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Graduate Degree Programs

Health Policy and Administration (H P A)

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 401L (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: 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
 

H P A 503 Health Services Organizational Behavior (3) A systematic application of the principles of organizational behavior to understanding professional roles in health services organizations.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

H P A 506 (HD FS 506) Design and Evaluation of Prevention and Health Promotion Programs Across the Life Span (3) Addresses theory and application of program evaluation, emphasizing process and outcome evaluation strategies for programs involving individuals, organizations and populations.
Effective: Fall 2015 Future: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: HD FS 503 andHD FS 516 ; orH P A 564  

H P A 510 Health Services Financing and Policy (3) Introduction to health policy focusing on health services financing, insurance and other current health policy topics.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

H P A 511 Research Seminar on Health Services Financing and Policy (3) An examination of seminal and current research on health services financing, insurance and health policy.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: H P A 510   Concurrent: H P A 510

H P A 520 Introduction to Health Services Organizations and Delivery (3) Introduction to health systems, health services organization and health care delivery focused on trends, problems and issues.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

H P A 521 Research Seminar on Health Services Organization and Delivery (3) An examination of seminal and current research on health services organization and delivery, emphasizing costs, access and quality.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: H P A 520   Concurrent: H P A 520

H P A 523 Managerial Epidemiology (3) Introduction to the principles and methods of managerial epidemiology and its application to health care.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: H P A 521  

H P A 524 Management of Health Services Organizations (3) A systematic study of the roles of health services managers and the organizational and environmental context within which they work.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

H P A 526 (SOC 526) Health Disparities (3) This course provides an overview of social factors that lead to demographic disparities in health.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

H P A 528 Health Data Analysis for Research (3) Introduction to data sources and use of software for data management and analysis in health services research.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: STAT 500 or equivalent preparation in probability and statistics  

H P A 531 Health Problem Analysis (3) Logic of empirical inquiry in study of community problems in health; integration of theory and practice, technical data, and values.
Effective: Summer 1995
 

H P A 540 Epidemiological Applications in Health Services Research (3) The course emphasizes theoretical as well as practical issues relating to applying advanced methods of epidemiology in health services research.
Effective: Fall 2001
Prerequisite: H P A 440, H P A 528  

H P A 541 Poverty, Race, Ethnicity and Child Health (3) Seminar focusing on disparities in infant, child, and adolescent health, and policies and programs impacting these disparities.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

H P A 545 Introduction to Health Economics (3) Survey of the application of economics to the roles of markets and government in health care.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

H P A 547 Health Services Reimbursement (3) Analysis of third party reimbursement of health care providers.
Effective: Summer 1992
Prerequisite: H P A 520  

H P A 551 Quality Improvement in Healthcare (3) Examination of major approaches to performance improvement in contemporary healthcare systems.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

H P A 556 Strategy Development in Health Services Organization (3) Integration of prior course work in the program to develop a strategic plan for a health services organization.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: H P A 523, H P A 524, H P A 835  

H P A 561 Introduction to Research Design in Health Services Research (3) Review and critical analysis of state-of-the-art health services research methods.
Effective: Summer 1999
 

H P A 562 Economics Applications in Health Services Research (3) Application of theoretical and empirical tools of microeconomics to issues in health services utilization and delivery.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: H P A 445 orH P A 545  

H P A 563 Organizational Studies in Health Services Research (3) Applications of theoretical and empirical tools of organizational studies in the delivery of health care.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: H P A 503  

H P A 564 Research Methods in Health Services Research (3) Introduction to regression models in health services research, including violations and tests of model assumptions and solutions for those violations.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: STAT 500  

H P A 566 Advanced Methods in Health Services Research I (3) Advanced topics course focusing on extensions of the ordinary least squares regression model and nonlinear methods in health services research.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: H P A 564  

H P A 567 Advanced Methods in Health Services Research II (3) Application of advanced methods to health services research topics focused on empirical approaches to causal inference in nonexperimental data.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: H P A 564  

H P A 590 Colloquium (1-3) Introduction to the field of health services research.
Effective: Summer 1998
 

H P A 595 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction, including field experiences, practicums, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 1990
Prerequisite: prior approval of proposed assignment by instructor  

H P A 596 (CSP D 596) Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1987
 

H P A 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 1987
 

H P A 597A Special Considerations for Research with Vulnerable Populations (3) Introduces students to the application of special considerations when conducting research on vulnerable populations.
Effective: Fall 2014 Ending: Fall 2014
 

H P A 597A Health and Health Services Across the Life Course (3) In H P A 597A, we'll explore health and health services across the life course using a population health policy and admnistration through discussions of such theories and concepts as: the intersectionality of gender, race, class and immigration; fundamental causes, the role of history, geography and migration in shaping health contexts; the weathering hypothesis; John Henryism; and much more.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

H P A 600 THESIS RESEARCH (1-15) NO DESCRIPTION.
Effective: Summer 1992
 

H P A 601 PH.D. DISSERTATION FULL-TIME (0) NO DESCRIPTION.
Effective: Summer 1992
 

H P A 602 Supervised Experience in College Teaching (1-3 per semester, maximum of 6) Supervised and graded teaching experience in selected undergraduate Health Policy and Administration courses.
Effective: Fall 1989
Prerequisite: completion of minimum of three semesters of graduate work in health policy and administration  

H P A 610 THESIS RESEARCH OFF-CAMPUS (1-15) NO DESCRIPTION.
Effective: Summer 1992
 

H P A 611 PH.D. DISSERTATION PART-TIME (0) NO DESCRIPTION.
Effective: Summer 1992
 

H P A 805 Change Leadership in Health Services Organizations (3) Exploration of diagnostic and intervention strategies employed in planned change in health services organizations and programs.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

H P A 822 Clinical Issues for Health Services Management (3) Introduction to current clinical issues in health services organizations focusing on the role of managers.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

H P A 835 Financial Management in Health Institutions (3) The financial environment of health institutions; financial aspects of management decision making; emphasis on revenue sources, budgeting, and cost control.
Effective: Fall 2009
Prerequisite: H P A 447  

H P A 836 Health Law (3) The legal process as it applies to the health administrator, health organization, medical provider, and patient.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: H P A 520  

H P A 850 Health Care Marketing (3) Introduction to the theory, concepts, skills, and principles of marketing applied to health related organizations and networks.
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: H P A 520  

H P A 855 Information Systems in Health Services Administration (3) Foundations of information systems for supporting clinical services, quality improvement, and administrative functions in health services management.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: H P A 520  

H P A 895 Internship (1-18) Supervised off-campus, nongroup instruction, including field experiences, practica, or internships. Written and oral critique of activity required.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

H P A 896 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects, including nonthesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 2009
 

H P A 897 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given on a topical or special interest subject which may be offered infrequently.
Effective: Summer 2008
 

H P A 897A CapStone (3) A final synthesis project for senior MHA students. A strategy development in Health Services Organizations.
Effective: Spring 2015 Ending: Spring 2015 Future: Spring 2015
 

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