Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog 2012-2013
Program Director and Assistant Professor: Hermanson
Assistant Professor: Farnsworth
Adjunct Faculty: Huerta, Waldron, Wilker, Wright
Emeritus Faculty: Kritsky
Admission and Graduation Requirements
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Business Administration
Health Care Administration Courses
Our MissionThe Health Care Administration program provides quality education and lifelong learning opportunities to current and future healthcare leaders in Idaho. We support Idaho State University’s Mission as the center for education of health professionals in the State of Idaho by maximizing value to our students and stakeholders, and to our state, in the enhancement of the knowledge and ability of healthcare professionals to lead their organizations, to serve their communities and, in turn, to improve the health status of their communities.
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration
The Health Care Administration program delivers state-of-the-art education to traditional and nontraditional students using a theoretical and programmatic approach. We address emerging industry needs using innovative instructional methods to deliver valid competencies and educational outcomes based on industry’s and our constituency’s needs.
- Prepare individuals for entry or mid-level management positions in group practice, ambulatory care, long-term care, hospitals, managed care organizations, and other health-related organizations.
- Develop administrative, technical, problem-solving, conceptual, and human relations knowledge and skills that provide the foundation for future healthcare administrators and leaders.
- Use industry competency models and current evidence on teaching and learning to provide student the best quality education possible.
- Foster practical educational experiences and promote interaction among students, alumni, and mentors in area and regional health organizations.
- Work with each student in the program to ensure proper placement and professional development in administrative internships and initial positions assuring an appropriate match between the individual and the healthcare organization.
Students are required to earn a grade of C- or better in all business, HCA, and required courses. Students who receive a grade of D or below twice in the above required courses will not be admitted and if admitted will be dropped from the Bachelor of Science program. All such decisions will be reviewed by the department's admission committee.
Students whose cumulative GPAs fall below 2.75 will be placed on departmental probationary status and will not be able to graduate with the degree in Health Care Administration until their cumulative GPAs are 2.75 or higher.
Completion of the BS in Health Care Administration (which includes a minor in business) requires 120 credit hours, as follows:
Sub-total hours 49 cr
HCA 1115 U.S. Health System 3 cr
HCA 2215 Healthcare Leadership 3 cr
HCA 3330 Health Information Systems 3 cr
HCA 3340 Healthcare Policy 3 cr
HCA 3384 Human Resource Management
in Health Care Organizations 3 cr
HCA 4453 Healthcare Finance 3 cr
HCA 4465 Health Care Operations and Quality 3 cr
HCA/HE 4473 Healthcare Strategic Planning
and Marketing 3 cr
HCA 4475 Health Law and Bioethics 3 cr
HCA 4495 Administrative Internship 4 cr
Sub-total hours 31 cr
ACCT 2201 Principles of Accounting I 3 cr
ACCT 2202 Principles of Accounting II 3 cr
BA 3301 Professional Development Seminar II 1 cr
CIS 3301 Information Systems and Problem Solving 3 cr
FIN 3315 Corporate Financial Management 3 cr
MGT 2216 Business Statistics I 3 cr
MGT 2217 Business Statistics II 3 cr
MGT 3312 Individual and Organizational Behavior 3 cr
MGT 3329 Operations and Production Management 3 cr
MKTG 3325 Basic Marketing Management 3 cr
Sub-total hours 28 cr
ECON 2202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr
(satisfies Goal 11)
ECON 3303 Health Economics 3 cr
MATH 1143 College Algebra 3 cr
HE 3383 Epidemiology 3 cr
Sub-total hours 12 cr
HCA 2210 Medical Terminology and Communication 2 credits. Terminology and vocabulary basic to all areas of medical science, hospital services, and allied health specialties. Develops skills in correct written and oral usage of medical terms. Equvalent to HE 2210. F, S
HCA 2215 Healthcare Leadership 3 credits. This course actively teaches the relational, operational, and analytical skills key to success in health management. S
HCA 3330 Health Information Systems 3 credits. An overview of the information system methodologies and approaches in the administration and delivery of health services including data content and structure, quality, and legal issues related to collection, use, and the security of health information. PREREQ: HCA 1115, MGT 2216 F
HCA 3340 Healthcare Policy 3 credits. This course investigates the formulation of healthcare priorities, the development of legislation, the implementation of legislative provisions through administrative action, and the modification of health policy within the context of the provision of services. Included is an examination of insurance and reimbursement practiced in today's healthcare industry, their history, current status, and their future. F
HCA 3350 Organizational Behavior in Healthcare 3 credits. Study of individual and group behavior in HCOs. Topics include social responsibility and ethics; decision making; motivation; leadership; communication; power, politics and stress; organizational culture, change and development. S
HCA 3384 Human Resource Management in Healthcare Organizations 3 credits. Create and maintain a productive health workforce by understanding the science and practice of managing the employment relationship, including human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment, selection, development, performance planning, compensation, employee relations, and the legal environment. PREREQ: HCA 3350 OR MGT 3312. F
HCA 4453 Healthcare Finance 3 credits. The application of financial management principles, practices, and techniques used in healthcare organizations. An understanding and analysis of how these financial tools are used in decision making and how they are integrated into the healthcare organization's planning process. PREREQ: ACCT 2202 and FIN 3315 or their equivalents. S
HCA 4460 Operations and Quality 3 credits. Course examines the manager's role in improving healthcare quality and outcomes, including clinical and organizational improvement, technology assessment, and quality improvement practices. PREREQ: All HCA 3000 level courses and MGT 3329, or permission of instrukctor. S
HCA 4465 Health Care Operations and Quality 3 credits. This capstone course in health care administration addresses the application of managerial concepts and practices within various health care environments, including acute, ambulatory, mental health, and long-term care organizations. Topics include issues/trends and best practices related to governance, leadership, management; planning and marketing; quality assessment/operations improvement; and maximizing human resources and financial performance. S
HCA 4473 Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing 3 credits. Introduction to basic marketing management issues as they pertain to healthcare. Current marketing trends in the health care marketplace. Consumer orientation, health care marketing plans, and strategy development. Equivalent to HE 4473. Restricted to HCA Major. S
HCA 4475 Health Law and Bioethics 3 credits. This course develops a roadmap to facilitate risk management in the provision of healthcare services. Issues addressed include regulation and licensure, liability, regulation, selected aspects of public programs, and ethical issues regarding death, reproduction, and research. S
HCA 4481 Independent Problems in Health Services Administration 1-3 credits. Student selects an area of special interest through independent study. A report will be required giving results. May be repeated for up to 6 elective credits. PREREQ: HCA major. D
HCA 4489 Health Care Information Systems Practicum 3 credits. 8 hours per week under the direction of the Department of Family Medicine, with a term project.* Prereq for HCA majors: Permission of instructor. F, S, Su
HCA 4495 Administrative Internship 4 credits. An internship is required for successful completion of this program. HCA students typically complete the internship in the summer between the junior and senior year. During the internship experience, students work in a health or human services organization, performing various duties and being exposed to various aspects of managerial careers in health services management.* PREREQ: HCA major or graduate status. Su
*Some facilities may require a background check. When required, this check will be conducted at the student's expense.
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Revised: March 2012