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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 Excellence 41 cr.
BIOL115 Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease I 4 cr.
BIOL116 Anatomy and Physiology with Human Disease II 4 cr.
BIOL310 Nutrition 3 cr.
COMM120 Presentation Techniques 3 cr.
ENGL109 Composition 3 cr.
ENGL110 Advanced Composition 3 cr.
ENGL311 Professional Writing 3 cr.
MATH125 Intermediate Algebra 3 cr.
PSYC101 Introductory Psychology 3 cr.
SOSC201 Diversity in Society 3 cr.
STAT219 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 cr.
HUMN Humanities Elective 3 cr.
SOSC Social Science Elective 3 cr.
Foundations of Health Professions 18 cr.
CISP112 Applied Information Technology 3 cr.
HLTH101 Introduction to Health Careers 3 cr.
HLTH110 Medical Terminology 3 cr.
HLTH220 Pharmacology 3 cr.
HLTH230 Health Care Law and Ethics 3 cr.
HLTH235 Principles of Health Care Management 3 cr.
Major 35 cr.
HLTH320 Public Health Perspectives 3 cr.
HLTH401 Health Care Research 3 cr.
HSAD403 Health Care Economics 3 cr.
MCMG300 Case Management Fundamentals 3 cr.
MCMG310 Community Services 3 cr.
MCMG311 Psychological Adjustment to Disability 3 cr.
MCMG312 Case Management Insurance/Utilization Review 3 cr.
MCMG401 Case Work Reporting Techniques 4 cr.
MCMG402 Disability Case Management 3 cr.
MCMG403 Case Management Special Populations 3 cr.
MCMG495 Case Management Practicum 4 cr.
Recommended Open Electives 26 cr.
COMM311 Organizational Communication 3 cr.
COMM313 Small Group Communication 3 cr.
HINT209 Quality Assurance Health Care 3 cr.
HLTH202 Death and Dying 3 cr.
HLTH210 Health Care Organizations and Systems 3 cr.
HLTH245 Principles of Reimbursement Management 3 cr.
HLTH303 Psychosocial Health Concerns 3 cr.
HSAD301 Cultural Issues in Health Care 3 cr.
LEGL210 Business Law Foundations 3 cr.
MCMG410* Case Management Certification Preparation 1 cr.