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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6160

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2016-08-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): Please change the prerequisite requirement to: At least one undergraduate course in Financial or Managerial Accounting (required prerequisite) and PHC 6102 (pre-requisite or co-requisite)
Comments: Required - MHA, MPH-HCO, MPH-HCO, MPH-PHA; To GC. Approved. To Syst; to SCNS. Issue with PR; need prefix; emailed 6/15/16. Apprd eff 8/1/16

  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    5197 2015-02-17
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Health Policy and Management PH 640400
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Somer Burke 8139746606

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PHC 6160 Health Care Financial Management

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

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Health Care Fin Management
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0


    At least one undergraduate course in Financial or Managerial Accounting and PHC 6102



    Course Description

    Introduction to the financial management practices in health care organizations, cost behavior analysis, financial statement analysis, and the time value of money.

  3. Justification

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

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    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?

    Students in three of the department's programs take this as a required course.

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

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

    no changes

  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    The course is meant to provide students with an appreciation of the relevant principles of financial and managerial accounting as well as financial management. Also, students will demonstrate an understanding of the complexities and nuances of financial decision-making, planning, and control. To achieve the goal of the course, there are several outcomes that need to be met.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    The course is designed for each student to:

    1. Identify & explain (recall) the GAAP-based concepts for reading & understanding financial statements;

    2. Prepare & compute (interpretation) financial statements from provided financial information;

    3. Define & describe (recall) the common formulas used in ratio analysis;

    4. Apply & calculate (interpretation) ratio analyses to financial situations with provided data;

    5. Develop (interpretation) pro forma financial statements using accounting knowledge and data;

    6. Define & discuss (recall) 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;

    7. Describe & identify (recall) the concepts in the medical billing & coding process;

    8. Compute the requirements for revenue determination & infer (interpretation) conclusions;

    9. Interpret financial scenarios to apply the concepts of financial mathematics to solve (interpretation) time value of money and capital budgeting problems;

    10. Describe managerial accounting concepts and calculate solutions to basic financial scenarios: (recall/interpretation) CVP, Cost Allocation, and Operational Budgeting.

    11. Apply and demonstrate (interpretation) the ability to perform business-level professionalism in demeanor and scholastic approach.

    C. Major Topics

    Accounting Review Part I

    Accounting Review Part II

    Ratio Analysis Part I

    Ratio Analysis Part II

    Financial Statement Pro Formas

    Healthcare Finance Overview

    Financial Mathematics

    Managerial Accounting

    D. Textbooks

    Cleverley & Cameron, Essentials of Health Care Finance, 7th Ed., Jones & Bartlett, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0763789299 ISBN-10: 0763789291

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Supplemental readings may be made available during the semester.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Assessment Strategies and Weighting:


    1. 6 In-class Quizzes (4 points each) 24%

    2. 2 Exams (20 points each) 40%

    3. Homework (maximum of 8 assignments) 16%

    4. 2 Extended Problems 10%

    5. Class Participation 10%

    . TOTAL 100%



    90 – 100% A 80 – 89% B 70 – 79% C

    60 – 69% D 0 – 59% F

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    To gauge the students’ understanding and comprehension of achieving the goals of the course, there are several outcomes that need to be accomplished. The course has 5 major assessment strategies to gauge student performance:

    1. 6 Quizzes – both announced and unannounced [4 points each/24 points]:

    Based on video lectures, other online videos, readings, class discussion

    Recall-based: M/C, Fill-in, short answer, matching

    Given at start of session for 20 minutes

    Taking a quiz provides ½ point to Participation

    2. 2 Exams (problems and case-based) – written and oral [20 points each/40 points]:

    2 portions: problems are written take-home and individual; case-based is group submission and oral

    Take-home given on one week, individual portion due the second week, oral on the third

    3. 8 Assignments – in-class discussions and submissions [2 points each/16 points]:

    Not all assignments require written submissions, but all require preparation outside of class

    Assignment content and approach will be discussed in class

    4. 2 Extended Problems with LOT [5 points each/10 points]:

    2 case-like problems will require a letter of transmittal with the solutions

    5. Participation – measured with quizzes, assignment discussions and HMSA Attendance [10 points]

    Each quiz, regardless of score, is worth half a point

    In-class discussions of assignments and exercises are worth 4 points

    Each HMSA session attended is worth 1 point; however, having more than 1 unexcused miss reduces the student grade by half a letter grade (e.g., a 95 to 100 average would be an A-, an 80 to 85 average would be a C+, etc.)

    H. 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. It’s 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.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    no change

    J. Program This Course Supports

    MHA, MPH - HCO, and MPH - PHA

  5. Course Concurrence Information

    no change

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