Collin College Logo


Collin College Offers Enhanced Skill Certificate In Health Care Case Management

Aug. 3, 2009 – Collin College has been approved to offer students a nine credit-hour certificate in case management for health care professionals beginning in fall 2009.

Students can earn the certificate upon successful completion of the following three online courses:

HPRS 2371 The Case Management Process – Principles, concepts, process, roles, settings and clinical practice of health care case managers are reviewed with a focus on standards of practice, managed care, quality of care and cost containment. Legal and ethical considerations and evidence-based practice are applied to case-based scenarios. Prerequisite: Awarded an AAS or BS in Nursing or current certification or licensure in a healthcare field or profession.

HPRS 2372 Case Management Coordination and Financial Management – The concept of coordination of care is studied within the case management continuum of care. Identification, availability, and cost of available resources of care are explored. A case management resource path is developed for a specific disease, condition or injury. Prerequisite/Concurrent Enrollment: HPRS 2371.

HPRS 2373 Case Studies in Healthcare Case Management – Case-based scenarios are used to provide student experience in healthcare case management. Students develop plans of care for cases in selected fields of clinical practice. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. Prerequisite/Concurrent Enrollment: HPRS 2371 and HPRS 2372.

The aforementioned courses are non-competitive and sequenced, but can be taken in one semester with the first two (HPRS 2371 and HPRS 2372) offered in successive eight week blocks each term.  The third course can be taken after the first two or at the same time if students enroll in all three courses in one semester.

The courses are open to health care professionals such as nurses, respiratory and physical therapists, health information technicians and administrators, pharmacists, paramedics, physicians, etc.

To enroll for these courses, visit http://www.collin.edu/academics/class_schedule.html, then select the fall 2009 credit term and then select Health Infrmton/Medical (HPRS) in the subject field.

For more information, contact Dr. Merry McBryde-Foster, Collin College dean, health sciences and emergency services, at 972.548.6677 or e-mail mmfoster@collin.edu.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.