Certificate in Healthcare Leadership, Quality & Patient Safety {23-24}

Certificate in Healthcare Leadership, Quality and Patient Safety

The undergraduate online certificate in Healthcare leadership, quality and patient safety is a four course program designed to provide students an overview of healthcare leadership. Students learn to improve the process of care delivery for patients/residents through leadership strategies, health policy and initiatives, quality improvement methods and patient safety tools, and the strategic planning process, among many topics. Students develop an understanding of programs designed to reduce the preventable medical errors, accidents, and injuries to minimize loss and improve outcomes for patients and health care organizations. This program is designed for students in a variety of health-care related majors such as nursing (RN to BSN), social work, exercise science, business administration, and speech/hearing/language sciences.

Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to MSUM and are at the junior or senior level upon completion of the coursework for the certificate. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Describe management theories and organizational behavior theories as they apply to healthcare organizations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the language, tools, and techniques used in the quality improvement of healthcare organizations.
  • Analyze the issues faced by the US healthcare system and identify the need for application of quality improvement strategies.
  • Describe quality improvement theories, change management and evaluation methodologies as they apply to healthcare organizations.
  • Verbalize the impact of new technology and data collection capabilities on the success of healthcare operations.
  • Explain quality improvement/assurance initiatives in health facilities including skilled nursing facilities and other senior support organizations.

Program Delivery Mode
Online Exclusive: must be completed entirely online; no face-to-face options available

Core Requirements ( 12 credits )

Choose 4 courses from the following set:

HSAD 403 Health Informatics (3)
HSAD 414 Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing (3)
HSAD 417 Quality Management in Healthcare (3)
HSAD 420 Health Policy and Economics (3)
HSAD 422 Regulatory Management in Healthcare (3)