Health Services Administration (HSA)

HSA-389  Special Topics  (3 credits)  

Special Topics

HSA-390  Special Topics  (3 credits)  

Special Topics

HSA-605  Aging American Society  (3 credits)  

The course covers the social implications of aging as well as biological and psychological issues. A variety of topics as they relate to aging will be covered: interpersonal relationships, work and retirement, the economics of aging, sexuality in old age, and race/ethnicity.

Prerequisite(s): Take HSA-615 HSA-616

HSA-608  Research Methodology & Design  (3 credits)  

This course reviews and critically analyzes components of research design, including collection of data. Emphasis is placed on the professional as producer and consumer of research. Course is only available to Long Term Care certificate students.

HSA-610  Thesis Seminar  (3 credits)  

Students will identify a research topic of interest, delineate a research problem in and develop a thesis proposal.

Prerequisite(s): Complete 30 hours or coursework including HSA-608 and HSA-682. Permission of instructor is required to register for this course.

HSA-612  Culture in Healthcare  (1 credits)  

This interdisciplinary course is open to students from all graduate programs who are interested in the impact of culture on health, and in development of culturally appropriate interventions for communities. It will build on epidemiological concepts and apply anthropological methodologies to understanding the impact of culture on health status, service utilization, and cultural conflicts between health care providers and members of ethnic communities.

HSA-613  Management in Healthcare Organizations  (3 credits)  

This course, for non-majors, presents the fundamentals of management that a health professional will need in filling management positions in health care organizations. The basic functions of supervision and the practical application of these skills are emphasized.

Prerequisite(s): Take HSM-101

HSA-615  Health Systems Organization & Management  (3 credits)  

This course brings together students with a wide range of backgrounds and experiences as consumers,providers within health care organizations and policy makers to critically examine the organizational and management concepts that influence planning and decision making. The emphasis is on studying the various forms of health organizations as well as administrative behaviors used in adaptation and policy development.

HSA-616  HR Mgt in Health Care Organizations  (3 credits)  

The course will present the design of programs for the maximizing of employee and institutional contributions in the health care service area. The course will address the grouping of professionals,paraprofessionals and skilled and non-skilled workers into an efficient and effective work group. The course will review labor relations and union organizations in the health care area and review legal aspects of personnel management.

Corequisite(s): Take HSA-613 (non-HSA majors) or HSA-615 (for HSA majors).

HSA-621  Project Planning & Evaluation  (3 credits)  

HSA-622  Project Seminar  (3 credits)  

HSA-629  Thesis Advisement  (6.00000 credits)  

During this independent learning time,the student works directly with a faculty member who chairs the thesis committee. The student conducts a systematic investigation of the research problem with faculty guidance. Students register with their thesis director.

Prerequisite(s): Take HSA-610. Permission of the thesis chair is required before you can register for this course.

HSA-630  Continuing Project  (1 credits)  

HSA-648  Introduction to Health Care Finance  (3 credits)  

This course is designed to introduce the learner to a broad range of concepts and skills involved in planning, budgeting and controlling in health care organizations. The emphasis in this course is on managerial as opposed to financial accounting and on issues carried out at the department or organizational level rather than the system level. This course is required for the long-term care certificate.

Corequisite(s): Take HSA-615 or be in the Clinical Research Associate Certificate program.

HSA-649  Applications of Health Care Finance  (3 credits)  

This course builds on previous HSA core courses to prepare the learner to help position and financially manage a health care organization. Application of concepts of financial management within health care organizations, including financial planning principles, reimbursement procedures, government regulations, analysis of financial statements and principles of financial planning. The strategic planning process and principles of marketing are covered. Emphasis is placed on issues related to integrated health systems and managing the health of populations.

Prerequisite(s): Take HSA-648

HSA-652  Healthcare Economics & Public Policy Making  (3 credits)  

This course introduces the learner to descriptive and exploratory health care economics including the operation of health care markets, supply and demand issues in health care, market competition, market power, and reform in the health care market. The public policy making process in the United States will be explored on a national and state level, along with health policy reform, current significant policy issues, development of the U.S. health care system, and comparison with health care systems in other industrialized countries. Participants in the course track and analyze public policy issues and explore major health policy references and sites.

Prerequisite(s): Take HSA-615

HSA-653  Legal & Ethical Issues in HCO  (3 credits)  

This course addresses legal and ethical issues frequently encountered by health care managers. Topics include the constitutional basis for government support of health care services and constraints that law and regulation impose on the health care industry. Bioethical theory, policy formulation and decision making in the professional setting are also included. Specific problems discussed include such issues as the right to health care, allocation of scarce resources, human experimentation, choices regarding death, liability of health care providers and governing board and medical and health care staff responsibilities.

Prerequisite(s): Take HSA-615

HSA-656  Introducing Drugs Into Human Population  (3 credits)  

HSA-657  Advanced Decision Analysis  (3 credits)  

This course examines a variety of advanced quantitative methods useful for analyzing and evaluating decision making in health care systems. It is designed to improve the learner's ability to use analytical techniques now seen as necessary for formulating strategic or operative plans for a health care organization.

Prerequisite(s): Take HSA-669

HSA-660  Applied Biostatistics  (3 credits)  

The course has an emphasis on the application and interpretation of statistical tests commonly employed in epidemiologic and health services research. This course will emphasize statistical concepts and the application of statistical methods to test hypothesis in data sets. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability distributions,point and confidence interval estimation, hypothesis testing for means,proportions, elementary non-parametric techniques, tests for categorical data,ANOVA,correlations and introduction to regression methods. Students will be introduced to SPSS in weekly laboratory sessions to learn how to import and manipulate data sets and perform data analysis using statistical methods covered in the course.

HSA-668  Nursing Home Administration  (3 credits)  

This course is designed to provide students the knowledge and skills required as a nursing home administrator. This course will assist students in applying the knowledge and skills acquired in earlier courses to the specific field of nursing home administration. It covers organizational management and general management, resident care, personnel management, financial management, environmental management, regulatory management, dietary management and aging. The course is intended to meet course requirements for Qualification 3 and Qualification 5 of the New York State Education Department for Nursing Home Administrator licensure.

Corequisite(s): Take HSA-648

HSA-669  Improving Performance of Health Systems  (3 credits)  

This course is designed specifically for managers in health care organizations who want to develop knowledge and skills in planning, measurement and communicating the performance of their organization. This course is targeted to those students who desire a master’s degree in health services administration and have achieved the level of knowledge and skill associated with understanding the structure and function of health care systems as well as basics in measurement as applied to planning, budgeting and controlling within organizations. Students will learn how to respond to the convergence of forces driving the study of the performance of health care systems today. The emphasis is on how to assess the performance of processes and outcomes of health care delivery systems and what to assess.Students will learn how to design, implement and evaluate the performance of their organization as well as how to contribute to and use uniform datasets.

Prerequisite(s): Take HSA-648

HSA-670  Hlt Serv Consult  (3 credits)  

This course will present the learner with models for consulting in health care organizations. Concepts of both internal and external consulting will be covered. Theories underlying effective consulting will be covered. The course will also cover the elements and design of a business plan. Representatives of different types of health care consulting organizations will be guest speakers.

Prerequisite(s): Take HSA-648 HSA-652 HSA-653

HSA-671  Info Technology in Health Care  (3 credits)  

This course provides a review of clinical information,administrative information and decision support information systems. Emphasis is placed on decision support,specifically information and analytic tools to support managerial decision-making.

Prerequisite(s): Take HSA-615

HSA-672  HSA Practicum  (3 credits)  

This course provides the opportunity for the application of theories and principles of classroom learning in an area of the health care system. There is a requirement of three credit-hours (120 clock hours) of field work under the supervision of a qualified preceptor and program faculty. Students meet as a group periodically during the semester. Attendance at these integrative seminars and completion of practicum objectives is required.

Prerequisite(s): Take HSA-608 HSA-615 HSA-616 HSA-648 HSA-649

HSA-679  Special Topics  (3 credits)  

This course provides an in depth review of the use of information technology in health care. The course will consider how information systems have developed to support the business and clinical requirements of the health care delivery system. Most important, the course will assess reasons for recent expansion in health information technology and consider the potential impact of this with an emphasis on both the cost and quality of health care services.

HSA-682  Managerial Epidemiology  (3 credits)  

Epidemiology is the student of the distribution and determinants of disease in human populations. Managerial epidemiology is the application of the principles and tools of epidemiology to the practice of management. This course will introduce students to the basic principles of epidemiology and demonstrate how these principles may be applied to the various functions of health services administrators/managers, such as planning, staffing, organizing, directing and controlling. Through these principles students will learn how measurement of health-related outcomes and delivery of health services is a critical component of each of these functions.

Corequisite(s): Take HSA-608 and statistics requisite fulfilled.

HSA-705  Communication Through Leadership  (3 credits)