Explores the field of healthcare management related to the global healthcare system. Topics explored include, but not limited to, a historical overview, theoretical foundations, and history and major characteristics of development. Addresses the application of managerial concepts and practices to healthcare organizations exploring healthcare provider types; cost, access and quality of care; and the future of health services delivery.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
The field of health care is constantly evolving, impacted by innovation in science and technology, regulated by state, government and corporate entities, and growing in demand. The ultimate goal of the administration of health care is to provide efficient and effective value added products and services to patients and stakeholders, centered on cost, access, and quality of care.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Integrate a biblical worldview within the area of healthcare management.
- Evaluate the evolution of the United States healthcare system and identify future challenges.
- Compare and contrast the types of healthcare providers.
- Discuss key issues related to cost, access, and quality of care in the 21st century healthcare environment based upon knowledge of current literature and industry best practices.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.
Discussion Board Forums (8)
Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to create a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words. Each thread and reply must include a biblical integration and at least 2 peer-reviewed source citations in current APA format (in addition to the textbook).
The student will be placed into a group for the collaborative group project. Part 1 requires each group to research 20 scholarly journal articles from peer-reviewed journals to establish research for part 4 of the collaborative group project. The student will use a provided template to annotate each source. Current APA formatting must be used.
Peer Evaluations (4)
After each part of the collaborative group project, the student will evaluate the contributions of each of his/her group members using the Peer Evaluation Form. The student will also be evaluated by his/her group members. The resulting scores will be used to provide a final Peer Evaluation score for each part of the collaborative group project. All Peer Evaluation scores will be awarded provisionally.
Each group will complete a full-sentence Outline in preparation for Final Document of the collaborative group project. The outline will include a thesis statement, the research question(s)/issue(s) being answered/addressed, how much space will be allotted to each section of the paper, and a preliminary reference list of at least 20 sources.
Each group will be responsible for constructing and reviewing the draft document. The student will work collaboratively with the members of his/her group on a 4,500–6,000-word paper in current APA format. The topic area of the paper will be selected from 6 options; repeated topics are not allowed.
Each group will be responsible for constructing and reviewing the final document. The student will work collaboratively with the members of his/her group on a 4,500–6,000-word paper in current APA format.
The student will complete 8 open-book/open-note quizzes that contain multiple-choice questions. The student will have 50 minutes to complete each quiz.