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Community Health Center Administration


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Curriculum

Overview

The CHCA Certificate requires completion of the following graduate courses (15 semester credit hours):

  • MPH 6200 Community Health Organization and Leadership
  • COHE 6100 Community Health Administration
  • COHE 6600 Management of Health Care Operations
  • COHE 6310 Health Care Accounting and Financial Administration
  • HIMA 5060 Health Informatics 

With courses offered regularly, both face-to-face and online, the Certificate can be obtained within a year.

Students who are previously enroll in ECU's Master of Public Health degree program may count these courses as part of the 45 credit hours required for the MPH, using these courses toward a concentration.

Students pursuing the Certificate, who subsequently enroll in the MPH program may count 9 hours (3 courses) toward the degree.

Prerequisites, COHE 6000 or MPH 6000 or equivalent, for persons without experience in health service.

Course Descriptions

MPH 6200 Community Health Organization and Leadership (3) P: COHE 6000 or MPH 6000 or consent of instructor. Leadership, community organization, planning, advocacy, and communication skills for administration of community health centers and integrated health care systems.

COHE 6100. Community Health Administration (3) P: COHE 6000 or MPH 6000, MPH6200  or consent of instructor. Role and application of basic administrative theory and practice in health service institutions and agencies. Emphasis on public aspects of health service.

COHE 6600. Management of Health Care Operations (3) P: COHE 6000 or consent of instructor. Focus on day to day operational aspects of managing health care organizations. Operational needs of various health care providers. Emphasis on legal, marketing, service, quality, and personnel issues.

COHE 6310. Health Care Accounting and Financial Administration (3)  Application of the theories, principles and concepts of financial management and accounting to decision-making and accountability in health care organizations. 

HIMA 5060. Health Informatics (3) P: Consent of instructor. Informatics in health care delivery systems with a focus on the clinical, public health, and consumer aspects.