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2011 - Spring

Graduate School (GR)

Health Care Administration (HCA)


HCA 5213
Health Policy
5213   Health Policy
Prerequisite(s): All MHA Core Courses.
   A comprehensive model of health policy analysis to include its major objectives and methods and its relationship to the field of health services research. An organizing framework is provided that integrates concepts and methods from the fields of epidemiology, economics, ethics, political science and related disciplines. Emphasis is on integrating policymaking with the major system performance objectives of effectiveness, efficiency, and equity. This course includes the impact of health policies on the health of individuals and populations, the political trade-offs and social dimensions of policy making and how future healthcare policy is likely to be affected by the political marketplace and the economy.
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01Closed520N/A26476TBA0000AM - 0001AMTBA TBA2Regular
Rene L. Pryor
Mark Mellott
Start Date: 02/17/2011; End Date: 04/22/2011


HCA 5306
Current Issues Healthcare Qual
5306   Current Issues in Healthcare Quality
Prerequisite(s): All MHA Core Courses.
   Covers the historical evolution, current concepts, and future trends associated with monitoring and evaluation of health quality. Explores the major components of quality improvement to include patient care assessment, risk management, patient safety/environment of care, medical management, outcomes management, and process improvement.
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01Closed520N/A26488TBA0000AM - 0001AMTBA TBA3Regular
Rene L. Pryor
Bradley Beauvais
Start Date: 02/17/2011; End Date: 04/22/2011


HCA 5329
Leadershp in Complex Organiztn
5329   Leadership in Complex Organizations                        
   This course is designed to explore a broad range of leadership issues. Students will have the opportunity to examine their own leadership qualities and develop ways to improve them. Readings will cover both theoretical bases for leadership and practical strategies for effective leadership. The format for the class will be group discussion. Each class the instructor or one of the students will present an article/book chapter on leadership and the class will discuss its relevance and importance.
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01Closed520N/A26477TBA0000AM - 0001AMTBA TBA3Regular
Jody R. Rogers
Rene L. Pryor
Lawrence M. Johnson
Start Date: 02/17/2011; End Date: 04/22/2011


HCA 5342
Hlth Applications Networking
5342   Health Applications in Networking (Elec)                    
   Provides a conceptual framework for identifying, creating, applying resources and advances in networking, telecommunications, and telemedicine to specific diseases, problems in health care, and public health. Resources on the Internet will be used to develop HTML documents. Databases will be explored to develop in-depth reports on individual diseases, resources, public health and infrastructure deficiencies, and health related issues of concern to military operational planners and health care executives.
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01Open5245N/A26483TBA0000AM - 0001AMTBA TBA3Regular
David Mangelsdorff
Rene L. Pryor
Start Date: 02/17/2011; End Date: 04/22/2011


HCA 5356
Organizational Ethics
5356   Organizational Ethics
   This course will review major ethical theories, principles, decision-making methods, and the relationship between ethics and leadership. Clinical ethics topics will be considered from an organizational perspective, and topics with a more definitive business focus will be addressed. Case studies will be developed, analyzed, and discussed
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01Open5250N/A26484TBA0000AM - 0001AMTBA TBA3Regular
Karin W. Zucker
Rene L. Pryor
Douglas C. Swift
Start Date: 02/17/2011; End Date: 04/22/2011


HCA 5392
Spcl Studies in Hlth Care Syst
5392   Special Studies in Health Care Administration              
   Advanced work jointly planned by the professor and student in any of the various disciplines of health care administration represented by members of the graduate program faculty. The course provides students with a structured study in the selected topic area and permits advanced application of prior course work. May be repeated with a different topic for up to twelve hours credit.
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01Open5247N/A26485TBA0000AM - 0001AMTBA TBA3Regular
Rene L. Pryor
Suzanne J. Wood
Colin Box
Start Date: 02/17/2011; End Date: 04/22/2011


HCA 5392
Spcl Study Intro to MEDCOM
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02Open5246N/A26486TBA0000AM - 0001AMTBA TBA3Regular
Rene L. Pryor
Start Date: 02/17/2011; End Date: 04/22/2011


HCA 5392
Spcl Study in HCA
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03Open5247N/A26487TBA0000AM - 0001AMTBA TBA3Regular
Rene L. Pryor
Start Date: 02/17/2011; End Date: 04/22/2011


HCA 5411
Quant Analy II:Decision Making
5411   Quantitative Analysis II: Decision Making with Statistics and Research
Prerequisite(s): HCA 5410.
   Advanced concepts, techniques, and technologies used in the scientific inquiry of applied clinical, administrative, and managerial research are presented. Decision-making, selection, computation, and interpretation of analytical procedures and methods are discussed. Emphasizing critical thinking and quantitative analysis, students select appropriate secondary data on a management problem and posit research questions, develop logical hypotheses linked to data and theory, and analyze and make decisions and recommendations based on findings. Advanced techniques such as power analysis, MANOVA, and logistic regression are covered. The course capstone is the group presentation of research findings in the J-Dewey Lutes research symposium.
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01Open5230N/A26479TBA0000AM - 0001AMTBA TBA4Regular
Cynthia Y. Childress
Forest S. Kim
Rene L. Pryor
Start Date: 02/17/2011; End Date: 04/22/2011
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