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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 Introduction to HealthCare Finance (3) An introduction accounting course for HPA undergraduate majors, focusing on the healthcare sector.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

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 Future: Fall 2014
 

H P A 297B Communications in Health Policy and Administration (3) An introduction course intended for new majors in HPA.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

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
 

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
 

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) (BB H 440U) Principles of Epidemiology (3) Theory of epidemiology and significant case studies. Potential application to health care.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
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 Quality Management of Health Services Organizations (3) Covers the historical evolution, current concepts, and future trends associated with the monitoring and evaluation of health care quality. The course explores the major components of quality improvement to include patient care assessment, risk management, patient safety, medical management, outcomes management, and process improvement.
Effective: Summer 2014 Ending: Summer 2014 Future: Summer 2014
 

H P A 497A Healthcare Leadership II (3) Teambuilding and group leader course for HPA seniors.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

H P A 497B Human Diversity and Health Administration (3) The health care literature makes frequent reference to the terms culture, cultural competence, diversity, and health disparities. Understanding these terms, their complex meanings and current application in health policy and administration is the subject matter of this course. By the end of the course students will be able to describe the above concepts and their use in health l care policy; identify and describe the application of these concepts in health care administration; and demonstrate an understanding of these concepts and their application in health care practice.
Effective: Spring 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

H P A 497C (BB H 497A) Immigrant Health Issues (3) The demography of American communities is changing dramatically. Each year, immigrants from African, Asian, Eastern 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 2014 Ending: Spring 2014
 

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