University of Southern Indiana

Student and Program Outcomes

Upon completion of a Health Services Specialty Track Option, students will meet the following competencies:

GERO

Gerontology

  • Attain an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging allowing students to make informed decisions about aging issues in health care and human services fields.

  • Attain an interdisiplinary approach to the study of aging allowing students to transmit and apply gerontological knowledge in healthcare.

HA

Health Administration

  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely with internal and external stakeholders.

  • The willingness and ability to support and lead individuals through change toward organizational and personal excellence.

  • A personal and professional ethical approach to serving the patient, the organization, and the community with a focus on continuous improvement of service.

  • A holistic understanding of the health care system and the environment in which it operates.

  • An understanding of the basic tenets of business inclusive of human and financial resources, planning, the management of information, and quality improvement.

HPWW

Health Promotion and Worksite Wellness

  • Obtain health-related data about social and cultural environments, growth and development factors, needs and interests.

  • Distinguish between behaviors that foster and those that hinder well-being.

  • Infer needs for health education on the basis of obtained data.

  • Recruit community organizations, resource people and potential participants for support and assistance in program planning.

  • Develop a logical scope and sequence plan for a health education program.

  • Design educational programs consistent with specified program objectives.

LTCA

Long Term Care Administration

  • Attain an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging which will allow students to make informed decisions about aging issues in health care and human services fields.

  • Attain an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging allowing students to transmit and apply gerontological knowledge in health care.

  • The ability to communicate clearly and concisely with internal and external stakeholders.

  • The willingness and ability to support and lead individuals through change towards organizational and personal excellence.

  • A personal and professional ethical approach to serving the patient, the organization, and the community with a focus on continuous improvement of service.

  • A holistic understanding of the health care system and the environment in which it operates.

  • An understanding of the basic tenets of business inclusive of human and financial resources, planning, the management of information, and quality improvement.

PH

Public Health

  • Demonstrate knowledge and use of biostatistics in the discipline of public health.

  • Describe the direct and indirect human, ecological and safety effects of major environmental and occupational agents.

  • Explain the importance of epidemiology for informing scientific, ethical, economic and political discussion of health issues.

  • Identify the main components and issues of the organization, financing and delivery of health services and public health systems in the United States.

  • Identify the basic theories, concepts and models from a range of social and behavioral disciplines that are used in public health research and practice.

  • Differentiate among availability, acceptability, and accessibility of health care across diverse population.

 

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