Health Care Management
This concentration prepares health care managers with the knowledge and skills to manage health care practices and utilize the fundamentals of health care management and administration. Stony Brook University's Career Center, in collaboration with the Health Science major, have developed Internship opportunities in hospitals, clinics, physicians’ practices, nursing homes, insurance organizations, public health departments, consulting firms, and universities. This concentration serves the need of those students interested in pursuing clinical and non-clinical graduate studies.
HAN 432 Introduction to Health Care Management (4 credits): Introduces students to the practices and theories of health care policy and management. Presents an overview of the trends in public policy and management techniques. Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.
HAN 435 Sales and Marketing in Health Care (3 credits): Assists students in defining and understanding the terms used in the statistical treatment of data. Students will perform descriptive and inferential statistical treatments of data (i.e., perform and interpret hypothesis testing). Prerequisite: Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.
HAN 434 Corporate Compliance and Regulation (4 credits): Provides and overview of recently enacted legislation requiring health care institutions’ compliance programs. Introduces regulations and compliance including anti-trust, controlled substances, Americans with Disabilities Act, Occupational Safety and Health Act, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations, Department of Health jurisdiction over hospitals and licensure requirements. Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.
HAN 436 Continuous Quality Improvement (3 credits): Provides basic principles associated with Total Quality Management (TQM) and Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI). Aids identification and quality problem-solving found in all health care organizations utilizing CQI tools and techniques. Through the use of case studies, current events, and textbook materials, students will learn how to identify problems, recommend improvements, and collect data to demonstrate process improvement. Restricted to students approved for appropriate senior year track in the Health Science major.