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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - GEY6230

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2007-06-21
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  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    1731 2006-10-26
    Department College Budget Account Number
    School of Aging Studies AS 0122900
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Sandra Reynolds x9750

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    GEY 6230 Princ. of Health Care Risk Mgmt and Patient Safety

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? Y
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Princ HCRiskMgt and Pt Safety
    Course Online? Percentage Online



    Course Description

    This course provides an overview of the various aspects of health care risk management and how the risk varies by health care setting. Case studies and exercises provide students with "real world" situations they are likely to encounter.

  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    This course is part of new, online, certificate in Health Care Risk Management. A non-credit version of this class has been given for several years, and this class and the others in the Certificate will prepare students for requirements for licensure in

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    As an inter-disciplinary Certificate, this course will appeal to post-baccalaureat students in Nursing, Public Health, Social Work, and Aging Studies.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    This course has not been offered as a Selected Topics course, as its only purpose is for licensure; it has been offered on a non-credit basis by the Florida Training Academy (part of Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging) for several years.

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    For this course, a PhD in Gerontology or related studies is required. Specific training and/or experience in long-term care services is desirable.

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    1. Expose students to the purpose, roles, and regulations involved in being Risk Manager to a Long Term Care setting.

    2. Be sure students understand quality management, risk exposure, and management techniques used in the clinical setting.

    3. Understand the fiscal responsibilities involved in proper Risk Management and the consequences of improper Risk Management.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    1. Understand the Purpose of Risk Management, the Role of the Risk Manager and Florida statute and risk management regulations.

    2. Understand Federal and State Statutes Impacting Health Care Risk Management (HCRM), as well as the obligation of (HCRM).

    3. Become familiar with concepts of quality management and apply statistical tools to improve quality

    4. Define the different types of risk exposures and management techniques used in the clinical setting

    5. Be acquainted with strategies for reducing patient injuries in delivery of health care services

    6. Define concepts of legal liability and medical malpractice

    7. Understand financial aspects of risk management including insurance, claims and litigation management

    8. Define enterprise Risk Management and describe the steps to develop a comprehensive risk management program for the enterprise

    C. Major Topics

    • Basics of Health Care Enterprise Risk Management

    • The Health Care Risk Management Professional

    • Florida Health Care Management statute and licensure

    • Development of a Risk Management Program

    • Risk Management Metrics—Continuous Quality Improvement tools and process

    • Health Care Legal Concepts

    • Governance of Health Care Organizations

    • Ethics in patient Care

    • Patient Communication

    • Physician and Allied Health Professional Credentialing

    • Documentation and Medical Records

    • Basic Claims Administration

    • Information Technology and Risk Management

    • Health Information Management

    • Introduction to Risk Financing

    • Insurance Basics: Principles and Coverage

    • The Basics of Occupational and Environmental Health

    • Organizational Staffing

    D. Textbooks

    Risk Management Handbook for Health Care Organizations, American Society of Health Care Managers. Will be available in Fall 2006. Can be purchased online at

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    H. Attendance Policy

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    J. Program This Course Supports

  5. Course Concurrence Information

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