Health Svcs Administration (HSA)

HSA 1100  Healthcare Delivery Systems  
Credit Hours:   3  

This course introduces healthcare delivery systems and facilities including their purpose, organization, and general functions. Socio-political, funding, and policy related issues in the United States will be discussed and compared to systems and facilities in other countries. Licensing and educational requirements of management and workers within healthcare will be discussed. Laws and ethics relating to facility management and their application will be introduced.

HSA 2010  Introduction to Public Health  
Credit Hours:   3  

This course introduces the field of Public Health including its history, basic principles, core disciplines, and current events. Basic principles of epidemiology and the core disciplines will be introduced using case studies. The importance of One Health and Global Health will be emphasized and related to real life applications.

HSA 3111  US Healthcare Systems  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Departmental approval or admission to Bachelor's program required  

This course is designed to introduce the student to the organization, structure, and operation of the nation's health care system. The student will be able to identify more effectively their present and future roles as consumer, provider, manager, decision maker and analyst. The course examines an overview of the health care system, causes and characteristics of health service utilization, nature of wellness and disease, individual provider settings, financial and nonfinancial resources used and needed, measurement of quality of care, and current issues in delivery.

HSA 3180  Healthcare Administrative Management  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Departmental approval or admission to Bachelor's program required  

An introductory healthcare management course that covers a wide variety of healthcare settings, from hospitals to nursing homes and clinics. Filled with examples to engage the student’s imagination, the important issues in healthcare management, such as ethics, cost management, strategic planning and marketing, information technology, and human resources are covered in this course.

HSA 3191  Healthcare Automation and Technology  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Departmental approval or admission to Bachelor's program required  

A study of health information systems with focus on analysis of applications for information systems in the health care delivery system. Emphasis will be placed upon skills necessary to employ the methods used to evaluate a variety of information systems applications in the health care setting.

HSA 3223  Management of Long-Term Care Facilities  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Departmental approval or admission to Bachelor's program required  

This course emphasizes the organization and functions of long-term care administration and covers long-term care providers, interaction in long-term care continuum, managing long-term care and future issues.

HSA 3502  Healthcare Risk Management  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Departmental approval or admission to Bachelor's program required  

This course focuses on the theories, concepts and principles of health care risk management and development of an integration of concepts relevant to health care risk management. Current trends and issues in using, designing, and managing health care risk management systems will be examined. Students, applying evidence-based knowledge, will analyze the design and implementation of health care risk management systems.

HSA 3702  Healthcare Research  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Departmental approval or admission to Bachelor's program required  

Research methods and information literacy are important because the health care profession is continually changing, which requires the allied health professional to possess new knowledge to function competently. The allied health professional should contribute to the body of knowledge and be able to effectively analyze resources to promote growth in the profession. The attitude of lifelong learning enables the professional to stay in step with the current health care environment and be prepared to help foster the future and increase awareness of the profession in the global community. The content is geared to increase and disseminate intellectual inquiry, information literacy and the use of scholarly research methods.

HSA 4170  Healthcare Finance  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Departmental approval or admission to Bachelor's program required  

This course will familiarize the student with one of the primary responsibilities of health care managers – financial management. This will prepare students entering middle management to be more effective and efficient in achieving the institution’s goals.

HSA 4340  Human Resources Management in Health Services Organizations  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Departmental approval or admission to Bachelor's program required  

The course will provide students with the most common methods and applications involving the management of human resources within health-related organizations. Topics include employee recruitment, selection, training, evaluation, and retention and the most common practices of each.

HSA 4383  Quality Improvement in Healthcare  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: HSA 3111 with a grade of "C" or higher and departmental approval or admission to Bachelor's program required  

This course is designed to acquaint the student with quality management concepts, tools, and techniques used in the health services industry and application of quality management theory to healthcare product and service outcomes.

HSA 4553  Ethics in Healthcare  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Departmental approval or admission to Bachelor's program required  

This course includes an overview of ethical and legal issues in the health professions including contemporary ethical issues in disease management.

HSA 4850  Capstone - Healthcare Management  
Credit Hours:   3  
Prerequisites: Departmental approval required  
Lab Fee: Yes  

This course is designed to guide new and future practicing healthcare managers and introduce the student to the customary activities of manager planning, organizing, decision making, staffing, motivating, and budgeting from the vantage point of various healthcare settings. Students will learn proven management concepts, techniques, models, and tools for managing individuals or teams. The course will be an internship providing real-world healthcare experience and covers current topics including the emerging implications of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. (Students must meet the requirements of Florida Statute 456.0135, which requires a level 2 background check at their own expense.)

HSA 4910  Capstone: Case Studies in Biomedical Science  
Credit Hours:   2  
Prerequisites: HSC 3801 with a grade of “C” or higher  

Instructor approval required. This course should be taken in the final semester of program study. This is a capstone course for the Applied Health Sciences program. The course explores persistent administrative and policy problems and their resolution from an interdisciplinary approach. The course challenges students to use discipline-specific skills and knowledge in collaborative and creative ways to solve real world problems. Students will take on an administrative, strategy, or policy problem in teams. Building on each disciplinary strength, such as social welfare frameworks, policy analysis, and business strategies (management, financial, etc.), students will develop an action plan and set of recommendations to approach a health problem. Students will select projects recommended by faculty. This course examines numerous case studies and considers how common challenges and pitfalls can be avoided.