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MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management: Curriculum

Curriculum Details


The online MSHS in Clinical Operations and Healthcare Management consists of 36 credit hours and can be completed in two years.

Three credit hours of elective courses are selected in consultation with the program director, from existing online graduate courses in Medical Laboratory Sciences or Health Sciences.


Gain an understanding of human resource capital and development while applying concepts to improve organizational operations. Gain an understanding of the unique skills necessary from healthcare professionals and how they work together to maximize quality and value in the healthcare enterprise.

Gain an understanding of operational leadership in a constantly changing system. Understand the theoretical and practical applications to change management.

The course introduces students to the power of effective communication in the healthcare environment. Students will evaluate their personal communication styles and discuss the impact of effective communication.

The course introduces students to key concepts of public health including a history as it relates to healthcare in the U.S., public health as a health system, regulations and laws, the public health workforce infrastructure and interventions.

Applied health economics, finance and policy for high-quality, value-based health care operations; costs, expenditure, and reimbursement of services; strategic financial planning tools. Restricted to students in the clinical operations and health care management program.

This course focuses on the clinical informatics-system life cycle through a survey of the clinical informatics landscape and its affiliated data, governance, and interoperability structures.

The course introduces students to management in the healthcare industry In this course students will survey the systems and functions required to plan, produce, and deliver high quality, patient centered health care services.

Students are either mentored through an initiative they are working on in their work environment or they are provided with a project from our community partners. They complete a comprehensive healthcare operations proposal, present to a group of professionals and can use the project as part of their portfolio moving forward in their career. May be repeated for credit.

This course builds upon prior coursework to apply clinical operations and health care management practices. Students analyze and discuss real-life operational case studies from a diverse array of healthcare organizations.

Students examine leadership/leadership change theories in the healthcare industry setting, as well as management and communications strategies, and values in a systems framework. Theories and styles of leadership, including organizational management and values, strategic planning, communication strategies, managing change, and negotiating conflict in the context of the health care delivery system.

An overview of global business principles related to health care systems: the management of patient-centered care delivery, marketing, finance and fiscal management principles, information technology, and quality improvement.


One 3-credit elective course selected with the advisor’s approval: HSCI 6263 – Biostatistics Translational Research or HSCI 6264 – Epidemiology Translational Research

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Note, 45 transferrable credits required to apply for BSHS and BSHS/MSHS dual degree programs