HESY-376 Health Quality Internship
Fall for 2013-2014
There are two distinct dimensions to this 8 credit course; the first is an internship and internship seminar, described below. The second is a 2 hour/week class that focuses on the most complex of all care delivery organizations, the hospital. The particulars of this dimension of the course can be found below.

The internship and internship seminar are the capstone course of the health systems program. The internship, based in a health services delivery setting, provides an opportunity for the student to integrate what has been learned in previous courses and relate it to the operations of a complex health services organization. The focus is on delivering high quality care in a complex environment. The course includes at least 16 hours a week of field work, a weekly seminar, readings, a clinical experience paper, a project applicable to the internship organization, and a poster presentation. The student works under the collaborative guidance of professional preceptor and a faculty advisor.

The classroom component of this course exposes the student to the dynamic field of hospital operations. The interdependence of the clinical and administrative systems provides the frame for analysis. The student will analyze and explore the parallel structures of governance of both such systems while they develop an understanding of the acute care clinical enterprise. This course covers a wide range of topics relating to hospital operations from diagnostic and therapeutic processes to practitioners and patient through put; from capital requirements and regulatory imperatives to productivity management, and, the facility support services that provide the architecture for clinical care delivery.
Credits: 8
Prerequisites: None

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Fall '13: Cloonan, P. (file download)
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