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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 Health Care Financial Management (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 accomplishment 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: Fall 2015 Ending: Fall 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 Ending: Fall 2015
 

H P A 401 (IL) Comparative Health Systems (3) Comparative analysis of health services in selected developed and developing countries.
Effective: Spring 2016 Future: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: H P A 301W  

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
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: 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 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 Safety Net Health Care (3) Provide students with knowledge about what safety net health care is, how it is delivered and financed, and current policy and practice initiatives related to safety net. A safety net can generally be described as a program that transfers benefits to those who are impoverished. The course will describe how poverty is defined in the United States and other countries. Safety net benefits could be in the form of cash, vouchers, or services. Transferring benefits to the impoverished can help to limit or prevent future economic shock or vulnerability for them.
Effective: Fall 2015 Ending: Fall 2015
 

H P A 497A Aging Policies (3) Health and long term care policy affecting older (1) persons, as well as the relationships these hold with other (2) legislation in the United States. Lectures, readings, assignments, and (3) in-class activities will cover selected health and long term-care (4) policy issues.
Effective: Spring 2016 Ending: Spring 2016 Future: Spring 2016
 

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