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Graduate Catalog 2008-09


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College of Allied Health Sciences


Department of Health Services and Information Management


Elizabeth Layman, Chairperson, 744-6177
Donald E. Ensley, Director of Graduate Certificates and MBA/MPA Programs, 744-6184
Xiaoming Zeng, Contact for Health Informatics Certificate, 744-6176
Thomas Ross, Contact for the Health Care Administration Certificate, 744-6175

MPA/Community Health Administration

In cooperation with the Department of Political Science, graduate students seeking the master of public administration degree (MPA) may take 15 s.h. in COHE, and approved electives for the completion of an emphasis in community health administration. Required courses are the following: COHE 6000, 6100, 6300, 6971. Electives may be taken from the following: ACCT 6241; BIOS 5010; COHE 6310, COHE 6502; ENGL 5780; FINA 6144.

Further information on MPA/Community Health requirements is available in the Department of Political Science.

Students completing the concentration in community health meet the educational requirements for certification as Local Health Administrator I in North Carolina in either public health or mental health administration.

MBA with Health Care Management Certificate

MBA students interested in pursuing the MBA with the health care management certificate must take COHE 6000, 6600, 6610, and 6620 as electives in the MBA program. Other graduate students interested in taking these electives must confer with the program directors of the respective schools.

Health Care Administration Certificate

The Health Care Administration Certificate is available to all students holding a baccalaureate degree. The certificate requires successful completion of 15 s.h. from the following COHE courses: COHE 6000 or HIMA 5060 and COHE 6300, 6310, 6600, and 6620. Students who have not previously passed a graduate health care systems course must first complete COHE 6000 before taking any other course. Students who have already taken the equivalent of COHE 6000, are advised to take HIMA 5060. Certificate students may transfer credits to other graduate programs but acceptance into the certificate program does not guarantee acceptance into other programs and non-degree students can only apply 9 s.h. toward a graduate degree.

Health Informatics Certificate

The Health Informatics Certificate is available to all students holding a baccalaureate degree. The certificate requires successful completion of 15 s.h. from the following COHE courses: HIMA 5060, COHE 6410, COHE 6420, COHE 6430, COHE 6440, COHE 6450. Students who have not previously passed a graduate health care systems course must first complete COHE 6000 before taking any other course. HIMA 5060 is a co-requisite and should be taken before or with COHE 6410, 6420, 6430, 6440, or 6450. Certificate students may transfer credits to other graduate programs but acceptance into the certificate program does not guarantee acceptance into other programs and non-degree students can only apply 9 s.h. toward a graduate degree.