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The program at Armstrong broadened my base of management. I’ve been in management for 20 plus years, but it helped fine tune my skills. The online classes I took were very thorough. I felt I got the same education as I could in class.
–Nancy Flemming, Management Track, 2011

Curriculum Radiologic Sciences BS Bridge Management

Program of Study

This track was designed with a coursework concentration to increase management skills. The degree consists of 129 semester hours, 63 hours in the core and 66 hours in the major. You will be given 33 semester hours, 1/2 of the major, for your primary certification. Secondary certifications may qualify you for additional credit hours in the major.

This track consists of some on-campus requirements. Five courses in the major must be completed on-campus. Laboratory science requirements in the core are not offered online at Armstrong but may be taken at a regionally accredited institution near you or through Georgia eCore.

Note: the grading scale for Radiologic Sciences programs differs from the grading scale used by the university as a whole. Coursework will be graded according to the following scale:
  • 100-91 = A
  • 90-82 = B
  • 81-75 = C
  • 74-70 = D
  • 69 -0 = F
Core Requirements
It is recommended students work with their advisors to discuss Armstrong’s Core curriculum including Areas A-E. See the Core Curriculum Checklist. 63 credits
 
Courses Credit Hours
Program Requirements
HLPR 2000 Research in Health Professions 3 credits
RADS 3100 Medical Communication Skills 3 credits
RADS 3200 Imaging Pathology 3 credits
RADS 3450 Leadership in Healthcare 3 credits
RADS 3451 Leadership Practicum – (this course includes a service-learning requirement) 3 credits
RADS 4430 Professional Practice Seminar 3 credits
RADS 4450 Radiology Management and Leadership 3 credits
RADS 4451 Management Practicum 3 credits
Choose five of the following courses: 15 credits
HSCC 2300 Management of Health Information  
HSCC 2500 Health Issues & Resources  
HSCC 3110 Legal Issues in the Health Care Environment  
HSCC 3130 Health Policy Issues  
HSCA 3600 Financial Management for Health-Related Organizations  
HSCA 4201 Health Care Marketing  
HSCA 4600 Principles of Human Resources Management  
HSCA 4650 Long Term Care Management  
 

TOTAL CREDITS

129 credits

Course Descriptions

HLPR 2000 Research in Health Professions
Prerequisite: ENGL 1102 and MATH 2200 and either MATH 1101 or MATH 1111
Introduction to methods of scientific research in the health professions. Steps of the research process, critique of research reports, completion of literature review.
HSCA 3600 Financial Management for Health-Related Organizations
Prerequisite or Corequisites: None Introduction to concepts of organizational fi nancial management in the health industry.
HSCA 4201 Health Care Marketing
Survey of the essential aspects of marketing as they apply various sectors of the health services industry.
HSCA 4600 Principles of Human Resources Management
Survey of the most common methods and application involving the management of human (non-capital) resources within health-related organizations. Topics include employee recruitment, selection, training, evaluation, and retention, with an emphasis on the most common practices associated with each.
HSCA 4650 Long Term Care Management
Prerequisite: HSCC 3120 and HSCA 4610 and HSCA 4620 Issues particular to care of residents and management in a long term care setting. Synthesis of topics studied elsewhere including accreditation standards, human resource issues.
HSCC 2300 Management of Health Information
A survey of commonly used computer applications in the health sciences, focusing on the effective use and communication of health care data and information.
HSCC 2500 Health Issues & Resources
Formulation and facilitation of practical modes of collaboration and cooperation among health agencies, levels of program personnel, and provider organizations.
HSCC 3110 Legal Issues in the Health Care Environment
Examines the law and legal processes as they relate to health care professionals and organizations. Includes an overview of the American legal system and a wide range of legal issues that apply to the health professions.
HSCC 3130 Health Policy Issues
Overview of health policy-making process of health care. Issues pertinent to policy deliberation, formation, implementation, evaluation and statutory and administrative law.
RADS 3100 Medical Communication Skills
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 and permission of instructor or department. Open only to majors in radiologic sciences.
Content is designed to expand the knowledge base and skills necessary for the practitioner to communicate effectively.
RADS 3200 Imaging Pathology
Prerequisite: BIOL 2082 and RADS 3000 or permission of instructor or department.
A survey of human pathology as demonstrated by radiologic imaging. Includes ultrasound, CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, and radiographic images of cancer, vascular diseases, trauma, anomalies and other disease processes.
RADS 3450 Leadership in Healthcare
Prerequisite: ENGL 1101 and permission of instructor or department.
This course introduces leadership concepts, focusing on the contemporary theories of leadership. Instructional areas include servant leadership, moral roots of responsible leadership, and effectiveness. A course component will include a leadership service learning practicum.
RADS 3451 Leadership Practicum – (this course includes a service-learning requirement)
Prerequisite or Corequisite: RADS 3450
Application of theoretical leadership concepts.
RADS 4410 Cross Sectional Anatomy
Prerequisite: permission of instructor or department Open only to majors in radiologic sciences.
Three-dimensional anatomical relationships of cross- sectional anatomy slices and images produced by computer tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
RADS 4430 Professional Practice Seminar
Prerequisite: permission of instructor or department Open only to majors in radiologic sciences.
Examination of major trends and issues affecting present day radiation and imaging sciences.
RADS 4450 Radiology Management and Leadership
Prerequisite: permission of instructor or department
Management, leadership, health care financing, and total quality concepts specific to radiologic sciences.
RADS 4451 Management Practicum
Prerequisite: RADS 4450 or permission of instructor. Practical off-campus experience in the area of healthcare management.

Summary

Format Online
Credits Required 129
Tuition per credit hour
(not including fees)
$226
Financial Aid  

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