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Graduate Committee: Dr. Tammy Webster (Chair), Tanya Custer (Program Director), Dr. Karen Honeycutt, Dr. Victoria Kennel, Kimberly Michael, and Janice Tompkins

The online Master of Healthcare Delivery Science is designed to provide practicing healthcare professionals with advanced knowledge pertaining to core administrative and leadership competencies related to five essential areas of healthcare practice. The five areas of core knowledge and competencies were first identified in 2003 by the then Institute for Medicine (now the National Academy of Medicine) in the report, “Health Professions Education: A Bridge to Quality,” and cited as key to improving health care quality and patient safety.1 They include, providing patient-centered care, working in interdisciplinary teams, employing evidence-based practice, applying quality improvement, and utilizing informatics.

Core Courses (15 Credit Hours)
CAHP 631MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE3
HDS 852DESIGN OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES3
HDS 860INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH INFORMATICS 3
HSRA 872HEALTH CARE FINANCE3
HPME 823 LEADERSHIP IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS ED3
Total Credit Hours15
Capstone I & II (3 Credit Hours)
HDS 871INTRODUCTION TO DIGITAL PORTFOLIO 1
HDS 872DIGITAL PORTFOLIO CAPSTONE2
Total Credit Hours3
Electives (12 Credit Hours total)
CAHP 615COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE IN HEALTHCARE3
HDS 823PRINCIPLES OF CRITICAL INQUIRY2
HDS 826HEALTH CARE ETHICS AND CRITICAL THINKING3
HDS 830SCANNING HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT3
HDS 850FOUNDATIONS OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT3
HDS 851SYSTEM AND SOCIAL INFLUENCES IN QUALITY AND SAFETY3
HDS 853IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF QUALITY IMPROVEMENT INITIATIVES3
HPME 830RESEARCH ANALYSIS AND DESIGN FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION3
HDS 861 HEALTH DATA ANALYTICS3
HDS 862 HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS3
HDS 863 HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT3

Total Credit hours:   30 credit Hours