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Pacific University Graduate Certificate Program in Healthcare Compliance Scheduled to begin in early 2013, this certificate program will be an 18-credit hour (three-semester) blended program, designed as a cohort model, and include synchronous “in-class� delivery via web conferencing technology such as Adobe Connect, and online delivery (using Moodle). As designed, the certificate program consists of seven courses for a total of 18 credits. The program will be a free-standing certificate, but it also will enable students to enroll in the Masters of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program and attain the degree by completing an additional 30 credit hours beyond the certificate. A total of 48 credit hours are required to earn the MHA degree. The certificate program will culminate with an applied capstone project using a case study model. This program is designed to provide training to: 1) those already working in compliance who need to keep their skills current; and 2) individuals who are interested in becoming certified healthcare compliance professionals. Program Goals: 1. Educate current healthcare compliance professionals and those interested in becoming healthcare compliance professionals about the trends and regulations in healthcare, at both the state and federal levels. 2. Prepare students for leadership positions in healthcare compliance. 3. Base the educational experience on a cohort model, professional networking, and the authentic application of knowledge and skills. 4. Enable students to immediately apply the legal and ethical aspects of compliance to their own professional work. 5. Prepare students to sit for the compliance certification exams with HCCA and AHIMA. HEALTHCARE COMPLIANCE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (Graduate level) TERM CURRICULUM CREDITS Spring Introduction to Executive Leadership, Ethics and Governance in 2 Healthcare Spring Introduction to Healthcare Compliance 3 Summer Legal Aspects of Healthcare 3 Summer Privacy and Security 3 Fall Compliance Laws and Regulations 3 Fall Healthcare Compliance Practice: Auditing, Investigations and 3 Reporting Fall Compliance Seminar 1 Total Certificate Credit Hours 18

For more information visit us at www.pacificu.edu/mha/healthcarecompliance/ or contact Aurae Beidler, Program Manager abeidler@pacificu.edu, or Laura Dimmler, MHA Program Director, ldimmler@pacificu.edu, for more information.


Graduate Certificate Program in Healthcare Compliance