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Applied Health B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 61 to 63
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The Bachelor of Science of Applied Health (BSAH) is an integrated four-year baccalaureate degree program delivered via distance education. The program includes a liberal education core curriculum, clinical occupational field, and management component. The curriculum combines the knowledge and experiences necessary to provide leadership in the changing health care arena and in entrepreneurial health care settings where clinical expertise is valued. Program outcomes: • Communicate effectively through written response statements and academic writing assignments that reflect a level of professionalism expected in the healthcare field. • Describe the financial and reimbursement mechanisms of the United States health care system and how this affects administrative and management decisions • Demonstrate leadership skills to effectively lead organization, department, and workgroup units to meet organizational goals in a variety of healthcare environments. • Utilize technology as a professional tool to communicate, organize, collect data, develop strategy, and drive organizational change. • Describe the basic concepts of legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy. • Contrast and compare quality improvement processes and use a variety of quality tools and measures, to analyze and formulate an approach to improving patient-centered care.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete an A.A.S Degree before enrolling in this program. Students will be able to transfer up to 38 clinical credits from their Radiologic Technician, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Assistant, or Respiratory Therapy coursework if the student has an active practice license in their profession. An articulation agreement must be in place between the student’s 2-year school and the University of Minnesota Crookston prior to accepting the 38 credits.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 24 upper-division credits. A maximum of two “D” grades are allowed for core courses required in the program and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution.
Core
Take the following 8 courses totaling 23 or more credits:
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning (1.0 cr)
HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems (3.0 cr)
HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning (4.0 cr)
HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems (4.0 cr)
HSM 3250 - Performance Improvement in Health Care (3.0 cr)
HSM 4210 - Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics (4.0 cr)
HSM 4212 - Regulatory Management (3.0 cr)
Internship
Take 1 - 3 credit(s) from the following:
· HSM 3900 - Internship (1.0-5.0 cr)
Liberal Education
This program requires a minimum of 40 credits of liberal education and completion of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The following are specific required liberal education courses. Take 4 courses totaling 12 or more credits from the following:
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
COMM 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology
The course taken from below may be used to satisfy both the program and technology requirements.
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems (3.0 cr)
Occupational Courses
Take 38 credits of occupational courses from partner schools, selected in consultation with an adviser. An academic agreement must exist between the 2-year college and the University of Minnesota Crookston prior to acceptance to this program.
Open Electives
Students must take enough open elective credits to meet the 120 credit graduation requirement.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
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GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to UMC policies, e-mail, virtual private network, online library resources, writing scholarly reports, APA referencing, netiquette, networking in online environment, group work in online environment.
HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Information systems applied to the health care industry. How information is collected, stored, retrieved, shared, and analyzed, along with the legal and ethical concerns inherent in the stewardship of patient information. Work flow, electronic health records, and personal health records.
HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Organizational management characteristics for modern health care settings. Management process/roles addressing resource allocation, delivery of clinical services, governance, patient satisfaction, outcome evaluation. prereq: 2010 or 38 or more occupational credits
HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis/comparison of world health problems/delivery systems. Geographic, political, economic relationships affecting health care system. prereq: 3200, Comp 1013
HSM 3250 - Performance Improvement in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Problems in U.S. health care system (access, quality, cost). How application of performance improvement principles/methods can add value to health care. prereq: 3200
HSM 4210 - Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Legal/bioethical issues in health care management. Professional licensing, certification, reporting. Liability, negligence, malpractice. Patient rights/responsibilities. Clinical outcomes assessment/measurement. prereq: 3200
HSM 4212 - Regulatory Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Health care funding/reimbursement processes. Compliance/regulatory mechanisms. Federal/state surveys. prereq: 3200
HSM 3900 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Ten-week field experience under direction of a faculty member in a health care organization or agency. Students complete agency/organization assessment and major project. prereq: 3200, 3230, 4210, 4212, instructor consent, internship plan approved by HSM program director; may be repeated in different health care setting
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
MATH 1150 - Introduction to Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
COMM 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts/skills of communication used in social/career contexts. Perception, listening, verbal/nonverbal, climate, conflict.
HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Information systems applied to the health care industry. How information is collected, stored, retrieved, shared, and analyzed, along with the legal and ethical concerns inherent in the stewardship of patient information. Work flow, electronic health records, and personal health records.