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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6160
Tracking Number - 4938

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-02-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Change description to: Introduction to the financial management practices in health care organizations, cost behavior analysis, financial statement analysis, and the time value of money.
Comments: to GC 4/7/14. Required MHA, MPH-HCO/PHA. Approved pending completion of Form (Missing required info). Emailed 5/20/14. Completed 9/19/14. to SCNS 10/1; to SCNS 10/8. Appd eff 2/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-02-12
  2. Department: Health Policy and Management
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number: 640400
  5. Contact Person: Somer Burke
  6. Phone: 8139746606
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6160
  10. Full Title: Health Care Financial Management
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: Y
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Health Care Fin Mgmt
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: PHC 6102, undergraduate financial accounting
  23. Corequisites: None
  24. Course Description: An introduction to the application of financial management practices in health care organizations, cost behavior analysis, working capital management, financial statement analysis, and capital decision making.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  26. 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? This course is being made a part of the required sequence in the MHA. The course will also serve the MPH-HCO/PHP degree programs.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) Instructors should have a minimum of 18 hours in graduate finance and/or accounting.
  29. Objectives: 1. Apply the principles of financial and managerial accounting to health care financial management;

    2. Comprehend and apply basic financial analytical techniques and methods to the needs of health care organizations;

    3. Appreciate the role and application of accounting principles and financial management techniques in addressing

    managerial problems in business settings in general and in health care organizations specifically;

    4. Identify and define some of the management problems, especially related to financial aspects, of general

    business and health care organizations;

    5. Determine and elucidate the set of alternative solutions for a given financial management problem.

  30. Learning Outcomes: To demonstrate analytical thinking skills and an understanding of the concepts, tools and practices of

    financially analyzing managerial decisions and then apply the analytic approaches for people (patients), organizations, and society;

    To accurately and correctly define, diagnose, formulate, and solve financial situations and dilemmas;

    To apply the basic methods of financial and managerial accounting to generate reports and other management tools, e.g., financial statements and organizational budgets;

    To read and interpret financial data from various sources and in different forms, to extract the salient and relevant points from the data, to transform the data into useful information, and then to use appropriate software to create spreadsheets, tables, graphs and charts to display the analytical findings effectively;

    To learn the relevance and function of financial and cost management in addressing, analyzing, and solving health care organizational problems pertaining to its economic performance and viability.

  31. Major Topics: 1. Time value of money

    2. Capital budgeting

    3. Financial statement construction and comprehension

    4. Analysis of organizational financial performance via such tools as ratio analysis

    5. Cost-Volume-Profit Analysis

    6. Roles of financial management in health care organizations

    7. Billing, coding and reimbursement issues for health care organizations

  32. Textbooks: Cleverley & Cleverley, Essentials of Health Care Finance, 7th Ed., Jones & Bartlett, 2010.
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases:
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy:
  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: 3-4 assignments (mostly word problems, but at least one case);

    2 tests with both take-home and in-class components;

    1 final exam with both written and oral components

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. Its the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Make-up work will need to be coordinated with the instructor first for availability on any item, then the nature of the make-up work and then the time frame for submission.
  38. Program This Course Supports: MHA, MPH-HCO/PHP
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Master of Health Administration

    Master of Public Health

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