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HSM 1010 - Medical Terminology
(2.0 cr; fall, spring, every year)
Prefixes, suffixes, and roots used to compose medical terms. Pronouncing and defining terminology related to body structure, disease, diagnosis, and treatment.

HSM 1803 - Directed Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Instructor consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Current topics not covered in regularly offered courses.

HSM 2010 - Introduction to the Health Care System
(2.0 cr; A-F or Aud, fall, spring, every year)
Major developments in evolution of health care in United States. Education/training of health care personnel. Service providers. Public, private, voluntary agency initiatives. Major stakeholders. Rural/urban priorities.

HSM 3030 - Health Care and Medical Needs
(3.0 cr; Prereq-1010; spring, every year)
Common health conditions, diseases, disabilities. Intervention/treatment issues. Health care/medical needs across age continuum. Medical/pharmacologic terminology.

HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning
(4.0 cr; Prereq-2010 or 38 or more occupational credits; fall, spring, every year)
Organizational management characteristics for modern health care settings. Management process/roles addressing resource allocation, delivery of clinical services, governance, patient satisfaction, outcome evaluation.

HSM 3230 - Administration of the Long Term Care System
(3.0 cr; fall, every year)
Programs/services to meet needs of aging population. Physical, social, psychological aspects of aging. Role, organization, function, management characteristics of long-term health care facilities. Administrative structures, staffing, changing work force. Governance, operations oversight.

HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3200, Comp 1013; fall, spring, every year)
Analysis/comparison of world health problems/delivery systems. Geographic, political, economic relationships affecting health care system.

HSM 3250 - Performance Improvement in Health Care
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3200; fall, spring, every year)
Problems in U.S. health care system (access, quality, cost). How application of performance improvement principles/methods can add value to health care.

HSM 3260 - Risk Management in Health Care
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3200; summer, every year)
How risk management can improve patient safety, customer satisfaction, quality of care, decrease liability in health care.

HSM 3270 - Health Care Finance
(3.0 cr; Prereq-Acct 2101, Acct 2102, CA 1020; fall, spring, every year)
Finance structure of U.S. health care system. Reimbursement mechanisms. Financial information in management decision making. Financial planning/control. Analysis of financial statements/budgets in health care system.

HSM 3804 - Individual Studies
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 6.0 cr]; Prereq-Jr, instructor consent; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Topic related to student's major not covered in regularly offered courses.

HSM 3900 - Internship
(1.0 - 3.0 cr [max 3.0 cr]; Prereq-3200, 3230, 4210, 4212, instructor consent, internship plan approved by HSM program director; may be repeated in different health care setting; fall, spring, summer, every year)
Ten-week field experience under direction of a faculty member in a health care organization or agency. Students complete agency/organization assessment and major project.

HSM 4210 - Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics
(4.0 cr; Prereq-3200; fall, spring, every year)
Legal/bioethical issues in health care management. Professional licensing, certification, reporting. Liability, negligence, malpractice. Patient rights/responsibilities. Clinical outcomes assessment/measurement.

HSM 4212 - Regulatory Management
(3.0 cr; Prereq-3200; spring, every year)
Health care funding/reimbursement processes. Compliance/regulatory mechanisms. Federal/state surveys.


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