HCML 301 Essential Foundations of Healthcare Management • 5 Cr.


Examines the foundational concepts of healthcare management and leadership. This introduction to healthcare systems and the role of the manager includes leadership theory, interpersonal and technical skills, and legal and regulatory issues. Course covers: critical thinking, scholarly writing, communication, and leadership skills at the BAS level, as well as the relationship between research, theory, and evidence-based practice. Case studies are used to bring a contextual focus on organizations in the healthcare. Prerequisite: Acceptance to the program program, or permission of instructor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Critically examine the links between cultural diversity, team dynamics, and ethical leadership in healthcare. 
  • Explain the technical functions of management in healthcare including program assessment, budgets, and time management. 
  • Compare current legal issues within healthcare organizations, employees, and patients. 
  • Utilize virtual collaboration tools for group projects and presentations. 
  • Utilize academic online data bases to find and critically evaluate the quality of evidenced-based research articles related to healthcare management and leadership. 
  • Demonstrate the standards of scholarly writing at the baccalaureate level.