HMGT Course Listing

Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare Sector (HMGT 300, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or WRTG 101. An overview of healthcare organizations in the United States and current and emerging concepts, trends, policies, and issues in healthcare. The aim is to explain the structure of the U.S. healthcare sector, understand the role of healthcare managers in meeting industry standards of care, and apply knowledge of healthcare workforce issues to solve management challenges. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 361, HMGT 100, or HMGT 300.

Managerial Epidemiology and Decision Making in Healthcare (HMGT 307, 3 Credits)
Prerequisites: HMGT 300 and STAT 200. An overview of epidemiologic principles and tools applicable to decision making in healthcare. The objective is to apply the basic principles of descriptive epidemiology to healthcare planning, directing, controlling, organizing, staffing, and financial management; critically evaluate the factors that influence the health status of populations served; and distinguish among study designs in terms of causal inference and sources of bias. Focus is on applying epidemiological and decision-making tools to integrative decision making in healthcare.

Healthcare Policies (HMGT 310, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: HMGT 307. An overview and analysis of public policies that govern the organization, delivery, and financing of health services in the United States. The aim is to evaluate national, state, and local policies to determine their impact on the delivery of healthcare services.

Management in Health Care Organizations (HMGT 320, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: HMGT 307. An introduction to management in the health care services field. The aim is to explain key management concepts and apply them to the management of health services organizations. Discussion covers the management skills and capabilities that are essential for effective supervision and leadership. An overview of the unique requirements of health care organizations and their management is provided. Focus is on the application of essential management and leadership skills in a health care environment. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: BMGT 367 or HMGT 320.

Healthcare Financial Management (HMGT 322, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: HMGT 300 (or BMGT 361) and HMGT 310. An overview of the acquisition, allocation, and management of the financial resources of healthcare organizations. Economic and accounting practices are discussed in terms of budget administration, cost analysis, financial strategies, and internal controls. The goal is to examine financial information and regulatory requirements and policies, identify issues and solve problems, and make sound financial decisions in the healthcare field. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HMGT 322 or HMGT 440.

Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care (HMGT 372, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: HMGT 300 or NURS 300. An examination of legal and ethical issues encountered in health care management and the ramifications of those issues on the delivery of health services and patient care. The aim is to apply ethical principles and practice within legal and ethical standards of health care.

Research and Data Analysis in Healthcare (HMGT 400, 3 Credits)
Prerequisites: HMGT 320 and STAT 200. An introduction to research methods and the process of data identification and analysis in the healthcare field. The objective is to inform healthcare decision making and formulate research hypotheses. Emphasis is on the analytic process, especially in the presentation and interpretation of results. Topics include the use of healthcare databases, the analysis of problems and issues, and evaluation of research in healthcare settings. Students may receive credit for only one of the following courses: HMGT 398C or HMGT 400.

Healthcare Economics (HMGT 435, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: HMGT 300 (or BMGT 361) and HMGT 310. A comprehensive and analytical study of basic economics and its relationship to the delivery of healthcare. The aim is to apply the principles of economics to healthcare management and to anticipate the impact of economics on the outcomes of healthcare management decisions. Topics include the microeconomic aspects of the organization and delivery of healthcare, financing and other major components of the healthcare system, and economic factors that influence the delivery of healthcare.