Health Services


3 Credit Hours

Provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the American healthcare system. This course explains the structures and operations of healthcare organizations, explores the forces responsible for shaping the system, and considers the policies influencing the system’s current and future performance. 

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides a solid foundation and understanding of the medical language used by healthcare professionals through the introduction, reinforcement, and combination of medical word parts including prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms. Emphasis is placed on word building, analysis of word parts, spelling, special endings, plural forms, correct pronunciation of terminology related to procedures, and diseases of the various body systems. Commonly used abbreviations and symbols will also be introduced.

 


3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the principles of law as applied to the healthcare field. Students learn ethical standards and issues as related to healthcare.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an overview of the principles and practices of managed care and health insurance. Students analyze and evaluate private and government-sponsored programs with relation to systems in other countries.

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides the effective health communication skills necessary for employment and career success in the health services industry. Students learn to write accurate and concise health reports, develop familiarity with terms commonly used in healthcare, and practice verbal communication skills. 

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides an introduction to health insurance products and various approaches to the delivery of healthcare services. Students learn how to manage the issues of consumers, providers, and insurers and explore the organization and structure of the current healthcare system with a view toward options for its future direction.

Prerequisites: HEA1101, MGT2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Provides the student with an overview of the health information management (HIM) segment of the healthcare industry. This course addresses job responsibilities, legal and ethical standards, clinical data management, technology, and the wide variety of responsibilities of management.

Prerequisite: HEA1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Familiarizes students with computerized billing and electronic health records using practice management software. Students learn to enter and edit patient personal history information, enter charges and post payments to financial accounts, and print statements. The importance of accuracy is stressed throughout this course.

Prerequisite: HEA1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the various clients of the health services industry, including patients and their families, practitioners, and healthcare agencies. Students learn various strategies for defining and evaluating standards for customer satisfaction.

Prerequisite: HEA1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Allows students to work in a position related to their course of study. Students integrate the skills and knowledge learned through their academic experiences and participate in focused online discussions and special online projects.

Prerequisites: Departmental permission

 


3 Credit Hours

Introduces the foundations of financing health services in a dynamically changing environment. Topics include healthcare costs, reimbursement systems, insurance issues, the roles of budgeting and accounts, the multifunctionality of financial services within the health services industry, and trends in health services financing.

Prerequisites: FIN3301, HEA1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores issues related to the design and delivery of healthcare programs to all segments of the community. This course focuses on public health and government-funded programs, as well as private healthcare.

Prerequisite: HEA1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Explores current long-term and residential care services and financing options. Students learn about alternate delivery systems and organizational structures proposed to accommodate an aging population.

Prerequisite: HEA1101

 


3 Credit Hours

Develops an awareness of the various frameworks for technical writing and research in the health services field. This course emphasizes effective written communication and analytical skills in health services.

Prerequisites: ENG1105, HEA1101

 


3 Credit Hours

The modern health services management student needs to have a good working knowledge of how health and illness are distributed among populations. This course will familiarize the student with epidemiology concepts and principles and also build a set of experiences, including analyses and projects, for students to draw upon when they enter the professional work force.

 


3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive overview of behavioral health. The awareness and acceptance of, as well as advances in, treatment for behavioral problems throughout history to present day will be explored. Case studies will examine behavioral health services in a variety of settings, including hospitals, prisons, colleges and universities, rural and urban communities, and western and developing countries.

 


3 Credit Hours

Develops an awareness of the political processes available for the creation of rules, regulations, and laws affecting healthcare policies. Local, national, and global impacts of healthcare financing, health insurance, and healthcare reform upon individuals, communities, and nations are explored.

Prerequisite: HEA2220

 


3 Credit Hours

Requires students to examine and apply the most recent theories and current practices in the healthcare industry. Students are encouraged to develop the vision, problem-solving, and analytical skills essential for leadership in the healthcare environment.

Prerequisites: HEA2203, HEA2220, HEA3309