About this Specialization
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100% online courses

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Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Interest in the content is all that is needed; those working in the healthcare industry may find the content more interesting.

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English
User
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Nurses
  • Medical Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • HR Specialists
  • Data Analysts

Skills you will gain

Pharmacy Healthcare Organization OperationsPublic Health and Wellness Healthcare Organization OperationsMedical Healthcare Organization OperationsHealthcare AdministrationDental Healthcare Organization Operations
User
Learners taking this Specialization are
  • Nurses
  • Medical Doctors
  • Pharmacists
  • HR Specialists
  • Data Analysts

100% online courses

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible Schedule

Set and maintain flexible deadlines.

Beginner Level

Interest in the content is all that is needed; those working in the healthcare industry may find the content more interesting.

Approx. 3 months to complete

Suggested 4 hours/week

English

Subtitles: English

How the Specialization Works

Take Courses

A Coursera Specialization is a series of courses that helps you master a skill. To begin, enroll in the Specialization directly, or review its courses and choose the one you'd like to start with. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time. Visit your learner dashboard to track your course enrollments and your progress.

Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

how it works

There are 4 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Healthcare Organizations and the Health System

4.8
32 ratings
9 reviews
Course2

Health Care Delivery in Healthcare Organizations

4.8
10 ratings
1 reviews
Course3

Business Process Management in Healthcare Organizations

4.8
9 ratings
2 reviews
Course4

Quality Improvement in Healthcare Organizations

4.6
11 ratings
1 reviews

Instructor

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Margaret Kilduff, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita
Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

About Rutgers the State University of New Jersey

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.

  • 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.

  • The Class of 1902 erected the gate in 1904. It leads to the Queens Campus located in New Brunswick, New Jersey. The six-acre Queens Campus is the oldest section of Rutgers. It is included on both the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places. The picture is by Zeete [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons (https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Queens_Campus,_New_Brunswick,_NJ_-_Class_of_1902_Memorial_Gateway.jpg)

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