Dec 04, 2022  
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 
Loyola Marymount University Bulletin 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Lean Healthcare Systems Certificate

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The three-course graduate certificate in Lean Healthcare Systems is a convenient advanced program for healthcare professionals (providers, nurses and administrators in hospitals, emergency departments, operating rooms, clinics, clinical laboratories, radiology laboratories, pharmacies and supply chain) desiring to acquire powerful and practical knowledge of streamlining operations, eliminating waste and increasing value to patients, providers and the enterprise. The Certificate delivers modern and comprehensive practical education. No prior knowledge of Lean is required. The program is managed by the Systems Engineering faculty specializing in Healthcare Systems.

The students who complete the Certificate program can apply for re-admission into the Master's Healthcare Systems Engineering program and have all certificate course credited towards the Master's program.

Admission and graduate requirements are found at Systems Engineering and Engineering Management .


The Certificate can be completed in 10 months, as follows. The SELP 535  course is offered in the Summer Term II, meeting twice a week for 3.5 hours. The times and days are decided jointly by the instructor and the students. The student may take the course while sitting at his/her computer at work or home. The SELP 635 is offered in class in the Fall semester (one evening per week.) The project course SELP 696  is offered in the Spring semester. The student completes the Project mostly on his/her own time, or at work, with only a few meetings with the advisor.

Registering into the courses is the student's responsibility. A student is expected to make reasonable progress toward the degree to remain in good standing at the University.

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