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Health Organization Management (HOM)

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4000 Level Courses

4371. Health Organization Management (3). Prerequisites: BA students only, junior/senior standing. Designed to provide an overview of the health care system and its managerial, social, behavioral, and economic aspects from an organizational viewpoint.

4378. Clinical Aspects of Health Organization Management (3). Prerequisites: 3.0 Texas Tech GPA; MGT or Honors College student. Managerial implications of the natural history of disease, epidemiology, and health policies and their relevance to modern health care organizations.

4379. Managed Care Aspects of Health Organization Management (3). Prerequisites: HOM 4378; 3.0 Texas Tech GPA; MGT or Honors College student. Fundamental issues surrounding today’s managed care organizations and their impact on stakeholders.

5000 Level Courses

5306. HOM I: Introduction to Healthcare Systems (3). Prerequisite: Admitted to HOM or consent of instructor. Provides an introductory-level overview of the United States healthcare system in terms of historical, current, political, organizational, human resources, financial, access-related, and quality dimensions.

5307. HOM II: Managed Care Organizations (3). Prerequisite: HOM 5306 with a grade of B or better or consent of instructor. Examines fundamental and contemporary issues in management of costs and payments in the healthcare industry.

5308. HOM III: Consumer-Driven Healthcare Design (3). Prerequisites: HOM 5306 and 5307 with a grade of B or better or consent of instructor. A systems-based view of healthcare organizations emphasizing evaluation, measurement, and quality issues.

5309. HOM IV: Integrated Healthcare Operations (3) .Prerequisites: B or better in HOM 5306, 5307, 5308 or consent of instructor. Synthesizes components of prior courses and presents new knowledge through critical thinking skills and case studies.

5382. Field Experience in HOM (3). Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. Exposes students to multiple levels of healthcare organizations while allowing them to develop skills in a defined project.