Health Care Management

B.A. Degree - Health Care Management Major*

In addition to the general education requirements, Healthcare Management majors must complete 30 semester hours as prescribed below:

  • BUAD3330 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h.
  • HCAD3330 Healthcare Finance and Economics 3 s.h.
  • HCAD3420 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior for Healthcare 3 s.h.
  • HCAD4100 Internship in Healthcare Management 3 s.h.
  • HCAD4300 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics 3 s.h.
  • HCAD4310 Healthcare Electronic Database Systems 3 s.h.
  • HCAD4320 Electronic Data Management 3 s.h.
  • HCAD4400 Quality Assurance in Operation Management 3 s.h.
  • HCAD4500 Leadership in Healthcare 3 s.h.
  • INTD3720 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Management 3 s.h.

*Offered at Graceland University locations other than the Lamoni Campus.

Courses in Health Care Management

INTD3720 Legal Aspects of Health Care Management 3 s.h.
Overview of the doctrines and principles of law which are foundational to legally sound health care. Current legal dilemmas faced in the health care professions will be explored.

HCAD3330 Healthcare Finance and Economics 3 s.h.
Focuses on the study of healthcare delivery systems from an economic perspective. Provides an introduction to the most commonly used financial concepts, principles, and techniques of healthcare financial management of both for-profit and not-for-profit healthcare organizations.

HCAD3420 Human Resources and Organizational Behavior for Healthcare 3 s.h.
Explores the impact of individual behavior, group behavior, and structure on organizational effectiveness. Focuses on topics such as motivation, leadership, decision-making, power and politics, interpersonal communication, group structure and processes, human resource needs, change processes, conflict, organizational culture, organizational change, work design, appraisal of job performance, training and development, and technological advances.

HCAD4100 Internship in Health Care Management 3 s.h.
Internship that allows students to work with professionals in a health care management setting. The student will play an active role in identifying potential field sponsors.

HCAD4300 Introduction to Healthcare Informatics 3 s.h.
Focuses on the components of the informatics field, the impact of information systems and emerging information technology roles on the dynamic field of healthcare. Emphasis is placed on the functions of the informatics specialists, the licensing, accrediting, and regulatory compliance aspects, as well as the potential of electronic management records to improve the quality of patient care.

HCAD4310 Healthcare Electronic Database Systems 3 s.h.
Focuses on the theories and concepts of file and database structures; how data is captured, stored, structured, processed, and retrieved as well as the most common tools and techniques used. Emphasis is based on comparing various database systems regarding strengths and weaknesses.

HCAD4320 Electronic Data Management 3 s.h.
Focuses on specific knowledge management techniques including data structures and models, manipulation of data using queuing language, data mining, and database security methods. Emphasis is based on application of decision making steps: identification, acquisition, analysis, interpretation, and application of data to a specific knowledge management system.

HCAD4400 Quality Assurance in Operation Management 3 s.h.
Examination of voluntary and governmental efforts to address quality in the U.S. Health Care System. Includes a study of historical methods and current quality assurance, quality improvement and performance improvement models used in a variety of health care settings.

HCAD4500 Leadership in Health Care 3 s.h.
Examination of leadership, management, and change theories. Emphasis on integrating the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to collaborate in creating, mobilizing, and motivating multidisciplinary health care teams to achieve excellence and high quality outcomes.