Healthcare Management (HLTH MGT)
HLTH MGT 150. Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). 3 Credits.
Certified nursing assistants play an important role as members of the comprehensive healthcare team in a variety of medical settings. CNAs are employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospices, community care facilities and as home health aides in patient’s homes. In addition to receiving technical skills, students will learn additional concepts necessary to provide excellent person-centered care. The CNA program includes a combination of lectures, laboratory practices and supervised clinical work at a medical care facility. This program is recognized and approved by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Upon successful completion of the program, the student is eligible to take the Wisconsin Nursing Assistant Competency Examination.
P: Pass a Caregiver Background Check, documentation of influenza vaccine and negative Tuberculosis test.
HLTH MGT 301. Health Care Systems. 3 Credits.
This course focuses on the organization, delivery, and financing of healthcare in the U.S. It examines both private and public health sectors and effects of government health care policy on the quality of healthcare delivery.
HLTH MGT 302. Healthcare Management. 3 Credits.
This course provides an introduction to healthcare management including important issues such as management thinking, cost management, strategic planning, and quality improvement. Case studies will be used to enhance student learning.
HLTH MGT 401. Healthcare Economics & Policy. 3 Credits.
Overview of the economics that drive healthcare in the United States. Topics include a review of major healthcare systems, basic economic principles, payers of healthcare, relationship of healthcare policy to economics, and healthcare reform.
HLTH MGT 402. Population Healthcare Management. 3 Credits.
This course examines new requirements for population-oriented health delivery initiatives, and the challenges and opportunities to improve health within and across populations. Topics include determinants of health, sources of population health data, measuring health outcomes, and disease management.
HLTH MGT 495. Teaching Assistantship. 1-6 Credits.
The student and supervising teacher must prepare a statement that identifies the course with which the assistantship will happen, objectives for the assistantship, and expectations in order to fulfill the course objectives. Students are not eligible to receive credit in both the course they assist the instructor with and the teaching assistantship in the same semester. Typically student has previously taken the course prior to enrollment in the assistantship. Course is repeatable for credit.
Fall and Spring.