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Current Term Classes - BPHM

Fall 2020

Class registration opens on August 14. Registration in BPHM classes is open to students enrolled in the degree program. Others may register with program permission as Community Scholars. Community Scholar registration opens August 18th.

BPHM | Undergraduate

PSHM 3010: Introduction to Health Care Management: Applying Concepts to Practice
Online Synchronous | Aug 31 – Nov 23 | Mondays 7-9:45pm
Provides an introduction to health care management for allied health practitioners. Integrates theory and practice through course presentations, readings, online discussions, experiential exercises, and written assignments. Emphasizes the application of critical thinking and problem solving skills, within multidisciplinary environments, to both health care practice and professional development.
Maria Kronenburg | 3 UG credits

PSHM 4020: Management of Health Care Organizations
Online Synchronous | Aug 27 – Nov 19 | Thursdays 7-9:45pm
Provides an overview of the management and leadership theories, models and practices used to improve the operations and performance of health care organizations. Students will enhance their ability to analyze the problems of health care organizations and develop strategies to improve decision-making, performance, and quality in health care.
Prerequisite: Completion of PSHM 3010
Mark Erath | 3 UG credits

PSHM 4050: Understanding Diversity in Health Care
Online Asynchronous | Available Aug 25 – Nov 24
Prepares students to understand the importance of providing culturally appropriate care to diverse populations, and introduces students to the systematic as well as disciplined approaches used to incorporate diversity management and cultural competence in the delivery of healthcare. Explores relevant organizational dynamics and organizational policies that are necessary to effectively manage a healthcare organization.
Kevin Jackson & Mark Erath | 2 UG credits

PSHM 4650: American Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities
Online Synchronous | Aug 26 – Nov 18 | Wednesdays 7-9:45pm
Provides foundational overview of the structure and function of the US health care system. Promotes critical discussion of history and current status of organizations and delivery systems. Examines challenges facing providers, patients, and policy makers, as health care becomes more complex. Utilizes current events and media to explore controversies related to labor, finance, access, and health disparities. Req: Admission to BPHM or BIS Program.
Maria Kronenburg | 3 UG credits

PSHM 4750: Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Care
Online Synchronous | Aug 27 – Nov 19 | Thursdays 7-9:45pm
Provides a comprehensive analysis of individual and group behavior in organizations, and an understanding of how organizations can be managed more effectively and enhance the quality of employees’ work life. Through the examination of leadership topics, explores the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in a diverse healthcare environment in a variety of situations.
Prerequisites: Admission to BPHM Program; and completion of PSHM 3010.
Stephen Oliver | 3 UG credits

PSHM 4800: Health Sciences Management Internship I
Online Aynchronous | Aug 25 – Nov 24 | Online Synchronous | Fridays 4-6:45pm | Aug 28 & Nov 20
Provides opportunity for students to apply knowledge & skills in health care management, administration, research and policy in real-world health care setting. Exposes students to other health care organizations & professionals, and various pressures that affect decision-making in the field. Challenges students to identify and develop new skills, alongside their personal career path & goals.
Prerequisite: Final year of BPHM Program.
Maria Kronenburg | 2 UG credits

PSHM 4801: Health Sciences Management Internship II
Online Aynchronous | Aug 25 – Nov 24 | Online Synchronous | Fridays 4-6:45pm | Aug 28 & Nov 20
Provides opportunity for students to apply knowledge & skills in health care management, administration, research and policy in real-world health care setting. Exposes students to other health care organizations & professionals, and various pressures that affect decision-making in the field. Challenges students to identify and develop new skills, alongside their personal career path & goals.
Prerequisite: Final year of BPHM Program.
Maria Kronenburg | 1 UG credit

PSHM 4900: Capstone I: Development of the Health Sciences Management Project
Online Synchronous | Aug 25 – Nov 24 | Tuesdays 7-9:45pm
Introduces the development of the health sciences management capstone project; students select a relevant project or research question and a focused topic of investigation, conduct a comprehensive literature review of the topic, engage with a project mentor, plan out the research project and complete a capstone project proposal.
Prerequisites: Completion of PSHM 4400.
Maria Kronenburg | 2 UG credits

*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory at synchronous sessions. They will be recorded for those unable to attend a synchronous meeting for viewing at a later time.

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

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Jackie Maier

BACHELOR OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES IN HEALTH SCIENCES MANAGEMENT

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