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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Health Sciences


Health Care Administration


The Health Care Administration (HCA) major is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers in health care management. Our program also includes a minor in business administration. Graduates are employed in hospitals, health insurance companies, federal agencies, long-term care facilities, and medical equipment companies. Students may choose to follow the traditional Health Care Administration Curriculum, or earn a submajor in Long Term Care Administration. Only students in the HCA major may earn the submajor in Long Term Care Administration (LTCA). A judicious use of electives enables a student to complete the LTCA submajor and graduate with a total of 128 credits. Please contact the Office of Student Services for additional information. The Health Care Administration and Informatics program is a full member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Full membership in AUPHA represents programmatic accreditation for undergraduate health administration programs.

Course of Study. The Health Care Administration and Informatics program offers a four-year curriculum leading to a B.S. degree in Health Care Administration. The curriculum includes all necessary requirements for a minor in business administration. Students begin by taking freshman and sophomore level foundation courses in the biological and health sciences, health information administration, as well as the liberal arts. This course work provides a solid basis for the advanced study of health care administration which follows. Successful completion of a 16-week internship at an approved health care agency is required in the senior year.

Admission to the Major. The Health Care Administration program will consider applications to the major at the end of each semester, as long as the student's cumulative UWM GPA is 2.50 or above, the student has completed the admission prerequisite courses, and the student has met the grade requirements for required courses. Students are encouraged to apply to the major as soon as they meet these requirements and have achieved Sophomore status.

Application forms for admission to the major in HCA can be accessed online or can be requested from the College of Health Sciences (CHS) Office of Student Services. Completed application forms and copies of transcripts of previous college work can be submitted to the CHS Office of Student Services. The following courses are prerequisites for admission:

Commun 103: Public Speaking

English 102: College Writing and Research or completion of the UWM English competency requirement.

Econ 103: Principles of Microeconomics
or
Econ 104: Principles of Macroeconomics

Math 105: Intermediate Algebra
or

a Math placement level C on the proficiency test

HS/HCA 102: Health Care Delivery in the U.S.

HCA 220: Leading Health Professionals

Students are required to earn a grade of C+ or higher in all HCA and HS courses, and a grade of C or higher in all other required courses. Students who twice earn a grade lower than these requirements in any required course will not be admitted, and if previously admitted, will be dismissed from the HCA major. Such students can submit an appeal to remain in the HC major.

Students whose cumulative UWM GPAs fall below 2.50 will be placed on probationary status and will not be able to graduate with the degree in Health Care Administration until their cumulative UWM GPAs are 2.50 or higher. Students remaining on probation for more than two consecutive semesters will be dismissed from the major. Students applying to the program with cumulative UWM GPAs lower than 2.50 will not be admitted.

Requirements for Internship. The internship is an integral component of the Health Care Administration major. Students under the supervision of a preceptor are given opportunities for management experience in local, national, and international health care organizations. Studens must be admitted to the major and complete the internship application form by October 1 for spring semester and May 1 for the fall semester. Prior to internship, students must complete a background check.

Graduation Requirements. The following requirements must be met to graduate.

1. Completion of the required 128 credits.
2. A cumulative UWM GPA of 2.5.
3. A grade of C+ or better in all Health Care Administration courses (HCA & HS) and a C or better in all other required courses.
4. Completion of all University General Education Requirements.

Curriculum for the Health Care Administration Major

Freshman Year - Semester I Cr.
Bio Sci 202 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Psych 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
HS 101 Introduction to Health and Disease 2
HS 105 Survey of the Health Professions 3
Elective   3
Total 15
Freshman Year - Semester II Cr.
Bio Sci 203 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Commun 103 Public Speaking 3
HS 222 Language of Medicine 3
HS 224 Introduction to Microcomputers for Allied Health Professions 3
Math 211 Survey in Calculus and Analytic Geometry 4
Total 17
Sophomore Year - Semester I Cr.
HS 102 Health Care Delivery in the United States 3
HCA 220 Leading Health Care Professionals 3
HS 301 Human Pathophysiology: Fundamentals 1
HS 302 Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems I 1
HS 303 Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems II 1
Kin 270 Statistics in the Health Professions: Theory and Practice 3
Econ 103 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Elective 2
Total 17
Sophomore Year - Semester II Cr.
HS 304 Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems III 1
HS 305 Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems IV 1
HCA 203 Human Life Cycle 3
HCA 307 Epidemiology for the Health Sciences 3
Econ 104 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
Elective 5
Total 16
Junior Year - Semester I Cr.

Bus Adm 201

Introduction to Financial Accounting

3

Bus Adm 330 Organizations 3

HS 250

Allied Health Information Methods

2

HCA 537

Introduction to Health Care Databases and Technologies

3

HCA 450

Health Care Quality Management

3

Elective

3

Total

17

Junior Year - Semester II  Cr.

HCA 333

Health Organizations Professional Practice Standards

2

HCA 340 Health Care Process Measurement 3
HCA 541 (441) Healthcare Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
HS 311 Law for Health Care Consumers and Professionals 3
Bus Adm 350 Principles of Finance 3
Total 14
Senior Year - Semester I  Cr.

HCA 542 (442)

Healthcare Database Design and Management

3

HCA 421

Operations Management in Health Care Organizations

3

HCA 422

Human Resources Management in Health Care Organizations

3

Bus Adm 391

Business Law I

3

HCA 521 (420)

Advanced Systems Thinking for Healthcare Leaders

3

Electives

2

Total

17

Senior Year - Semester II

Cr.

HCA 502

Health Care Delivery Systems: National and International Perspectives

3

HCA 580

Health Care Administration Internship

3

Bus Adm 360

Principles of Marketing

3

HCA 460 (350)

Healthcare Reimbursement Systems

3

Elective

3

Total

15

Curriculum for the Health Care Administration Major
(Long-Term Care Administration Submajor) (Fall, 2007)

Freshman Year - Semester I Cr.
Bio Sci 202 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Psych 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
HS 101 Introduction to Health and Disease 2
HS 105 Survey of the Health Professions 3
Elective   3
Total 15
Freshman Year - Semester II Cr.
Bio Sci 203 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
Commun 103 Public Speaking 3
HS 222 Language of Medicine 3
HS 224 Introduction to Microcomputers for Allied Health Professions 3
Math 211 Survey in Calculus and Analytic Geometry 4
Total 17
Sophomore Year - Semester I Cr.
HS 102 Health Care Delivery in the United States 3
HCA 220 Leading Health Care Professionals 3
HS 301 Human Pathophysiology: Fundamentals 1
HS 302 Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems I 1
HS 303 Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems II 1
Kin 270 Statistics in the Health Professions: Theory and Practice 3
Econ 103 Principles of Microeconomics 3
Total 17
Sophomore Year - Semester II Cr.
HS 304 Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems III 1
HS 305 Human Pathophysiology: Organ Systems IV 1
HCA 203 Human Life Cycle 3
HCA 307 Epidemiology for the Health Sciences 3
Econ 104 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
HCA 260 Gerontology for Health Care Administrators 3
Elective 3
Total 17
Junior Year - Semester I Cr.

Bus Adm 201

Introduction to Financial Accounting

3

Bus Adm 330 Organizations 3

HCA 250

Allied Health Information Methods

2

HCA 337

Introduction to Health Care Databases and Technologies

3

HCA 450 Health Care Quality Management 3

HCA 361

Structure and Function of Long-Term Care Facilities

3

Total

17

Junior Year - Semester II Cr.

HCA 333

Health Organizations Professional Practice Standards

2

HCA 340 Health Care Process Measurement 3
HCA 541 (441) Healthcare Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
HS 311 Law for Health Care Consumers and Professionals 3
Bus Adm 350 Principles of Finance 3
HCA 362 Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Long-Term Care Facilities 3
Total 17
Summer Semester Cr.

HCA 480

Competency-Based Internship in Long-Term Care Facilities

3

Total

3

Senior Year - Semester I Cr.

HCA 542 (442)

Healthcare Database Design and Management

3

HCA 421

Operations Management in Health Care Organizations

3

HCA 422

Human Resources Management in Health Care Organizations

3

Bus Adm 391

Business Law I

3

HCA 521 (420)

Advanced Systems Thinking for Healthcare Leaders

3

Total

15

Senior Year - Semester II

Cr.

HCA 502

Health Care Delivery Systems: National and International Perspectives

3

Bus Adm 360

Principles of Marketing

3

HCA 460 (350)

Healthcare Reimbursement Systems

3

Elective

3

Total

12

Minor in Health Care Administration

The minor in Health Care Administration consists of 17 credits and may be declared once a student has completed a minimum of 45 credits and achieved a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. To obtain the minor, a student must complete at UWM the 17 credits on which a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA is also required. Declaration forms for the Health Care Administration Minor are available in the College of Health Sciences, Office of Student Services, Merrill 115. For more information or to schedule an advising appointment, please call (414) 229-2758.

HS 102 Health Care Delivery in the United States (3 cr.)
HCA 220 Leading Health Care Professionals (3 cr.)
HS 311 Law for Health Care Consumers and Providers (3 cr.)
HCA 333 Health Organizations Professional Practice Standards (2 cr.)
HCA 537 Introduction to Health Care Databases and Technologies (3 cr.)
HCA 422 Human Resources Management in Health Care Organizations (3 cr.)

Certificates in Health Care Informatics

(Offered cooperatively by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences and School of Information Studies.)

UWM recently launched the M.S. Health Care Informatics and the Ph.D. Medical Informatics programs. This new certificate will provide undergraduate students with the educational foundation to pursue health informatics graduate studies. Students may work towards the certificate concurrently with any undergraduate major or as a post-baccalaureate certificate.

Health care organizations employ a vast and complex array of information systems. In order to utilize and maintain these systems, many more knowledgeable and skilled employees are needed.

The objectives of the program are to prepare students to understand, analyze and evaluate information technology used to perform administrative and clinical tasks in a health care organization.

The program will be of value to students in the health professions, information studies and related areas of study who are seeking professioal employment with hospitals, clinic, health insurance and pharmaceutical companies, as well as with vendors who have designed, developed and installed health care information systems.

The purpose of the certificate is to provide an introduction and basic foundation for health professional, information studies and other students in the emerging practice of health care informatics.

Coursework will focus on:

1. Introduction to information technology theory and application, with a special emphasis on Internet communication.
2. Analysis and design of information systems in a health care environment.
3. Design, creation and management of health care database systems.
4. Legal aspects of information products and services.

Curriculum. The following requirements must be successfully completed to obtain a Certificate in Health Care Informatics. Complete each course with a minimum grade of C and a cumulative GPA for the certificate program of 2.5.

HS 222 Language of Medicine 3
HS 224 Introduction to Microcomputers for Allied Health Professions 3
or    
L&I Sci 110 Introduction to Information Sciences 3
L&I Sci 230 Organization of Knowledge 3
L&I Sci 250 Internet Communication and Information Transfer 3
HCA 537 Introduction to Healthcare Databases and Technologies 3
HCA 541 Healthcare Information Systems Analysis and Design 3
or    
L&I Sci 340 Information Architecture II 3
HCS 542 Healthcare Database Design and Management 3
L&I Sci 465 Legal Aspects of Information Products and Services 3
Total   24

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