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Expand Your Medical Horizons

With a degree in Medical Case Management, you can assess, plan, implement, coordinate, monitor, and evaluate the care of patients from birth to hospice care.  A career in medical case management could earn you between $61,500 to $68,000 annually, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 2011 data. We offer both a bachelor of science degree and a post-baccalaureate certificate in medical case management.

Bachelor of Science 

This program is an ideal way for you to enter the healthcare field. Courses within this field of study include:

  • Health Care Research
  • Organizational Communications
  • Case Management Practicum
  • Cultural Issues in Health Care
  • Disability Case Management
  • And many other options

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate 

If you’re already in the healthcare field, or continuing your education after your undergraduate degree, DU provides an opportunity for advanced career specialization. While completing this degree, you will expand your knowledge with critical information, including:

  • Case Management Insurance Utilization Review
  • Case Work Reporting Techniques
  • Case Management Certification Preparation
  • Community Services Psychological Adjustment to Disability
  • Case Management Special Populations

In-Demand Careers

With an ever-aging population and health care the largest industry in the nation, this field is in high demand and growing.

Medical Case Managers are highly sought after in a variety of employment settings, including:

  • Assisted Living Facilities
  • Cancer & Oncology Centers
  • Governmental Agencies
  • Service Organizations and Sponsored Programs
  • Health Care Organizations
  • Home Care Services and Agencies
  • Hospice Care Organizations
  • Insurance Companies
  • Integrated Health Care Systems
  • Law Firms
  • Physician Practices
  • Rehabilitation Facilities
  • Third-Party Administrators

Why Davenport?

  • The national reputation of Davenport’s curriculum and instructors
  • Our College of Health Professions prepares graduates for licensure, certification exams, and professional registrations
  • A broad range of organizations across Michigan and the nation regularly hire DU graduates

The DU Advantage

  • Courses available online and in classroom
  • State-of-the-art online technology and support
  • Flexible virtual and in-classroom programs
  • High quality coursework
  • 11 campuses statewide
  • Low student-to-faculty ratio
  • Specializing in careers of the future
  • Practical, in-field experiences

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Full Curriculum


This program is designed to prepare the individual who is interested in entering or advancing in the area of medical case management. The student will learn the components of case management including assessing, planning, implementing, coordinating, monitoring, and evaluating the care of a client across the continuum of care. The program is open to health and human services professionals including Nurses and Medical Assistants, as well as those with no health-related background.

Potential employment  for medical case managers may include working with insurance providers, third party administrators, integrated health care systems, physicians’ practices, rehabilitation agencies, legal firms, human services organizations or attorneys practicing in worker compensation and personal injury, government agencies, self insured organizations or as an  independent  consultant.

Credits for previous Allied Health course work or an associate’s degree with an Allied Health credential (i.e., Registered Nurse, Medical Assistant, Respiratory Therapy) that are not the exact equivalent of Davenport University courses may be awarded following consultation with the Associate Dean of the College of Health Professions. This curriculum can prepare students for entry into the Davenport University’s MBA program.


**Which class should I take? When should I take it?  Please click here for a recommended program sequence.


Foundations of Excellence41 cr.
BIOL115Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease I4 cr.
BIOL116Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease II4 cr.
BIOL310Nutrition3 cr.
COMM120Presentation Techniques3 cr.
ENGL109Composition3 cr.
ENGL110Advanced Composition3 cr.
ENGL311Professional Writing3 cr.
MATH125Intermediate Algebra3 cr.
PSYC101Introductory Psychology3 cr.
SOSC201Diversity in Society3 cr.
STAT219Introduction to Biostatistics 3 cr.
HUMNHumanities Elective3 cr.
SOSCSocial Science Elective3 cr.
Foundations of Health Professions18 cr.
CISP112Applied Information Technology 3 cr.
HLTH101Introduction to Health Careers3 cr.
HLTH110Medical Terminology3 cr.
HLTH220Pharmacology3 cr.
HLTH230Health Care Law and Ethics3 cr.
HLTH235Principles of Health Care Management3 cr.
Major35 cr.
HLTH320Public Health Perspectives3 cr.
HLTH401Health Care Research 3 cr.
HSAD403Health Care Economics3 cr.
MCMG300Case Management Fundamentals3 cr.
MCMG310Community Services3 cr.
MCMG311Psychological Adjustment to Disability3 cr.
MCMG312Case Management Insurance/Utilization Review3 cr.
MCMG401Case Work Reporting Techniques4 cr.
MCMG402Disability Case Management3 cr.
MCMG403Case Management Special Populations3 cr.
MCMG495Case Management Practicum4 cr.
Recommended Open Electives26 cr.
COMM311Organizational Communication3 cr.
COMM313Small Group Communication3 cr.
HINT209Quality Assurance Health Care3 cr.
HLTH202Death and Dying3 cr.
HLTH210Health Care Organizations and Systems3 cr.
HLTH245Principles of Reimbursement Management3 cr.
HLTH303Psychosocial Health Concerns3 cr.
HSAD301Cultural Issues in Health Care3 cr.
LEGL210Business Law Foundations3 cr.
MCMG410*Case Management Certification Preparation1 cr.