Bachelor In Long Term Care Administration

120
Credit Hours
3.5
Avg. Completion
Years

Class Type

100% online, 8-week courses

Transfer Credits

Transfer in up to 90 credits

Accreditation

WSCUC

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences Long Term Care Administration Track Curriculum (BSHS)

I. General Electives (45 credits)
II. Major/Core Requirements (39 credits)
III. Electives (24 credits)
IV. Concentration courses (12 credits)

The time it will take to complete the BSHS degree can vary. The duration of the program depends on several factors, including the number of credits accepted for transfer and whether or not students take time off between courses. Students who enroll full time 12 credits per semester (for six terms/sessions which is 3 semesters each academic year) can complete the degree in three and a half (3 1/2) years.

Students who enroll part time (6 credits per semester for six terms/sessions which is 3 semesters each academic year) will complete the program in seven (7 years).

Transfer credits: Up to a maximum of 90 semester credits may be transferred to fulfill the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program requirements. A minimum of 30 semester credits from the program major courses must be completed at Touro University Worldwide.

Core Requirements (39 Semester Credits)

Course Description

The course presents the importance of leadership in conjunction with various leadership traits, styles, and qualities. Enhances the importance of having a vision, the motivation to lead, social motives in the workplace, levels of morality and values, and the significance of empowerment for effective leadership. Topics include situational leadership, organizational climate, moral dilemmas, personal integrity, servant leadership, participative management, human relations, high-performance teams, diversity, cultural and interpersonal differences, workplace stress, performance management, and organizational change.

Credits

3

Course Description

An introduction to the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations for the purpose of applying such knowledge toward improving organizations effectiveness. The course will focus on work-related behavior with an emphasis on individual and group performance as it relates to organizational productivity and processes. A central theme will be the development of “people” skills to help all employees- staff, front-line supervision, and management- improve their effectiveness.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course examines the role of teamwork in the health care environment. Stages of team development are described. The importance of empowerment and goal setting in team environments are discussed. Communication and problem solving issues, as well as methods of measuring team performance are explored.

Credits

3

Course Description

Focus is on the influence of culture on illness, health, and rehabilitation. The relationship that culture plays in the health and wellness of both individuals and the community in which they live will be explored.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course presents functions and essential skills to manage LTC organizations and facilities: Institutional arrangements; Patient/family/community relations; workforce management; marketing; reimbursement.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course provides a management-oriented exploration of human resource management, structure, functional applications, and labor management relations. Focuses on managers and leaders within organizations and their responsibility to optimize performance and make decisions based on ethical criteria.

Credits

3

Course Description

Examine the issues relating to the adult aging process; personality and intellectual change, mental health of the older adult, and the psychological issues of extending human life with emphasis on the strengths of the older adult and prevention of psychological problems of the older adult. Explore the changing demographic structure and role changes and the impact on society.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course explores the physiological, sociological and psychological effects and dynamics of drug dependency on the older adult abuser and those around him/her. Emphasis is placed on the effects of major drugs of abuse on the aging body. Treatment models and methods are examined and the health care provider’s role in the evaluation and treatment of the abuser is explored.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course is designed to help students gain an understanding of the core concepts crucial to the leadership and management of non-profit health care organizations. Challenges unique to non-profits as well as the role of the non-profit health care organization in society will be emphasized.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course provides an overview of the management of information systems and the combination of hardware, software, and people vital to the successful business operation. The strategic role of information systems is examined, as well as the characteristics of computer systems, software applications, programming languages, and relational databases

Credits

3

Course Description

This course examines how healthcare service delivery is influenced by health care policy at the local, regional, national, and even international levels. Explore the implications of health policy principles and decisions along with the resulting impact on financing of health care services. Increase understanding of how policy and finance priorities in health care are used to structure the debate about ethical principles and advocacy toward influencing health care policy in the United States.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course presents techniques of analysis and evaluation applied to health services with respect to organizing, staffing, financing, and utilization. Emphasis on the analytic process, program evaluation, and report of findings.

Credits

3

Course Description

This capstone course is a guided development of final application project that reflects synthesis, integration, and application of previously acquired knowledge in all courses collectively in the program. Each student will address a health education problem and will develop a comprehensive, scholarly project. The goal of the capstone project is to demonstrate the student mastery of the stated Program Learning Outcomes.

Credits

3

Elective Requirements (Please choose 8 elective courses) (24 Semester Credits)

Course Description

Students learn about theory and practice of health problems in the life cycle relevant to health care administration. Topics include changes that occur throughout the human life cycle from the pre natal stages through death and dying. Student also explores the role of Health Care Administrators in developing the appropriate institutional infrastructure to allow the care in the various stages of life.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course provides the learner with an overview of how health care services in the United States are financed. Concepts of supply and demand as well as factors that influence demand are examined. Issues of governmental and private insurance reimbursement will be explored.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course introduces the student to the field of modern healthcare management through a systematic analysis of the important areas of concern to the healthcare manager. Topics covered include the planning process and how planning is used in healthcare administration; the organizing process and job design; supporting and implementing decisions; building the quality of clinical service; and providing human resources and plant services.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides the learner with an overview of the U.S. healthcare system. The course will focus on the challenges facing the health care system, including the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and its impact on health care access, delivery, cost, quality and health care professionals. The course will consider the sociopolitical forces that continue to shape policy in healthcare.

Credits

3

Course Description

Examination of factors that impact global health systems; analysis of health care delivery systems and influential governmental, economic, social and political forces. Consideration of healthcare resource development and allocation.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides the learner with insights into the challenges of receiving and affording health care in the United States. Emphasis is placed on cost of care in light of risks/ benefits of medical interventions, while considering how these services are paid for. Factors impacting the rising costs of health care including malpractice litigation will be considered.

Credits

3

Course Description

Development and Strategic Planning in Health Care course promotes understanding of the dynamics of strategic planning for medical organizations of all kinds. Students will cultivate skills in environmental assessment, diagnose organizational problems, identify opportunities for improvement, formulate and select strategic alternatives, and create strategic management action plans for effective implementation. Emphasized is the importance of leadership.

Credits

3

Course Description

Presents concepts and processes of this core public health discipline. Occurrence, distribution, effects, and control of diseases and conditions examined from a broad perspective. Applications of epidemiological methods included.

Credits

3

Course Description

An overview of the nature of the health care system, factors influencing the distribution of health care, mainstream and alternative health manpower, the social distribution and meaning of illness in the United States. Topics including bioethical issues and contemporary issues such as bioterrorism, human genome project, rising prescription drug costs, and urbanization, social stress, and mental illness are covered.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course invites the learner to explore issues central to safety in health care. It addresses such issues as general safety in the health care environment, OSHA requirements, pest management, hazardous waste management, laboratory safety, and food service sanitation. Emphasis is placed on compliance with applicable regulatory agencies.

Credits

3

Course Description

Examines and understand the forces shaping the present and future health care delivery system. Explores the organization of healthcare systems in the United States; the changing role of government, the role of healthcare agencies and programs, changing policies and regulations, diverse provider settings, funding sources, and trends related to national healthcare policy issues that are evolving.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course explores the policies and foundations of health care professions from the health policies and ethical perspective. Investigates current ethical issues and applies ethical theories and principles to the resolution of ethical dilemmas. Promotes currency and excellence in professional practice and fosters moral/ethical decision making. Topics covered include privacy and confidentiality, reproductive rights, medical futility and allocation of scarce resources, and end-of-life decision making.

Credits

3

Course Description

Introduces students to the purpose of research as applied in health care, and examine the role of various research methods, including evidence-based practice, in communicating with patients and providers to improve healthcare delivery process. Provide an overview of health research principles and the role of evidence based research in the delivery of health care. Include utilizing current research and applying evidence-based practices to selected scenarios relating to healthcare services.

Credits

3

Course Description

Introduction to the functions of marketing, building on the influence of social, economic, ethical, legal, and technological forces on marketing activities, and marketing in a socially responsible way around the globe. Features real-world examples that show concepts in action and how marketers address today’s marketing challenges.

Credits

3

Course Description

Students are given an overview of the statutory and regulatory origins of environmental health and safety compliance management. The exponential growth in regulations and the increased demand to streamline resources present a unique opportunity for the environmental professional to integrate safety and health regulations both horizontally and vertically within the organization. Students learn to evaluate the benefits and barriers to integration of environmental health and safety. Topics to be discussed include fundamentals of safety management, training requirements, emergency planning, setting goals, objectives, and operating procedures, and how management views environmental health and safety.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course explores the need for and use of research methods in the healthcare environment. Research and data analysis provides a proven mathematical format for healthcare leaders to make the practical decisions necessary to provide care for the patients while balancing financing options and other variables that been accounted for.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course deals with fundamentals of normal nutrition, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and their roles in human metabolism as well as nutrition and the life cycle are presented and explored.

Credits

3

Course Description

The course provides an understanding of the relationship between nutritional factors and chronic diseases, with a focus on the role of the health educator as a nutrition therapist in providing appropriate dietary recommendations for disease prevention. Students will examine the role of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fats, cholesterol, and sodium, as well as nutrient deficiencies and health risk. The health outcomes explored in the course will include obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, and osteoporosis.

Credits

3

Long-Term Care Administration Track Concentration (12 Semester Credits)

Course Description

This course is designed to help the student develop a deeper understanding of issues related to management of assisted living facilities. Topics such as operational management, finance, human resources, residential care, and environmental management are covered. The role of regulations governing the administration of the assisted living facility is central to the courses content.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course provides students with an overview of palliative and hospice care. It is designed specifically for students interested in careers in long-term care administration, but is also applicable to those who would pursue careers in the allied health fields.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course addresses key issues associated with end-of-life life issues faced by individuals with a terminal diagnosis across the lifespan. Emphasis will be placed on the cultural, ethical, and legal issues in end of life care; basic principles of palliative care and collaboration with members of the interdisciplinary team will be emphasized.

Credits

3

Course Description

This course will provide an interdisciplinary examination of psychological and sociological issues occurring among older adults. Special topics include prescription medication misuse and abuse, depression and anxiety, and preventing suicide among older adults. An emphasis is placed on the role of the healthcare practitioner in the development, implementation and evaluation of intervention strategies.

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.