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.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
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:
- Integrate a biblical worldview within the area of healthcare management.
- Research the evolution (i.e., historical overview, theoretical foundations, major developments, and characteristics) of global healthcare systems.
- Evaluate the need for innovation and creativity in the delivery of healthcare.
- 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.
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 the Course Overview.
Discussions 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 Assignment
The student will provide a 4,500–6,000-word paper in current APA format, complying with the formatting and content instructions.
Annotated Bibliography Assignment
The student will research at least 20 scholarly articles from peer-reviewed journals to establish research for the Final part of the Research Project. All references must be less than 10 years old. The student will use a provided template to annotate each source. The assignment must be in current APA format. The student will submit the final version of the Annotated Bibliography. The student must read all instructor feedback and implement it on future assignments.
The student will complete a full sentence Outline in preparation for the Final part of the Research Project. The Outline will include a thesis statement, the research questions/issues 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. The student will submit the final version of the Outline. The student must read all instructor feedback and implement it on future assignments.
The student 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.
The student will be responsible for constructing and reviewing the Final. Using the preceding parts of the Research Project, the student 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. The student will submit the Final.
Each quiz will cover the Learn material for the assigned module. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a time limit of 50 minutes.