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Health Management degree program curriculum

Our Health Management degree program curriculum is designed by health services experts to ensure maximum career relevance. You’ll develop a unique combination of practical skills and theoretical knowledge, empowering you to stand out from the crowd and take the next step in your profession.

Semester 1

OR110 - Achieving Academic Excellence 

Achieve your true potential! This course will help you sharpen existing skills, build on your strengths, and discover the best ways to learn. You will identify your learning styles, learn new behaviors to ensure college success and maximize your learning as you complete your program of study.
Credit Hours: 3

C10 - Introduction to Computers  

Introduction to Computers provides students with foundational skills and knowledge needed for today's technology-based careers. Students learn the components of systems—from the CPU and memory to input devices and peripherals—and how these components interact with an operating system to perform critical tasks. Keeping current with fast-changing computer technologies, this course will discuss the computer technologies today that are allowing the creation of a virtualized mobile workforce. It will explore how computers connect to the Internet, what services can be found online, and what dangers exist in the form of viruses, Trojans, and other malware. The course will also familiarize the student with the basics of today's office productivity applications and help to establish a foundation for working with these different types of applications, including spreadsheets, word processors, and presentation-creation tools.
Credit Hours: 3

EN120 - English Composition I  

This course offers an introduction to basic writing skills that is especially relevant to academic assignments. It focuses on paragraph development and organization in conjunction with a review of basic grammar and mechanics. The course also covers the construction of multi-paragraph essays, the development of writing style and tone, and techniques for critically editing and revising one's work.
Credit Hours: 3

SO245 - Social Impact of Technology  

This course examines the broad implications of technological innovation on social organization in terms of personal, political, economic, and environmental issues. Topics covered include technological progress within society, issues of energy use and creation, positive and negative environmental impacts of technology, the use of technology in war and politics, social responsibility, personal health, and economic development.
Credit Hours: 3

H03 - Medical Terminology  

This course will familiarize students with medical terminology and the structure of the human body. Lessons are organized based on the systems of the human body including the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, digestive, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, cardiovascular, blood and lymphatic systems. Oncology, radiology, and nuclear medicine are also presented.
Credit Hours: 3

Semester 2

EN130 - English Composition II  

This course provides an introduction and extensive guidelines for writing multi-paragraph essays in a college environment. In this way, EN130 will help you to better comprehend and assimilate the wide range of written communications that are vital to professional callings in commerce, industry, government, law enforcement, and healthcare—not to mention reports, documents, essays, and books associated with the universe of academic disciplines and the various areas of scientific research. For, as it turns out, the basics of the writing process apply to all forms of academic and professional communications.
Prerequisite for C02
Credit Hours: 3

General Education Elective (Science 100-200 Level)   H01 - Medical Office Management I  

This course provides an overview of medical office topics, including typical happenings in a medical office, an introduction to medical terminology, insurance processing and coding, safety issues, communications issues, interacting with patients, and records management.
Credit Hours: 3

H02 - Medical Office Management II  

This course is a continuation of Medical Office Management I, providing a look at the disease process, physical examination, laboratory procedures, diagnostic equipment, nutrition, medications, specialty practices, physical therapy, and responding to medical emergencies.
Credit Hours: 3

H06 - Health Records Management  

This course introduces most of the records used in a medical office. Students will see examples of these records, study their contents, and learn how these records are used, shared, and stored by the medical office. Students will also learn about the relationships among these records and medical care, legal, and insurance or billing concerns.
Credit Hours: 3

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Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills that they can apply in a variety of healthcare related career settings. The program lays the foundation for a broad base of knowledge with general education courses in a variety of subject areas. In addition, specialty core courses within the program discipline focus on the managerial, financial, logistical and ethical aspects of healthcare, enabling students to become well-rounded professionals in their chosen field.

Program Objectives

After completing the Healthcare Management program, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency with English composition, and apply fundamental processes, theories, and methods to business communication in the workplace.
  2. Demonstrate a foundation of computer and information systems knowledge, technical skills, and a basic understanding of computer applications.
  3. Identify and apply fundamental math concepts for operations and problem solving, and apply basic statistical concepts and tools in order to correctly interpret the results of statistical analyses.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of medical terminology, medical office management, and proper coding of diagnoses and medical procedures.
  5. Examine the fundamentals of healthcare system information management including electronic health records.
  6. Analyze the components, current issues, trends and limitations of healthcare services in the United States and evaluate the ethical and legal issues relevant to healthcare delivery.
  7. Analyze the social science perspective of the health service delivery system and the roles, values, and sociocultural influences that affect the medical treatment of patients.
  8. Apply economic, financial, and accounting principles to healthcare institutions.
  9. Examine the role that human resource management plays within the healthcare industry, and develop leadership and team building skills.
  10. Enter Ashworth College's Master of Science or MBA programs without any additional academic preparation.

A prescription for career growth

Whether you're earning your Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Management so you can take your first step or make a step up in the working world, Ashworth College integrates job search tools into your studies to better prepare you to reach your goals. Plus, you can access these helpful tools as soon as you enroll and after you graduate, too. Learn more at our Career Services page.

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