Guidelines for Health Administration
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Related Subject Policy Statements
5. Subjects and Collecting Levels
The collection in Health Administration supports teaching and research through the Ph.D. level. The Department of Health Administration offers three degree curricula: the Ph.D. majoring in health services organization and research, the M.H.A. in health administration and the Master of Science in Health Administration M.S.H.A. A joint M.H.A.-J.D. is offered with the University of Richmond. The Department also cooperates with the School of Nursing in its M.S. and Ph.D. programs in nursing services administration and the School of Medicine in its Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) program in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health.
The Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Research is designed to prepare individuals for positions as faculty researchers, policy analysts, and top-level staff in complex health organizations. The master's degrees in health administration (M.H.A. and M.S.H.A.) are designed to prepare individuals for administrative roles ultimately leading to top-level executive leadership positions. The curriculum of the M.H.A. program combines emphases in strategic and operational management, using both didactic and residency teaching environments. The Executive Master's Program is specifically designed for experienced professionals who are seeking advanced preparation in health administration.
The Master of Science and doctoral programs in nursing administration are cooperative programs between the Health Administration Department and the School of Nursing with the degrees awarded by the School of Nursing. The dual M.H.A-J.D.program provides participants with the necessary expertise either to represent clients within the health care industry or to function as legal policy makers or administrators who fully appreciate the legal environment of the health care field.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
Treatment of Subject.
Popular works and lower division textbooks are not generally acquired. Upper division and graduate texts are acquired selectively. Professional and scholarly works that support the curriculum are acquired broadly.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Periodicals and monographs are the principal format. Also included are indexes, abstracts, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, bibliographies, directories, loose-leaf services, conference proceedings, government documents, audio-visual materials, microforms, and CD-ROM.
3. Area Resources.
The T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond is available to VCU students who are participants in the dual program leading to the Masters in Health Administration and Juris Doctor degrees.
4. Related Subject Policy Statements.
See Business, Public Administration, Government Documents, and Economics Policies.
5. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
|Subject||Call Number Range||Present||Desired|
|Health Professions. Law||KF2905-2915||C1||C2|
|Public Health Law||KF3775-3813||C1||C2|
|Medicine and the State (incl. Medical Statistics, Medical Economics Provisions for Medical Care, Medical Sociology)||RA1-418.5||C1||B|
|Public Health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine. (incl. Environmental Health, Disposal of the Dead, Transmission of Disease,Epidemics, Quarantine, Personal Hygiene)||RA421-790.85||C1||B|
|Management of Clinics, Medical Centers, Hospitals||RA960-999||B||B|
Collection-centered; list-checking, either in its entirety or using samplings from:
- Hospital and Health Services Administration.
Chicago: American College of Hospital Administrators, 1956-. quarterly.