Hybrid Healthcare Administration Courses
UPDATE, March 20: Due to COVID-19, there will be no Hybrid Online-OnCampus Summer Session 2020.
These 5-week courses are structured as 4 weeks online and 1 week onsite at Saint Joseph’s College in Standish, Maine. Courses are scheduled to enable students to take two courses onsite if desired.
Classes are hybrids, running June 22 to July 28, 2020 online, with one week onsite running July 13 to July 17, 2020.
Graduate Onsite: July 13-17, 2020
HA 302 – Human Resource Management – Morning
Hybrid -5 Week Course | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 8-11am | Instructor: Dr. John Lemire
Course Description: This course focuses on strategic human resource management in today’s health care industry and encourages you to apply these concepts in your workplace. The basics of human resource management are covered with an emphasis on analysis and practical applications in your current organizational environment. The application of a strategic focus to the human resource management field allows you to anticipate and create opportunities for change. The key concepts underlying the components of human resource management are cost-measured.
HA 330- Healthcare Admin: Management Principles – Morning
Hybrid 5 Week Course | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 8-11am | Instructor: Dr. Scott Campbell
Course Description: This course provides an introduction to the management of health care organizations (HCOs). It starts with a broad view of management and leadership including a comprehensive look at management theories, how they have evolved over time, and how they can be applied to today’s health care administration challenges. The course content examines the skills and abilities that a health care manager will need to be effective. In an increasingly complex world, these skills are many and varied. A health care manager in the twenty-first century must understand the personnel management skills of employee motivation, team work, conflict management, and communication. The manager of today must also manage technical processes including information technology, clinical technology, quality improvement, and regulatory requirements. In addition, the manager is expected to assure that patients have a satisfactory experience along with an excellent clinical outcome.
HA 343 – Healthcare Financial Management – Afternoon
Hybrid -5 Week Course | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 1-4pm | Instructor: Dr. Sherri Brinson
Course Description: Includes an overall explanation of financial accounting terminology and how it works, review of financial reports (i.e., income statements, balance sheets, budgets, subsidiary ledgers, and cost reports), and the managerial component that is necessary for everyday management in a healthcare setting. The course uses actual examples from hospitals, long-term care facilities and home health agencies, as well as case studies, to prepare students to read, analyze, understand and use financial statements and budgets. An ideal course for non-financial managers who need basic knowledge of financial management and healthcare finance, and also serves as an introductory course for those who will be more directly involved in the financial aspects of healthcare.
HA 410 – Quality in Healthcare Administration – Afternoon
Hybrid 5 Week Course | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 1-4pm | Instructor: Dr. Kathleen Cross
Course Description: This course is designed to provide the student with an overview of the critical elements of an effective approach to quality in a health care organization. The student will be able to define the importance of measurement, variation and the use of tools in approach to continuous quality improvement. The student will be able to synthesize information related to the use of teams, the importance of the voice of the customer, and the approach to change. In addition, there will also be an opportunity to compare and contrast the approach to continuous quality improvement in light of the external – ever shifting – regulatory and political environment.
HA 511 – Leadership in Healthcare Admin – Afternoon
Hybrid -5 Week Course | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 1-4pm | Instructor: Dr. Danine Casper
Course Description: Explores the competencies required of healthcare executives for organizational leadership. The course departs from a study of traditional operations management theories. It focuses instead on interrelationships of effective executive and organizational competencies, and how the two must interface within an often turbulent health care environment. A healthcare leadership competency model is introduced.
HA 512 – Quality Management & Performance Improvement – Morning
Hybrid 5 Week Course | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 8-11am | Instructor: Dr. Kathleen Cross
Course Description: This course focuses on health care quality and performance improvement in the United States and the means by which progress is accomplished in health care organizations. Because society expects that progress will result in continuous improvement of health care products and services, course materials will assist in promoting the understanding of the issues surrounding quality and performance improvement in health care. This will be done through an examination of quality assurance, continuous quality improvement and performance improvement in management and performance systems. It will also assist in the review and understanding of mechanical and analytical data available to formulate, develop, and implement quality performance improvement initiatives.
HA 515 – Health Services Administration – Morning
Hybrid -5 Week Course | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 8-11am | Instructor: Dr. Valerie Connor
Course Description: Introduces students to operational management. Topics such as organizational structure, management planning, use and control of resources, problem-solving, uses of information, decision-making, and the roles of senior managers are studied in the context of different health care delivery settings. Goal-setting and coordination among key health care workers are studied in connection with professional values, conflict resolution, and quality assessment.
HA 525 – Healthcare Financial Leadership – Morning
Hybrid 5 Week Course | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 8-11am | Instructor: Dr. Sherri Brinson
Course Description: Oriented to the contemporary role of a senior health services manager, and is designed to give the student both conceptual understanding and applied skills in financial management. Reviews accounting concepts and procedures, and internal control. It emphasizes the interpretation of financial statements and operational budgeting. It examines cost analysis, cost allocation, capital budgeting, and rate setting. The strategic role of financial management in today’s health care organization is the unifying theme of the course.
HA 575 – Ethical & Legal Perspectives – Afternoon
Hybrid -5 Week Course | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 1-4pm | Instructor: Dr. Valerie Connor
Course Description: Considers ethical questions involving inpatient care and the management of health care services. A professional ethic is defined through an examination of the relationships between health care providers and patients and the norms appropriate to their respective conduct. Issues relating to clinical ethics, informed consent of the patient, use of life support systems, and care of the profoundly retarded, critically injured, premature infants, and the elderly are discussed from moral, legal, and religious perspectives. Special attention is given to the legal issues inherent in the provision of health care services. Means of anticipating, preventing, or responding to legal issues are considered and the appropriate role of the health care manager in legal matters is examined.
HA 700 – Strategic Planning & Management – Afternoon
Hybrid 5 Week Course | Onsite July 13-17, 2020, 1-4pm | Instructor: Dr. Scott Campbell
Course Description: Progresses beyond the analysis of strategic planning processes. Explores how an organizations strategic plans can be implemented most effectively to promote success in an uncertain and often turbulent health care environment. Conceptual and descriptive approaches are utilized to provide an overview of current practices and notable advances in strategic management.