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Healthcare Management Degree Program

If there’s one career field that’s exciting, growing, and personally rewarding, it’s healthcare. In fact, healthcare related jobs are expected to increase 20% by 2022, a rate faster than the national average. As an industry, healthcare is expected to generate more new jobs than any other, thanks to the explosive growth of an aging population.

Whether you have little to no healthcare education or experience, or you’re a healthcare professional looking for an edge, Okan International University’s Healthcare Management Major is for you.

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Programs Details

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Applicants will be considered for admission if they satisfy the following:
  • Submit a high school diploma or a GED
  • Submit a completed admissions application,
  • Submit a $100 nonrefundable application fee,
  • Submit an updated resume,
  • Submit a personal statement that describes the applicant’s professional accomplishments and goals.
  • Copy of valid government issued ID
  • Online students must have access to the Internet

* Students applying for the graduate program must also submit a copy of their official transcripts from their undergraduate program.

TRANSFER FROM ON CAMPUS PROGRAM TO ONLINE PROGRAM

Since the classes in both formats are the same, students will be able to take classes online or on campus to fit their schedule. There are no additional fees for taking a class online. However, a student will not be able to start and class in one format and change to another format in the same semester. If a student chooses on-campus one semester and wants to change to online the following semester the student will have to complete a change of status form and it has to be approved by the Executive Director.

CHANGE OF PROGRAM OR MAJOR

Students who contemplate a change from one program or major to another should discuss this possibility with the Executive Director to determine the effect such a change would make on the student’s satisfactory academic progress. The university defines satisfactory academic progress as completion of the total program in no more than 1.5 times the number of semesters described in this catalog for the program. All credits attempted count toward the total program length of 1.5 times the number of semesters required for completion of the major program.

If a student changes his/her major or program only the credits that are common to both programs may be accepted toward the new degree program.

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY

All students are required to meet the standards of academic performance that are outlined in the sections below and they are evaluated regularly to determine that the standards are met. These standards have multiple components: a minimum cumulative grade point average requirement (CGPA); a minimum successful completion rate based on all credit hours attempted; and, a maximum time frame requirement to successfully complete all required credit hours for the program. As described below, each student must achieve the minimum CGPA within the maximum time frame established, achieving the required completion rate of 75% at each evaluation point. Failure to meet these standards may result in dismissal from the academic program and in ineligibility to earn the BS in Healthcare Management.

MAXIMUM TIME FRAME (MTF) BACHELORS IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT

Students who adhere to their assigned class schedules and achieve the minimum passing scores or standards in their theory classes and core classes will complete the BS in Healthcare Management degree program in 120 credits. For any student who, for any reason, has not remained on track with his or her studies, the maximum time frame (MTF) to successfully complete the program is 180 credits.

The MTF, which is 1.5 times the normal completion time of 120 credits, is computed from the very first semester in which the student enrolled and originally began his or her studies at Okan International University. Any student who does not successfully complete the BS in Healthcare Management degree program within the 180 credits MTF cannot earn BS in Healthcare Management.

The MTF for transfer students will be adjusted individually according to the total number of credits they successfully transferred into the program. The total number of credits the transfer student needs to complete the Okan International University degree program will be multiplied by 1.5 to determine that student’s MTF.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

The course numbering system consists of an alpha prefix followed by a digit course number. The Alpha Prefix identifies the academic discipline and the first digit specifies if the course belongs to an upper or lower division. The following digits are reserved for departmental use in indicating sequence of courses.

Concentration Courses per Program:

  • HAS     Healthcare Management
  • MBA    Master in Business Administration
  • HFT     Hospitality and Tourism
  • BA        Business Administration

First number indicates if the course belongs to an upper or lower division:

  • 1 = Lower division Courses
  • 2 = Lower division Courses
  • 3 = Upper Courses
  • 4 = Upper Courses
  • 5 = Upper Division Course in Masters

CREDIT HOURS

Credit hours are awarded on a semester basis according to the successful completion of coursework for which the student has registered. The successful completion of one unit of credit is equivalent to the following total clock hours per semester:

1 lecture credit = 15 hours
1 laboratory credit = 30 hours
1 internship/externship or practicum credit = 45 hours

BS IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT
Total Credits 120
Program Cost Tuition: $ 500.00 per credit

Registration Fee: $ 100.00(Non-Refundable)

Books and Supplies: $

Admission Requirements · Submit a High School Diploma or a GED

· Submit a completed Admissions Application,

· Submit a $100 nonrefundable application fee,

· Submit an updated Resume,

· Submit a personal statement that describes the applicant’s professional accomplishments and goals.

· Copy of valid government issued ID

Program Objective The BS in Health Care Administration degree features investigative and experiential opportunities in teamwork and leadership. The student will have the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the organization and structure of the health care sector. The implementation of successful management strategies within the industry along with the managerial skills needed to work in teams, lead teams, build cross-functional teams, and facilitate collaborative decision making are also topics of focus.
Program Description This health care administration degree emphasizes both the conceptual and analytical skills required to manage in contemporary health care organizations. Graduates may be prepared for administrative positions in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, outpatient facilities, physician offices, mental health organizations, insurance companies, public health agencies, government health departments, and other types of health organizations.

 

Program Course Descriptions
Course Number Course Title
ARH 250 ART HISTORY * (3 credits)

The course provides students with a general foundation in sequential and thematic knowledge of the great moments in Art, Architecture, and Culture throughout history, from the earliest times to the present.

ENC 120 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I * (3 credits)

ENC 120 is a college-level writing course that introduces students to various forms of academic discourse. Students are required to prepare essays in a variety of rhetorical modes, including exposition, description and argumentation. In addition to out-of-class writing assignments, students will be required to compose in-class essays in response to readings and other prompts. ENC 120 introduces students to process-writing techniques, library research and APA documentation procedures. The primary focus of ENC 120 is to help students acquire the writing skills they need to succeed in an academic environment.

ENC 121 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II * (3 credits)

ENC 121 is the sequel to ENC 120. This course concentrates on argumentative writing and requires students to prepare a major research report, one that reveals fluency with argumentative strategies and rhetorical conventions. In addition, students are introduced to analytical reading techniques, critical research methods and current documentation procedures. Although other kinds of writing are commonly assigned in ENC 121, argumentation remains the major focus of study.
Prerequisite(s): ENC 120

ENV 101 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE * (3 credits)

This course provides an introduction to the scientific aspects of the environmental field. The first part of the course introduces students to the foundations of environmental science, while the second part concentrates on the application of these foundations to real life environmental problems. Therefore, the course not only engages the fundamentals of environmental science but also shows students how science informs sustainability, environmental policies, economics and personal choice.

GEO 200 WORLD GEOGRAPHY * (3 credits)

This course examines the implications of global location and topography for the people of planet Earth. Students will explore how geography shapes the dynamics of human societies, with an emphasis on the geo environmental, geopolitical, and geo social phenomena that help to define the modern world.

 

 

HSA 200 BASICS OF HEALTH CARE PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the current state of the quality movement in Health Care. A public health perspective as well as an individual perspective will be considered from both a U. S. and international view. Relevant history, current gurus, landmark publications, theories, tools, and environmental factors will be discussed and utilized. We will explore the cost/quality connection and analyze the complex forces that shape or hinder the transformation of health care from the current state to a person centered quality focused Health Care System.

HSA 220 HEALTHCARE DATA MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

This course examines the design and the use of medical databases. Students will learn how to implement business rules and data modeling to develop medical information management systems. The course further explores database applications for decision support including evidence-based practice, alerts, allergy management, and identification of gaps in care. Students will design databases and systems that reflect privacy and security requirements of HIPAA and HITECH Act.

HSA 230 HEALTH PROMOTION (3 credits)

Health Promotion is a problem based course designed to give students an overview of health promotion issues, explore selected current topics in health and health policy from a national and global perspective and investigate the consequences these issues have for the health status of individuals, populations and society. This course will provide the theoretical foundation to look at issues to change health behaviors. Healthy People 2020 and the national health agenda will be explored. The concepts of health literacy, consumer advocacy and their impact of health promotion will be explored.

HSA 240 CODING AND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS (3 credits)

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the basic ability to identify nomenclatures and classification systems as well as assign codes using the appropriate principles, guidelines and conventions and apply ICD-9-DN and ICD conventions rules and guidelines.

HSA 250 CODING AND CLASSIFICATIONS SYSTEMS II (3 credits)

The Communication and technologies course will review and evaluation an assortment of technologies including: data, information, and file structures (data administration, data definitions, data dictionary, data modeling, data structures, data warehousing, database management systems), system interoperability, data sharing, Health Information Exchanges (HIE), and the Nation-wide Health Information Infrastructure (NHIN).
Prerequisite(s): HSA 240

HSA 260 HEALTHCARE PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES (3 credits)

This course will provide students with an understanding of the five principles of management as they relate to the health care industry. Particular attention will be paid to planning, organizing, staffing, controlling, and leadership within the different types of health care organizations. Students will also compare and contrast non-profit versus for-profit health care organizations.

HSA 270 HEALTH AND DISEASE (3 credits)

This course examines human health and disease from a biological perspective. It will also explore the evolution of microbes and human disease and the influences that regular exercise, diet, and genetic factors have on every day good health. The course will also explore mechanisms, manifestations, and prevention of common diseases, such as heart disease and cancer.

HSA 280 HISTORY OF HEALTHCARE WORLDWIDE (3 credits)

Students will have the opportunity to follow the strategic trends of the health care industry since its entry into the business arena. An assessment of post-World War II changes in health care, managed care, and managed competition will be addressed. Changes in incentives for physicians, hospitals, and health care providers will be discussed. An assessment of new technology and techniques introduced into the health care industry will also be addressed.

HSA 290 QUALITY AND RISK MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE (3 credits)

This course will provide an introduction to the concept of risk management in health care settings. The course will provide a historical perspective on the development of health care risk management, the role of the health care risk manager, the principles of health care risk management and the connection between risk management, quality improvement and corporate compliance in various health care settings.

 

HSA 300 MANAGED CARE AND HEALTH INSURANCE (3 credits)

A pragmatic examination of the theories for and uses of managed health in a complex society. Managed Medicaid and Medicare are discussed as well as a special emphasis on financial contract negotiations.

HSA 310 FACILITIES MANAGEMENT IN THE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENT (3 credits)

A study of continuous quality improvement, utilization management, and risk management in health care. Also includes study of credentialing, accreditation standards, quality improvement organizations, and medical staff services. Selected management topics specific to health information departments will be covered.

HSA 330 COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR LEADERS (3 credits)

This course introduces students to leadership studies from a communication perspective. Leadership will be considered in a variety of contexts, including group leadership, for-profit and non-profit organizational leadership, and elected and non-elected public leadership. Through all course activities (e.g., readings, discussion, and case studies) students will gain a broad understanding of how leadership emerges and is enacted on a daily basis through communication.

HSA 350 HEALTHCARE DATA MANAGEMENT II (3 credits)

This course describes the use of information technology and the role of HIT professionals in the development of the electronic health record. It introduces the health information infrastructure and systems along with healthcare informatics including: applications, technology, privacy, and security.

HSA 360 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (3 credits)

This course presents the basic principles of epidemiology with particular emphasis on applications in healthcare management. Topics include specific tools of epidemiology used for purposes of planning, monitoring, and evaluating population health. These include identification of disease, measures of incidence and prevalence, study designs, confidence intervals, p-values, statistical interaction, causal inference, and survival analysis. Methods for managing the health of populations using an understanding of the factors that influence population health are discussed. Strategies that health care organizations and systems can use to control these factors are also considered.

HSA 370 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3 credits)

This course provides an in-depth study of human pathological processes and their effects on homeostasis. Emphasis is on interrelationships among organ systems in deviations from homeostasis. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a detailed knowledge of pathophysiology. Course topics include the etiology, physical signs and symptoms, prognosis, and complications of commonly occurring diseases and their management.

HSA 390 HEALTHCARE REIMBURSEMENT (3 credits)

This course explores some of the major issues facing health care industry and the effect that public policy and business environment has on a health care organization. Emphasis is on supply and demand theory, reimbursement systems, managed care, DRG prospective payment, insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, governmental regulations, accessibility, eligibility, budgeting and planning. Students learn to use informational and research tools to make effective management decision

HSA 400 ETHICAL AND LEGAL CONSIDERATIONS OF HEALTHCARE (3 credits)

Students in this course examine the role of health care policy and legal, regulatory, and quality control in ethical decision making in healthcare. Students explore concepts and principles of health care policy, legal control, ethical conduct, and regulatory environments and their application to the health care environment. The impact of health care policy and multicultural, socioeconomic, political, legal, and regulatory factors on health care systems is explored.

HSA 410 BEHAVIORS AND CULTURAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE (3 credits)

Analysis of problems and issues associated with management of health care organizations and distinguishes between various types of organizations. This course focuses on hospitals, mental care centers, long-term care facilities, managed care organizations, and community clinics. Introduction to special terminology, culture, and behavior patterns that characterize health care with emphasis on implications for administration of health care institutions.

 

HSA 420 HEALTHCARE QUALITY MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

The goal of this course is to introduce students to the management of operations and explore how healthcare organizations can use advance methods to improve healthcare processes, delivery, and outcomes. Specific focus will be on analyzing cycle times (e.g., patient wait times), measuring productivity, streamlining process flows, tracking outcomes and performance metrics, and generally improving health management processes and health outcomes. The process improvement will be measured by how it can improve quality of care and safety of healthcare delivery, reduce waste, and reduce costs. The role of technology and innovative approaches in improving continuing quality improvement in healthcare delivery will be presented.

HSA 430 PHARMOCOLOGY (3 credits)

This course introduces the underlying principles of pharmacology and provides a perspective of the historical, regulatory (FDA) and industrial aspects of pharmacological science. This includes overviews of the physiological, biochemical, and anatomical foundations for the interaction of drugs and chemicals with biological systems.

HSA 440 HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT AND FINANCE (3 credits)

This course focuses on the concepts, principles, tools, finances and strategies used in managing operations within a performance improvement model. Students will explore problem solving and decision making models as well as tools and techniques for planning, organizing, directing, controlling, reporting, and improving the productivity and performance of resources within a Health Information Management Department. Additionally, topics will include healthcare finance (payer mix, investment, bond rating, capitalization), bookkeeping, accounting principles, budgeting processes (capital and operating), and cost/benefits analysis.

HSA 450 PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

Study of the methods, concepts, and procedures of project management. Considers team development, accountability, sequencing of events, scheduling, coordination of consultants, budgeting, contract administration, purchasing, and estimating. Relocations and move management will also be reviewed.

HSA 460 SOCIAL & ORGANIZATIONAL ISSUES IN HEALTHCARE (3 credits)

Students will learn the social, ethical and organizational challenges healthcare workers at all levels face with the incorporation of technology into the healthcare setting. Students will study change management strategies, current in the Healthcare Industry, including the impact of introducing or enhancing clinical information systems, while providing quality care, and the effect of these systems on patients and on interdisciplinary teams within the healthcare setting.

HSA 470 ECONOMCIS OF HEALTHCARE (3 credits)

This course provides the student with a rigorous introduction to the micro- and macroeconomic theory to understand the healthcare landscape both from a financing and policy perspective. Topics explored include market behavior; demand theory; production and cost theory; decision-making in competitive and non-competitive markets, Gross Domestic Product determination; unemployment and inflation; and fiscal and monetary policy.

HSA 480 HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE (3 credits)

The capstone course is the culminating experience for the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration. This course builds on the concepts of all courses students have taken within the program of study. The capstone course provides students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their course work in an original comprehensive project, and to assess their level of mastery of the stated outcomes of their degree program in health care administration.

HSA380 HEALTHCARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the nature, organization, and function of the continuum of health services found in the United States. Emphasis is placed on the interrelation of cultural, economic, political and social aspects of health care delivery at the federal, state and local level. Topics include health care costs, accessibility of services, governmental influence on health care delivery, private industry role in health care, services for the medically indigent and elderly, ethical issues regarding transplants, reproductive technology, end of life decisions and funding.

 

MAC 105 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS I * (3 credits)

This course provides a general introduction to college mathematics. Students learn the following mathematical concepts in a logical sequence that increases in difficulty as students gain command of a concept: polynomials, equations, inequalities, the straight line, Cartesian coordinates, functions and graphs, systems of linear equations, logarithms and exponentials, matrix algebra, limit of a function, and derivate of a function and integral.

MAC 114 COLLEGE MATHEMATICS II * (3 credits)

This course provides students with the methodologies required to understand the role played by the inductive method in this field of Mathematics. Trigonometric functions, identities and conditional equations, solution of triangles, trigonometric forms of complex numbers are all taught.

MAN 350 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (3 credits)

This course is geared towards two fundamental aspects: a. the introduction of students to the ideas, theories, concepts and approaches of this area of management; and b. the demonstration and guidance of students in the application and implementation of programs and studies in human resources management. Analyzes special problems of forecasting, planning, staffing, and developing human resource management in health care institutions. Explores legal aspects of human resource management and administration in the industry with an emphasis on compliance.

PHI 210 CRITICAL THINKING * (3 credits)

This course helps students develop strategies for “learning to think” and “thinking for learning”, using a variety of methods and resources to question their thoughts and their ways of expression, the intention behind what they say, its meaning, and its relationship to their beliefs. Students develop an ideological framework for assessing whether they have a solid and legitimate foundation for such thoughts and expressions.

PSY 201 INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY * (3 credits)

This course places an emphasis on behavior and the factors that influence it, as well as on describing the cognitive, affective and personality factors that make up behavior. The knowledge acquired by the students in this course will provide them with a holistic view of man and serve as the basis for understanding other courses related to behavioral science.

SLS 100 STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS SEMINAR (3 credits)

SFS100 is designed to assist students with learning skills that are essential for academic success in college. Students will be taught a variety of learning skills and strategies that will enable them to experience success in college classes and beyond. By applying principles taught throughout the semester, students will become independent learners and will maximize their educational experience.

SOC 201 INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY * (3 credits)

Students should understand their role in society and be capable of interpreting the social phenomena surrounding them. This course provides students with a basic understanding of how the society functions, and specifically how groups work.

SPC 260 ORAL COMMUNICATION * (3 credits)

This course helps a student develop his or her abilities and skills in expression and the spoken language. Students apply the techniques of oral exposition and learn to distinguish between the different techniques used in organized oral discussions.

PREREQUISITE: ENC 120

SAT 240/

MAT 240

APPLIED STATISTICS * (3 credits)

This is a fundamental course in the application of statistics. In this course, students will learn to apply statistical techniques to a variety of applications in business and the social sciences. Students will learn how to solve statistical problems by hand and through the use of computer software. Topics include probability distribution functions, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing and linear regression.

* GENERAL EDUCATION COURSES TOTAL: 120