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312.602.02 Applied Methods for Optimizing Performance in Health Care Organizations


Health Policy and Management
2nd term
2 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Thursday,  3:30 - 5:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
LaKeasha Wormley
Course Instructor s:

Students are required to take this course concurrently with 312.601, Fundamentals of Management for Health Care Organizations.


Cases and Applications designed for MHA students who seek an understanding of continuous improvement in healthcare organizations. Content and framework designed to provide a broad exposure to current knowledge, competencies and management tools required for the effective operation of health care delivery systems. Focuses on how to apply continuous improvement tools and methodologies in various health care environments. Provides a detailed explanation of Lean and Six Sigma methodologies with opportunity to apply these skills to real world examples within health care settings.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Apply management theories and tools to the analysis of a current health care organizational issues
  2. Work collaboratively on team-based projects
Methods of Assessment:

Participation 40%, group exercises and case studies 30%, journal article review 30%

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduates are not permitted in this course

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

All students must receive permission to register for this course from the program.

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Jointly Offered With: