UVa Course Catalog (Unofficial, Lou's List)
Complete Catalog of Courses for the Certificate in Health Sciences Management-Graduate    
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PSHM 5010Health Care Management: Applying Concepts to Practice (3)
Fall 2020
Provides introduction to healthcare 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 multidisciplinary environment to healthcare practice. Prereq: Bachelor's Degree
Course was offered Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
PSHM 5020Management of Health Care Organizations (3)
Fall 2020
Focuses on the management concepts, theories, responsibilities, functions, and leadership skills for managers in health care organizations (HCOs). Students will evaluate and analyze health care operations, the health care environment, and issues in management and leadership. Students will apply managerial skills and strategies to improve performance, quality and decision-making in HCOs.
Course was offered Fall 2019, Summer 2018
PSHM 5080Legal and Ethical Decision-Making in Health Care (3)
Focuses on principles & theories of law related to healthcare delivery, management & administration. Examines the application of laws on healthcare liability prevention & the risks managers face. Explores legal & ethical issues in healthcare systems; and investigates the healthcare administrator as decision-maker, leader and moral agent. Evaluates situations with potential ethical/legal implications.
PSHM 5300Population Health: Programs, Policy, and Epidemiology (3)
Focuses on the unique integration of public health and healthcare systems. Provides students with key knowledge and skills to effectively promote health and prevent disease, while navigating public health and healthcare challenges. Emphasizes the identification of populations at risk; evidence-based care, care coordination, patient and community engagement, and reporting of outcomes. Prereq: Bachelor's Degree
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2018
PSHM 5600Service Excellence in Health Care: Quality Improvement & Customer Service (3)
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 HSM Grad Certificate Program.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Fall 2018, Fall 2017
PSHM 5650American Health Care: Challenges and Opportunities (3)
Fall 2020
Provides foundational overview of the structure/function of US health care system including challenges and opportunities to develop competence in healthcare management, promotes critical discussion of history and current status of healthcare delivery systems. Examines challenges facing providers, patients and policy makers, and uses current events to explore healthcare controversies. Prerequisite: Admission to the HSM Graduate Certificate.
Course was offered Fall 2019, Fall 2018, Fall 2017, Fall 2016
PSHM 5700Economics and Finance of Health Care (3)
Provides basic overview of economic and financial management concepts in health care. Introduces important economic concepts and issues in health care, including market factors, production, costs, labor issues, and economic evaluation. Provides an overview of basic financial management principles, capital planning and financing, financial statements, and budgeting in health care organizations. Prerequisite: Admission to Grad Certificate Program.
Course was offered Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2017
PSHM 5750Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Care (3)
Fall 2020
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, including core leadership skills. Prerequisites: Admission to HSM Graduate Certificate; and completion of PSHM 5010 or 5020.
Course was offered Fall 2019, Fall 2018
PSHM 5805Health Information Systems and Applications (3)
Examines how informatics in the health care industry improves patient care, health outcomes, efficiency, quality & evidence-based decision making; evaluates challenges and strategies for health care managers in implementing health information systems & their costs, benefits, and impacts in health care organizations. Analyzes key issues in data management, security, privacy and confidentiality. Prerequisite: Admission to HSM Graduate Certificate