Healthcare Management Program

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The healthcare sector is rapidly expanding and creates new opportunities in health care management for individuals with the right leadership skills. A Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS) in Healthcare Management from Trocaire College can provide you with core knowledge, skills and abilities for effective management and leadership in the dynamic environment of healthcare. As a program graduate you will think comprehensively and strategically about healthcare trends so you can lead innovation in the field.

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Our curriculum is designed with input from employers, industry experts, and scholars and includes courses in Healthcare Management, Leadership, Strategic Planning and Quantitative Analysis. You’ll apply theory to practice and use your knowledge and experience from allied health to advance on the job right away.

BPS Baccalaureate Program
Division of Allied Health and Professions | Healthcare Management

Program Format
Time of Program: Variable; Program is online with in-class options

Mode of Delivery: Online

Resources
Program Requirements
Admission Requirements:
  • This BPS in Healthcare Management Degree program is an upper division, completion program.
  • Applicants must hold an Associates Degree in an Allied Health field from an accredited institution. See Table 1 here: http://www.asahp.org/what-is for a list of Allied Health Professions. Graduates with a degree or sufficient credit hours not listed will be considered on a case by case basis, with consideration given to professional experience in addition to their academic portfolio.
  • Applicants who have graduated from a program that is not accredited but is approved and registered with the US Department of Education, may also be eligible for admission.
  • Applicants must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50 in their prior program and must have earned a minimum grade of “C” in all healthcare related courses. Special consideration will be given to applicants who do not meet these criteria as evidenced by their most recent academic performance and/or professional experience.
Minimum Degree Requirements:
  • The BPS in Healthcare Management program requires a total of 121 academic credits for completion.
    • Sixty-one (61) or more of these credits may come from an Associate Degree in Allied Health, Nursing, or other approved degree and transfer credit.
    • The sixty (60) credits represented in the upper division portion of the BPS will typically consist of the following:
      • Twenty-seven (27) credits of Major coursework
      • Nine (9) credits of required Liberal Arts for the major
      • A total of an additional twenty-four (24) credit hours of Elective and/or Liberal Arts coursework including sufficient Liberal Arts credit to reach a minimum of thirty (30) credits of Liberal Arts overall
      • Candidates may transfer a total of up to ninety (90) credits
Students must complete a total of at least 121 semester hours and maintain a Grade Point Average of 2.0
Once a student satisfies the requirement for 30 credits of Liberal Arts, they may apply any credit to satisfy the remaining elective credit requirement.
Graduation Requirements:

Please note:

  • PH350 and SOC300 may be taken as indicated below or students may take these courses during the summer starting with SU22.
  • HCM440 Capstone should be taken during the student’s last semester.  The course will be offered every semester, but students should not take this course early in their sequence.
  • GS100 – 1 credit waived for transfer students with 12 or more credits
Courses
  • Semester 1
    16
    College Seminar or College Success
    1

    The College Seminar is a course designed to provide students strategies for successful learning in College and beyond. Topics in the course include: learning styles, learning and study strategies, cognitive strategies, time management, goalsetting, note-taking, test-taking strategies, overcoming test anxiety, cultural diversity, and other issues that focus on enabling students to become better achievers.

    *Students are required to take this course in their first semester at Trocaire College and must earn a minimum grade of “C”.

    Diversity and Teambuilding
    3

    Students in this course learn how to foster and maintain an effective diverse workforce, starting from building an effective team, to managing for results, through to the ultimate goal of achieving greater organizational success through improved teamwork.

    Advanced Medical Terminology
    3

    This course is designed for those with some experience or training in medical terminology but who lack the required facility with the more advanced uses and applications of medical terminology. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate sufficient mastery via a competency exam. In this course, students not only learn and understand medical terms themselves, but also their application, making them a valuable asset to a healthcare team.

    Management Principles for Health Professionals
    3

    This course introduces students to supervisory concepts including planning, organizing, controlling, and budgeting techniques in a healthcare setting. Areas of focus will include staffing, communication, productivity, motivation, leadership styles, committee activities, teamwork and organizational culture. This course also introduces students to quality management, utilization review, and risk management.

     

    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    Free Elective
    3
  • Semester 2
    15
    Critical Management Communications
    3

    This course teaches critical skills including how to manage the complex dynamics in the workplace by improving interpersonal communications, and effectively addressing the challenges that are presented across various industries.

    Topics in Bioethics
    3

    This course will introduce students to various topics of the instructor’s choosing in the areas of Bioethics.  Bioethics can be seen as a branch of ethics, or more specifically, a branch of applied ethics.  In many ways bioethical disclosure presupposes ethical disclosure.  For this reason students will be introduced to an array of normative ethical theories and principles before embarking on a range of bioethical dilemma cases and topic areas.  The interdisciplinary nature of Bioethics also demands that students be introduced to the latest medical and scientific breakthroughs in areas such as stem cell research, cloning, regenerative medicine, and genetic screening.  The course will guide students through a wide range of bioethical issues which may include topics like abortion, euthanasia, embryonia stem cell research, cloning, scarce medical resources, and assisted reproduction.  Students will be expected to carry out their own original research in the arena of bioethics and will be asked to write a longer argumentive style essay in order to complete the course.

    Organizational Psychology
    3

    Organizational Psychology attempts to understand and explain human behavior in organizational settings, including culture, structures, and communications. This course will introduce the methods, practices, theories, and research, which includes the psychological aspects such as work attitudes and motivation, as well as group dynamics, organizational communication, and structures. This course requires a research project.

    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    Free Elective
    3
  • Semester 3
    15
    Healthcare Leadership and Change Management
    3

    This course addresses the role of the informatics professional in helping an organization embrace change. The course will focus on the struggle between administration, and clinicians to identify the best solutions that will support the unique structures within healthcare organizations and the behaviors within these organizations that impact decision making. Challenges and solutions will be evaluated from a macro (organization-wide) perspective and micro (specialty and individual level) perspective, with emphasis on aligning work to be carried out against organizational values, mission and vision and gaining consensus that a selected solution will effectively deliver services within an organization.

    Health Care Law & Compliance
    3

    This course focuses on the legal and compliance issues that directly affect both the employer and the employee regarding accreditation and compliance issues. In addition, information is given on risk management techniques including reporting that can help mitigate non-compliance. (Spring Semester)

    Epidemiology
    3

    An introduction to epidemiology, this course covers the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation including describing the patterns of illness in populations and research designs for investigating the etiology of disease. The course introduces quantitative measures to determine risk, association and procedures for standardization of rates.

    Cross listed with BIO300. Credit will not be granted for both SOC300 and BIO300. 

    Project Management
    3

    This course covers essential concepts and framework of project management. The tools and methodologies will be introduced to help with the project execution and achievement of strategic organizational goals.

    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
  • Semester 4
    15
    Externship Capstone Seminar
    3

    This course will allow students to demonstrate integration of baccalaureate allied health knowledge into practice. After selecting a clinical area of practice, the student will work with an externship preceptor, and collaborate with a faculty member for an in-depth externship experience. All students are required to complete 60 practicum hours. Emphasis is on critical thinking, communication, leadership, management and evaluation. Application of core concepts pertaining to health, ethics and care will be highlighted. Students will work with Allied Health Instructor to secure externship placements.

    Strategic Planning
    3

    Students in this course will explore leading-practice models and approaches for strategic planning. These models will include environmental scanning, establishing strategic goals and priorities, developing implementation strategies and change initiatives, performance measurement and evaluation, and communicating strategy and performance to diverse categories of stakeholders.

    Liberal Arts Elective
    3
    Free Elective
    3
    Free Elective
    3