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Health Services Management B.A.Sc.

CCE Applied Professional Studies
College of Continuing Education
  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2017
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 80 to 81
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Science
Health care continues to be one of the largest areas of growth in hiring in the US. This major offers experience and education in support of many opportunities in health care management. It provides career training for undergraduates leading to entry-level positions in medical office management, long-term care administration, patient accounting systems, and many other related fields. Students will gain a conceptual understanding of business and the health care industry along with analytical and problem-solving skills to apply that knowledge in a variety of settings. The major's core content includes the following health care areas: leadership and management, quality management, health care economics and finance, legal aspects, health informatics, human resources, medical ethics, and program evaluation. The major has two track options. The Leadership and Management track may be customized with technical electives in areas such as health and wellness, long-term care administration, private practice management, health informatics, or interpreting. The Service Provider, Addiction Studies track prepares students to become a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in Minnesota through requisite coursework as well as practicum experiences in the College of Continuing Education (CCE) Addiction Studies program. An applied internship experience is required for both tracks. The major will also interest individuals already employed in the industry who need additional skills for professional advancement. Finally, it can serve as excellent preparation for many graduate programs. The major builds upon the breadth, quality, and variety of courses in CCE's Applied Business (ABus) and Health Services Management (HSM) offerings as well as departmental courses through the School of Public Health, College of Pharmacy, Institute of Health Informatics, and the Center for Spirituality and Healing, among others.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete 45 credits before admission to the program.
Transfer students are usually admitted to pre-major status before admission to this major.
A GPA above 2.0 is preferred for the following:
  • 2.50 already admitted to the degree-granting college
  • 2.50 transferring from another University of Minnesota college
  • 2.50 transferring from outside the University
Students with at least 30 credits, and some or all of the foundation courses (listed under Admission Requirements) not yet completed or in progress, will be considered for admission to premajor status. Students who have at least 45 credits and all of the foundation courses completed or in progress will be considered for admission to major status. Moving from premajor to major status requires completion of at least 45 credits as well as all of the foundation courses with a grade of C- or better.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Required prerequisites
Admission Requirements
These courses must be completed or in progress for major status admission.
Microeconomics
ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics [SOCS, GP] (4.0 cr)
Statistics
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or PSY 3801 - Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or SOC 3811 - Social Statistics [MATH] (4.0 cr)
or SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis (4.0 cr)
Oral Communication
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking [CIV] (3.0 cr)
Accounting
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting (4.0 cr)
or APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting (3.0 cr)
Personal and Community Health
PUBH 3004 - Basic Concepts in Personal and Community Health (4.0 cr)
or Personal and Community Health Two-Course Set
PUBH 3001 - Personal and Community Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 3003 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2.0 cr)
Health Sciences Terminology
PHAR 1002 - Medical Terminology (2.0 cr)
General Requirements
All students in baccalaureate degree programs are required to complete general University and college requirements including writing and liberal education courses. For more information about University-wide requirements, see the liberal education requirements. Required courses for the major, minor or certificate in which a student receives a D grade (with or without plus or minus) do not count toward the major, minor or certificate (including transfer courses).
Program Requirements
Core Courses
ABUS 3301 - Introduction to Quality Management (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers [WI] (3.0 cr)
ABUS 4041 - Dynamics of Leadership (3.0 cr)
HINF 5430 - Health Informatics I (3.0 cr)
HSM 3521 - Health Care Delivery Systems (3.0 cr)
HSM 4531 - Human Resources in Health Care Settings (3.0 cr)
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
HSM 4561 - Health Care Administration and Management (3.0 cr)
HSM 4591 - Health Care Law, Safety, and Ethics (3.0 cr)
HSM 4596 - Health Services Management Internship (3.0 cr)
HSM 4861 - Leadership and Business Planning in Health Care: Capstone (3.0 cr)
PUBH 3801 - Health Economics and Policy (3.0 cr)
Major Electives
Consult your adviser for other 3xxx or 4xxx electives in business and/or health care that are not on this list but may also be approved. PUBH 7xxx electives (open to undergrads) fulfill MN requirements for licensure as a long-term care administrator. The 4 TRIN courses can count toward an 18-cr Certificate in Interpreting. One of the following psychology courses is strongly recommended for all students: MGMT 4002-Managerial Psychology (4 cr) OR PSY 1001-Introduction to Psychology (4 cr).
Take 24 or more credit(s) from the following:
· ABUS 3510 - Communicating Virtually Across Global Teams in Applied Business Settings (4.0 cr)
· ABUS 4012 - Strategic Decision Making and Problem Solving (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4043 - Project Management in Practice (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4101 - Accounting and Finance for Managers (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4151 - Innovation for Leaders and Organizations (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4509 - New Product Development (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4515 - Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4571W - Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4701 - Introduction to Marketing (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4703 - Marketing for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4705 - Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4707 - Financial Management for the Professional Practice (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4709 - Managing the Professional Practice I: Business Design (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4711 - Managing the Professional Practice II: Operations (3.0 cr)
· ADDS 5011 - Foundations in Addiction Studies (2.0 cr)
· ADDS 5071 - Foundations of Co-occurring Disorders (2.0 cr)
· AHS 3101 - The New Health Professions Team (2.0 cr)
· ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4075 - Cultural Histories of Healing [SOCS, GP] (3.0 cr)
· APEC 4821W - Business Economics and Strategy [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CMGT 4211 - Facility Cost Accounting and Finance (2.0 cr)
· CSPH 3001 - Introduction to Integrative Healing (3.0 cr)
· ECON 3101 - Intermediate Microeconomics (4.0 cr)
· ECON 5890 - Economics of the Health-Care System (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 5601 - Management of Eating Disorders (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care [WI] (4.0 cr)
· GERO 5110 - Biology of Aging (3.0 cr)
· GERO 5115 - Introduction to Geriatrics (2.0 cr)
· GERO 5125 - Gerontology Service Learning (3.0 cr)
· HINF 5431 - Health Informatics II (3.0 cr)
· HINF 5501 - US Health Care System: Information Challenges in Clinical Care (1.0 cr)
· HINF 5502 - Programming Essentials Python 3 (1.0 cr)
· HINF 5510 - Applied Health Care Databases: Database Principles and Data Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· HMED 3001W - Health, Disease, and Healing I [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HMED 3002W - Health Care in History II [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HMED 3075 - Technology and Medicine in Modern America [HIS, TS] (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 4002 - Managerial Psychology (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community [WI] (2.0 cr)
· OLPD 3330 - Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience to Your Future (1.0 cr)
· PA 3003 - Nonprofit and Public Financial Management (3.0 cr)
· PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance (3.0 cr)
· PA 5451 - Immigration, Health and Public Policy (3.0-4.0 cr)
· PHAR 4200W - Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· PHIL 3305 - Medical Ethics (4.0 cr)
· PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology [SOCS] (4.0 cr)
· PSY 3206 - Introduction to Health Psychology (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3106 - Making Sense of Health Studies (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3107 - Global Public Health and the Environment (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3350 - Epidemiology: People, Places, and Disease (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 3415 - Introduction to Clinical Trials - Online (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 3601 - Maternal and Child Health Global Public Health Issues (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6535 - Managerial Accounting for Health Services (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 7580 - Organizational Management in Long Term Care (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7581 - Supports and Services for Long Term Care (1.5 cr)
· PUBH 7582 - Practicum in Long-Term Care Administration (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 7584 - Health Care and Medical Needs (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7587 - Regulatory Management in Long-Term Care (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7588 - Information Uses in Long-Term Care (2.0 cr)
· SOC 3511 - World Population Problems [GP] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 4246 - Sociology of Health and Illness (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 1201 - Health Care Terms and Concepts for Interpreters (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 3101 - Introduction to Interpreting (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 3102 - Consecutive Interpreting (3.0 cr)
· TRIN 4201 - Interpreting in Health Care Settings (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3405W - Humanistic Healthcare and Communication [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4573W - Writing Proposals and Grant Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
· INET 3065 - Computer Security for the Business Professional (3.0 cr)
or ABUS 3065 - Computer Security for the Business Professional (3.0 cr)
· Career Prep
· ABUS 3051 - Career Skills in the Professional Environment for Juniors and Seniors (2.0 cr)
or CFAN 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation (1.0 cr)
or ICP 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation (1.0 cr)
· CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3379 - Environment and Development in the Third World [SOCS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3303 - Environment and Development in the Third World [SOCS, ENV] (3.0 cr)
· OLPD 3306 - Leadership Minor: Field Experience (3.0 cr)
or PA 3971 - Leadership Minor: Field Experience (3.0 cr)
· PA 3961 - Leadership, You, and Your Community (3.0 cr)
or OLPD 3302 - Leadership, You, and Your Community (3.0 cr)
Writing Requirements
Students are required to take one upper-division Writing Intensive course within the major. Required ABUS 4013W counts for that UD WI. If the other UD WI requirement is not satisfied within the core requirements, students must choose one course from the following list. Some of these courses may also fulfill other major requirements. Either ABus 4023W-Communicating for Results (3 cr), OR WRIT 3405W-Humanistic Healthcare & Communication (3 cr) is strongly recommended for the other UD WI.
Take 0 - 1 course(s) from the following:
· ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ABUS 4571W - Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations [WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology [GP, WI] (3.0 cr)
· APEC 4821W - Business Economics and Strategy [WI] (3.0 cr)
· GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care [WI] (4.0 cr)
· HMED 3001W - Health, Disease, and Healing I [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· HMED 3002W - Health Care in History II [HIS, WI] (4.0 cr)
· MGMT 3033W - Business Communication [WI] (3.0 cr)
· MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning [WI] (4.0 cr)
· MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community [WI] (2.0 cr)
· PHAR 4200W - Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System [CIV, WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing [WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 3405W - Humanistic Healthcare and Communication [AH, WI] (3.0 cr)
· WRIT 4573W - Writing Proposals and Grant Management [WI] (3.0 cr)
· CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
 
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ECON 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Microeconomic behavior of consumers, firms, and markets in domestic and world economy. Demand and supply. Competition and monopoly. Distribution of income. Economic interdependencies in the global economy. Effects of global linkages on individual decisions. prereq: knowledge of plane geometry and advanced algebra
APEC 1101 - Principles of Microeconomics (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00019 - Econ 1101/1104/1111/ApEc 1101
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Economic behavior of consumers/firms in domestic/international markets. Demand, supply, competition. Efficiency, Invisible Hand. Monopoly, imperfect competition. Externalities, property rights. Economics of public policy in environment/health/safety. Public goods, tax policy.
STAT 3011 - Introduction to Statistical Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Standard statistical reasoning. Simple statistical methods. Social/physical sciences. Mathematical reasoning behind facts in daily news. Basic computing environment.
PSY 3801 - Introduction to Psychological Measurement and Data Analysis (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01316 - Psy 3801/Psy 3801H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive/basic inferential statistics used in psychology. Measures of central tendency, variability, t tests, one-way ANOVA, correlation, regression, confidence intervals, effect sizes. Psychological measurement. Graphical data presentation. Statistical software. prereq: High school algebra, [PSY 1001 or equiv]; intended for students who plan to major in psychology
SOC 3811 - Social Statistics (MATH)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02148 - Soc 3811/Soc 5811
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
This course will introduce majors and non-majors to basic statistical measures and procedures that are used to describe and analyze quantitative data in sociological research. The topics include (1) frequency and percentage distributions, (2) central tendency and dispersion, (3) probability theory and statistical inference, (4) models of bivariate analysis, and (5) basics of multivariate analysis. Lectures on these topics will be given in class, and lab exercises are designed to help students learn statistical skills and software needed to analyze quantitative data provided in the class. prereq: Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for Soc 5811 (Soc 5811 offered Fall terms only). Undergraduates with strong math background are encouraged to register for 5811 in lieu of 3811. Soc Majors/Minors must register A-F.
SCO 2550 - Business Statistics: Data Sources, Presentation, and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Data analysis, basic inferential procedures, statistical sampling/design, regression/time series analysis. How statistical thinking contributes to improved decision making. prereq: [Math 1031 or equiv], at least 30 cr
COMM 1101 - Introduction to Public Speaking (CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00670
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Public communication processes, elements, and ethics. Criticism of and response to public discourse. Practice in individual speaking designed to encourage civic participation.
ACCT 2050 - Introduction to Financial Reporting
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to financial accounting for U.S. organizations. Reading financial statements. prereq: Soph
APEC 1251 - Principles of Accounting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00458 - Acct 2050/ApEc 1251
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Financial accounting. Theory, concepts, principles, procedures. Preparation/understanding of the four financial statements.
PUBH 3004 - Basic Concepts in Personal and Community Health
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01062 - PubH 3003/PubH 3004
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scientific, sociocultural, and attitudinal aspects of communicable and degenerative diseases, environmental and occupational health hazards, and alcohol and drug problems. Role of education in health conservation, disease control, and drug abuse.
PUBH 3001 - Personal and Community Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02195
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental principles of health conservation and disease prevention.
PUBH 3003 - Fundamentals of Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01062
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scientific, sociocultural, and attitudinal aspects of alcohol and other drug abuse problems. Emphasizes incidence, high-risk populations, prevention, and intervention.
PHAR 1002 - Medical Terminology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Interested in learning the difference between an antigen and an antibiotic? During this course, you will not only increase your medical vocabulary by more than 2,500 words in a self-paced manner, you will also learn to identify and articulately describe a wide variety of medical conditions and processes. Communication related to disease states, procedures, and diagnostics in healthcare can sometimes seem like another language. This course will help you recognize medical abbreviations, relate terms to procedures and diagnostics, and comprehend the meaning of medical terminology by using word elements. If you are interested in the healthcare fields or would like to understand more about your own medical care, we encourage you to learn more in this course. This is a completely online, self-paced course but runs on an accelerated 10-week schedule each Fall, Spring, and Summer term. For more information, contact phar1002@umn.edu or 612-624-7976.
ABUS 3301 - Introduction to Quality Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles/concepts of managing quality in business applications. Improving business processes with six sigma method. Implementing/leading process improvement. Baldrige Award, ISO 9000. prereq: Introductory statistics
ABUS 4013W - Legal, Ethical, and Risk Issues for Managers (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02147 - ABus 4013/CMgt 4013
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Key legal, ethical, and risk frameworks in business activity and civic life. Students will identify areas of exposure within their specific industry and learn about best practices to minimize legal liability and manage risk. The writing-related instruction is designed to develop effective management-level communication skills regarding legal, ethical, and other risks and to develop a thoughtful analytical approach to addressing real-world risks. prereq: CMgt 4011 recommended for CMgt students, 45 semester credits
ABUS 4041 - Dynamics of Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Successful leadership via flexible approach. Knowledge, skills, and abilities that leaders develop from eight leadership strategies: academic, bureaucratic, eclectic, economic, fellowship, military, political, social. Ways to lead diverse populations in a global environment. prereq: 45 cr completed
HINF 5430 - Health Informatics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introductory survey of health informatics, focusing on foundational concepts. Conceptualizations of data, information, knowledge. Current terminologies, coding, classification systems for medical information. Ethics, privacy, security. Systems analysis, process/data modeling. Human-computer interaction/data visualization. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or professional student or instr consent
HSM 3521 - Health Care Delivery Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Health care (HC) delivery systems, health economics, third-party/public reimbursement, current trends in HC organizations/management/administration. Regulations, standards, quality assurance, accreditation, current ethical issues. Implications for HC providers/professionals, patients/families, communities, international health. prereq: 30 cr
HSM 4531 - Human Resources in Health Care Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 45 cr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic understanding of human resources issues within health care organizations--management of human capital to meet organizational objectives, and building and motivating an engaged workforce. Legal principles; labor supply and demand; sourcing, recruitment, selection and orientation; compensation; benefits; diversity; performance management. prereq: 45 cr
HSM 4541 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
General principles of financial management for health care industry. Operational knowledge of financial management theory, esp., how hospitals and their departments develop/balance operating/capital budget for business growth/development. Governmental policies, procedures, and ethical issues controlling the health care industry. prereq: Basic accounting knowledge, a course such as ACCT 2050, and knowledge of Microsoft Excel are strongly recommended. HSM pre-majors should wait for major status to take this course.
HSM 4561 - Health Care Administration and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Background knowledge and skills in business and administrative aspects of health care. Applications of behavioral and organizational theory to health care settings. Organization models, reimbursement methodologies, information systems, staff scheduling, employee evaluation, accreditation agencies, productivity management, budget planning, group leadership.
HSM 4591 - Health Care Law, Safety, and Ethics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 45 credits
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the major legal and ethical aspects and principles as applied in health services management. Topics include organization and governance of healthcare organizations; regulation; healthcare fraud and abuse; professional licensing and credentialing; compliance, quality and risk management; privacy and security of individually identifiable health information; healthcare decision-making; professional liability and malpractice. Other topics include legal and ethical issues surrounding healthcare technologies, medical research, and medical breakthroughs. prereq: 45 credits
HSM 4596 - Health Services Management Internship
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students will apply coursework and contribute knowledge of best practices through hands-on experience in a professional health services setting. prereq: HSM major, minor, or cert student; dept. consent; HSM 3521, HSM 4531, HSM 4541, HSM 4561, HSM 4591 (and ABus 3301 and HINF 5430 for HSM technology internships)
HSM 4861 - Leadership and Business Planning in Health Care: Capstone
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
The course is a core requirement in the HSM major and minor and allows students to synthesize and integrate lessons from previous courses. It covers theory and practice of leadership skills needed for high-performing health care organizations in changing and turbulent times. It emphasizes a four phase approach: environmental assessment, planning, strategy and innovation, and implementation/measurement. Students will be prepared to embrace innovation and lead business plans through to successful implementation. Students will learn to integrate a wide range of management tools through collaborative development of a strategic business plan. prereq: HSM 3521, 4531, 4541, 4561, 4591. HSM major or minor; or ICP with Health Focus; or strong interest in health care leadership. Final year status required.
PUBH 3801 - Health Economics and Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: ApEc 3801/PubH 3801
Typically offered: Every Spring
Economics of health care markets. Problems faced by consumers/health care services. Builds on principles of supply/demand for health, health care/insurance, and role of government. Theoretical/empirical models/applications. prereq: Course on microeconomics, course on basic statistics
ABUS 3510 - Communicating Virtually Across Global Teams in Applied Business Settings
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Collaborative exploration of virtual communication within teams/across cultures. Impact of technologies on global business/societies. Virtual team functioning/dynamics. Influence of cultural perspective on communication within group. Role of communication technology in cultural development. Ethical/legal implications.
ABUS 4012 - Strategic Decision Making and Problem Solving
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Frameworks/processes for decision-making. Analyzing causes, effects of problems, and solutions in organizations. Creativity, team building. Case studies, final real-world project, online presentation. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Demands on today's managers, with a focus on small to medium-sized organizations. Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies. Applying management theory at all levels. Managing in a global workplace. Organizational planning and decision making. Organizing resources. Leading/motivating people. Controlling/evaluating organizational activities. This writing intensive designated course will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to organization management. The ability to write effectively in terms of specified audiences ensures, in the professional world, successful communication between team members as well as the success of the projects, companies, and employees they represent. prereq: 45 semester credits recommended
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of communication essential for being persuasive/influential. Organizing/presenting ideas effectively, strategies for audience analysis, choosing communication methods, making appropriate use of informal influence methods, handling dissent. Processes for intercultural communication. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4043 - Project Management in Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to project management. Tools/techniques to support project leader in scheduling, coordinating, allocating resources. Develop/conduct field project. Requires use of MS Project (bundled w/textbook), Word, PowerPoint. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4101 - Accounting and Finance for Managers
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01315
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cost accounting concepts. Cost behavior. Management decision making using cost data. Time value of money. Cost of capital. Capital budgeting techniques. Financial statement analysis. Assignments draw on business/industry examples. prereq: Financial accounting, 45 cr
ABUS 4151 - Innovation for Leaders and Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Innovation as cornerstone of knowledge economy. History of innovation process, importance to individuals/organizations. Strategies to foster innovation. Responsibilities in innovation skill-building/leadership. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4509 - New Product Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
How new consumer, industrial, and service products are planned/developed. Idea generation, concept/buyer testing, pricing, sales/profit strategies, product positioning, promotion, packaging/distribution. Marketing case histories. Student projects. prereq: [[4103 or 4701 or Mktg 3001], at least 45 cr] or instr consent
ABUS 4515 - Strategy and Management for a Sustainable Future
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Sustainability in business. Relationship of sustainable environments to organizations. Economic/strategic enterprise value. Relationship of sustainable business practices to marketplace trends/realities. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4571W - Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02359 - ABUS 4571/ABUS 4571W/HSM 4571
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Nonprofits and health care entities will continue to be challenged by limited resources and increased needs in communities they serve. This reality also results in an increased need for these groups to find additional financial support. This course will provide an understanding of ways to find, research, and write proposals for grants offered by government and private entities. As a writing intensive course, it will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to the field because the only way for a nonprofit to be awarded a grant is by submitting a written proposal. The strength of the proposal has a significant impact on the money that an organization will receive. Students will become familiar with various sections of the proposal by drafting, editing, and seeking feedback, and by revising a needs assessment, goal statement, budget justification, and statement of organizational purpose. By learning how to write well in the field, students will increase their chances of being employed by a nonprofit and securing funding for their organization.
ABUS 4701 - Introduction to Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Conceptual tools for creating a marketing plan. How marketing relates to other functional areas of business. Importance of an ethical, global view. prereq: [Macroeconomics or microeconomics], 45 cr
ABUS 4703 - Marketing for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Principles of marketing applied to the management of the professional practice. Internal and external environment, market segmentation, positioning, differentiation, branding, and formulating a marketing plan with goals, strategies, and financial considerations. prereq: 45 semester cr
ABUS 4705 - Leadership and Management for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Foundation needed for successful leadership or management of a professional practice including recruitment, motivation, and compensation of employees, leadership of effective teams, choosing an appropriate organizational structure, understanding and leveraging diversity, developing a healthy culture, managing change, negotiations, and business ethics. Real-world examples to highlight successful and unsuccessful practices. Apply these principles to their own specific professional interests to become more effective leaders and managers. prereq: 45 semester cr
ABUS 4707 - Financial Management for the Professional Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Foundation knowledge to understand financial principles and apply them to investment, organizational, and operational decisions in a professional practice. Case studies using Excel to model common scenarios in practice. prereq: 45 semester cr
ABUS 4709 - Managing the Professional Practice I: Business Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Factors/challenges involved in designing structure of professional practice. Core values/mission, design of services, physical design, risk management, equipment/IT, partners/staffing. Exercises in applied practice development/management. prereq: 45 cr
ABUS 4711 - Managing the Professional Practice II: Operations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Factors/challenges in day-to-day operations of professional practice. Marketing, human resources, finance, entrepreneurial spirit, inventory management, operational quality, transitions. Exercises in applied operations. prereq: 4709, 45 cr
ADDS 5011 - Foundations in Addiction Studies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01942
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theoretical perspectives/concepts related to etiology of alcohol/drug dependency/abuse. Emphasizes bio-psycho-social models of addiction/disease: psychodynamics, social learning, contingency, family systems. Connection of theory to empirical research.
ADDS 5071 - Foundations of Co-occurring Disorders
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01940
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding mentally ill/chemically abusive or dependent client. Intervention, advocacy, education, support for client/those part of his/her environment. Social, environmental, multicultural factors that contribute resources for these clients.
AHS 3101 - The New Health Professions Team
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
The future health of our world population requires a generation of creative, motivated, strategic, expansive thinkers prepared to collaborate across disciplines and sectors to preempt and address the causes of poor health in patients and populations. The knowledge and skills needed to be successful come from all disciplines, not just the health professions, and require us to learn about and work with each other. In addition to sharing discipline specific knowledge, the key is to translate concepts and language so interprofessional teams can identify, dissect, define, and solve health-related grand challenges together. This course will help students grow in their understanding and capacity to work in interdisciplinary teams in a multitude of settings, from serving patients to serving communities. prereq: This course is recommended for junior and senior undergraduate students pursuing a health career.
ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1003 or 1005 or entry level soc sci course recommended
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relations among human affliction, health, healing, social institutions, and cultural representations cross-culturally. Human health/affliction. Medical knowledge/power. Healing. Body, international health, colonialism, and emerging diseases. Reproduction. Aging in a range of geographical settings. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or entry level soc sci course recommended
ANTH 4075 - Cultural Histories of Healing (SOCS, GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Introduction to historically informed anthropology of healing practice. Shift to biologically based medicine in Europe, colonialist dissemination of biomedicine, political/cultural collisions between biomedicine and "ethnomedicines," traffic of healing practices in a transnationalist world.
APEC 4821W - Business Economics and Strategy (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02511 - ApEc 4821W/ApEc 5821
Typically offered: Every Spring
Strategic management for production, processing, wholesaling, retailing, and service. Strategy formulation, implementation, and control. Business plans. Case study analysis. prereq: 3002, [3501 or FINA 3001], and [ACCT 3001 or MGMT 3001 or MKTG 3001]
CMGT 4211 - Facility Cost Accounting and Finance
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Lease types. Determination of total annual facility costs. Students apply accounting concepts within real property/facilities context. How to interpret financial statements and create capital/operating budgets. Asset depreciation, capital planning, expense management. Financial terminology for presenting to Corporate Suite. prereq: ABUS 4101 or basic accounting/finance experience
CSPH 3001 - Introduction to Integrative Healing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Current US health care system/US cultural views of health/wellness. Various complementary/alternative medical systems/practices that might be integrated into current way of thinking about health/wellness/treatment of illness/disease. prereq: 60 credits or instr consent
ECON 3101 - Intermediate Microeconomics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00025 - Econ 3101/Econ 3101H/ApEc 3001
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Behavior of households, firms, and industries under competitive/monopolistic conditions. Factors influencing production, price, and other decisions. Applications of theory. Economic efficiency. Distribution of well-being. prereq: [[1101, 1102] or equiv], [MATH 1271 or equiv]
ECON 5890 - Economics of the Health-Care System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Econ 5890/PubH 5893
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Economic analysis of U.S. health-care sector. Emphasizes problems of pricing, production, distribution. Health-care services as one factor contributing to nation's health. prereq: 3101 or instr consent
FSCN 5601 - Management of Eating Disorders
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Etiology, occurrence, course, treatment, prevention of eating disorders from multidisciplinary perspective. Roles and responsibilities of eating disorder treatment team members of varying types across various treatment milieus. Prereq: Junior, senior or graduate student in nutrition or health related program or instructor consent.
GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3411W/5411W
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of human ecology, spatial analysis, political economy, and other geographical approaches to analyze problems of health and health care. Topics include distribution and diffusion of disease; impact of environmental, demographic, and social change on health; distribution, accessibility, and utilization of health practitioners and facilities.
GERO 5110 - Biology of Aging
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Biological changes that occur with aging. Methods for studying aging, descriptions of population aging, theories on how/why we age. Process of aging in each body system, variation between individuals/populations. Clinical implications of biological changes with age. Guest lecturers from different disciplines.
GERO 5115 - Introduction to Geriatrics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Online course. Major topics in geriatrics. How to diagnose/treat conditions common in caring for older people.
GERO 5125 - Gerontology Service Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
At least 100 hours of service to seniors or organizations serving seniors required. Longitudinal one-on-one relationship with at least two seniors. Service activities may include: friendly visiting, escorting seniors to medical appointments, chore services, teaching health education to groups of seniors and staff, participating in social or recreational activities with seniors, assisting with immunization and screening programs, assisting seniors with selection of health plans, or providing volunteer home health aide or nursing assistant services or emergency non-medical response under the supervision of a nurse. Students may use up to 25 percent of their service time for project that benefits the campus as a whole. Reading, monthly class discussions, a term paper and weekly self-reflection
HINF 5431 - Health Informatics II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Junior or senior or grad student or professional student or #
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introductory survey of health informatics, focusing on applications of informatics concepts/technologies. Health informatics research, literature, evaluation. Decision models. Computerized decision support systems. Data mining, natural language processing, other emerging technologies. Security for health care information handling. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or professional student or instr consent
HINF 5501 - US Health Care System: Information Challenges in Clinical Care
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Health care system/its unique interaction between key health system stakeholders. Relationship between patients, providers, payers, regulatory bodies. Role of information management/challenges of information standardization/exchange. prereq: Junior or senior or professional student or grad student or instr consent
HINF 5502 - Programming Essentials Python 3
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Computer programming essentials for health sciences/health care applications using Python 3. Intended for students with limited programming background, or students wishing to obtain proficiency in Python programming language. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or professional student or instr consent
HINF 5510 - Applied Health Care Databases: Database Principles and Data Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of database theory, modeling, design, manipulation of databases. Taught with healthcare applications emphasis. Using relational database management system (RDBMS). Database manipulation. Structured Query Language (SQL) to compose/execute queries. prereq: Junior or senior or grad student or professional student or instr consent
HMED 3001W - Health, Disease, and Healing I (HIS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: HMED 3001W/HMED 3001V
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to intellectual/social history of European/American medicine, health care from classical antiquity through 18th century.
HMED 3002W - Health Care in History II (HIS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to intellectual/social history of European/American medicine, health care in 19th/20th centuries.
HMED 3075 - Technology and Medicine in Modern America (HIS, TS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How technology came to medicine's center-stage. Impact on production of medical knowledge, professionalization, development of institutions/industry, health policy, and gender/race disparities in health care.
MGMT 3001 - Fundamentals of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects/characteristics of organizations, their members. Why people/groups feel/behave as they do. Processes/methods that improve behavior/attitudes/effectiveness of members. Member/manager skills. Guest speakers, group presentations, films.
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication skills for effective participation in contempory organizations. From basic principles to communication strategy. Communication technology. Cases, simulations of "real-world" situations. Student small groups meet with instructor three times for presentation coaching/feedback. Recitation times are arranged with instructor at start of semester. prereq: Fr composition, CSOM upper-div, at least 60 cr
MGMT 4002 - Managerial Psychology
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Behavioral principles, methods, and skills that underlie and compose dimensions of managerial competence and contribute to managers' effectiveness in preventing and solving problems within and between individuals and groups; development of human resource skills management needs based partially on experiential exercises.
MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
New-business-opportunity identification/development. Students conduct feasibility analysis, create formal business plan, gather feasibility data, and contact potential customers, suppliers, and other primary sources. prereq: 3010
MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Current literature and written discussion to explore the laboratory profession: healthcare systems, professional scope of practice, regulatory and licensure issues, medical ethics, Interprofessional practice models and current topics impacting health care delivery. Focus is on the medical laboratory’s crucial role in patient care.
OLPD 3330 - Global Identity: Connecting Your International Experience to Your Future
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Reflect on activities/readings of study abroad experiences overseas. E-journaling, written activities, group interaction using various formats. prereq: [3320 or EDPA 3102 or instr consent], studying abroad the semester student is enrolled in course
PA 3003 - Nonprofit and Public Financial Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Jr or sr
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts/tools for project/budget planning. Program analysis. Interpreting financial reports. Identifying/resolving organizational performance issues. Case studies, real-world exercises. prereq: Jr or sr
PA 4101 - Nonprofit Management and Governance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Managing/governing nonprofit/public organizations. Theories, concepts, real-world examples. Governance systems, strategic management practices, effect of different funding environments, management of multiple constituencies.
PA 5451 - Immigration, Health and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: PA 5451/PubH 5281
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How to access demographic, health, and background information on U.S. immigrants. Characteristics and health needs of immigrants. Designing culturally competent health programs. How to advocate for needed policy changes to promote immigrant health and wellbeing. Community visits required. Online course. prereq: Instr consent
PHAR 4200W - Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01248
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Being an empowered patient is important when discussing ethics-driven issues within the U.S. healthcare system. This course will expose students to current controversial issues surrounding medications and national healthcare, and help students examine their own role as a participant in this system. Students will learn to draw comparisons between medication use systems around the world and analyze other controversies related to access, choice and quality of healthcare. During this course, students will understand how their choices, ethics and behavior affect societal decisions surrounding the availability of medications in the US and what their rights are as a citizen-participant during the healthcare debate. This is a completely online course with weekly due dates. Course information is sent to the University email addresses of registered students shortly before, and/or on, the first day of classes each Fall and Spring term. For more information, contact phar4200@umn.edu or 612-624-7976.
PHIL 3305 - Medical Ethics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Moral problems confronting physicians, patients, and others concerned with medical treatment, research, and public health policy. Topics include abortion, living wills, euthanasia, genetic engineering, informed consent, proxy decision-making, and allocation of medical resources.
PSY 1001 - Introduction to Psychology (SOCS)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00518 - PSTL 1281/Psy 1001/Psy 1001H
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Scientific study of human behavior. Problems, methods, findings of modern psychology.
PSY 3206 - Introduction to Health Psychology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theories/research in health psychology. Bi-directional relationships between psychological factors and physical health. Stress/coping, adjustment to chronic illness. Psychological factors in etiology/course of disease. Health behavior change. prereq: 1001
PUBH 3106 - Making Sense of Health Studies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02023
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How to critically evaluate health news (and the health research reports on which they are based) to make good, well informed decisions about your health and well-being.
PUBH 3107 - Global Public Health and the Environment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environmental determinants of health/well-being of populations. Role of environment in public health. Population burden of disease. Variation of environmental public health determinants across globe. Interconnectedness of activities/actions of people in different countries. prereq: [3001 or 3004 or 3202], [3106 or 3350], public health minor, instr consent
PUBH 3350 - Epidemiology: People, Places, and Disease
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How diseases are distributed among us. Epidemiology terminology, methods, critical thinking, and analysis. Intended for students interested in a health science career or in a career that may need to evaluate epidemiologic evidence such as health journalism or public policy or litigation. prereq: Undergrad statistics course is recommended
PUBH 3415 - Introduction to Clinical Trials - Online
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Phases of trials, hypotheses/endpoints, choice of intervention/control, ethical considerations, blinding/randomization, data collection/monitoring, sample size, analysis strategies. Protocol development/implementation, interactive discussion boards. prereq: PUBH 3415 enrollees must have one semester of undergraduate level introductory biostatistics or statistics (STAT 3011, EPSY 3264, SOC 3811, BIOL 3272, or instr consent) AND junior or senior standing or instr consent.
PUBH 3601 - Maternal and Child Health Global Public Health Issues
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to global health. Health of mothers, infants, children, adolescents. History of MCH, global burden of disease/premature death. Effect of globalization. Programmatic/policy efforts to address health needs of MCH populations. prereq: Public Health minor requirements or instr consent, [3202 or 3001 or 3004], [3350 or 3106]
PUBH 6535 - Managerial Accounting for Health Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential, absorption, activity-based costing. Budgeting, variance analysis. Financial accounting, including transaction data and accrual accounting. Developing financial statements. Ration analysis. prereq: AHC student or instr consent; experience with spreadsheets such as Excel or Lotus recommended
PUBH 7580 - Organizational Management in Long Term Care
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of organizational management and human resource management in long-term care setting from senior manager's perspective. Combines three days of on-campus seminars with independent study.
PUBH 7581 - Supports and Services for Long Term Care
Credits: 1.5 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Organization, operations, functions, services, and programs of nursing facilities.
PUBH 7582 - Practicum in Long-Term Care Administration
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Students apply knowledge to practice of long-term care administration, under guidance of a preceptor. prereq: [7580, 7581, 7583] or [7587, 7588]
PUBH 7584 - Health Care and Medical Needs
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differentiation between aging process and disease process. Common conditions/diseases associated with aging.
PUBH 7587 - Regulatory Management in Long-Term Care
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Funding mechanisms, regulatory compliance mechanisms, and legal provisions currently in force for long-term care industry.
PUBH 7588 - Information Uses in Long-Term Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Accumulation/analysis of data to inform management decision-making in long-term care. One day on-campus seminar, independent study. prereq: Some knowledge of computers
SOC 3511 - World Population Problems (GP)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02141
Typically offered: Every Fall
Population growth, natural resources, fertility/mortality in less developed nations, population dynamics/forecasts, policies to reduce fertility. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F, credit will not be granted if credit has been received for 3511H
SOC 4246 - Sociology of Health and Illness
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Context of social, political, economic, and cultural forces and medical knowledge. Social meanings. How people seek help and manage illnesses. How doctors, nurses, and patients interact. Social movements surrounding health. prereq: One sociology course or instr consent; soc majors/minors must register A-F
TRIN 1201 - Health Care Terms and Concepts for Interpreters
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Technical vocabulary, oral discourse patterns used by health care providers in talking to patients, family members. Language of American health care interview.
TRIN 3101 - Introduction to Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical and theoretical introduction to interpreting in health, human service, and legal settings. Emphasis on understanding the unique role of the interpreter, current models and modes of interpreting, ethical issues and professional standards of practice, and developing pre-interpreting skills. prereq: high level of proficiency in spoken English and another language; 3001 recommended
TRIN 3102 - Consecutive Interpreting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice/theory at professional level in interpreting in health, human service, legal settings. Emphasizes professional/client dialogues. Consecutive interpreting skills, vocabulary research/storage, intercultural issues. Analyzing interpretive process. Performance assessment through audio/videotaping. Subject languages (e.g., Spanish, Russian, Somali) specified for each section. prereq: 3101, high level of proficiency in [spoken English, another language]
TRIN 4201 - Interpreting in Health Care Settings
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Practice in interpreting simulated clinical encounters and monologues. Fluency/accuracy in consecutive/simultaneous modes. Sight translation, medical vocabulary in two languages, ethical/situational considerations in health care interpreting. Coursework mainly in bilingual sections (English, another language). prereq: 1201, 3102
WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01353
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice writing for various professional purposes/audiences, using appropriate styles, tones, and organizational elements. Potential genres include proposals, reports, web content, email, executive summaries, job search portfolios. Attention to workplace collaboration and broader issues of professional literacy.
WRIT 3405W - Humanistic Healthcare and Communication (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Relationships in art between communication, humanism in healthcare, empathy.
WRIT 4573W - Writing Proposals and Grant Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research funding sources. Interpreting RFP or program announcement. Letters of intent. Grant preparation, following guidelines of RFP or program announcement. Proposals for nonprofits or research/business.
INET 3065 - Computer Security for the Business Professional
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01783 - ABus 3065/INet 3065
Typically offered: Every Fall
Computer security without technical jargon. Real-world examples and issues. Practices for safe, secure, and ethical computer use: virus, worm, and malware detection and elimination; antivirus and firewall selection; secure Internet purchasing; social networking sites; web page setup. prereq: Basic computer/Internet navigation skills; laptop with browser and MS Word or equivalent.
ABUS 3065 - Computer Security for the Business Professional
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01783 - ABus 3065/INet 3065
Typically offered: Every Fall
Computer security without technical jargon. Real-world examples and issues. Practices for safe, secure, and ethical computer use: virus, worm, and malware detection and elimination; antivirus and firewall selection; secure Internet purchasing; social networking sites; web page setup. prereq: Basic computer/Internet navigation skills; laptop with browser and MS Word or equivalent.
ABUS 3051 - Career Skills in the Professional Environment for Juniors and Seniors
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Career planning and job search processes appropriate to business and professional careers in corporate culture. Exploring career options: career centers, company research, and networking. Résumé and cover letter writing. Job interview preparation. Organizational culture and job satisfaction. Business etiquette. prereq: preferred 60 cr; junior or senior
CFAN 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Self exploration, networking, industry research, job/internship search, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, salary negotiation, goal setting. prereq: Soph or jr or sr or grad student
ICP 3201 - Career and Internship Preparation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Prerequisites: Soph or jr or sr or grad student
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Self exploration, networking, industry research, job/internship search, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, salary negotiation, goal setting. prereq: Soph or jr or sr or grad student
CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GEOG 3379 - Environment and Development in the Third World (SOCS, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3379/GloS 3303
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts for analyzing relations between capitalist development and environment in Third World. Historical geography of capitalist development. Case studies. Likelihood of social/environmental sustainability. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
GLOS 3303 - Environment and Development in the Third World (SOCS, ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3379/GloS 3303
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts for analyzing relations between capitalist development and environment in Third World. Historical geography of capitalist development. Case studies. Likelihood of social/environmental sustainability. prereq: Soph or jr or sr
OLPD 3306 - Leadership Minor: Field Experience
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00520 - OLPD 3406/PA 3971
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students apply and integrate leadership theory in a community experience, think critically about their positional leadership roles, extrapolate the experience to future leadership issues within their specific fields, and work through challenges of positional leadership.
PA 3971 - Leadership Minor: Field Experience
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00520 - OLPD 3406/PA 3971
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Students apply and integrate leadership theory in a community experience, think critically about their positional leadership roles, extrapolate the experience to future leadership issues within their specific fields, and work through challenges of positional leadership.
PA 3961 - Leadership, You, and Your Community
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00297 - OLPD 3302W/PA 3961
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How do effective leaders create positive systemic change within complex systems? What is community and how does it shape the work of leadership? Students examine leadership from a multi-dimensional and multicultural perspective and critically examine leadership theories in authentic, complex community settings.
OLPD 3302 - Leadership, You, and Your Community
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00297
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How do effective leaders create positive systemic change within complex systems? What is community and how does it shape the work of leadership? Students examine leadership from a multi-dimensional and multicultural perspective and critically examine leadership theories in authentic, complex community settings.
ABUS 4022W - Management in Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Demands on today's managers, with a focus on small to medium-sized organizations. Techniques/ideas beyond traditional studies. Applying management theory at all levels. Managing in a global workplace. Organizational planning and decision making. Organizing resources. Leading/motivating people. Controlling/evaluating organizational activities. This writing intensive designated course will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to this discipline because clear, accurate, and professional communication is essential to organization management. The ability to write effectively in terms of specified audiences ensures, in the professional world, successful communication between team members as well as the success of the projects, companies, and employees they represent. prereq: 45 semester credits recommended
ABUS 4023W - Communicating for Results (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Aspects of communication essential for being persuasive/influential. Organizing/presenting ideas effectively, strategies for audience analysis, choosing communication methods, making appropriate use of informal influence methods, handling dissent. Processes for intercultural communication. prereq: 45 cr completed
ABUS 4571W - Introduction to Grant Writing for Health Care and Nonprofit Organizations (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02359 - ABUS 4571/ABUS 4571W/HSM 4571
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Nonprofits and health care entities will continue to be challenged by limited resources and increased needs in communities they serve. This reality also results in an increased need for these groups to find additional financial support. This course will provide an understanding of ways to find, research, and write proposals for grants offered by government and private entities. As a writing intensive course, it will spend significant time focusing on the writing process. Writing is crucial to the field because the only way for a nonprofit to be awarded a grant is by submitting a written proposal. The strength of the proposal has a significant impact on the money that an organization will receive. Students will become familiar with various sections of the proposal by drafting, editing, and seeking feedback, and by revising a needs assessment, goal statement, budget justification, and statement of organizational purpose. By learning how to write well in the field, students will increase their chances of being employed by a nonprofit and securing funding for their organization.
ANTH 3306W - Medical Anthropology (GP, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: 1003 or 1005 or entry level soc sci course recommended
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relations among human affliction, health, healing, social institutions, and cultural representations cross-culturally. Human health/affliction. Medical knowledge/power. Healing. Body, international health, colonialism, and emerging diseases. Reproduction. Aging in a range of geographical settings. prereq: 1003 or 1005 or entry level soc sci course recommended
APEC 4821W - Business Economics and Strategy (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02511 - ApEc 4821W/ApEc 5821
Typically offered: Every Spring
Strategic management for production, processing, wholesaling, retailing, and service. Strategy formulation, implementation, and control. Business plans. Case study analysis. prereq: 3002, [3501 or FINA 3001], and [ACCT 3001 or MGMT 3001 or MKTG 3001]
GEOG 3411W - Geography of Health and Health Care (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: Geog 3411W/5411W
Typically offered: Every Fall
Application of human ecology, spatial analysis, political economy, and other geographical approaches to analyze problems of health and health care. Topics include distribution and diffusion of disease; impact of environmental, demographic, and social change on health; distribution, accessibility, and utilization of health practitioners and facilities.
HMED 3001W - Health, Disease, and Healing I (HIS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: HMED 3001W/HMED 3001V
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to intellectual/social history of European/American medicine, health care from classical antiquity through 18th century.
HMED 3002W - Health Care in History II (HIS, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to intellectual/social history of European/American medicine, health care in 19th/20th centuries.
MGMT 3033W - Business Communication (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01482
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Written/oral communication skills for effective participation in contempory organizations. From basic principles to communication strategy. Communication technology. Cases, simulations of "real-world" situations. Student small groups meet with instructor three times for presentation coaching/feedback. Recitation times are arranged with instructor at start of semester. prereq: Fr composition, CSOM upper-div, at least 60 cr
MGMT 4170W - New Business Feasibility and Planning (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
New-business-opportunity identification/development. Students conduct feasibility analysis, create formal business plan, gather feasibility data, and contact potential customers, suppliers, and other primary sources. prereq: 3010
MLSP 5011W - Professional Issues in the Health Care Community (WI)
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Current literature and written discussion to explore the laboratory profession: healthcare systems, professional scope of practice, regulatory and licensure issues, medical ethics, Interprofessional practice models and current topics impacting health care delivery. Focus is on the medical laboratory’s crucial role in patient care.
PHAR 4200W - Drugs and the U.S. Healthcare System (CIV, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01248
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Being an empowered patient is important when discussing ethics-driven issues within the U.S. healthcare system. This course will expose students to current controversial issues surrounding medications and national healthcare, and help students examine their own role as a participant in this system. Students will learn to draw comparisons between medication use systems around the world and analyze other controversies related to access, choice and quality of healthcare. During this course, students will understand how their choices, ethics and behavior affect societal decisions surrounding the availability of medications in the US and what their rights are as a citizen-participant during the healthcare debate. This is a completely online course with weekly due dates. Course information is sent to the University email addresses of registered students shortly before, and/or on, the first day of classes each Fall and Spring term. For more information, contact phar4200@umn.edu or 612-624-7976.
WRIT 3029W - Business and Professional Writing (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01353
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice writing for various professional purposes/audiences, using appropriate styles, tones, and organizational elements. Potential genres include proposals, reports, web content, email, executive summaries, job search portfolios. Attention to workplace collaboration and broader issues of professional literacy.
WRIT 3405W - Humanistic Healthcare and Communication (AH, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Relationships in art between communication, humanism in healthcare, empathy.
WRIT 4573W - Writing Proposals and Grant Management (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research funding sources. Interpreting RFP or program announcement. Letters of intent. Grant preparation, following guidelines of RFP or program announcement. Proposals for nonprofits or research/business.
CSCL 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
GLBT 3456W - Sexuality and Culture (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01555 - CSCL 3456W/GLBT 3456W
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Historical/critical study of forms of modern sexuality (heterosexuality, homosexuality, romance, erotic domination, lynching). How discourses constitute/regulate sexuality. Scientific/scholarly literature, religious documents, fiction, personal narratives, films, advertisements.
ADDS 5011 - Foundations in Addiction Studies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01942
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Theoretical perspectives/concepts related to etiology of alcohol/drug dependency/abuse. Emphasizes bio-psycho-social models of addiction/disease: psychodynamics, social learning, contingency, family systems. Connection of theory to empirical research.
ADDS 5021 - Introduction to Evidence Based Practices and the Helping Relationship
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01937
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Initiating, conducting, and terminating a counseling relationship. Use of self in counseling process. Nature/process of helping. Evidence-based practices/theories. Reading, discussion, written exercises, role-play, observation, feedback, out-of-class practice.
ADDS 5031 - Applied Psychopharmacology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01938 - AddS 5003/AddS 5031
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Categories of psychoactive drugs. Medicines to treat mental disorders. Substances such as alcohol, nicotine, cocaine, and marijuana. What occurs physiologically when someone takes a psychoactive drug.
ADDS 5041 - Methods and Models I: Motivational Counseling
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Concepts of motivational interviewing. Spirit of MI. Primary counseling skills. Working with resistance. Identifying/eliciting change talk. Transitioning into change, negotiating treatment plan. Strengths/shortcoming of MI. prereq: 5021
ADDS 5051 - Methods and Models II: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Components of cognitive model. Assessment, case formulation, automatic thoughts, core beliefs, cognitive restructuring, behavior change elements, therapeutic relationship. Learn, practice, master key concepts.
ADDS 5061 - Foundations of Group Work
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01939
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Designing/facilitating therapy groups. Intra-/inter-personal dynamics, leadership skills, developmental aspects, ethical issues. Application to therapy of chemically addicted individuals. Lectures, discussion, experiential exercises, small groups, readings.
ADDS 5071 - Foundations of Co-occurring Disorders
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01940
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding mentally ill/chemically abusive or dependent client. Intervention, advocacy, education, support for client/those part of his/her environment. Social, environmental, multicultural factors that contribute resources for these clients.
ADDS 5081 - Multicultural Foundations of Behavioral Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
What is culture? How might culture, cultural practices, and history be significant in the use/abuse of substances? How is culture relevant to the attitudes/practices in the prevention/treatment of substance use/abuse? Multicultural counseling and cultural competence in addiction counseling. People as individuals. Clinician's own cultural worldview/ other cultural worldviews.
ADDS 5091 - Assessment and Treatment Planning I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01941
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Core addictions counseling. Clinical assessment, case management, documentation treatment planning, ethical issues. Students begin process of securing internship.
ADDS 5121 - Professional Seminar 1
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Prepares students for successful entry into field of substance use disorder counseling by focusing on facets that are critical to their professional development. Through discussions, experiential learning activities, guest lectures and site visits, students gain further understanding of the internship placement process and requirements, settings that fit their individual training and career goals, requirements for initial licensing and renewal, the testing process, models of professional development, the importance of professional advocacy and associations, self-care and requirements and benefits of clinical supervision. Professional ethics, including state rules, statutes, codes of conduct and regulations for practitioners and agencies are also addressed. Students will also develop their job search skills and apply them to secure a field placement for the internship seminar.
ADDS 5996 - Internship in Behavioral Health
Credits: 1.0 -8.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Supervised field work experience. Practical application of substance abuse counseling. Assessment, treatment planning, case management. prereq: [5001 or 5011], [5021, 5003 or 5031], [5002 or 5041], [4001 or 5091], and ADDS 5121 (for students admitted Sp 15 and later) Department permission required.