2021-2022 Academic Catalog

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Health Administration (HLTH)

HLTH 5939 -  Internship  (1-3 Credits)  

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

HLTH 6010 -  Health Care Systems  (3 Credits)  

Introduces the structure and function of the medical care delivery system. Includes basic concepts and measures of health, disease, quality, values, needs and utilization; issues in health care manpower, institutions and system organization; general issues in policy, reimbursement and regulation; broad community, and organizational considerations in medical care organizations. The student is introduced to the principles of epidemiology and environmental health and demonstrates the application of epidemiology concepts to planning for the healthcare service needs of a population. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to HLAD and MBAH majors within the Business School.

Typically Offered: Fall.

HLTH 6070 -  International Health Policy and Management  (3 Credits)  

A framework for understanding national health reform policy and management issues in the U.S. and other nations, including industrialized, developing, and transforming nations. This course combines classroom and on-line teaching. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to HLAD and MBAH majors within the Business School.

Typically Offered: Fall.

HLTH 6071 -  Introduction To Health Information Technology  (3 Credits)  

Examines what needs transforming in healthcare to improve value, safety, and appropriateness of care, and what the role of IT is in that transformation. IT also examines the challenges of cultural change and IT strategy in succeeding with clinical information projects. Differences between installation, implementation, transition and actual transformation are suggested, and methods for managing subcultures in healthcare (IT, clinical, administrative) are reviewed. Cross-listed with ISMG 6071. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to HLAD, MBAH and INFS majors within the Business School.

Typically Offered: Spring.

HLTH 6072 -  Management of Healthcare Information Technology  (3 Credits)  

Provides an introduction to the management of information technology in healthcare. A description of information processing, the origin, content, evolution of healthcare information systems, and the methodologies deployed to acquire and manage information requirements are discussed. Cross-listed with ISMG 6072. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to HLAD, MBAH and INFS majors within the Business School.

Typically Offered: Fall.

HLTH 6075 -  International Health Travel Study  (3 Credits)  

Experiential course, which is designed to open students up to innovative health delivery practices in an international location. Students learn how health issues such as reproductive health, infectious diseases, mental health, health and economy, and chronic diseases are handled in community and public health settings. Class trips are usually 14-18 days to an Asian country during the month of January. Prereq: HLTH 6010 or permission of instructor. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to HLAD and MBAH majors within the Business School.

HLTH 6730 -  Healthcare Operations Management  (3 Credits)  

Students in this course will obtain a comprehensive and practical examination of operations management with an emphasis on application to health care organizations. Students will use mathematical and basic spreadsheet skills to critically assess patient flows, volume projection, and supply chain management to improve the efficiency of service delivery in health care organizations. Detailed content on reducing cycle times (e.g., patient wait times), measuring productivity, streamlining process flows, tracking outcomes, staffing, and performance metrics will be presented in the course. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

HLTH 6740 -  Profiles in Health Care  (3 Credits)  

This colloquium provides a rare opportunity for students to interact with top CEOs from health care organizations around the country. Students learn about HMOs, hospitals, medical group practices, consulting, managing careers, how to get jobs, and how to be successful in a job. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to HLAD and MBAH majors within the Business School.

Typically Offered: Spring.

HLTH 6770 -  Healthcare Quality and Outcomes  (3 Credits)  

Studies the identification, measurement and improvement of healthcare quality. Covers, historic and contemporary views of quality, improvement theories and methods, organizational quality systems, leadership, patient safety, cost and quality, quality measurement and reporting, clinical outcomes, care redesign and medical terminology. Restriction: Restricted to HLAD and MBAH majors within the Business School. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restriction: Restricted to HLAD and MBAH majors within the Business School.

HLTH 6800 -  Special Topics  (3 Credits)  

Offered irregularly. Current interests in the health management field. Topics recently offered include: international health, ethics, general systems theory, and key issues for health systems. Consult the current 'Schedule Planner' for semester offerings. Prerequisites vary according to topics and instructor requirements. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to HLAD and MBAH majors within the Business School.

HLTH 6840 -  Independent Study: HLTH  (1-8 Credits)  

Instructor approval required. Allowed only under special and unusual circumstances. Regularly scheduled courses cannot be taken as independent study. Repeatable. Max Hours: 8 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Repeatable. Max Credits: 8.

Restrictions: Restricted to HLAD and MBAH majors within the Business School.

HLTH 6911 -  Health Field Studies  (3 Credits)  

The objective of this course is to expose students to health care organizations with which they are not familiar. Each student is assigned to a health care organization and given a specific problem or project to complete. Prereq: HLTH 6010 or permission of instructor. After registration, please contact Errol.Biggs@ucdenver.edu for further instructions. Max hours: 3 Credits.

Grading Basis: Letter Grade

Restrictions: Restricted to HLAD and MBAH majors within the Business School.