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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.


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 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 528 Policy, Systems, and Environmental Change for Public Health Practitioners (3)
An examination of the role of policy, systems, and environmental change strategies (PSE) for achieving population health and health equity from a public health perspective. PSE across settings (e.g., schools, worksites, community, etc.) and within local, state, and national jurisdictions. Role of advocacy, public health leadership, coalition development, and cross-sectoral collaboration for achieving regional and multijurisdictional systems change.  Application of tools and approaches such as health impact assessment, health equity assessment, and health in all policies.

Related Electives (6)  

Professional Skills Development:

PUBH 587 Applied Practice Experience (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.