This course introduces the field of healthcare management through a systematic analysis of major areas of concern to the healthcare manager related to the global healthcare system. Topics explored include a historical overview, theoretical foundations, and history and major characteristics of development. Also covered is covered the planning process and how planning is used in healthcare administration, the organizing process and job design, supporting and implementing decisions, building the quality of clinical service, and managing human resources. Addresses the application of managerial concepts and practices to healthcare organizations exploring healthcare provider types, cost, access and quality of care, and the future of health services delivery.