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COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY-GLOBAL CAMPUS - 100% Online Accredited Degrees
 

Continuing Education inHEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION

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Here you will gain the skills you need to manage healthcare facilities and departments.

Professionals in the healthcare field have to learn to deal with a unique set of challenges specific to that industry. Through this program, you will gain the critical analysis and leadership skills you need, not only to advance your healthcare career, but also to help you successfully operate a healthcare organization.

Through this program, you will gain an in-depth understanding of healthcare across the globe, examine relationships between quality of healthcare and the organization, and understand policies and processes surrounding healthcare administration and the strategic planning of healthcare administration.

This program consists of four graduate online healthcare administration courses for a total of 12 credit hours.

  • HCM500: The U.S. Healthcare System

    This course provides an in-depth overview of the United States Healthcare System from both a micro and macro level with a special emphasis on the integration of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. An introduction to the definitions, concepts about the system as well as current and future trends in healthcare delivery are considered. Topic areas include: history, organization of the system, operational characteristics, funding mechanisms and current regulatory activities.

  • HCM520: Quality and Performance Improvement in Healthcare

    This course is an in-depth examination of the relationships between healthcare quality and organizational performance. Students are introduced to quality improvement and patient safety theories, models, methods and tools that have an application on addressing the challenge of improving the quality and safety of the healthcare system.

  • HCM550: Healthcare Policy Analysis and Development

    This course introduces and examines methods for assuring quality in policy, process, and outcome management are described, as well as the significance and statistical application of measuring outcomes. The development of healthcare policies and changing trends are identified and analyzed.

  • HCM565: Healthcare Finance OR HCM570: Healthcare Information Systems

    Students have the option of selecting HCM565 or HCM570 in this program. See the Academic Catalog for full course descriptions. Both options represent valuable knowledge and skills that are beneficial to students in the program.

You have two options for completing your online healthcare administration program:

#1 - Certificate of Completion or #2 Specialization

#1

A Non-Degree Certificate of Completion

Quickly enhance your resume by gaining knowledge and skills in a specific area that meets your career goals.

If you decide you’re interested in earning your full degree at a later date, the credits you earned in your Certificate of Completion program can count towards your degree!

Call us and learn more about getting started as a non-degree seeking student.

#2

A Specialization in Your Master's Degree

Add an area of focus to your degree that can help you stand out to future employers.

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