Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2010
The Department of Health Care Administration 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.
See Admission and Graduation Requirements
See Bachelor of Science
The Department of Health Care Administration 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.
HCA 400-level courses are reserved for HCA majors. Non-HCA majors must secure the permission of the instructor to enroll in HCA 400-level courses.
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr
ANTH 100 General Anthropology 3 cr
PSYC 101 Introduction to General Psychology I 3 cr
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr
TOTAL: 6 cr
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr
ECON 303 Health Economics 3 cr
MATH 143 College Algebra 3 cr
TOTAL: 9 cr
ACCT 201 Principles of Accounting I 3 cr
ACCT 202 Principles of Accounting II 3 cr
BA 301 Professional Development Seminar II 1 cr
CIS 301 Information Systems and Problem Solving 2 cr
FIN 315 Corporate Financial Management 3 cr
MGT 216 Business Statistics I 3 cr
MGT 217 Business Statistics II 3 cr
MGT 312 Individual and Organizational Behavior 3 cr
MGT 329 Operations and Production Management 3 cr
MKTG 325 Basic Marketing Management 3 cr
HCA 115 U.S. Health System 3 cr
HCA 120 Health and Society 2 cr
HCA 215 Healthcare Leadership 3 cr
HCA 230 Insurance and Reimbursement 2 cr
HCA 330 Health Information Systems 3 cr
HCA 340 Healthcare Policy 2 cr
HCA 375 Health Law and Bioethics 3 cr
HCA 384 Human Resource Management
in Health Care Organizations 3 cr
HCA 453 Healthcare Finance 3 cr
HCA 455 Health Organization Management
and Strategy 3 cr
HCA 460 Operations and Quality 3 cr
HCA g473 Marketing for Health Care Organizations 3 cr
HCA 495 Administrative Internship 4 cr
HCA 352 Long Term Care Management 2 cr
HCA 353 Physician Practice and Ambulatory
Care Management 2 cr
HCA 354 Health Management Communication 2 cr
TOTAL: 66 cr
The student is required to select 58 semester hours of goal and elective
courses. Elective courses should be selected according to the student's interests
and career needs, in conjunction with a faculty advisor. No more than a total
of 32 credit hours (required and elective) may be taken in the College of
Total required credits for Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration: 128.
HCA 120 Health and Society 2 credits. The theoretical foundations of epidemiology, public health, and medical sociology are used to explore and understand the personal and societal impacts of disease. F
HCA 210 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. Cross-listed as H E 210. F, S
HCA 215 Healthcare Leadership 3 credits. This course actively teaches the relational, operational, and analytical skills key to success in health management. S
HCA 230 Insurance and Reimbursement 2 credits. In-depth examination of insurance and reimbursement practiced in today's healthcare industry, their history, current status, and their future. Topics include fee-for-servcie, prospective and retrospective reimbursement, public and private insurance systems, and managed care. PREREQ: HCA 115. S
HCA 330 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 115, MGT 216 F
HCA 340 Healthcare Policy 2 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. PREREQ: HCA 230. F
HCA 350 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 352 Long-Term Care Management 2 credits. The management of nursing homes and other long term facilities. Includes supervisory policies, labor relations, human relations, gerontology and geriatrics, nutrition and housekeeping, patient care, reimbursement policies, purchasing, inventory, and financial analysis. F
HCA 353 Physician Practice
and Ambulatory Care Management 2 credits. The fundamentals of group practice
and ambulatory care management. Includes leadership, planning, marketing, IT,
business operations, physician/hospital relationships, and basic principles of
management applied to the out-patient setting. PREREQ: HCA 115, 120, 215, 230.
354 Health Management Communication 2 credits. Advanced management
communication skills for managers in health settings. This speaking and
writing intense course includes topics such as conflict management,
negotiating, report writing, grant writing, and context specific
presentation preparation and delivery. PREREQ: HCA 115, 120, 215, 230. D
HCA 375 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 384 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 350 OR MGT 312. F
HCA 453 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 202 and FIN 315. S
HCA 455 Health Organization Management and Strategy 3 credits. The application of managerial concepts and practices to healthcare organizations. Compares and contrasts governance, strategy, structure, firm conduct, and performance across different sectors, levels, and types of health organizations. PREREQ: HCA 330, HCA 375, HCA 384, and MGT 312. F
HCA 460 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 300 level courses and MGT 329, or permission of instructor. S
HCA g473 Marketing for Healthcare Organizations 3 credits. Current marketing trends in the health care marketplace. Consumer orientation; health care marketing plans and strategy development. PREREQ: MKTG 325. S
HCA 481 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 489 Health Care Information Systems Practicum 3 credits. 8 hours per week under the direction of the Department of Family Medicine, with a term project.* D
*Some facilities may require a background check. When required, this check will be conducted at the student's expense.
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