EARN UMDNJ CERTIFICATE ONLINE
Ready to "go back to school," but you just can't drag yourself out again after a 10-hour work day? Or maybe you just prefer to prop up your legs, put on your favorite CD and enter a virtual classroom, rather than wrestle with a pencil, a hard-backed chair and the traffic on New Jersey's roads.
Well, all you need is roughly seven hours per week for 16 weeks and a computer to complete four three-credit courses online. Log on (at your convenience), complete the work (as spelled out on your screen) and voila, you've earned a graduate certificate from UMDNJ.
While it may not be quite that simple, the convenience sure can't be beat. And the course content is targeted to those with management responsibilities in health care settings. Either the shoe fits or it doesn't, meaning quite simply that you won't have to take eight courses to get the four you really need.
The rationale behind the program is that the health care system is changing so rapidly and has become so complex that many individuals need further skills and knowledge - often in areas outside their immediate scope of responsibility - to be equipped to do their jobs. The Certificate in Clinical Systems Management was designed by UMDNJ's School of Health Related Professions (SHRP) and the Center for Advanced and Continuing Education and CLMA, an international health care management organization.
Completion of four courses is required to earn the certificate: Multi-disciplinary Dimensions of Clinical Systems Management (offered spring 2000); Clinical Management (offered fall 1999 and spring 2000); Human Resources Management in Health Care (offered spring 2000); and Health Care Finance Systems (offered spring 2000). Credit can be applied toward a Master's degree at SHRP, or taken for continuing education credit.
Healthcare professionals who have a minimum of a bachelor's degree are eligible. The cost is $495 per credit, which includes all University fees.
Call 908-889-2562 for more information, or log on at www.umdnj.edu/chsweb You might discover that this out-of-classroom educational experience is just what the doctor ordered.
The magazine of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey