2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Administration Specialization - PhD in Health Services

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The Healthcare Administration specialization prepares students to administer healthcare programs and services through the application of best practices in leadership, professionalism, ethics, and strategic planning. Students will examine the principles of social justice implicit in healthcare decisions and practice, as well as the theoretical underpinnings of governance and public policy in their chosen area of specialization, with an emphasis on collaborative and effective approaches to working with diverse workforces and communities. Throughout the course of their dissertation, students will be supported by scholar-practitioner faculty members.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Accurately evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare policy in a dynamic healthcare environment.
  2. Lead and inform the professional dialogue on key health services issues.
  3. Design, conduct, and analyze studies of economic evaluation in healthcare.
  4. Apply critical-thinking skills to the analysis of controversial issues and conflicting perspectives associated with healthcare ethics and law.
  5. Identify and mobilize human and institutional resources and services to meet the health services needs of diverse communities and populations.
  6. Engage in scientific inquiry that advances the knowledge base of research and practice in health services.
  7. Demonstrate effective approaches to leadership, strategic planning, governance, and public policy needed in health services.