Houston Baptist University Catalog

Healthcare Administration ( HCAD ) Course Descriptions

  • HCAD 5301 EPIDEMIOLOGY/POPULATION HLTH

    HCAD 5301 Trends in Epidemiology and Population Health
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Study of epidemiology as the diagnostic of population health. Included are understanding of epidemiologic situations, risk, and evaluation of health problems and health policies.

  • HCAD 5302 LEGAL & ETHICAL ISSUES

    HCAD 5302 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare Administration
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Study of legal and ethical issues in healthcare administration including torts, contract law, malpractice, regulations, and records management.

  • HCAD 5303 APPLIED RESEARCH METHODS

    HCAD 5303 Applied Research Methods in Healthcare Administration
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Study of evidenced based research and outcomes of healthcare situations identified from students’ professional experience.

  • HCAD 5305 MGMT INFORMATION SYSTEMS

    HCAD 5305 Management Information Systems in Healthcare
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Study of healthcare applications including electronic medical records, performance management, compensation administration, governmental reporting, payroll and benefits administration. Topics also include defining technology needs based on business requirements, selecting technology vendors, outsourcing and preparing cost/benefit analyses.

  • HCAD 5307 QUALITY & CONTINUOUS IMPROV

    HCAD 5307 Quality and Continuous Improvement in Healthcare
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Study concepts of value-based learning, HCA-HPS, quality, service, mortality. Includes concepts and practices of quality assessment, control and improvement, and accreditation and outcome analysis in service delivery systems.

  • HCAD 5308 PRINCIPLES HEALTHCARE DELIVERY

    HCAD 5308 Principles of Healthcare Delivery
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Discussion of Healthcare delivery, theories of organization assessment, and patient satisfaction indicators.

  • HCAD 5309 HEALTHCARE OPERATIONS

    HCAD 5309 Healthcare Operations
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Discussion of tactical and operational decisions by healthcare operations managers. System based approach to the healthcare environment, analytical tools are examined to aid problem solving and decision making in healthcare organizations.

  • HCAD 5310 FINANCIAL MGMT IN HEALTHCARE

    HCAD 5310 Financial Management in Healthcare
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Introduction to the purpose and methods of finance methods including for-profit and government organizations, function of the finance department, and special industry characteristics affecting financial management. Students gain an understanding of the use of accounting information in organizations.

  • HCAD 5311 LEADERSHIP & ADMINISTRATION

    HCAD 5311 Leadership and Administration in Healthcare
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Students are introduced to the attitudes, practices, and skills necessary for effective health services leadership with an emphasis on entry-level and middle managers.

  • HCAD 5312 PRACTICUM IN HEALTHCARE ADMIN

    HCAD 5312 Practicum in Healthcare Administration
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Minimum 6 credit hours. Based on the knowledge, skills, and abilities gained and developed in the core health administration course work and experience. The practicum is designed to assess student attainment of program competencies. Program Director must approve location and student role.