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Health Services Administration

Course Code
HSAD 218  Credits
Title Introduction to Healthcare and Global Health 
Lasc Area Goal 8  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is designed to provide an introductory perspective of health care; issues related to cost, quality, and access; policies, financing, and community health initiatives. Additionally, various health care models that are used around the world, factors related to global health problems, and the interprofessional collaboration needed to address these challenges will be discussed. MnTC Goal 8. 



Course Code
HSAD 290  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in Health Services Administration 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Topics in HSAD which may be repeated as course content may vary. 



Course Code
HSAD 326  Credits
Title Epidemiology and Introductory Biostatistics 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course will provide students with an understanding of basic concepts and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics. The course covers epidemiological methods and biostatistical procedures, and emphasizes how these concepts can be used to examine disease status and exercise control mechanisms in the field of health services administration. Epidemiologic methods for the control of conditions such as infectious and chronic diseases, mental disorders, community and environmental health hazards, and unintentional injuries are discussed. Additionally, students will be introduced to tools and concepts of biostatistics and how these concepts can be applied to epidemiology, the practice of public health and population-based management.  



Course Code
HSAD 350  Credits
Title Evidence Based Program Planning and Research Methods 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course covers topics related to research methodologies, data collection strategies, and program evaluation methods in healthcare organizations. There will be an emphasis on qualitative and quantitative research design, statistical methods, and ethical standards/issues while conducting research with human participants including vulnerable populations. Students will develop the ability needed to identify, examine, and utilize an evidence based approach in making better decisions. 



Course Code
HSAD 390  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in Health Services Administration 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Topics in HSAD which may be repeated as course content may vary. 



Course Code
HSAD 400  Credits
Title Aging in the United States: Intro to Gerontology & Sr. Support Care  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is designed to provide an overview of the field of gerontology with an emphasis on senior care and services/resources available to meet the needs of elderly population. The course considers the continuum of care including home care, assisted living, skilled nursing facilities and hospice. The role of technology, including gero-technology, in improving quality of life is examined.  



Course Code
HSAD 401  Credits
Title Health Aspects of Aging 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is designed to provide an understanding about adult development and aging. The purpose of the course is both to provide a general introduction to the field of gerontology and specific focus on some aspects of aging behavior.  



Course Code
HSAD 403  Credits
Title Health Informatics 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is designed to provide a broad perspective of the field of Health Informatics. This course is appropriate for students in Nursing, Community Health, Social Work, Health Services Administration, Business Administration and Health Education. The course focuses on information retrieval, risk management and evaluation, healthcare ethics, confidentiality and analysis of data. Students will get an overview about areas of employment opportunities in the field of health informatics.  



Course Code
HSAD 414  Credits
Title Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This course is designed to provide a comprehensive view of healthcare strategic planning and marketing processes and the application to healthcare services delivery. 



Course Code
HSAD 416  Credits
Title Healthcare Leadership and Management 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Healthcare Leadership and Management involves the management theories and practices within variety of health care settings including acute care, clinical, community health, and long-term care organizations. There will be a strong focus on organizational behavior theories, leadership and planning, personnel management and information technology, as well as risk management, and utilization review.  



Course Code
HSAD 417  Credits
Title Quality Management in Health Care 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Quality Management in Health care is designed to provide students an overview of the problems faced by the US health care system and how implementation of quality improvement (QI) strategies can help in addressing these concerns. Students will develop an understanding of the role of interdisciplinary teams in patient care process, application of process improvement methodologies, and how to manage and lead change initiatives in health care organizations.  



Course Code
HSAD 418  Credits
Title Healthcare Law and Ethics 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Provides an overview of the legal and ethical issues specific to the healthcare industry.  



Course Code
HSAD 419  Credits
Title Healthcare Finance and Reimbursement Methods 
Prerequisite ACCT 230  
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Description This course is designed to provide an overview of the current healthcare financial climate, introduction to tools and techniques as well as terminology used in health care financial management. There will be a strong focus on budgeting and resource allocation. The course will provide a foundation of reimbursement methods as they apply to health care settings. 



Course Code
HSAD 420  Credits
Title Health Policy and Economics 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Writing Intensive Yes  
Description This course is designed to provide a comprehensive view of the economic forces that shape change in today's healthcare delivery system. The course will explore the basic framework of health policy within the United States and the functioning of the healthcare delivery system in a complex social environment. The course provides a fundamental foundation for understanding the principles of healthcare economics, theory of demand and supply, and how these impact the healthcare market.  



Course Code
HSAD 421  Credits
Title Long Term Care Administration 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description Overview of how the elderly receive care and support in their home and a variety of institutional settings. Focus on the impact of federal and state law-regulations on the delivery of care; the organization of a nursing home and how the delivery of services are arranged; and integrated in the delivery of care and the techniques and processes for effective long term care management. 



Course Code
HSAD 422  Credits
Title Regulatory Management in Healthcare 
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Description This course examines legal and ethical issues faced by aging populations and topics related to regulatory management of senior support services in communities and institutional settings. Additionally, concepts related to healthcare reimbursement methods are addressed.  



Course Code
HSAD 468  Credits
Title Internship Seminar 
Prerequisite Senior level; coursework completed except internship.  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The internship seminar is designed to provide information that will enhance the overall internship program. This course prepares the student to move into the internship experience by selecting a potential site for the internship experience. This course will create a professional foundation for the student to draw upon moving into the internship experience. A maximum of 1 credit can be taken towards seminar course. 



Course Code
HSAD 469  Credits 6-12 
Title Internship 
Prerequisite All Health Services Administration required coursework must be completed. Senior level. HSAD 468: internship Seminar.  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The internship is designed to provide students with valuable real-world experience in healthcare, generally with local providers and/or organizations. Students receive academic credit for work of significant practical value to the sponsoring facility and the intern, performed under the supervision of the Health Services Administration faculty. A maximum of 12 internship credits may be applied to the degree. 



Course Code
HSAD 471  Credits
Title Domains of Practice Practicum 
Prerequisite HSAD 421 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description The practicum is designed to provide students with valuable real-world experience in long term care, generally with local providers. Students receive academic credit for work of significant practical value to the sponsoring facility and the intern, performed under the supervision of the Health Services Administration faculty. This practicum prepares students for the national examination.  



Course Code
HSAD 490  Credits 1-4 
Title Topics in Health Services Administration 
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description This is a topics course which may be repeated as course content may vary.