Curriculum

COURSE SCHEDULE

Students meet as a cohort on campus every other weekend, on both Friday (1:00-9:00pm) and Saturday (8:00am – 5:00pm), for a total of seven sessions per quarter, for two academic years (August – June).*

Fall – Year 1

Friday
1:00pm – 5:00pm 6:00pm – 9:00pm
PUB HLT 201C – Principles of Public Health

Explores the foundations of public health and illustrates public health challenges at the local, national, and global level, and current strategies for advancing population health.
Faculty: Dr. Shira Shafir
Professional Development Session/Group Work
Saturday
8:00pm – 12:00pm 1:00pm – 5:00pm
HPM 200A – Health Systems Organization and Financing
In-depth analysis of health services systems in the U.S.
Faculty: Dr. Burt Cowgill
HPM M236 – Microeconomic Theory of Health Sector
Microeconomic aspects of the healthcare system, including health manpower substitution, market efficiency, and competition.
Faculty: Dr. Dhruv Khurana

Winter – Year 1

Friday
1:00pm – 5:00pm 6:00pm – 9:00pm
BIOSTAT 100A – Introduction to Biostatistics
Introduction to methods and concepts of statistical analysis.
Faculty: Dr. Martin Lee
Professional Development Session/Group Work
Saturday
8:00pm – 12:00pm 1:00pm – 5:00pm
HPM 280 – Health Reform: Policy, Research, and Implementation Issues
Analysis of major federal healthcare reform legislative initiatives to identify policy, research, and implementation issues.
Faculty: Jonathan Freedman
HPM 234 – Health Services Organization and Management Theory
Applications of contemporary organization and management theory to systems that provide personal healthcare services.
Faculty: Yvette Holguin

Spring – Year 1

Friday
1:00pm – 5:00pm 6:00pm – 9:00pm
HPM 403 – Healthcare Financial Accounting
Introduction to financial and managerial accounting and its application to the health services industry.
Faculty: Mike Galper
HPM 596 – advantage | EMPH
Professional Development
Saturday
8:00pm – 12:00pm 1:00pm – 5:00pm
HPM M422 – Practices of Evaluation in Health Services: Theory and Methodology
Examination and performance of specific health services evaluation procedures, conducting investigations, reporting results and methodologies.
Faculty: Dr. Becky Yano; Dr. Isomi Miake-Lye
HPM 215A – Healthcare Quality and Performance Management
Exploration of ways in which individual units function in the larger health delivery system.
Faculty: Dr. Jennifer Wortham

Fall – Year 2

Friday
1:00pm – 5:00pm 6:00pm – 9:00pm
HPM M434 – Building Advocacy Skills: Reproductive Health Focus
Skills-building course to develop competency in assessing, developing, and implementing advocacy strategies for reproductive health initiatives.
Faculty: Dr. Julie Elginer
HPM 400 – Summer Applied Project Review
Project write-up and oral presentations of summer consulting work and data collection in selected community organizations in public health or medical care delivery.
Faculty: Mike Galper
Saturday
8:00pm – 12:00pm 1:00pm – 5:00pm
HPM 436 – Healthcare Financial Management
Designed to prepare students for financial management responsibilities in healthcare.
Faculty: Tom Armentrout-Wiswall
HPM 441 – Data Analytics: Identifying, Collecting, and Analyzing Data in Healthcare
Exploration of data sources and uses in healthcare, e.g., electronic medical records, social media, wireless biosensors, system and facility data.
Faculty: Dr. Sophie Snyder

Winter – Year 2

Friday
1:00pm – 5:00pm 6:00pm – 9:00pm
HPM 433 – Healthcare Strategy
Conceptual, analytical, and technical aspects of policy and strategy formulation in health service organizations.
Faculty: Dr. Leah Vriesman
Professional Development Session/Group Work
Saturday
8:00pm – 12:00pm 1:00pm – 5:00pm
HPM 445 – Healthcare Marketing
Survey course covering theory and applications of strategic planning and marketing concepts as they apply to healthcare organizations.
Faculty: Dr. Julie Elginer
HPM 442 – Integrated Health Systems
Introduction to technical and organizational developments of integrated health systems in the U.S., and how they function.
Faculty: Avram Kaplan

Spring – Year 2

Friday
1:00pm – 5:00pm 6:00pm – 9:00pm
HPM 437 – Legal Environment of Health Services Management
General survey of legal aspects of health services management, including governance, agency, informed consent, and medical malpractice.
Faculty: Tony Schiff; Alicia Macklin
HPM 596 – advantage | EMPH
Professional Development
Saturday
8:00pm – 12:00pm 1:00pm – 5:00pm
HPM 232 – Leadership Capstone Seminar
Examination of principles and models of organization leadership, including presentation by leaders in the field of health.
Faculty: Tom Gordon
HPM 240 – Global Health Institutions, Policies, and Systems
Analysis of crucial issues in healthcare probed in settings of European welfare states, developing nations, and socialist countries.
Faculty: Dr. Yvonne Flores

*Schedule subject to change

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