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HCA 5712. Managing the Hospital Setting

Examination of the American community hospital within the context of the social, political and economic environment. Review of the operational aspects of hospital administration from the perspectives of each key stakeholder. Topics include: definition of organization structure, interaction of components, governance, financing, medical staff, nursing services, clinical support services, operational and service support, human resources and quality management. Prerequisite completion of 12 semester hours of HCA core courses or permission of instructor.  Two lecture hours a week.
Credit: two hours.

HCA 5722. Managing the Long-Term Care Setting

Demographic, social, political and organizational aspects of long term care services. The course has three primary goals: to understand the process of aging and the social, psychological and medical needs of this population; to identify various populations at risk of requiring long-term care; to provide student with the knowledge and skills to successfully manage the variety of long-term care facilities which exist. Topics include long-term care system, financing care, need assessment, disabled population, types of services, management issues, nursing home operations, residential facilities, home health, hospice and future directions. Prerequisite: completion of 12 semester hours of HCA core courses or permission of instructor. Two lecture hours a week. 
Credit: two hours.

HCA 5732. Managing the Outpatient Setting

Overview of the system for providing outpatient services, role of government, management and operational issues, and future trends in process and structure. Topics include: system definitions, types of settings, utilization, physician and administrative roles, legal and organizational issues, financial management and reimbursement, operational systems, planning and marketing. Prerequisite: completion of 12 semester hours of HCA core courses or permission of instructor. Two lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week.  
Credit: two hours.

HCA 5752. Development of Health Facilities

Examination of the physical aspects of planning, design and construction of health facilities. Emphasis is placed on the process and participants involved in the development of buildings to serve the health care industry. Topics include facility planning, methods of project delivery, role of owner, architect and building contractor, construction scheduling, cost estimating, and site analysis. Students will create and present their own facility design. Prerequisite: completion of 12 semester hours of HCA core courses or permission of instructor. Two lecture hours a week. 
Credit: two hours.

HCA 5762. Marketing for Health Services

Presents the role of marketing in the process of purchasing and providing health care services. Focuses on the broad view of marketing as a means of identifying and delivering value to both the provider and consumer of services. Topics include marketing philosophy, market research, identifying the customer, business and market planning, product design and development, promotion, pricing and service delivery, market segmentation and business development. Prerequisite: completion of 12 semester hours of HCA core courses or permission of instructor. Two lecture hours a week.
Credit: two hours.

HCA 5911. Individual Study In Health Care Administration

Advanced work in a specialized field of health care administration. Prerequisite; Permission of advisor. 
Credit: One hour.

HCA 5912. Individual Study In Health Care Administration

Advanced work in a specialized field of health care administration. Prerequisite; Permission of advisor. 
Credit: Two hours.

HCA 5941. Fieldwork in Health Care Administration

Field experience in a health care organization under the supervision of a selected health care administrator and faculty. Project assignments are undertaken to integrate and apply administrative skills to practical problems. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 hours or core HCA courses and approval of faculty advisor.
Credit: One hour.

HCA 5942. Internship in Health Care Administration

Field experience in a health care organization under the supervision of a selected health care administrator and faculty. Project assignments are undertaken to integrate and apply administrative skills to practical problems. Prerequisite: Completion of 12 hours or core HCA courses and approval of faculty advisor.  Eight laboratory hours a week. 
Credit: Two hours.

Non TWU-HCA Electives:

Students are not allowed to select any course from any University and request elective credit. A request for non TWU-HCA electives must be submitted to the student’s advisor with a description of the proposed course and a statement of rationale as to why that course is necessary and relevant to the student’s career path. The department will permit only one non-TWU-HCA elective course for elective credit approval.
Credit: Two hours. 

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