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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Administration - Graduate Certificate

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Program Description

The Health Administration Graduate Certificate provides working professionals in the healthcare field, recent college graduates and career changers a foundation in health administration for professional development, and credential building. The four course, 12 credit-hour online certificate can also be used towards USciences’ Online MS Health Administration degree. The graduate certificate is designed to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the broad structures and functions of the U.S. health system and the essential topics of health information systems, healthcare law and ethics, and quality improvement.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Health Administration Graduate Certificate will be able to:

  1. Explain the main functions of U.S. healthcare delivery, including financing, insurance, delivery settings, and workforce needs.
  2. Use data and evidence to make decisions toward improving organizational performance.
  3. Describe the role of government and healthcare organizations in healthcare law and ethics, and discuss federal, state, and local laws and regulations impacting the delivery of health services.
  4. Analyze an organization’s structure, processes, and outcomes in continuous quality improvement and demonstrate an understanding of the link between cost and quality.

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