Healthcare Administration – BUSI 511

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

Explores the field of healthcare management, specifically related to the management of global healthcare systems in technological societies and the need for innovation and creativity in healthcare administration. This course will provide an introduction to the principles of management and leadership as the foundations for the administration of healthcare products and service delivery. Topics explored include but are not limited to a historical overview, theoretical foundations, major developments and characteristics of global healthcare systems; types of healthcare providers; cost, access and quality of care; and the future of health services delivery.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

The field of healthcare 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 healthcare 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:

  1. Integrate a biblical worldview within the area of healthcare management.
  2. Research the evolution (i.e., historical overview, theoretical foundations, major developments, and characteristics) of global healthcare systems.
  3. Evaluate the need for innovation and creativity in the delivery of healthcare.
  4. Analyze 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.

Course Assignment

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 600 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 450 words. Each thread and reply must include at least 2 peer-reviewed source citations, in addition to the course textbook, in current APA format. Each thread will also require integration of at least 1 biblical principle.

Research Project

The student will work collaboratively with a group on a 4,500–6,000-word paper in current APA format, complying with the formatting and content instructions. The topic of the paper will be selected by the group and approved by the instructor. The student must contribute weekly to the group’s discussion in the Group Discussion Board Forum about this paper.

Annotated Bibliography

The student will be placed into a group for the Research Project. The group of students will research at least 20 scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals to establish research for the Final Document of the Research Project. All references must be less than 10 years old. The group will use a provided template to annotate each source. The assignment must be in current APA format. One group member will submit the final version of the Annotated Bibliography. The student must read all instructor feedback and implement it on future assignments.

Peer Evaluations (4)

After each of the 4 parts of the Research Project, the student will evaluate the contributions of each of his or her group members using the Peer Evaluation Form. The student will also be evaluated by his or her group members. The resulting scores will be used to provide a final Peer Evaluation score for each part of the Research Project. All Peer Evaluation scores will be awarded provisionally.

Outline

The student and his or her group will complete a full-sentence Outline in preparation for the Final Document of the Research Project. The Outline will include a thesis statement, the research question(s)/issue(s) being addressed, how much space will be allotted to each section of the paper, and a preliminary reference list of at least 20 scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals. One group member will submit the final version of the Outline. The student must read all instructor feedback and implement it on future assignments.

Draft

The student and his or her group will be responsible for constructing and reviewing the Draft. This assignment must be a full-length Draft of the 4,500–6,000-word paper in current APA format, including 20 scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals and a title page, abstract, and reference page, which are not included in the word count. One group member will submit the Draft.

Final Document

The student and his or her group will be responsible for constructing and reviewing the Final Document. Using the preceding parts of the Research Project, the group will submit a final 4,500–6,000-word paper in current APA format, including 20 scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals and a title page, abstract, and reference page, which are not included in the word count. One group member will submit the Final Document.

Quizzes (8)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module/week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a time limit of 50 minutes.