Health Service

HSCB 100 - Orientation
Hours: 0

HSCB 200 - Health Care Reimbursement Systems
Hours: 3
In this course, students will become familiar with common medical billing practices, the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues and differences in reimbursement methodologies. The student will learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, submission and payment processing.

HSCB 201 - Electronic Health Records
Hours: 3
This course serves as an introduction to Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems. The course covers the background and history, and issues and barriers to system adoption and health information technology. Students are exposed to various types of EHR systems to help them understand the strengths and weaknesses of the various EHR systems.

HSCB 280 - Special Populations
Hours: 3
Attention will be paid to the unique challenges to our nation’s health and health care systems by a range of special populations, including: veterans, elderly, those with substance-abuse problems or disabilities, and others.

HSCB 300 - Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System
Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to the structure, operation and financing of the American healthcare system. It examines the major industry participants, how health care services are allocated and financed, the factors that influence the cost and quality of care, and opposing positions on the future of healthcare reform. An overview of epidemiological trends that impact patients and create emerging challenges for the U.S. Healthcare system will also be examined.

HSCB 301 - Inter-professional Communication
Hours: 3
The goal of this course is to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for collaborative inter-professional practice. Students will be encouraged to learn about, from and with other health care professions to enable effective teamwork and improved health outcomes.

HSCB 320 - Financial Issues in Health Services
Hours: 3
Presents a broad overview of healthcare finance and focuses on tasks that are essential to the operational management of healthcare services, including estimating costs and profits, planning and budgeting, analyzing new equipment purchases, using metrics ot monitor operations and working with financial statements.

HSCB 321 - Health Informatics
Hours: 3
This course presents the knowledge, infrastructure, functions and tools of health informatics. Students will become familiar with the core concepts and issues confronting managers in the health sector associated with planning, implementation and evaluation of information systems. The course exposes students to the practice of mapping and interpreting health information.

HSCB 380 - Culture, Inequalities and Social Justice in Health
Hours: 3
This course exposes students to social justice challenges associated with race, ethnicity, social class, gender, migration status, and culture; all of which ultimately affect human health and create health disparities. Students will be introduced to the concept of health equity and a broad overview of health disparities

HSCB 430 - Quality Management and Performance Improvement
Hours: 3
This course gives students a broad based understanding of quality principles, management systems, place present day quality systems and initiatives in historical context, and manage and modify quality systems to maintain customer focus. Explores key roles in healthcare organizations as well as project planning and execution, managing change, personnel management and ethics in healthcare environments.

HSCB 431 - Critical Incident Management in Health Services
Hours: 3
Decision making, incident command, EOC operations, coordination and service delivery strategies will also be discussed. Students will apply these skills to develop leadership strategies to handle public relations scenarios in a range of health-related situations.

HSCB 440 - Health Policy and Advocacy
Hours: 3
This course examines major strands of U.S. health policy. Detailed discussion are given to the relationship of national policy to the planning, implementation and funding of health care services. Development planning, political advocacy and networking are all discussed..

HSCB 441 - Healthcare Ethics & Legal Issues for Leaders
Hours: 3
This interdisciplinary course will explore interconnections among ethics, law and health care by examining legal-medical ethics cases, legal rules and ethical principles. Controversial issues such as access to health care, patient’s rights, disorders of consciousness and organ transplantation will also be discussed. Attention will also be given to the role of ethics consultants and ethics committees.

HSCB 499 - Health Services Administration Capstone
Hours: 3
This course is designed to demonstrate a student’s mastery of the discipline and ability to apply knowledge acquired throughout the program to solve a real world problem related to their future health-related career interest.