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312.685.01 HOSPITAL OPERATIONS

Term: 3rd term
Credits: 2 credits
Contact: Jamila Savage
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
  • William Ward
  • Colin Ward
Description:

Provides students with a basic overview of the structure and operation of hospitals and related organizations to include governing and leadership structure, issues of quality, safety and performance, physician services, nursing and patient care, professional, clinical and ancillary services, and support services. Field trips, lectures, and discussions will be used throughout the course.

Learning Objective(s):

At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to: 1. Explain the organizational structure of hospitals and health systems including the major elements: nursing, physicians, governance and operations. 2. Describe the complex relationships between and among the various departments and constituencies in a hospital or health system. 3. Describe the interconnectedness and interdependency of departments in a hospital and health system. 4. Explain the impact of legal, regulatory, licensing and accreditation requirements on the operation of a hospital and health system.


Methods of Assessment: written assignments and class participation.
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 5:30 - 8:30
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 25
Enrollment Restriction: Due to travel and scheduling constraints, this course is restricted to first year MHA students.
Instructor Consent: Consent required for all students

Enrollment Restriction: Due to travel and scheduling constraints, this course is restricted to first year MHA students.

For consent, contact: jsavage@jhsph.edu
Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Special Comments: This course requires several site visit trips. Therefore, the course will be scheduled when these visits can be arranged.