Description: HMP 601, building on the material in HMP 600, focuses on: the definition and assessment of quality of care; control of quality and costs of care through market-oriented strategies, professional self-regulation, intra-organizational process improvement approaches, third-party strategies, and government regulation; and system reform.
HMP802 Introduction to Health Services and Policy Research
Prerequisites: First-year HSOP student or permission of instructor
Description: This is a doctoral-level introductory course to health services and policy research. The course involves a general survey of substantive issues in health services and policy research and a critical analysis of theories and research designs that are used to advance knowledge of those issues.
Course Goals: The purpose of the course is to foster your development into a health services and policy researcher. To accomplish this, the course involves a general survey of substantive issues in health services research and a critical analysis of theories and research designs that are used to advance knowledge of those issues. By the end of the course you should have knowledge of the main institutions, policy issues, and research areas and questions that pertain to health services research. You should also have an initial understanding of where the most promising and pressing areas of research lie within this field. Thus, this course is about the past, present, and future of the field.
Competencies: *Broad knowledge of health services and policy research (main topics, seminal papers, range of disciplinary approaches)
*Critical analysis of empirical studies in this field
*Conduct of a review synthesizing previous empirical studies