Health Management and Policy Courses

HMP517 Issues in Public Health Genetics

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Citrin, Toby; Modell, Stephen;
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: EPID 515 or Perm Instr
  • Description: This course focuses on ethical, legal, and social issues and analysis arising from the increasing application of genetic technologies to the health of individuals and populations. The four course segments cover the technical and social background of population-based genetic interventions, decision making criteria used in assessing the feasibility of proposed genetic screening programs and gene therapy trials, policy frameworks, such as cost-effectiveness analysis and ethical reasoning, which can aid in the selection and design of genetic programs and policies, and the deliberative processes decision making bodies can use in resolving differing interests as policy is developed and adopted. Each segment involves didactic presentations and class exercises in which students will grapple with current and anticipated publicized dilemmas. The segments collectively are linked by examples common to each portion of the course.
  • Syllabus for HMP517

HMP553 DATA MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH CARE

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mendez, David
  • Description: This course introduces the students to the use of spreadsheets and relational databases for decision-making. It covers data manipulation and analysis, formatting and charting using Microsoft Excel; as well as design and implementation of, and data retrieval from, small-to-medium relational database systems using Microsoft Access.
  • Course Goals: The students are expected to develop a working knowledge of design and implementation of small to medium relational database systems, data retrieval and complex spreadsheet modeling and manipulation.
  • Competencies: Measurement and Decision Making

HMP600 The Health Services System I

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Dotson, Ebbin
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in HMP or Perm Instr
  • Description: First part of two-course sequence focusing on major issues in the organization of a health services system: role of values; assessment of health status; analysis of need, access and use of services; current supply and distribution of health resources; analysis of health care costs and expenditures. Students enrolling in HMP 600 are expected to also complete HMP 601.
  • Syllabus for HMP600

HMP601 Healthcare Quality, Performance Measurement and Improvement

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Ryan, Andrew
  • Offered every year
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600
  • 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.

HMP602 Survey of the U.S. Health Care System

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Offered every year
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: Analysis of current organizational arrangements and patterns for provision and financing of medical care services in the United States. Topics include the medical care process and factors which affect need, access and use of services; factors affecting supply and distribution of health professionals and health facilities, and current issues pertinent to these health care services; factors related to health care costs; quality assessment and assurance; and financing of care through health insurance and governmental programs.
  • Syllabus for HMP602

HMP603 Organization and Management of Healthcare Systems

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s):
  • Offered every year
  • Prerequisites: HMP Masters Standing or Perm Instr
  • Description: This course is one of two HMP courses that fulfills the organization theory/management degree requirement. These courses provide knowledge of the theories of organizations, the use of leadership, management processes, and organizational structures and outcomes. Specific topics include governance, strategic management and marketing, human resources management, and process improvement. This course is designed for future managers and leaders of health care organizations and those who expect to have extensive involvement with them from the perspective of buyers, insurers, or policy makers. The course provides students with knowledge about how the best health care provider organizations deliver high quality, cost effective health care, how they respond to their environment, and how they reach and implement decisions about future activities.

HMP604 Organization and Management of Health Advocacy and Community-Based Non-profits

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Banaszak-Holl, Jane
  • Prerequisites: HMP Graduate Standing or PI
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course is one of two HMP courses that fulfills the organization theory/management degree requirement. These courses provide knowledge of the theories of organizations, the use of leadership, management processes, and organizational structures and outcomes. Specific topics include governance, strategic management and marketing, human resources management, and process improvement. Nonprofit advocacy and community-based organizations face unique challenges related to their mission and ownership, including a greater need to motivate employees through culture and to integrate volunteers into the workforce and to manage complex stakeholder relations within communities. All this must be done with scarce resources and frequently, small budgets and workforces. This course includes analysis of the goals, environmental conditions and organizational structures of nonprofit health organizations, including a variety of smaller (and largely, non-medical) community-based nonprofits. Examples of the best managerial practices for these types of organizations and of commonly known NGOs and other nonprofits are used throughout the course.
  • Syllabus for HMP604

HMP606 Managerial Accounting for Health Care Administrators

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Singh, Simone
  • Prerequisites: Intermediate microeconomics theory
  • Description: Concepts and techniques of managerial accounting for generalist health care administrators. Topics covered include full cost measurement, differential cost measurement and analysis, sources of revenue, price setting, budgeting and control, costs and decision-making fund accounting

HMP607 Corporate Finance for Health Care Administrators

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): McCullough, Jeffrey
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: HMP606
  • Description: Corporate finance theory and applications to health care organizations. Topics include the capital expenditure decision, the capital financing decision, financial feasibility, financial planning, cash management, and financial aspects of prepayment programs. The course makes extensive use of case studies.
  • Syllabus for HMP607

HMP608 Health Care Financial Accounting

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1-2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Comstock, Matthew
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course provides an overview of financial accounting for students interested in health care management and policy. It is designed to serve the needs of both students who have never had a course in financial accounting (for 2 credits) and students who have had an introductory course in financial accounting but without health care applications (for 1 credit).

HMP609 ADVANCED CORPORATE FINANCE – SPECIAL TOPICS

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Grazier, Kyle
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: Financial accounting
  • Description: Embrace in-depth financial management concepts and tools; immerse yourself in the beauty of the numbers and what they represent, and what they tell you about activities and decisions.Celebrate your mastery of this language of finance and how, as an interpreter, you can help lead your organization to purpose and success.
  • Course Goals: The objectives of the course in the curriculum are to: •Participate in independent and collaborative learning and leadership advancement. •Integrate and apply the analytic perspectives explored in earlier courses and experiences, and test new approaches to creating value and addressing challenges. •Apply evidence-based standards and mixed-methods analysis to diverse management challenges. •Evaluate the complex environmental, social, and economic implications of financial decisions on organizations and their communities.
  • Competencies: •Recognize and access sources of information that contribute to the robust analysis of current and future managerial and policy- related issues; (A.1., A.2, A.3., A.4., A.5., A.6., A.7., C.5.C.7.C.8.) •Consider and utilize multiple frameworks for decision making; (A.6., A.7., and A.8. A.9) •Recognize the value and demonstrate proficiency in financial, statistical, and operational analysis used in decision making; (A.4., A.5., A.6., A.7., B.1, B.2., and B.3. D.1.) •Pose clear, logical, and grammatically correct questions critical to analysis and decision making; (B.1., A.10. E.1., E.2.) •Identify strategic and tactical issues and solutions, and communicate these with peers; (A.7., A.8., and A.9. A.10. D.1.) •Recognize in oneself and others effective leadership thinking and behavior; facilitate and evaluate collaborative group processes for value and effectiveness; (C.1., C.2.) •Create, organize and teach material, and through evaluation processes, improve effectiveness and value to oneself and other audiences; (B.1., B. 2. B.3.,C.1, C.2.,C.3.,C.5., C.7.C.8. D.2., E.1., E.2., E.3., E.4.) •Recognize gaps in knowledge and skills, and use the course as an opportunity to extend learning and apply novel approaches to analysis within and beyond course assignments;(C.3.E.3., E.4.,E.5) •Evaluate the consequences of managerial actions to stakeholders and decision makers. (E.1., E.2. E.3., C.5., C.6.)

HMP610 Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Hutton, David
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr
  • Description: HMP 610 focuses on the use of cost effectiveness analysis to inform decisions about improving health. The course also covers a number of related analytical tools such as cost benefit analysis, decision analysis, and sensitivity analysis. Students will learn theoretical justifications for these tools as well as their limitations. The main goal is for students to understand when cost effectiveness analysis and related tools are appropriate and how to apply them in practice to a broad range of health issues.
  • Syllabus for HMP610

HMP611 Population Health Informatics

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Dombkowski, Kevin
  • Prerequisites: HMP 668 / SI 542 / BIOINF 668 Introduction to Health Informatics or permission of instructor.
  • Description: This course explores the foundations of population health informatics, including information architecture; data standards and confidentiality as they pertain to population health management. This course examines key concepts related to registries, electronic health records, epidemiological databases, biosurveillance, health promotion, and quality reporting in population health management.
  • Course Goals: At the end of this course, students will be able to: -Demonstrate and apply a working knowledge of population health terminology; -Understand and apply health informatics concepts that are salient to population health; -Apply data concepts, standards and architectures for sharing information to meet population health objectives; -Demonstrate how various information technology tools and strategies are applied in the practice of population health; and -Understand current challenges in population health and evaluate potential informatics solutions.
  • Competencies: This course provides training toward the following HMP major competencies: A.3 - Develop, understand and use data from performance, surveillance or monitoring systems. A.8 - Operational analysis: Analyze, design, or improve an organizational process, including the use of quality management, process improvement, marketing and information technology principles and tools. A.9 - Population health assessment: Understand and apply basic epidemiologic principles, measures, and methods to assess the health status of a population; identify risk factors in individuals and communities; evaluate the impact of population-based interventions and initiatives. In addition, the following minor competencies will be also addressed: B.1 - Convey: Speak and write in a clear, logical, and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations; prepare cogent business presentations; facilitate an effective group process. E.1 - Actively seek feedback from others, reflecting and learning from successes and failures. E.2 - Develop an accurate view of own strengths and developmental needs, including the impact one has on others.
  • This course is cross-listed with SI611.

HMP615 Introduction to Public Health Policy

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1-4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jarman, Holly
  • Offered every year
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: Describes the nature of public policy interventions within the various domains of public health, the theoretical motivations for undertaking them, the influence of the political, bureaucratic, and social environmental in which policy decisions are made, the consequences of such decisions, and the key dimensions of analysis of the effects of public health policies. In addition to conceptual discussion of each of the above, the course includes evaluation of several case studies of public health policy decisions and their implications.
  • Syllabus for HMP615

HMP617 US Food Policy and Public Health

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Wolfson, Julia
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course uses the social ecological framework as a vehicle to explore the different factors that influence the way we eat. We will examine different policy and public health approaches to address problems stemming from the modern US food system within the context of the social/cultural factors that surround food.
  • Course Goals: The goal of this course is to provide students with a nuanced understanding of the social and policy determinants of eating behavior, the complex relationship between food and health, and the policy levers available to influence that relationship. The specific objectives of this course are to help students: 1. Understand and assess the complex and interrelated factors (individual, structural and policy) that influence eating behavior and food related public health problems. 2. Appraise the political landscape and stakeholders that are important for making policy change in the area of food systems and eating behavior. 3. Apply principles of policy-making, policy change theory, and social determinants of health to food related problems in the US. 4. Critically evaluate academic literature, reports, and policy documents related to food and food systems. 5. Develop strong written and verbal communication skills. 6. Define and frame public health problems in such a way that inspires policy change.
  • Competencies: Primary course competencies: A.6: Policy analysis: Understand the policy-making process and the role of politics; assess a problem and identify and compare potential policy solutions; and understand and critically assess methods to evaluate policy impact. B.1: Convey: Speak and write in a clear, logical and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations; prepare presentations; facilitate and participate in group discussions. C.5: Collaboration: Work collaboratively with others as part of a team or group, demonstrating commitment to the team's goal and encouraging individuals to put forth their best effort. Secondary course competencies B.2: Listen: receive, process, and respond appropriately to information conveyed by others. B.3: Interact: Perceive and respond appropriately to the spoken, unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings and concerns of others.
  • Syllabus for HMP617

HMP619 Health and the Public Policy Process

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jarman, Holly
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course analyzes the US policy process in relation to US healthcare and public health systems. We explore how conditions within society are framed as problems, how problems are placed on political agendas, how problems get matched with potential solutions, and pay attention to the challenges of implementation and evaluation.
  • Course Goals: Upon completing the class, students will be able to understand the public policy process as it relates to US healthcare and public health systems, and apply that understanding to: • Identify a range of policy alternatives in response to a perceived problem in the healthcare or public health system; • Evaluate policy alternatives using evidence; • Recommend actions based on the evaluation of policy alternatives, and; • Create strategies to communicate and promote a given policy alternative.
  • Competencies: A6 Understand the policy-making process and the role of politics; assess a problem and identify and compare potential policy solutions; and understand and critically assess methods to evaluate policy impact. • Written assessments • Participation in class discussions • Policy analysis in-class exercises C6 Persuade and convince others, both individuals and groups, to support a point of view, position, or recommendation. • Written assessments • Participation in class discussions • Team-based presentations C7 Understand and learn from governance structures, formal and informal decision-making structures, and power relationships in an organization, industry, or community. • Reading assignments • Written assessments • Participation in class discussions • Team-based presentations Additional competencies A1 Identify appropriate sources and gather information, effectively and efficiently. • Written assessments • Participation in class discussions • Policy analysis in-class exercises • Team-based presentations A2 Appraise literature and data critically. • Reading assignments • Written assessments B1 Speak and write in a clear, logical, and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations; prepare cogent business presentations; facilitate an effective group process. • Written assessments • Participation in class discussions • Team-based presentations C2 Analyze the business, demographic, ethno-cultural, political, and regulatory implications of decisions and develop strategies that continually improve the long-term success and viability of the organization. (with a focus on political and regulatory decisions and their implications) • Reading assignments • Participation in class discussions • Written assessments • Team-based presentations

HMP620 Professional Development

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Killaly, Catherine
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course is designed for HMP students to synthesize, integrate learning and to foster professional development and lifelong learning habits.
  • Course Goals: This course will allow HMP students to synthesize, integrate learning and to foster professional development and lifelong learning habits.
  • Competencies: Domain: Leadership C.3 Accountability: Hold self and others accountable to standards of performance; encourage commitment to the long-term good of the organization. C.6 Impact and Influence: Persuade and convince others, both individuals and groups, to support a point of view, position, or recommendation. Domain: Professional Development E.1 Actively seek feedback from others, reflecting and learning from successes and failures. E.2 Develop an accurate view of own strengths and developmental needs, including the impact one has on others. E.3 Continuously push self to raise personal standards of performance and exceed expectations. E.4 Address knowledge, skills, and other developmental gaps through reflective, self-directed learning, and by trying new approaches. E.5 Establish, build, and sustain a network for professional development.
  • Syllabus for HMP620

HMP622 Qualitative Methods for Health Policy Research

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Jarman, Holly
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: During the course, students will gain experience in creating a research plan, conducting interviews, analyzing interview data, and presenting their qualitative findings to an audience.
  • Course Goals: Understand how knowledge is generated from qualitative sources in public health and health services research; Evaluate qualitative research done by others in the discipline; Identify appropriate research methods and begin to design and conduct their own qualitative research projects on a basic level; Appreciate ethical questions raised by qualitative research and address them through research design.
  • Competencies: Identify appropriate sources and gather information, effectively and efficiently. ?Appraise literature and data critically.Understand the policy-making process and the role of politics; assess a problem and identify and compare potential policy solutions; and understand and critically assess methods to evaluate policy impact.Plan, oversee, and successfully execute large-scale projects involving significant resources, scope and impact.

HMP623 Principles and Practice of Preventive Medicine

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Power, Laura
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course is intended to introduce preventive medicine residents and graduate students to the principles of preventive medicine and public health via a seminar approach.
  • Course Goals: Goal: To introduce preventive medicine residents and public health graduate students to the principles of preventive medicine and public health via a seminar approach. Course Objectives (course competencies): 1.Individual seminars are facilitated by residency physician faculty and other invited physician faculty who provide guidance and oversight to the presenting resident for a given session. 2. Students will develop presentations that are based on peer review papers selected by the residents who also facilitate the participation of non-physicians enrolled in the course. 3.Students will present on topics including, but not limited to, emerging infectious diseases, cancer epidemiology, public health policy, preventive health services and management, immunizations, cardiovascular disease, and genomics.
  • Competencies: EPID: 2. Discuss population patterns of vital statistics, outbreaks, and health outcomes in terms of person, place and time. 8.Understand basic aspects of applied epidemiology in population, community, and/or hospital settings...and the relative use of epidemiological, clinical and laboratory information specific to each. 9.Demonstrate written and oral communication skills related to epidemiological sciences within the context of public health. HMP: 6. Understand and apply basic epidemiological principles, measures, and methods to assess the health status of a population; identify risk factors in individuals and communities; evaluate the impact of population-based interventions and initiatives. 8. Speak and write in a clear,logical;, and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations; prepare cogent business presentations; facilitate an effective group process. 10. Analyze the business, demographic, ethnocultural, political and regulatory implications of decisions and develop strategies that continually improve the long-term success and viability of the organization.
  • This course is cross-listed with EPID 650.

HMP624 Health Policy Challenges in Developing Countries

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): McLaren, Zoe
  • Prerequisites: Graduate standing required.
  • Description: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and diarrheal disease are the four biggest contributors to the burden of disease in sub-Saharan Africa and represent a serious constraint on economic growth. They kill nearly 4 million African adults and children annually. Readings from the public health, economic and medical literature will focus on the main debates surrounding policy interventions to combat these diseases. The class will examine and evaluate the evidence on the nature of these diseases and the effectiveness of current interventions in Africa and other parts of the developing world. Through class discussion, small group exercises and writing assignments, students will hone their skills in policy and economic analysis. For the final project, students will develop policy recommendations for governments of developing countries on a global health issue of their choice.
  • Course Goals: The goal of this course is to introduce students to some major challenges in health policy to address infectious disease in developing countries and provide them with analytical and economic tools to gather evidence, interpret evidence, devise policy recommendations and communicate clearly.
  • Competencies: Domain A: Measurement and Analysis Measurement: A.1 Identify appropriate sources and gather information, effectively and efficiently. A.2 Appraise literature and data critically. Analysis: A.5 Statistical analysis: Understand and apply basic statistical methods relevant to public health practice. A.6 Policy analysis: Understand the policy-making process and the role of politics; assess a problem and identify and compare potential policy solutions; and understand and critically assess methods to evaluate policy impact. A.7 Economic analysis: Use basic microeconomic theory to understand how the incentives of consumers, providers, and payers affect behaviors, costs, and other outcomes; understand and apply basic econometric tools for the empirical study of issues in health economics. Domain B: Communication B.1 Convey: Speak and write in a clear, logical, and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations; prepare cogent business presentations; facilitate an effective group process.* B.2 Listen: Receive, process, and respond appropriately to information conveyed by others. B.3 Interact: Perceive and respond appropriately to the spoken, unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others.* Domain C: Leadership C.6 Impact and Influence: Persuade and convince others, both individuals and groups, to support a point of view, position, or recommendation.*
  • Learning Objectives: At the completion of this course, students will be expected to: 1. Become familiar with sources of evidence on the effectiveness and appropriateness of policy interventions. 2. Be able to discern reliable sources of evidence and identify limitations of the evidence. 3. Develop skills in using economic concepts to support specific policy interventions. 4. Develop skills in determining appropriate health policy interventions. 5. Develop skills in articulating and advocating policy positions through written submissions and in-class discussion.

HMP625 COMPARATIVE HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT IN HIGH INCOME COUNTRIES

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Greer, Scott
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course is about the health policies and debates of the rich democracies. It should (1) furnish students with the basic language and toolkit of comparative health policy analysis and (2) introduce students to the comparative analysis of issues in health policy and management.
  • Course Goals: It should (1) furnish students with the basic language and toolkit of comparative health policy analysis and (2) introduce students to the comparative analysis and different global experience of issues in health policy and management. See also competencies, below.
  • Competencies: The competencies from the class are reflected in this assessment system. Students should improve your measurement and analysis skills, as seen in the presentations' requirements that students (1) Identify appropriate sources and gather information, using efficient technology where possible and (2) Appraise literature and data critically as well as the requirements that for presentations, writing, and class participation students will have to show your ability to analyse (1) policy and (2) strategy. Communications skills are at the heart of this class. Presentations, writing, and class participation measure students' ability to (1) speak and write in a clear, logical, and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations, to prepare cogent business presentations, and to facilitate a group. (2) receive, process, and respond appropriately to information conveyed by others and (3) accurately hear and understand the unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others. Students' leadership skills should develop and manifest themselves in your need to collaborate in group projects as well as to show your ability to develop strategic analyses and analyse accountability in any of the assignments, where you are identifying what people are doing and why. Finally, the discussion of law and political institutions should illuminate the role of law in strategy and planning.
  • Syllabus for HMP625

HMP626 Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Policy

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Creary, Melissa
  • Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
  • Description: This course is writing intensive and will critically examine aspects of health and policy reform from state and federal perspective. Taught primarily from a US perspective, topics with an international lens will be covered to explore domestic policy and international implications of policies and structures.

HMP627 Population Dynamics and Policy

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mehta, Neil
  • Description: Examine the interrelationship between core population issues, public policy and health policy. A rigorous treatment of core population topics useful to designing effective policies. A broad array of population topics including population health and life expectancy, population aging, immigration, population and climate change, low fertility, and health disparities are covered.
  • Course Goals: Identify and understand core population issues and their importance to public health Evaluate academic and popular claims concerning population issues Know how to access population data and be able to evaluate their strengths and limitations Integrate knowledge of core population issues within professional undertakings in health policy Build skills in designing evidence-based policies
  • Competencies: A.1 Identify appropriate sources and gather information, effectively and efficiently. A.2 Appraise literature and data critically. A.9 Population health assessment: Understand and apply basic epidemiologic principles, measures, and methods to assess the health status of a population; identify risk factors in individuals and communities; evaluate the impact of population-based interventions and initiatives.

HMP628 Data Analytics in Healthcare

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): McCullough, Jeffrey
  • Description: This course will introduce students to machine learning and other big data analytic techniques. We will illustrate the strengths and limitations of these tools and their applications for policy and industry. Topics will include risk prediction, precision medicine, and population health. We will also discuss the legal and ethical issues.
  • Course Goals: Introduce machine learning techniques. Understand their strengths and limitations. Understand relationship between these tools and concepts such as population health and precision medicine. Ability to apply tools to health institutions and policies. Awareness of potential unintended consequences of these tools.
  • Competencies: a. A.1 Identify appropriate sources and gather information, effectively and efficiently b. A.2 Appraise literature and data critically c. A.3 Develop, understand and use data from performance, surveillance or monitoring systems d. A.5 Statistical analysis e. A.7 Economic analysis: Use basic microeconomic theory to understand how the incentives of consumers, providers, and payers affect behaviors, costs, and other outcomes; understand and apply basic econometric tools for the empirical study of issues in health economics. f. A.8 Operational analysis: Analyze, design, or improve an organizational process, including the use of quality management, process improvement, marketing and information technology principles and tools. g. A.9 Population health assessment: Understand and apply basic epidemiologic principles, measures, and methods to assess the health status of a population; identify risk factors in individuals and communities; evaluate the impact of population-based interventions and initiatives. h. A.10 Decision Making: Implement a decision-making process that incorporates evidence from a broad analysis that includes uncertainty, risk, stakeholders, and organizational values. i. B.1 Convey: Speak and write in a clear, logical, and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations; prepare cogent business presentations; facilitate an effective group process. j. C.1 Organizational Vision: Through effective governance, establish an organization's values, vision, and mission; systematically enhance performance and human, material and knowledge resources. k. C.2 Strategic Orientation: Analyze the business, demographic, ethno-cultural, political, and regulatory implications of decisions and develop strategies that continually improve the long-term success and viability of the organization. l. C.5 Collaboration: Work collaboratively with others as part of a team or group, demonstrating commitment to the team's goal and encouraging individuals to put forth their best effort. m. C.7 Organizational Awareness: Understand and learn from governance structures, formal and informal decision-making structures, and power relationships in an organization, industry, or community. n. D.2 Behave ethically and promote standards of ethical behavior throughout organizations and professional communities. o. E.3 Continuously push self to raise personal standards of performance and exceed expectations. 3. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data using biostatistics, informatics, computer-based programming and software, as appropriate 4. Interpret results of data analysis for public health research, policy or practice 7. Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities' health 15. Evaluate policies for their impact on public health and health equity 19. Communicate audience-appropriate public health content, both in writing and through oral presentation 21. Perform effectively on interprofessional teams
  • Learning Objectives: 3. Explain the role of quantitative and qualitative methods and sciences in describing and assessing a population's health. 10. Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities.

HMP629 Employer-Provided Health Benefits

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Bechel-Marriott, Diane
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600 and 601 or 602
  • Description: This survey and applied policy analysis class will provide students with an understanding of dynamics and key trends in employer-provided health care benefits. In addition to an overview of the topic, three areas merit special focus. First, pharmaceutical design will be explored. Though increasing technological innovation has brought a continuous cycle of new products to market, the lack of comprehensive effectiveness studies makes it difficult to ascertain optimal benefit. Interesting voluntary efforts will be highlighted that may lay a cornerstone for greater value. A second issue covered will be retiree benefit design. An aging population, stricter financial reporting requirements, and increased costs have prompted new ways to manage post-retirement health obligations. Several models, including Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Voluntary Employee Benefit Associations, and access-only platforms will be discussed. Finally, the important role of employer and community coalitions in better aligning incentives among patients, providers and employers will be explored. The focus of this seminar style course is on developing the knowledge, skills and methods necessary to better interact with employer groups. In-class work will involve class lectures, discussions, readings, speakers, activities, and assignments.

HMP630 Business of Biology

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • This course is cross-listed with BA 518 in the Business Administration department.

HMP631 Health Insurance and Payment Systems

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Bechel-Marriott, Diane
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600, HMP 602, HMP 606, HMP 661 or Perm Instr
  • Description: This course examines the conceptual and management frameworks for financing health care services through insurance, contracting and managed care. It analyzes past and current research on the formulation of payment techniques and the impact of reimbursement methods on consumers, providers, payers and society.

HMP633 Health Insurance in America. How Did We Get Into This Mess? How Do We Get Out?

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Udow-Phillips, Marianne
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600
  • Description: This course explores the history, structure and likely future trends of health insurance in the U.S. The course includes policy analyses of health insurance related issues focusing on potential solution alternatives to political and practical problems. It provides in depth overview of basic features of private and public health insurance.
  • Course Goals: The major objective of the course is to provide the student with a comprehensive understanding of how the United States public/private health insurance system functions. It will provide future health services leaders with a working knowledge of the interrelationships between public programs and private insurance and approaches to cost control using risk management, provider reimbursement, benefit design and other approaches.
  • Competencies: 1. Improvement in writing, presentation and analytic skills, focused on framing issues and developing logical approaches to the resolution of issues. 2. Practical understanding of how the private insurance market functions, including how the market is segmented and the competencies required for each segment. 3. Understanding of the impact of risk on private insurance and techniques that are utilized to manage and mitigate the influence of risk selection. 4. Identification of the different international models for health care financing and coverage and the unique aspects of the American system. 5. Appreciation of the distinction between lowering costs to improve competitive advantage and lowering overall health care costs and the tactics and strategies that could be developed for each approach. 6. Understanding of the challenges that confront the future viability of public health insurance programs, including assessment of the options that will be considered, and the strengths and weaknesses of centralized versus decentralized administrative models. 7. Improved skills in working with groups to evaluate and craft potential solutions to policy issues. 8. Recognize the challenges inherent in balancing affordability, access and quality in public and private health insurance programs and the tradeoffs that are required to achieve a mix that meets purchaser and political requirements.
  • Syllabus for HMP633

HMP635 Case Analysis & Competition Presentation

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s):
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600, HMP 615
  • Description: This class is designed for students willing to represent the department at the next NAHSE intercollegiate team competition. The course will develop skills at analyzing strategically oriented cases in healthcare management. In addition, students learn presentation skills in a supportive environment with feedback from peers, faculty and alumni. Students selected to compete at NAHSE and other students selected based on performance in the initial term will be invited to be facilitators in the following winter term.

HMP636 Risk Management and Policy

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Vinsel, Lee
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: Modern societies are dealing with a growing array of risks, including environmental pollution, communicable diseases, new technologies, and complex financial systems. Students will learn how governments try to manage risks through policymaking. How do they protect citizens and maintain their legitimacy and credibility without unduly restricting freedoms or stifling innovation?
  • Course Goals: To teach students: 1) theoretical approaches to risk and governance. 2) to introduce students to different ways that governments deal with risk and society; to help students understand policy controversies related to risk. 3) to discuss alternative possibilities for policy related to risk.
  • Competencies: There are no required prerequisites for the course but an understanding of the policy process is recommended. Students will develop their political and policy analysis and oral/written communication skills in the course.
  • This course is cross-listed with PubPol 659.

HMP637 PHARMACOECONOMICS AND OUTCOMES RESEARCH IN DRUG DEVELOPMENT, APPROVAL, AND REIMBURSEMENT

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Shah, Manasee
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: HMP students who have taken the two course economic sequence (HMP 600 & 663)
  • Description: The purpose of this class is for public health students to understand the role pharmaceutical products play in the US healthcare system by gaining a deeper comprehension of the drug research, development, approval, and reimbursement processes with an emphasis on the role of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research data.
  • Course Goals: • Obtain a thorough knowledge of the basic principles of pharmacoeconomics and outcomes research and their role in drug development, approval, and reimbursement • Gain a broad understanding of the drug development and approval process, including the roles of regulators and payers • Understand what drives patient access and payer reimbursement • Apply this knowledge to create a strategy for the development, approval, and reimbursement of a hypothetical drug
  • Competencies: A (Measurement & Analysis) 1. Identify sources; 2. Appraise sources; 7. Economic analysis; 10. Decision making; C (Leadership) 7. Organizational awareness.

HMP638 MEASURING AND MONITORING POPULATION HEALTH

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mehta, Neil
  • Prerequisites: .
  • Description: This course is an introduction to the measurement and monitoring of population health. Fundamentals of measuring population health including the measurement of life expectancy, healthy life expectancy, infant and maternal mortality, fertility, reproductive, and contraceptive measures, and the population attributable risk fraction will be covered.
  • Course Goals: Upon successful completion of the course, it is my objective that students will at minimum: ? Be able to critically interpret published population health data in policy relevant publications ? Possess a practical working knowledge of the main sources of population health data, where to access them, and their strengths and limitations ? Be able to compute from raw data the major indices of population health (e.g., life expectancy) ? Have improved their data analysis skills using Excel ? Have the ability to apply the core concepts of demography and population dynamics in applied data work and in interpreting published findings
  • Competencies: The following Department of Health Management and Policy competencies (see: https://sph.umich.edu/hmp/pdf/HMPCompetencyModel2014.pdf) are covered in this course: A.1 Measurement: Identify appropriate sources and gather information, effectively and efficiently. A.2 Measurement: Appraise literature and data critically. A.3 Measurement: Develop, understand and use data from performance, surveillance or monitoring systems. A.5 Statistical analysis: Understand and apply basic statistical methods relevant to public health practice. A.9 Population health assessment: Understand and apply basic epidemiologic principles, measures, and methods to assess the health status of a population; identify risk factors in individuals and communities; evaluate the impact of population-based interventions and initiatives. B.1 Convey: Speak and write in a clear, logical, and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations; prepare cogent business presentations; facilitate an effective group process. B.2 Listen: Receive, process, and respond appropriately to information conveyed by others. B.3 Interact: Perceive and respond appropriately to the spoken, unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others.

HMP640 Program Evaluation in Public Health

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: grad status
  • Description: The Purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of evaluation and research as applied to public health programs, policies and other types of interventions. The course covers impact, outcomes, process and participatory evaluation, and a number of research designs common in public health evaluation research, Students will gain skills in framing evaluation questions. In addition, students will gain skills needed to understand and critique published evaluation literature, and skills in measurement/data collection strategies. Class format includes lecture, discussion articles, and small group exercises. For final project, students will design and write and evaluation plan in the format of a proposal for funding.

HMP643 Managing People in Health Organizations

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Dotson, Ebbin
  • Prerequisites: grad status
  • Description: This course provides the knowledge and skills for understanding and effectively managing individuals and groups within health care organizations. We consider a wide variety of motivations that draw individuals to their jobs and keep them productive. We also consider why organizations form small groups and the dynamics of these groups over time. Students learn techniques for persuasive communication and conflict management, develop strategies for dealing with interpersonal problems in an organizational setting, and processes for handling work teams. Common organizational problems that students solve include choosing the right person through the hiring process, evaluating employee performance, and negotiating contracts.
  • Syllabus for HMP643

HMP644 Strategic Planning and Marketing in Health Care

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Banaszak-Holl, Jane
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600, HMP 601 or HMP 602 or PI
  • Description: Covers general concepts of strategic planning for business development and marketing as applied to health care settings. Topics include: assessing and understanding the needs of key customer groups; health consumer behavior; market segmentation and targeting; clinical staff needs and relations; forecasting service demand; new product development; product pricing and distribution; advertising and public relations; analysis of collaborative and competitive environments, and strategy formulation. Potential conflicts between an organization's business objectives and its participation with competitors in collaborative community benefit programs are also explored. In the 3 credit hour version of the course, extra emphasis is placed on experiential learning methodologies for developing health services strategic plans and the exploration of topics key to successful strategic positioning, business development, and marketing in the management of health care services.

HMP645 Seminar in Leadership for Changing American Healthcare

  • Graduate Level
  • term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s):
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: completion of first year requirements for HMP MPH or MHSA, or permission of instructor
  • Description: This course will use four current, important topics on the national agenda to develop students' insights into how such topics evolve and are guided by professional managers and policy makers. Student teams will be formed around profession interests (e.g. provider management, insurance, government agencies). Each team will prepare two papers on each topic: (1) a background based on prior coursework and surveys of library and web resources, outlining the key issues, political positions of major stakeholders, technical issues, and actions proposed by others (2) a plan of action for a specific agency or organization, with agenda, timeline, types of participation, goals, and achievement issues. These papers will be submitted in writing for grading, and presented to classmates for discussion. A national leader concerned with the issue will join the seminar for the third session on each topic.
  • Syllabus for HMP645

HMP648 Empirical Methods for Health informatics

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course examines health informatics as an empirical science. The course will focus on formal studies of applications of information technology applied to health care, population health, and personal health. These studies can be conducted while an information resource is under development and after a resource is in routine service.
  • Course Goals: After completing this course students will be able to: i. Select and utilize the appropriate research / evaluation method for their health informatics questions ii. Evaluate the empirical literature of the field; iii. Design and conduct studies appropriate to problems in the field.
  • Competencies: A.1 Identify appropriate sources and gather information, effectively and efficiently. A.2 Appraise literature and data critically. A.3 Develop, understand and use data from performance, surveillance or monitoring systems. A.5 Statistical Analysis: Understand and apply basic statistical methods relevant to public health practice. A.8 Operational Analysis: Analyze, design, or improve an organizational process, including the use of quality management, process improvement, marketing and information technology principles and tools. B.2 Listen: Receive, process, and respond appropriately to information conveyed by others. B.3 Interact: Perceive and respond appropriately to the spoken, unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others. C.7 Organizational Awareness: Understand and learn from governance structures, formal and informal decision-making structures, and power relationships in an organization, industry, or community.
  • This course is cross-listed with Cross-listed in SI; no SI number yet assigned..

HMP649 Critical Policy Issues in Health IT

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Friedman, Charles
  • Description: This course uses a policy analysis lens to critically examine issues related to the use of IT in healthcare. It will examine key policies in three areas: clinical informatics, consumer informatics, and population health informatics. The primary focus will be on the U.S. but international approaches will also be discussed.
  • Course Goals: Students completing the course will (1) understand the policies and government-led efforts that impact (both directly and indirectly) health informatics; and (2) be able to critically analyze these policies in order to understand how they will shape the health informatics landscape as well as to make suggested improvements that are practically and politically feasible. There are specific learning objectives for each session in the syllabus.
  • Competencies: (1) To understand key regulations and policies that relate to health IT (e.g., the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, HIPAA, Stark). (2) To understand the key stakeholders involved in and impacted by the key regulations and policies. (3) To understand and be able to apply a policy analysis framework (4) To develop policy-relevant writing skills
  • This course is cross-listed with SI654.

HMP652 Health Law

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Haffajee, Rebecca
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600, 601
  • Description: The purpose of this course is to introduce public health students, especially those interested in health administration and management, to the legal issues they are likely to face in managing a health care organization. The goals of the course are for students to understand generally: the functions of and interaction between courts, legislatures, regulators; the role of the courts in health policy and health care delivery; how to recognize legal issues and communicate with attorneys; how law will affect students as strategic thinkers in health care positions; how to apply basic tort and contract principles; and how to apply basic corporate law and antitrust principles. Specific topics will vary, but will usually include: liability; health care institutions as corporations; antitrust; tax exemption; privacy and confidentiality; regulatory oversight of health care systems, including quality of care; legal requirements for access to health care; nondiscrimination; and general employment issues. This class can be taken as an elective or in fulfillment of the law/politics requirement.
  • Syllabus for HMP652

HMP653 Law and Public Health

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Haffajee, Rebecca
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: The purposes of this course are to examine the legal context of the relationship between the individual and the community, and to understand public health regulation in the context of a market-driven system. The goals of the course are for students to understand generally: constitutional authority and limits on governmental intervention in public health (i.e., individual rights vs. society's rights); the functions of and interactions between courts, legislatures, and regulators; how law will affect students as strategic thinkers in public health positions; how to recognize legal issues and communicate with attorneys; and the process of public health regulation and potential legal barriers to public health intervention strategies. Specific topics will vary, but will usually include: the nature and scope of public health authority; constitutional constraints on public health initiatives; tobacco control; youth violence; injury prevention; the spread of communicable disease; and regulating environmental risk. This class can be taken as an elective, in fulfillment of the law/politics requirement, or as a BIC requirement.
  • Syllabus for HMP653

HMP654 Operations Research and Control Systems

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Hutton, David; Mendez, David;
  • Prerequisites: Biostat 503 or Biostat 553 or equiv and Grad Status
  • Description: Provides rational framework for decision making for both operating and control systems in the hospital environment. Emphasizes basic modeling techniques and examples of actual hospital applications. Aims at thorough understanding of concepts of total value analysis, objective function formation, and exception reporting. Students become familiar with operations research techniques of inventory modeling, queuing, computer simulation, PERT/CPM, mathematical programming, and quality control. Presentation emphasizes objectives, constraints, and required assumptions of each of these techniques as applied to specific hospital examples.
  • Syllabus for HMP654

HMP655 Decision Making Models in Health Care

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mendez, David
  • Prerequisites: HMP654
  • Description: Application of computer models for decision making in the health care sector. The students will be exposed to Monte Carlo Simulation, Process Simulation, Multiple Regression analysis, Discriminant Analysis, Project Management, Inventory Control, Integer Linear Programming, and Multi-Criteria Optimization. Use of computers and spreadsheet modeling will be emphasized throughout the class.
  • Syllabus for HMP655

HMP660 Economics of Health Management and Policy I

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Hirth, Richard
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: This course covers the principles of microeconomic theory and the fundamental concepts of the field of health economics. The purpose of the course is to give you experience analyzing health management and health policy issues using economic tools.
  • Syllabus for HMP660

HMP661 Managing Health Informatics

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Adler-Milstein, Julia
  • Prerequisites: Introduction to Health Informatics
  • Description: The course will prepare students to take on management challenges faced in health informatics leadership roles within a variety of organizational settings. It will be a highly interactive course in which students will have the opportunity to apply theory when discussing real-world health informatics scenarios from a variety of perspectives.
  • Course Goals: (1) To equip students with the relevant theories and health informatics content knowledge to become effective leaders within health-related organizations. (2) To expose students to real-world managerial decisions in the health informatics domain. (3) To enable students to consider multiple dimensions of decisions in uncertain and ambiguous scenarios and articulate the justification for their chosen approach.
  • Competencies: Domain 1: Measurement and Analysis Measurement: A.8 Operational analysis: Analyze, design, or improve an organizational process, including the use of quality management, process improvement, marketing and information technology principles and tools. A.10 Decision Making: Implement a decision-making process that incorporates evidence from a broad analysis that includes uncertainty, risk, stakeholders, and organizational values. Domain 2: Communication B.1 Convey: Speak and write in a clear, logical, and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations; prepare cogent business presentations; facilitate an effective group process.* B.2 Listen: Receive, process, and respond appropriately to information conveyed by others. B.3 Interact: Perceive and respond appropriately to the spoken, unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others.* Domain 3: Leadership C.1 Organizational Vision: Through effective governance, establish an organization's values, vision, and mission; systematically enhance performance and human, material and knowledge resources. C.2 Strategic Orientation: Analyze the business, demographic, ethno-cultural, political, and regulatory implications of decisions and develop strategies that continually improve the long-term success and viability of the organization.* C.4 Change Leadership: Energize stakeholders and sustain their commitment to the organization while adapting to changes in the environment.* C.6 Impact and Influence: Persuade and convince others, both individuals and groups, to support a point of view, position, or recommendation.* C.7 Organizational Awareness: Understand and learn from governance structures, formal and informal decision-making structures, and power relationships in an organization, industry, or community. C.8 Project Management: Plan, oversee, and successfully execute large-scale projects involving significant resources, scope and impact.* Domain 5: Professional Development Self-Awareness: E.2 Develop an accurate view of own strengths and developmental needs, including the impact one has on others.* E.3 Continuously push self to raise personal standards of performance and exceed expectations. E.4 Address knowledge, skills, and other developmental gaps through reflective, self-directed learning, and by trying new approaches.*
  • This course is cross-listed with SI 661.

HMP662 The Economics of Health Management and Policy

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Hirth, Richard; McLaren, Zoe;
  • Prerequisites: Enrollment in the HMP Executive Masters program
  • Description: HMP 662 will introduce students to economic analysis through general microeconomic theory of consumer and producer behavior. This general theory will then be applied to a variety of health and health care topics, including health insurance, health behaviors, and markets for healthcare services.
  • Course Goals: To introduce students to economic analysis and economic reasoning through microeconomic theory and its application to health and health care.
  • Competencies: The primary learning objectives of the course are to familiarize students with the approach and terminology of microeconomic analysis and its application to health and health care. The major exit competency is in economic analysis, with minor competencies in the use of data, statistical analysis, policy analysis, decision-making, and collaborate/teams.

HMP667 Advanced Seminar in Health Care Financial Management

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Grazier, Kyle
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: HMP Student or Perm of Instr. and HMP 607
  • Description: This course builds on the language, theories and methods of finance and accounting through the study of financial transactions involving health care and other industries. Topics include financing alternatives, valuations, financial forecasting, risk management, entreprenuership and sustainable growth. Among the transactions studied are corporate lending, venture capital acquisition, and public offerings. Cases, readings, lectures.

HMP668 Introduction to Health Informatics

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Graduate status
  • Description: This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of health informatics. Topics include: a) an introduction to the health informatics field; b) major applications and commercial vendors; c) decision support methods and technologies; d) analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare information systems; and e) new opportunities and emerging trends. A semester-long group project provides students with hands-on experience in planning and building healthcare information systems; associated ethical and legal topics, software engineering and human-computer interaction issues, and user adoption and outcome evaluation methodologies will also be addressed.
  • This course is cross-listed with SI542, BI668 in the School of Information, School of Medicine (tentative), and Bioinformatics Graduate Program at Center for Computational Medicine and Biology (tentative) department.
  • Syllabus for HMP668

HMP669 Database Systems and Internet Applications in Health Care

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: Grad status
  • Description: This course covers relation database theory and database-web systems with applications to health care. The students are expected to develop a working knowledge of design, implementation, administration and maintenance of small to medium relational database systems. The students will also be exposed to current technology for deployment, use and administration of relational databases through the Internet.
  • Syllabus for HMP669

HMP671 Cross-national Comparisons of Aging and Health

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Liang, Jersey
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course examines aging and health within a global context. The focus will be placed primarily on old age support systems in the United States and several other developed nations (e.g., Canada, Germany, Japan, and United Kingdom). Specifically, comparisons across these nations will be made in: (a) population aging and health, (b) acute care, (c) long-term care, and (d) family-based support, and (e) financial security in old age. Population aging and health in developing nations (e.g., China, India) will be reviewed in light of the lessons learned in the developed countries.

HMP672 Population health in China

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s):
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Description: This course aims to provide an overview of population health and related policy issues in China. It consists of three main sections: (a) population and development, (b) burden of disease, and (c) health care financing and delivery.
  • Course Goals: At the completion of this course, students will be expected to learn about the following: 1. Population health in China in the context of demographic transition, economic development, and urbanization, 2. Health care financing, workforce, organization, and reforms in China, 3. Major public health challenges in China and their policy implications, and 4. Apply the knowledge of population health in China to the analysis of current issues in health policy and management. In addition, to sharpen their management and leadership skills, students are required to: 1. Engage in collaborative learning by participating in a journal club, 2. Learn how to write a policy paper, and 3. Conduct professional presentations and peer reviews.
  • Competencies: A.1 Identify appropriate sources and gather information, effectively and efficiently. A.2 Appraise literature and data critically. A.6 Policy analysis: Understand the policy-making process and the role of politics; assess a problem and identify and compare potential policy solutions; and understand and critically assess methods to evaluate policy impact. A.9 Population health assessment: Understand and apply basic epidemiologic principles, measures, and methods to assess the health status of a population; identify risk factors in individuals and communities; evaluate the impact of population-based interventions and initiatives. B.1 Convey: Speak and write in a clear, logical, and grammatical manner in formal and informal situations; prepare cogent business presentations; facilitate an effective group process.* B.2 Listen: Receive, process, and respond appropriately to information conveyed by others. B.3 Interact: Perceive and respond appropriately to the spoken, unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others.* E.1 Actively seek feedback from others, reflecting and learning from successes and failures. E.2 Develop an accurate view of own strengths and developmental needs, including the impact one has on others.* E.3 Continuously push self to raise personal standards of performance and exceed expectations. E.4 Address knowledge, skills, and other developmental gaps through reflective, self-directed learning, and by trying new approaches.*

HMP673 Health Program Management and Evaluation in Resource Poor Countries

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s):
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: EPID554
  • Description: This course will introduce future leaders to the skills and techniques required in order to become effective program managers of health projects in resource poor countries. The course covers a diverse set of topics within the context of health programs in resource poor countries that include: project and process management; project sustainability and quality assurance; proposal/grant writing; human resource management; project and process management software and technology; and financial budget development and monitoring. Each session of two hours will consist of a one hour seminar followed by one hour of practical exercises through group discussion and application of skills/techniques to real world scenarios. The course will primarily rely on case study analysis, readings from a variety of management, global health other social science journals and personal experiences of invited SPH faculty/guest speakers.
  • Course Goals: The overall goal of the course is to introduce students to the fundamental skills and techniques required in order to become effective program managers of health projects in resource poor countries. Other course objectives are for students to: 1) develop an understanding of health program management and monitoring in resource poor countries through real world case study analyses; and 2) identify any technical, financial, political and human resource factors required to implement and sustain successful health projects with particular reference to resource-constrained environments.
  • Competencies: Students will gain competencies in 1) applying program management and evaluation tools/techniques to health programs in resource poor countries; 2) applying project and process management software; 3) understanding the fundamental principles of successful proposal preparation/grant writing techniques; and 4) improve knowledge, ability and skills levels in health program management in a resource poor country context.
  • Learning Objectives: Students will have an understanding of the language and application of program management and evaluation tools/techniques to health programs in resource poor countries. Students will also appreciate the challenges of health program management in resource poor countries and how to identify appropriate tools/techniques to mitigate them through interactive exercises and hands-on applications. Other learning objectives are: 1) develop and enhance professional skills in program design, program monitoring and evaluation and resource allocation; 2) acquire the confidence, knowledge and skills needed to become effective program managers in global health practice; 3) equip students with the skills that are necessary to work effectively as a team member or team leader/facilitator; and 4) enable students to design, manage and evaluate health programs in resource poor countries.

HMP674 The Economics of Health Management and Policy II

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): McLaren, Zoe; Norton, Edward;
  • Prerequisites: HMP 660
  • Description: The focus of the course is on how the demand for and supply of health care services interact to yield market outcomes (prices and quantities) in health and health care. The purpose of the course is to give students experience analyzing health management and health policy issues using economic tools.

HMP677 Health Care Organization: An International Perspective

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Liang, Jersey
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Description: Course examines health care systems in approximately eight developed and developing nations (e.g., United States, Germany, Japan, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, and Kenya). Comparisons made in: population health, health care financing and control,health professionals and their patients, health care organization, and health system performance and reform strategies.

HMP680 Special Topics in Health Management and Policy

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: Lecture, seminars and readings selected on a current or emerging topic or theme in health, management and policy. The specific material and format will vary by semester and instructor.
  • Course Goals: Will vary by topic and instructor.
  • Competencies: Will vary by topic and instructor.

HMP682 Case Studies in Health Services Administration

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s):
  • Prerequisites: Second year HMP masters candidate or Perm Instr
  • Description: Analysis of cases dealing with administrative and policy issues in health services, offered as one of two integrative capstone course for persons completing the MHSA or MPH in the Department of Health Management and Policy. The course addresses primarily issues of healthcare delivery, from the perspective of corporate strategy. Emphasis is on student solutions to ill-defined, multi-faceted problems taken from actual situations. Specific competencies developed by the course address both process team work and collaboration to analyze complex issues, presentation skills and contents identifying key business success factors and strategic alternatives for provider organizations and health insurers in various settings.

HMP683 Quality of Care

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s):
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: HMP 601 or HMP 602
  • Description: Focuses on the concepts and practices of quality of care assessment, control, and improvement in health care delivery settings. Designed to provide an in-depth understanding of basic concepts and frameworks and of their applicability and relevance in specific situations. Covers major approaches to quality of care assessment, improvement, and control currently in use in the health care field.
  • Syllabus for HMP683

HMP684 The Politics of Health Services Policy

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Greer, Scott
  • Prerequisites: MHSA student or PI
  • Description: Understanding politics is crucial for understanding a health care organization's environment and determining its strategy. Whether through payment structures, coverage plans, safety regulation or simple zoning conflicts, governments shape health care delivery. This course equips students to understand and influence American politics. It presents the basic institutions and political strategies of contemporary health policymaking, focusing on the politics of coverage expansion at the state and federal levels and other current political developments. Major topics will include analyzing the structure and lessons of various federal coverage programs and student-led research into the politics of state health coverage schemes. Students will leave the class with an understanding of the political context in which health care executives operate and the importance of engaging in the political process. Since health care policy is often unpredictably influenced by the broader flow of politics, the course will frame health care delivery in the United States in the context of current American politics. This class can be taken as an elective or in fulfillment of the law/politics requirement.

HMP685 The politics of Public Health Policy

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Greer, Scott
  • Prerequisites: Grad Standing
  • Description: Policy requires politics: behind every positive or negative decision governments make, there are elected politicians, politically skilled officials, journalists, and other stakeholders. Understanding the world of politics is crucial to influencing and implementing policies for public health. Indeed, it is impossible to understand public health policy outside of its political context. This class presents the basic institutions and politics of contemporary public health policymaking through studies of institutions and contemporary policy debates. Through analysis of case studies including obesity, state health plans, smoking and pharmaceutical regulation, students will explore the influence of politics on the definitions and decisions of public health issues. They will leave the class with an understanding of how politics explains current public health policymaking debates and an improved ability to understand the politics of major public health policy issues. This class can be taken as an elective, as a BIC requirement, or in fulfillment of the HMP law/politics requirement.

HMP687 Health Care Negotiation

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s):
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Description: Changes in health care require collaboration between disciplines and professionals. Negotiation, a fundamental of organized behavior, is especially challenging in health care because of the large number of stakeholders and the sensitivity around care itself. Conflict management can be achieved through the use of negotiating techniques, with significant economic savings.

HMP689 Seminar on Issues of Long-Term Care Policy and Administration

  • Graduate Level
  • term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Fries, Brant E
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: HMP 600 or equiv - second year preferred
  • Description: This is a seminar evaluating programs that care for the elderly and chronically ill, in both institutional and non-institutional settings. The goal will be to identify patterns of excellence that can serve as models for 21st century care delivery, even beyond long-term care. Using quantitative tools to evaluate existing models and proposed solutions, students will develop managerial skills and critical insights into a variety of current multifaceted issues, many of which have no simple, single solution. The exact topics to be discussed will be determined collaboratively by faculty and students. Students are expected to bring some familiarity with the organization, financing, and delivery of health care in the United States, as well as a basic understanding of organizational design, health policy and financing, strategic planning, and program operations. Students with backgrounds in the clinical professions and gerontology, or with an interest in a specific service such as nursing homes or home care agencies, are particularly welcome.
  • Syllabus for HMP689

HMP690 Readings in Health Management and Policy

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status and Perm Instr
  • Description: Directed readings or research on selected topics and problems relevant to health management and policy. May be elected more than once.

HMP693 Mental Health Policy in the United States

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Eisenberg, Daniel
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Description: The course uses an interactive, seminar format to analyze major policy problems and opportunities related to mental health. The course focuses on two interrelated questions: which programs and policies represent the best investments in mental health for children and youth, and are we making those investments as a society?
  • Syllabus for HMP693

HMP694 MS-HSR Thesis Analysis and Presentation

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Not offered 2017-2018
  • Prerequisites: MS-HSR second year degree status
  • Description: The student will produce a thesis, based on independent research (with guidance and mentoring from HMP faculty), to be completed in the second year. The thesis must present original research, as opposed to a literature review or some sort of "thought piece" or opinion statement. The research can involve analysis of primary or secondary data, and the analysis involved can be either qualitative or quantitative. The only requirement is that the thesis involve some sort of data analysis to answer one or more research questions of interest to health services or health policy research.

HMP696 Concepts in Health Informatics

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Adler-Milstein, Julia
  • Prerequisites: Graduate status
  • Description: This course provides students a formal framework in which to discuss contemporary topics in health informatics. Topics include: architecture, interoperability, usability, public policy, outreach and patient-centric care and technology-enhanced computation.
  • Course Goals: To provide students an overview of key concepts and methodologies in biomedical (health) informatics research.
  • Competencies: Information seeking; Critical thinking; Qualitative & quantitative analysis; Communication.
  • Learning Objectives: To develop essential skills of conducting successful biomedical (health) informatics research or research-alike activities (e.g., health IT outcomes evaluation) at the technical, sociotechnical, organizational, and system levels to improve the efficacy and effectiveness of adoption of information technologies in healthcare.
  • This course is cross-listed with BIOINF555 in the Bioinformatics Graduate Program, Center for Computational Medicine and Bioinformatics, The University of Michigan Medical School. department.
  • Syllabus for HMP696

HMP802 Introduction to Health Services and Policy Research

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Ryan, Andrew
  • 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

HMP803 Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research I

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Liang, Jersey
  • Description: The health services research module will provide an introduction to the philosophy, history, and approaches of health services research and a sample of research topics that have been approached by health services systems researchers.
  • Course Goals: The health services research module will provide an introduction to the philosophy, history, and approaches of health services research and a sample of research topics that have been approached by health services systems researchers.
  • Competencies: This course will contribute to basic knowledge competencies in understanding the field of health services research and its applications, as well as conceptual competencies regarding the framing of useful and answerable questions within this field.
  • Learning Objectives: Students should gain a better understanding of the content of the field of health services research and the diverse approaches and uses of this research.

HMP804 Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research II

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Mendez, David; Hutton, David; Prosser, Lisa;
  • Description: HMP804/Medical Sociology and Organizational Theory Module consists of six 2.5-hour weekly sessions, and it will be conducted as a seminar. Before each session, all students are expected to complete the required reading assignments in preparation for a lively and informed discussion in class. In addition, each student is expected to submit a study log, which should include one's reactions, reflections, and questions for discussion. At each session, there will be a division of labor among students in summarizing the assigned readings and leading a discussion of them. The discussion will center on conceptual, analytical, and applied issues, whereas the instructor will serve as the moderator and a sounding board.
  • Course Goals: Within the HSOP curriculum, students studying sociology can choose to focus on either medical sociology or organizational studies. This module provides all HSOP students to an overview of the theory and methods of each of these sub-fields. Sociology provides a unique set of lenses in defining, understanding, and interpreting issues related to health and health care. The HMP 804 aims to provide an initial overview of medical sociology and organizational studies. In addition, it offers several illustrations of how selected sociological perspectives (i.e., social stratification, life course, and theories of how organizations respond to their environments) can be applied to research in public health and analysis of health policy issues. Finally, a session will allow an in depth discussion of medical sociology and organizational studies as applied to research and policy analysis related to obesity.
  • Competencies: To receive credit for the module, students are expected to attend all sessions, read the assigned articles, and provide feedback that demonstrates an understanding of the key points of the readings and discussion.
  • Learning Objectives: Students will gain an initial understanding of the sociological and organizational approaches in health services research and public health. In particular, the students will be exposed selected sociological paradigms, analytical methods, and how they are applied to the analysis of population health, health care, and related policy issues.
  • Syllabus for HMP804

HMP805 Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research III

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Eisenberg, Daniel
  • Description: HMP805 Political Science consists of six 2.5-hour weekly sessions, and it will be conducted as a seminar. Before each session, all students are expected to complete the required reading assignments in preparation for a lively and informed discussion in class. In addition, each student is expected to submit short response papers, which should include one's reactions, reflections, and questions for discussion. At each session, there will be a division of labor among students in summarizing the assigned readings and leading a discussion of them. The discussion will center on conceptual, analytical, and applied issues, whereas the instructor will serve as the moderator and a sounding board.
  • Course Goals: Political Science explains policies by investigating the political systems that produce them, spanning topics such as federalism, party politics, public opinion, and interest groups in different countries. The course will exemplify key relevant political science approaches to health politics, furnishing students with understanding of political science methods and key findings. Finally, a session will allow an in-depth discussion of political science as applied to research and policy analysis related to a chosen topic shared across the modules.
  • Competencies: To receive credit for the module, students are expected to attend all sessions, read the assigned articles, and provide feedback that demonstrates an understanding of the key points of the readings and discussion. The module is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.
  • Learning Objectives: Students will gain an initial understanding of political science's place in understanding health policies. In particular, the students will be exposed to key political issues influencing health policy and the manners in which political scientists discuss and study them.

HMP806 Doctoral Seminar in Health Services and Systems Research IV

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Liang, Jersey; Banaszak-Holl, Jane;
  • Description: The economics module will provide an introduction to economic reasoning and methods and a sample of research topics that have been approached by economists working on health and health care. Readings will be a mix of classic papers and recent papers that illustrate this approach yet are accessible to both economists and students training in other disciplines.
  • Course Goals: To provide students with a familiarity with the theoretical and empirical approaches taken by economists working on health and health care, and with the types of questions that have received attention from the discipline, how those approaches and questions compare to those from other disciplines, and how to better understand, communicate with, and collaborate with members of other disciplines.
  • Competencies: This course will contribute to competencies in economic analysis and interdisciplinary analysis. How will students be evaluated, and how will grades be determined? 1) Have students lead presentations of papers. Each student not only leads discussion, but also prepares a short summary of the paper along with suggested questions for discussion. [50%] 2) Students identify a pair of papers, one in economics and the other in their own discipline (or for the economists, in the more general health services research literature). The papers should be paired by topic. The students would present the pair, and turn in a short, structured written assignment comparing the approaches of the two papers. [50%]
  • Learning Objectives: Students should gain a better understanding of the role economics has played in health services research and public health and be able to identify how the approaches and questions addressed by economists compare to those taken by researchers specializing in other social science disciplines.
  • Syllabus for HMP806

HMP809 Logic and Methods of Medical Care Research(Psych 809)

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s):
  • Description: Principles of the scientific method and the logic of the research process. The logic and methodologies of problem formulation, development of hypotheses and objectives, research design, sampling, operationalism and measurement, coding and analysis strategies. Primarily for doctoral students in Health Services Organization and Policy.

HMP815 Readings in Medical Care

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 1-4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Liang, Jersey
  • Prerequisites: Perm Instr
  • Description: Directed readings in special areas. May be elected more than once. Primarily for doctoral students in Health Services Organization and Policy.

HMP826 Applied Econometrics in Health Services Research

  • Graduate Level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Norton, Edward
  • Prerequisites: Econ571 or equivalent
  • Description: Application of advanced econometric methods to health services research. Focuses on categorical data analysis, simultaneous equations, nonlinear expenditure models, duration models, and specification tests. Students will apply these techniques in weekly problems sets and an empirical term paper.
  • Syllabus for HMP826

HMP827 Advanced Seminar in Health Care Economics

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): McCullough, Jeffrey
  • Prerequisites: Econ 501 and Perm Instr
  • Description: Analysis of the application of advanced economic theory to problems in the health services field. Focuses on several health economics issues, including topics of current policy interest as well as topics for which the application of economic theory has been more fully explored, Classes will include a general discussion of the appropriate economic theory and empirical evidence and a critical review of the relevant health economics literature. Students must read approximately 30-40 articles and write several short papers.

HMP833 Research Topics in Sociology and Health Care Organization

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: HMP doctoral students or P.I.
  • Description: HSOP Program requirements. A topic in sociology and health care organization-policy is selected each term for detailed critical, theoretical, and methodological analysis leading to development, in class, of propositions aimed at advancing scientific status of the area of inquiry. Analysis and development of content follows logic of the research paradigm. Required of students with a sociology cognate in the doctoral program in Health Services Organization and Policy

HMP835 Research Practicum

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 3-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: HMP 809, Perm Instr
  • Description: The purpose of this course is to allow each student, early in his or her doctoral career, to gain experience in the actual performance of health services research. The experience will enable students to build sound research skills and to gain knowledge of the nature of inquiry in their discipline as well as in the field of health services research. Each student in the HSOP program is expected to elect a total of 6 credits in HMP 835.

HMP990 Dissertation/Precandidates

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 1-8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral students not yet admitted to status as candidate.

HMP995 Dissertation Research for Doctorate in Philosophy

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral students admitted as candidates

PUBHLTH796 Special Topics in Public Health

  • Graduate Level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-5 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course will be used by faculty members to teach special or emerging topics related to Public Health. The specific material and format will vary by semester and instructor.
  • Course Goals: Will vary by topic and instructor.
  • Competencies: Will vary by topic and instructor.
  • Learning Objectives: Will vary by topic and instructor.