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  • HSM 301 - The Healthcare Systems
    The course introduces participants to the organization and operation of the health systems of Canada. The initial section focuses on the client as the consumer of health services. Discussion is focused on the historical concepts of the provider-client relationships; integrated client-centered care. Also examined are major institutional and community components and the interrelationships; role of governments and the health professions in shaping the current system; funding; planning for healthcare; the impact of access to services with the shift from the institutionally-based illness model with curative technology to a wellness model stressing client rights, community development and health promotion in a climate of the learning organization with quality improvement initiatives.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • HSM 305 - The Management Cycle
    This course will explore the manager's role as it relates to planning, organizing, HRM, budgeting, supervising, evaluation, service delivery, and marketing. Further exploration will center around areas such as organizational development and culture, evolution of organizations, response to change, individual motivation, group dynamics, leadership styles, inter-departmental relations, decision-making, communication, team building, conflict resolution, managing change.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HSM 301 or HSM 315
  • HSM 306 - Management Leadership and Decision-Making
    In this course students examine theories of organizational development and culture, review how organizations evolve and respond to change. Students will apply theories of individual motivation, group dynamics and styles of leadership within the context of the departmental structure and inter-departmental relations. Case studies and role-playing are used to develop skills in decision-making, communication, team building, conflict resolution and managing change in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural work settings. Methodology: Lecture, discussion, case studies, role playing.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HSM 305
  • HSM 307 - Principles of Long Term Care Service Del.
    Successful completion of this course will enable the student to understand and critically analyze the current system and the impact of expected changes on the delivery of service in the long-term care sector. The course will deal with the policies, values, concepts, and complexities of the health care system in the municipal, provincial, national and international contexts. It will also provide an understanding of the political processes and legislation that have shaped and will continue to shape the delivery of long-term care. Discussion will include the administrative issues and trends in the provision of services to culturally diverse clients of all ages and conditions in both community and institutional environments.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • HSM 308 - Project Management - Long Term Care
    The course provides the student with concepts and basic functions of project management. It will provide participants with the knowledge and skill to apply a project management approach to leadership in the long-term care sector. The course activities will consists of an examination of the key elements of effective project management including scope, time, cost, human resources, quality, risk, communications and change. Opportunities will be made available for skill development and knowledge application during the life of the course.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HSM 301 and HSM 307
  • HSM 309 - Trends in Long Term Care Service Delivery
    This course is designed to facilitate in-depth analysis of key trends and issues in long term care service delivery and to explore their implications for management practice. Students will examine current long term care delivery systems, their legislative, political, economic, and social complexities, and their ability to influence and be influenced by health care professionals. Issues addressed will vary in response to developments in the field. Students will be asked to critically analyze these trends and issues in terms of their impact on the long term care system as a whole, the provider-client relationship, etc.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HSM 301 and HSM 307
  • HSM 310 - Institutional Structure
    This course is designed to explore the administrative, functional and management structures of modern Canadian healthcare institutions. Student learning will focus on understanding the corporate organizational structure, and the functions and relationships of major clinical and non-clinical departments. Healthcare organizations themselves are also analyzed with respect to the unique social role which they play and the contribution they make to the society in which they function.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • HSM 330 - Managerial Epidemiology for Healthcare
    It is important for managers to understand the populations they serve. This course will illustrate how the manager can use epidemiological concepts and tools to improve management decisions - from setting rates to predicting staffing needs to marketing the services of the organization. Managers need to know the methods and ideas of epidemiology. The information will be presented in a manner that meets the needs of the healthcare manager. Some of the topics covered will be study designs and descriptive epidemiology; quantitative measures and terminology.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HIM 408 or QMS 202 or QMS 210 or QMS 230
  • HSM 407 - Healthcare Financial Management
    This course assumes a basic knowledge of accounting principles. It focuses on the unique financial management features, reporting policies and analytic tools in health services organizations. It examines different types of budgets including capital and operating budgets, and fixed and variable budgets. It describes budgetary processes and tools and discusses capital expenditure plans and cash flow forecasts. Financial measurement, reporting and evaluation strategies are discussed and students learn how to use a spreadsheet, and how to compute and compare budgets and to calculate variances.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • HSM 408 - Program Planning and Evaluation
    This course develops conceptual and applied understandings of what a program is, how it is developed, and how its performance can be monitored and assessed. It describes the purposes, application and importance of planning and evaluation techniques in the health field and develops strategies for initiating and managing planning and evaluation activities. Fundamental elements of program planning and evaluation are detailed including the specification of program goals, objectives and operational indicators, and the matching of planning and evaluation questions to operational decision-making.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Prerequisites: HSM 417
  • HSM 417 - Research Methodology
    This course builds basic skills in statistics and research methodology in the health field. To ensure the quality, appropriateness and cost-effectiveness of the services they provide, managers must make decisions based on the best available evidence. Even if they do not themselves engage in research activities, they should understand the research process, the assumptions which underlie different research strategies, and be able to critically assess research findings as the basis for decision-making. The course discusses the assumptions of clinical and social research models and the nature and use of health care statistical data.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
  • HSM 418 - Practicum Seminar
    Students and faculty supervisors establish learning contracts detailing the terms and conditions of fieldwork placements. Subsequent Seminars provide an opportunity for students to apply theory and collectively share their experiences. This is a graded course.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • HSM 419 - Practicum
    The practicum is the "capstone" course of the program, and provides the opportunity to apply management theory and concepts in a working environment. Students evaluate and analyse on-site management issues within the context of their understanding of organizational systems. A pre-arranged number of hours, per week, will be spent over a negotiated time period in a setting other than their own work setting, although it may be in the same organization. Supervision will be provided by on-site preceptors. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis.
    Weekly Contact: Lab: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00
    Consent: Departmental consent required
  • HSM 437 - Human Resources Management in Healthcare
    This course will increase the understanding of the processes involved in merging human talents, needs and aspirations with the requirements of the client-centred health services organization. It builds on the theory and practice of leadership and communication skills, to develop skills and knowledge in human resources planning, recruitment, selection and evaluation. Topics include job analysis, performance appraisal, compensation, quality of working life, continuing professional education, collective bargaining, employee rights, career planning, etc. A case study approach will be used. Methodology: Lecture, discussion, case studies.
    Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
    GPA weight: 1.00
    Billing Units: 1
    Count: 1.00