HPA500 Introduction to the Health Care System (3): Orientation to delivery, financing, and organization of the health care system.
HPA501 Health Care Policy and Politics (3): History, methods, results, and evaluation of health care policy and politics.
HPA502 Law and Ethics of Health Management (3): Private health law and ethics, including professional liability, relationship of physician and patient, malpractice reform, health institutions, and health access.
HPA509 Health Care Economics (3): Allocating, financing, and delivering medical care services. Prerequisite: microeconomics
HPA510 Health Care Cost Accounting (3): Basic cost-accounting concepts, principles, and applications in the health care setting. Prerequisite: basic financial accounting.
HPA511 Health Care Finance (3): Aspects of health care financial management fundamentals and managerial accounting for strategic financial management. Prerequisite: HPA 510
HPA515 Health Care Management (3): Introduction to the knowledge, skills, and values associated with the practice of health management.
HPA517 Health Care Human Resources Management: Application of human resource management principles (e.g., recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, retention, and termination) in health care.
HPA519 Biostatistics and Epidemiology for the Health Sciences (3): Application of quantitative methods to problems in the health sciences. Introduction to statistical analysis software.
HPA520 Research and Evaluation Methods (3): Basic research and evaluation methods for health care professionals. Prerequisite: statistics or HPA 519.
HPA530 Health Care Information Systems (3): Key attributes of health care information systems and their evolution in the health care environment.
HPA570 Marketing for Health Care Organizations (3): Basic marketing concepts, principles, and issues related to marketing public and private health care.
HPA580 Disability and Aging Policy (3): Policy aspects of disability, aging and chronic illness; including work disability, health and long term care, rationing, gender and class.
HPA590 Strategic Management and Marketing (3): Key components and processes in strategic planning. Prerequisite: HPA 511, 515
HPA597 Internship (V, 1–5): Student experience in professional work settings. S, F grading.
HPA599 Special Topics: Health Policy and Administration (V, 1–3): May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours.
HPA700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination (V): S, F grading.
HPA702 Masters’ Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination (V): S, F grading.
When students graduate from the Masters in Health Policy and Administration Program, they will have successfully attained all the core competencies as identified by the accrediting body, CAHME. These competencies include:
DOMAIN 1. - LEADERSHIP
|1.1 Articulate, demonstrate & evaluate professional values & ethics.||1.2 Describe & demonstrate stewardship of community resources.||1.3 Identify, demonstrate & evaluate cultural sensitivity & competence.||1.4 Identify & articulate community values and needs.||1.5 Use system models and methods to make decisions and solve problems.|
|1.6 Facilitate and influence development, implementation & ownership of vision, mission, goals & strategic objectives and plans.||1.7 Describe & apply models & methods of change & innovation.||1.8 Use creative flexible problem- solving methods.||1.9 Select & use competitive & collaborative strategies appropriately.||1.10 Identify, explain, & resolve critical tension.|
|1.11 Identify the bases of power & the political implications & effects of decisions.||1.12 Identify, explain & utilize effective motivational strategies to elicit desired behavior & inspire others toward a shared vision.||1.13 Work effectively with other professionals.||1.14 Identify, value & use team development methods.||1.15 Demonstrate effective listening and communication skills.|
|1.16 Identify effective techniques for working with community leaders through governance structures.||1.17 Demonstrate the ability to make choices.||1.18 Commit to the execution of organizational strategy.||1.19 Selects the organizational structure that is appropriate for system functions.|
DOMAIN 2 – CRITICAL THINKING
|2.1 Able to identify & implement systems.||2.2 Identify the subsystems of the health system broadly defined; their relationship & interactions.||2.3 Describe the roles, functions & responsibilities of system components.||2.4 Identify internal/external system structures & social, cultural, economic, financial & political issues/factors.||2.5 Apply models to develop structures & systems to support team functions.|
|2.6 Asks the right questions when making decisions.||2.7 Comprehend cause-and-effect relationships.||2.8 Evaluate issues from different perspectives.||2.9 Create innovative strategies.||2.10 Have confidence in the ability to make decisions in the presence of uncertainty.|
|2.11 Identify & prioritize managerial alternatives.||2.12 Able to learn from mistakes.||2.13 Project future scenarios.|
DOMAIN 3 – SCIENCE/ANALYSIS
|3.1 Identify the scientific method and how to apply it to managerial decision-making and problem solving.||3.2 Identify & describe the structure & conduct of quantitative analytical methods: economic and financial evaluation, survey research, linear regression analysis, forecasting methods, linear programming, project management and bi-variate comparison methods.||3.3 Identify & describe the structure & conduct of selected qualitative methods: opinion research, case studies, participant observation & ethnographies.||3.4 Examine data both qualitatively & quantitatively to determine patterns & trends.||3.5 Evaluate testable hypotheses commonly arising in a management setting, selecting & applying the appropriate quantitative methods.|
|3.6 Monitor data & identify deviations, whether for internal processes & procedures or for external trends.||3.7 Use & manage relevant computer technology (e.g. hardware capabilities, application software & database technology)||3.8 Be an educated consumer of more complex analytical methods.||3.9 Identify & describe information systems & knowledge management.|
DOMAIN 4 - MANAGEMENT
|4.1 Identify, describe & apply general management concepts regarding the organization of work, economics, and finance and decision theory.||4.2 Work with & through people to achieve organizational goals.||4.3 Identify & apply basic concepts & tools that are integral to strategic thinking, planning & management.||4.4 Describe & apply the basic principles & tools of effective human resource management, change management & organizational development.||4.5 Describe & apply the basic principals & tools of continuous quality improvement concepts & skills to improve work processes.|
|4.6 Design & implement business plans for health programs & services.||4.7 identify, monitor & interpret the impacts of legal, regulatory & political environments on an organization.||4.8 evaluate & modify appropriate governance structures & processes.||4.9 Identify & address needs of major stakeholders.||4.10 Provide effective communication linkages within an organization and its external environments.|
|4.11 Measure, track, & respond to the changing needs of the users of policy analysis.||4.12 Understand & apply the basic aspects of management engineering & the redesign of organizations, systems & processes.|
DOMAIN 5. POLITICAL AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
|5.1 Identify all the major stake-holders of an organization and understand their specific interests and historical relationships.||5.2 Effectively solicit and use input from the community in the process of policy and program development and evaluation.||5.3 Build appropriate strategic collaborations/ partnerships with major organizational stakeholders at the local, state and national level to create broader organizational competence and enhance/leverage assets.||5.4, Use negotiation, consensus and conflict resolution methods to assist community development and evaluation.||5.5 Demonstrates the "emotional intelligence" or social and human relationship skills needed to address the diverse needs of the various community stakeholders.|
DOMAIN 6. COMMUNICATION
|6.1 Identify the major stake-holders of an organization & their specific interests & historical relationships.||6.2 Effectively solicit & use input from the community in the process of policy & program development & evaluation.||
6.3 Build appropriate strategic collaborations/ partnerships stakeholders at the local, state and national level to create broader influence.
|6.4 Use negotiation, consensus, & conflict resolution methods to assist community development & evaluation.||6.5 Demonstrate "emotional intelligence" or social & human relationship skills needed to address the diverse needs of the various community stakeholders.|
|6.6 Recognize & use non-verbal forms of communication.|