Skip Navigation
search: People Opens New Window | Departments Opens New Window | Penn State Opens New Window | Web Opens New Window
Penn State mark
Penn State mark
University Bulletin
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 210 Health Care Payment (3) This course covers basic concepts and issues related to health insurance and payment for health care providers.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: ECON 102;H P A 101  

H P A 211 Financial Decisions in Health Care Organizations (3) An introduction to financial and economic information to make decisions in health care organizations.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

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 301 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: Summer 2016
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 311 Population Health and Healthcare (3) This course covers fundamental theories, concepts, issues, and strategies related to a population health approach to health and health services.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: H P A 101  

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: Spring 1901 Ending: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: H P A 101  

H P A 390W 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: Fall 2016 Future: Fall 2016
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: 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 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 497D (LER 497F) Human Resource Management in a Social Welfare Context: The Swedish Experience (1) This course explores human resource management (HRM) in a social welfare context through trip preparation and intensive field experience in Sweden. Topics covered during the course will provide a cultural and historical perspective of Sweden; describe human resource management in Sweden; and provide examples of particular policies related to employment. Pre-trip learnings will provide a background for students to begin to understand the current challenges and opportunities of HRM in Sweden, Sweden culture and history (compared with the US and other cultures); the Swedish (social welfare) business context; and traditions of HRM in Sweden.
Effective: Summer 2016 Ending: Summer 2016
 

H P A 499 Foreign Study (1-3 credits/maximum of 12) Study of health care systems and practices in selected foreign countries.
Effective: Spring 2016
Prerequisite: Department approval  

Last Import from UCM: June 25, 2016 3:00 AM