This project based course is intended for those interested in a systematic understanding of organizational principles, practices, and insights pertinent to the management of health service organizations. While based on organizational theory and research, the emphasis is on the application of knowledge. Students will go beyond the traditional focus of health care in hospitals and other provider organizations to include suppliers, buyers, regulators, public health and financing organizations, and examine a more comparative global perspective of how the United States and other countries address issues of health and health care. Case studies, practical scenarios, and controversial issues are highlighted in each chapter to challenge the student to provide solutions and philosophical positions on a variety of issues.
Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to: