Quantitative Methods in Healthcare Management – BUSI 640

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

Course Description

This course provides students with a foundation of the quantitative methods and techniques needed for the new or mid-level healthcare administrator. The course will cover the practical methods of the tactical, operational, strategic decision-making and analysis required for healthcare managers and administrators. This course will utilize Excel-based examples and techniques.

Prerequisite

BUSI 511

Rationale

The purpose of this course is to provide the student an opportunity to increase his/her skills in the utilization of quantitative methods to address healthcare administrative analysis and decision making.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Assess quantitative methods for decision-making in healthcare.
  2. Evaluate techniques and approaches utilized in health systems forecasting, facilities, reengineering, staffing, scheduling, supply chain, quality control and project management.
  3. Analyze characteristics of projects in health systems.
  4. Evaluate queuing models and capacity planning in healthcare organizations.
  5. Synthesize and articulate effective and ethical techniques utilizing quantitative methods founded upon Christian principles.

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 (3)

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 and research. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 450 words. Each thread and each reply must be supported by at least 1 scriptural reference and at least 3 peer-reviewed, scholarly references in addition to the course textbook. All sources must have been published within the last 5 years.

Exercises (8)

In each module/week, the student will complete and submit chapter exercise sets. These exercises will utilize MS Excel.

Group Research Paper

The student will equally contribute to the research and writing of a group research-based paper formatted in current APA format that focuses on a selected topic related to the utilization of quantitative methods for the improvement of decision making for healthcare administrators. Additionally, the paper must include a synthesis of effective and ethical techniques utilizing quantitative methods founded upon Christian principles. The paper must be 10–12 pages, excluding title page, abstract, and references, and include at least 20 scholarly references in addition to the course textbook and Bible.