25 courses:
  • HP-600


    This course is designed to teach masters level students the basic principles of biostatistical analysis, epidemiological analysis, and design and analysis of clinical trials. Topics include study design, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; sample size and power calculations; analysis of variance; correlation and regression; multiple regression and statistical control of confounding; and survival analysis. This course provides students with the skills to perform, present, and interpret basic statistical analyses. For the more advanced topics (regression techniques and survival analyses), the focus is on interpretative skills and critically reading of the literature.
  • HP-601

    Health Ethics & Law

    This course introduces students to the complex area of health ethics and law. Ethical and legal issues related to organizational and professional responsibility, patient rights and informed consent, reproduction and human genetics, end-of-life care, duty to treat and to warn, and clinical research and experimentation are among the areas of areas of study and discussion. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609, or permission of the program director
  • HP-602

    Concepts in Health Admin.

    This is an introductory course to the field of health administration. Topics include health care leadership and management, strategic planning, human resources, marketing, quality management, and cultural competency/diversity in healthcare organizations.
  • HP-603

    Adv.Wrt.Health Professions

    Advanced Writing for the Health Professions provides Health Profession graduate students exercises in developing documents for the various types of readers encountered in the health professions, for example, notifications for the general public, submittals to agencies, management summaries, information for professionals (doctors, nurses, scientists, or engineers, processes for non-professional employees. Students learn the principles of clear written communication, and the tools for collaborative writing. Available 14/FA: Starting 9/2 every Monday.Virtual Classroom Available
  • HP-605

    US Health Care:Org,Policy,Pol

    This is an introductory graduate-level course to the U.S. Health Care System, which traces the historical evolution of the current system and surveys the important organizations and professions involved in the provision, payment, and regulation health care services. Current health care policy and political challenges related to cost, quality, and access to care will be examined, particularly as they relate to the role of government and the private sector in the provision of health insurance and delivery of services. The course is a requirement for the Certificate in Health Administration and the Master of Science in Health Administration. HYBRID 14/FA:9/14,28 10/12,26 11/9,23 15/SP:2/1,15 3/15,29 4/12,26
  • HP-606

    Analysis Public Health Issues

    In this course select issues that are critical to the health of the public are analyzed in order to gain an understanding of public health practice. Students will examine existing data, current and proposed public policy and current practice in order to gain an understanding of the field of public health. 14/FA:9/14,28 10/12,26 11/9,23
  • HP-608

    Health Care Quality Management

    This course is for students preparing for careers in health administration or for other leadership roles in health care. The history and evolution of health care quality improvement, quality measurement, patient safety, organizational systems and design, accreditation, continuous quality improvement (CQI), and utilization management are among the issues that are explored. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609, or permission of the program director
  • HP-609

    Hlth Policy,Polit,Perspective

    This course examines U.S. health care policy and the political challenges related to delivery, cost, quality, and access to care. The course is in seminar format with a field experience component which allows students to observe the policy-making process and the role of government and private stakeholders in the financing and delivery of services through a field experience attending health policy-related events and meetings.
  • HP-611

    Mgmt.Accounting in Health Care

    This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of financial and managerial accounting. Students will learn management use of accounting information for internal reporting, planning, and decision making, including analysis of financial information, accounting principles and procedures, and current business practices in health care. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609, or permission of the program director
  • HP-614

    Financial Analysis Health Admi

    This course will give prospective managers a basic knowledge of accounting and financial management concepts and vocabulary as they apply to healthcare organizations. Students will learn to interpret and evaluate the financial statements, examine approaches to costing and price setting, perform and evaluate resource allocation decisions, utilize budgeting concepts, apply and evaluate reimbursement mechanisms, understand financial management concepts, and evaluate the impact of institutional financial management on the quality of the patient care delivery system. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609, HP 611, or permission of the program director
  • HP-617

    Quantitative Methods Hlth Adm

    This course covers statistical techniques and methods that are useful in the analysis of managerial data and the interpretation and the evaluation of research. This course places emphasis on applying quantitative decision making methods to the operational problems facing health care organizations and the methods used for monitoring, evaluating, and improving the quality of health care delivery. Statistical concepts will be taught using a case-based approach. It is an elective for the Certificate in Health Administration and a requirement for the Master of Science in Health Administration.
  • HP-619


    This course will introduce health professionals and other interested students to the fundamentals of social science research methodologies. The course will provide an overview of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed-methods research design, analytic techniques, and ethical considerations of health research for use in the health field. The goal of this course is to acquaint students with basic methodological concepts and research tools. The course emphasizes practical application of research methods to enable the health professional to interpret and apply research findings, collaborate with researchers/evaluators, and/or determine research needs for programs.
  • HP-620

    Field Experience:Health Admin

    Students will spend 100 hours in a health care setting experiencing the role of the health administrator or leader as the manager of health services. Placements will be with managers of departments within insurance companies and managed care organizations, hospitals and long term care institutions, clinics and outpatient departments, state health care agencies, or nursing homes and home health agencies. The course meets in the classroom approximately six times per semester. This course is typically taken in the final semester of study. Prerequisites: HP 601, HP 602, HP 609, HP 608, HP 611, HP 619, HP 622 or permission of the program director
  • HP-622

    Economics of Health Care

    This course uses economic analysis to help understand the economic challenges confronting our healthcare system. Topics include supply and demand in health care, market forces, health reform, and health care financing. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609 or permission of the program director
  • HP-623


    This course will incorporate faculty from multiple disciplines to address the complex nature of the study of aging. The objective of this course is to develop a foundation for the understanding of the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and environmental constructs of aging framed within a wellness model. (This course can be taken as an elective by undergraduate or graduate students.)