Courses Taught by Simone Singh

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
  • Syllabus for HMP606

PUBHLTH513: Public Health Systems, Policy and Management

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Singh, Simone; Rubyan, Michael; Lee, Shoou-Yih Daniel; Martin, Jenifer;
  • Prerequisites: SPH MPH Students Only
  • Description: This course will introduce students to the public health system, public health policy development, and fundamental management concepts for managing public health organizations. Topics covered include organization, financing and history of public health, public health policy-making, advocacy, and basic principles of finance and human resource management in public health organizations.
  • Course Goals: (1) Students should be able to describe and compare the organization and financing of public health, health care, and regulatory systems and explain the history and core functions of public health. (2) Students should be able to discuss the public health policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence. (3) Students should be able to propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes. (4) Students should be able to advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations. (5) Students should be able to explain basic principles of financial management for public health organizations and apply tools of budget and financial management. (6) Students should be able to describe the importance of human resources and people management and apply negotiation and mediation skills to address interpersonal and interorganizational challenges.
  • Competencies: C5: Compare the organization, structure and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings C10: Explain basic principles and tools of budget and resource management C12: Discuss multiple dimensions of the policy-making process, including the roles of ethics and evidence C13: Propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes C14: Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations C17: Apply negotiation and mediation skills to address organizational or community challenges
  • Learning Objectives: (1) Students should be able to describe how public health and health care are organized and financed in the United States. (2) Students should be able to provide a brief history of public health. (3) Students should be able to explain key aspects of health care reform. (4) Students should be able to describe the core functions of public health and the 10 Essential Services. (5) Students should be able to describe the importance of financial and human resource management in public health and health care organizations (6) Students should be able to apply negotiation and mediation skills to address interpersonal and interorganizational challenges. (7) Students should be able to discuss the format and use of different types of budgets, prepare simple operating budgets and conduct variance analysis. (8) Students should be able to discuss the public health policy-making process. (9) Students should be able to describe the role of ethics in policy making. (10) Students should be able to advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations. (11) Students should be able to propose strategies to identify stakeholders and build coalitions and partnerships for influencing public health outcomes. (12) Students should be able to write and deliver effective testimony.