Hlth Serv Policy Mgmt (HSPM)
Provide students with overview of health services management, management techniques and the different roles and functions of the different health care services. Use of field trips and guest speakers from different health care providers.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Professional and Civic Engagement Leadership Experiences
Overview of the delivery and financing of health care in the rural U.S., with emphasis on vulnerable rural populations and access to care.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Diversity and Social Advocacy
Comparative health systems of the world including health system organization, management, financing, resource use and health outcomes.
An introduction to data management in healthcare institutions for undergraduate students and non-HSPM major graduate students. Topics include the nature of medical data, legal protections surrounding such information, and basis strategies for managing information technology resources.
Overview of health services delivery in the United States, including organization and financing of health care, health insurance practices, primary and long-term care among other topics.
Introduction to health care finance. Course will teach reimbursement structures, regulatory mechanisms, cost control, and related factors unique to healthcare organizations.
An interdisciplinary perspective on the field of health administration. Philosophy concepts, and skills of implementation, management, and evaluation are presented and discussed. Principles in the practice of health administration are applied to identified problems and situations.
Introduction to historical and contemporary health care programs and policy initiatives in the public and/or private sectors that help improve equity in health and health care appropriate to women, childhood, and adolescence.
Linkages among economic development, poverty, inequality and health. Direct and indirect effects of health in economic development.
The ethical dimensions of decision-making in health care delivery, administration and epidemiologic research. Provides ethical foundations for discussion of topics in health-related research and practice.
Cross-listed course: EPID 707
Concepts and principles of economic evaluation and applications of evaluation techniques (e.g., cost-effectiveness, cost-utility, cost-benefits, decision modeling) to the real-world issues and problems.
Analysis of issues and demographic, economic, and political forces affecting health care delivery systems in rural America. Examines structure of federal and state public health programs that impact rural health.
Analysis of issues and forces affecting health delivery through the public sector; major models of political decision-making; and current health legislation.
A critical introduction to the application of economic analysis to problems in the health care field. Related scientific literature.
Understanding and optimizing the use of health information systems and allied technologies including electronic medical records to improve healthcare organizations' performance in the areas of care delivery, operations management, quality, safety, and accessibility of healthcare services.
Origins/functions of public health and the U.S. health-care system; special attention to public health perspectives, social/behavioral determinants of health and environmental health issues.
An introduction to the concepts of community assessment and managerial epidemiology, and their use in the population-based planning and management of integrated health systems.
Evaluation of the efficiency and effectiveness of health programs. Different research designs will be discussed in terms of their relevance to specific evaluation problems.
Strategy and tactics of state, regional, institutional health services planning. Special attention to the role of marketing.
The role and methods of sample surveys in health administration; development of survey designs; survey procedures; questionnaire design; interviewing procedures; codebook design; utilization of computer program packages in data analysis.
Econometric methods for making proper statistical inferences using estimates for observational data.
Sociological approaches to the study of health and the decision to seek health care.
Sociological approaches to the study of health care institutions.
Legal basis for health care activities; health care provider laws, regulations, antitrust and organizational governance.
A study of the current problems, theories, models, and strategics associated with managing human resources in the health care sector.
Course addresses the significant legal and ethical issues in Public Health practice; basis for Public Health actions, authorities and limitations; role of the three branches of government in Public Health protection.
Advancing public health policy through design and implementation of a policy change campaign.
Application of the principles of financial management to the systems involved in the delivery of health care.
Provides working knowledge of financial management techniques for managers in the health care sector.
Provides knowledge base and decision-making tools for financial management in health care organizations using financial management tools and principles.
Financial accounting and internal accounting for management decision-making, including cost determination, cost control, performance evaluation and financial planning.
An overview of management and policy concepts and issues pertaining to long-term care facilities and programs.
Seminar on theory of and practice of leadership as a manager in the health care industry.
Human Resources Management in health care and allied topics.
Operations management in health care, supply chain management and logistics processes, health services process improvement.
To explore organizational behavior at the micro level (individuals, motivation, leadership, conflict management) and macro level (social systems, inter-organizational relationships, change and innovation, performance and strategy, organizational design), with particular focus on health care environments.
Overview of international health status, demographics; communicable/noncommunicable diseases; health care needs, financing, and infrastructure delivery; and maternal and child health, family planning, and public health programs.
Principles and tools of epidemiology applied to decision-making in a health care environment. Knowledge and skills useful to health services managers related to statistics, population health management and assessment of medical care processes/outcomes are taught.
Demand, supply, employment-based coverage, government-sponsored programs and managed care.
The principles of marketing applied to the health care setting.
Content varies by title. Course my be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours.
On-site management project in a health care setting.
Format for presentation of faculty research, doctoral student dissertation proposals and guest lecturers on timely issues in health care policy and management.
The course foci is on theories and techniques used in conducting economic evaluations and policy analyses to ascertain the efficacy and effectiveness of public health and health care programs, services, and policies. Enrollment is restricted to DrPH or PhD students.
The course is designed to give students knowledge and skills necessary to demonstrate leadership in a variety of public health venues. Course content will focus specifically on theories, skills, styles, and techniques used in providing leadership to public health and healthcare programs, services, and policy development, and research. Enrollment Restrictions: Students must be accepted into a PhD, DrPH, or MPH program.
Concepts of health data and heterogeneous health data structures within the context of health services research. Processes and methods to combine and integrate health data, measurement, and analysis. Design and implementation of data processing plans for addressing health services research questions.
Readings and discussion of topics relevant to research in health administration/health sciences.
Readings and discussion of’ major topics, including institutionally based issues, in research in health administration/health sciences.
Directed research on a topic to be developed by doctoral student and instructor. May be repeated for credit.
Students are required to conduct applied public health methods and strategies as a part of their practicum experience. Examples of practicum include, but not limited to development, implementation, and evaluation of public health or healthcare services, policies, organizational development, and regulatory activities.
One full year ,18 hrs, of graduate study beyond the master’s level.