Online Master in Healthcare Administration

36
Credit Hours
1
Avg. Completion
Years

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 9 credits

Accreditation

WSCUC

Master Of Science In Healthcare Administration (MHA)

The curriculum is comprised of 36 semester credits (12 courses). Students will take 12 courses including nine (9) core courses and three (3) courses from one of the concentrations currently offered.

Core Requirements (27 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and foundation of healthcare administration. Students will assess the role and responsibilities of healthcare administrators’ across but not limited to public and private enterprises such as public health organizations, private medical facilities, and hospitals.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students will explore an introduction to theories of organizations and behavior. The course will provide students with the knowledge to understand the dynamics between attitudes, motivation, and how the impact on behavior in healthcare environments.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides an examination of the complex US health care delivery systems. Students will explore and assess the role of government, policies and regulations on healthcare access and services, financial and reimbursement parameters for public and private institutions, resource management as well as current and future trends with respect to healthcare systems in the US.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students will explore and develop an understanding of dynamic legal and ethical issues encountered by healthcare administrators. Special topics include patient-provider relationships, compliance-related regulations such as end-of-life, and patient rights. Student will explore employment regulations such as sexual harassment, mental health and institutional liability.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to new and emerging technologies such as tele-health, databases, software applications and electronic databases. Students explore the challenges to implementation of new and emerging health information systems both internal and external, and develop strategies to increase quality of healthcare.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students examine public and economic policy in the healthcare environment. Topics include the development of public and economic policies, approval, and impact of public and economic policies on disadvantaged communities, and healthcare administrators.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course introduces the basic principles and core concepts of population health in the field of healthcare administration. Students will apply epidemiological principles which include but are not limited to morbidity, mortality, prevalence, and incidence rates to tackle program planning, financing, economic, and managerial challenges brought on by today’s health problems. Students have a hands on opportunity to develop a surveillance system for a current health organization or system.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course, students will examine the role of biostatics in providing a higher quality of care for healthcare administrators through the foundational skills to analyze quantitative and qualitative data. Students will learn data-analysis techniques to assess public health informatics relevant to healthcare administrators. Special topics data types, interpretation reporting and the dissemination of data findings.

Credits

3

Course Description

The Capstone Course is the final course in the Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program. The capstone is intended to demonstrate the student’s ability to integrate all facets of healthcare administration by applying what has been learned throughout the program within a real-world scenario.

Credits

3

Administration Concentration Requirements (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

In this course, students examine the function and role of marketing and communication for healthcare administrators. Students learn skills to develop effective marketing strategies across various healthcare settings. This course will feature real-world examples demonstrating how health care administrators must address real world challenges. Special emphasis include how social, economic, legal, and ethical forces influence healthcare marketing.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides students with an overview of the best practices and skillsets in financial management useful for healthcare administrators. Special topics include budgeting, financial and cost management in a variety of healthcare administrative settings.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course will provide the opportunity for students to identify and apply effective managerial strategies as healthcare administrators to include hospital regulation, managing and organizing staff/personnel training, contracts, and scheduling. Special emphasis includes leadership skills, methods, and strategies to overcome challenges faced by today’s healthcare administration professionals.

Credits

3

Health Informatics Concentration Requirements (9 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course will provide students with a foundation of health informatics in healthcare administration. Students will explore informatics concepts and use of technology in healthcare delivery to include the impact of data collection, storage, and analysis. Students will have an opportunity to apply health informatics concepts to a real-world scenario.

Credits

3

Course Description

In this course students will explore the fundamentals of the healthcare data analytics process and concepts in healthcare settings. Special emphasis includes the acquisitions of large datasets, associated analytic techniques, and applicable strategies to utilize the analytics in a variety of healthcare settings. Students receive an overview of visualization and presentation in a selected healthcare setting.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students will explore cases and real world scenarios to examine the ethical and legal ramifications associated with the use of electronic documents in contemporary healthcare settings. Special emphasis includes exploring local, state, federal and/or global security and privacy regulations relevant to healthcare administrators. Students will examine a contemporary security and privacy threat in a healthcare administration setting to develop strategies to minimize and combat risks associated with health informatics threats.

Credits

3

WSCUC Accreditation

Touro University Worldwide is accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC). Touro College Los Angeles (Lander Campus) is a division of Touro University Worldwide.

For more information on WSCUC, visit www.wascsenior.org or write WSCUC at 985 Atlantic Ave., Suite 100, Alameda, CA 94501.