Eastern Michigan University
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Extended Programs


Health Administration

Advisor: Pam Walsh, Ph.D.
347 Marshall

To develop highly qualified professionals with solid knowledge and skills related to the analysis, planning, design and management of health care institutions and organizations.

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  • Articulate the institutional characteristics of the organization, financing and delivery of health care services in the U.S.;

  • Critically analyze theories and methodologies of health services management as applied to public health issues and organizations, urban health care, poverty and indigence, and public health policy formation;

  • Articulate the theories and methodologies of health services management as applied to market-oriented, private health care organizations and health care delivery systems.

  • Critically assess and engage in active problem solving and decision making within the ever-changing health care environment.

To make relevant contributions to the advancement of health services administration knowledge to enhance students’ learning experience throughout the program.

Through participation in this program students will be able to:

  • Design and execute applied research projects that contribute to improved operation or organization performance;

  • Complete an integrative analysis project resulting in scholarly publications for dissemination in scientific journals and other relevant sources; and

  • Become actively involved in health administration faculty research projects that may lead to the completion of an integrative analysis project, journal articles and presentations at scholarly meetings.

To have our students actively serve the local, state and national community by contributing to health care related forums and discussions on health issues, especially those that relate to social policy and populations at risk.

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Actively participate in national, state and local professional health administration/health care organizations involved in discussions of health related issues;

  • Critically assess and provide health care decision-makers in specific health care organizations with scientific information about indigent populations and other populations at risk; and

  • Actively participate in community-oriented projects and activities that relate to health and policy issues.

Required Core Courses: 23 hours

  • HLAD 510 - Medical Care Organization 3 hrs
  • HLAD 511 - Health Law 3 hrs
  • HLAD 520 - Healthcare Management Theory 3 hrs
  • HLAD 524 - Healthcare Manager Strategies 3 hrs
  • HLAD 610 - Leadership in Health Care Administration 3 hrs
  • PLSC 660 - Public Health Care Policy 2 hrs

One course from the following:

  • MGMT 509 - Strategic Human Resource Management 3 hrs
  • PLSC 515 - Public Personnel Administration 3 hrs

One course from the following:

  • HLAD 521 - Healthcare Finance 3 hrs
  • PLSC 540 - Public Budget Administration 3 hrs

Research Courses: 5 hours

Select either Sequence I or Sequence II

Sequence I:

  • HLAD 600 - Health Care Research Methods 3 hrs
  • *  PLSC 677 - Analytical Methods for Public Administration 2 hrs

Sequence II:

  • *  PLSC 677 - Analytical Methods for Public Administration 2 hrs
  • PLSC 678 - Analytical Techniques for Public Administration 3 hrs

Content Specific Electives: 3-6 hours

One to two courses from the following:

  • HLAD 512 - Reimbursement for Health Care Services 3 hrs
  • HLAD 525 - Quality Improvement in Health Care 3 hrs
  • HLAD 526 - Effective Long-Term Care Administration 3 hrs
  • PLSC 635 - Public Policy Analysis and Evaluation 2 hrs

Culminating Project Courses: 2-5 hours

  • HLAD 690 - Integrative Analysis Project I 2 hrs
  • HLAD 691 - Integrative Analysis Project II 3 hrs
  • HLAD 692 - Integrative Analysis Project III 1 hr

Internship (Required for Pre-service students): 0-2 hours

Program Total: 33-41 hours