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Policy Statement - 79-22 Health Care Administration, Certificate Program in


The following policy statement, recommended by the Academic Senate at its meeting of January 25, 1979, and approved by the President on August 16, 1979, is as follows:


This Certificate Program in Health Care Administration is an interdisciplinary program which requires a maximum of 33 semester units.

The program has four components: the forms of organization and operation of health care systems, administration and management of these systems, social and environmental factors in health and disease, and analysis and evaluation.

The certificate may be combined with major programs from a variety of fields to include natural and behavioral sciences, humanities, health fields, business and public administration.  Health Care administrators are usually prepared at the master's degree level for job entry and such persons are employed in organizations such as acute and long-term care hospitals, health departments, health planning and coordinating agencies.  The intent of the Certificate Program is to introduce students to the professional field, an dot provide enrichment and preliminary course work for those who desire to pursue the requisite academic preparation for the Health Care Administration field.

Interested students should contact the Director, Health Care Administration program.

Requirements for the Certificate in Health Care Administration

A. A bacelor's degree.

B. Twenty-seven units and with prerequisite course work may require a maximum of 33 units.  Substitutions may be made with the consent of the Director.

1. Forms of Organization and Operation (three units) 
Health Care Administration 400

2. Administration and Management (twelve units) 
Political Science 334 or Management 303; 
Accounting 202; Economics 445; Management 300 
3. Social and Environmental Factors in Health and Disease (six units) 
Microbiology 361; Anthropology 419 or Sociology 490

4. Analysis and Evaluation (six units) 
Health Care Administration 465 and 470

In this component the student is introduced to analysis and evaluation, followed by the proseminar.  The major purpose is to produce a significant written research report to be reviewed by relevant faculty.  The two courses must be taken in sequence or concurrently with the concurrently with the consent of the Director.

C. Consultation with the Director of the program.

The Director of the program in Health Care Administration is Dr. Robert E. Tumelty, who is assisted by an eight-member advisory group of faculty who represent a broad range of disciplines and interests such as economics, management, political science, health science, sociology, nursing, and the professional field of health care administration.  Students with interests in these and related fields may seek advisement from members of the advisory group regarding the applicability of the certificate for their career goals. 

Effective:  Spring 1980