About this Specialization

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The healthcare tetralogy specialization is intended for anyone interested in healthcare organization as practiced in the United States. A range of healthcare organizations are discussed (e.g., medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and public health). The specialization is particularly useful to anyone working in the healthcare industry who either has: 1) a developing interest in the issues important to the administration of healthcare organization operations; or 2) some expertise, but wishes an overview or refresher of the issues. However, those who do not work in the healthcare industry, but who interact with healthcare organizations of any type as patients/consumers will also find the specialization informative. Through the four courses in the specialization, you will cover many aspects of healthcare organization operations including the relationship between healthcare organizations and the health system as well as health care delivery, business process management, and quality improvement within healthcare organizations. Upon completion of the specialization, those who interact with healthcare organizations as patients/consumers will have a better understanding of the issues involved in the effective administration of healthcare organizations and operations. Those working in the healthcare industry, upon completion of the specialization, will be better able to contribute to the effective administration of the healthcare organization’s operations.
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English
Subtitles: English
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100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approx. 4 months to complete
Suggested 4 hours/week
English
Subtitles: English

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Healthcare Organizations and the Health System

4.6
stars
136 ratings
40 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Health Care Delivery in Healthcare Organizations

4.8
stars
42 ratings
10 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Business Process Management in Healthcare Organizations

4.6
stars
56 ratings
18 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Quality Improvement in Healthcare Organizations

4.7
stars
53 ratings
14 reviews

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  • When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.

  • This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.

  • Each course contains four (4) lessons and each lesson takes approximately 4-6 hours of learner work to complete. The total time required for the successful completion of each course is approximately 16 - 24 hours. The total learner time required for the successful completion of the specialization is, therefore, approximately 64 - 96 hours. You work at your own pace. Some students complete one lesson per week (16 weeks to complete the specialization). Some students, however, work at a faster pace. Some work at a slower pace. The choice is yours and, clearly, depends on other demands on your schedule while completing the specialization.

  • No background knowledge is necessary to successfully complete the specialization. All that is necessary to begin and successfully complete each course in the specialization is an interest in the content and a motivation to complete the course. However, those working in the healthcare industry may find the content more interesting and relevant.

  • No, the courses do not have to be taken in any specific order. The courses do not "build on each other". The content of any one course in the specialization can be successfully completed without having completed any of the other courses in the specialization.

  • No, neither Rutgers University academic credit nor continuing education units (CEUs) are earned upon the successful completion of any course in the specialization or the successful completion of the specialization as a whole.

  • Upon successful completion of the specialization, those who interact with healthcare organizations as patients/consumers will have a better understanding of the issues involved in the effective administration of healthcare organizations and operations. Those working in the healthcare industry, upon completion of the specialization, will be better able to contribute to the effective administration of the healthcare organization’s operations.

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