Curriculum: Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies - Healthcare Leadership

July 01, 2022
August 22, 2022
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All of your coursework for the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies in Healthcare Leadership program is completed online. Our students are provided with the skills to take their healthcare career to the next level.

Option for Dental Professionals
Eligible Dental Hygienists and Dental Assistants have the option to substitute Allied Health (ALH) courses with Expanded Functions for the Dental Auxiliary (EFDA) courses. For more information about this option please connect with an Advisor. Courses in this option will be held in-person.

Sample Curriculum
Customized curriculum map for the BTAS-Healthcare Leadership program is available to fit your schedule and pace. Part-time and Full-time options are available to all students. Summer term courses are also offered. Program accepts students 3 times a year, Spring, Summer or Fall. Self paced online orientation is required after you are accepted to the program.

60 credits total, 20 courses
Full-time students can complete in 5 semesters. Part-time students can complete in 10 semesters.

Mid-Collegiate Experience/Bridging Module

Transitional course for students who have completed an associates degree in a technical or applied field and who desire to earn a technical baccalaureate degree in applied studies for the purposes of career advancement and personal development. The focus will be on analyzing, comparing, and defining concepts and methods that bring technology and the liberal arts together.

Team Building

Facilitation skills, group roles, team performance assessment, stages of team development, dysfunctional teams, autonomous work teams. Class will function in teams to accomplish a project and numerous exercises/activities.

Financial Information for Managers

The course will cover how to read and to use financial statements, how to employ ratios and performance measures, and how to improve decision making. There will be emphasis on distinguishing relevant information from irrelevant information. The course will deal with how to use principles of leverage, and of working capital management, as well as the issues, tools and techniques that drive financial decision making. Subjects covered will include variable costing and absorption costing (both traditional and activity-based costing), cost behavior, budgeting principles, and target costing.

Law and Ethics in Professional Settings

The course focuses on the legal issues, the regulatory issues and the ethical issues common to organizations as they employ workers, compete in the marketplace, and produce goods and services, all in the context of a global environment. Relevant ethical behavior and theories will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on the employment relationship covering such topics as hiring, dismissal, wrongful discharge, employee rights, and the employer's duty to provide a safe workplace. Consumer protection and product liability will be studied.

Applied Professional Writing

This course covers practical strategies necessary to produce effective writing in professional environments. You will explore the assumptions that govern writing in your field and practice the writing skills and styles applicable to communicating effectively in the workplace.

Diversity in Professional Settings

Students will understand basic gender and diversity theories. The course will examine the effects of gender and diversity in the workplace and how to balance these issues.

Senior Capstone

This course is the capstone course for the BTAS degree. It is designed to provide students the opportunity to integrate knowledge and skills acquired in the communication and management courses to the recurring phenomenon of organizational change in the real world. By working on a capstone project that draws on prior coursework and a series of case projects, students utilize their critical thinking skills in synthesizing previous coursework to extend and develop their ability to manage change.

External Influences on Health Care and Medicine

This course will focus on those external factors that influence the environment in which health care and medicine are practiced. Emphasis will be placed on governmental statues, regulations, and agencies; accrediting and licensing agencies; and professional practice organizations and their impact on quality outcomes in health care and medicine professional practice, education, and utilization. The influence of insurance companies and pharmaceutical corporations will also be discussed. Note: This course has a pre-requisite that you are a student in the RDSC-BRST Radiation Science program. If you are not, please contact the course instructor to request permission to enroll in ALH3007.

Targeting Change to Reduce Healthcare Inequities

This course is designed to raise student awareness of the challenges faced by individuals marginalized within the existing healthcare system. With this understanding, it will allow students the opportunity to affect change as leaders in the healthcare industry.

Introduction to Project Management

This course examines the fundamentals of project management necessary to organize, plan, implement, and control a successful project. The course covers key components of project management including the project life cycle and tools and techniques for initiating, planning, controlling and closing processes to achieve project objectives on time and within budget.

Healthcare Delivery Systems

Includes history of and orientation to the healthcare delivery system, healthcare planning, dynamics of the healthcare team, and future implications. Note: This course has a pre-requisite that you are a student in the RDSC-BRST Radiation Science program. If you are not, please contact the course instructor to request permission to enroll in ALH4021.

Leadership Strategies in Healthcare

A survey of theoretical concepts and practical skills for use in healthcare leadership positions.The student will develop professional leadership and supervisory skills to include presentation strategies, educational methods, communication and assessment techniques.

Applied Administrative Practices in Health Care

Provides an overview of the health care economy and financial environment. This is an applied economic/financial course to the field of radiation sciences. Topics include general influencing factors, reimbursement models, fiscal oversight, quality improvement processes, and daily operation of a health care organization.

Applied Healthcare Research

In this course, students explore healthcare research including basic concepts of statistics, methods of statistical analysis, and tools of statistical computation. Students will select a topic of interest, conduct a literature review of this topic, and write a manuscript that demonstrates their knowledge of the literature, ability to analyze and synthesize research methods and findings, and write according to professional practice standard protocols.

Applied Technology for Personal and Professional Productivity

Technology tools have become an integral part of personal and professional activities. This course focuses on ways in which technology can be applied to facilitate and improve personal and professional productivity, problem-solving skills,and decision-making ability. Students will develop strategies for (1) analyzing technology needs; and (2) evaluating, selecting, acquiring, and using technology tools that meet those needs. The course will also explore effective ways to manage the disruptions and distractions that occur as a result of the infusion of technology in personal and professional activities.

Allied Health Internship

An internship in the performance of activities relating to clinical practice, management, or education at a healthcare, proprietary, or educational institution. Students are responsible for acquiring an internship site and preceptor.

Interpersonal Connections in the Workplace

This course examines and builds on major interpersonal theories and principles related to businesses, and helps students apply their theoretical knowledge to practical experiences in the workplace.

Global Challenges for the 21st Century

This course addresses seven major challenges of the 21st Century -- population, resources, communication, technology, economics, governance and conflict -- with an emphasis on how they will change our world in the coming years. The course will incorporate broad overviews as well as very specific examples and case studies, with a focus on helping students become more globally competent citizens and leaders.

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