District Syllabus
HSA4502
Health Care Risk Management


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: Explores risk management and its specific applications to the health services field. Focus: Insurance, quality assurance, dispute resolution, clinical records, and management.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Youngberg. Principles of Risk Management and Patient Safety, 1st ed., Jones and Bartlett, 2011. ISBN: 9780763774059
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: Participate in all assigned activities.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Bachelor of Applied Science Learning Outcomes (Health Care 
Management):
1.  Apply the rules and principles of law and ethics.
2.  Apply organizational strategies.
3.  Communicate professionally.
4.  Manage information to support organizational goals.
5.  Develop a strategic plan for a healthcare facility.
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the successful student will 
demonstrate an understanding of:
1.  Key trends and issues in health care risk management. 
2.  The theories, concepts, and principles of risk management as they 
pertain to a health care system. 
3.  The importance of documentation and information in health care 
risk management. 
4.  The processes used in the development, implementation, and 
management, of a health care risk management program.
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.