Catalogue: Traditional Program: Health Administration

Health Administration (BHA)

Assistant Professor Duett, Director of Health Administration

The B.S. degree in Health Administration requires 45 hours to include: BHA 315, 326, 401, 402, and 411, BUS 210, 304, 309, 326, 362, 395, 414 and 419, ECO 207 and PSY 367.

The B.S. degree in Health Administration with a Systems Management Concentration requires 47 hours to include: BHA 315, 326, 401, 402, and 411, BUS 210, 304, 309, 326, 362, and 395, CSC 111, 112, 211 and 212, ECO 207 and PSY 367.

The B.S. degree in Health Administration with a Public Health Concentration requires 49 hours to include: BHA 315, 326, 401, 402, and 411, BUS 210, 304, 326, and 362, ECO 207, NUR 324, 325 and 414, and PSY 303, 341, 352, and 367.

315 Healthcare Organizations in the United States (3).
This course provides a broad overview of the various functions of the United States healthcare system.  The student is introduced to the nature of illness and disease, and utilization characteristics are examined.  The various forms of provider models and service delivery systems found in private and public health sectors are described, including ambulatory, acute and long term care.  The human, technological, and financial resources required in the delivery of healthcare are examined.  Measures of success are discussed, i.e., patient outcome, regulatory compliance, and service efficacy and efficiency.  The role of state and local politics in policy formation and implementation are reviewed.  The various stakeholders in healthcare delivery are identified.
326 Healthcare Quality Management and Outcomes Analysis (3).
This course examines the relationships between business and healthcare outcome measures.  Methods for process and outcome improvement are described as well as the statistical application and significance of measuring outcomes.
401 Financial Administration of Healthcare (3). Prereq: ACC-213 or BUS-210.
This course provides an overview of healthcare financial management from a Christian worldview; Emphasis on use of financial statements for decision-making purposes and application of financial analysis to budgeting, capital project evaluation, and contracting.  Other topics include healthcare coding and billing concepts as sell as background information on the legal and regulatory environment and impact on health care delivery.
402 Ethics in Health Administration (3).
The course identifies ethical issues for healthcare administrators.  It is designed to encourage the student to clarify their personal ethics in regard to administration issues.  The various responsibilities involving the managing of populations whose ethics may be divergent are identified.  A study of the Christian worldview as it is applied to leadership situations, drawing contrasts between biblically-based principles and competing worldviews through the use of case studies and articles.
411 Healthcare Marketing (3).
An overview of the power of marketing in meeting the organizational challenges in today’s complex health care environment, particularly managed care.  This course explores the art and science of how individuals make health care purchasing choices, and the response necessary to gain market share.