Concentration - Health Care Administration
The Health Care Administration concentration is designed to provide professionals
working in the health care industry with the knowledge required to create, implement
and efficiently administer programs and services delivered by health care organizations.
This concentration requires a minimum of 36 credits.
Potential students who are interested in this Health Care Administration concentration
may also be interested in our Health Information Management major.
|Health Care Systems and Administration
|Health Care Quality Concepts and Principles
|Health Care Finance/Business Finance
|Contemporary Ethical issues in Health and Health Care
|Economics of Health and Health Care
|Regulatory and Accrediting Requirements
|Human Resource Management
|One of the following:
Leadership in Health Care Administration
|Electives in Business, Management, MIS, Informatics, Health Care or in an approved
|Capstone - HCA 499 (Culminating course in concentration)
|Co-requisite: Student must be able to demonstrate a working knowledge or Medical Terminology
Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.
Individuals who plan to seek licensure in Health Care Administration or other public
health capacities should investigate the requirements of such licensure. A degree
from Charter Oak State College is not a professional degree and does not guarantee
or assure automatic qualification for certification. However, the bachelor's degree
provides the courses needed for entry into a graduate program.
Student Learning OutcomeStudents who graduate with a concentration in Health Care Administration will be able
- describe the different types of health care delivery systems and services by comparing
past, present, and anticipated changes ;
- discuss human resource management, behaviors, diversity, and policies and procedures;
- review legal and ethical responsibilities in the healthcare organization as they relate
to patient/client rights;
- demonstrate an understanding of how health care quality is delivered, measured, and
monitored using research methods to assess customer service and client satisfaction;
- describe economic factors and payment sources that influence health care decisions
of the population served ;
- explain financial risk and risk to the organization through evaluation and interpretation
of appropriate data and performance reports ;
- identify regulatory and voluntary accrediting standards, process improvement concepts
and principles and application to health care;
- recognize the value of clinical informatics in making informed care decisions;
- demonstrate communication, teamwork, leadership skills and competencies;
- discuss global factors affecting the health care industry: and
- identify and apply strategic management principles and concepts.