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Twin Cities Campus

Health Care Administration M.H.A.

School of Public Health - Adm
School of Public Health
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Contact Information
School of Public Health, MMC 819, A395 Mayo Memorial Building, 420 Delaware Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-3500 OR 1-800-774-8636)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2021
  • Length of program in credits: 42 to 60
  • This program requires summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Healthcare Administration
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) program (residential track) is delivered in a learning cohort model. The competency-based curriculum emphasizes deep understanding of healthcare delivery and financing institutions, problem-solving, innovation, strategic thinking, and leadership development. The Master of Healthcare Administration program also offers an executive track which is delivered in a dynamic learning cohort model over the course of 25 months. The coursework is online with a synchronous kick off session for each semester of the program (in person and/or online).
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME)
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Full-time program applicants should have a strong commitment to managing people and resources to create and sustain outstanding healthcare services and organizations. Strong quantitative and communication skills are essential; prior experience in health care is not required. Visit SPH for detailed application requirements at www.sph.umn.edu
Special Application Requirements:
For the executive program: At least three years of management or clinical leadership experience in a healthcare organization is required. For the full-time program: To prepare for the program's rigorous curriculum, the faculty highly recommends the following coursework prior to matriculation: - Statistics - Accounting - Microeconomics - Finance
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 100
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 7.0
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 42 to 60 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: Advanced Problem Solving in Healthcare Administration, PubH 6577, 2 credits.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 3 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Full-time MHA program
The full-time MHA program requires 60 credits.
Required Courses (48-51 credits)
Full-time students take the following 51 credits. Dual-degree students select 48 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor.
PUBH 6525 - Introduction to Population Health: A Health System (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6535 - Managerial Accounting for Health Services (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6541 - Statistics for Health Management Decision Making (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6542 - Management of Health Care Organizations (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6544 - Principles of Problem Solving in Health Services Organizations (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6547 - Health Care Human Resources Management (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6554 - Healthcare Strategy and Marketing (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6555 - Health Economics (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6556 - Health and Health Systems (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6557 - Health Finance I (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6558 - Health Finance II (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6560 - Operations Research and Quality in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6562 - Information Technology in Health Care (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6564 - Private Purchasers of Health Care: Roles of Employers and Health Plans in U.S. Health Care System (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6571 - Quality, Patient Safety, and Performance Improvement (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6577 - Advanced Problem Solving in Health Services Administration (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7596 - Clerkship in Health Care Administration (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6527 - Healthcare Leadership and Effecting Change (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6524 - The Twin Cities Learning Laboratory (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6526 - Professional Development for Emerging Healthcare Leaders (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6597 - Legal & Ethical Considerations in Health Services Organizations (3.0 cr)
Electives (9 credits)
Select coursework from the following in consultation with the advisor:
ANTH 5009 - Human Behavioral Biology (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices (1.0-4.0 cr)
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5513 - Living Well, Dying Well: Empowering Patient Communication at the End of Life (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals (1.0 cr)
ENTR 6020 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship (2.0 cr)
FINA 6222 - Mergers and Acquisitions (2.0 cr)
FINA 6241 - Corporate Financial Decisions and Analysis (4.0 cr)
HINF 5430 - Foundations of Health Informatics I (3.0 cr)
HINF 5531 - Health Data Analytics and Data Science (3.0 cr)
MBA 6110 - Leading Others (2.0 cr)
MBA 6112 - Leading Organizations (0.0-1.0 cr)
MBA 6230 - Financial Management (3.0 cr)
MBA 6300 - Strategic Management (3.0 cr)
MBA 6504 - Carlson Consulting Enterprise (1.0-4.0 cr)
MGMT 6004 - Negotiation Strategies (2.0 cr)
MGMT 6032 - Strategic Alliances (2.0 cr)
MGMT 6033 - Strategy Implementation (2.0 cr)
MGMT 6034 - Strategic Leadership (2.0 cr)
MGMT 6050 - Management of Innovation and Change (2.0 cr)
MGMT 6084 - Management of Teams (2.0 cr)
MGMT 6085 - Corporate Strategy (4.0 cr)
MILI 6235 - Pharmaceutical Industry: Business and Policy (2.0 cr)
MILI 6726 - Medical Device Industry: Business and Public Policy (2.0 cr)
MILI 6963 - Healthcare Analytics (2.0 cr)
MILI 6990 - The Health Care Marketplace (2.0 cr)
MILI 6991 - Anatomy and Physiology for Managers (2.0 cr)
MILI 6992 - Healthcare Delivery Innovations:Optimizing Cost and Quality (2.0 cr)
MILI 6996 - Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory II (2.0-4.0 cr)
MKTG 6088 - Strategic Marketing (3.0 cr)
NURS 7606 - Relationship-Based Leadership and Management (3.0 cr)
PA 5108 - Board leadership development (1.0 cr)
PA 5926 - Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World (1.0 cr)
PHAR 5201 - Applied Medical Terminology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6066 - Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6094 - Interventions to Address Weight-Related Health and Eating Disorders (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6107 - Excel and Access Skills in Public Health Settings (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6370 - Social Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6578 - Negotiation Strategies (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Life Course and Equity Perspectives (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6702 - Integrative Leadership Seminar (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6727 - Health Leadership and Effecting Change (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6735 - Principles of Health Policy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6744 - State Health Policy and Politics (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6772 - Health Disparities Capstone Seminar (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6804 - Mental Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6805 - Introduction to Project Management for Health Professionals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6813 - Managing Electronic Health Information (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6955 - Using Policy to Address the Weight-Related Health of Child and Adolescent Populations (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7584 - Health Care and Medical Needs (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7590 - Gerontology for Healthcare Managers (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7591 - Independent Study: Health Care Administration (1.0-4.0 cr)
SCO 6041 - Project Management (2.0 cr)
SCO 6045 - Strategic Sourcing (2.0 cr)
SCO 6051 - Service Management (2.0 cr)
SCO 6091 - Process Improvement Methods (2.0 cr)
SCO 6092 - Supply Chain Risk and Security (2.0 cr)
SCO 6096 - Supply Chain Management in the Health Care and Medical Devices Sector (2.0 cr)
SCO 6098 - Operations Excellence via Lean Thinking (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6580 - Behavioral Health Services Delivery (2.0 cr)
Dual Degree MBA/MHA Electives
Dual Degree MBA/MHA Electives
Dual degree students may choose from the following list of electives.
Electives (12 credits)
Select coursework from the following in consultation with the advisor:
ANTH 5009 - Human Behavioral Biology (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices (1.0-4.0 cr)
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5513 - Living Well, Dying Well: Empowering Patient Communication at the End of Life (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments (3.0 cr)
HINF 5430 - Foundations of Health Informatics I (3.0 cr)
HINF 5531 - Health Data Analytics and Data Science (3.0 cr)
NURS 7606 - Relationship-Based Leadership and Management (3.0 cr)
PA 5108 - Board leadership development (1.0 cr)
PA 5926 - Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World (1.0 cr)
PHAR 5201 - Applied Medical Terminology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6066 - Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6094 - Interventions to Address Weight-Related Health and Eating Disorders (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6107 - Excel and Access Skills in Public Health Settings (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6370 - Social Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6578 - Negotiation Strategies (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Life Course and Equity Perspectives (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6702 - Integrative Leadership Seminar (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6727 - Health Leadership and Effecting Change (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6735 - Principles of Health Policy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6744 - State Health Policy and Politics (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6772 - Health Disparities Capstone Seminar (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6804 - Mental Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6805 - Introduction to Project Management for Health Professionals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6813 - Managing Electronic Health Information (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6955 - Using Policy to Address the Weight-Related Health of Child and Adolescent Populations (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7584 - Health Care and Medical Needs (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7590 - Gerontology for Healthcare Managers (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7591 - Independent Study: Health Care Administration (1.0-4.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Executive MHA Program
The Executive Master of Health Care Administration (EMHA) is delivered in a dynamic learning cohort model. Most of the coursework is online; students spend 26 days (five sessions) on campus over 25 months.
Executive MHA (42 credits)
Take the following courses:
PUBH 7537 - Healthcare Finance (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7541 - Statistics for Health Management Decision Making (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7542 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7547 - Health Care Human Resource Management (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7551 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7553 - Health Care Management Ethics (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7554 - Health Care Strategy and Marketing (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7555 - Health Economics (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7556 - Health and Health Systems (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7560 - Operations Research and Quality in Health Care (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7562 - Information Technology in Health Care (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7564 - Private Purchasers of Health Care (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7566 - Executive Capstone in Healthcare Leadership (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7569 - Health Care Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7576 - Legal Considerations in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7533 - Leading with Impact in Healthcare (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7538 - Health Financial Principles (4.0 cr)
PUBH 7570 - Topics: Healthcare Administration (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7525 - Introduction to Population Health: A Health System Perspective (1.0 cr)
 
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PUBH 6525 - Introduction to Population Health: A Health System
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Population health is the field of practice and research concerned with the health of groups of individuals and the equitable distribution of health within these groups. Populations may be defined by geographic area, by social and economic characteristics such as gender, socio-economic status, and race/ethnicity, by disease states such as persons with mental illness or diabetes, or by enrollment in a health care plan or utilization of a specific health care organization. Population health takes an upstream approach, focusing on the social determinants of health and fundamental issues of health equity. While improving population health requires the involvement of multiple sectors such as public health agencies, health departments, education, housing, faith-based organizations and criminal justice, here we focus on how population heath can be addressed from within the health system through partnerships with other sectors. Using case studies, we will explore how population health innovations are applied by health systems.
PUBH 6535 - Managerial Accounting for Health Services
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Differential, absorption, activity-based costing. Budgeting, variance analysis. Financial accounting, including transaction data and accrual accounting. Developing financial statements. Ration analysis. prereq: MHA student or instr consent
PUBH 6541 - Statistics for Health Management Decision Making
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Variation. Frequency distribution, measurement, probability, graphing. Significance tests, estimation, trends; data handling. Modeling, odds ratios. Prevalence, incidence and vital statistics. Research applications. Statistical approach to rational administrative decision making. Inductive teaching, lectures, computer/lab exercises. prereq: Health care admin student or instr consent
PUBH 6542 - Management of Health Care Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Role of hospital in health services delivery. Relationships with other systems and the community. Emphasizes governance, medical staff, and role of administrator. Lectures, on-site visits to health services organizations. prereq: Health care admin student
PUBH 6544 - Principles of Problem Solving in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Problem-solving theory/technique. Solving a management problem within a health services organization. Presenting a report. Lectures, seminars, demonstrations. prereq: 6541, completed 30 hours of MHA coursework, health care administration student
PUBH 6547 - Health Care Human Resources Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts in human resources management as applied to health services organizations. Relationship between human resources management and general management. Work and human resources. Compensation/benefits, personnel planning, recruitment/selection, training/development. Employee appraisal/discipline. Union-management relations. prereq: Health care admin student or public health admin student or instr consent
PUBH 6554 - Healthcare Strategy and Marketing
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Managing the marketing function, marketing planning, strategy, management concepts. Identifying marketing problems/opportunities. Constructing, evaluating, and managing a marketing plan. prereq: MHA student or permission of instructor
PUBH 6555 - Health Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
General principles of health economics applied to issues in health. Implications for health policy.
PUBH 6556 - Health and Health Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
U.S. health care system and health policy process, including current challenges in the areas of health care delivery, financing, and policy.
PUBH 6557 - Health Finance I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of corporate/not-for-profit finance. Net present value, financial analysis, capital budgeting, financing options/decisions, capital structure, capital asset pricing model, financial planning, working capital management. prereq: [[Health care admin or public health admin/policy major], familiarity with computerized spreadsheets] or instr consent
PUBH 6558 - Health Finance II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of corporate/not-for-profit finance and insurance concepts integrated/applied to health care. Capital/operating budgets. Medicare's payment systems for hospitals/physicians, risk-adjusted capitation payment systems. Population-based health care finance, managed care. Financing aspects of public health policy and health care reform. prereq: MHA student, familiarity with computerized spread-sheets]] or permission of instructor
PUBH 6560 - Operations Research and Quality in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Grad-level statistics/management coursework
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Using a systems perspective to develop models to analyze/improve health care operations. Identifying data needs/sources to model structures, processes, and outcomes of care. Applying quality improvement, management sciences/operations research techniques to real world health care problems. prereq: Grad-level statistics/management coursework
PUBH 6562 - Information Technology in Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Managing information as a strategic resource within health care organizations. Designing information technology systems to capture, combine, and transform information to measure processes/outcomes of care, support collaborative clinical decision making, support management decisions, empower patients, and improve health care operations. Prereq: MHA student or instructor consent.
PUBH 6564 - Private Purchasers of Health Care: Roles of Employers and Health Plans in U.S. Health Care System
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development and organization of HMOs and PPOs: risk sharing, provider contracts, utilization management, quality improvement, marketing, and new product development; employer relations; Medicare and Medicaid contracting; budget processing; financial performance; pricing; government regulations. prereq: MHA or MBA or HSRP or PHA student or instr consent
PUBH 6565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designing/creating new care delivery services/experiences. Exploiting opportunities for innovation. Overcoming obstacles. Capturing value. prereq: MHA student only
PUBH 6571 - Quality, Patient Safety, and Performance Improvement
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to concepts of performance improvement in health care institutions. prereq: MHA or MPH or certificate student or instr consent
PUBH 6577 - Advanced Problem Solving in Health Services Administration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Capstone course. Students integrate/synthesize knowledge, attitudes, and skills acquired in curriculum and apply them to resolve management problem. prereq: MHA student
PUBH 7596 - Clerkship in Health Care Administration
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Survey/solution of management problems within a local health services organization. Preparation of formal management report. prereq: 6544, health care admin student
PUBH 6527 - Healthcare Leadership and Effecting Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to become effective change leader in organization. prereq: MHA student
PUBH 6524 - The Twin Cities Learning Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides residential Master of Healthcare Administration students with exposure to the field of healthcare administration through a series of class sessions and site visits to health systems, hospitals, payers, physician practices, FQHCs, and addiction treatment centers located within the Twin Cities. The course allows students to learn about different types of organizations, job roles, and organizational cultures. This course also serves to deepen relationships between the MHA program and School of Public Health with community-based organizations.
PUBH 6526 - Professional Development for Emerging Healthcare Leaders
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides the opportunity for students to explore professional development, reflect on their own professional development, and create a personalized professional development plan, built on the knowledge gained through readings, group work, guest experts, reflections, and other activities. The course will provide knowledge around professional development that is applied in the field of healthcare administration. Readings, lectures, and the development of a personalized professional development plan will help identify how students can build on strengths and address areas of improvement around business etiquette, interpersonal communications, individual strengths and preferences, business communication, public speaking, presentation development skills, and executive presence to prepare them for the residency experience, fellowship/job, and beyond.
PUBH 6597 - Legal & Ethical Considerations in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course is oriented to current and future healthcare professionals and administrators who have not had previous academic exposure to legal theory, caselaw, statutory interpretation or health law related issues, and those who may or may not have previous coursework in ethics or moral philosophy. The course presents an overview of the American legal system and some of the ethical and health law issues health care leaders confront in health care service organizations. Although this course introduces basic areas of American health law and ethics, the course will emphasize contemporaneous legal and ethical issues arising in the course of everyday work of a health care leader in a health organization. Health care is one of the most heavily regulated and legally complex industries in the United States. The course begins with a short introduction to ethics as compared with and contrasted to the American legal system and its weighing of policy values, legal precedent and intertwining of judicial, statutory and regulatory authorities. In particular, we will examine how disparities in health outcomes are created or exacerbated by these legal structures and systems and explore the ethical ramifications that result. We will explore how the law affects the internal governance and decision making processes of health care organizations, while identifying ways that decisions made solely on the standards found in legal authorities often falls short of accounting for important ethical issues and values that arise in health care situations. Examples of specific areas we will explore include the ethical considerations or expectations and legal duties: ? In multiple contexts between an individual and a provider, a health plan, or an employer, especially with respect to perceptions or values of power, duty and autonomy; ? Confidentiality, patient privacy and data security and their limits; ? Unique standards imposed in health care transactions to prevent fraud or behaviors deemed unethical or inappropriate, such as anti-trust, false claims and anti-kickback laws; ? Obligations or expectations to provide care, especially with respect to uninsured patients and those with emergency medical conditions; ? Quality and safety of care including malpractice, doctrines of negligence including community standard of care, disclosure of mistakes or adverse health events; ? Values and laws regarding health plan and benefit design, including interpretations and perspectives of what constitutes and who decides what is ?medically necessary;? and ? Care decision making including informed consent and end-of-life decisions. Health care situations raising complex legal and ethical issues involve competing perspectives, values or interests in topic areas that can be controversial in nature. This course does not aim to resolve those controversies or reach conclusions about which perspectives or interests have more merit than others. Instead, the course and our discussions will seek to highlight the tensions and balancing of interests that often underly ethical considerations and guide the legal analysis in specific situations, and how these different perspectives and interests lead to changes in society?s perceptions of ethics and its laws, and in some circumstances, to litigation as parties attempt to resolve disputes and establish ethical norms between competing interests.
ANTH 5009 - Human Behavioral Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth introduction to, and critical review of, human behavioral biology, examining the approaches in anthropology and related fields. Classic texts/recent empirical studies of humans and other species. Theoretical underpinnings of this new discipline/how well theoretical predictions have been supported by subsequent research.
CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Research and practice on therapies, delivery of integrative and complementary therapies, and regulatory issues. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the overall field of integrative healing practices, which includes both integrative and alternative (CAM) therapies. The course will cover theoretical framework, safety, efficacy, and evidence for various therapies and practices. The online version of this course is an approved 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How knowledge can become resource for individual, family, community health. Interactive glimpse of wisdom of cultural communities. Develop capacity to see culture within professional education/practice. Cultural constructs underpinning medical system, role of culture in interaction between practitioner/patient, role of reconnection to cultural heritage in healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5513 - Living Well, Dying Well: Empowering Patient Communication at the End of Life
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students will learn how to provide compassionate and effective care at the end of life, including appropriate communication with patients, families, and healthcare providers at crucial points of care. Students will also explore their own perspectives about end of life and learn the importance of self-care. The course will help students reframe end-of-life care from a focus on medical death to an emphasis on humane dying through reflection on values, hopes, and plans. Students will learn to support individuals through personal connection and the sharing of narratives and wisdom.
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course focuses on the development and implementation of optimal healing environments (OHE) as a healthcare innovation. You will examine the evidence base supporting design, human and care processes and begin to explore how OHE are created. An emphasis will be placed on identifying models of optimal healing environments and leadership strategies that support the diffusion of innovation. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5806 - Wellbeing and Resiliency for Health Professionals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course will teach health professional students and health professionals self-care strategies that will improve their individual wellbeing and reduce the stress and burnout often experienced in these professions. Improving individual wellbeing will also contribute to greater wellbeing in the teams and systems in which these professionals work Prereq jr or sr or grad, or instructor consent
ENTR 6020 - Introduction to Entrepreneurship
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
The course helps students develop insights on starting and sustaining a successful venture. The course focus is on opportunity identification and evaluation: Where do new venture ideas come from? How do you recognize a good business idea? How can a so-so idea be improved to be a good opportunity? Students will focus on five characteristics of a good entrepreneurial opportunity: Creating significant customer value, profit potential, profit durability, founder and team fit, and amenability to financing. prereq: MBA student
FINA 6222 - Mergers and Acquisitions
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How corporate managers achieve growth through mergers/acquisitions. Examine buyer/seller motivations in context of M&A transactions/strategic alliances. Private equity, especially in context of corporate M&A transaction. prereq: 6241, MBA Student
FINA 6241 - Corporate Financial Decisions and Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theoretical/applied understanding of corporate financial decisions. Adjusted present value, economic value added options. Impact of financing decisions on real asset valuation, managerial incentives, corporate strategy. prereq: MBA 6230, MBA student
HINF 5430 - Foundations of Health Informatics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introductory survey of health informatics, focusing on foundational concepts. Topics covered include: conceptualizations of data, information, and knowledge; current terminologies, coding, and classification systems for medical information; ethics, privacy, and security; systems analysis, process and data modeling; human-computer interaction and data visualization. Lectures, readings, and exercises highlight the intersections of these topics with electronic health record systems and other health information technology. prereq: Junior, senior, grad student, professional student, or instr consent
HINF 5531 - Health Data Analytics and Data Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data science methods and techniques for the extraction, preparation, and use of health data in decision making. prereq: Junior or senior or professional student or grad student or instr consent
MBA 6110 - Leading Others
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Achieving organizational goals by leading in ways that create motivation, engagement, commitment, positive social interactions, and job performance. Understanding and managing the characteristics of organizations, work groups, and individuals. The role of group dynamics, decision making, cooperation, conflict, and power in leading others.
MBA 6112 - Leading Organizations
Credits: 0.0 -1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Leverage leadership journey of full-time MBA program through Enterprise experience. Course integrated with work of MBA Enterprise teams as they set vision and strategy, translate strategy for optimal team functioning, and execute strategy for clients. Exercises, assessments, role-playing, discussions.
MBA 6230 - Financial Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course is required for all MBA students because of the financial implications of decisions across all departments and disciplines in business. Managerial decisions can be broken down into two main categories: how to raise capital and how to employ capital. The decisions managers make in this context can add or destroy value. With this context in mind, the course provides students with an understanding of financial markets and the main types of securities that are issued by corporations. The course will leverage basic statistics in understanding of risk of a security as a stand-alone investment and as part of a well-diversified portfolio to provide an understanding of how risk affects required returns of investors. The course emphasizes the concept of time value of money as a basis for decision making. Managers make decisions that affect the cash flows of the firm; the course provides students with a context for thinking about forecasting cash flows, discounting cash flows, and assessing whether the decisions they are considering are value-added for the firm. prereq: 6030, MBA student
MBA 6300 - Strategic Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This course focuses on the competitive strategy of the firm, examining how firms achieve and maintain superior profitability relative to their competitors in the long run, and the firm's role in building a more just and sustainable world. Starting from overall industry analysis, we cover how firms position themselves to succeed in various competitive contexts based on their resources and capabilities. We then analyze how firms innovate and adapt their capabilities over time, especially in the digital age. We extend our analysis to the scope choices of the firm and discuss how firms can successfully compete across multiple countries and businesses. Throughout the course, case discussions examine and simulate the process through which strategic decisions are made and carried out. Students are placed in the role of decision-makers and frequently asked to analyze the key choices they must make to define, reinforce, and successfully implement the firm's strategy. prereq: MBA student
MBA 6504 - Carlson Consulting Enterprise
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Connects cutting-edge ideas/technologies from classroom to real problems presented by clients. Students work collaboratively with clients to integrate strategy/technology. How to lead complex change initiatives. prereq: MBA student, approved application, interview
MGMT 6004 - Negotiation Strategies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
At its core, negotiation is the art and science of getting what you want in a world of innumerable interests, possibilities, and standards of fairness---a world in which we must often compete or cooperate with others to do anything from picking a restaurant to transforming markets. The objective of this course is to equip students with a simple, ready-to-use framework from which we can prepare for and engage in negotiations. Topics include interest-based bargaining, psychological biases, multiparty negotiations, and hard tactics. Regular cases and exercises reinforce our negotiation framework and provide students a safe forum to thoughtfully reflect on their experiences and improve. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6032 - Strategic Alliances
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How inter-/intra-alliance rivalry influences global competitive landscape. How interplay of competitive/cooperative arrangements among firms invigorate intellectual/operational tasks. Designing/managing international strategy, organizational structure, and alliances. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6033 - Strategy Implementation
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course focuses on strategy execution at both the organizational and functional levels. Specific topics include the relationships between strategy formulation and execution, and between implementation and change. The course goes into depth on the systemic and structural problems that make most of these efforts difficult and often unsuccessful, along with various methods to minimize these problems. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6034 - Strategic Leadership
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Role of leadership in making strategy a reality while maintaining learning/adaptive organization capable of meeting competitive challenges. Students prepare project set in an organization. Advanced materials, complex cases. prereq: 6033, MBA student
MGMT 6050 - Management of Innovation and Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
How organizations innovate/change. Focuses on innovation in wide variety of new technologies, products, programs, and services. What paths likely to lead to success/failure. prereq: MBA student
MGMT 6084 - Management of Teams
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: HRIR 6484/Mgmt 6084
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Factors that influence performance and well-being of groups in organizations. Group dynamics, norms, culture, structure, leadership, decision-making, and problem-solving. Managing dynamics, learning, performance, and creativity of groups. Intergroup relations, incentives, and effect of environment.
MGMT 6085 - Corporate Strategy
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Case for/against insourcing vs outsourcing, and corporate diversification. Managing a multi-business firm. Role of acquisitions/mergers in corporate diversification. Contrasting mergers with strategic alliances. Corporate restructuring and divestitures. prereq: MBA student
MILI 6235 - Pharmaceutical Industry: Business and Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: MBA student
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Business/policy issues specific to pharmaceutical industry. Interdisciplinary perspectives, active involvement by industry leaders.
MILI 6726 - Medical Device Industry: Business and Public Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course, with the insight of industry leaders, addresses public-private sector interactions and the business, public policy, regulatory, and technology management issues that concern medical device and biotechnology companies.
MILI 6963 - Healthcare Analytics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course prepares students to analyze large health care databases with a focus on advanced applications with health insurance claims data. The course is designed to be a STEM offering with the use of statistical programming languages including R, Tableau, and SAS. This course is designed to appeal to students with an interest in developing data science as a core skill and already have knowledge of some programming tools, and experience with data manipulation in Excel, SQL, or Access. The course utilizes a novel synthetic health insurance claims database representing 300 million covered lives of the major private and publicly insured insured populations in the United States. Major topics include market sizing, actuarial projection, quality of care metrics, and national health account calculation.
MILI 6990 - The Health Care Marketplace
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: MILI 5990/6990/3585/5585
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Survey of trillion dollar medical industry. Physician/hospital services, insurance, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, information technology. Scale, interactions, inter-relationships, market opportunities, barriers. prereq: MBA student
MILI 6991 - Anatomy and Physiology for Managers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of medical vocabulary/physiology of major body systems. Understanding current clinical practice. Market opportunities of major body systems, Medical technology innovation.
MILI 6992 - Healthcare Delivery Innovations:Optimizing Cost and Quality
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Understand stakeholders that impact healthcare delivery including providers, payers, employers and patients and how they are trying to transform this unique value chain to improve care while reducing cost.
MILI 6996 - Medical Industry Valuation Laboratory II
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Interdisciplinary student teams create rapid production market analysis of promising medical technologies/services to determine potential for success in market. Exposure to University innovations, venture firms, inventors. prereq: Approved application
MKTG 6088 - Strategic Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course looks at strategic decision-making, trade-offs and resource allocation in markets, methods for creating advantage at both the industry and the firm level, the impacts of strategic decisions, and appropriate investment and performance management frameworks. Utilizing an integrated approach to the use of marketing tools and concepts in the formulation and execution of the marketing plan. The material is presented with case studies, lectures, readings, and guest speakers. Focusing on development of framework for strategic marketing planning based on market insights, customer behavior, market segmentation, product positioning, customer experience, market responsiveness, and competitive reaction. The course is designed to be essential for students interested in careers in marketing management, brand management, product management, strategic consulting, and leadership development programs. prereq: MBA 6210, MBA student
NURS 7606 - Relationship-Based Leadership and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts, theories, and practices that support relationship-based leadership and management. Framework/set of tools to provide leadership in an empowered organization. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5108 - Board leadership development
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Nonprofit board governance. Governance models, roles/responsibilities, ethics/dynamics. Current research/concepts along with students' current board experiences to illuminate challenges/explore solutions that build board leadership competencies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5926 - Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Learn techniques for making effective, persuasive presentations to different kinds of audiences. Practice is essential to improve speaking skills and reduce anxiety. Students practice by recording brief weekly presentations and making class presentations in a supportive environment. Techniques for using Powerpoint to create effective slides are practiced. Course components include presentation assignments; peer reviews; readings/videos and reflections; and class participation. May be repeated once.
PHAR 5201 - Applied Medical Terminology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phar 1002/Phar 5201
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Interested in learning the difference between an antigen and an antibiotic? During this course, you will not only increase your medical vocabulary by more than 2500 words at your own pace, you will also learn to identify and articulately describe a wide variety of medical conditions and processes. Communication related to disease states, procedures, and diagnostics in health care can sometimes seem like another language. This course will help you recognize medical abbreviations, relate terms to procedures and diagnostics, and comprehend the meaning of medical terminology by using word elements. If you are interested in the health care field or would like to understand more about your own medical care, this course is a great place to start. Prereq: Basic knowledge of human anatomy/physiology
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills.
PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Extent and causes of social inequalities in health. Degree to which understanding of these inequalities is hampered by methodological limitations in health research. Focuses on individual, community, and policy approaches to reducing social inequalities in health.
PUBH 6066 - Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Taught with Powderhorn-Phillips Cultural Wellness Center. Introduction to community building/organizing. Using culture as a resource for health, reducing barriers, identifying community assets, planning organizing strategy, understanding the impact of history. Emphasizes self-reflection and skill-building for authentic, grassroots community work.
PUBH 6094 - Interventions to Address Weight-Related Health and Eating Disorders
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examine obesity epidemic, eating disorders, prevention and treatment approaches at multiple levels (individual, social, environmental, policy), links between obesity and eating disorders.
PUBH 6107 - Excel and Access Skills in Public Health Settings
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Hands-on course on computer skills to learn a wide range of methods to manipulate public health data. Students will be given ?raw? datasets and practice computer methods to clean, filter, recode, combine, tabulate and report data within the Excel and Access environments. The course is ideal for students who may not pursue more advanced quantitative training but still want to feel comfortable using these widely available programs to produce quality datasets for further analysis, and to generate summary results or reports in their work as public health practitioners.
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to key issues in global health. Global burden of disease. Cultural issues/health. Nutrition. Infectious diseases. Environmental problems. Women/children. Prereq Grad student.
PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Effects of globalization on social/sustainable development. Population, war, economics, urbanization, environment, water/sanitation, communicable/non-communicable conditions. New infectious/chronic diseases, food security/environmental health. prereq: Credit will not be granted if received for 6100 or 6365
PUBH 6370 - Social Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
How a society's social interactions, past and present, yield differential exposures and differences in health outcomes between persons who make up populations. New disease-specific risk factors. How well-known exposures emerge and are maintained by social system.
PUBH 6578 - Negotiation Strategies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: MHA student or instructor permission
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The central issues of this course deal with understanding the behavior of individuals, groups and organizations on the context of competitive situations. prereq: MHA student or instructor permission
PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Life Course and Equity Perspectives
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is focused on 1) major causes of illness at each phase of fetal, infant, and child development, 2) how the social determinants of health interact with underlying biology in early life to shape health over the life course, and 3) evidence-based child public health programs and interventions.
PUBH 6702 - Integrative Leadership Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Are you interested in working across government, business, and the non-profit sector for public good? Are you wondering how you can create sustainable shared leadership on challenges that can best be addressed together? This course explores multi-sector leadership and related governance and management challenges from a variety of perspectives and provides an opportunity for students to work together to apply what they are learning individually and in teams through in-class exercises and a final team project. The course is taught by a team of interdisciplinary faculty and considers different contexts, forms, and specific examples of multisector leadership that can enable transformative action to tackle a significant societal issue and achieve lasting change. prereq: University of Minnesota doctoral student or master's student
PUBH 6727 - Health Leadership and Effecting Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of leadership models and competencies, particularly as applied to organizational change. Applications to individual self-development and to health care organizations. prereq: Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate student or [health services research, policy/admin] MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6735 - Principles of Health Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 6735/PubH 6835.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the policy environment that influences and shapes public health and the provision of health care services, to enhance understanding of the historical and political context of health policy, to develop strategies for analysis of health policy issues, and to communicate effectively in the policy environment. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for PubH 6835.
PUBH 6744 - State Health Policy and Politics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Half semester. Federal health reform debate and debate over reinstating the MN General Assistance Medical Care program. Intergovernmental relationship between the federal and state governments in health policy and finance; role of state and local policy makers and policy advocates. Political context for state health policy development.
PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/practical applications of concepts, tools, techniques of continuous quality improvement (QI) in public health/health care.
PUBH 6772 - Health Disparities Capstone Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Readings and discussion-based seminar. Readings emphasize practice and policy solutions to health disparities. prereq: CSPH 5115 OR PubH 6066 OR PUBH 6055 OR PUBH 6855, 2d yr MPH student completing SPH health disparities interdisciplinary concentration] or instr consent
PUBH 6804 - Mental Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Social-psychological processes that shape experience of mental health/illness. Consequences of disorders for individuals, families, and communities. Epidemiology research, theories of mental health/illness. Effect of policies related to organizing/financing services.
PUBH 6805 - Introduction to Project Management for Health Professionals
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Core concepts/skills for managing projects effectively, making sure they are completed on time, within budget, meeting performance objectives. prereq: Matriculation in master's program in School of Public Health, or instr consent
PUBH 6813 - Managing Electronic Health Information
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Managing health information is a central function of health care organizations. Information is used for managing population health, profiling providers, and measuring quality. This course describes relational data theory, normalization, and Structured Query Language (SQL) will be used to create and query databases. Students will be introduced to the basic programming skills necessary to manage data in research projects. Programming aspects of the course will use SQL procedure in the SAS language. prereq: Admission to a University of Minnesota Masters program or Permission of instructor.
PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 6034/PubH 6852
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understanding an evaluation study. Program evaluation. Applications to health and mental health settings. emphasizes public health.
PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to common theoretical/empirical approaches used by sociologists to study health/illness. How content reflects social inequalities in health/illness. Social processes that shape experience of health/illness. prereq: [[Grad or professional school] student, previous experience with statistical software] or instr consent
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to assessing/assuring quality of care. Emphasizes both process and outcomes approaches, paralleling interest in appropriateness/effectiveness of care. Issues around creating needed behavioral changes.
PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Current literature on nutrition needs/factors affecting nutritional status of adults and the elderly. Relevant community resources. prereq: Grad student or professional school student or instr consent
PUBH 6955 - Using Policy to Address the Weight-Related Health of Child and Adolescent Populations
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 3955/PubH 6955
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of federal, state, local policy approaches. National initiatives for prevention of child and adolescent obesity. Specific policies will be discussed at local, state, federal levels. Extensive discussion on evidence of impact of policies on child and adolescent weight.
PUBH 7565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Designing/creating new care delivery services/experiences. Exploiting opportunities for innovation. Overcoming obstacles. Capturing value.
PUBH 7584 - Health Care and Medical Needs
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differentiation between aging process and disease process. Common conditions/diseases associated with aging.
PUBH 7590 - Gerontology for Healthcare Managers
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Covers physical, biological, social, and psychological aspects of the aging process.
PUBH 7591 - Independent Study: Health Care Administration
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study supervised by a health care administration faculty member. prereq: instr consent
SCO 6041 - Project Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Companies in a wide-range of industries (such as agri-business, aerospace, construction, manufacturing, and medical technology) use Project Management for New Product Development, implementing strategic initiatives, and other business objectives. In the course of your career, those in business, government, and even non-profit organizations will spend a significant amount of their professional career either participating in, or leading projects. While every project is by definition unique in scope, some concepts and tools are considered industry best practices and are internationally recognized via the certification programs of the Project Management Institute. The course will focus on scheduling and critical path analysis, time management, cost estimating, resource utilization, and risk management. Specific tools will include Earned Value Management and the quantitative techniques for estimating schedule risk. The latter will include estimating task durations and the probabilities for project completion by specific time periods. The course will conclude an introduction of Agile Methodologies and Scrum.
SCO 6045 - Strategic Sourcing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Procurement and supply management has become increasingly visible in a world where supply is a major determinant of organizational success. Supply chain performance influences not only operational and financial risks but also reputational risk. Although this course explores cost containment and supply process improvement methods, it also pushes into revenue enhancement. The job of the supply manager today goes way beyond the scope of value and efficiency to the search for competitive advantage through the supply network. In addition to organizing the supply function for strategic advantage, the course explores strategic sourcing, supplier selection and evaluation techniques, supplier development methods, global sourcing techniques, as well as legal and ethical challenges. High-performance supply managers live for the challenges associated with building and maintaining a high-performance supply chain.
SCO 6051 - Service Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Both business customers and consumers seek fulfillment of their wants and solutions to their needs ? resolving customer problems via one-stop complete service models. This course addresses creating and delivering customer solutions via multi-faceted product-service bundles. The approach uses a structured framework of defining tangible goods and services, intangible service activities, and psychological benefits that customers are seeking. Most course time is spent developing a service delivery system to create and deliver the offering: designing and mapping process flows, applying operations research techniques for analyzing queueing models, determining appropriate applications of automation, and using operations analysis to balance capacity and demand. The course also covers developing systems for managing variability, service quality, queues, and customer psychology in real time during service delivery. prereq: [MBA 6220 or equiv], MBA student
SCO 6091 - Process Improvement Methods
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: OMS 6059/SCO 6059/SCO 6091
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course introduces the tools and problem solving techniques for process improvement. While organized around the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) terms used in Six Sigma, the class will also include concepts from Root Cause Analysis and Lean Thinking. While our focus is on implementing process improvements from a manager?s perspective, numerous technical tools to identify and implement process improvements, plus the quantitative methods used to identify capacity capabilities, utilization rates, and bottlenecks will be presented through a series of problems and practical exercises. In addition, the course will consider broader aspects of process improvement that includes an understanding organizational change, the importance of Change Management, and aligning process improvements with strategy.
SCO 6092 - Supply Chain Risk and Security
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
This course covers the organizational and behavioral aspects of managing quality, risk, and security within and across organizations. It covers various frameworks such as ISO 28000 (security) as a starting point. It covers various organizational issues such as managing organizational culture and navigating across national boundaries to address quality, risk, and security issues. It draws on various management theories to understand how to manage quality, risk, security, and disruptions across the supply chain. The course draws on examples from a variety of industries and government.
SCO 6096 - Supply Chain Management in the Health Care and Medical Devices Sector
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The course advances an end-to-end, supply chain?centric view of the health care and medical devices sector ? i.e., linking the development of care to the delivery of care: ?from bench to bed.? The course highlights the interdependencies between organizations on the upstream (e.g., medical devices, pharma, and biotech firms) and downstream (e.g., hospitals and clinics) of the health care supply chain. Topics addressed in the course include: managing supply chain risks with rapid growth in adverse events and recalls related to medical devices and drugs; delivering pandemic care; reducing the disparities in health care delivery in underserved communities around the world. Implications of scientific and technological advancements ? specifically, precision medicine, surgical robots, mobile & wearable devices, telemedicine? for designing and sustaining health care supply chains will be a theme that will run through the entire course. Analytic methods covered in the course to inform decisions related to the development and delivery of care include statistical methods (e.g., multivariate regression, time-series analysis), optimization methods (e.g., linear programming) and predictive analytic methods (e.g., random forest). Through a combination of operations analysis case studies and hands-on exercises, students learn to evaluate configurations of healthcare supply chains, and design and sustain responsive, reliable, resilient and responsible healthcare supply chains. The final course project involves designing and testing of prototype systems for evaluating physical and mental healthcare supply chains.
SCO 6098 - Operations Excellence via Lean Thinking
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course introduces the concepts and theory of quality control, philosophical foundations of lean thinking, and technical concepts related to flow and pull, and tools such as value stream mapping, A3, and 5S. Students learn to identify, measure, and eliminate non-value added activities; process capability analysis; statistical process control; and acceptance sampling from extended value chains in manufacturing and service settings through hands-on exercises.
PUBH 6580 - Behavioral Health Services Delivery
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
The purpose of this course is to introduce and develop students? knowledge- and understanding of mental health disorders and business principles of service delivery. The course is designed to give students an understanding of mental health care services delivered across different organizational and governmental structures as well as payment models. Students will be able to apply a deeper understanding of mental health disorders and treatment models in the context of a dynamic and varied healthcare continuum. Students will complete a mix of individual and group assignments to demonstrate their understanding of the subject matter. Course lectures will be delivered through an asynchronous design to allow students the flexibly during the week. There will be check in sessions weekly or as needed for class discussion and review of material.
ANTH 5009 - Human Behavioral Biology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth introduction to, and critical review of, human behavioral biology, examining the approaches in anthropology and related fields. Classic texts/recent empirical studies of humans and other species. Theoretical underpinnings of this new discipline/how well theoretical predictions have been supported by subsequent research.
CSPH 5000 - Explorations in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Research and practice on therapies, delivery of integrative and complementary therapies, and regulatory issues. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
By the end of the course, students will demonstrate an understanding of the overall field of integrative healing practices, which includes both integrative and alternative (CAM) therapies. The course will cover theoretical framework, safety, efficacy, and evidence for various therapies and practices. The online version of this course is an approved 1Health Interprofessional Education (IPE) activity. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5115 - Cultural Awareness, Knowledge and Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
How knowledge can become resource for individual, family, community health. Interactive glimpse of wisdom of cultural communities. Develop capacity to see culture within professional education/practice. Cultural constructs underpinning medical system, role of culture in interaction between practitioner/patient, role of reconnection to cultural heritage in healing. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5513 - Living Well, Dying Well: Empowering Patient Communication at the End of Life
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Students will learn how to provide compassionate and effective care at the end of life, including appropriate communication with patients, families, and healthcare providers at crucial points of care. Students will also explore their own perspectives about end of life and learn the importance of self-care. The course will help students reframe end-of-life care from a focus on medical death to an emphasis on humane dying through reflection on values, hopes, and plans. Students will learn to support individuals through personal connection and the sharing of narratives and wisdom.
CSPH 5711 - Optimal Healing Environments
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course focuses on the development and implementation of optimal healing environments (OHE) as a healthcare innovation. You will examine the evidence base supporting design, human and care processes and begin to explore how OHE are created. An emphasis will be placed on identifying models of optimal healing environments and leadership strategies that support the diffusion of innovation. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
HINF 5430 - Foundations of Health Informatics I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introductory survey of health informatics, focusing on foundational concepts. Topics covered include: conceptualizations of data, information, and knowledge; current terminologies, coding, and classification systems for medical information; ethics, privacy, and security; systems analysis, process and data modeling; human-computer interaction and data visualization. Lectures, readings, and exercises highlight the intersections of these topics with electronic health record systems and other health information technology. prereq: Junior, senior, grad student, professional student, or instr consent
HINF 5531 - Health Data Analytics and Data Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Data science methods and techniques for the extraction, preparation, and use of health data in decision making. prereq: Junior or senior or professional student or grad student or instr consent
NURS 7606 - Relationship-Based Leadership and Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Concepts, theories, and practices that support relationship-based leadership and management. Framework/set of tools to provide leadership in an empowered organization. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5108 - Board leadership development
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Nonprofit board governance. Governance models, roles/responsibilities, ethics/dynamics. Current research/concepts along with students' current board experiences to illuminate challenges/explore solutions that build board leadership competencies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PA 5926 - Presentation Skills: How to Inspire Your Audience and Change the World
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Learn techniques for making effective, persuasive presentations to different kinds of audiences. Practice is essential to improve speaking skills and reduce anxiety. Students practice by recording brief weekly presentations and making class presentations in a supportive environment. Techniques for using Powerpoint to create effective slides are practiced. Course components include presentation assignments; peer reviews; readings/videos and reflections; and class participation. May be repeated once.
PHAR 5201 - Applied Medical Terminology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: Phar 1002/Phar 5201
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Interested in learning the difference between an antigen and an antibiotic? During this course, you will not only increase your medical vocabulary by more than 2500 words at your own pace, you will also learn to identify and articulately describe a wide variety of medical conditions and processes. Communication related to disease states, procedures, and diagnostics in health care can sometimes seem like another language. This course will help you recognize medical abbreviations, relate terms to procedures and diagnostics, and comprehend the meaning of medical terminology by using word elements. If you are interested in the health care field or would like to understand more about your own medical care, this course is a great place to start. Prereq: Basic knowledge of human anatomy/physiology
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills.
PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Extent and causes of social inequalities in health. Degree to which understanding of these inequalities is hampered by methodological limitations in health research. Focuses on individual, community, and policy approaches to reducing social inequalities in health.
PUBH 6066 - Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Taught with Powderhorn-Phillips Cultural Wellness Center. Introduction to community building/organizing. Using culture as a resource for health, reducing barriers, identifying community assets, planning organizing strategy, understanding the impact of history. Emphasizes self-reflection and skill-building for authentic, grassroots community work.
PUBH 6094 - Interventions to Address Weight-Related Health and Eating Disorders
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Examine obesity epidemic, eating disorders, prevention and treatment approaches at multiple levels (individual, social, environmental, policy), links between obesity and eating disorders.
PUBH 6107 - Excel and Access Skills in Public Health Settings
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Hands-on course on computer skills to learn a wide range of methods to manipulate public health data. Students will be given ?raw? datasets and practice computer methods to clean, filter, recode, combine, tabulate and report data within the Excel and Access environments. The course is ideal for students who may not pursue more advanced quantitative training but still want to feel comfortable using these widely available programs to produce quality datasets for further analysis, and to generate summary results or reports in their work as public health practitioners.
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to key issues in global health. Global burden of disease. Cultural issues/health. Nutrition. Infectious diseases. Environmental problems. Women/children. Prereq Grad student.
PUBH 6134 - Sustainable Development and Global Public Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Effects of globalization on social/sustainable development. Population, war, economics, urbanization, environment, water/sanitation, communicable/non-communicable conditions. New infectious/chronic diseases, food security/environmental health. prereq: Credit will not be granted if received for 6100 or 6365
PUBH 6370 - Social Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
How a society's social interactions, past and present, yield differential exposures and differences in health outcomes between persons who make up populations. New disease-specific risk factors. How well-known exposures emerge and are maintained by social system.
PUBH 6578 - Negotiation Strategies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: MHA student or instructor permission
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
The central issues of this course deal with understanding the behavior of individuals, groups and organizations on the context of competitive situations. prereq: MHA student or instructor permission
PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Life Course and Equity Perspectives
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
This course is focused on 1) major causes of illness at each phase of fetal, infant, and child development, 2) how the social determinants of health interact with underlying biology in early life to shape health over the life course, and 3) evidence-based child public health programs and interventions.
PUBH 6702 - Integrative Leadership Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Are you interested in working across government, business, and the non-profit sector for public good? Are you wondering how you can create sustainable shared leadership on challenges that can best be addressed together? This course explores multi-sector leadership and related governance and management challenges from a variety of perspectives and provides an opportunity for students to work together to apply what they are learning individually and in teams through in-class exercises and a final team project. The course is taught by a team of interdisciplinary faculty and considers different contexts, forms, and specific examples of multisector leadership that can enable transformative action to tackle a significant societal issue and achieve lasting change. prereq: University of Minnesota doctoral student or master's student
PUBH 6727 - Health Leadership and Effecting Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of leadership models and competencies, particularly as applied to organizational change. Applications to individual self-development and to health care organizations. prereq: Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate student or [health services research, policy/admin] MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6735 - Principles of Health Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 6735/PubH 6835.
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the policy environment that influences and shapes public health and the provision of health care services, to enhance understanding of the historical and political context of health policy, to develop strategies for analysis of health policy issues, and to communicate effectively in the policy environment. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for PubH 6835.
PUBH 6744 - State Health Policy and Politics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Half semester. Federal health reform debate and debate over reinstating the MN General Assistance Medical Care program. Intergovernmental relationship between the federal and state governments in health policy and finance; role of state and local policy makers and policy advocates. Political context for state health policy development.
PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/practical applications of concepts, tools, techniques of continuous quality improvement (QI) in public health/health care.
PUBH 6772 - Health Disparities Capstone Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Readings and discussion-based seminar. Readings emphasize practice and policy solutions to health disparities. prereq: CSPH 5115 OR PubH 6066 OR PUBH 6055 OR PUBH 6855, 2d yr MPH student completing SPH health disparities interdisciplinary concentration] or instr consent
PUBH 6804 - Mental Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Social-psychological processes that shape experience of mental health/illness. Consequences of disorders for individuals, families, and communities. Epidemiology research, theories of mental health/illness. Effect of policies related to organizing/financing services.
PUBH 6805 - Introduction to Project Management for Health Professionals
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Core concepts/skills for managing projects effectively, making sure they are completed on time, within budget, meeting performance objectives. prereq: Matriculation in master's program in School of Public Health, or instr consent
PUBH 6813 - Managing Electronic Health Information
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Managing health information is a central function of health care organizations. Information is used for managing population health, profiling providers, and measuring quality. This course describes relational data theory, normalization, and Structured Query Language (SQL) will be used to create and query databases. Students will be introduced to the basic programming skills necessary to manage data in research projects. Programming aspects of the course will use SQL procedure in the SAS language. prereq: Admission to a University of Minnesota Masters program or Permission of instructor.
PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 6034/PubH 6852
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understanding an evaluation study. Program evaluation. Applications to health and mental health settings. emphasizes public health.
PUBH 6855 - Medical Sociology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to common theoretical/empirical approaches used by sociologists to study health/illness. How content reflects social inequalities in health/illness. Social processes that shape experience of health/illness. prereq: [[Grad or professional school] student, previous experience with statistical software] or instr consent
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to assessing/assuring quality of care. Emphasizes both process and outcomes approaches, paralleling interest in appropriateness/effectiveness of care. Issues around creating needed behavioral changes.
PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Current literature on nutrition needs/factors affecting nutritional status of adults and the elderly. Relevant community resources. prereq: Grad student or professional school student or instr consent
PUBH 6955 - Using Policy to Address the Weight-Related Health of Child and Adolescent Populations
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 3955/PubH 6955
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of federal, state, local policy approaches. National initiatives for prevention of child and adolescent obesity. Specific policies will be discussed at local, state, federal levels. Extensive discussion on evidence of impact of policies on child and adolescent weight.
PUBH 7565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Designing/creating new care delivery services/experiences. Exploiting opportunities for innovation. Overcoming obstacles. Capturing value.
PUBH 7584 - Health Care and Medical Needs
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Differentiation between aging process and disease process. Common conditions/diseases associated with aging.
PUBH 7590 - Gerontology for Healthcare Managers
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Covers physical, biological, social, and psychological aspects of the aging process.
PUBH 7591 - Independent Study: Health Care Administration
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Independent study supervised by a health care administration faculty member. prereq: instr consent
PUBH 7537 - Healthcare Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of corporate/not-for-profit finance/insurance concepts integrated/applied to health care. Capital/operating budgets. Medicare's payment systems for hospitals/physicians, risk-adjusted capitation payment systems. Population-based health care finance, managed care. Prereq: MHA student or instructor consent.
PUBH 7541 - Statistics for Health Management Decision Making
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Variation. Frequency distribution, measurement, probability, graphing. Significance tests, estimation, trends. Data handling. Modeling, odds ratios. Prevalence, incidence/vital statistics. Research applications. Statistical approach to rational administrative decision making. Prereq: MHA student or instructor consent.
PUBH 7542 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Almost 20 years ago in the United States the Institute of Medicine published To Err is Human, transparently noting that between 44,000 and 98,000 people in that country die every year as a result of medical errors; further research has shown that patients in all countries are subject to unintended harm as a result of their interaction with our healthcare systems. Not only are these errors devastating to those who have them, they harm providers and cost billions of dollars a year. Additionally, as the healthcare landscape shifts rapidly from one build upon volume to a value-based system, health systems and countries face an ever more urgent need to improve quality and safety for the populations they serve. This course will review the role of the health system leader in addressing the challenge of improving quality, safety, and value. Modules will specifically address: an overview of quality improvement and patient safety, data and common improvement models, patient safety techniques, the administrator’s role in the creation of the culture of safety, future trends in quality, safety, and value. Course Goals: a. Understand the patient, system, and population impacts of the current quality and safety challenges faced by healthcare b. Describe common models used for improvement work c. Understand the role that providers and health system leaders play in quality improvement and patient safety efforts d. Utilize common tools of quality and safety e. Balance system and personal responsibilities in quality improvement and patient safety f. Be familiar with common terminology and techniques such as PDSA, Lean, RCA, and Six Sigma Course is reserved for students enrolled in Executive Masters in Healthcare Administration Program – School of Public Health.
PUBH 7547 - Health Care Human Resource Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship between human resources management/general management. Work/human resources. Compensation/benefits, personnel planning, recruitment/selection, training/development. Employee appraisal/discipline. Union-management relations. Prereq: MHA student or instructor consent.
PUBH 7551 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understanding of/improvement in competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services/public health organizations.
PUBH 7553 - Health Care Management Ethics
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ethical issues faced by health care managers as leaders of organization, members of profession, coodinators of clinical processes. Perspectives of managerial, organizational, professional, clinical ethics. Prereq: MHA student or instructor consent.
PUBH 7554 - Health Care Strategy and Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Managing marketing function. Marketing planning, strategy, management concepts. Identifying marketing problems/opportunities. Constructing, evaluating, managing marketing plan. Prereq: MHA student or instructor consent.
PUBH 7555 - Health Economics
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
General principles of health economics applied to issues in health. Implications for health policy. Prereq: MHA student or instructor consent.
PUBH 7556 - Health and Health Systems
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
U.S. health care system/health policy process. Current challenges in areas of health care delivery, financing, policy.
PUBH 7560 - Operations Research and Quality in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Using systems perspective to develop models to analyze/improve health care operations. Identifying data needs/sources to model structures, processes, outcomes of care.
PUBH 7562 - Information Technology in Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Managing information as strategic resource within health care organizations. Designing information technology systems to capture, combine, transform information to measure processes/outcomes of care, support collaborative clinical decision making, support management decisions. Prereq: MHA student or instructor consent.
PUBH 7564 - Private Purchasers of Health Care
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development/organization of HMOs/PPOs. Risk sharing, provider contracts, utilization management, quality improvement, marketing, new product development. Employer relations. Medicare/Medicaid contracting. Budget processing. Financial performance. Government regulations.
PUBH 7565 - Innovation of Healthcare Services
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Designing/creating new care delivery services/experiences. Exploiting opportunities for innovation. Overcoming obstacles. Capturing value.
PUBH 7566 - Executive Capstone in Healthcare Leadership
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Seminar course supporting students as they complete capstone project. Prereq: MHA student or instructor consent.
PUBH 7569 - Health Care Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Public policy environment surrounding health care/public health systems. Political context of health policy. Approaches to policy formation/analysis. Tools/strategies for influencing health policy outcomes.
PUBH 7576 - Legal Considerations in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Laws affecting administration of hospitals/other healthcare organizations. Administrative law, corporate/business law, labor law, civil liability, tax-related issues. Legal issues relevant to administration, decision making, planning.
PUBH 7533 - Leading with Impact in Healthcare
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course is offered in the final term of the Executive MHA degree and is designed to enhance students' abilities to be effective leaders in health care organizations. The course will discuss the core theory and concepts of leadership, the principles of managed and adaptive change methods, and leadership impact on teams, culture and community. Concepts from previous courses will be reexamined, specifically in reference to their leadership implications (management, ethics, making changes in healthcare, quality and patient safety, etc.) In addition, it is offered alongside the Capstone course so that leadership perspectives can and will be incorporated into their final Capstone deliverable. Students will conduct 360 feedback exercises to understand their strengths and areas for improvement as a leader and use the results of that assessment to develop a plan for their personal leadership career development. We will explore leadership practices that will positively affect team outcomes, organization culture, and community relations. Reading and online resource requirements include books, articles, video, and other talks focused on multiple facets of leadership, change, and culture. Small group and class discussions focus on applying concepts from the readings/online resources to leadership in a variety of health care and public health settings. Students will be provided assignments where they will apply learnings and concepts to current leadership challenges they are experiencing. Discussion boards will be utilized to post questions, experiences, and learnings that have occurred through experimentation and theory testing. These learnings may be cited in the final Capstone deliverable.
PUBH 7538 - Health Financial Principles
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
This course covers basic concepts of accounting, finance, and financial management of health care organizations, including how organizations utilize and report financial data and use that data to make decisions. This course will serve as a prerequisite for the more advanced finance courses that are in the health management curriculum. The primary objective of this course is to impart administrative/managerial knowledge and financial/accounting theory and technique required in managing healthcare organizations within today?s evolving environment. The elements of this course will teach the fundamental concepts of healthcare accounting, healthcare finance, including both accounting and financial management principles with emphasis on the current financial environment in which providers operate. The primary purpose of this course is to present the basic accounting concepts and financial management techniques (e.g. cost allocation, pricing and service decisions, budgeting) that are most critical to managerial decision making within healthcare organizations. This course is constructed in such a manner to assist each student in the development of their individual managerial skills, consistent with the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Competency Model Demonstration, in which the School of Public Health is a participant. Prereq: MHA student or instructor consent.
PUBH 7570 - Topics: Healthcare Administration
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Selected readings in healthcare administration. Discussion based on readings. prereq: dept consent
PUBH 7525 - Introduction to Population Health: A Health System Perspective
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
We will work from the definition that Population Health is the examination of large amounts of human data to address issues of health status and issues in aggregate to address the needs of large groups of people (populations). In other words, Population Health is concerned with the distribution of resources to overcome problems that drive poor health conditions in the population. This definition will be framed by the concept of Systems, which are human processes and social linkages that come together for a purpose. In this course, we will examine the factors that differentiate population health from public health, identify purpose of population health strategies, and discuss various intervention approaches. The course centers around a final project called a ?Population Health Strategy.? Each week, students will learn skills and techniques that support the completion of a final project. Students will answer: ? What?s the health problem; ? Who is the population of interest; ? Who are the stakeholders and partners; ? What is the outcome you hope to improve; ? How will you achieve that goal; and ? How will you message this plan? As you work to build this strategy, you will be asked to consider the social and environmental influences of illness and disease as well as many of the organizational challenges of implementation and outreach. Throughout this journey, you will read a diverse selection of academic and professional writing, all focused on giving you the breadth and depth of knowledge you will need to create a strong population health strategy. One of the ways you will engage with this material is through weekly presentations (group) and writing assignments (short). These will help you progress through the material and hone skills you will need as leaders in the Health Administration workforce.