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PLA Portfolio Assessment Course Subjects

Management

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Principles of Laboratory Management   (CLB-481)   3.00 s.h.  
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Basic principles of management applied to the clinical laboratory. Includes management process, personnel supervision, identification & allocation of resources, computer applications & practice, & problem solving activities. Practical application of management principles. 
Emergency Program Manager Orientation to Position   (EDM-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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This independent study course provides an introduction to comprehensive Emergency Management (CEM) and the Integrated Emergency Management System (IEMS). Included is an in-depth look at the four phases of comprehensive emergency management; mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The text is accompanied by illustrations, diagrams, and figures. In most units, there are worksheets, exercises, and tasks to complete. 
Hazardous Materials and Risk Management   (EDM-152)   3.00 s.h.  
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Provides the necessary background in the area of Risk Management and specific information on risk assessment, ethics, rational management, and organizational effectiveness. Also included are decision-making processes, matrices and strategies. Emphasis is placed on the management of risk scenarios in the broad scope of hazardous materials and their respective real and perceived effects on public safety. 
Concepts of Emergency Management   (EDM-300)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
An introduction to emergency management at the global, national, regional, state, and local levels. Topics include preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. The history of emergency management is reviewed, and its future in government and industry is discussed.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the four phases of Emergency Management; mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery applied across an All Hazards/Whole Community approach to Emergency Management.
  • Discuss scientific principles involved in the development of mitigation and preparedness policies, strategies and tactics.
  • Discuss scientific principles involved in the development of multi-level response and recovery policies, strategies and tactics.
  • Articulate the social science components of Emergency Management related to government, the private sector, to non-governmental organizations, and to individuals.
  • Discuss the Incident Command System as it relates to national preparedness goals.
  • Review and assess the use of emergency management related technologies across phases of Emergency Management.

 
Principles of Finance   (FIN-301)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Principles of Finance serves as an introduction to financial management. Financial management is concerned with value and, when applied to firms, studies financial decision making and its impact on the value of the firm. Virtually all management decisions have financial implications, and the impact of these decisions on the value of the firm is the basis by which management is judged. Superior management produces superior financial decisions that lead to growth and increased valuation of the firm. This course considers specific financial decisions such as selecting among alternative investments (i.e., capital budgeting), the sources of the firm's finances (i.e., the optimal capital structure), the management of current assets and liabilities (i.e., working capital), and the tools of financial analysis. The course emphasizes analytical tools and their use in solving financial problems.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify both short- and long-term financial management problems.
  • Solve optimal capital structure problems.
  • Analyze financial statements.
  • Determine a firm's cost of capital.
  • Use present value tables.

Available by DSST exam. 
Management of Fire Prevention Programs   (FIS-322)   3.00 s.h.  
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The course examines contemporary issues in the management of fire prevention functions. Top-level fire managers address present day and potential challenges in fire prevention. Topics include effective management principles, leadership styles, structure of the fire prevention manager, promoting fire prevention, and the law in fire prevention. Modern management literature is integrated with fire prevention concepts. 
Stress and Health: A Holistic Approach   (HEA-311)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Investigation of the holistic approach to health and stress management. Students will explore holistic health and stress as they apply to individual well-being. Through the experimental method students will learn stress management techniques from both a personal and professional perspective are: time management personal awareness, cognitive reappraisal, biofeedback, various relaxation techniques, psychophysiology of stress, as well as personality, life events, and disease as they relate to stress.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Define and provide examples of the various types of stress.
  • Explain and discuss the physiological and psychological effects of stress on one's health.
  • Explain and discuss the effects of stress on one's behavior.
  • Describe the physiological and psychological benefits of stress management.
  • Identify and explain a variety of effective stress management techniques.

 
Healthcare Facilities Management   (HEA-442)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
Health care uniqueness's (cost effectiveness, DRGs, third party payments, etc.) affecting management techniques for health care agencies, institutions and ambulatory care delivery systems.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Discuss issues related to the management of Healthcare facilities including:
    • Ambulatory Care Delivery
    • Cost effectiveness
    • DRG's (Diagnosis-Related Groups)
    • Third Party Payments
    • staffing
  • Explain how these issues impact the management decisions of healthcare agencies, institutions and other ambulatory care delivery systems

 
Food Service Management   (HMM-152)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
A practical guide to food service management including an overview of both restaurant and institutional activities. Effective management is stressed with special emphasis on organization of food service planning, menus and styles, supervising personnel, and controlling food and labor costs. The laws and regulations affecting food services are also covered.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Identify the management characteristics and challenges for specific food service segments.
  • Analyze and evaluate the job responsibilities of specific food service managers.
  • Discuss and apply hospitality operational concepts, theories and practices within specific food service operations to achieve budgeted financial and cost controls.
  • Integrate and apply interdepartmental communication and technology application activities within specific food service operations for effective management and guest satisfaction.
  • Apply the ethical and legal considerations utilized by management in specific food service segments.

 
Principles of Supervision   (MAN-201)   3.00 s.h.  
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Supervisory practices and principles with maximum opportunities for practical involvement in applying theory to real-life situations. Emphasizes first-and middle-level supervisory positions. Stresses the aspects of job leadership and effective human relations. Include procedures for dealing with interpersonal relationships among and between employees and management, cost-benefit analysis, organization development, time management and stress management. Available by DSST exam. 
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