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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Health Policy and Administration (H P A)

H P A 057 (GHA) Consumer Choices in Health Care (3) Introduction to consumers' role in health-care decisions, including health benefits, physician and hospital choice, and end-of-life choices.
Effective: Spring 2004
 

H P A 101 Introduction to Health Services Organization (3) Examination of the social, political, historic, and scientific factors in the development and organization of health services.
Effective: Fall 1998
 

H P A 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

H P A 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

H P A 297A Accounting for Health Services Managers (3) Students will develop a basic understanding of accounting through an introduction to the disciplines of financial and managerial accounting. Specifically, the process of accounting for an entity's transactions will be examined, and the role of accounting information in the decisions of users (internal and external to the entity) will be discussed. The course will be approached in such a way as to focus on the accomplishements of additional goals beyond mere knowledge acquisition.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

H P A 297A Accounting and Health Services Organizations (3) The purpose of this course is to aid the student in developing a basic understanding of accounting through an introduction to the disciplines of financial and managerial accounting. Specifically, the process of accounting for an entity's transactions will be examined, and the role of accounting information in the decisions of users (internal and external to the entity) will be discussed. The course will be approached in such a way as to focus on the accomplishments of additional goals beyond mere knowledge acquisition. Our goal is to cover the material in such a way as to contribute to higher-level cognitive skills such as comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis and evaluation.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

H P A 297B Communication in Health Policy and Administration (3) This course will provide students with practical, contemporary, and industry- related practice in communication within the health care field. Through a variety of short, weekly writing projects and lecture- and readings-based lessons, students will take away from the next 15 weeks a strong understanding of the technical writing skills needed in today's health care and an improved mastery of the English language and its uses. Overall, the successful completion of this course will help students develop effective skills to communication internally and externally among various health care settings.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

H P A 297C Introduction to Health Care Financial Management (3) This course will provide students with an understanding of basic financial reporting management theory and application. Students will learn about the four basic financial statements (and related footnotes) and the symmetry between them. Students will also apply financial management concepts using real life financial and mangement reports.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

H P A 301W Health Services Policy Issues (3) Analysis of major issues in health services delivery in hospitals, medical practice, public health, mental health, and health professional education.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: ECON 102, H P A 101, PL SC 001  

H P A 310 Health Care and Medical Needs (3) Health care from an individual, family, and community standpoint illustrated with specific diseases and health problems.
Effective: Spring 1998
Prerequisite: BB H 101, BI SC 004 orBIOL 141  

H P A 332 Health Systems Management (3) Introduction to and analysis of managerial roles and practices in health service organizations.
Effective: Spring 1987
Prerequisite: H P A 101  

H P A 390 Professional Development in Health Policy and Administration (3) Development of personal understanding and professional skills to prepare students for future employment or study in health policy and administration.
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: H P A 101  

H P A 395 Field Experience in Health Policy and Administration (1-13) Professional field experience providing opportunities to apply skills and knowledge in health care setting.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: H P A 301W, H P A 310, H P A 332, H P A 390  

H P A 396 Professional Transition to Careers in Health Policy and Administration (1) Professional skills development preparing students for their first work experience in Health Policy and Administration.
Effective: Spring 1999
Prerequisite: H P A 395  

H P A 401 (IL) Comparative Health Systems (3) Comparative analysis of health services in selected developed and developing countries.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

H P A 410 Principles of Public Health Administration (3) The rationale for, and the patterns of, public health service at all levels of government in the United States.
Effective: Summer 2011 Ending: Summer 2015
 

H P A 410 Principles of Public Health Administration (3) The rationale for, and the patterns of, public health service at all levels of government in the United States.
Effective: Fall 2015 Future: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: H P A 301W  

H P A 420 Principles of Managed Care (3) Survey of managed health care, including history, typology, current issues, management challenges, and impacts on patients, providers, and special populations.
Effective: Summer 2011 Ending: Summer 2015
 

H P A 420 Principles of Managed Care (3) Survey of managed health care, including history, typology, current issues, management challenges, and impacts on patients, providers, and special populations.
Effective: Fall 2015 Future: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: H P A 301W  

H P A 430 Health Care Leadership (3) This course provides an opportunity to students to learn about the challenges of leadership in health care.
Effective: Summer 2013
Prerequisite: H P A 101 ; andH P A 301W orH P A 332 ; and 5th semester or higher  

H P A 433 Administration of Hospital and Health Service Systems (3) Analysis of administrative structures and interorganizational arrangements among hospitals and other health care organizations.
Effective: Spring 1998
Prerequisite: H P A 332  

H P A 440 (US;IL) (BB H 440) Principles of Epidemiology (3) Theory of epidemiology and significant case studies. Potential application to health care.
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: BB H 101 orBIOL 110 orH P A 310;STAT 200 orSTAT 250  

H P A 440U (US;IL) Principles of Epidemiology (3) Theory of epidemiology and significant case studies. Potential application to health care.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
Prerequisite: BB H 101 orBIOL 110 orH P A 310;STAT 200 orSTAT 250  

H P A 442 Long-Term Care Management (3) Management and policy issues for institutional, community, and home settings for chronic care services.
Effective: Spring 1998
Prerequisite: H P A 332  

H P A 445 (ECON 445) Health Economics (3) Economic analysis of U.S. health care system; planning, organization, and financing; current public policy issues and alternatives.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: ECON 302, ECON 315 orECON 323  

H P A 445W (ECON 445W) Health Economics (3) Economic analysis of U.S. health care system; planning, organization, and financing; current public policy issues and alternatives.
Effective: Spring 2008
Prerequisite: ECON 302, ECON 315 orECON 323  

H P A 447 Financing Health Care (3) Analysis of financial flows, third party payment programs, and reimbursement practices in the health services sector.
Effective: Fall 2011
Prerequisite: FIN 100;H P A 332  

H P A 450 Healthcare Policies and Politics (3) Survey of health care's political contexts: formulation, implementation, and modification stages of policy process; politics of private interests (associations) at national and state levels.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: H P A 101, PL SC 001  

H P A 455 Strategic Planning and Marketing for Health Services (3) Introduction to principles and methods of strategic planning and marketing.
Effective: Spring 1998
Prerequisite: H P A 332  

H P A 460 Human Resource Management in Health Care Organizations (3) Foundations of human resource management applied to health care organizations, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community health organizations.
Effective: Spring 1998
Prerequisite: H P A 332  

H P A 470 Health Care Information Management (3) This course introduces information systems terminology, data structures, software applications, and their management functions in health services organizations.
Effective: Summer 2000
Prerequisite: H P A 332, IST 210, IST 220  

H P A 490 Physician Practice Management (3) Development of skills needed to effectively manage physician practices.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: H P A 332  

H P A 494H Senior Honors Thesis (1-6) Independent study related to student's interests directed by a faculty supervisor and culminating in the production of a thesis.
Effective: Summer 2006
Prerequisite: approval of honors thesis advisor  

H P A 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

H P A 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Fall 1983
 

H P A 497A Human Diversity and Health Administration (3) Health care providers in contemporary society are faced with the important challenge of designing, implementing, and delivering health care to populations with diverse backgrounds. Meeting the health care needs of diverse individuals requires sensitivity and respect for individual differences. This course is designed to prepare students to be knowledgeable of people's differences based on race, ethnicity, culture, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, social and economic status, disability and how these impact health care. In addition to learning about diverse populations and competent attitudes and behaviors for the provision of health services, each student will have an opportunity to reflect, assess, and determine their own potential sources of bias and preconceived attitues so they may be more effective in serving health needs of all people.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

H P A 497B Long-Term Care Policy (3) This course will introduce students to health and long term care policy affecting older persons and policy analysis. Lectures, readings, assignments, and in-class activities will cover selected health and long term-care policy issues. This course is intended for students with an interest in aging, long term care policy, Medicaid programs for people with disability, and Medicare post-acute and hospice care. Students should have previous coursework at least one of these topics and be prepared to think analytically and present clearly. Students will select a specific health or long term care policy issues of interest to them, conduct background research, identify a specific policy change to analyze, apply the eight-step method articulated in the text, and present the analysis to the class.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

H P A 497C Evidence-Based Management (3) Leadership has been identified as one of the core competencies needed to improve the U.S. health care system and one of the challenges to solving the problems of cost, quality and access. This course provides an opportunity to students to learn about the challenges of leadership in health care. Through experience, reflective reading and writing, and discussion, students will explore their own leadership capabilities.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

H P A 497D (BB H 497C) Immigrant Health Issues (3) The demography of American communities is changing dramatically. Each year, immigrants from African, Asian, Easter European and Latino backgrounds make the United States their new home. However, immigration from another country can have important effects on health - both positive and negative. In this course, we will review the demographic, cultural, economic, social, political, and ethical factors that impact the health of immigrants to the United States This will be accomplished by providing an overview of current research issues and theories concerning the mental and physical health of immigrant populations in the United States. Topics to be addressed include: acculturation and identity theory, immigration, social support, and biopsychosocial patterns that shape health and illness.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

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