Healthcare Administration (MGHA) Courses

Healthcare Administration

MGHA 413 Healthcare Ethics
3 hours. Inquiry and exploration into the problems of modern healthcare using ethical theories and reflection to articulate a range of possible solutions. Students will connect various contemporary healthcare issues with ethical theory and decision making. While there are many such issues, we concentrate on topics concerning access to healthcare, patient autonomy and informed consent, and the right to die.
Prerequisite: MGHA 414 Healthcare Finance and MGHA 427 Introduction to Healthcare Services.

MGHA 414 Healthcare Finance
3 hours.
In this course students will develop a foundational understanding of the financial operations of healthcare organizations including coding, budgeting and financial reporting, and provider compensation. Topics will also include decision-making with emphasis on various payment models and third-party payers. This course will enhance the student's decision-making skills by utilizing case studies and practical applications to real world situations.
Prerequisite: MGHA 427 Introduction to Healthcare Services.

MGHA 427 Introduction to Healthcare Services
3 hours. Introduces the historical development and contemporary structure of healthcare services. Examines a wide range of delivery settings and providers, the role of government and regulatory bodies, sources of healthcare funding, and related current issues.

MGHA 430 Legal Aspects of Health Services
3 hours. In this course, the student will develop a strong foundation of healthcare laws enabling students to contend with legal issues facing administrators of healthcare organizations on a daily basis. Topics will include statutory laws, rules and regulations, patient rights, fraud and Anti-trust legislation and enforcement. Students will develop a solid understanding of the impact of relationships between the patient, payer, and provider on the American healthcare structure.
Prerequisite: MGHA 414 Healthcare Finance and MGHA 427 Introduction to Healthcare Services.

MGHA 432 Integrated Healthcare Delivery Systems
3 hours. Examines the evolution and structure of integrated healthcare delivery systems from the perspectives of quality, access, and costs. Explores issues related to urban versus rural settings, managed care, reimbursement, regulatory requirements, and institutional accreditation.
Prerequisite: MGHA 414 Healthcare Finance and MGHA 427 Introduction to Healthcare Services.

MGHA 433 Leadership for Healthcare Professionals
3 hours. Examines the theory and practice of leadership in healthcare settings and the critical knowledge and skills needed to be effective leaders in today’s complex healthcare environment.
Prerequisite: MGHA 414 Healthcare Finance and MGHA 427 Introduction to Healthcare Services.

MGHA 436 Current Topics in Healthcare Administration
3 hours. In this course, students will be active participants in the changing landscape of healthcare reform. This class will province an analysis and evaluation of current political, social, domestic and international events that impact healthcare organizations. Students will develop a strong understanding of legislative and regulatory processes, social influence and the impact of international healthcare industries on American healthcare systems.
Prerequisite: MGHA 414 Healthcare Finance and MGHA 427 Introduction to Healthcare Services.