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Curriculum and Course Descriptions

BUSA 590 The Organization of the Health Care System
BUSA 698 Health Care Law
BUSA 691 Epidemiology and Public Health
HSCI 601 World Health Issues
BUSA 695 Aging and Long-Term Health Issues
BUSA 692 Health Care Management and Policies
BUSA 641 Human Resource Management
NURS 602 Holistic Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations
BUSA 694 Field Research Project
BUSA 697 Medical Ethics

Total Credits 30

Note: This schedule includes periodic breaks between classes to provide time off for vacations and holidays.

The Organization of the Health Care System (3 credits)
This course is intended to be a review of the healthcare system. Emphasis is on the general, as well as the departmental, operations of healthcare facilities. Factors affecting health status, the current state of healthcare, and the future of the healthcare system are discussed.

World Health Issues (3 credits)
This course explores global health problems that affect the developed and developing world.  Understanding international health care needs and issues will equip students to deliver culturally competent care to diverse populations.

Holistic Health Care for Culturally Diverse Populations (3 credits)
This course will consider the health beliefs and practices of various cultural groups living in North America, with emphasis on the United States. Cultural incentives and barriers to wellness and health care will be examined. The provision of Christian service in combination with professional health care to meet the holistic needs of culturally diverse clients is the focus of this course.

Epidemiology and Public Health (3 credits)
This course covers the structure and function of public health principles and methods of using health care data for decision-making. It emphasizes epidemiological techniques, demographics and environment in identifying and analyzing existing data surces.

Medical Ethics (3 credits)
This course will identify the principles underlying ethical decision making in the healthcare arena. It will also explore characteristics of ethical dilemmas, decision-making models, and the socio-legal implications of making tough ethical decisions.

Health Care Law  (3 credits)
The applications of legal approaches to healthcare decision making are studied. Discussion focuses on predominant relationships in the healthcare field: physician-patient, hospital-physician, and hospital-employee.

Aging and Long-Term Health Issues (3 credits)
This course provides an overview of aging and the issues which confront the senior citizen in American society. Issues include the physical, social, economic, and psychological aspects of aging. A seminar format is used to explore the theories of aging, legal and ethical aspects of long-term care facilities, and alternatives to nursing-home care.

Health Care Management and Policies  (3 credits)
The student is provided with an understanding of health policy planning, analysis, and management. The course focuses on data resources and requirements, analysis and choices among health policy initiatives, comparative assessments of health policy, public and quasi-public sector decision making, resource allocation planning, and the major tactical, strategic problems faced by healthcare administrators in applying modern business concepts to healthcare systems.

Human Resource Management  (3 credits)
This course is designed to explore and analyze the wide varieties of activities involved in executing the personnel function of an organization, this course explores the nature of responsibilities relating to the management of people. also provided in this course is a survey of contemporary theories and practices in the areas of leadership, shared values, motivation, and team building.

Field Research Project and Thesis (3 credits)
This learning project allows students to creatively meet their own objectives while using information learned in the classroom. The clerkship is done under the guidance of an instructor-approved preceptor. The Project Report is the product of the learning and problem solving that takes place during the clerkship. The Portfolio is a collection of learning from the entire program as it relates to the Integrated Research Project. The instructor functions as a resource person to assist the student in finding an appropriate clerkship, setting objectives, and meeting goals.

*Eastern reserves the right to merge or cancel classes, which may result in a change of schedule or location.

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