Health Services Administration

Courses

HSAD 205 Strategies for Academic Success 1.0-3.0 Credit

This course helps students to explore the learning process, to gain essential skills needed to achieve academic success and to develop the ability to make effective use of university resources. Discussion, personal reflection, and relevant electronic resources are used to foster students’ development as self-directed learners. Specific attention will be given to the following topics: study skills, learning strategies, time management, academic planning, test-taking techniques, and goal-setting. The goal of this course is to help improve students’ efficacy in the areas of academic self-management, self-direction, and resource utilization.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 210 Health-Care Ethics I 3.0 Credits

This course addresses introductory concepts and basic issues in health-care ethics. The topics include but are not limited to decision-making, professionalism and advocacy, confidentiality, truth-telling and informed consent.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 102 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 103 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 305 Health Care Law & the Elderly 3.0 Credits

Obtaining adequate health care is a critical issue for many older adults; providing it is a significant societal challenge. Our society, as many others, has developed legislative and other social policies to address the increased frailty, both physical and/or cognitive, and the corresponding needs which accompany age. This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of how legal institutions (legislatures and courts) have responded to these needs for the ostensible protection of older adults. The instruments that these legal institutions have developed will be examined as their purposes, effectiveness, desirability, costs (economic and otherwise), and possible alternatives will be evaluated.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 308 The Affordable Care Act 3.0 Credits

This course provides an overview of current practical issues related to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act including issues faced by providers and employers; effects of the law on public health and politics; and funding and legal issues related to the Affordable Care Act.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 309 Advanced Health-Care Ethics 3.0 Credits

This course builds on the foundation provided in Health Care Ethics and discusses such issues as chronic care, end of life, beginning of life, distributive justice and the right to health care.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 210 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 310 Introduction to Health-Systems Administration 3.0 Credits

The course is designed to assist the student in understanding and preparing for the unique challenges presented to managers in a health services administration career. History and current milieu of U.S. health care are considered, as well as the ever changing infrastructure of the health-services industry.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 102 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 103 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 312 Development of World Health Care 3.0 Credits

This course examines a broad overview of the ongoing development of health-care policies, availability, and philosophy in a cross-section of countries by means of detailed case studies to examine both common and unique challenges and solutions, as well as global responses, to crises, such as plagues, epidemics, and natural disasters.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 313 Evolution of Health Care in the United States 3.0 Credits

This course will cover the evolution of health care in the U.S. from pre-colonial times to the present by discussing improvements in treatment institutions, modalities, philosophies and access to care, as well as the impact of major events in history on health-care discoveries on the delivery and administration of health services in the United States.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 315 Interdisciplinary Health Services 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on the role, responsibilities, scope of practice, and special concerns of health-care providers and their disciplines. The concept of interdisciplinary health-care practice is examined, along with basic concepts of teamwork and team formation.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 316 Health Care across Cultures 3.0 Credits

Living in a pluralistic society poses many challenges and opportunities. This course examines the impact of cultural upon health-care decision. Concepts such as "health," "illness," "culture," "ethnicity," will be analyzed. Traditional and alternative approaches to the delivery of health care will be addressed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 317 Religious Views on Health Care 3.0 Credits

Addresses the impact of a person's religious beliefs on the need for and delivery of health care. Specific issues will be discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 318 Health and Vulnerable Populations 3.0 Credits

Vulnerable populations, those with special needs for or barriers to care, have a significant impact upon health care, both in terms of meaning and delivery. This course looks at the meaning of health through the eyes of various distinct vulnerable populations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 319 Women and the Health Professions 3.0 Credits

This course explores women's early and controversial roles as health-care providers, the influence of government and the church on women, and key contributions by women in the health professions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 320 Managed Health Care 3.0 Credits

This course provides the student an opportunity to survey the major concepts and operational considerations of the provision of health-care services in a managed-care environment. The regulatory landscape as well as the physician/patient relationship is considered as a key to understanding the managed health care environment.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 321 Health-Care Human Resources 3.0 Credits

An introduction to the basic principles of human-resource management and their practical application in today's complex health-care organization. This course examines the role of human resources as a strategic partner within the organization.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 310 [Min Grade: C] and HSAD 334 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 322 Health-Care Law 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of the major laws affecting health-care professionals and examines the current legal climate in health care.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 102 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 103 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 323 Introduction to Long-Term Care Administration 3.0 Credits

This course covers organization, administrative of long term care services and post-acute services addressing the needs of the elderly and disabled populations. Long term care and post-acute care involves a description of the continuum of care, the types of providers and the range of services including nursing facilities, assisted living, housing, community-based services, and informal care giving. Also covered are the issues affecting integration across the continuum.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 102 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 103 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 324 Health Technology and Ethical Responsibility 3.0 Credits

Developments in health care technology challenge many of our common assumptions about basic concepts such as health, disease, and normality. This course encourages students to consider some of the issues raised by changing health technology.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: HSAD 210 [Min Grade: C] or PHIL 321 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 325 Issues in Health Care System 3.0 Credits

This course provides the student with the opportunity to analyze management problems that are of current importance in today's health-care industry on a national and international level.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 326 Holism and Health Care 3.0 Credits

Details the development of medicine from the late nineteenth century to the present in view of the corresponding rise of interest in a holistic approach to health care by means of alternative and complementary medicine in relation to traditional medical practices.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 327 Partnerships in Health Care 3.0 Credits

Addresses health service as a collaborative venture identifying the primary stakeholders and partners in the administration of health care including clinicians, administrators, institutions, industry, private and governmental agencies, and the patient. In addition, practical strategies for developing effective partnerships are explored.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 328 Health Care for Diverse Groups 3.0 Credits

Examines the administration of health services and special needs to different subpopulations classified according to gender, ethnicity, race, weight (the obese), and sexual orientation.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: D] or HUM 106 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 329 Health Care and the Media 3.0 Credits

Much of the public's perception of issues in health care comes from the media (newspapers, magazines, television, film, advertising, the internet). The course explores the interactive relationship between health care and the media in presenting information to the public.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A] or HUM 108 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 330 Financial Management in Health Care 3.0 Credits

Emphasizes basic financial management theory related to the health-care industry, as well as accounting practices for health-care organizations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ACCT 115 [Min Grade: D] or ACCT 110 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 331 [WI] Non-profits and Health Care 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of the not-for-profit and advocacy sector of health care, explores business fundamentals and current models, selects a health topic, assesses the market, and assists students in developing their own not-for-profit and/or advocacy business.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (HSAD 310 [Min Grade: C] and HSAD 332 [Min Grade: C])

HSAD 332 [WI] Health-Care Marketing 3.0 Credits

Provides a comprehensive review of marketing's role in the health-care field by examining the history of health-care marketing, the contributions of marketing to the strategic objectives of health-care organizations, and the effects of marketing on public relations and the consumer.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 310 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 333 Health, Illness, and the Arts 3.0 Credits

This course provides the opportunity to examine topics relevant to health and illness as depicted in the arts - primarily literature, film, and painting as well as other arts forms where appropriate.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 334 Management of Health Services 3.0 Credits

In this course, students will learn forms and uses of traditional management functions - plan, direct, monitor, evaluate - as well as contemporary functions that are used in an array of health care services organizations. Students match skills and competencies within the respective domains of health services management.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 310 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 335 [WI] Health-Care Policy 3.0 Credits

This course provides an introduction to the development and implications of U.S. health-care policy, including key governmental and non-governmental participants and the political process.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 310 [Min Grade: C] and PSCI 110 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 336 Urban Health Care 3.0 Credits

Using an ecological model to analyze the special needs and issues in urban health care, students will examine the people, place, and politics of an urban area to assess the delivery and quality of health care and will complete an analysis of a real and current urban health-care-delivery problem, including solutions.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 337 Health Care/Quality Improvement 3.0 Credits

Quality Improvement (QI) is a critical component of the health-care-delivery system in the United States. Because errors and reliability issues have major implications, standards and measures are imperative to ensure consistency and safety. As such, this course examines existing programs in place and best-industry practices.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 338 Human Services & Health Systems 3.0 Credits

This course introduces existing health-care systems in the United States and globally in terms of the human services that support and are supported by those systems and the effect of human services on those systems and vice versa.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 339 Health Care Legislation 3.0 Credits

This course will examine the major roles played by local, state, and federal governments in the funding, delivery, oversight, and evaluation of health-care services. The rationale, history, and current examples of how localities protect the public health are given.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 340 Leadership in Health Services Administration 3.0 Credits

This course discusses issues in management and leadership in a health-care-administration setting by focusing on alternative organizational structures and the managerial role in these structures, as well as exploring managerial and leadership roles in specific health organizations and project management.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: HSAD 310 [Min Grade: C] and HSAD 334 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 341 Risk Management in Healthcare Organizations 3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to risk management in health care. It describes the roles of a risk manager and the risks associated with various health care settings. Regulatory, contractual and medical malpractice exposures are discussed and techniques for controlling and preventing loss are evaluated. Students prepare a risk management plan for a healthcare organization.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 342 Children and Health Care 3.0 Credits

This course will focus on a range of issue facing the health-services industry in providing care to children with the goal of better understanding and meeting the special needs and challenges from both a direct care and systematic point of view.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 343 Health and Illness in Film 3.0 Credits

This course analyzes various films with themes and stories related to health and illness in view of conceptual theories on health and illness and conceptual elements of film as a representational medium.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 344 The Individual and Health Care Politics 3.0 Credits

Health-care policy can easily become questions of statistics and spreadsheets that obscure their origins in individual experience. Drawing upon a series of personal essays published in the journal Health Affairs and collected into the volume Narrative Matters, this course will discuss the power of first-hand experience in shaping health-care discourse.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 101 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 345 Ethics in Health Care Management 3.0 Credits

This course focuses on one aspect of the role of health care management professionals: the ethical dimension. The course combines an understanding of ethical theory with the practical application of ethical principles to management issues that arise in the health care arena. Discussions will be guided by cases drawn from real work experiences.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: HSAD 210 [Min Grade: C] or PHIL 321 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 346 Mental Illness in the Media and Arts 3.0 Credits

The mentally ill and those who treat them are continually concerned about the portrayals of mental illness in the media and arts. Its often sensationalized and stigmatized image places an extra societal burden on the mentally ill and can lead to attempts to hide their illness rather than seek treatment. This course examines mental illness’s social constructs, their sources, and effects.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

HSAD 351 Ethical Issues in Reproduction 3.0 Credits

This course discusses ethical issues concerning human reproduction. The issues span contraception, abortion, assisted reproductive technologies, parenthood, and balancing fetal and maternal interests. Focus is placed on the variety of perspectives on these issues and underlying values.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: HSAD 210 [Min Grade: C] or PHIL 321 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 352 Ethics in Health Care Research 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to familiarize students with some of the ethical issues involved in health-care research. These issues include, but are not limited to, responsible authorship, use of human subjects, use of animals, defining and handling scientific misconduct, confidentiality, and conflicts of interest.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: HSAD 210 [Min Grade: C] or PHIL 321 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 353 Public Health Ethics 3.0 Credits

This course will address ethical issues in public health. Students will be exposed to a variety of views on topics including, but not limited to, human rights, the balancing of individual rights with public interests, managing disasters, epidemics, risky behaviors, and the meaning of health from a population standpoint.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: HSAD 210 [Min Grade: C] or PHIL 321 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 363 Health Care Privacy & Security 3.0 Credits

This is an introductory course in the privacy and security of health information in health care organizations. The course covers a wide range of healthcare Privacy & Security topics including Privacy and Security policies and procedures, regulatory requirements, Security Audit controls, selection of Security Framework and others. At the end of the course, students will be able to understand and apply the concepts such as security and privacy discussed in class within healthcare organizations. We will relate the course materials to active cases to bring real life experience into the classroom.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: C]

HSAD 470 Readings in Health-Services Administration 1.0-6.0 Credit

This course is designed to allow juniors and seniors majoring in health-services administration and carrying minimum cum GPAs of 3.0 to pursue specialized interests in specific topics in health-services administration on an independent basis, yet under the direction of program faculty members. Faculty permission is required. May be repeated twice for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Junior or Senior.
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A] or HUM 108 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD 475 The Supervised Health Services Administration Internship 3.0 Credits

The Supervised Health Services Administration Internship course is a guided, tuition-based internship program. Students serve as on-site or remote interns for a health care or non-profit organization in the Philadelphia area over the course of a 10-week period. Students receive direction and experience working on a 'real world' task or projects from an assigned organization preceptor, while they are supported as needed by an HSAD program faculty member serving as their Internship Advisor.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: (ENGL 101 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 102 [Min Grade: C] or ENGL 103 [Min Grade: C]) and HSAD 310 [Min Grade: B] and HSAD 334 [Min Grade: B] and HSAD 340 [Min Grade: B]

HSAD 490 Senior Research Project 3.0 Credits

Designed for the senior in health-services administration, the student, in conjunction with a faculty member, selects a topic for a term project integrating knowledge acquired in the curriculum. The student develops objectives relevant to the project, critiques the literature, presents a plan for implementation, and completes the project.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A] or HUM 108 [Min Grade: D]

HSAD I199 Independent Study in Health Services Administration 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

HSAD I299 Independent Study in Health Services Administration 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

HSAD I399 Independent Study in Health Services Administration 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

HSAD I499 Independent Study in Health Services Administration 12.0 Credits

Self-directed within the area of study requiring intermittent consultation with a designated instructor.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

HSAD T180 Special Topics in Health Services Administration 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

HSAD T280 Special Topics in Health Services Administration 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

HSAD T380 Special Topics in Health Services Administration 12.0 Credits

Topics decided upon by faculty will vary within the area of study.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

HSAD T480 Special Topics in Health Services Administration 3.0 Credits

This course covers topics of particular interest to students majoring in health-services administration. In different terms, a variety of topics are presented to the students. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Prerequisites: ENGL 103 [Min Grade: D] or ENGL 105 [Min Grade: A] or ENGL 108 [Min Grade: D]

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