This course provides an overview of concepts and issues related to healthcare leadership through competency-based learning. Through the examination of management topics and healthcare situations, students explore the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in a diverse healthcare environment. Topics include: healthcare leadership; organizational design as it relates to the uniqueness of healthcare organizations; managing professionals; and, diversity in the workplace. Day-to-day operational management of healthcare organizations, including hospitals, private practice, ambulatory settings, and specialty services, with a focus on issues influencing the administration of today’s healthcare organizations will be also evaluated. Specifically, attention will be given to those issues that affect the delivery of care, and how decisions are made and can evolve into the development of new initiatives.
- Describe and identify organizational structure of the healthcare delivery systems and administrative processes
- Identify theoretical models of healthcare organizations and structures
- Describe and discuss functional areas of healthcare management
- Assess organizational performance through successful leadership and cultural strategic models