2019 - 2020 College Catalog 
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2019 - 2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ALHT 501 - Leadership and Quality Improvement in Healthcare Systems

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): None

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

This course provides a foundation of leadership, organizational, change, and quality improvement principles, guided by theories, evidence, benchmarks, and regulatory and professional standards in nursing and healthcare. Learners will apply concepts of organizational complexity, challenges, and opportunities to potential leadership projects and how to be effective change agents in healthcare organizations. Content focuses on applying universal principles of leadership that drive the processes of change, quality improvement, and innovation in healthcare organizations. Strategies for creating a culture of quality and safety are applied through case studies. Concepts include interdisciplinary communication, conflict management, and collective bargaining. There is emphasis on defining, measuring, and evaluating outcomes within organizations and systems through a Quality Improvement Project.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:
  1. Provide a framework to examine principles, theories, evidence, styles, behaviors, and ethics of leadership in healthcare organizations.
  2. Integrates policies, standards, regulatory practices and benchmarks of quality and safety with leadership of healthcare organizations.
  3. Fosters understanding of organizational, interdisciplinary, and collaborative communication.
  4. Provides opportunity to explore team building, collective bargaining, and negotiating practices.