Course Descriptions

HSA 100 Introduction to the Health Science Field (3) I, II. Overview of U.S.health care: history, factors influencing health and health care, identification and organization of health facilities and professionals, health economics, health trends, and ethics.

HSA 200 Medical Terminology I (3) I, II. Basic medical vocabulary consisting of prefixes, suffixes, roots; anatomical, symptomatic, and common disease terms of the body systems.

HSA 302 Organization and Management of Health Services (3) I,II. Prerequisite: HSA 100 with a minimum grade of C. Analysis of structure, function, and internal and external forces impacting healthcare services. Identification of management topics and trends.

HSA 303 Fundamentals of Medical Science (4) I, II. Prerequisites: HSA 200, BIO 171 and 301 with a minimum grade of C. An introduction to the study of disease - its causes, symptoms, and treatment.

HSA 306 Medical Nosology (4) I, II Prerequisite or Co-requisite: HSA 302 and 303. HCPCS and ICD-9-CM coding and reimbursement systems for physician services and hospital inpatient and outpatient services.

HSA 370 Health Information Management Systems (4) I, II. Prerequisites: HSA 100, 302, INF 314 or CIS 230 with a minimum grade of C. Health information systems, systems analysis, and health data base management.

HSA 372 Health Care Reimbursement Systems (3) I, II. Prerequisite: HSA 302 and 306 with a minimum grade of C. An in-depth analysis of health care reimbursement systems; health insurance fraud and abuse, and procedures for patient accounting and cashflow forecasting.

HSA 375 Health Services Administration (3) I, II. Prerequisite: MGT 301 and 320, HSA 302 with a minimum grade of C. Application of financial principles, strategic planning, marketing, and leadership skills to selected health care organizations.

HSA 401 Legal Issues in Health Care (3) I, II. Prerequisite: HSA 100 with a minimum grade of C. Legal status, documentation requirements, and liability related to medical records and health care issues.

HSA 405 Clinical Information Management (3) I, II. Prerequisites: HSA 370, 401, and 406 with a minimum grade of C. Review of health trends related to the management of clinical information systems. Course format will include mock committee meetings and role playing.

HSA 406 Health Care Quality Management (3) I, II. Prerequisites: HSA 302, 303, STA 215 or 270 with a minimum grade of C. A study of total quality management, utilization review, and risk management functions in a health care setting.

HSA 407 Advanced Health Services Administration (3) I, II. Prerequisites: HSA 375 with a minimum grade of C. Advanced study in trends relating to the management of health care organizations and the leadership role of health services administrators.

HSA 409 Health Services Research Methods (3) I, II. Prerequisites: HSA 302, 303, STA 215 or 270 with a minimum grade of C. Introduction to the process of research, related terminology and statistical techniques, significance to health care, critique of published research articles, and development of a protocol.

HSA 411 Professional Practice Experience I (1) I, II. Prerequisites: Department approval. Internship assignment to health care organizations for observation of its functions and management.

HSA 412S Professional Practice Experience II (1) I, II. Prerequisites: Department approval. Internship assignment to health care organization for observation and practice of supervisory functions.

HSA 413 Professional Practice Experience I (4) I, II. Prerequisites: Department approval. Internship assignment to health care organization for observation and practice of management functions.

HSA 415 Professional Certification Preparation (1) I, II. Corequisite:  HSA 413.  Preparation for the Registered Health Information Adminstrator (RHIA) certification exam.  Course focuses on the content domains included on the exam and development of general test-taking skills.

HSA 498 Independent Study in Health Services Administration (1-6) A. Prerequisite: student must have the independent study proposal approved by faculty supervisor and department chair prior to enrollment. Directed study or research on an issue or area of interest to the field of health services administration. May be retaken to a maximum of six hours.

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