Enhance your understanding of the systems and processes that support effective health care.
Duration: 8 weeks
Credits: 3 credits
As the health care industry grows, the role of health care manager becomes even more important. HCMGT 719 Topics in Health Care Management—Health Care Systems offers an overview of our health care system, from its history through current practices. Throughout the course, you will identify the challenges facing health care managers as they strive to meet the needs of a diverse audience.
You will explore the influence of the Affordable Care Act and identify social factors that affect the distribution of health care in our country. You’ll discuss relevant health care issues with classmates and gain valuable insights into the challenges of maintaining an effective health care system. As you gain a greater understanding of health care, you strengthen your ability to analyze situations and offer meaningful direction as an effective health care professional.
What You’ll Learn in HCMGT 719
Health Care Systems examines the evolution, current condition, and future environment of health care services in the United States. You will explore the various user, provider, and resource demand/allocation components of health care, as well as the structure and operation of the health care system. The course incorporates the role of emerging government and market forces, including managed care and other influential factors, to develop a comprehensive view of the American health care system.
Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:
- Access to Health Care
- Disparities in Health Care
- Evaluating the Finance of Health Care
- Measuring Health-Related Quality of Life
- Health Care Quality
- Elderly, HIV/AIDS, and Children
- Health Care Delivery Systems
- Ethical Issues in Public Health
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of HCMGT 719, you will be able to:
- Explain the historical context of health care in the United States.
- Articulate the complexities of the current health care system.
- Explore and develop a comprehensive framework for effective analyses, decision making, and implementation strategies.
To learn more about Topics in Health Care Management—Health Care Systems or other courses in the online MSN program from the University of Saint Mary, call 877-307-4915 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.