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Leadership and Organizational Management in Healthcare

Leadership and Organizational Management (LOM) in Healthcare

Class Type:
online
Cost:
$445*
Next Start Date:
Fall 2022
Program Options:
Bachelor of Science
120
Credit Hours
3.5
Years (Avg.)

*Any student enrolling in the LOM in Healthcare for the fall of 2022 will be eligible for an “Inaugural Enrollment Grant” of $500 per semester throughout the program.

Career advancing experience. Sooner.

EMU’s Bachelor of Science in Leadership and Organizational Management (LOM) in Healthcare is a 4-year program that gives you marketable skills within the first year and prepares you to become the leader you envision yourself to be. Gain the non-clinical knowledge, confidence, and skill to lead healthcare organizations into the future.

Degree highlights include:

  • Fully asynchronous online courses 
  • Activities that connect you with fellow students and faculty
  • Experiential learning in a variety of healthcare settings 
  • Exploration of healthcare ethics, legal issues and policies
  • Leadership and management courses 
  • Comprehensive community health courses and practicum, applied research, and evidence-based practice
  • Development of a professional portfolio to show your expertise to employers 

Dynamic learning designed to fit your needs.

You have unique life circumstances and goals. EMU’s approach is designed for those seeking a nontraditional path to personal growth, career acceleration, and human impact. We tailor a comprehensive program of study and engaged, hands-on learning to empower you to realize your potential at a pace that is right for you.


Scholarships

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Any student enrolling in the LOM in Healthcare for the fall of 2022 will be eligible for an “Inaugural Enrollment Grant” of $500 per semester throughout the program.

COURSES BEGIN FALL 2022

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Curriculum

International Class/Disease Coding I (3 semester hours)
This course will provide skills and tools for the student to join an entry-level position as a medical coder. The course will provide an introduction to how coding and billing in healthcare settings. The student will code cases and learn how to read and understand patient charts. The ICD-10-CM and CPT 2021 will be introduced and used by the student. 

International Class/Disease Coding II (3 semester hours)
This course will provide skills and tools for the student to enter an entry-level position as a medical coder. The course will provide more challenging patient situations that the student will code. The student will be introduced to coding procedures as well as challenging charts. The student will also be analyzing the work of other students. The ICD-10-CM and CPT 2021 will be used by the student. 

Procedural Terminology Coding  (3 semester hours)
Course Description: This course will provide skills and tools for the student to enter an entry-level position as a medical coder. The course will provide procedural situations that the student will code. The student will be introduced to coding procedures as well as challenging charts. The student will also be analyzing the work of other students and work as a collaborative team to manage the needs of a simulated healthcare practice. The ICD-10-CM and CPT 2021 will be used by the student. 

Medical Terminology (3 semester hours) 
This course is designed to provide the medical language and nomenclature background for students who plan to enter health care professions. Study of the uses of prefixes, suffixes, and word roots to formulate words describing meaningful medical conditions is emphasized as well as learning their definitions, correct pronunciation, and spelling. Using major body systems as a guide, students will learn the basic anatomic and medical terms related to the muscular, skeletal, respiratory, circulatory, digestive, reproductive, and urinary systems.

Overview of the Human Body (4 semester hours) 
This course will equip the student with basic knowledge and understanding of the basic organization, structure and function of the human body. The student identifies anatomy and explains physiology of the human body through comparative vertebrate observation and analysis. 

Experiential Learning I, II, and III  (1 semester hours for each)
These courses will equip the student with experience in the healthcare field. The student will research and contact three different healthcare organizations in their community and observe/volunteer at the chosen site. Each experience will be 30 hours of observational work with the creation of a research paper and presentation following the experience. The student will be required to find and secure their own sites, which will be approved by the instructor or program director.  

Systems and Education in Healthcare-Healthcare Management I (3 semester hours)
This course will equip the student with a knowledge of future health leaders, managers, and administrators to an understanding of the US healthcare system. Topics discussed include the main components and issues of the organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems. The student will also develop teaching and instructional skills to use in the healthcare setting. Upon completion of the course, students will use critical thinking skills to apply knowledge from previous course work to determine how the US healthcare system is organized, financed, and delivered. As well as being equipped to teach staff, clients, family, and the community regarding healthcare needs.

Processes in Healthcare Information (3 semester hours) 
This course will equip the student with an understanding of health record keeping, retention, storage and design of necessary forms. Students will learn the connection between members of the healthcare system including departments, clinics and providers. Computer hardware and software are explored in relation to healthcare information. Basics of database management are discussed as well as Electronic Medical Records. 

Disparities in Healthcare- Healthcare Management II (3 semester hours) 
This course will further equip the student to use research to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the US healthcare system. Using evidence-based research, the student will form critical analysis of the US healthcare system as compared to other world-wide healthcare systems. Topics discussed include the main components and issues of the US system, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems throughout the world. Power differentials and healthcare disparities will be addressed. Upon completion of the course, students will develop a proposal for a new healthcare system that addresses the disparities of the current US system.

Health Insurance and Reimbursement (3 semester hours) 
This course will equip the student with an understanding of payment and reimbursement methods in the US healthcare system. Students will examine forms, practices and processes and the role of the healthcare information specialist. Data exchange from patient, healthcare provider and payer will be explored. 

Healthcare Policy (3 semester hours) 
This course will equip the student with a knowledge of the US healthcare delivery system; addresses the social, political, and economic context of US healthcare and the distribution of medical care and pharmaceutical products and services, as well as the role of public and private insurers, pharmaceutical industry, and managed care organizations. Current policies as well as basic economics will be discussed within these systems. Access to quality care will also be investigated as well as the healthcare disparities of diverse populations

Ethics and Legal Issues in Healthcare (3 semester hours) 
This course will equip the student with a knowledge of legal and ethical issues facing healthcare professionals including racial issues and legalities regarding underserved populations. Students will explore the basics of healthcare ethics and review ethical situations and dilemmas. Students will begin to develop a working knowledge of various theories and applications of healthcare law and ethics.

Community Healthcare Management – Healthcare Management III (3 semester hours)
This course will equip the student with knowledge of the concepts and methods of healthcare management in the community. Topics will include developing programs for health improvement and the role of community assessment and holistic care. Healthy People 2020 topics and objectives will be discussed and used as a guide to determine healthcare deficits and advantages within the student’s community.

LOM 320: Leadership Development (3 semester hours)
The emphasis in Module One is on the experiential nature of nontraditional education and adult development theory. Students will be familiar with various theories and instruments that will provide a cognitive basis for personal analysis and understanding. The objective of this interdisciplinary module is personal discovery through examination of issues in adulthood as studied in the fields of literature, wellness, and gender studies.

LOM 350: Organizational Behavior (3 semester hours)
Students study the foundational theories and approaches to organization structure, design, and culture. Primary emphasis is placed on understanding the organization as an open system. Students will learn to utilize a systems approach in basic organizational diagnosis. Contingency theory provides a theoretical framework for understanding the impact of the business environment on organizational effectiveness, design, and change.

LOM 360: Groups and Individuals in the Organization (3 semester hours)
This module is a study of group and individual behavior and how group functioning affects organizational effectiveness. Emphasis is placed on decision making, group dynamics, emotional intelligence, and resolving conflict in groups. Students develop strategies for efficient and productive group management and determine which tasks are best handled by groups or individuals.

Healthcare Practicum I:  (3 semester hours)
Course Description: This course will equip the student to apply leadership/management techniques while developing a more intimate knowledge of healthcare disparities, resources, needs and programs within the community selected by the student. The student focus will be on choosing a management/leadership style and approach and apply it to managing primary, secondary, and tertiary care in a variety of settings.

LOM 380: Team Dynamics (3 semester hours)
This is a practical course on the skills and practice of team building and leadership. Students will become familiar with team types, roles, composition and processes, and assess personal team and leadership skills. Classes are structured around weekly simulations that provide experience with teams and team leadership. A secondary emphasis is a focus on communications and effective interpersonal relationships. Students will also develop understanding of theories of motivation and conflict management and their applications in team building.

CCSCL 450: Cultural Perspectives (3 semester hours) - EMU Core Designate course
This module focuses on the development of global awareness, faith, and management as it relates to cross-cultural understanding. Students will be challenged to look beyond their own culture and understand social systems and institutions from the perspective of people in another culture. Experiential learning will take place as students participate in an off-campus, cross-cultural experience in a culture that is different from the students’ majority orientation.

LOM 405: Organizational Research (3 semester hours) - Writing Intensive Course
This module guides the student in understanding the research process and becoming a critical consumer of research. Organizational research concepts are examined in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies. Students critically read and critique organizational research.

Healthcare Practicum II (3 semester hours)
This course will equip and challenge the student to use all of the knowledge gained in HS/HCA Practicum 1. The student will choose one or more community healthcare settings and complete 45 hours at the setting of their choice as a volunteer. The student’s focus will be on determining how the health setting benefits the community, and how it is managed; including personal, financial issues and client/community interaction with staff (customer service.)

Healthcare Comprehensive Portfolio (2 semester hours)
This course will equip the student with a comprehensive view of their educational and professional pursuits throughout the LOM-HC program.

LOML 415: Action Planning in Organizations (1 semester hour)
This course builds on previous learning related to organizational analysis, including problem identification, and utilizes evidence-based organizational strategies to provide the knowledge and skills required to develop an effective action plan as part of the capstone Application of Research Project.

BISTL 380: Biblical Perspectives (3 semester hours) - EMU Core Designate course
This course reflects the commitment of EMU as a Christian, liberal arts university, to nurture an appreciation for the rich resources of the scriptures for creative personal faith and human life in the modern world. It is designed to foster knowledge and understanding of the literature and history of the Bible and the integration of faith, learning, and living.

SRSML 460: Business Ethics (3 semester hours) - EMU Core Designate Course
In this course, the student formulates a philosophy of life, providing the base for such concerns as ethics in business, accountability in government, respect for human rights, and a responsible life style in our contemporary world. Ethical theories and personal values are examined through readings, analysis of the workplace, and classroom discussion.

LOM 410: Human Resources Management (3 semester hours)
Students explore the values and perceptions of selected groups affecting social and economic life through an analysis of policies and practices of recruitment, selection, training, development and compensation of employees. Special attention is given to Equal Employment Opportunity and Office of Safety and Health Administration legislation through a series of case studies and simulations.

 

LOM 420: Leadership Theory (3 semester hours)
Students examine motivational theory and its application to individual and group functioning in work and home situations. Leadership styles related to particular circumstances are analyzed. Negotiation is covered through readings and class practice, with an analysis of the effect on productivity.

LOM 430 Leadership Practice (3 semester hours)
Expanding upon the previous module, students will put their leadership theories to practice as their knowledge, skills, and abilities are tested against real-world scenarios. Experiential and application-based learning are utilized throughout this course to develop the student’s individual leadership style.

LOM 440: Global Trends in Economic Justice (3 semester hours) - LOM+EMU Core Designate course
This module will examine global economic trends, theories of justice, and issues of economic justice. A variety of written materials, historical literature, and contemporary culture are examined for their perspectives on economic justice and fairness. Local, national, and international perspectives on economic development and justice are studied. Students will develop a deepened and more nuanced perspective on issues of poverty and justice.

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