HCAD301 Healthcare Principles and Policies (3 semester hours)

Healthcare administrators comply with health policy on a day-to-day basis and influence the drive for change to improve policies across the healthcare system. Principles for planning, managing, and evaluating healthcare policies and programs are examined. Students will explore modern and historical issues and determine the theoretical basis for the healthcare system to include the epidemiology for major health policy issues. Students will examine alternate opportunities to enhance healthcare systems from the perspective of health providers, community leaders, and community residents. (Prerequisite: HCAD300)