Introduction to Health Administration (Revision 2)
Delivery Mode: Individualized study online
Area of Study: Applied Studies
Precluded Courses: HADM 235 may not be taken for credit if credit has already been obtained for APST 235.
HADM 235 has a Challenge for Credit option.
Health Administration 235: Introduction to Health Administration is a project course that students normally take following completion of prerequisite courses. The project components, which help consolidate students’ learning, are submitted and stored in an e-Portfolio.
The activities and assignments in HADM 235 help students to situate themselves within the field of health administration and in the Health Administration program. Self-reflective activities help students identify and build on their strengths and address limitations. They develop a personal learning plan that will serve as a guide as they strive to meet the program outcomes and their specific learning goals related to their areas of interest.
Students in HADM 235 will self-assess educational goals in relation to their previous learning and experience and their future educational and professional goals. The development of a research paper on a topic in health administration helps students strengthen their library skills, research skills, and scholarly writing skills.
Students will work through the following steps toward completion of their project.
- Step 1: Getting Started
- Step 2: Foundations: Reflections on the Program
- Step 3: Annotated Research Bibliography
- Step 4: Research Paper Outline
- Step 5: Research Paper and Project Completion
To receive credit for HADM 235, you must complete four graded assignments and achieve an overall course composite grade of “D” (50 percent) or higher. The weightings for each assignment are as follows.
|Assignment 1: Narrative Reflection and Learning Plan (Step 2)||30%|
|Assignment 2: Annotated Research Bibliography (Step 3)||25%|
|Assignment 3: Research Paper Outline (Step 4)||15%|
|Assignment 4: Research Paper (Step 5)||30%|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
The course is comprised of a combination of online resources and academic support. There is no course package.
This Course Information provides essential information specific to the course and the procedures you should follow to complete the course successfully.
The Student Manual provides essential generic information about studying at Athabasca University and outlines the procedures you should follow to complete the course successfully.
The Learning Contract, along with your tutor, will guide you through the process of fulfilling the requirements of the course.
Challenge for Credit Course Overview
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
|Part 1||Part 2||Part 3||Total|
|Annotated Research Bibliography||Research Paper Outline||Research Paper|
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 2, February 4, 2016.
Updated July 25 2017 by Student & Academic Services