Undergraduate Course Catalog 2004-2005

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DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR: HEALTHCARE LEADERSHIP

The bachelor of arts degree in Health Care Leadership is an interdisciplinary program that prepares health care providers for professional careers and leadership roles within dynamic health care organizations. To achieve this goal, the program draws from several academic disciplines, including communication, health care administration, business and the social sciences to provide learners with a holistic and humanistic approach to values-centered leadership. This values-centered approach integrates leadership theories with ethical behavior within the context of the health care organization’s values. In an era of increased financial constraints and regulatory demands, values-centered leadership provides organizations and their members with a sound foundation for professional practice. This foundation serves to balance the environmental demands and increase the effectiveness of health care teams in today’s service-oriented, multicultural health care system.

OUTCOME CHARACTERISTICS

The graduate of the Health Care Leadership Program will be able to:

• Organize ideas in a way that optimizes communication among health care providers and patients.

• Work effectively in multicultural health care teams to achieve coordination of care.

• Develop health care solutions consistent with moral and ethical principles.

• Use creative problem solving techniques.

• Evaluate the impact of access, cost and quality factors on health care delivery.

• Analyze the effectiveness of current health care policy in meeting desired outcomes.

• Compare the U.S. health care system with health care systems in other countries.

• Demonstrate individual and team leadership skills.

PROGRAM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have completed an allied health care degree (A.A.S. or certification) or two years of work experience in a health care organization, as well as successfully completed at least 32 semester credit hours of college-level learning. (Credits may be earned through transfer coursework, military experience, prior learning assessment and/or proficiency exams.)