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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Health Science - Consortium for International Studies

Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

July 2022 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define key terms related to finance, budgets, and accounting in healthcare contexts; examine the role of finance in healthcare organizations, including the role of the CFO and other key players in day-to-day operations; create balance sheets for healthcare organizations; analyze financial statements using ratio analysis and make financial recommendations to health care organizations based off the data;  examine financial regulations impacting healthcare organizations, including non-profit or tax-exempt status; examine the complexities of third-party payments in healthcare organizations; calculate cost shifting and communicate calculations to stakeholders; explain the implications of value-based purchasing on healthcare organizations; use differential cost analysis to calculate profits and losses and make pricing recommendations to healthcare organizations; evaluate the financial status of a healthcare organization and propose recommendations for purchases based on calculations; develop and evaluate strategic plans for healthcare organizations; use regression analysis to develop and evaluate budgets; calculate financial impacts of purchases based on projected costs and revenues; evaluate healthcare reform proposals.

Instruction:

Major topics taught in this course include: The role of finance and budgets in healthcare, the complexities of payments and regulations in the context of healthcare, and cost analysis and planning as it relates to the healthcare sector.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Science, Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Healthcare Management, or Finance (7/22).

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

July 2022 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: analyze the critical issues in the U.S. healthcare system; justify the need for efficiency and efficacy in the delivery of health services; examine the need to reform the present healthcare system; assess the use of leadership skills to improve healthcare; evaluate the major challenges found in responding to changes in the healthcare system; evaluate the need for better communication skills among healthcare managers; analyze the challenges involved in managing physicians; assess labor market challenges and recruitment issues for healthcare jobs; apply the principles of ethics and meet regulatory requirements in healthcare; develop a case for value-based healthcare.

Instruction:

Major topics taught in this course include: The major issues and challenges facing the current healthcare system in the U.S., including changes, communication improvements, and value-based healthcare.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Science, Public Health, or Healthcare Administration (7/22). 

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

July 202 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: assess the value of economics for healthcare managers; apply marginal analysis to assess healthcare investment decisions; evaluate major trends in health insurance; assess how a decision tree frames a managerial choice; assess what is needed to make a healthcare organization an efficient producer; compare and contrast different strategies to realize the Triple Aim; evaluate the factors, including elasticities, that influence healthcare demand; assess the attributes of a good sales forecast; interpret demand and supply curves in a healthcare context; evaluate different strategies for increasing healthcare profitability; assess the price discrimination challenges faced by healthcare managers; evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of different economic analyses of healthcare interventions.

Instruction:

Major topics taught in this course include: Trends in health insurance, assessing healthcare investment decisions, and the strategies to realize the Triple Aim.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Healthcare Economics, Economics, or Business (7/22).

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

July 2022 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: apply the ethical dimensions of professional practice; apply the goal of caring response into a wide range of ethical issues in professional practice; recognize the nature and scope of moral agency as health professionals and members of the interprofessional care team; apply ethical reasoning using problem-solving methods; apply widely used ethics theories, approaches and concepts to address ethical challenges in professional practice; analyze and resolve ethical problems in present-day healthcare to serve patients, families, and communities globally; apply ethical concepts to work in interprofessional care teams to support optimum health outcomes.

Instruction:

Major topics taught in this course include ethical dimensions of professional practice, ethical reasoning, ethics theories, approaches and concepts, and ethical problems in present-day health care.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Science, Public Health, Allied Health, or Ethics (7/22).

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

July 2022 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe the organization and structure of the healthcare delivery systems in the United States; explain the various factors that cause, and seek to rectify, inequality in healthcare and patient outcomes; compare the different pathways used to finance healthcare, including costs to the patient, insurers, providers, drug companies, and society as a whole; contrast the healthcare organizations of the United States with other nations; determine methods to evaluate the quality of healthcare and to analyze patient results and costs between different types of services and guiding models; explore the role of technology and emerging issues on the future of healthcare; describe the different levels of healthcare management and the roles of all stakeholders. 

Instruction:

Major topics taught in this course include: the organization and structure of healthcare delivery systems, comparing the different pathways used to finance healthcare and the role of technology and emerging issues on the future of healthcare.

Length:

30 weeks. 

Dates:

July 2022 - Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: develop self-awareness as a cornerstone of emotional and social competence; evaluate emotional intelligence as part of professional identity; build demonstrable skills in perspective-taking and empathetic concern; appraise the dynamics involved in a therapeutic relationship; critically reflect on and improve the use of EQ to benefit therapeutic relationships; evaluate the use of different communication skills in a healthcare setting; develop role model leadership qualities in a healthcare environment; apply emotionally intelligent feedback seeking and receiving to improve performance; compare and contrast different emotional touchpoints in healthcare; build emotionally intelligent and reflective healthcare practitioner skills.

Instruction:

This course is an internship in healthcare, focusing on the development of emotional intelligence in the context of a healthcare setting. Students will be evaluated by an advisor, provide weekly reports, and submit assignments.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 6 semester hours in Human Services, Allied Health, or Health Sciences (7/22).

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

July 2022 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: develop a self-leadership strategy applied to healthcare; analyze and review professional development values; evaluate a healthcare organization’s structure and processes; compare and contrast different self-leadership strategies in the pursuit of personal excellence; critically reflect upon and continuously improve your professional development; evaluate your professional performance in a healthcare organization; demonstrate the implementation and evaluation of self-leadership strategies; review the effectiveness and efficacy of different self-leadership strategies in establishing and achieving personal goal-setting; apply team self-leadership practices within a healthcare team; evaluate and apply different reflection models used in healthcare practice.

Instruction:

Major topics taught in this course include: develop a self-leadership strategy applied to healthcare, healthcare organization’s structure and processes, implementation and evaluation of self-leadership strategies and effectiveness and efficacy of different self-leadership strategies.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Health Science, Public Health, Healthcare Administration, or Healthcare Management (7/22).

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

July 2022 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: evaluate how current events are influenced by landmark cases and major historical events; explain how patients access care and the legal responsibilities that providers incur while treating them; compare different legal types of healthcare workers and expand upon how staffing challenges affect healthcare facilities; describe how providers enter into contracts, defend themselves against allegations of malpractice, and respond to questions of negligence; determine when healthcare institutions are liable for the actions of their providers; explain how providers and healthcare professionals obtain consent prior to a procedure to ensure that patients understand their options for care; analyze ethical concerns and provider responsibilities related to reproductive care and birth.

Instruction:

Major topics taught in this course include: the influence of landmark cases and major historical events on the current issues of healthcare, legal types of healthcare workers, how staffing challenges affect healthcare facilities, and ethical concerns and provider responsibilities.

Credit recommendation:

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Legal Studies or Healthcare Law (7/22).

Length:

Varies; self-study.

Dates:

July 2022 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: demonstrate effective medical terminology skills; identify word parts and medical terms correctly; utilize suffixes to build medical terminologies related to medical conditions, diagnoses, procedures, and specialties; recognize prefixes in medical terminology; identify and distinguish medical terms associated with each organ system; apply medical terminology knowledge to help identify basic anatomy and physiology for the technical and non-technical audience; use medical language to describe disease processes, pharmacology, anatomical structures, and physiological interactions of the human body.

Instruction:

Major topics taught in this course include: Basic medical terminology and vocabulary, identification, prefixes and suffixes in the medical field.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate / associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Health Science, Public Health, Allied Health, or Medical Terminology (7/22).

Length:

Varies; self-study. 

Dates:

September 2018 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe the background for athletic training and its employment opportunities; discuss the components of the pre-participation physical exam and fitness testing procedures; relate nutritional health to performance; discuss the nutritional needs of active individuals; outline varying environmental conditions; describe how the illnesses they cause can be prevented; illustrate different forms of injury prevention and the liabilities inherent in sports training; describe how preexisting medical conditions affect the trainee; and recognize clinical injuries in all parts of the body.

Instruction:

This is a course for students with no prior background in the subject. The course begins with a background description of the field and continues with the history of the profession, then shifts to the actual role of the health education professional.  Focus is placed on ethics, responsibilities, and required certifications in the field. Students also learn about theories and planning models of health promotion. Additionally, the course teaches the setting for health education and promotion, as well as the agencies involved. 

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Nutrition, Health and Wellness, Coaching, Personal Training, or Health Coach (8/18).

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