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This course is a critical analysis of the processes involved in the development of
theory. It includes a perspective of the underlying philosophical and historical trends
in the development of theory.Emphasis is placed on the processes of concept analysis,
constructionof theoretical relationships and the relationships between research, practice
and theory. Social, ethical and value problems related to the development of knowledge
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,
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.
Students will identify a research topic of interest, delineate a research problem
in and develop a thesis proposal.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Course transfers in as a HSA core elective.