Bachelor of Science in Health Systems Management (HSMT) Required Courses

HSMT 2101. Introduction to the Health Professions. (3)  Restriction(s): Sohpomore standing. An introduction to the span of health professions, including emphasis on the field of public health, and the concepts of professionalism, cultural competence, and interprofessional collaboration.  Investigates a variety of health-related careers, focusing on the scope of the work, necessary skills and knowledge, legal and ethical responsibilities, and education preparation and credentialing.

HSMT 2103. Introduction to Human Resources Management. (3) Restriction(s): Sophomore standing. Introduction to human resources management as it applies to health and human services institutions, including recruitment, selection, training, and development.  Emphasis is placed upon understanding the basic functions of a manager and the role of leading. Major theories associated with motivating the individual in organizations, interpersonal and group behavior, job design, organizational processes of decision-making, communication, and change are addressed.  Consideration is given to the influence of personal values and ethical frameworks on the processes of managing and leading.

HSMT 3103. Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System. (3)  Restriction(s): Health Systems Management major. Prerequisite(s): HSMT 2101 and HSMT 2103 with grades of C or above.  An overview of the organization and delivery mechanisms in the U.S. healthcare system.  Various settings for the delivery of healthcare and personnel and financial resources integral to the delivery of care are presented.  Also included are the historical development and future growth and direction of the system.

HSMT 3201. Healthcare Leadership, Ethics, and Inter-Professional Communication. (3) (O,W)  Restriction(s): Health Systems Management major. Prerequisite(s): HSMT 2101 and HSMT 2103 with grades of C or above. Examination of leadership skills and communication development.  Analysis of ethical and bioethical problems confronting healthcare delivery systems. Contemporary issues confronting those delivering and using healthcare are examined.  Also serves as an introduction to the design and development of student ePortfolios.

HSMT 3203. Introduction to Healthcare Accounting and Finance. (3) Restriction(s): Health Systems Management major. Prerequisite(s): HSMT 2101 and HSMT 2103 with grades of C or above. Basic concepts and techniques of collecting, processing, and reporting financial information relevant to healthcare institutions. Fundamental financial management concepts and tools for healthcare institutions, including financial statements and attributes.

HSMT 4101. Health System Organization Development and Behavior. (3)  Restriction(s): Health Systems Management major. Prerequisite(s): HSMT 3103 with grades of C or above for students under the catalog years 2019-2020 and beyond. Introduction to organizational theory with applications to healthcare systems, including organizational design and inter-organizational networks and alliances.

HSMT 4103. Health Information Technology Management. (3) Restriction(s): Health Systems Management major. Prerequisite(s): HSMT 3103 with grades of C or above for students under the catalog years 2019-2020 and beyond.  A study of the use of information technology to improve the delivery of healthcare. Information technology management includes methods and practices to acquire, disseminate, store, interpret, and use information to provide healthcare in a more efficient, effective, and economical manner.  Various applications for information systems in the healthcare delivery system are emphasized, as well as their potential benefits.

HSMT 4201. Health Policy and Law. (3)  Restriction(s): Health Systems Management major. Prerequisite(s): HSMT 3103 with grades of C or above for students under the catalog years 2019-2020 and beyond. Examination of the formulation, adoption, and implementation of public policy for health services delivery and healthcare through federal, state, and local political processes.  Selected legal principles and their application to the healthcare field.

HSMT 4202. Quality Management and Improvement. (3)  Restriction(s): Health Systems Management major. Prerequisite(s): HSMT 3103 with grades of C or above for students under the catalog years 2019-2020 and beyond. Examination of the concepts and practices of quality management, performance improvement, and assessment of outcomes in healthcare delivery settings; the application of quality management theory to healthcare product and service outcomes.

HSMT 4400. Health Systems Management Capstone. (3) (W) Restriction(s): Health Systems Management major. Prerequisite(s): HSMT 3103, HSMT 3201, HSMT 3203, HSMT 4101, HSMT 4103.  Offers service learning experiences in a healthcare or related setting for students.  The initial assumption is made that students participating in the experience have had limited hands-on exposure to healthcare systems.  Students complete ePortfolios that include work samples and reflections generated throughout the Health Systems Management program.

For students under the catalog years 2019-2020 and beyond a grade of C or above in HSMT 2101, 2103, 3103 and a grade of D or above in HSMT 3201, 3203, 4101, 4103, 4201, 4202 and 4400 courses within two attempts* is required to progress in the major. HSMT majors who accumulate more than three grades of D, F, or W in required HSMT courses will be terminated from the program. HSMT majors who fall below a GPA of 2.0 in the major will be placed on probation. A student on probation whose GPA in the major remains below 2.0 at the next evaluation will be terminated from the program. Students under catalog years earlier than 2019-2020 please contact your HSMT academic advisor.

*Each of the following is considered an attempt: Withdrawing from the course after the drop deadline (may be appealed); grade replacement; Incompletes that convert to grades of F; and grades of A, B, C, D, or F.