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Health Services Administration Certificate

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Health Services Administration, Advanced Certificate

Overview

Advanced Certificate Program

This certificate program, which is registered with the New York State Education Department, will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in a career in longterm care administration. The courses meet the educational requirements for licensure of nursing home administrators in New York state.

Courses

Course Requirements

Health Services Administration
Degree: Certificate

Required Courses:
Course Number Course Name Credits
HSA 615

Health Systems Organization & Management

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.

Prequisites: None

3
HSA 616

HR Mgt in Health Care Organizations

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 management.

Prequisites: HSA-613 (non-HSA majors) or HSA-615 (for HSA majors).

3
HSA 648

Financial Management

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.

Prequisites: HSA-615

3
HSA 652

Healthcare Economics & Public PolicyMaking

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.

Prequisites: HSA-615

3
HSA 653

Legal & Ethical Issues in HCO

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.

Prequisites: HSA-615

3

Total required for Certificate in Health Services Administration: 15

Regulations

Appeals

To appeal a decision rendered by the School of Health Professions faculty/administration that has academic consequences, you must follow the appeal procedures which are available at www.dyc.edu/appeals.

Admissions

Admission Requirements

The admission requirements common to all certificate programs are listed here. Requirements that are specific to a given certificate program are included under each program’s listing. Action on an application begins when the application, application fee and the official transcripts have been received. In addition to the application procedure, all candidates must demonstrate evidence of capability to succeed in a graduate program as shown by one of the following (all grade point averages (G.P.A.) are based on a 4.0 system):

  1. A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 3.0
  2. A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the second half of undergraduate work
  3. A cumulative undergraduate G.P.A. of at least 2.7 with a 3.0 or better in the major field.

Program Admission Requirements

  1. Complete the online graduate application
  2. Submit an admissions statement or essay specifically addressing how the program will be of benefit to you and the community that you serve. Statement should be about 250 words.
  3. Provide official transcripts from ALL prior colleges.
  4. Submit one letter of recommendation from an employer, professional supervisor, colleague or previous professor.
  5. Submit a current resume
  6. Possess relevant work experience and/ or a related degree.
  7. Hold a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college in a health care discipline.

*Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in the field.

Department

Health Services Administration Department

The health services administration department offers a bachelor of science degree in health services management, health analytics, public health, as well as a master of science degree in health services administration, a doctorate in health administration, and three advanced certificates in health services administration, long-term care and clinical research associate. The undergraduate programs are described in the undergraduate catalog.

The health services administration department offers graduate courses in fall and spring semesters primarily with limited offerings in summer sessions. Classes are delivered full on campus, fully online (distance learning) and hybrid ( a mix of on campus and distance learning). On campus courses are offered on Monday through Thursday nights from 5:30 - 8:15 PM.