College of Health Sciences

Clinical Leadership & Management

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Faculty-to-Student Ratio

small class sizes with accessible and experienced CLM faculty

2+

Advisor meetings

access to an Academic Advisor to meet more than once per semester

405

Practicum Hours

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Richard Roberts

Director of Recruiting

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

900 South Limestone Street

111 CT Wethington Building

Program website

859-323-6743

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The major goal of this program is to provide a baccalaureate degree program of study in Clinical Leadership and Management that will enable associate degree trained health care professionals with work experience (Track A) and freshman entry level students (Track B) to assume leadership and managerial positions in various health care settings.

Careers

Grow Your Future

There are currently 4,130 jobs for healthcare managers in Kentucky and this is projected to grow by 20% to about 4,970 jobs by 2016. This is better than the national trend for healthcare managers, which sees this job pool growing by about 16.0% over the next eight years. In general, healthcare managers plan, direct, or coordinate medicine and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Students who graduate from the Clinical Leadership and Management Program are marketable in management positions of healthcare enterprises, able to assume greater responsibilities at their current jobs, more qualified for job promotions within their facility and may continue their studies at a graduate level. The CLM program provides for a more educated allied health care professional workforce for Kentucky communities (and beyond) and their patients, in turn, will be better served.

The curriculum for the Clinical leadership and Management Program has been reviewed by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Nursing Home Administrators and designated as meeting the academic requirements needed to sit for this examination. Those students, who have had the proper experience, need not complete an Administrator in Training (AIT) experience as a requirement. For those students that need to complete an AIT, the CLM program offers a practicum course with course credit awarded. 

I knew before that these professionals were involved with planning in the healthcare facilities, but I had no idea of how intense the planning processes were. Healthcare administrators may spend years on the same quality improvement project before finalizing the change they hope to make.

Shakiyla Davis

Junior, Clinical Leadership & Management

Current Curriculum Information

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  • Clin Ldrshp & Mgmt (Trk A - Assoc Degr) 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • Any missing UK Core requirements3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • Any missing UK Core requirements3
    • Total15
    • Total Freshman Hours30

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • CLM 241 - HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS3

    Review of the wellness-illness spectrum and the societal response in terms of health services. Topics to be covered include the nature and functions of health services agencies and professionals, and the impact of social, political, economic, regulatory, and technological forces. Also includes a discussion of major health problems and related health care programs.

  • CLM 350 - HEALTH POLICY AND POLITICS3

    This course will address the development of the past and current US health policies within the context of historical, economic, cultural, and political environments. The political process and the roles and responsibilities of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government will be examined. The power and influence that politics, money, the media and special interest groups have had, and continue to have, upon the development of national and state health policies will be discuss and analyzed. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives(3 hrs)3
  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives(3 hrs)3
  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives(3 hrs)3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • CLM 354 - HEALTH LAW3

    Introduction to concepts of administrative and tort law applicable to health care settings. Topics to be considered include governance, patient rights, informed consent, medical/moral problems, malpractice, tax laws, contracts, labor law, regulation and institutional liability.

  • CLM 355 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS3

    A review of financial management practices in health care institutions. Course will analyze regulatory and third party reimbursement for financial management, financial management practices, impact of financing mechanisms and practices on health services decision making.

  • CLM 351 - HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION3

    Theories and practices of administration in health care institutions with special emphases on organizational behavior and analyses of various administrative processes and techniques.

  • WRD 205 - WRITING AND RHETORIC (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    An open topics writing course focused on rhetorical analysis of issues of academic, political, social, or cultural significance. Students will interpret, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies employed in print and digital texts.

  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives(3 hrs)3
    • Total15
    • Total Sophomore Hours30

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • CLM 405 - EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS3

    This course will provide a foundation in the principles and methods of the epidemiological investigation of disease with special emphasis on the distribution and dynamic behavior of disease in a population. Etiologic factors, modes of transmission and pathogenesis will be examined. Topics to be covered include epidemics and the spread of infectious disease, epidemiological aspects of non- infectious disease; rates of morbidity and mortality, sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values' strategies used in epidemiological studies to include measures of disease effect, validity, reliability; sampling methods and computer-based biostatistical analysis that emphasize the generalized linear mode and forms of SEM as appropriate for an upper division undergraduate course.

  • CLM 444 - LEADERSHIP AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3

    This course focuses on clinical leadership and managerial roles and responsibilities, with particular emphasis on organizational design, theory, and behavior. Human resource management, team leadership, and strategies for promoting employee motivation, loyalty, and productivity will be discussed. Other topics to be discussed include writing a business plan, financial and budgetary considerations, public relations, and quality and productivity. Laboratory compliance, government regulations, and accreditation will also be covered.

  • CLM 445 - QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT AND EVALUATION3

    A core program course that focuses on leadership and management knowledge, skills, and practices that promote clinical quality, efficiency, and productivity. Methods to measure, monitor, and evaluate quality and productivity will be discussed.

  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives(3 hrs)3
  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives(3 hrs)3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • CLM 452 - COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING FOR HEALTH SERVICES DELIVERY3

    Theoretical foundations for health planning. History of health planning and regulation. Specific attention will be given to integration of institutional planning with community health planning.

  • CLM 353 - ETHICS IN HEALTHCARE3

    The course will include the study of moral reasoning and ethical theories in medical ethics. Ethical issues arising in the practice of health care delivery will be examined. Codes of ethics and the health professional’s obligations to patients, colleagues, employing institutions, and the community will be considered and relevant case studies will be analyzed.

  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives(3 hrs)3
  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives(3 hrs)3
  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives(3 hrs)3
    • Total15
    • Total Junior Hours30

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • CLM 595 - DIRECTED STUDIES3

    Independent work devoted to research on specific problems, to challenge the student to synthesize concepts from his total program and relate them to his allied health specialty. Conference, one to three hours per week. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

  • Upper Div Electives-OR-Free Electives14
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • CLM 595 - DIRECTED STUDIES3

    Independent work devoted to research on specific problems, to challenge the student to synthesize concepts from his total program and relate them to his allied health specialty. Conference, one to three hours per week. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

  • Upper Div Electives-OR-Free Electives14
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30
  • Clin Ldrshp & Mgmt (Trk B - Entry Level) 120 hours

Click to toggle each Academic Year. Click each course for more information.

Freshman Year

Fall Semester
  • HHS 101 - SURVEY OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS I1

    An introduction to health sciences professions including an exploration of health sciences careers.

  • MA 123 - ELEMENTARY CALCULUS AND ITS APPLICATIONS4

    An introduction to differential and integral calculus, with applications to business and the biological and physical sciences. Not open to students who have credit in MA 113 or MA 137. Note: Math placement test recommended. Prereq: Math ACT score of 26 or above, or Math SAT of 600 or above, or MA 109, or appropriate math placement score, or consent of department.

  • PSY 100 - INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY4

    An introduction to the study of behavior covering theories, methods and findings of research in major areas of psychology. Topics covered will include the biological foundations of behavior; learning, perception, motivation, personality; developmental, abnormal, and social behavior; and methods of assessment. This course is a prerequisite to a significant number of courses in this and related areas of study. Lecture, three hours; laboratory/discussion, two hours.

  • Intellectual Inquiry in Arts and Creativity3
  • Composition and Communication I3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • HHS 102 - SURVEY OF HEALTH PROF I: SHADOWING EXP1

    This course provides students with opportunities to explore the health sciences professions. It assists students in developing beginning observation, recording, and reporting skills appropriate to the selected professions by way of an on-the-job shadowing experience.

  • CLA 131 - MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY FROM GREEK AND LATIN3

    Latin and Greek roots, prefixes, and suffixes as found in medical terminology. Primarily for pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-nursing and pre-veterinary students, but others will be admitted for help in vocabulary building.

  • Choose ANT 160 - or- GEO 1613
  • Intellectual Inquiry in the Humanities3
  • UK Core - Comp. & Comm. II3

    Composition and Communication II

  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives3
    • Total15
    • Total Freshman Hours30

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester
  • CLM 241 - HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS3

    Review of the wellness-illness spectrum and the societal response in terms of health services. Topics to be covered include the nature and functions of health services agencies and professionals, and the impact of social, political, economic, regulatory, and technological forces. Also includes a discussion of major health problems and related health care programs.

  • CLM 350 - HEALTH POLICY AND POLITICS3

    This course will address the development of the past and current US health policies within the context of historical, economic, cultural, and political environments. The political process and the roles and responsibilities of the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government will be examined. The power and influence that politics, money, the media and special interest groups have had, and continue to have, upon the development of national and state health policies will be discuss and analyzed. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

  • ANT 230 - INTRODUCTION TO BIOLOGICAL ANTHROPOLOGY3

    This course explores the ways in which biology, the environment and culture come together to form the human condition. Topics include human genetics, human evolution, primate behavior, contemporary human variation and applied biological anthropology, including forensics, child growth and human nutrition. This course includes a laboratory component.

  • Statistical Inferential Reasoning3
  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • CLM 354 - HEALTH LAW3

    Introduction to concepts of administrative and tort law applicable to health care settings. Topics to be considered include governance, patient rights, informed consent, medical/moral problems, malpractice, tax laws, contracts, labor law, regulation and institutional liability.

  • CLM 355 - FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE INSTITUTIONS3

    A review of financial management practices in health care institutions. Course will analyze regulatory and third party reimbursement for financial management, financial management practices, impact of financing mechanisms and practices on health services decision making.

  • CLM 351 - HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION3

    Theories and practices of administration in health care institutions with special emphases on organizational behavior and analyses of various administrative processes and techniques.

  • WRD 205 - WRITING AND RHETORIC (SUBTITLE REQUIRED)3

    An open topics writing course focused on rhetorical analysis of issues of academic, political, social, or cultural significance. Students will interpret, analyze, and evaluate rhetorical strategies employed in print and digital texts.

  • Choose SOC 235 - or- GRN 2503
  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives3
    • Total15
    • Total Sophomore Hours30

Junior Year

Fall Semester
  • CLM 405 - EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS3

    This course will provide a foundation in the principles and methods of the epidemiological investigation of disease with special emphasis on the distribution and dynamic behavior of disease in a population. Etiologic factors, modes of transmission and pathogenesis will be examined. Topics to be covered include epidemics and the spread of infectious disease, epidemiological aspects of non- infectious disease; rates of morbidity and mortality, sensitivity, specificity, and predictive values' strategies used in epidemiological studies to include measures of disease effect, validity, reliability; sampling methods and computer-based biostatistical analysis that emphasize the generalized linear mode and forms of SEM as appropriate for an upper division undergraduate course.

  • CLM 444 - LEADERSHIP AND HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3

    This course focuses on clinical leadership and managerial roles and responsibilities, with particular emphasis on organizational design, theory, and behavior. Human resource management, team leadership, and strategies for promoting employee motivation, loyalty, and productivity will be discussed. Other topics to be discussed include writing a business plan, financial and budgetary considerations, public relations, and quality and productivity. Laboratory compliance, government regulations, and accreditation will also be covered.

  • CLM 445 - QUALITY AND PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENT AND EVALUATION3

    A core program course that focuses on leadership and management knowledge, skills, and practices that promote clinical quality, efficiency, and productivity. Methods to measure, monitor, and evaluate quality and productivity will be discussed.

  • CLM 501 - PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT6

    Students will gain practical general training and experiences in the healthcare workplace with a focus on exposure/experience in clinical leadership and management. The CLM faculty in coordination with the practicum coordinator will arrange these experiences with the site employer/personnel and develop an individualized plan for the student at each site. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study.

  • Upper Div Elect-OR-Free Electives(3 hrs)3
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • CLM 452 - COMMUNITY AND INSTITUTIONAL PLANNING FOR HEALTH SERVICES DELIVERY3

    Theoretical foundations for health planning. History of health planning and regulation. Specific attention will be given to integration of institutional planning with community health planning.

  • CLM 353 - ETHICS IN HEALTHCARE3

    The course will include the study of moral reasoning and ethical theories in medical ethics. Ethical issues arising in the practice of health care delivery will be examined. Codes of ethics and the health professional’s obligations to patients, colleagues, employing institutions, and the community will be considered and relevant case studies will be analyzed.

  • CLM 501 - PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT6

    Students will gain practical general training and experiences in the healthcare workplace with a focus on exposure/experience in clinical leadership and management. The CLM faculty in coordination with the practicum coordinator will arrange these experiences with the site employer/personnel and develop an individualized plan for the student at each site. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study.

  • Upper Div Electives-OR-Free Electives10
    • Total15
    • Total Junior Hours30

Senior Year

Fall Semester
  • CLM 595 - DIRECTED STUDIES3

    Independent work devoted to research on specific problems, to challenge the student to synthesize concepts from his total program and relate them to his allied health specialty. Conference, one to three hours per week. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

  • CLM 501 - PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT6

    Students will gain practical general training and experiences in the healthcare workplace with a focus on exposure/experience in clinical leadership and management. The CLM faculty in coordination with the practicum coordinator will arrange these experiences with the site employer/personnel and develop an individualized plan for the student at each site. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study.

  • Upper Div Electives-OR-Free Electives10
    • Total15
Spring Semester
  • CLM 595 - DIRECTED STUDIES3

    Independent work devoted to research on specific problems, to challenge the student to synthesize concepts from his total program and relate them to his allied health specialty. Conference, one to three hours per week. May be repeated to a maximum of six credits. This course is a Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement (GCCR) course in certain programs, and hence is not likely to be eligible for automatic transfer credit to UK.

  • CLM 501 - PRACTICUM IN CLINICAL LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT6

    Students will gain practical general training and experiences in the healthcare workplace with a focus on exposure/experience in clinical leadership and management. The CLM faculty in coordination with the practicum coordinator will arrange these experiences with the site employer/personnel and develop an individualized plan for the student at each site. The plan relates the workplace training and experiences to the student's general and technical course of study.

  • Upper Div Electives-OR-Free Electives10
    • Total15
    • Total Senior Hours30

Classes & Requirements

What You'll Study

A sample of some courses you would take:

CLM 241   Health and Med Care Delivery Systems3CLM 350 Health Policy And Politics3CLM 405 Epidemiology And Biostatistics3CLM 351 Health Services Administration3CLM 354 Health Law3CLM 355 Financial Management Of Healthcare Institutions3CLM 452 Community & Institutional Planning For Health Services3CLM 444 Leadership & Human Resource Management3CLM 445 Quality & Productivity Improvement &Evaluation3CLM 353 Ethics In Healthcare2

Track A | Transfer Students Track B | Freshmen

Graduation Requirements

To receive a Baccalaureate Degree from the College of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership and Management, students are required to complete a minimum of 120 course credits which includes the major core curriculum, completion of the UK Core General Education coursework, and Graduation Composition and Communication requirement. It is advisable that prospective students for consideration in Track A discuss transfer credits from their associate degree program with the CLM Academic Advisor in the College of Health Sciences Office of Student Affairs.

UK Core Requirements

*CLM Prerequisites serving as Core

Arts and Creativity - any3Humanities - any3Social Sciences - PSY100*4Natural/Physical/Mathematical – ANT 2303Composition and Communication 1-CIS/WRD 110*3Composition and Communication 2- CIS/WRD 111*3Quantitative Foundations MA 1234Statistical Inferential Reasoning- Any3Community, Culture, and Citizenship in the USA – SOC 2353Global Dynamics – ANT 160 or GEO 1613Total UK Core32

Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement

In order to fulfill the Graduation Composition and Communication Requirement, CLM students complete WRD 205 Intermediate Composition.


Premajor Requirements 

CIS/WRD 110 Composition and Communication 1

CIS/WRD 111 Composition and Communication 2

PSY 100 General Psychology

HHS 101 Survey of Health Professions

HHS 102 Survey of Health Professions-Shadowing Experience

CLA 131 Medical Terminology

CLM 241 Health and Medical Care Delivery Systems

WRD 205 Intermediate Composition

CLM Admissions

Health Sciences Undecided/Exploratory Studies Option

Many university students will change their major or career goals at least once during their college years. To assist students in finding a health profession that meets personal interests and professional ambitions, College of Health Sciences has developed an Undecided/Exploratory Studies option for students who have yet to decide the specific program of study that most closely aligns both their interests and goals for becoming a professional in health care. The Health Sciences Undecided/Exploratory Studies option provides students with an educational environment that includes coursework and co-curricular programs to introduce students to a variety of health professionals, health care settings, and the unique opportunity to explore multiple working areas found on the medical campus during their first year in college. For more information or to inquire further, please contact chs-admissions@uky.edu. 


Contact

Richard Roberts

Director of Recruiting

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

900 South Limestone Street

111 CT Wethington Building

859-323-6743

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