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2017-2018 Catalog (September 2017)

DHA

Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA)



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The Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) program prepares professionals to effectively manage the healthcare delivery demands of their organizations and the communities they serve. Through a multidisciplinary curriculum, students gain insight into the post-Affordable Care Act landscape and gain the core business and leadership skills expected by today’s healthcare employers. By blending theory with research in their coursework, students in the DHA program focus on utilizing practice-based research, communication strategies, and data-driven approaches for decision making to improve the healthcare experience for both providers and patients.

Learning Outcomes


The DHA Program Learning Outcomes relate to the Walden University Outcomes.

As graduates of this program, students will be prepared to:

  1. Demonstrate evidence-based leadership approaches in changing healthcare environments. (WLO II, IV, VI, VII, VIII)
  2. Engage in scientific inquiry to advance research and practice in complex healthcare systems. (WLO I, II, III, V, VI, VII)
  3. Critically evaluate the interdisciplinary role of stakeholders in healthcare administration strategies. (WLO V, VI, VII)
  4. Demonstrate data-driven decision making in healthcare setting financial management, strategic planning, economic analysis, and quality assessment. (WLO II, III, IV, V, VI, VII)
  5. Apply ethical and legal principles to healthcare administration practice and communication. (WLO II, III, IV, VII, VIII, IX)
  6. Implement culturally responsive decisions in healthcare administration. (WLO I, II, IV, VII, VIII, IX)
  7. Assess risk management in healthcare settings using scientifically validated principles. (WLO IV, V, VI)
  8. Promote positive social change through health management and systems thinking. (WLO I, II, IV, VI, VII, IX)

Track 1 (For students who hold a Master of Healthcare Administration degree)


Degree Requirements


Curriculum


Residency Requirements


  • Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; required in order to advance into DDHA 8246.
  • Complete Residency 2 face-to-face between terms 4 and 6; required before your first DDHA 9100.

Track 2 (For students who hold a master's degree in an academic discipline other than healthcare administration)


Degree Requirements


Curriculum


Residency Requirements


  • Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; required in order to advance into DDHA 8246.
  • Complete Residency 2 face-to-face between terms 6 and 8; required before your first DDHA 9100.

Course Sequence


Quarter

Course

Credits

1

DDHA 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary Approach to Health *

3 cr.

DDHA 8051 - The United States Healthcare Delivery System  

5 cr.

 

Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; required in order to advance into DDHA 8246.

 

2

DDHA 8400 - Human Resource Management for Healthcare Administrators  

5 cr.

DDHA 8300 - Healthcare Financial Management and Economics  

5 cr.

3

DDHA 8700 - Healthcare Operations Management  

5 cr.

DDHA 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations for Healthcare Administration Leaders  

5 cr.

4

RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦  

5 cr.

DDHA 8500 - Health Leadership and Systems Thinking  

5 cr.

5

RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦  

5 cr.

DDHA 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease Prevention  

5 cr.

6

DDHA 8450 - Project and Resource Management in Integrated Systems  

5 cr.

DDHA 8426 - Advanced Application of Practice-based Research in Health  

5 cr.

 

Complete Residency 2 face-to-face between terms 6 and 8; required before your first DDHA 9100.

 

7

DDHA 8900 - Healthcare Quality Management  

0 cr.

DDHA 8600 - Governance, Law, and Policy for Healthcare Leaders  

5 cr.

8

DDHA 8750 - Trends and Issues in Executive Level Management for Healthcare Administrators  

5 cr.

DDHA 8800 - Data-Driven Decision Making  

 

DDHA 8901 - Research Forum Companion  

5 cr.

9

DDHA 9100 - DHA Research Capstone  

5 cr.

10

DDHA 9100 - DHA Research Capstone  

5 cr.

11

DDHA 9100 - DHA Research Capstone  

5 cr.

12

DDHA 9100 - DHA Research Capstone  

5 cr.

*Students enrolling in a midterm start date will take a 6-week version of DDHA 8003 by itself in their first term.

Doctoral Writing Assessment


Students who start their doctoral program at Walden University in 2016 will complete the university’s required doctoral writing assessment on a rolling basis. Designed to evaluate incoming doctoral students’ writing skills, this assessment aims to help prepare incoming doctoral students to meet the university’s expectations for writing at the doctoral level. For more information, click here.

Program Data


Walden is committed to providing the information you need to make an informed decision about where you pursue your education. Find detailed information for the Doctor of Healthcare Administration (DHA) (Track 1; Track 2) program relating to the types of occupations this program may lead to, completion rate, program costs, and median loan debt of students who have graduated from this program.

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