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HSMB 101 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT

Fall, 4 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 describes the fundamentals of health care system components, health care administrative functions, and health care management principles. Throughout the course, the instructor will work with students to develop their research, analytical, and communication skills in the health services management field. The laboratory hours will be incorporated into the weekly class sessions and will give the instructor the opportunity to plan field trips and other observational experiences. Three hours lecture, two hours laboratory per week.

HSMB/NURS 301 PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUES

Fall, 3 credit hours

The course begins with an overview of the history and development of public health. The student is then provided with the opportunity to examine the current public health care system. The fundamentals of epidemiology also are covered. Applications to the students’ practice settings are explored. Health planning, health promotion, and global health issues are included. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Microbiology (BIOL 209) and Survey of Mathematics (MATH 111) OR Statistics (MATH 141), or permission of instructor.

HSMB/NURS 302 LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE

Spring, 3 credit hours

This writing intensive course prepares the student to examine legal and ethical issues in health care as they impact the health services manager, or others involved in health care decision making. A variety of commonly experienced legal situations and ethical dilemmas will be discussed, including the basics of civil and criminal health care law, professional liability, antitrust, managed care, organizational restructuring, patient rights, scientific research, rationing, health care practices, and other issues. The course also will educate students in legal research methods applied to the health services management field. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisites: HSMB 301/NURS 301 Public Health Issues or permission of instructor.

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. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Junior level 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 and vital segment of the United States economy. This course identifies and examines the various components of the U.S. health care system and the interrelationship of those components. Topics covered include health care in a free enterprise system, government regulation, health services access and utilization, health delivery settings, health care personnel, the pharmaceutical industry, public health, health insurance, managed care, quality of care, health policy, and other topics. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisites: Junior status or permission of 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. Three hours lecture per week.

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 of health 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. Three hours lecture per week.

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

HSMB 308 ORIENTATION TO INTERNSHIP

Fall, 1 credit

An internship is required to complete the degree in Health Care Management. The course prepares students for the internship by: securing an appropriate site and establishing learning objectives, describing journal contents and a portfolio, establishing contracts for SUNY approval and appropriate liability insurance documentation.

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. Two hours lecture per week.

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 409 SENIOR PROJECT

Spring, 3 - 9 credit hours

This course is required for students who opt for 3-9 credits of internship instead of 12 credits of internship. Depending on the number of internship credits, students will be required to complete 3-9 credits of a senior project. The senior project requires extensive research and analysis on a health services management topic that is approved and supervised by the program director. The topic can include a project with a health care organization. Senior project may be repeated with different projects for a maximum of 9.0 credits. The student will be required to submit a written proposal of study for each project. The proposal will be evaluated for content specifics and appropriate credits. Upon completion of a project, the student will submit a written study and also be prepared to respond to questions on the study’s methodology, findings, and conclusions. Project hours: 108–324.

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

HSMB 410 SENIOR SEMINAR

Spring, 3 credit hours

Senior Seminar serves as a capstone course for HSM program students who are completing their internship. 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 experiences. A minimum grade of “B” is required. Three hours lecture per week.

Prerequisite/Corequisite: Internship for Health Care Management (HSMB 408) or Internship for Veterinary Services Management or permission of the program director.