Health Services Policy and Management
James Hardin, Interim Chair
The Department of Health Services Policy and Management promotes individual and community health through improvements in the organization and management of public health and health care delivery.
The department offers the Master of Public Health (M.P.H.), the Master of Health Administration (M.H.A.), and three dual degrees: the Master of Social Work/Master of Public Health (M.S.W./M.P.H.), the Master of Public Health/Master of Public Administration (M.P.H./M.P.A.) and the Juris Doctor/Master of Health Administration (J.D./M.H.A.) (see Graduate Dual Degree Programs). At the doctoral level, the department offers the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.).
The Department of Health Services Policy and Management does not offer an undergraduate major at this time.
Enrollment and topic to be approved in advance by advisor and instructor.
Graduation with Leadership Distinction: GLD: Research
Designed to serve as an introduction to economic principles and applications used in the health sector. The role economics plays in various aspects of health care, demand-side and supply-side factors and issues, how various health care systems are impacted.
Emerging issues in Health Services Policy and Management. May be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours as content varies by title.
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.