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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). Prerequisites: Declared/admitted to HOM, certificate, M.P.A. in health concentration, or instructor’s permission. Introduces the history and structure of the U.S. healthcare system. Students will learn policy analysis and managerial epidemiology competencies needed in future HOM courses.

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: HOM 5306, 5307, and 5308 with a grade of B or better, or consent of instructor. Analyzes and examines core healthcare operational and management issues from a legal perspective through the use of targeted cases and projects.

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.