HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION CORE
Take the following courses:
EB-131 Financial Accounting
Introduces fundamental principles and assumptions of accounting as they relate to transaction analysis and basic financial statements.
EB-100 Introduction to Management
This course develops an understanding of management principles in the areas of planning, organizing, staffing and control, including but not limited to the aspects of strategy, legal environment, operation/supply chain management.
EB-202 Behavioral Analysis of Organizations
The broad focus of the course is to examine how individuals come together to form a successful organization. The course is broken into three major sections: people, organizations, and leadership. The course emphasizes student involvement and engages students in a variety of in-class exercises, case analysis role playing exercises, small group exercises, and an off-campus class experience or two. One or more off-campus experiences are required for the course.
4 CreditsCW,S,WK-SIPrerequisite: Sophomore standing.
EB-211 Business Statistics
This course covers basic descriptive and inferential statistics, normal curve and z-score computations, and addresses hypothesis testing using Chi-Square, T-Test, ANOVA, and linear regression modelling.
3 Credits QS,S
EB-223 Principles of Microeconomics
The optimizing behavior of households and firms serves as the focal point in this study of market-based resource allocation. Supply and demand analysis, spending and saving decisions of households, production and employment decisions of firms, alternative market structures, and environmental economics are among the topics covered.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing.
EB-236 Managerial Accounting
Emphasizes accounting concepts for the internal use of management in planning and control. Course focuses on spreadsheet applications to analyze management policies.
3 CreditsS,QM,CWPrerequisite: EB131.
EB-325 Health Economics
Health Economics applies economic analysis to better understand the functioning of the healthcare industry. Topics willinclude demand for healthcare and health insurance, information problems, healthcare costs, comparative healthcare systems and healthcare policy.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB223 Principles of Microeconomics
EB-351 Marketing Management
Analyzes consumer behavior leading to selection of product as well as pricing, promotion and distribution strategies. Research projects help students apply concepts to the complexities of decision making in marketing.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB201.
EB-363 Health Care Financial Management
Emphasizes health care decision making using financial information. The course focuses on unique financial characteristics in the health care industry, such as the mix of government and non-government providers and payers, complex payment systems, and the interactions between providers, insurance companies and consumers.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: EB131.
EB-480 Senior Seminar
A capstone course for POE in Business. Through the use of readings, case studies and simulations, students in the course will formulate corporate strategy and implement it in a competitive environment. How firms may gain and sustain competitive advantage with the formulated strategy will be examined. In addition, students will also be trained to craft business reports on corporate strategies. The evaluation of performance will mainly depend on the content and the quality of the business reports.
EB-490 Business Internship
Develops students' skills, through practical experiences or field projects which require proposals for problem analysis and solution. The experiences and projects are provided by local businesses or other organizations and use technical and decision skills developed in students' areas of concentration. Note: Limited availability. May be repeated up to a total of 9 hours credit.
2-9 CreditsSCorequisite: EB495. Prerequisites: Permission and Jr. or Sr. standing.
EB-495 Business Internship Seminar
Requires students to reflect on the experience and/or pursue relevant research. Note: Limited availability. May be repeated up to a total of 6 hours credit.
2-6 CreditsSCorequisite: EB490. Prerequisites: Permission.
PL-235 Ethics of Health Care
This course is a seminar-style course in 'professional ethics'. It will explore the various codes, value assumptions, and dilemmas faced by those who practice the health care professions. Specific topics (or dilemmas) will be determined by each class, based upon the specific POEs of the enrolled students.
4 CreditsH,SW-ERPre-req or co-req: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109
PY-101 Introduction to Psychology
An overview of the content and methodology in the field. Topics such as the history of psychology, physiological psychology, learning and memory, perception, motivation, child development, personality and social foundations are considered
BI-190 Human Biology
Course is a non-majors approach to the basic chemistry and biology of the human body, as well as how humans fit into society and environment. Emphasis will be on applying scientific process tocurrent health topics. Course required for the Social Work POE and included in the Genomics Certificate and Rural Poverty Studies secondary emphasis.
3 CreditsN, WK-SP,CTGESPre- or Co-requisite: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109
Take one of the following courses:
EB-203 Introduction to Business Law
An introduction to the American legal system as it applies to the business community. Emphasis is on basic legal concepts in contracts, real and personal property, agency and employment, and transaction of business through partnerships and corporations.
EB-204 Legal Regulation of Business
Examines the areas in which by statute the legislative branch of government regulates business. Topics include anti-trust law, bankruptcy, consumer protection, securities laws and the uniform commercial code.
3 CreditsSPrerequisite: Sophomore standing.
Take one of the following courses:
PY-321 Health Psychology
Course will examine empirical findings from disciplines of psychology, medicine, and public health. Course topics include research methods, stress and social support, health behavior and primary prevention, management of chronic/terminal illnesses, gender and cultural issues in health, and psychoneuroimmunology. An underlying theme will be to dispel health-related myths and fads that are so prevalent in the popular media.
3 CreditsSPrerequisites: PY101.
PY-411 Psychology and the Law
This course explores the interface between psychology and the legal system. Students will be given an introduction to the legal decision-making process and how it differs from scientific methods of inquiry. Following the introduction, this course will emphasize how psychological theories can enhance our understanding of the legal system and how the legal system can be informed by psychological science.
3 CreditsSPrerequisites: PY101.
Take two of the following courses:
BI-270 Infectious Disease & Society
This course focuses primarily on the impact of ten human infectious diseases that have changed the world. Each disease is analyzed from five distinct perspectives: Clinical, Historical, Economic, Artistic, and Public Health. We also discuss genomics aspects of the infective organisms and of their human hosts. Pre- or co-requisite: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109
HS-313 Disease, Medicine & Empire
What can the study of the history of medicine tell us about the nature of rule and the politics of race in European empires? How did medical theoriesof disease and healing shape ideas about colonial environments, populations, bodies, and racialdifferences in the imaginations of European colonizers? How did medicine and science function as tools of colonial domination and as part of broader "civilizing" projects, and what were thelimits of such efforts at social control? Can the study of medical reforms and everyday life shed light on how colonial subjects conceptualized, challenged, and defined their own positions in thesocial order?
4 CreditsCA, I, H, SW-GE, CTGESPre- or Co-Requisite: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109.
HS-314 Medieval Medicine
Despite our popular understanding of the European middle ages as a dirty, disease-ridden, hopelessly backward period, the sources show us quite a different picture. Although a lack of understanding of the means of genetic change and the cause of viral and bacterial disease caused medieval people to understand the human body very differently than we do, that system was not without its logic and efficacy. This course will explore the human body and its diseases in the middle ages through a series of connected readings that introduce the body as a conceptual system and medieval science's attempts to understand it. We will then look at the growing field of genomic research as a way of understanding and comparing our modern systems of understanding the body.
4 CreditsH, CW, SW-GE,CTGESPre- or Co-Requisite: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109.
RU-299 Special Topics
Provides individualized instruction in topics not covered by the regular offerings. These are developed to meet the needs of students.
PL-250 Science and Human Values
This course examines the reciprocal influence between science and social values, from the perspective of the humanities. It asks, " What good is science? " Through selected readings and discussion, students consider how everyday life is shaped by scientific innovation and technology, just as society provides a framework of cultural values for science.
4 CreditsH,WK-HT,CTGESPrereq or coreq: FYC-101 or EN-110 or EN-109
PY-302 Moral Judgment
This course meets the Ethical Responsibility requirement. This course will cover basic issues relevant to understanding and evaluating moral judgment. We will compare philosophical models of human judgment with psychological models of human judgment. You will apply both philosophical and psychological models to contemporary ethical issues and reflect on your own beliefs and social responsibilities.
3-4 CreditsS, SW-ER, CTGES
Take the following course:
The natural sciences capstone course is appropriate for any student in the natural
sciences needing to fulfill the capstone requirement of the Juniata Curriculum. The
course may be taken by any student with a natural sciences POE in their last 30 credits
at Juniata. Offered asynchronously online, the course will be graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
Guided by a series of tutorial videos, students are required to submit an up-to-date
resume and two portfolio contributions. Through these assignments, students will reflect
on how their Juniata experience has shaped their intellectual and personal growth. 1 Credit
ND-498 Natural Sciences Capstone
The natural sciences capstone course is appropriate for any student in the natural sciences needing to fulfill the capstone requirement of the Juniata Curriculum. The course may be taken by any student with a natural sciences POE in their last 30 credits at Juniata. Offered asynchronously online, the course will be graded satisfactory/unsatisfactory. Guided by a series of tutorial videos, students are required to submit an up-to-date resume and two portfolio contributions. Through these assignments, students will reflect on how their Juniata experience has shaped their intellectual and personal growth.
POE Credit Total = 57
Students must complete at least 18 credits at the 300/400-level. Any course exception must be approved by the advisor and/or department chair.