Idaho State University Undergraduate Catalog 2010-2011
The 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.
See Admission and Graduation Requirements
See Bachelor of Science
See Bachelor of Business 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.
HCA 4000-level courses are reserved for HCA majors. Non-HCA majors must secure the permission of the instructor to enroll in HCA 4000-level courses.
ECON 2201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 cr
ANTH 1100 General Anthropology 3 cr
PSYC 1101 Introduction to General Psychology I 3 cr
SOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr
TOTAL: 6 cr
ECON 2202 Principles of Microeconomics 3 cr
ECON 3303 Health Economics 3 cr
MATH 1143 College Algebra 3 cr
TOTAL: 9 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 2 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
HCA 1115 U.S. Health System 3 cr
HCA 1120 Health and Society 2 cr
HCA 2215 Healthcare Leadership 3 cr
HCA 2230 Insurance and Reimbursement 2 cr
HCA 3330 Health Information Systems 3 cr
HCA 3340 Healthcare Policy 2 cr
HCA 3384 Human Resource Management
in Health Care Organizations 3 cr
HCA 4453 Healthcare Finance 3 cr
HCA 4455 Health Organization Management
and Strategy 3 cr
HCA 4460 Operations and Quality 3 cr
HCA 4473 Marketing for Health Care Organizations 3 cr
HCA 4475 Health Law and Bioethics 3 cr
HCA 4495 Administrative Internship 4 cr
HCA 3352 Long Term Care Management 2 cr
HCA 3353 Physician Practice and Ambulatory
Care Management 2 cr
HCA 3354 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 Business.
Total required credits for Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration: 128.
HCA 1120 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 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. Cross-listed as 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 2230 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 1115. 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 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 2230. 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 3352 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. Su
HCA 3353 Physician
and Ambulatory Care Management 2 credits. The fundamentals of
and ambulatory care management. Includes leadership, planning,
business operations, physician/hospital relationships, and basic
management applied to the out-patient setting. PREREQ: HCA 1115, 1120,
3354 Health Management Communication 2 credits. Advanced
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
1115, 1120, 2215, 2230. D
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. S
HCA 4455 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 3330, HCA 3375, HCA 3384, and MGT 3312. F
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 instructor. S
HCA 4473 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 3325. 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.* F, S, 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: July 2010