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Health Care Management




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Course level: Undergraduate

The course explores fundamental concepts of management theory as applied to health care. Students will examine the organizational structure of the health care delivery system and administrative processes such as planning, problem solving, decision making, and quality productivity improvement. Emphasis will also be placed on the major issues and problem areas confronting health service administrators.



What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Week 1

  • Explain the roles of managers and leaders in the diversified health care industry.
  • Explain the major functions of management to a health care setting.
  • Describe the role of building internal and external relationships in effective management.

Week 2

  • Describe appropriate communication methods for managers of organizational models.
  • Identify organizational processes that support problem solving.
  • Explain the importance of teams in health care.

Week 3

  • Describe the steps related to the planning and organizing functions of management.
  • Describe the effects of controls used in health care management.
  • Explain the administrative process needed to track outcomes and improve quality and safety.

Week 4

  • Describe motivational methods needed to influence organizational change.
  • Discuss the role of the manager in relation to conflict management.
  • Identify effective conflict resolution management.

Week 5

  • Identify ethical challenges for health care managers.
  • Describe the environmental influences that relate to the health care industry.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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