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312.810.01 Field Placement Health Administration

Health Policy and Management
1st term
Variable Credit
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
East Baltimore
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
LaKeasha Wormley
Course Instructor s:

successful completion of 1st year curriculum


Complements and reinforces the didactic portion of the MHA program by providing students with an opportunity to apply the knowledge gained during the first year, to develop skills in management according to individually designed learning objectives, and to work as part of a management team in a health care organization. Students are placed in a variety of professional settings, which may include: the community sector (community and university-affiliated hospitals), the for-profit sector (investor-owned hospitals, consulting firms, long-term care facilities, and managed care organizations.)

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Translate and apply financial, economic, market and performance information and models to improve and optimize organizational performance
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the healthcare system and environment in which health services are provided
  3. Develop and define a vision, take initiative, provide direction, manage change, and participate in the planning, development and monitoring required to establish and achieve organizational goals
  4. Communicate effectively, manage relationships and influence individuals and groups to take action in the pursuit of organizational goals
Methods of Assessment:

Field Placement progress reports; Capstone Paper; and
Evaluation of performance by field placement organization.

Enrollment Restriction:

Open to 2nd year MHA students only

Instructor Consent:

No consent required