HLAD: Health Administration (Undergraduate)

HLAD 1998  Individualized Studies in Health Administration (HLAD)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Healthcare Services (HLAD)

HLAD 2010  The United States Health Systems  (4 Credits)  

This course will study the origins, changes and current status of the major programs that provide for the delivery, financing and regulation of healthcare services in the public and private sectors of the United States.

HLAD 2998  Individualized Studies in Health Administration (HLAD)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Health Administration (HLAD). Registration for this class must be approved by the student’s mentor.

HLAD 3005  Community Health  (4 Credits)  

This course will explore the community health needs of various ethnic and cultural population groups along with the cultural, social, political and economic factors involved in the access and utilization of healthcare systems by diverse groups of people in the United States. Factors that influence the epidemiological measures of morbidity and mortality will also be included. Note: This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Skills, Diversity, Application and Integration, and Knowledge of Service Delivery. This course was previously CHS-253554 Community Health.

Attributes: Liberal

HLAD 3015  Comparative Health Systems  (4 Credits)  

This course will study the major healthcare models around the world. The historical development of these models will be determined, and the societal values and other factors underlying countries’ choice of healthcare systems and policies will be examined. Note: This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Knowledge of Service Delivery and Diversity.

Attributes: Liberal

HLAD 3020  Cultural Competency in Health Care  (4 Credits)  

Cultural Competency in Health Care will study the behaviors, attitudes, and policies that are integrated in a system, agency, or group of professionals that enables effective work in cross-cultural settings and situations. This course will examine both analytical and practical approaches to cultural competency in health care. Concepts, models, frameworks, and communication that occur in cross-cultural health situations will be discussed, but also the application of these concepts in real interventions and programs. Note: This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Diversity and Application and Integration. This course was previously CHS-253134 Cultural Competency in Health Care.

Attributes: Liberal

HLAD 3025  Economic Issues in Health Care  (4 Credits)  

Healthcare economics uses the tools of microeconomic analysis to examine markets in the health sector including physician markets, hospital markets, pharmaceutical markets and health insurance markets. Students learn about managed care, and other types of health insurance, explore the effects of insurance on behavior, investigate reimbursement systems including new reimbursement models like value-based and bundled payments, and discuss factors that influence market outcomes in the healthcare sector including uncertainty, information asymmetries, and externalities. Current trends and issues facing the healthcare industry such as rising expenditures and new technologies are also investigated in this course. Prerequisite (must complete before registering): Microeconomics (ECON 2020), or significant experience in the health sector.

Attributes: Liberal

HLAD 3035  Community Health Education and Communication  (4 Credits)  

This course will examine the practical and theoretical aspects of health communication. Students will learn about common terms and concepts in health communication, as well as recent trends and best practices in this area. The process of planning health communications will also be explored. Highly Recommended (not required): It is suggested that, prior to taking this course, students have knowledge from an introductory management course, such as Principles of Management (MGMT_1005) or equivalent, and/or an introductory health or human services course, such as duction to Human Services (HUSV_2035), or equivalent. Advanced-level reading, writing, and critical thinking skills are required. T Note: This course aligns with the Community and Human Services area of study guidelines for Skills.

Attributes: Liberal

HLAD 3040  Health Disparities & Family  (4 Credits)  

This study explores disparities and inequalities in health status and health care access across multiple social categories, including gender, social class and ethnicity, with special emphasis on circumstances that affect the family. While differences are part of human adaptation and human variation at the genetic level, human development and physiology reflects complex interactions with both natural and social environments, across time and space. Environmental factors interact with inheritance to create risk patterns that vary significantly across groups and populations. Historical events and policies, social stress and violence, access to land and labor, food consumption and activity patterns are but some of the factors shaping health inequalities locally and globally. The impact of natural disasters also reflects social inequalities, as do patterns of chronic disease, infectious disease, learning disabilities, mental illness, or cognitive decline. The primary emphasis of this study is on critically examining US health disparities in relation to the family, but global health disparities and other world regions may be also be discussed. Families and social relationships, in their diversity of forms, play an important role in the production and reproduction of risk and inequality, while being a key resilience factor throughout the life-course. Note: This course aligns with the Community and Human Services area of study guidelines for Knowledge of Service Delivery, Skills, and Diversity.

Attributes: Liberal

HLAD 3045  Healthcare Ethics  (4 Credits)  

This course will study important ethical issues facing the providers, payers and consumers of healthcare services. Note: This course aligns with the Community and Human Services area of study guidelines for Ethics, Knowledge of Service Delivery, and Skills. This course was previously CHS-253744 Healthcare Ethics.

Attributes: Liberal

HLAD 3050  Healthcare Management  (4 Credits)  

In this course the student will look at managerial functions in the United States healthcare system. The functions of the healthcare manager will be explored. Topics such as legal and ethical requirements, technology, organizational relationships, and leadership may be explored. It is recommended that The United States Health Systems or a similar course should be taken prior to enrolling in this course. This course is aligned with the Community and Human Services area of study guidelines for Skills, Ethics, and Application and Integration. This course was previously CHS-253304 Health Care Management.

HLAD 3055  Managed Care  (4 Credits)  

This course addresses the development of the managed care system of healthcare delivery. It will examine the service delivery systems, effects on stakeholders and the business components that comprise managed care and affect the quality of healthcare in the United States. Note: This course aligns with the Community and Human Services area of study guidelines for Skills, Application and Integration, and Knowledge of Service Delivery. This course was previously CHS-253754 Managed Care.

HLAD 3122  Principles of Public Health  (4 Credits)  

Public health is an interdisciplinary field that works to protect and improve the health of communities. This study will introduce students to the field of public health and expose them to the key issues for public health professionals. Note: This course meets the Human Services Area of Study guidelines for Knowledge of Human Behavior and Diversity.

Attributes: Liberal

HLAD 3127  Infections and Epidemics: Biocultural Perspectives  (4 Credits)  

This study examines infections and epidemics from an interdisciplinary perspective, which draws upon community health, medical anthropology, evolutionary medicine, epidemiology, and other approaches. Learning activities will examine biological and cultural factors responsible for changing risk patterns, the epidemiologic transition associated with industrialization, and the rise of antibiotic and viral resistance. Students will have opportunities to explore individual, local and global links between infections and inequalities and to consider the impact of sociocultural, environmental and political changes on disease patterns, along with other topics of interest to the student, such as specific diseases, epidemics or therapies, old and new. Note: This course meets the Community and Human Service Area of Study Guidelines for Knowledge of Human Behavior and Diversity.

Attributes: Liberal

HLAD 3996  Special Topics in HLAD  (4 Credits)  

The content of this course will vary by term and section. Students may repeat this course for credit as long as the topic differs. Please refer to the Term Guide for course topic offerings.

Attributes: Liberal

HLAD 3997  Special Topics in HLAD  (4 Credits)  

The content of this course will vary by term and section. Students may repeat this course for credit as long as the topic differs. Please refer to the Term Guide for course topic offerings.

HLAD 3998  Individualized Studies in Health Administration (HLAD)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Health Administration (HLAD). Registration for this class must be approved by the student’s mentor.

HLAD 4015  Healthcare Policy  (4 Credits)  

This course will provide an overview of the United States healthcare policy process, including an analysis of the political, institutional, cultural and economic environments in which health policy is formed and modified over time. T Note: his course aligns with the Community and Human Services area of study guidelines for Knowledge of Service Delivery, Skills, and Application and Integration. This course was previously CHS-254714 Healthcare Policy.

HLAD 4020  Leadership in Healthcare  (4 Credits)  

This course provides an overview of the conceptual and theoretical aspects of leadership within the context of the healthcare delivery system. Students in the course will examine different models of leadership and develop an understanding of the key differences between leadership and management. Selected leadership theories will be analyzed with an emphasis on implications for culture, quality, patient safety, and human resource management in a variety of healthcare settings. This course aligns with the Community and Human Services area of study guidelines for Knowledge of Service Delivery, Skills, and Application and Integration. Prerequisites: Students should have completed prior coursework on or have prior knowledge of the United States Health Care System This course was previously CHS-254134 Leadership in Health Care.

Attributes: Liberal

HLAD 4030  Understanding Medical Marijuana: Multidisciplinary Perspectives  (4 Credits)  

Students will gain a multidisciplinary understanding of medical marijuana through a survey course addressing the following topics: the ethnobotanical origins of cannabis as a medicine; the historical and cultural context of marijuana in the United States; history and debates surrounding the legalization and criminalization of marijuana; scientific evidence and debates regarding the use of medical marijuana; human service practice with medical cannabis clients and their caregivers. Note: This course aligns with the Community and Human Services area of study guidelines for Knowledge of Human Behavior and Skills. This course was previously CHS-253284 Understanding Medical Marijuana.

Attributes: Liberal

HLAD 4996  Special Topics in Health Administration  (1-8 Credits)  
HLAD 4998  Individualized Studies in Health Administration (HLAD)  (1-8 Credits)  

Students have the opportunity to develop individualized studies with their mentor in Health Administration (HLAD). Registration for this class must be approved by the student’s mentor.