Azusa Pacific University System
The Healthcare Management concentration is designed specifically to prepare students for the rapidly expanding healthcare industry. Students gain the key skills, competencies, and knowledge required to effectively serve in the field of healthcare management. The courses are designed and taught by industry experts bringing years of practical experience to the learning environment.
This 15-unit concentration requires the following coursework:
The course examines the principles and practical applications of the laws that affect the operational decisions of healthcare providers, payers, and managers. The course examines the social, moral, and ethical issues associated with health care policy decisions and regulations, such as corporate liability, medical malpractice, admission, and discharge process, informed consent, nursing practice, patients’ rights, medical records, and governmental regulation of personnel and health facilities.
The course studies the various components of the U.S. health care system over the entire continuum of care, with a focus on private and public governmental regulation, and the impact of health policy on key stakeholders. The course provides a comparison of U.S. delivery systems with those provided in other countries. The course presents a broad range of opportunities for learners to explore as healthcare career options.
The course examines the complexities of reimbursement including changes in Medicare payment and other third-party payers, the evolution and shape of managed care, related public programs, and public policy. Topics addressed include financial management, financial statement analysis, working capital management, present value analysis, capital budgeting, cost of capital, variance analysis, and financing techniques.
The course examines ethical principles and presents decision-making models related to the healthcare industry. Learners identify and analyze ethical issues, apply and implement ethics theories and principles to specific problems, and evaluate personal characteristics, and organizational structures for delivering health care services across cultures.
The course examines the day-to-day operations and management of healthcare organizations including hospitals, private practice, ambulatory setting, and specialty services. Learners focusing on key issues that influence the administration of today’s health care organizations.
Service in a variety of healthcare organizations, including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, universities, research institutions, and public health institutions. Assist with planning and development in healthcare organizations, assist with patient relations, staffing, human resources, and finance management. Prepares learners for graduate-level studies.
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