This certificate is for healthcare professionals looking to advance their careers in leadership and management. Centering on real-world healthcare challenges, coursework covers the core competencies recognized by the Healthcare Leadership Alliance of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Advance your career in healthcare management, and join the UVA family for life.
|Start Dates||August, January, June|
|Estimated Cost||$9,468 (same in-state and out-of-state)|
|Duration||18 graduate credits / 6 courses/ 18 months on average|
|Next Application Deadline||July 1, 2019 for Fall 2019 term|
PSHM 5010 Healthcare Management: Applying Concepts to Practice
Provides introduction to health care management to promote competency development in the field. Integrates theory and practice through course presentations, readings, online discussions, experiential exercises, case studies, and written assignments. Emphasizes the application of critical thinking, problem solving, and design skills within multi-disciplinary environment to health care practice.
PSHM 5080 Legal & Ethical Decision-Making in Healthcare
Focuses on principles and theories of law related to health care delivery, management, and administration. Examines the applications of laws on health care liability prevention and risks facing managers. Explores legal and ethical issues in health care systems. Investigates the health care administrator as decision maker, leader, and moral agent. Evaluates situations with potential ethical/legal implications.
PSHM 5600 Service Excellence in Healthcare: Quality Improvement & Customer Service
Explores the concepts and organizational factors impacting service delivery and quality management in health care. Examines service excellence processes/resources to improve customer service and quality. Applies strategies to address challenges in quality and service management. Focuses on the concepts, theories, and applications to improve decision making in quality and customer service. Prerequisite: admission to graduate certificate.
PSHM 5650 American Healthcare: Challenges & Opportunities
Provides foundational overview of the structure/function of US health care system, including challenges and opportunities to develop competence in health care management. Promotes critical discussion of history and current status of health care delivery systems. Examines challenges facing providers, patients, and policy makers, and uses current events to explore health care controversies. Prerequisite: admission to graduate certificate.
PSHM 5750 Organizational Behavior & Leadership in Healthcare
Moves through individual, group, and organizational levels of behavior, drawing on concepts and practices from the field of Organizational Behavior (OB). Provides a basic understanding of one's own and others' behavior, particularly in teams, and enhances students' ability to communicate and work effectively with others. Focuses on core leadership skills. Prerequisites: admission to graduate certificate and completion of PSHM 5010 or 5020.
HR 5020 Staffing & Career Management
Examines the processes and techniques that establish and govern the flow of interrelated organizational staffing activities. Includes case studies covering the latest staffing models and systems, economic conditions that impact staffing, laws and regulations, strategy and planning, measurement, job analysis, internal and external recruiting, and decision making.
IT 5220 Strategic Business Value of Information Technology
Focuses on how to assess the value of IT investments and align technical strategies with business strategies. Introduces Porter's Five Forces Model, the value chain, technology payoff metrics, and risk analysis. Explores ways to leverage disruptive technologies for competitive advantage. Application of various models and frameworks is achieved through assignment. Prerequisite: admission to graduate certificate or instructor permission.
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After 27 years spent working with the most vulnerable of patients as a pediatric nutritionist with the UVA Health System, Ana decided to pursue her lifelong goal of teaching. She earned her doctorate in higher education and adult learning, and is now program director and assistant professor for the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management and Certificate in Health Sciences Management programs.Read more
After earning a bachelor’s in biomedical engineering and a master’s in commerce from UVA, Kearby secured a job with a search and digital marketing firm. When he decided to make a career change and enter the HEALTHCARE management industry, he gained experience and expertise with an SCPS certificate. He now holds the title of Ambulatory Manager of Neurosciences Clinics at UVA Health System, and is responsible for all outpatient neurology and neurosurgery clinics as the leader of a 70+ person team.Read more