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HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT (HCM)

Dr. Ronald Dulek, Department Head
Office: 104 Alston Hall

In addition to completing the specific prerequisites included in the descriptions of the following courses, all students seeking to enroll in a 300- or 400-level course in the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration must have attained junior standing (61 semester hours).

All C&BA students must, prior to seeking to enroll in any 300- or 400-level C&BA course, complete or be enrolled in the following prerequisites: EC 110 and EC 111; MATH 112 and MATH 121, or MATH 115 and MATH 125; CS 102; AC 210; ST 260; and LGS 200 (or their equivalents); and at least 4 hours in natural science, 3 hours of fine arts, literature, or humanities, and 3 hours of history or social and behavioral sciences. Failure to fulfill all prerequisites prior to enrolling in a 300- or 400-level C&BA course will result in administrative disenrollment from that course.

HCM 370 Introduction to Health Systems. Three hours.

Detailed study of components of the health care delivery system in the United States. The course emphasizes history, roles, and interactions of the various providers, consumers, and governments.

HCM 371 Analysis of Health Care Systems. Three hours.

Prerequisite: HCM 370. May be taken with HCM 473.

Analysis of operations within health care institutions.

HCM 472 Legal Aspects of Health Care (also LGS 472). Three hours.

Prerequisite: HCM 370. May be taken with HCM 473.

Examination of the broad areas of the law that have an impact on the operation of health care institutions.

HCM 473 Survey of Issues in Health Care Management. Three hours.

Prerequisites: Senior standing and HCM 370.

Examination of current issues in health care, including health care policies and their effect on the health care industry.

HCM 474 Internship. Three hours.

Prerequisites: HCM 370 and HCM 371. May be taken with HCM 473.

Supervised administrative work experience in the health care industry.

HCM 475 Principles of Managed Health Care. Three hours.

Prerequisite: HCM 370.

This course examines the fundamental tenets and practice of managed care organizations as well as current issues and potential developments in the management of health care.

HCM 476 Principles of Long-Term Care. Three hours.

Prerequisite: HCM 370.

Corequisite: HCM 371.

The focus of this class will be on organizational platforms for delivering long-term health care, licensing and regulatory issues facing long-term care and operational and strategic issues acing long-term care.

HCM 477 Principles of Ambulatory Care Management. Three hours.

Prerequisites: HCM 370 and HCM 371.

The purpose of this course is to help students understand the management issues in today's ambulatory care sector.

HCM 491 Independent Study in Health Care Management. Three hours.

Students may earn degree credit for only one independent study course (491).

HCM 497 Special Topics. Three hours.

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