Health Care Cluster
This cluster is taught by Business Professionals and the Faculty Lecturer. It is taught in both lecture and action-learning formats. Industry Professionals will share their expertise with the students to enrich their understanding of a particular industry. The Faculty Coordinator for this cluster is David Nickel.
In Autumn Semester, students will meet one evening per week. In Spring Semester, students should expect to meet one evening per week as well. However, because students will be completing projects, they should be aware that there will be an additional time commitment outside of that one evening. Sponsoring companies will aid in the implementation and evaluation of these projects.
This is an academic program with expectations. There will be exams, outside readings, projects and assignments. Students in this class should be aware that there will be several required learning opportunities outside of class time. These events include, but are not limited to: the Kick-Off Event, the Project Showcase, Field Trips, Networking, etc.
Course Sequence and Syllabi
Introduction to Health Care Industry: Development and Distribution of Health Care Products
Autumn - 2 semester hours
The course focuses on processes of discovery, development and distribution of pharmaceuticals and health care products. It also includes content on operational excellence, quality assurance, marketing, pricing and payment for health care products. Students learn about operations, logistics and the distribution of these products throughout the supply chain.
Introduction to Health Care Industry: Delivery of Health Care Services and Products
Spring - 3 semester hours
This course examines the interface of health care organizations with the public in various delivery settings. Topics include: careers in health care, marketing of products, ethics, quality improvement, public and private reimbursement processes, and the challenges related to operating a successful provider organization. Students conduct semester-long on-site projects with a corporate sponsor of this program.