Curriculum: Physician Practice Management Certificate

Curriculum: Physician Practice Management Certificate
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Tuesday, June 4, 7-8 p.m. on Zoom

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Program can be customized to fit your schedule and pace. Part-time and full-time options are available to all students. Program accepts students six times per year – (twice in the spring, summer and fall). Self-paced online orientation is required after acceptance in to the program.

UC’s Online Physician Practice Management Certificate program is a proud recipient of the Quality Matters Exemplary Online Program Certification for the following course:

  • HCMT 2014: Physician Practice Management

UC Online’s commitment to providing learners with an exceptional online learning experience was recognized by Quality Matters (QM) – the international leader in quality assurance for online and innovative digital teaching and learning environments.

Course Title / Description Credit
Physician Practice Management
Course: HCMT2014
Credit: 3
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the breadth of knowledge required to effectively manage a medical group practice today. The course covers a range of topics while taking into specialconsideration the need for a broader and more detailed knowledge base among practice managers. Topics covered include: physician leadership, judgment in management decisions, bioterrorism preparedness, financial management, health care information technology, regulatory issues, compliance programs, legal implications of business arrangements, medical malpractice, facility design, and capital financing for physician group practices.
Healthcare Compliance
Course: HCMT2045
Credit: 3
Healthcare compliance introduces the core elementsand strategies for compliance plan development, implementation and monitoring. The course will review key statutes, regulations and governmental policy guidelines.
Introduction to Marketing
Course: MKTG2080
Credit: 3
Marketing activities, analysis, strategies, and decision making in the context of other business functions. Topics include: integration of product, price, promotion, and distribution activities; research and analysis of markets, environments, competition, and customers; market segmentation and selection of target markets; and emphasis on behavior and perspectives of consumers and organizational customers. Planning and decision making for products and services in profit and nonprofit, domestic and global settings.
Fundamentals of Human Resources
Course: MGMT2072
Credit: 3
This course is an introduction to human resource management concepts, issues, and functions. Specifically, the concepts and functions of recruitment, selection, training, and development,EEO/Affirmative Action, performance appraisals, reward systems, employee benefits, unions, collective bargaining and employee relations. The course will emphasize on the applied nature of thecourse by focusing on the use case scenarios. Thiscourse is intended for the Associate of Applied Business (AAB) program, and does not apply toward a Bachelors in Business Administration (BBA).
Health Information Ethics
Course: HCMT2012
Credit: 3
An overview course that focuses on the study of healthcare codes of ethics, patient’s bill of rights, medical malpractice cases, and legal and ethical issues for medical offices. The course will examine the concepts of privacy, security, confidentiality, healthcare legislation, and regulations relating to the maintenance and use of health information.
Healthcare Quality, Statistics and Research
Course: HCMT2022
Credit: 3
An applied course in healthcare quality, basic statistics, and research methods with emphasis on the ability to analyze and interpret clinical and other health data for use in research, and health care decision making. The course will also focus on the organization and analysis of data in health care quality programs including quality assessment and monitoring, utilization, and risk management. Research methods will be introduced by developing the student’s ability to locate, read and use published research relevant to commonly used for research, health statistics, outcomes, case mix, registries, Institutional Review Board (IRB), and ethics.
Healthcare Applications
Course: HCMT2015C
Credit: 3
This course covers health information systems and their design, implementation, and application. Topics include spreadsheets, databases, electronic health records, data integrity, data modeling, and warehousing to meet departmental needs. Data dictionaries, data sets and the exchange of health information will also be covered.
Healthcare Finance
Course: HCMT2040
Credit: 3
This course will prepare the health care manager for the responsibilities involved in maintaining awell-managed, financially strong health care organization. Basic vocabulary, processes, functions and reports are presented in this course, including financial statements as commonlyseen in health care environments. Topics covered include types of budgets; considerations for cash flow, payables and receivables; and process for working with various types of revenue streams, practice and project financing.
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