and the Art of Persuasion
ETH CC 120
Contemporary Values and Classical Ethics
HSM 241 VAL
Diversity in Healthcare


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PSC CC 140
Political Economic and Philosophy

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ART CC 170
Empowerment Through the Arts
GOV CC 150
American Government


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HSM 482 VAL
Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare

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SELF & OTHERS HSM 111 SEL
Human Anatomy and Physiology
HSM 121 SEL
Health Services Management I

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HSM 231 SEL
Health Services Management II
HSM 242 SEL
Community Health Services
MKT 231 SEL
Principles of Marketing

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HSM 361 SEL
Health Informatics
FIN 471 SEL
Principles of Finance
HSM 481 SEL
Introduction to Gerontology (2)

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SYSTEMS BUS 111 SYS
Principles of Business



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MIS CC 130
Computer Applications for Profit and non-profit Management
BUS 121 SYS
Principles of Management



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ECO 231 SYS
Macroeconomics




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ECO 241 SYS
Microeconomics




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HSM 361 SYS
Healthcare Human Resources Management

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HSM 471 SYS
Healthcare Financing



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HSM 481 SYS
Technology and Innovations in Healthcare
SKILLS HSM 111 SKI
Medical Terminology
HSM 121 SKI
Medical Insurance
MTH 361 SYS
Managerial Statistics
HSM 241 SKI
Pathophysiology
HSM 351 SKI
Principles of Psychology


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ACC 231 SKI
Accounting
HSM 471 SKI
Medical Coding and Billing Procedures
MIS 351 SKI
Principles of Project Management

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Purpose 1

Self-Assessment and Career Development
This course introduces the entering students to the "Purpose-Centered Education" philosophy of the College. It develops an understanding of the linkage between the classroom and the workplace in our healthcare delivery system. It also teaches the students the essential elements of the execution and presentation of the "Constructive Action." In this first course students learn the alternative forms of presentation and are required to select one of these forms for their Constructive Action documentation. 3 credits.

Critical Thinking and Writing through Literature
The central/main themes and rhetorical strategies /modes help students understand the interconnectedness of writing, reading, and grammar. Emphasis is made on structuring the expository essay, the comparison/contrast essay, the cause-and-effect essay and the argumentative essay. After completion of this course students will have writing and thinking basic skills that will prepare them for the modern day business professions. 3 credits.

Human Anatomy and Physiology
Humans largely share a common biology. This course presents human biology and links it with human health. It examines structure and functions of human body; chemistry of life processes; cells, tissues and organs systems; disease mechanisms and infection control; nutrition and metabolism, genetics, genetic diseases and Gene Therapy. 3 credits.

Principles of Business
This course emphasizes management as a process that includes planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling for establishing and accomplishing business objectives. The interrelationships that exist in various businesses will be examined. The economic structure of the private sector will be examined and students will be introduced to major concepts in finance, marketing, and other functional management areas. 3 credits.

Medical Terminology This course is designed to develop a functioning knowledge of Medical Terminology building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, and abbreviations. Students learn the basic structure and functions of the human body, and become familiar with general diseases and ailments. Students will gain skills essential to understand Medical Terminology used in a health-care related field. This course will focus on the many components of a medical term and how to break down a medical term by simply knowing the meaning of the prefix or suffix. 3 credits.

Purpose 2

Developing Professional Relationships in Healthcare Field
This Purpose emphasizes the role that communication plays in the successful conduct of interactions, with specific emphasis on those occurring within the Healthcare field. Students learn how to present information using a variety of media: written, oral, audiovisual, etc. and will be required to select an alternative medium (other than a written report) to present the results of their Constructive Action. 3 credits.

Public Speaking and the Art of Persuasion
This course examines the development and application of values, work ethics, and codes of conduct to address individual differences and major ethical issues. Topics include an historical review of value systems; work ethics and human nature; the implications of value systems for the development of careers, work, life, and business organizations; and how different ways of thinking can be used to enhance judgment and decision-making. 3 credits.

Health Services Management I
The focus of this course will be on the functions and responsibilities associated with the direct management of people in service delivery settings. Motivation, discipline, performance appraisal, communications, and monitoring are targeted. Overview of management issues in a variety of organizational settings and the larger public health environment are examined as well as the managerial functions and problem solving strategies, financial management principles, and management models for change; develops specific skills in program management, budgeting, workforce development, and managing intersectoral programs. 3 credits.

Computer Applications: For Profit and Non-profit Management
In this course students will learn the most important aspects of Microsoft Office. The course will begin with a quick overview of the Office Suite, as well as the Windows OS and Internet Explorer. After which student will then move on to the essential features for Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. Hands-on labs will include the use of Object Linking and Embedding (OLE) to create integrated Office documents. The last section of the course provides an overview of Outlook. 3 credits.

Medical Insurance
This course teaches students the basics of health insurance, the health insurance claim form, guidelines for claims submission and processing. Student will also learn the HIPAA regulations, collections, and Healthcare payers including managed care systems, private insurance, Medicare, state programs, workers’ compensation, Tricare and CHAMPVA. Use of the ICD-10-CM and CPT coding manuals as well as a computerized encoder is also incorporated. 3 credits.

Purpose 3

Quality Management in Healthcare Field
The Constructive Action for this purpose requires the students to carry out a quality management project that includes planning, implementing, analyzing, reporting and presentation. Students will identify a bottleneck in a healthcare delivery system within an organization, plan and implement quality assurance measures and collect, analyze and present data as a quality improvement report. 3 credits.

Contemporary Values and Classical Ethics
This course examines the development and application of values, work ethics, and codes of conduct to address individual differences and major ethical issues. Topics include an historical review of value systems; work ethics and human nature; the implications of value systems for the development of careers, work, life, and business organizations; and how different ways of thinking can be used to enhance judgment and decision-making. 3 credits.

Healthcare systems management II
The course focuses on teaching the students the basic principles and techniques of quality management in healthcare. It emphasizes methods of assessing, measuring, and improving healthcare services. The course further focuses on applying quality concepts and tools to real-life situations. Students learn attributes of quality most important to healthcare stakeholders including legislative mandates, regulatory agencies and accreditation groups that influence healthcare quality activities. Moreover, the students gain knowledge in the qualitative and quantitative process improvement tools, collect and analyze data to identify improvement priorities and frame risk management strategies. 3 credits.

Principles of Management
This course examines the nature of management and the interpersonal and analytical skills managers need to be successful. Students will examine management theories on leadership, motivation, and communication and how these can be applied to manager’s everyday role. 3 credits.

Managerial Statistics
The courses introduces the students to descriptive statistics and how accounting data can be analyzed, interpreted and applied by management in planning and controlling business activities. An interdisciplinary approach is provided through the mix of topics involving economics, mathematics, finance and statistics. Topics included probability theory, population and sampling, statistical inference, decision theory, and presentation of data, including use of computers. 3 credits.

Purpose 4

Assessing Community Healthcare Needs
In this Purpose 4 Constructive Action: Assessing Community Healthcare Needs, students will examine issues critical to the development of effective health programs focusing. Additionally, students will use this Constructive Action to build on previous work and identify areas of potential inquiry for future examination. 3 credits.

Diversity in Healthcare
The course is designed to cover issues and expectations surrounding Healthcare services in a multicultural and diverse environment. It emphasizes dimensions and complexities of caring for people from diverse cultural backgrounds. The course further examines traditional Healthcare beliefs and healing practices prevalent among ethnically diverse populations, and impact of social, political, and demographic changes as well as perceptions on today’s illnesses and Healthcare. 3 credits.

Community Health Services
The course is designed to provide students with an introduction to community health services. It will examine the foundations of community and national health in terms of organization, resources, programming, and special populations. Theory and practice of Healthcare delivery are evaluated in occupational settings such as schools and worksites. The relationship between coordinating networks, health service organizations, government, and voluntary-based health agencies are examined. The course will cover issues of mental, maternal, infant and child health. The impact of environment on human health will also be examined. 3 credits.

Macroeconomics
This course is an introductory macroeconomics course that provides students with an overview of how the economy operates and choices made given scarcity and limited resources. Students in this course will examine the major factors that affect output, unemployment, and inflation. Using the tools of economics such as supply and demand analysis students will examine how the gross domestic product is measured (GDP), what impacts economic growth and productivity as well as unemployment and inflation. Students will also examine how monetary and fiscal policies are developed and in the U.S and the role of the Federal Reserve System, money markets and government influence economic outcomes. 3 credits.

Pathophysiology
This course is a basic study of the functioning of human body organ systems; their disorders and diseases including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, diagnostic tests, treatment and management, and invasive and non-invasive surgical techniques. The course also discusses Pharmacology and most commonly used drugs. Genetic basis of diseases and disorders and use of gene therapy in curing them is also covered. Further, the role of nutrition as a cause and treatment of diseases is examined. 3 credits.

Purpose 5

Marketing Healthcare
In this Purpose students learn the basic principles of marketing, with special emphasis on the marketing of Healthcare services. Students will use a variety of alternative media to develop examples of marketing activities and will select one of those mediums, not previously utilized, in the documentation of their Constructive Action. 3 credits.

Political and Economic Philosophy
The ideas and values that serve as the foundation of our political system; how our system differs from others; the inter-relationship between business and government; major political theories regarding the nature of authority, standards of justice, the ideal of liberty and its limitations, conceptions of a just and good society, and the best form of government. 3 credits.

Principles of Marketing
This course is introduction to the basic principles and concepts of marketing theory and practice. Topics include: the marketing environments, marketing mix and segmentation, product planning, distribution, promotion, and service marketing. Students will examine marketing concepts in relation to key constituencies of companies. 3 credits.

Microeconomics
This course is an introductory course in microeconomic theory. The course introduces students to the principles of microeconomics and provides a basic understanding of how microeconomics functions in today's society. 3 credits.

Principles of Psychology
This course will encompass a broad introduction to the field of psychology, one of the social sciences. Among the topics covered are: gathering data on the causes and correlates of behavior, key figures in psychology and their theories, examples of research findings from the major subareas of the field, and using psychological knowledge to improve the quality of our lives. This survey of psychology will acquaint students with the major concepts and terminology of the discipline and give a better understanding of self and others. 3 credits.

Purpose 6

Managing Human Resources in Healthcare
In this Purpose students learn the basic principles of managing human resources, with specific emphasis on the management of those resources in the Healthcare field. For their Constructive Action, students are expected to select a situation involving the management of individuals within a health field context. The Constructive Action documentation will be developed using a medium which has not been previously utilized in the preparation of other required materials. 3 credits.

Promoting Empowering Through the Arts
The ideas and values that serve as the foundation of our political system; how our system differs from others; the inter-relationship between business and government; major political theories regarding the nature of authority, standards of justice, the ideal of liberty and its limitations, conceptions of a just and good society, and the best form of government. 3 credits.

Health Informatics
The material covered in this course includes overview of health informatics; health data, information, and knowledge; electronic health records, health information exchange; health data standards; health information privacy, security, and ethics; consumer health informatics; mobile technology; evidence-based medicine; electronic prescribing; telemedicine; bioinformatics; public health informatics; and e-research and resources. 3 credits.

Human Resources Management
The course will examine corporate and departmental HR strategy, equal employment law and preventive employee relations, diversity in the workplace, employee training and development, trends in compensation and benefits, international HR practices, and career planning. During the 14-week semester, students may also examine Human Resource Management issues they may face during their business careers. Throughout, students will utilize, and critically review, a variety of HR and corporate web-sites, various pamphlets, and current employment literature. 3 credits.

Accounting
Accounting procedures in relation to payroll; valuation of resources and intangibles; the differences between partnerships and corporations; analysis and interpretation of financial statements; the impact of taxes upon business decisions. The course strives to make students versant in accounting so that they feel confident in the business setting and have the tools to excel in their work.

Purpose 7

Managing Fiscal and Economic Resources in Healthcare
Emphasis on this Purpose is on developing an understanding of basic principles of finance, particularly those that apply to organizations in the Healthcare field. For their Constructive Action, students are required to illustrate a situation involving an aspect of Healthcare financing and to create the required documentation using a medium which has not been previously utilized. 3 credits.

American Government
An analysis of current political systems with emphasis on the United States, including decision making under different ideologies, and how individual interests become positive or negative forces for group decisions, at local, national, and international levels. This course explores the structure and dynamics of American national government, providing a broad-based introduction to the ideas and institutions that shape politics in the contemporary United States. 3 credits.

Principles of Finance
This course covers the basic fundamentals of finance that affect all businesses. Basic principles and techniques of financial management applicable to sound business decision-making are studied, emphasizing important financial concepts such as financial statement analysis, financial forecasting and budgeting, financial ratio analysis, net present value and internal rates of return. This course provides an overview of the fundamental principles of financial theory and practice. Students will become familiar with the financial organization and operation of a business and look at how financial decisions are made within the context of the overall corporation. 3 credits.

Healthcare Financing
This course is designed to provide an overview of basic financial principles and concepts used in the healthcare from providers, insurers, policy makers, patients and the general public perspectives. It will provide students with the methodologies and tools to effectively analyze financial management data and issues in both for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations in the US. Using current healthcare finance issues students will gain an understanding of the challenges faced by healthcare administrators as it relates to costs of care and provider payment systems. Specific topics include recording of financial operations, cost behavior and break even analysis, reporting and measuring financial results, budgeting, monitoring and reporting. 3 credits.

Medical Coding and Billing Procedures
This course teaches students how to manage third-party reimbursement and patient account receivables in non-hospital settings. The course will allow students to use electronic medical billing software in simulated practice. Use of the ICD-10-CM and CPT-4 coding manuals as well as a computerized encoder is also incorporated. 3 credits.

Purpose 8

Creating an Innovative Business Plan for Healthcare Services
This is the capstone course for the baccalaureate in Healthcare Systems Management. Students are expected to complete a Constructive Action project which synthesizes their learning in the previous semesters. The documentation for this project should utilize a medium which has not been previously used and integrate elements of other Constructive Action documents to demonstrate an understanding of the integrity of the entire Program. 3 credits.

Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare
he course is designed to introduce learners to legal and ethical issues and expectations encountered by professionals in the health care services field. Emphasis is placed on application of legal and ethical principles in both healthcare management and clinical contexts so that students have an awareness of the complexity and interrelated aspects that all healthcare professionals encounter on a daily basis, and how a coordinated effort among each member of the healthcare team is required to maximize patient care, protection of patient rights and dignity, as well as guarding against litigation brought about by clients. 3 credits.

Introduction to Gerontology
The course covers physiological, social, psychological and economic aspects of aging and explores strategies aimed at enhancing the quality of life by providing adequate information and services for elderly. The course employs a multidisciplinary approach and develops paradigms and awareness of the process of human aging by providing understanding of scientific, cultural, social and economic aspects of aging. 3 credits.

Technology and Innovations in Healthcare
The course will introduce students to the concept of innovation and how Healthcare organization can use innovative practices to provide access and quality of care. In this course students are encouraged to think creatively about the current Healthcare issues in our nation and how best to address these using technology. The material covered in this course includes an examination of concepts of Healthcare technologies and their development, the impact of technology in the Healthcare industry and the relationships that develop as a result of these advancements. Students will also examine the innovative products that are utilized by physicians, hospitals and Healthcare providers/organizations that are in high demand. 3 credits.

Principles of Project Management
This course will introduce students to project management fundamentals, with an emphasis on planning. Concepts such as the definition of a project, the nature of the project team, and the role and function of the project manager are presented. An effective project manager must organize resources, work under tight deadlines, control project change and generate maximum team performance. Topics covered include: project life cycles, organization and charters, work breakdown structures, responsibility matrixes; the planning, budgeting and scheduling of systems. PERT, Gantt charts, earned value systems, project management software are also introduced. 3 credits.

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