Health Administration Course Descriptions

CHA 430 HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An in-depth study of the organization of the U.S. health care delivery system. Special attention is given to practices and problems affecting providers and consumers of health care. Recent changes in the financing mechanisms and their impact on distribution of services are discussed. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

HA 481 HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An overview course dealing with health care management. Included in the course are such topics as effective management, supervision, organizational structures, decision-making, personnel and staffing, performance appraisal, finance, budgets, fiscal operations, facilities maintenance and services distribution and control. State codes and accreditation standards are reviewed. Not to be taken by students who have taken BUS 100. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

HA 490 RESEARCH SEMINAR IN HEALTH ADMINISTRATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

A capstone research course for students pursuing the health administration major, it is designed to permit students to do an investigation into an area of their interest. Students are expected to employ research methodologies in the preparation of a paper appropriate to the major. Prerequisites: HA 481, ENG 103, MAT 151. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

GS 401 PROBLEM SOLVING FOR PROFESSIONALS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course focuses on the methodology of problem solving. Emphasis is placed on the application of various problem-solving models to life experience problems as well as to professional problems. Students will be asked to contribute problems from their own experience for analysis. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

GS 402 CRITICAL THINKING FOR PROFESSIONALS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

The goal of this course is to teach students the analytical skills necessary for the assessment and evaluation of arguments, reports, newspaper articles and editorials as well as the application of these skills to the decision- making process attending their professional activities. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

HA/GA 404 ADMINISTRATION AND THE LIBERAL ARTS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course, designed for management and health administration majors, focuses on the relationship between the liberal arts and the issues related to administration. With perspectives provided by the social sciences and the arts and humanities, this course explores the rise of the management dynamic; the growth of technology and industrial power; administrative styles; the effect of corporate and organizational life on the individual and society; the conflict between power and responsibility. Suggested antecedent course: BUS 100 or HA 481. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

ENG 103 WRITING FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

Analysis and application of the principles of effective writing. Skill development in the performance of various writing tasks. Research techniques also implemented. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall and spring.

MAT 151 FUNDAMENTALS OF STATISTICS

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

An introduction to statistics, including probability, sampling distributions, correlations, predictions and hypothesis testing. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits.

COM/BUS 140 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS I

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course is designed as an introductory course to provide the background necessary for the effective use of microcomputers. The emphasis is on the major applications of microcomputers: word processing, relational databases, spreadsheets and the use of the Internet. The course includes hands-on experience with common applications software as well as an introduction to computer hardware. No previous computer related experience necessary. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall, spring and summer.

COM/BUS 141 MICROCOMPUTER APPLICATIONS II

Campus: St. Joseph's College,Brooklyn Campus St. Joseph's College, Long Island Campus

This course is intended for students from all disciplines. It will develop intermediate and advanced word-processing, spreadsheet and database techniques, including macros, report generation, database queries, importing and exporting files, address-books, labels, graphic and table manipulation. It will also include expanded Internet and World Wide Web topics. Prerequisite: COM 140 or equivalent or department approval. 3 hours a week, 1 semester, 3 credits. Fall, spring and summer.

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