Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
PUBH 6134 – Health Services Administration
Web-CT Address: Georgia Southern WebCT Portal
Catalog Description: This course examines the structure and functioning of the health care delivery system. Health care organizations including hospitals, long-term care, ambulatory care, managed care, private and public insurance, public health, integrated delivery systems, and other health care providers will be reviewed. The course also examines principles of strategic management applied to health care organizations amid a dynamic/changing environment.
Required Textbook: Delivering Health Care in America, 3d Edition by Shi and Singh; Publisher: Jones and Bartlett, ISBN Number 0763731994.
Secondary Text: Additional articles, supplemental materials, and URLs/website addresses will be supplied by the instructor and students in the course.
Program Goals: At the completion of this program the student will be able to:
• Contribute to the public health profession through the practice of sound professional public health attitudes, values, concepts and ethics.
• Appreciate and facilitate diversity of thought, culture, gender and ethnicity through inter-professional communication and collaboration.
• Integrate and apply the crosscutting knowledge and competencies within five core public health areas of knowledge (biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health services administration and social and behavioral sciences.
• Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills necessary for specialized roles within public health, in at least one of the five core areas of public health.
• Identify the main components and issues of the organization, financing and delivery of health services and public health systems in the United States.
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