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Fundamentals of Management for Health Care Organizations

East Baltimore
2nd term
Health Policy and Management
3 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Class Times:
  • Tu Th,  1:30 - 2:50pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor:
LaKeasha Wormley

300.651 Introduction to the US Healthcare System (May be waived with instructor consent ONLY with significant prior U.S. healthcare experience)


Focusing on U.S. health care delivery systems, 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. Introduces key topics and concepts including health care systems; managing health care organizations; administrative management responsibilities of health care environments; approaches to performance improvement and financial management.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Compare and contrast the functions and processes required to manage an effective healthcare organization
  2. Create job designs for managerial roles and expectations of managers in health care organizations
  3. Analyze health care organizations and their functions in order to facilitate change and performance improvement
  4. Apply management theories and tools to the analysis of a current health care organizational issues
  5. Practice and reflect on the working collaboratively in team-based assignments
  6. Evaluate the managerial and technical challenges of managing health care organizations
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 25% Midterm
  • 35% Final Exam
  • 10% Participation
  • 30% Implications for Management Analysis final paper

Enrollment Restriction:

This course is only available for students enrolled in the MHA program

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for all students

Consent Note:

Only students enrolled in the MHA program will be permitted to register for this course.

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