MBA With a Concentration in Healthcare Administration
Opportunities Abound Within This Growing, Fast-Evolving Field
The healthcare sector has experienced explosive growth in recent years, with many analysts—including those at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics—projecting that the growth will continue through the decade. Reasons for the expansion include the aging of the baby boomer generation, changes in healthcare policy and, perhaps most exciting, technological advances that have driven new specializations such as healthcare informatics: the leveraging of healthcare-related data to improve the quality of care in a cost-effective manner.
CalSouthern’s Master of Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare administration is designed to provide the knowledge and practical skills required in this fast-evolving field. It features a cutting-edge curriculum that includes topics such as managing epidemiology, healthcare ethics and legal compliance, informatics, quality control and cultural competency in healthcare administration, among others.
It’s a curriculum from the very forefront of the profession, and it is pragmatic, as well. The courses have been carefully designed to address the issues and solutions healthcare professionals engage in each day, and to give students the knowledge and practical skills they need for managerial and directorial positions within the medical field.
As a student in CalSouthern’s MBA program, you will be mentored by a faculty comprised of dedicated educators who are also experienced professionals in the subjects they teach. With coursework delivered 100-percent online via CalSouthern’s proprietary learning platform, you’ll be able to study at your own pace and on your own schedule, without compromising your work and family lives.
But make no mistake, even though you’ll be doing your coursework remotely, you’ll never be alone. From the day you enroll, you will have a support team of faculty mentors, academic advisors, deans, administration and other professional staff who stand ready to give you all the guidance and support you need to successfully complete your degree program and achieve your personal and professional goals.
Healthcare Administration Courses
HCA 86806 Managing Epidemiology
This course focuses on providing the student with a challenging and focused understanding of epidemiology. The student is introduced to both descriptive and analytic epidemiology. Relative to descriptive epidemiology the student will explore the characteristics and concepts that impact public health issues, states, and events. Concerning analytic epidemiology, students will discover and quantify health associated diseases, learn to test hypotheses, and identify the causes of health related diseases and illnesses.Learning Outcomes:
- Analyze distribution, determinants, infectious diseases, and chain of infection.
- Explain four types of epidemiologic information, efficacy, and effectiveness.
- Appraise socioeconomic status, the epidemiology triangle, and causes of death.
- Analyze the microscope, vital statistics, and studies by Lind, Doll, and Hill.
- Summarize classifications of diseases, major infectious diseases, and general courses of infectious diseases.
- Explain incubation periods and five associated infectious diseases.
- Assess age distributions, incidence rates, and person-time incidence rates.
- Connect confounder rates, chart information to causes, and observed differences.
- Evaluate screening roles and latency periods from chart data displays.
- Interpret infant mortality, maternal mortality, and cancer deaths.
- Evaluate the steps and the development of case-control studies.
- Investigate strengths and weaknesses of case-control studies, cohort studies, and confounding modification.
- Justify concepts of non-randomization, randomization, and blinding.
- Contrast single studies, study designs, and syphilis study ethical problems.
- Analyze Sir Hill’s smoking and lung cancer criteria and causal associations.
- Evaluate statistics of an outbreak, epidemics, and classifying epidemics.
- Differentiate attack rates, cluster investigation, and general factors of chronic diseases.
- Compare osteoporosis, toxic kinetics, and health effects of lead exposure.
- Critique random control trial, various clinical epidemiology terms, and evaluation prognosis.
- Explain ways to avoid test bias and prognosis indicatory.
- Question the likelihood ratios (LR+ and LR-) and case fatality rate for a given disease based on everyone dying.
- Introduce self and explain course expectations.
- Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Faculty Mentor.
- Access information efficiently and effectively.
- Evaluate information critically and competently.