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Term: 1st term
Credits: 5 credits
Contact: Jamila Savage
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:

Discusses how to manage in health care organizations, including management processes, organizational structures, and types of governance and management issues of U.S.-based health care delivery systems. Topics to be examined include introduction to health care systems; managing health care organizations; health care environments, administrative management responsibilities; approaches to performance improvement and financial management concepts.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the functions and processes required to manage an effective health care organization
Discuss the role and role expectations of managers in health care organizations
Analyze health care organizations and their functions in order to facilitate change and performance improvement
Evaluate the technical and management challenges of managing health care organizations through the use of case studies
Apply management theories and tools to the analysis of a current health care organizational issues

Methods of Assessment: Midterm 30%, Final Paper and Presentation 45%, Case Studies 25%
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 9:00 - 10:20
  • Thursday 9:00 - 10:20
Lab Times:
  • Wednesday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 20
Enrollment Maximum: 50
Enrollment Restriction: Open to graduate students only
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Due to enrollment cap, all students must obtain permission. Priority is given to MHA, HPM/DrPH, and MPH/leadership & management concentrators

For consent, contact:
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: During the Wed discussion/lab sessions, students will practice concepts presented and developed during the T/Th lectures. Students who take this course should NOT register for 551.601.81.