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DHA - Degrees in Health Administration

DHA 700 Leadership: Foundations and Strategies for Healthcare 3(3-0)

This course will examine the role of leaders in improving organizations and the relationship between situational leadership strategy, organizational culture, communication and performance. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of HealthAdministration program. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 702 Probability and Statistics for the Health Professions 3(3-0)

This course examines statistical and quantitative techniques for problem- solving and decision-making to understand, collect, conduct and evaluate managerial, biomedical and scientific research. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 704 Population Health 3(3-0)

This course explores applied epidemiology in relation to population and health including standardizing information, marketing, community health technologies and monitoring health behaviors of target groups. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of HealthAdministration program. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 705 Seminar in Public Health 1(1-0)

This seminar focuses on current issues in health promotion and disease prevention, applied epidemiology, community health concerns and how to positively impact health in communities. CR/NC only. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program.

DHA 706 Quantitative Analysis in Health Organization 3(3-0)

This course introduces statistical/quantitative techniques including general linear models, survey research methodology and research application cases, decision-making and problem-solving for health administration. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of HealthAdministration program; DHA702. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 708 Organizational Theory and Behavior for the Health Professions 3(3-0)

Integrating theory and concepts from organizational theory and behavior literature, this course provides applications to improve dynamic healthcare organizations throughout the continuum of care. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 709

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Change 1(1-0)

This seminar will examine current issues, trends and the change necessary to improve the health system using a variety of presentations, group interactions and discussion. CR/NC only. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration Program.

DHA 710 Qualitative and Operational Analysis in Healthcare 3(3-0)

The assumptions, theories and practice of qualitative research are developed. Operations research models for managerial decision-making and problem-solv- ing are presented and applied. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program; DHA 702. Recommended: DHA 706. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 712 Research Methods and Practice for the Health Professions 3(3-0)

This course provides theoretical and applied concepts, techniques, procedures and technologies used in scientific inquiry and reporting for applied clinical, health administrative and managerial research. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program; DHA 702. Recommended: DHA 706. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 713 Seminar in Health Services Research 1(1-0)

This seminar will examine research activity and reporting in the areas of healthcare financing, organization, delivery, access and outcomes of health services. CR/NC only. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Admin- istration program; DHA 712.

DHA 714 Health Systems Thinking and Practice 3(3-0)

This class examines systems thinking and organizational effectiveness. Students will practice using a variety of systems tools as applied to different organizational problems. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 716 Communication in Health Organizations 3(3-0)

This class examines the delivery and exchange of messages within health organizations. Contexts will include conflict, negotiating, networks, channel selection, knowledge management and public relations. Prerequisites: admis- sion to the Doctor of Health Administration program. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

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DHA 717 Seminar in Healthcare Dynamics: Stakeholder Relations 1(1-0)

This seminar will examine the concept of leadership style and how healthcare executives can more effectively communicate with multiple stakeholders both inside and outside the organization. CR/NC only. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program.

DHA 718 Healthcare Law, Regulations and Ethics 3(3-0)

This course explores the legal and ethical issues found in the healthcare system, and investigates the healthcare administrator as decision-maker, leader and moral agent. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of HealthAdministration program. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 720 Health Economics 3(3-0)

Foundational economic and specific health economic theory, trends, market issues and applications are presented to include health insurance and pay- ment theory, practice and applications. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 721 Seminar in Healthcare Policy and Politics 1(1-0)

This seminar will examine the political, legislative and economic forces that influence healthcare policy and regulation development, implementation and consequences of policy and legislation. CR/NC only. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program.

DHA 722 Health Informatics 3(3-0)

This course focuses on the fundamental concepts and applications of manag- ing information as a healthcare corporate assets, emphasizing converting data into information for decision support. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 724 Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability for Health Entities 3(3-0)

This course emphasizes financial management and financial operations theory, principles and concepts as they relate to healthcare organizational decision- making and accountability. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program. Recommended: DHA 720. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 725 Seminar in Strategic Planning for Health Organizations 1(1-0)

This seminar will examine the concepts, processes and integration of man- agement information systems, financial, human resource and marketing plans into an organizational strategic planning system. CR/NC only. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program.

DHA 726 Applied Leadership 3(3-0)

Practical application of leadership principles focused on issues such as governance, decision-making, motivation, empowerment, team building, change management, conflict resolution, accountability, credibility and ethics. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration program. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 728 Health Systems Excellence 3(3-0)

This is a capstone course in the Doctor of Health Administration program and represents a synthesis of all previous classroom and field based learning experi- ences. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of HealthAdministration program; successful completion of the doctoral program Comprehensive Examination. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

DHA 898 Dissertation Design, Implementation, Defense and Reporting 1-12(Spec)

A description of the capstone research event, the design, implementation, defense and reporting of a doctoral dissertation is outlined. CR/NC only. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format. Prerequisites: admission to the Doctor of Health Administration Program; successful comple- tion of the Doctoral Program Comprehensive Examination.

ECO - Economics

ECO 110 Economics and Society 3(3-0)

An examination of the development of economic thought and institutions with emphasis on the application of this knowledge to the understanding of today’s world. Credit on the economics major will not be given if this course is taken after ECO 201 or ECO 202 or ECO 203. (University Program Group III-B)

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3(3-0)

Provides understanding of basic principles of economics, methods of National Income accounting, inflation, unemployment, role of government, money and banking, monetary policy, and international economics. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3(3-0)

Introduction to scarcity, choice, and opportunity cost; supply and demand; welfare economics; household and firm behavior; competition and monopoly; resource markets. Credit may not be earned in more than one of ECO 202 and ECO 203. This course is approved for offering in a distance learning format.

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