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HPM Required Concentration Courses

Descriptions of Required Courses for the health policy and management (HPM) concentration in addition to the Foundation MPH courses.

Courses

PUBH 525 Financial Management of Health Programs (3)
Financial management concepts and practices applied to health services programs. Fundamentals of budgeting, costing, financing and reimbursement mechanisms for health and healthcare. Opportunities to apply techniques.
Prereq: PUBH 520 or consent of instructor.

PUBH 526 Health Care and Public Health Systems (3)
An examination of the U.S. healthcare system – including public (Medicaid, Medicare) and private components of healthcare delivery – and public health systems in the United States, at the federal, tribal, state, territorial, and local levels; historical and legal foundations of public health; U.S. healthcare and public health within a global context.

PUBH 527 Healthcare Organizations: Behavior and Management (4)
Development of effective managers and leaders through understanding the interaction across individuals and groups within health and public health organizations. We will employ system-level thinking for problem-solving and strategic planning.  Students will complete a service-learning component providing experience in a health-based organization and focused on planning or change management.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate or permission of instructor

PUBH 612 Health and Health Care Policy (3)
Interdisciplinary examination of contemporary health, health problems and policy responses; public policy decision-making processes; and multi-stakeholder perspectives, roles, influence, and interactions.
Cross-listed: (Same as Public Nursing 612.)  Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level – graduate.

Related Electives (3)  

Professional Skills Development:

PUBH 587 Internship (3 – 6)
Internship in approved organization under supervision of designated preceptor. Students must complete a total of 6 hours.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.  Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.  Comments: One semester advance notice required.  Registration Permission: Consent of major advisor.