Dr. Tom McIlwain, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator, Master of Health Administration
HCMG 5100 - Health Systems Administration (3 credits)
This course will provide administrative
concepts and theories within United States health care systems. The history
and evolution of the systems will be discussed and the current state of
health care delivery will be analyzed. The political, legal, and financial
issues that impact health care will be considered. The course will discuss
and assess the different types of health care providers and their roles in
HCMG 5200 - Healthcare Ethics (3 credits)
This course will present to students the
broad range of ethical domains and issues that arise in health care
delivery. Issues pertaining to institutions, practitioners, and patients
will be studied within the following domains: decision ethics, professional
ethics, clinical ethics, business ethics, organizational ethics and social
ethics. Students will be required to critically evaluate regulations, laws,
and practices that influence health care delivery.
HCMG 5300 - Healthcare Human Resources (3 credits)
The emphasis in this course will be on the
understanding of the vital nature of human resources in health care
delivery. This course will focus not only on recruitment, selection, and
training issues, but also on how human resource management needs to be
integrated into the strategic planning of the organization. Legal, ethical,
and labor issues will be discussed, as well as the use of motivation and
HCMG 5400 - Organizational Behavior in Healthcare (3 credits)
The current trends in health care
organizations and organizational development will be discussed and analyzed
in this course. This discussion will consider the dramatic changes that have
occurred in health care delivery over the last century. Particular attention
will be given to health care marketing, the relationships between providers
and organizations, health care outcomes, and quality.
HCMG 5501 - International Healthcare Issues (3 credits)
This course will compare health care
systems in different countries and focus on differences and similarities.
Attention will be given to systems that appear to work and how the tenets of
these systems may be incorporated into the U.S. health care system.
HCMG 5650 - Public Health Organizations and Practice (3 credits)
This course will
discuss the important interaction between public health and health care
delivery. It will also consider expanding the role of public health to make
health care delivery more holistic. It will also deal with the history,
purpose, and strengths of the public health care system
HCMG 5701 - Long Term Care Administration (3 credits)
This course emphasizes the unique
administration issues in long term care facilities. Students will explore
the different milieus for both physically and cognitively impaired residents
and the impact upon costs and reimbursement (e.g., RUGS). An emphasis will
be placed on practicing for the NHA (NAB) licensure exam and preparation for
Administrator in Training (AIT) program requirements.
HCMG 5750 - Healthcare Regulatory Compliance (3 credits)
This course is intended to address the unique issues
of regulatory compliance in the health care fields,
including HIPAA, OIG, NHI, and FDA (GMP and GCP).
HCMG 6000 - Health Economics/Financial Management (3 credits)
This course will examine the economic and
financial issues that are unique to organizations in health care delivery.
It will include looking at the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
that affect the economic and financial management of health care. In
addition, reimbursement issues will be discussed, as will the current and
future considerations of paying for health care.
HCMG 6100 - Information Management in Healthcare (3 credits)
This course will provide an understanding
of the different information systems designed to improve health care
delivery and their use in the management of health care organizations.
Students will examine the current status of information systems within
health care and also explore possible advanced uses of informational systems
to monitor patient outcomes, financial stability and marketing information.
HCMG 6301 - Health Care Marketing (3 credits)
The crucial issues of marketing in health
care will be examined and discussed. The course will emphasize to whom and
how health care should be marketed. Consumer behavior, market research,
target marketing, and marketing to primary payers will be analyzed.
HCMG 6500 - Managerial Epidemiology (3 credits)
The factors, determinants of health status
and collection of pertinent data will be considered within a management
framework. The student will examine how epidemiological data can be used to
determine the impact of illness on populations, to develop programs or
interventions to reduce prevalence of illness and to predict populations’
HCMG 6650 - Research Statistics and Methods in Healthcare (3 credits)
This course will explore the theory,
application, interpretation and use of statistical information in health
care management and health services research. Students will also master the
application of statistical data in the management of health care
organizations, (e.g., financial data, patient statistical data and
utilization information). Descriptive, correlation and multiple regression
methods will be presented and used in multiple projects.
HCMG 6700 - Healthcare Policy (3 credits)
This course will consider current topics in
health care policy. Additionally, it will deal with policy and management
issues and their evolutions and implications to both domestic and
international health care delivery systems.
HCMG 6801 - Healthcare Law (3 credits)
This course emphasizes the past, current
and potential future law issues in health care. An emphasis is placed on
organizational and business law pertaining to healthcare delivery as well as
social law and the framework of both civil and criminal courts.
HCMG6850 - Advanced Quality Systems for Healthcare Leaders (3 credits)
Provides an in-depth coverage of systems theory and
tools for health care organizations as presented by
Deming, Goldratt, Senge and of other organizational
quality systems thinkers. The purpose of this course
is to help the student understand the system and
cultural changes necessary to transform a
bureaucratic organization into a learning
organization. Major emphasis is given to learning
the use of the logical thinking tools necessary to
accomplish such a complex task in a health services
HCMG 6900 - Strategic Planning and Finance in Health Care
This course will provide a discussion of the philosophy, models, and
methods of how to effect strategic planning in health care delivery
institutions. Additionally, the course will consider how strategic planning
impacts on marketing and management decisions.
HCMG 6950 - Independent Research in Health Administration
Independent studies for pre-thesis work.
HCMG 6990 - Health Administration Internship (3 credits)
This course provides a residency experience in health care
administration for students who require this exposure. Students will be
given a structured health management program in an existing healthcare
delivery system. Students may enroll in two subsequent semesters or full
time in one semester for six credits.