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HSMB 101 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

Fall, 3 credit hours

This course introduces the student to the health care system in the United States and to the role of the health services manager. The course offers an overview of health care system components, management concepts, goal setting, budgeting, organizing, team building and leadership concepts. The imp01tance ofcommunication in health care management area will be stressed. Incorporated into the weekly class sessions, the instructor will have the opportunity to discuss observational experiences to acquaint the student with the management and physical makeup o f health care organizations.

HSMB 200 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY and CODING CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

This course provides the student with an opportunity to learn the language ofmedical tenninology and how it correlates with United States coding classification systems. Medical terminology will be presented by body system, integrating diseases affecting each body system type. The Students learn the basics of the ICD-9 and ICD-10 medical coding classification systems to better understand the impact on the financial status ofthe department and/or healthcare organization.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Health Services Management (HSMB 101)

HSMB/NURS 301 PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES

Fall, 3 credit hours

The course presents an overview of the history and development of public health. The student is provided with the opportunity to examine the current public health care system and its relevance to their practice. The fundamentals of epidemiology are covered. Applications to the students practice setting are explored. Health planning, health promotion, and global health issues are included.

Prerequisites: HSMB 101, junior standing, or permission of instructor.

HSMB/NURS 302 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE

Spring, 3 credit hours

The student will examine the legal and ethical issues related to health care as they impact the health services managers involved in health care decision making. A variety of commonly experienced legal situations and ethical dilemmas will be discussed, including professional liability, patients’ rights, abortion, AIDS care, informed consent, organ transplantation, health care delivery and resource allocation and issues related to death and dying and funeral home care. Lecture, role playing, case study evaluation and guest lecturers from the field of medical law and ethics will be used to meet the objectives of the course. Cross-listed.

Prerequisites: HSMB 301/NURS 301 Public Health Issues

HSMB 303 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY

Spring, 3 credit hours

This course explores health and safety issues related to the workplace. Environmental controls that reduce transmission of communicable diseases, exposure to toxic substances, hazardous working conditions, and accidents are included. Public policy decisions and health control program compliance issues are addressed. The effects of human-environmental interactions on physical, mental, and social well-being are explored.

Prerequisites: HSMB 301 Public Health Issues, or junior status or permission of instructor.

HSMB 304 U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

Fall, 3 credit hours

The United States health care system is a large, complex and costly system. In order to be an effective participant in the management of health care services, the student must be knowledgeable about the system and their place in it. This course identifies and examines all parts of the U.S. health care system, the interrelationships within the system and the role of the health services manager within that system.

Prerequisites: HSMB 101, or junior status or permission or instructor.

HSMB 305 MANAGED CARE

Spring, 3 credit hours

Managed care is the integration of the delivery and financing of health care. This course identifies and examines the various components of managed care and the interrelationship of those components. Topics covered include insurance and risk management applied to managed care, types of managed care organizations and arrangements, funding options, delivery options, prospective payment systems, quality assurance, outcomes measurement, contracting, provider responses, legal liability, regulation, public managed care programs, and other topics. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite: U.S. Health Care System (HSMB 304) or permission of instructor.

HSMB 306 HEALTH CARE FINANCING

Fall, 3 credit hours

This course provides the student with an opportunity to understand the fundamentals of the financial management of health care organizations. The course includes such topics as accounting, financial statement analysis, time value money, cost analysis and budgeting, and agency costs and their effects on financial decision making.

Prerequisites: U.S. Health Care System (HSMB 304) AND Introduction to Finance (FSMA 210), or permission of instructor.

HSMB 307 HEALTH CARE FACILITY ADMINISTRATION

Spring, 3 credit hours

The course explores the overall responsibilities of an administrator in contemporary health care facilities. These responsibilities involve planning, implementation, and other management skills. To contribute to the achievement of these skills, along with a greater knowledge ofhealth operations, the course examines health care organizational structures, operational aspects of clinical and non-clinical departments, delivery and finance system issues, quality improvement, strategic planning, decision-making, evaluation, and other administrative related topics.

Prerequisite: U.S. Health Care System (HSMB 304) or junior status or permission of instructor.

HSMB 308 ORIENTATION TO INTERNSHIP

Fall, 1 credit

An internship is required to complete degree requirements in Health Services Management. The course prepares students for the internship, helps each secure an appropriate internship, describe the contents of a journal and a portfolio and establishes contracts for SUNY approval and appropriate liability insurance documentation.

Prerequisite: Senior level status or permission of instructor

HSMB 310 HEALTHCARE QUALITY and PATIENT SAFETY

Fall, 3 credits

This course discusses the state of current healthcare and the role of patient safety as a professional responsibility. Students achieve a familiarity with the definition and measurement of quality of healthcare in a number of healthcare settings. Drivers of quality improvement, the history of healthcare quality, the principles of quality improvement, and the integrated patient safety risk management programs that promote the national patient safety goals are examined.

Prerequisites: Introduction to Health Services Management (HSMB 101)

HSMB 330/DHYG 330 GRANT WRITING STRATEGIES

Fall, 2 credit hours

This course provides a general overview of the grant seeking process. The facilitator will discuss the types of projects that generally get funded, sources that can be used to identify prospective funders, as well as the essential components of a well written grant. Participants will create a needs statement, develop a project that will address that need, write clear goals and objectives for that project, develop a budget and identify an evaluation tool that could be used to measure outcomes for the project.

Prerequisite: junior level status or permission of instructor.

HSMB 408 INTERNSHIP FOR HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

Spring, 3 - 12 credit hours

Working in conjunction with a field supervisor, the student performs delegated work within an administrative setting. This is a culminating experience in which the student is expected to integrate concepts gained in previous program course work. The internship will be individualized according to the career interests of the student and the needs of the supervising organization. Internship assignments may include information gathering, analysis, planning, implementation, evaluation, budget and other responsibilities. A minimum grade of “B” is required. Three to twelve weeks at 40-45 hours per week or part-time equivalent.

Prerequisite: completion of all program requirements or permission of the program director.

HSMB 410 SENIOR SEMINAR

Fall/Spring, 3 credit hours

Senior Seminar serves as a capstone course for HSM program students who are completing or have completed their internship/project experiences. The course, which examines advanced issues and contemporary developments in health services management, utilizes the training students have received in their prior courses and in their internship/project experiences.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: All previous degree coursework must be completed. HSMB 408 is a co-requisite. Permission of the program director.