Health Services Administration (HSA)

HSA 473 Comparative Health Systems. (3) A
Comparison of health care financing and delivery in industrialized countries; covers insurance, hospital management and physician payment. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as HSA 573.

HSA 502 Health Care Organization. (3) A
Concepts, structures, functions, and values which characterize contemporary health care systems in the United States.

HSA 505 Community Health Care Perspectives. (3) A
Epidemiological, sociological and political perspectives, and techniques for analyzing health problems and responding to health care needs in communities. Prerequisite: HSA 502.

HSA 512 Health Care Economics. (3) A
Economics of production and distribution of health care services, with special emphasis on the impact of regulation, competition, and economic incentives. Prerequisite: HSA 502.

HSA 520 Health Care Organizational Structure and Policy. (3) A
Functional relationships among managerial elements of health care institutions with major focus on hospital governance and policy dynamics. Prerequisite: HSA 502.

HSA 522 Health Care Management Systems. (3) A
Systems concepts, quantitative methods, and information systems applied to management problems in health institutions and community health planning. Prerequisites: HSA 505; QBA 502.

HSA 532 Financial Management of Health Services. (3) A
Acquisition, allocation, and management of financial resources within the health care enterprise. Budgeting, cost analysis, financial planning, and internal controls. Prerequisites: ACC 503; FIN 502; HSA 502.

HSA 542 Health Care Jurisprudence. (3) A
Legal aspects of health care delivery for hospital and health services administration. Legal responsibilities of the hospital administrator and staff. Prerequisites: HSA 505, 520.

HSA 571 Ambulatory Care Management. (3) A
The evolution, planning, and management of multispecialty group practices, health maintenance organizations, and other alternative delivery systems. Prerequisite: HSA 502.

HSA 573 Comparative Health Systems (3) A
Comparison of health care financing and delivery in industrialized countries; covers insurance, hospital management and physician payment. Lecture, discussion. Cross-listed as HSA 473.

HSA 589 Integrative Seminar. (3) A
Capstone assessment of current policies, problems, and controversies across the broad spectrum of health services administration. Prerequisites: HSA 505, 520, 522, 532.

HSA 591 Seminar. (3) A
Seminar topics such as the following may be offered:
(a) Comparative Health Care Systems
(b) Cost Containment and Quality Assurance
(c) Behavioral Health
(d) Long-Term Care
(e) Health Care Economics
(f) Health Care Labor Law
(g) Topics in Health Services Research
(h) Managing Physicians
(i) Multihospital Systems

HSA 593 Applied Project. (3) F, S, SS
Optional on-site experience in advanced development of managerial skills in health services administration and policy. Minimum of 10 weeks. Prerequisites: 18 hours of credit toward program of study; director approval.

Omnibus Graduate Courses: See omnibus graduate courses that may be offered.

1996–98 Graduate Catalog Table of Contents

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