Jun 27, 2022  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022 
    
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2021-2022

HHSC 312 Healthcare Administration


3 semester hours

This course introduces future allied health and public health practitioners to the organizational dynamics of public healthcare clinics, private healthcare practices, and larger healthcare systems. Students consider the mechanisms that enable access, delivery, and financing of health services and the management of human resources. This course also offers an overview of healthcare policies at the federal, state, and local level that regulate service delivery and provider accreditation. Students will explore ways that economic forces, political trends and changing social priorities impact access, cost, and quality. Students will also explore the legal responsibilities of providers and healthcare organizations to patient safety, quality of services being delivered, ethical decision-making/resolution of dilemmas. The content of this course is relevant for students interested in various healthcare settings, including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, outpatient facilities, doctor's offices, mental health organizations, insurance companies, and government agencies.