312.623.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 3rd Term | 3 Credit(s)
T 3:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
    John Ellis
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Discuss unique features of the health care industry that affect the application of financial management principles and concepts
    • Develop a working discuss of the tools of financial management and utilize software and financial techniques in case presentations
    • Practice written and oral communication skills through individual assignments and team case presentation
  • Course Description
    Case studies present an overview of financial theory and financial management principles and concepts in a health care setting. Topics include discounted cash flow analysis, long-term debt financing, equity financing, lease financing, capital budgeting, analysis, and forecasting.
  • Methods of Assessment
    Student evaluation based on a team-written case analysis (60%) and its oral presentation (40%).
  • Prerequisites
    312.617, 551.603
  • Required Text(s)

    Additional Faculty Notes:

    Louis C. Capenski, Understanding Health Care Financial Management - Sixth Edition (Aupha Press, Washington, D.C.)

  • Course Schedule

    Please see the course Session for a full list of dates and items for this course.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Course Assistant Contact Information

    Danielle DaSilva

    Sam Pruden

  • Student Evaluation

    There are no exams in this course, as the students will prepare conclusions and recommendations based on “real life” cases.  There will be five cases that ­­­the students will analyze in a team approach.  The class will be divided into six teams.  Each team will be assigned a case presentation, which should last about 20 to 30 minutes, excluding discussion, and should be of “board presentation” quality.  Teams that do not make the presentation will prepare written reports.  The written reports should be similar to an executive summary; that is, they should be word processed, consist of no more than three to four pages of text that provide the essentials of the analysis, and be supported by relevant exhibits.  Reports are due at the beginning of the class period in which the case is being discussed.



    Assignment – Team

    Due Date

    Discounted Cash Flow and Financial Risk


    Long-Term Financing


    Break Even Analysis


    Capital Budget and Capital Analysis


    Physician Compensation



  • Disability Support Services
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