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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 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 297A Accounting for Health Services (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.
Effective: Spring 2016 Ending: Spring 2016
 

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 Future: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: ECON 102, H P A 101, PL SC 001  

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 2016 Ending: Fall 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: Summer 2000 Ending: Fall 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 496H Honors Independent Study (2) Supervised Honors Independent Study
Effective: Spring 2016 Ending: Spring 2016
 

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 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
 

H P A 497B International Health and Health Systems: Costa Rica (3) This course explores contemporary issues related to health and health systems in the Costa Rica through international trip preparation and field experience. Topics covered during the course will provide a cultural and historical perspective of Costa Rica; describe health and health systems in Costa Rica; and provide examples of particular policies related to health. Pre-trip course work will provide a background for students to begin to understand the current health care system in Costa Rica and how residents utilize the health care system. Students will travel to Costa Rica and link pre-trip learning to experiential learning while in-country. Students should demonstrate an understanding of issues that have been, and are, important to the Costa Rica as they relate to health. Upon return to the US students will participate in a poster session to reflect on what they learned and how it affected their perspectives on health.
Effective: Spring 2016 Ending: Spring 2016
 

H P A 497C International Health and Health Systems: Philippines (3) This course explores contemporary issues related to health and health systems in the Philippines through trip preparation and intensive field experience. Topics covered during the course will provide a cultural and historical perspective of Filipinos; describe health and health systems in the Philippines; and provide examples of particular policies related to health. Pre-trip learning's will provide a background for students to begin to understand the current health of Filipino citizens and an introduction to health and health systems. Students will travel to the Philippines March 5-17, 2016 and link pre-trip learning to experiential learning while in-country. Students should demonstrate an understanding of issues that have been, and are, important to the country as they relate to health.
Effective: Spring 2016 Ending: Spring 2016
 

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 Future: Summer 2016
 

H P A 497D (LER 497F) Human Resource Managment in a Social Welfare Context: The Swedish Experience (2) 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. The students will have four seminars, after which a reflection paper will be submitted via ANGEL.
Effective: Spring 2016 Ending: Spring 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  

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