ERIC Number: ED197658
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: 0
Health Services Management in the Health Administration Curriculum. Report by the Curriculum Task Force on Administration.
Association of Univ. Programs in Health Administration, Washington, DC.
Critical decisions that need to be made by faculties of health administration education programs when developing and assessing the health services management portion of the curriculum are identified. Decisions should draw from the information available concerning professional target roles of graduates, graduate behavior expected, resources for curriculum building, and pedagogical approaches. In order to develop or revise the curriculum content, two working definitions of health services management are proposed. The first is in terms of management function or contribution, while the second is in terms of management elements. The management components of governance, coordination, and production provide a focus for the knowledge element of health care and management. In addition to understanding these organizational components and their interrelation, five management dimensions that are applicable within the study of health service organizations are examined. Factors a faculty should consider in devising specific educational goals include the professional roles for executive officers of provider organizations, managers of functional units of large health care organizations, and other health services managers, such as those serving regulatory agencies and planning agencies. Other factors to be considered in devising specific educational goals are the relationship of health administration courses to other courses and the capability and interest of students and faculty. Pedagogical methods and tools to facilitate student learning, including didactic methods, case studies and field experience, and integrative or capstone methods, are considered. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association of Univ. Programs in Health Administration, Washington, DC.