District Syllabus
HSA3113
Health Care Trends And Issues


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course introduces fundamental concepts and methods related to the management of information systems in organizations. The topics covered in this course may change over time as technology advances. Ultimately, this course will equip students with the applied knowledge of management informations systems for use in business decision making.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Austin, A and Wetle, V.. United States Health Care System: Combining Business, Health and Delivery, 2nd ed., Pearson, 2012. ISBN: 0131391569
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Bachelor of Applied Science Learning Outcomes (Health Care 
Management):
1.  Apply the rules and principles of law and ethics.
2.  Communicate professionally.
3.  Manage information to support organizational goals.
4.  Develop a strategic plan for a healthcare facility.              
              
              
              
              
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will be able 
to:
1.  Develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values necessary for
positions of responsibility in a variety of health care settings.
2.  Demonstrate advanced professional and educational capabilities 
using appropriate interpersonal, written communication and critical 
thinking skills required for successful performance and progress in 
the health care profession. 
3.  Apply principles of research to evaluate scientific literature 
related to health care as a foundation for lifelong learning.
4.  Exhibit leadership and act as a change agent in the ever evolving 
aspects of health care.
5.  Integrate appropriate technology into the leadership, management, 
and decision-making process.       
              
              
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the policies of the college and the department. Detailed explanations are included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.