This course is designed to provide a succinct overview of the history of American education and how philosophical ideas regarding education have developed over time with due regard to historical influences. This course examines the most influential persons, dates, events in history, and particular movements that have shaped the nation’s system of education. As we place current events and ideas in historical perspective, we will discover throughout the ensuing weeks that many of the “so-called” innovative ideas are only a reflection of history packaged under a different name that is already a significant part of educational history. This study of the history and philosophy of education should sharpen students’ ideas about education and give them a broader context and encourage practical perspectives on the importance of education.
Welcome! HCA 305 will provide an overview of the management strategies that are typically used by
healthcare administrators to define, pursue, and achieve enterprise objectives. Students will examine
the organizational structure and inter‐relationships of the various components of the US health care
delivery system. The focus will be on administrative processes such as planning, resource allocation,
strategic partnering, evaluation and assessment, productivity measures, and continuous quality
improvement. Students will also learn to identify strategic issues in complex environments and how to
formulate effective responses.
HCA 402-01 - 1305 - Principles of Risk Management, Patient Safety, and Infection Prevention and Control
- Instructor: Janis Lytle
The content of this course covers three important healthcare areas that are designed to protect the institution, patients, and employees from a number of potential sources of risk. The common thread among all three is the process of risk analysis and reduction. The course will cover the practice of institutional risk management and includes the evolution of risk management practices and basic risk management processes, including risk identification, risk analysis, risk controls and risk financing. The course will address methods to mitigate risk related to the institution and relevant to patient care.
In addition, the course will outline Patient Safety Practices including key concepts in patient safety, a systems approach to patient safety improvement, culture of safety and the use of evidence based practice to promote patient safety.
The content of this course covers a wide spectrum of infection prevention and control topics—from a brief introduction of microbiology of hospital acquired infections (HAI) and other antibiotic resistant infections as well as the significant financial of HAI’s. The course also covers content on disease outbreaks, precautions, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), guidance documents from the CDC and OSHA standards for Blood Borne Pathogens (BBP). The course addresses the spread of disease within the health care setting. It offers an overview of medically important microbes and their transmission, basic infection control measures, effective work practice and procedures, and managing infectious diseases.