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HCML 301 Essential Foundations of Healthcare Management • 5 Cr.

Examines the foundational concepts of healthcare management and leadership. This introduction to healthcare systems and the role of the manager includes leadership theory, interpersonal and technical skills, and legal and regulatory issues. Course covers: critical thinking, scholarly writing, communication, and leadership skills at the BAS level, as well as the relationship between research, theory, and evidence-based practice. Case studies are used to bring a contextual focus on organizations in the healthcare. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program program, or permission of instructor.

HCML 310 Health Information Systems for HC Managers • 5 Cr.

Explores the types of Health Information Systems (HIS) as well as associated regulations and standards from a management perspective. Students will evaluate the various information technology (IT), roles of, and terminology used by HIS professionals. Examines stakeholder participation in the selection, application, and management of clinical and administrative health information systems. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor.

HCML 320 Finance & Accounting for Healthcare Managers • 5 Cr.

Addresses issues of financial management in healthcare systems, including budget development and analysis, equipment purchase and depreciation, salaries and benefits, and coding and reimbursement. Case studies are used to bring a contextual focus on specific healthcare departments and organizations including multinational aspects and parameters of outsourcing. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor. Previously RAIM 320.

HCML 325 Organizational Theory & Behavior in Healthcare • 5 Cr.

Presents theory and practice of how organizational design affects group and interpersonal interactions as it applies to healthcare. Includes organizational structures, culture, and change management. Case studies used to bring contextual focus on specific departments and organizations in the global healthcare industry. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor. Previously RAIM 325.

HCML 340 Human Resources Management in Healthcare • 5 Cr.

Examines laws, regulations and practices relating to employment in healthcare settings, including requirements for staffing, evaluating employee performance, career development, union relationships, health, safety security, diversity issues, probation and dismissal. Case studies are used to bring a contextual focus on specific departments and organizations in a global healthcare industry. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor. Previously RAIM 340.

HCML 350 Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare • 5 Cr.

Covers laws and regulations pertaining to healthcare. Topics include contracts with equipment vendors, HIPAA and Stark laws, and insurance. Case studies are used to bring a contextual focus on specific departments and organizations in the healthcare industry. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor. Previously RAIM 350.

HCML 375 Project Management for Healthcare Managers • 5 Cr.

Examines project management theory and practice with emphasis on project management in healthcare settings. Students will evaluate tools used to develop and manage healthcare projects common for the healthcare manager and apply appropriate tools for developing a project based on a case study. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor.

HCML 380 Revenue Cycle in Healthcare • 5 Cr.

Students will review the people, processes, and technology used during each phase of the reimbursement cycle. Students will use research tools to evaluate best practices in revenue cycle management to make effective management decisions. Prerequisite: HCML 301 with a C or better and admission to the program, or permission of Program Chair.

HCML 399 Independent Study • V1-5 Cr.

Covers directed readings, special projects, and independent study by an individual student. Only one of these courses may be taken for credit: RAIM 399 or HCML 399. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. Previously RAIM 399.

HCML 401 Marketing in Healthcare Environment • 5 Cr.

Covers marketing in healthcare including aspects of business-to-business and business-to-customer. Topics include marketing strategies, cost benefit analysis, and assessment of success of marketing campaigns. Case studies are used to bring a contextual focus on specific departments and organizations in the global healthcare industry. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor. Previously RAIM 401.

HCML 411 Institutional Quality Management & Accreditation • 5 Cr.

Covers principles of total quality management including quality assurance and quality control. Includes management of hospital and departmental accreditation including interpretation of accreditation standards, design of processes to address standards, and preparation for a site visit. Case studies are used to bring a contextual focus on healthcare. Previously RAIT 495, RAIM 410, RAIM 411. Only one of these courses may be taken for credit: RAIT 495, RAIM 410, RAIM 411 or HCML 411. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program or permission of instructor.

HCML 415 Strategic Operations Management in Healthcare • 5 Cr.

This course is designed to address key operations issues in large as well as small/medium healthcare organizations. These issues include both strategic and design decisions, and as such make evidence-based operations management an inter-functional concern that requires cross-functional understanding and coordination. A blend of theory, cases, analytical techniques, business examples, videos, online simulation, and class discussions will be used to fulfill the course outcomes. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of Program Chair. Recommended: HCML 411 or RAIM 411.

HCML 420 Managerial Perspectives in Global Health • 5 Cr.

This course is designed to provide an understanding of global health concerns from a socioeconomic, biological, and environmental perspective. Global health topics will cover infectious diseases, nutrition, maternal health, non-communicable diseases, mental health, and injuries. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of Program Chair.

HCML 440 Business Planning in Healthcare • 5 Cr.

Covers planning and developing a business venture within the healthcare industry. Includes plan development, pro-forma budget, estimates of market audience and planning, sources of financing, tracking response and success. Case studies are used to bring a contextual focus on specific departments and organizations in the healthcare industry. Previously RAIM 440. Prerequisites: RAIM 401 or HCML 401 with a C or better and admission to the program, or permission of Program Chair.

HCML 460 Management & Leadership in Healthcare • 5 Cr.

Prepares students for leadership roles in healthcare. Topics include relations with diverse and/or remotely located staff, global and virtual employees, communication skills for managers, time management, motivating employees, and conflict resolution. Case studies are used to bring a contextual focus on specific departments and organizations in a global healthcare industry. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program or permission of instructor. Previously RAIM 460.

HCML 465 Capstone Proposal • 1 Cr.

This course prepares students for the HCML Capstone course (HCML 475). Students will prepare professional goals, objectives as well as their mission, vision and career strategic plan in order to ensure that work done in the capstone project support individual career goals. Prerequisite: Acceptance into HCML program and permission of instructor.

HCML 466 Field Studies Orientation • 1 Cr.

This course prepares students for the HCML Field Studies course (HCML 476). Students will prepare professional goals and objectives as well as a mission, vision and career strategic plan in order to ensure that work done in Field Studies supports individual career goals. Prerequisite: Acceptance into HCML program and permission of instructor.

HCML 475 Capstone Project • 4 Cr.

Students review, integrate and practice the skills and knowledge covered throughout their BAS Program. Students select a complete and significant project drawn from case studies involving both management components. Previously RAIM 475. Prerequisite: Acceptance into HCML or RAIS programs and HCML 465 with a C (2.0) or better, or permission of instructor.

HCML 476 Field Studies • 4 Cr.

This course provides students with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the healthcare environment through industry internship or practicum. Only one of these courses may be taken for credit: HCTM 475 or HCML 476. Prerequisite: Acceptance into HCML or RAIS programs and HCML 466 with a C (2.0) or better, or permission of instructor.

HCML 494 Special Topics • V1-5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in healthcare management. Topics focus on new and emerging trends. Examples include Lean Thinking, leadership, economics, etc. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Previously RAIM 494. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

HCML 495 Special Topics • V1-5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in healthcare management. Topics focus on new and emerging trends. Examples include Lean Thinking, leadership, economics, etc. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Previously RAIM 495. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

HCML 496 Special Topics • V1-5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in healthcare management. Topics focus on new and emerging trends. Examples include Lean Thinking, leadership, economics, etc. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Previously RAIM 496. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

HCML 497 Special Topics • V1-5 Cr.

Presents advanced or specialized topics in healthcare management. Topics focus on new and emerging trends. Examples include Lean Thinking, leadership, economics, etc. Specific topics are announced in the quarterly schedule. Previously RAIM 497. Prerequisite: Acceptance into HCML program or permission of the instructor.