Facility Planning –

hcs446

(3 credits)

This course will introduce students to the legal and regulatory challenges of facility planning and development. Students will analyze facility designs, discuss future health care consumer utilization trends, as well as examine the regulatory compliance requirements.
This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks. This course is available to take individually or as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Facility Design

  • Discuss the historical overview of health care facility design.
  • Identify the various types of health care facilities.
  • Describe the role of stakeholders in facility planning and development.
  • Summarize the process of the planning needs of facilities.

Utilization Trends

  • Analyze community use and accessibility.
  • Determine facility equipment and technological needs.
  • Give examples of environmental design elements.

Legal and Regulatory Issues

  • Examine local, state, and federal legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Develop a plan for waste management, fire and safety, and disaster management.

Project Management

  • Identify the steps in an implementation plan.
  • Examine budget planning and cost estimates.

Future Trends

  • Predict future technology trends.
  • Describe cultural and generational needs and demands.
  • Discuss global health care facility design and its implications.
  • Give examples of possible personnel issues.

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