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 not limited to a historical overview, theoretical foundations, and 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.
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 Discussion. 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 post also requires integration of at least 1 biblical principle.
Research Project Assignments (4)
The student will provide a 3,000–5,000-word paper in current APA format, complying with the formatting and content instructions.
Annotated Bibliography Assignment
The student will research at least 15 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 15 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 3,000–5,000-word paper in current APA format, including 15 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 be responsible for constructing and reviewing the Final. Using the preceding parts of the Research Project, the student will submit a final 3,000–5,000-word paper in current APA format, including 15 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.
Quiz: Research Project Topic Selection
The student will submit their proposed topic for the Research Project Final Assignment in this quiz. The quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 1 file upload question, and have no time limit.