of quality and progress of the student’s work. At the conclusion of the experience the student will submit a paper to the supervisor and faculty member and make an oral presentation. Prerequisite: Junior standing 1-6 credits HCMG 410: Healthcare Law and Regulation This course examines regulation in the healthcare sector through enacted legislation which has been translated into policy. Healthcare policy addresses access to care, quality of care, and financing of care. Public health policy will also be considered within historical, political, and social contexts. This course is to be taken in fall of the senior year. Prerequisite: HCMG 340 3 credits HCMG 450: Healthcare Informatics The application of information technology to patient care has created a sea change in health care management. The Electronic Medical Record (EMR) requirement in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act affects many different actors in the health care ranks, from physician practices to hospitals. This course will use case studies to develop an understanding of and appreciation for healthcare analytics and their contributions to the advancement of health care. The intent of this course is not to make the student an expert in analytics; rather it is to demonstrate the power of information derived from data to improve care in clinical settings. The course will assist the non-technical student in developing an understanding of Electronic Medical Records (EMR), how they are created, shared, and stored; and how data mining is conducted. The course is as much a study in change management as it is a study of informatics and the knowledge that can be constructed from the captured data. This course is to be taken in the spring of the senior year. Prerequisite: HCMG 410 3 credits HCMG 461: Healthcare Management and Policy The course covers current challenges faced by the U.S. healthcare delivery system and how health policy, both historically and today, has sought to address these challenges. This system is compared with those of other nations to highlight its relative strengths and weaknesses. We will consider health care concerns associated with population and public health, including how the behavior of the individuals and groups influences health. Risk factors associated with vulnerable populations are identified and discussed. We will explore the logistic of the health care system, including how it is organized, who makes up the role of information technology in this sector. Finally, the future of healthcare delivery in the U.S. and of health care policy is presented. Prerequisite: HCMG 410 3 credits
INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT (BSBA) International Management students will learn how business is conducted within domestic and global markets. Students will learn how to serve global customers and how to strategically capture global business opportunities. International Management students are strongly encouraged to participate in Gannon’s study abroad, internship, global service internship and global service opportunities. The following courses must be completed to satisfy requirements for the BSBA in International Management: FINC 318/International Finance MKTG 330/Global Marketing IMGT 420/Issues in Global Management ECON 443/Comparative Economic Systems or POLI 220/Comparative Government And six credits of advanced International Management electives planned with the student’s advisor.