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HCAD651 - Healthcare Finance

Course Details

Course Code: HCAD651 Course ID: 5185 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is designed to give the future healthcare administrator a foundation in financial concepts as they relate to the healthcare industry. Topics will include analyzing the administration of clinical services, estimating profit margins, planning and budgeting, analyzing project acceptability, using metrics to monitor various operations, and working with financial statements. (Prerequisite: HCAD650)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/21 - 04/01/22 04/04/22 - 05/29/22 Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The APUS Master of Science in Healthcare Administration is seeking accreditation through the Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). One requirement for being accredited is that “The Program will adopt a set of competencies that align with the mission and types of jobs graduates enter. The Program will use these competencies as the basis of its curriculum, course content, learning objectives and teaching and assessment methods (CAHME Eligibility Requirements and Accreditation Criteria Revisions, Section III.A.1). The competencies identify the most important types of knowledge and skills that APU’s Graduate Healthcare Administration students are expected to acquire and develop, and they serve as the basis on which students’ performance is assessed throughout their time in their program of study. Specifically, the combination of competencies and performance assessments based on the competencies seek to answer the question: What are the most important knowledge and skills that students should demonstrate at graduation based on the learning experiences offered during the program.

Accordingly, APU’s Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, through the feedback of the programs advisory council and faculty have adopted the American College of Healthcare Executives’ (ACHE’s) Leadership Competencies for Healthcare Services Managers.

The domain and associated competencies that will be utilized for performance assessment in this course are:

  1. Health & Healthcare Environment
    1. ​Health Systems & Organizations
  2. Business
    1. ​General management
    2. Laws & Regulations
Course Objective Competencies & Performance Levels Assessment
Analyze key metrics to monitor operations

General Management (C)

Laws & Regulations (C)

  • Week 2 Assignment
  • Week 6 Assignment
  • Forum Discussions
  • Midterm Exam
  • Final Exam
Analyze new equipment acquisitions and other projects through a financial lens. General Management (C)
  • Week 7 Assignment
  • Forum Discussions
  • Midterm Exam
  • Final Exam
Create budgets for the purpose of planning. General Management (C)
  • Week 3 Assignment
  • Forum Discussions
  • Midterm Exam
  • Final Exam
Compute costs, prices, and profit margins.

General management (C)

Health Systems & Organizations

  • Forum Discussions
  • Midterm Exam
  • Final Exam

Book Title: Essentials of Health Care Finance, 8th ed.
Author: Cleverley and Cleverley
Publication Info: Jones & Bartlett
ISBN: 9781284094633

Book Title:Essentials of Health Care Finance, 8th ed.
Publication Info:Jones & Bartlett
Author:Cleverley and Cleverley
Unit Cost:$173.33
Electronic ISBN:9781284142808
Electronic Unit Cost:$70.82

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.