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COURSE DESCRIPTION This course is designed to develop and strengthen quantitative skills in order to be applied in healthcare management. Key concepts covered in the course help to increase student’s ability to solve fiscal matters, develop strategic solutions, and increase efficiency across the board within health services organizations. INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS Required Resources Lewis, J.B., McGrath, R.J., & Seidel, L.F. (2011). Essentials of applied quantitative methods for health services managers. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers. Supplemental Resources Anderson, D., Sweeney, D., Williams, T., Camm, J., & Cochran, J. (2013). Quantitative methods for business (12th ed.). South-Western: Cengage Learning. Ozcan, Y. (2009). Quantitative methods in health care management: Techniques and applications (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Taylor, B. M. (2010). Introduction to management science (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice Hall. COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES 1. Apply general systems models to health services problems. 2. Apply descriptive and inferential statistics in health services. 3. Relate the time value of money to health services decisions. 4. Evaluate forecasting strategies and methods. 5. Analyze the production capacity of service systems. 6. Analyze projects using the tools of quantitative methods. 7. Determine how effective use of quantitative methods can strengthen an organization’s position in the market. 8. Use technology and information resources to research issues in quantitative methods for health services. 9. Write clearly and concisely about quantitative methods for health services using proper writing mechanics.   WEEKLY COURSE SCHEDULE The standard requirement for a 4.5 credit hour course is for students to spend 13.5 hours in weekly work. This includes preparation, activities, and evaluation regardless of delivery mode. Week Preparation, Activities, and Evaluation Points 1 Preparation • Reading(s) o Chapter 1: The Role and Function of Quantitative Methods in Health Services Management Activities • Discussion Evaluation • None 20 2 Preparation • Reading(s) o Chapter 2: Working with Numbers Activities • Discussion Evaluation • Homework o Chapter 2: Exercises 2-1 through 2-5 20 30 3 Preparation • Reading(s) o Chapter 3: Flow Charting o Chapter 4: Time Value of Money Activities • Discussion Evaluation • Homework o Chapter 3: Exercise 3-3 o Chapter 4: Exercises 4-1 through 4-4 20 30 4 Preparation • Reading(s) o Chapter 5: The Art and Science of Forecasting o Chapter 6: Trend Forecasting Techniques (pages 89-92 only) Activities • Discussion Evaluation • Homework o Chapter 5: Exercises 5-1, 5-3, 5-5, and 5-6 • Exam 1: Chapters 1 through 4 20 30 125

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to develop and strengthen quantitative skills in order to be applied in healthcare management. Key concepts covered in the course help to increase student’s ability to solve fiscal matters, develop strategic solutions, and increase efficiency across the board within health services organizations.

 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS

Required Resources

Lewis, J.B., McGrath, R.J., & Seidel, L.F. (2011). Essentials of applied quantitative methods

for health services managers. Boston, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers.

 

Supplemental Resources

Anderson, D., Sweeney, D., Williams, T., Camm, J., & Cochran, J. (2013). Quantitative methods for

business (12th ed.). South-Western: Cengage Learning.

 

Ozcan, Y. (2009). Quantitative methods in health care management: Techniques and applications (2nd

ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

 

Taylor, B. M. (2010). Introduction to management science (10th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ:

Pearson/Prentice Hall.

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES

  1. Apply general systems models to health services problems.
  2. Apply descriptive and inferential statistics in health services.
  3. Relate the time value of money to health services decisions.
  4. Evaluate forecasting strategies and methods.
  5. Analyze the production capacity of service systems.
  6. Analyze projects using the tools of quantitative methods.
  7. Determine how effective use of quantitative methods can strengthen an organization’s position in the market.
  8. Use technology and information resources to research issues in quantitative methods for health services.
  9. Write clearly and concisely about quantitative methods for health services using proper writing mechanics.

 


 

WEEKLY COURSE SCHEDULE

The standard requirement for a 4.5 credit hour course is for students to spend 13.5 hours in weekly work.  This includes preparation, activities, and evaluation regardless of delivery mode.

Week Preparation, Activities, and Evaluation Points
1 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 1: The Role and Function of Quantitative Methods in Health Services Management

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • None
 

 

 

 

 

20

2 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 2: Working with Numbers

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • Homework
    • Chapter 2: Exercises 2-1 through 2-5
 

 

 

 

20

 

30

 

3 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 3: Flow Charting
    • Chapter 4: Time Value of Money

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • Homework
    • Chapter 3: Exercise 3-3
    • Chapter 4: Exercises 4-1 through 4-4
 

 

 

 

 

20

 

30

 

4 Preparation

  • Reading(s)
    • Chapter 5: The Art and Science of Forecasting
    • Chapter 6: Trend Forecasting Techniques (pages 89-92 only)

Activities

  • Discussion

Evaluation

  • Homework
    • Chapter 5: Exercises 5-1, 5-3, 5-5, and 5-6
  • Exam 1: Chapters 1 through 4
 

 

 

 

 

20

 

30

 

125

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