Health Policy and Management Courses


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Official course descriptions taken from the UNC Academic Catalog are below.

Additional courses may be added on a semester basis at discretion of the department. See the UNC Registrar’s Directory of Classes for courses by semester.

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Course Catalog
List of all courses taught by HPM faculty

HPM 310 Introduction to Law and Ethics in Health Administration (3). An introduction to health law and ethics for health administration undergraduate seniors. Fall.

HPM 315 Health Economics (3). Prerequisite, ECON 101. This course will provide students economic theory that will be applied to the market for health and health care. The goal is to give students the knowledge and experience to analyze health policy and management issues using economic concepts and tools.  Fall.

HPM 320 Introduction to Strategic Planning and Marketing (3). An introduction to the development and implementation of strategic planning and marketing processes in health care organizations. Spring.

HPM 330 Introduction to Health Organization Leadership, Management, and Behavior (3). Team-based service learning in a hospital, health center, or other organization to facilitate learning about leading teams, organizations, partnerships, and global initiatives. Change, conflict, human resources, and other topics are addressed through readings, cases, reflections, and guest practitioners. Fall.

HPM 340 Foundations of Healthcare Financial Management (3). Permission of instructor required for non-majors. Basic methods and techniques in financial management of healthcare programs including financial statement analysis, cost determination and allocation, pricing of services, and budgeting. Spring.

HPM 341 Information Systems, Technology, and Tools in Health Services Administration (3). The purpose of this course is to enhance students’ understanding of information systems and technology in health care, specifically focusing on the limitations of such technology.  Students will be introduced to MS Excel and MS Access and shown how tools within these programs can help to mitigate some of the limitations. Spring.

HPM 350 Introduction to Health Services Systems (3). HPM 350 and 352 provide an overview of the United States health system. HPM 350 reviews the organization, management, and financing of the United States health system and the resources required to provide health services. Both courses introduce students to careers in the field of health policy and management. Fall.

HPM 351 Policy Issues in Health Services Delivery (3). Restricted to HPM BSPH students. This seminar addresses current health services delivery concerns from policy perspectives. Guest speakers, debates, and development of issue papers are used to explore implications for access and quality of health care. Spring.

HPM 352 Introduction to Health Services Systems II (3). HPM 352, in conjunction with HPM 350, provides an overview of the U.S. health services system, including such topics as quality of care and managed care. The course also introduces students to careers in the field of health policy and management and helps students develop necessary communication skills. Spring.

HPM 393 Field Training in Health Policy and Management I (Total of 2 after completion). Prerequisite, health policy and management major. Required of all BSPH students in HPM. The first six weeks of a supervised 12-week administrative internship in a health care organization. Field training fee: $400.00. Summer I and Summer II.

HPM 420 Community and Public Health Security–Disasters, Terrorism, and Emergency Management Systems (3). This course examines systems for emergency management at federal, state, and local levels. The roles of emergency management, health services, and public health in disaster management are also reviewed. Every other week, evening online sessions required with instructors. Spring.

HPM 422 Emergency Management I–Analytic Methods (3). Introduction of analytical tools to assess, evaluate, map, and investigate disasters (including biological outbreaks). These tools will be used to improve planning and evaluation of disaster management programs. Every other week, evening online sessions required with instructors. Fall.

HPM 423 Emergency Management II–Disaster Management (3). Explores issues of preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation, and research in disaster management. Students will participate in evacuation decision making, volunteer management, and the development of a disaster exercise. Every other week, evening online sessions required with instructors. Spring.

HPM 470 Statistical Methods for Health Policy Management (3). Introduction of linear model approach to analysis of data in healthcare settings. Topics include probability distributions, estimation tests of hypotheses, methods in multiple regression, and analysis of variance and covariance. Fall.

HPM 472 Program Evaluation (3). Concepts and methods of the program evaluation paradigm as applied in health administration. Spring.

HPM 496 Readings in Health Policy and Management (1-6). Directed readings or research. Written reports are required. Fall, spring, summer.

HPM 550 Medical Journalism (HBEH 660, MEJO 560) (3). Prepares students to work as environmental and science journalists. The course emphasizes writing skills in all delivery formats and interpreting environmental, science, and medical information for consumers. Fall.

HPM 551 Medical Reporting for the Electronic Media (HBEH 561, MEJO 561) (3). Students work in teams to produce, shoot, script, and report environmental, science, and medical stories for broadcast on “Carolina Week”, the award-winning, student-produced television newscast. Spring.

HPM 552 Science Documentary Television (HBEH 562, MEJO 562) (3). Students work in teams to conceive, produce, and script mini-documentaries on environmental and science topics for broadcast on North Carolina Public Television. Fall.

HPM 571 Health and Human Rights (PLCY 570) (3). Course focuses on rights-based approaches to health, applying a human rights perspective to selected public health policies, programs, and interventions. Students will apply a formalistic human rights framework to critical public health issues, exploring human rights as both a safeguard against harm and a catalyst for health promotion. Fall.

HPM 600 Introduction to Health Policy and Management (3). Prerequisites, senior status and permission of the instructor; does not qualify as a core course or elective for HPM undergraduate majors. This course provides an overview of the United States health care system. Students will explore the system’s organization, financing, management, resources, and performance. For each topic, they will analyze relevant legislation and discuss current issues. Students will develop skills in policy research and analysis, health care system evaluation, and basic financial literacy. Fall, Spring, Summer I.

HPM 601 Issues in Healthcare (1). Lectures on current topics in health care. Fall, Spring.

HPM 605-610 Practice Application Journaling 1-6 (.5 each). Executive Master’s Program. This series of six field-based courses fulfills the practicum requirement for the Executive Master’s degrees. Students monitor their learning processes, identify where knowledge and skills learned in courses are helpful and relevant to areas of their professional responsibility, and apply that knowledge and those skills to actual work situations. Syllabi: 605, 606, 607, 608, 609, 610. Fall, Spring, Summer.

HPM 611 Public Health Concepts in a Systems Context (3). This course develops systems reasoning in health policy and management students through the application of systems techniques and systems thinking to core public health concepts in health policy and management, environmental health, epidemiology, and health behavior and health education. Spring.

HPM 620 Implementing Health Informatics Initiatives (3). Focuses on implementing informatics programs and projects in health organizations. Informatics initiatives aim to facilitate effective information use for the purpose of improving the quality of health services and/or efficiency of processes. Therefore, these initiatives have implications for various stakeholder groups, including consumers, practitioners, administrators, and policy makers. Spring.

HPM 630 IHI Course in Healthcare Quality Improvement (1.5). The IHI Certificate demonstrates an investment in further education and a strong knowledge base in quality improvement. Upon completion of this course, students will have met the requirements for the IHI Open School Certificate and participated in two in-person sessions. Fall, spring.

HPM 660 International and Comparative Health Systems (3). Methods of comparing health systems, examinations of related national health systems and analysis of related high prevalence health issues. Fall.

HPM 664 Globalization and Health (MHCH 664) (3). Globalization–its economic, environmental, political, technological, institutional, and sociocultural dimensions–historically and currently contributes to beneficial and adverse effects on population, community, and family and individual health.Spring.

HPM 691H Honors Research (3). Restricted to HPM BSPH students. Prerequisite: overall GPA of 3.3 by end of spring semester junior year in all UNC-Chapel Hill courses. Readings and seminars for undergraduates showing potential and talent for research. Students will design an independent research project, write a proposal, and complete an IRB application toward partial completion of an honors thesis. Fall.

HPM 692H Independent Honors Research (1-3). Prerequisites, HPM 691H and permission of the instructor. Students collect data, analyze and report findings, and make recommendations to complete an honor thesis and present findings in presentation/poster format. Spring.

HPM 697 BSPH Capstone (3). The capstone course is an “integrative exercise” for BSPH students prior to graduation. It is intended to simulate the integration of various disciplines–finance, human resources, ethics, policy, operations, and information technology–into a comprehensive and practical framework. Students work with healthcare organizations to solve financial or operational problems. Spring.

HPM 701 Professional Training I (Var.). Restricted to HPM majors. Supervised professional training; $550.00 fee. Fall.

HPM 702 Professional Training II (Var.). Restricted to HPM majors. Supervised professional training; $500.00 fee. Fall.

HPM 703 Professional Training III (Var.). Restricted to HPM majors. Supervised professional training; $500.00 fee. Spring.

HPM 705 Healthcare Management Skills Development Workshop (.5). Executive Master’s Program. This course is the first of two workshops for students in the Executive Master’s Program. These workshops are designed to provide students exposure to key cross cutting skills that will be used in the program. These skills also are essential for effective healthcare management. Fall.

HPM 706 Healthcare Management Skills Development Workshop II (.5). Executive Master’s Program. Prerequisite HPM 705. This course is the second of two workshops for students in the Executive Master’s Program. These workshops are designed to provide students exposure to key cross cutting skills that will be used in the program. These skills also are essential for effective healthcare management. Spring.

HPM 707 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health: a Population Perspective (3). Crosslisted as HBEH 705. This seminar course explores health challenges faced by LGBT populations. Discussions will span a variety of health behaviors and outcomes, determinants of health, developmental stages, identities, and settings. Students will be able to identify conceptual frameworks and considerations relevant in LGBT health research and practice. Spring.

HPM 710 Health Law (3). Permission of instructor required. An introduction to law and the legal system as it relates to the delivery and financing of health care. Fall.

HPM 713 Hospital Functions & Operations (2)This course provides exposure to the knowledge and skills required to solve the most pressing operational problems found across departments within today’s complex health care institutions. Spring.

HPM 714 Excel Modeling (3). This course focuses on using advanced features of Microsoft Excel to create efficient spreadsheet models of common and complex business problems. It challenges students to use critical thinking and analysis to find effective solutions to real-life situations. Spring.

HPM 715 Health Economics for Policy and Management (3). Provides training in the theory of health economics, and applies this theory to important issues in health policy and management. Fall. (syllabus section 002, MSPH)

HPM 716 Applied Quality Improvement Methods for Healthcare and Public Health (3). Crosslisted as MHCH 816/ PUBH 716. The course objective is to develop, implement, and test a solution to improve health care or public health delivery, using a model called the Model for Improvement (or MFI). The model uses three questions to scope the improvement project and four steps, Plan-Do-Check-Act, to implement and test solutions.

HPM 718 Readings in Mental Health Services Research and Policy (3). This course is an introduction to mental health services research and policy. Topics include the financing of mental health services, supply of services, quality measures, assessing need, and barriers to care. The course includes seminar presentations by local and nationally recognized experts in mental health services research and discussion sessions. Fall.

HPM 719 Introduction to Implementation Research and Practice (3). This course introduces the concepts, frameworks, and methods of implementation research and practice. By the end of this course, students will be able to explain the rationale for this field, identify guiding frameworks, assess multilevel barriers and facilitators, and address barriers and facilitators with implementation strategies tailored to specific contexts. Spring.

HPM 720 Management of Human Resources in Health Organizations (3). Permission of instructor required. Emphasis is on clarifying concepts of human resources management and identifying the importance of human resources in health organizations. Fall, spring.

HPM 725 Health Care Strategy and Marketing (3). Permission of instructor required. This course introduces students to strategic planning and marketing in health services organizations. Students develop practical skills such as assessing the internal and external environment, competitor analysis, and evaluating strategic alternatives in different health care settings. It also explores the role the governing board plays in strategy development and management. Spring.

HPM 726 Health Care Strategy and Marketing (4). Executive Master’s Program. This course introduces students to strategic planning and marketing in health services organizations. Students develop practical skills such as assessing the internal and external environment, competitor analysis, and evaluating strategic alternatives in different health care settings. It also explores the role the governing board plays in strategy development and management. Fall.

HPM 728 Leadership and Workforce Management Strategies in Healthcare Organizations (4). Executive Master’s Program. This course provides an introduction to leadership and management in healthcare organizations, with a particular focus on strategic human resources management. Modules include: self-development; organizational design and governance; power, politics and conflict; human resource processes; and organizational change and innovation. Spring.

HPM 730 Leadership and Management of Health Care Organizations (3). Overview of organizational theory and empirical findings appropriate to the design and behavior of health care organizations. Topics include the design of the organization, its performance, and its relationship to the environment. Fall.

HPM 734 Business Plan Development and Marketing (1). Business plan selection and development, completion of individual Capstone case requirements and extended marketing discipline from the Strategic Management class (HPM 725). Fall.

HPM 735 Advanced Concepts and Applications in Health Policy and Management (3). Restricted to HPM graduate students. Integrating and building upon the HPM master’s core, this comprehensive course focuses on organization policy-making and administration from the perspective of the CEO and top management. Spring, Summer.

HPM 740 Health Care Financial Accounting (2). This course introduces concepts of financial accounting to the non-accountant user of financial information. Basic accounting transactions, financial report preparation, concepts of accrual vs. cash accounting, not-for-profit health care accounting, and the analysis of health care organization financial reports. Fall.

HPM 741 Management Accounting for Health Administrators (3). Prerequisite, HPM 740. Permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Permission of the instructor for non-MHA majors. Covers selected topics in managerial accounting applied to health care. Spring.

HPM 742 Healthcare Finance I (3). Prerequisites: HPM 740, 741. This course focuses on financial management, analysis and decision-making and the use of spreadsheets to help make better financial decisions. The course includes the healthcare environment, basic financial management concepts, capital acquisition, and cost of capital, capital structure, and capital budgeting. Fall.

HPM 743 Healthcare Reimbursement (1). This online course in health care reimbursement is designed to provide students with relevant and current information about health care reimbursement methods and the complexities around it. After completion of the course, students should have an operational knowledge of health care reimbursement theory and practice. Fall.

HPM 744 Health Care Finance II, (2). Prerequisites: HPM 740, 741, 742. Focuses on capital allocation, financial condition analysis and forecasting, and other topics. Course is the conclusion to a five-course sequence in healthcare financial management. Each builds on the prior course with the intent of providing a comprehensive foundation in the concepts and practice of healthcare financial management.  Spring.

HPM 746 Introduction to Financial and Managerial Accounting for Healthcare Organizations (4). Executive Master’s Program. Focuses on learning and applying key financial and managerial accounting tools and concepts to healthcare problems. Provides a broad introduction to key concepts, issues, tools, and vocabulary useful for policymakers and administrators. Topics include: reading and analyzing healthcare financial statements, recording transactions, budgeting, full costing, incremental costing, and responsibility accounting. Spring.

HPM 747 Healthcare Finance (4). Executive Master’s Program. Prerequisite, HPM 746. The course focuses on financial management and analysis. The course includes the healthcare environment, basic financial management concepts, capital acquisition, cost of capital and capital structure, capital allocation, and working capital management. After completion of the course, students should be able to apply financial management concepts in real world healthcare settings. Fall.

HPM 748 Healthcare Policy and Economics of Healthcare Insurance (3). Executive Master’s MHA Program. This course provides students with an opportunity to investigate topics of healthcare policy and insurance from a finance and economics perspective. The course covers contemporary health policy topics in great depth and with a focus on economic and financial analysis as a tool to evaluate healthcare policies and proposed new legislation. Summer.

HPM 750 Introduction to Dental Public Health (3). Permission of instructor required. Survey of the theory and practice of public health dentistry with an emphasis on basic knowledge and skills necessary for planning and evaluating dental public health programs. Fall.

HPM 751 Dental Public Health Practice (3). Emphasis on knowledge of community measures for prevention and control of oral diseases, scientific basis for their use, and program design and evaluation for a specific population. Spring, summer.

HPM 752 Oral Epidemiology for Health Policy and Management (3). Prerequisite: EPID 600 or HPM 750; permission of the instructor for students lacking the prerequisite. Focuses on the epidemiology of oral disease and the implications and uses of this knowledge for dental health policy making and administration of dental programs. Fall.

HPM 754 Health Care in the United States: Structure and Policy (3). This core course is designed to provide students with an overview of the structure, systems, and policies of health care delivery in the United States. The goal is to increase students’ knowledge and abilities to analyze and address health care issues from both management and policy perspectives. Fall.

HPM 757 Health Reform: Political Dynamics and Policy Dilemmas (3). This course focuses on the political and policy dynamics of health care reform. Spring.

HPM 758 Underserved Populations and Health Reform (3). Students will gain an understanding of how the changes in the health care market affect care for underserved populations and will develop strategies to ensure that the needs of these populations are met. Fall.

HPM 759 Health Policy Development and Advocacy for Health Leaders (2). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). The course will familiarize students with the history of health reform in the US, explore issues in health policy, analyze the impact of health politics on policymaking. Spring.

HPM 760 Healthcare Quality and Information Management (3). Integrates essential methods and principles in healthcare quality and information management. Emphasis on use of information to measure and improve quality. Will include presentations, individual/group projects, exercises, group discussion. Fall.

HPM 762 Quality of Care (3). The quality of health care in the US has garnered significant attention. This course will examine: (1) the current state of the quality of care in the US; (2) approaches to assess quality of care, and (3) strategies that have been implemented or proposed to improve the quality of care. Fall.

HPM 765 Cancer Prevention and Control Seminar (3). An interdisciplinary overview of cancer prevention and control. Emphasis on projects and activities from perspectives of epidemiology, health behavior, and health policy and management. Appropriate research design and methodologies are covered. Fall.

HPM 766 Making Equity a Priority in Cancer Care Quality (3). This course examines recent work on defining, measuring, and improving cancer care quality, with special emphasis on inequities along the cancer care continuum and approaches for prioritizing equity in cancer care quality. Cancer care inequities according to race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and geography will especially be highlighted. Fall.

HPM 767 Implementation Science in Health (3). This course introduces the concepts, theories, and methods of disseminating and implementing evidence-based health, behavioral health, and social service interventions. The course also examines the methods for conducting rigorous research on dissemination and implementation. Spring.

HPM 769 Cancer Outcomes Research Seminar (1). The Cancer Outcomes Research Program (CORP) offers a weekly seminar for faculty, students, and fellows/trainees interested in multidisciplinary cancer outcomes research. Guest speakers’ topics include Quality of Care, Patient-reported Outcomes (PROs), Comparative Effectiveness, Health Informatics, Cancer Disparities, Decision Making, Dissemination/Implementation, and Health Economics, as related to cancer outcomes. Fall, spring.

HPM 770 Operations Research for Healthcare Systems (3). Review of the systems analysis process in healthcare systems. Deterministic and random models, mathematical programming, queueing, simulation, forecasting and measurement. Emphasis on model formulation and computer solution of decision models. Spring.

HPM 771 Introduction to Regression Models for Health Services Research (3). This course provides an introduction to regression models used in health services research. We will discuss both ordinary least squares regression models, in which the dependent variable is continuous, and logit models, in which the dependent variable is binary. Stata software will be used for examples and assignments. Spring.

HPM 772 Techniques for the Economic Evaluation of Health Care (3). Permission of instructor required. This course provides an investigation of the theory, methods, and application of economic evaluation to health care. Topics include basic methods used to identify policy issues, structure an economic evaluation, measure and summarize health outcomes and estimate their value to patients or to the public, and identify resources used and estimate their costs. Fall.

HPM 773 Introduction to Program Evaluation in Public Health and Health Care Settings (3). Executive Master’s Program. This course is an introduction to program evaluation in public health and health care settings. We discuss key concepts in planning, conducting, reporting, and utilizing evaluations. Through a semester-long project students develop a viable program evaluation design for a real-world program. Fall.

HPM 776 Health Information and Quality Tools (2). Executive Master’s Program. The HPM 776/777 and 776/778 course sequences integrate essential methods and principles in healthcare quality and information management, emphasizing use of information to measure and improve quality. Spring.

HPM 777 Health Information and Quality Applications (2). Executive Master’s MHA Program. The HPM 776/777 and 776/778 course sequences integrate essential methods and principles in healthcare quality and information management, emphasizing use of information to measure and improve quality. Spring.

HPM 778 Public Health Information and Quality Applications (1.5). Executive Master’s MPH Program. The HPM 776/777 and 776/778 course sequences integrate essential methods and principles in healthcare quality and information management, emphasizing use of information to measure and improve quality. Spring.

HPM 779 Operations Research for Healthcare Systems (4). Executive Master’s MHA Program. Healthcare administrators face a range of decisions: some strategic, some financial, others operational. Through your program of study, you are developing analytical and conceptual skills that will help you to make better decisions when the time comes. Spring.

HPM 780 Public Health Entrepreneurship (NUTR 780) (3). Permission of instructor required. Basic concepts underlying commercial and social entrepreneurship applied to public health, including guest lectures by individuals with proven success in these areas. Fall.

HPM 781 Seminar in Comparative Effectiveness Research (1). The course provides an overview of substantive and methodological issues in CER, including randomized controlled trials; inferences from observational studies; literature syntheses; decision sciences/decision modeling; dissemination and implementation science; cross-cutting skills (e.g., strengths and limitations of administrative and clinical databases and electronic health records for CER). Spring.

HPM 785 Advanced Decision Modeling (3). Prerequisite, HPM 772. This course covers advanced decision modeling methods in health care, including probabilistic sensitivity and value of information analysis, economic evaluation using clinical trial data, and discrete event simulation and agent-based/system dynamics modeling techniques. The course teaches analytical techniques and interpretation as well as and state-of-the-art best practices. Spring.

HPM 789 Master’s Paper Development (1). Second year MSPH or first year MPH students only. Permission of instructor required. Broad topics related to the development and management of a research project are covered. The major goal is the development and completion of a proposal to be submitted for independent master’s paper. Fall, spring.

HPM 790 Advanced Health Policy Analysis Health Policy Development, Health Policy Advocacy (3). This course is for master’s and doctoral students interested in health policy. The course is intended to go beyond an introduction to policy analysis to a discussion and exploration of theories of policy analysis in a context of competing democratic ethics and values. Spring.

HPM 793 Health Policy and Management Internship (1-2). Supervised field experience in approved health agencies. There is a field fee, $450. Fall, spring, summer.

HPM 794 Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement and Application in Healthcare Research and Practice (3). Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) include measures of health status, quality of life, and satisfaction with healthcare. This course provides an overview of the PRO measurement and research field, and discusses how to design and evaluate a PRO measure and best practices for integrating PRO in clinical research and healthcare settings. Spring.

HPM 804 Healthcare Database Research (DPOP 804) (3). Course provides foundational knowledge for using administrative health care claims and other relational data for health services research. Students learn to: manage large databases in SAS, identify key variables in administrative data, and design and implement a study protocol. Fall.

HPM 810 Leadership in Health Law and Ethics (2). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). Course is designed to provide learners with an introduction and overview of critical issues relating to law, ethics, and public health. Fall.

HPM 815 Graduate Health Economics Seminar (1). Class will meet every other week. Discussion of recent papers in health economics. Students must have solid knowledge of graduate microeconomics theory and econometrics. Fall, spring.

HPM 820 Organizational Leadership Theory and Practice (2). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). Focus is on the behavioral, power-influence, trait, and situational approaches to leadership. Addresses core leadership principles plus leadership-followership theory, transformational and strategic leadership, and creating change. Fall.

HPM 823 Leadership in Global Health Systems (2). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). This course analyzes health systems from a global perspective. Although health systems vary widely in their structure and performance, there is substantial similarity in the issues that they face. The course evaluates health systems from a system improvement perspective, by focusing on health system analysis and health system reform. In addition, the course focuses on ethical issues of health leadership in global perspective. Summer.

HPM 830 Translational Health Disparities: Research, Practice & Policy (3). This course will focus on the concepts, principles, methods, and applications of health disparities science, practice, and policy. It will integrate principles and practice of community engagement. Experts from diverse disciplines will give lectures on health disparities research, practice, and policy. Student teams will work on real life case studies. Spring.

HPM 860 Population Perspectives for Health (1). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). A review of how the population perspective is used to create programs and social change for health in the United States. Fall.

HPM 871 Seminar in Teaching Health Policy and Management (1). Problems and processes of teaching health policy and administration, including supervised practicum experience. Fall.

HPM 872 Selected Topics in Health Policy and Management: Advanced Seminar (3). Prerequisite, permission of the instructor. Integrated study of selected theory and research as it relates to the organization and delivery of health services. Separate seminars are developed to correspond to the doctoral student’s specific interests and needs. Spring.

HPM 873 Policy Seminar in Health Policy and Management (1). Seminar on policy issues in Health Policy and Management. Fall and spring.

HPM 874 Advanced Research Seminar in Health Policy and Management (1)
This seminar will develop core competencies through a: (1) journal club to develop competencies in research design and expose students to diverse content and methodologies; and (2) a professional development series. Fall and spring.

HPM 880 Mathematical and Statistical Tutorial (1). Review of mathematical and statistical concepts used in HPM 881-883. Introduction to statistical programming language. Fall.

HPM 881 Linear Regression Models (3). Permission of instructor required (with exception of HPM PhD students). Prerequisite: BIOS 600 or equivalent background in probability theory/statistics for student lacking the prerequisite. Required preparation, matrix algebra, derivatives, logs/exponentials, and Stata. This course is an introduction to linear regression models. Topics include least squares regression, multicollinearity, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, and hypothesis testing. Spring.

HPM 882 Advanced Methodology in Health Policy and Management Research (3). Prerequisite: HPM 881, or permission of the instructor. This course is an introduction to linear regression models. Topics include linear algebra, least squares regression, multicollinearity, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, and hypothesis testing. Fall.

HPM 883 Analysis of Categorical Data (3). Prerequisites: HPM 881 and 882 or equivalent. This course is an introduction to the analysis of categorical data using maximum likelihood and other non-linear techniques and specification tests. Topics include models in which the dependent variable is not continuous, including logit, probit, censored data, two-part, and count models. Spring.

HPM 884 Overview to Health Services Research/Health Policy (3). Pre-doctoral standing or permission of the instructor. This course provides an overview of the field of health services research and health policy. It introduces basis components of the research process, including literature synthesis, development of a research question and hypothesis, and use of conceptual models to guide research questions. Fall.

HPM 885 Health Services/Health Policy Research Methods (3). Prerequisite, HPM 884. This course explores how to develop answerable, policy-relevant, ethical research questions; operationalize questions with actionable specific aims and identify optimal research design for answering a particular question. It introduces primary data collection methods (e.g., interviews, focus groups, surveys) and secondary data sources (e.g., administrative claims, medical, records). Spring.

HPM 886 Advanced Health Services Research Methods Applications (3). Prerequisites: HPM 884 and 885. This course focuses on applications of research methods that are relevant to health services and health policy researchers. Skills and topics covered in HPM 884 and HPM 885. Fall.

HPM 893 Public Health Informatics Practicum (2). Course will help students: conduct research, develop public health informatics tools/projects, and further develop professional skills and knowledge essential in the public health informatics field. Students will participate in weekly (2 hr) informatics discussions with practicum preceptors and have an opportunity to meet and interact with successful health informatics professionals. Spring.

HPM 930 Doctoral Seminar in Organizational Theory and Health Care Organizations (3). Permission of the instructor for non-doctoral students. Review and application of selected developments in organization theory to health services research. Fall.

HPM 940 Leadership in Health Informatics (2). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). This two credit hour course introduces health leaders to the new field of health informatics. Topics include approaches to managing information and applying it to improve the delivery of health services in diverse settings. Summer.

HPM 945 Dissertation Planning and Preparation I (2). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). Part of a sequence to guide students in planning, development, and implementation of DrPH dissertations. Designed to prepare students to identify appropriate research topics, plan the approach, organize, and write. Summer.

HPM 947 Dissertation Planning and Preparation III (1). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). The purpose of this course is to build on students’ progress on work initiated in HPM 945 and continue to guide students through the steps necessary to complete a dissertation proposal. In collaboration with faculty, learners will assess the current state of their proposals and complete revisions and additional refinements, culminating in dissertations that are ready to be defended by fall of the third year in the program. Summer.

HPM 950 The Research Process (1). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). The course introduces doctoral students to the world of scientific and policy inquiry. It emphasizes the goal, structure, and content of the dissertation that will be written in the latter part of the program. Fall.

HPM 951 Literature Review and Appraisal (2). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). This course is the second in a sequence of courses in research design and methods in the executive DrPH program. The course explores the nature and process of scientific inquiry in the field of public health, establishing a foundation for methodological exploration, and focusing on the process of developing researchable questions. Spring.

HPM 952 Community Involvement in Research (1). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). Relevant literature and guest speakers will highlight cases depicting different levels of community involvement in public health research. Summer.

HPM 953 Essentials of Practice Based Research (2). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). Designed to provide DrPH students with grounding in basic quantitative and qualitative research techniques used in health services research. Topics include types of research designs, measurement scales and coding nomenclatures, analytical techniques for quantitative data, research techniques for primary data collection, research opportunities with secondary data, and qualitative research methods. Spring.

HPM 955 Health Strategy (2). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). The purpose of this class is to enhance participants’ behavioral complexity as leaders. Examines several major approaches to organizational strategy. Topics include diversification, transaction cost economics, agency theory, the resource-based view of the firm, and processes of strategic decision making. Summer.

HPM 956 Fundamentals of Research Analysis (3). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). This course will provide students with “hands-on” experience in qualitative, quantitative, and policy analytical techniques. Fall.

HPM 957 Leading Sustainable Change: Operating Beyond the Board Room (1). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). The course will help students understand and master what successful top organizational leaders must do to create change, both within and outside their organizations. Spring.

HPM 958 Financial Leadership in the Era of Sarbanes-Oxley (3). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). The course will help students understand the major concepts of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and be able to apply them to their own organizations whether public or nonpublic, for profit or not-for-profit. Fall.

HPM 959 Strategic Management in Health Leadership (2). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). The purpose of this class is to enhance participants’ competence in leading within complex and dynamic systems. Spring.

HPM 962 Marketing and Public Relations for Health Leaders (2). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). This course is one of a series of leadership courses in the executive DrPH. Its main purpose is to help students understand public health from the perspective of external audiences. Summer.

HPM 963 Program Evaluation for Health Leaders (2). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). This course is one of a series of research courses in the executive DrPH. Its main purpose is to help students understand the purposes of evaluation. Summer.

HPM 964 Implementation Research and Practice (1). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). This course will provide an overview of implementation research and practice. It will introduce students to guiding conceptual frameworks; barriers, facilitators, and implementation strategies at the intervention, individual, organizational, and policy levels; core issues related to sustainment and scale-up; and designs and methods to evaluate implementation research and practice efforts. Fall.

HPM 965 Cultural Awareness, Cultural Competence, and Health (1). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). We will examine the ways in which culture and cultural competency intersects with health, and how public health efforts (domestic-global) can benefit by understanding relationships between culture and health. Class sessions will be a combination of presentations by the instructor, class discussions, and student presentations. Two papers are required. Spring.

HPM 966 Systems Thinking and Collective Impact (1). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). This course has two parts, both focused on applying practical, structured systems thinking approaches to improve care, service delivery systems, policy, and/or environments in which we live. The first part of the course is person-centered – applying systems thinking tools to understand individuals’ experiences as the foundation for driving change. The second part uses systems thinking to “zoom out” and see the broader system around a population health challenge. Spring.

HPM 967 Quality Improvement (1). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). Provides an introduction and overview of quality improvement efforts in health care. Explores the evidence for why quality improvements are needed, measurements of how health care quality is determined as well as how to implement and manage successful quality improvement techniques. Spring.

HPM 968 Managing the Healthcare Workforce (1). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). Workforce issues play a central role in virtually all organizational problems and challenges. At times, workforce issues may be the primary cause of a problem, while in other cases, they may be one of several underlying causes. Similarly, it is difficult to identify a solution to an organizational problem that does not involve some aspect of workforce management. In this course, we will sample some of the most common workforce challenges and look at alternative ways of addressing them. Summer.

HPM 969 Program Planning (1). Executive Doctoral Program in Health Leadership (DrPH). The course focuses on approaches to plan programs that promote individual and community health. The course is anchored in the Intervention Mapping approach. Students will develop an understanding of the essential steps in the program planning process: needs assessments, establishing program goals and objectives, and selecting and developing program strategies. Summer.

HPM 992 Master’s Paper (Var.).

HPM 994 Doctoral Dissertation (Var.).


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HPM 320Introduction to Strategic Planning and Marketing (HPM BSPH Core Course) (3)
An introduction to the philosophy, methods, and models of strategic planning in health care systems. Related disciplines include marketing, management, organizations, and systems and decision analyses. HPM BSPH students only.
Section: 001
Instructor: Carter
Days and Time: R; 3:30-6:15 pm
Location:
MC 2306

HPM 340 – Foundations of Healthcare Financial Management (3)
Basic methods and techniques in financial management of healthcare programs including financial statement analysis, cost determination and allocation, pricing of services, and budgeting.
Section: 001
Instructor: Farmer
Days and Time: TR; 11:00 am-12:15 pm
Location:
RO 228

HPM 351 – Policy Issues in Health Services Delivery (3)
Prerequisite: Senior standing or permission of instructor. This seminar addresses current health services delivery concerns from policy perspectives. Guest speakers, debates, and development of issue papers are used to explore implications for access and quality of healthcare.
Section: 001
Instructor: Oberlander
Days and Time: M; 3:35-6:15 pm
Room: MC 1304

HPM 352 – Introduction to Health Services Systems II (3)
HPM 352, in conjunction with HPM 350, provides an overview of the U.S. health services system, including such topics as quality of care and managed care. The course also introduces students to careers in the field of health policy and management and helps students develop necessary communication skills. HPM BSPH students only.
Section: 001
Instructor: Slifkin
Days and Time: TR; 2:00-3:15 pm
Location:
MC 2308

HPM 420 – Community and Public Health Security–Disasters, Terrorism, and Emergency Management Systems (3)
This course examines systems for emergency management at federal, state, and local levels. The roles of emergency management, health services, and public health in disaster management are examined.
Section: 971
Instructor: Gentry
Days and Time: N/A; Online Only

HPM 423 – Emergency Management II–Disaster Management (3)
Explores issues of preparedness, response, recovery, mitigation, and research in disaster management. Students will participate in the development of a plan and a simulation to evaluate the plan.
Section: 971
Instructor: Gentry
Days and Time: N/A; Online Only

HPM 472 – Program Evaluation and Assessment (3)
Concepts and methods in evaluating health related programs and assessing the impact of policy decisions. Experiential learning of evaluation planning, design, and implementation with an emphasis on practical applications of methods. HPM students only.
Section:
001
Instructor:
Paul
Days and Time: M-W; 11:15 am-1:10 pm
Location:
MHRC 0003

HPM 565 – Global Health Policy (3)
Crosslisted as PLCY 565. Coursework will focus on public policy approaches to global health, employing interdisciplinary methodologies to understand selected public health policies, programs, and interventions. For students who have a basic understanding of public health.
Instructor: Meier
Days and Time: TBA
Location:
TBA

HPM 600 – Introduction to Health Policy and Management (3)
Provides an overview of the US health system, emphasizing role of policy development and administrative decision making through case examples. Students outside of SPH must have permission of instructor.
Section: 01W
Instructor: Eley/Slifkin
Days and Time:
N/A; Online only

HPM 602 – Concurrent Practice (1-3)
Section: 01W
Instructor: Simms
Days and Time: TBA
Location: TBA

HPM 611 – Public Health Concepts in a Systems Context (3)
Public health systems studied through the application of systems techniques and systems thinking to core public health concepts in Health Policy and Management, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Maternal and Child Health. The course covers the fundamental forms of systems reasoning with the use of techniques that include: Causal Loop Diagramming, Stock and Flow Diagramming, Archetypes, Concept mapping and Model Design. Students outside of HPM must have permission of instructor.
Section: 01
Instructor: Davies
Days and Time:
M; 12:20 pm–3:20 pm
Location: RO 235

HPM 620 – Implementing Health Informatics Initiatives (3)
This course provides students with tools to facilitate effective implementation and support of health informatics initiatives within organizations. Students will learn about potential benefits of various informatics initiatives (e.g., electronic health records, laboratory reporting, patient portals) and implementation challenges for different types of organizations (e.g., hospitals, physician practices, health departments).
Section: 01
Instructor: Shea
Days and Time: TR; 11:00 am-12:15 pm
Location: MC 2304

HPM 630 – IHI Course in Healthcare Quality Improvement (1.5)
Upon completion of this course, students will have met the requirements for the IHI Open School Certificate and participated in two in-person sessions. Students will have an understanding of the quality movement in healthcare, the most widely used Quality Improvement (QI) methods in healthcare, the application of methods in a wide variety of care settings, the use of data for QI, and best practices for leading QI initiatives. HPM students only.
Section: 01W
Instructor: Fried
Days and Time: TBA
Location: TBA

HPM 664 – Globalization and Health (3)
Cross-listed as MHCH 664. The course examines multiple dimensions of globalization and explores their direct and indirect effects on determinants of health through presentations, case studies, class discussions, small group seminars, readings, weekly written assignments, a critical book review, and a final paper and poster session. An expected outcome of the course is that students will gain a deeper understanding of how the changes and transformations of globalization and development affect health, and will have examined responses and approaches to current global patterns that contribute to positive and adverse health effects, and health inequalities. BSPH permission required.
Section: 001
Instructor: Fried
Days and Time:
T; 12:30-3:15 pm
Location:
RO 228

HPM 690 – HPM Workshop (.5 – 3)
Section:
01, 02, 03, 04
Instructor: Simms
Days and Time: F; 9:05 am -12:05 pm
Location: TBA

HPM 692H– Independent Honors Research (3)
Prerequisite: Completion of HPM 691H and permission of the BSPH Program Director. Students conduct a special project, prepare an honors thesis and present findings in presentation/poster format.
Section: 001
Instructor: Umble
Days and Time: M; 12:20-3:20 pm
Location: MC 2304

HPM 697 – BSPH Capstone (3)
The capstone course is an “integrative exercise” for BSPH students prior to graduation. It is intended to simulate the integration of various disciplines–finance, human resources, ethics, policy, operations, and information technology–into a comprehensive and practical framework. Students work with healthcare organizations to solve financial or operational problems.
Section: 001
Instructor: Weinberger
Days and Time: W; 1:25-4:25 pm
Location: MC 1304

HPM 701 – Professional Training I (1)
Supervised professional training. Fee is $550.00.
Section: 001
Instructor: Simms
Days and Time: F; 9:05 am – 12:05 pm
Location: MHRC 0001

HPM 702 – Professional Training II (1)
Required for 2nd year masters students. Supervised professional training. Fee is $500.00.
Section: 001
Instructor: Simms
Days and Time: F; 9:05 am – 12:05 pm
Location: MHRC 0001

HPM 703 – Professional Training III (1)
Required for 2nd year masters students. Supervised professional training. Fee is $500.00.
Section: 001
Instructor: Simms
Days and Time: F; 9:05 am – 12:05 pm
Location:
MHRC 0001

HPM 707Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Health: a Population Perspective (3). 
Crosslisted as HBEH 705. This seminar course explores health challenges faced by LGBT populations. Discussions will span a variety of health behaviors and outcomes, determinants of health, developmental stages, identities, and settings. Students will be able to identify conceptual frameworks and considerations relevant in LGBT health research and practice.
Section: 001
Instructor: Goldberg
Days and Time: T; 2:00-4:45 pm
Location:
MC 1305

HPM 713 – Hospital Functions & Operations (2)
Operations management (OM) involves the day-to-day management of an organization, by focusing on the analysis, design, planning and control of work processes in order to create value for clients. All organizations must manage their work processes, however surprisingly many do not have a systematic or rigorous approach to managing them. HPM students only.
Section: 001
Instructor: Strickler
Days and Time: R; 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: MC 2301

HPM 716 – Applied Quality Improvement Methods for Healthcare and Public Health (3)
Crosslisted as MHCH 816/ PUBH 716. The course objective is to develop, implement, and test a solution to improve health care or public health delivery, using a model called the Model for Improvement (or MFI). The model uses three questions to scope the improvement project and four steps, Plan-Do-Check-Act, to implement and test solutions.
Section: 971
Instructor: Ramaswamy
Days and Time: TBA
Location: TBA

HPM 719 – Introduction to Implementation Research and Practice (3).
This course introduces the concepts, frameworks, and methods of implementation research and practice. By the end of this course, students will be able to explain the rationale for this field, identify guiding frameworks, assess multilevel barriers and facilitators, and address barriers and facilitators with implementation strategies tailored to specific contexts.
Section: 001
Instructor: Powell
Days and Time: TBA
Location: TBA

HPM 725 – Health Administration and Planning (3)
Permission of instructor required. This course introduces students to strategic planning and marketing as they apply to health care organizations. During the course students will develop practical skills in strategic management, such as internal and external environmental assessment, competitor analysis, and methods for evaluating strategic alternatives that can be used in different types of health care settings. The class will explore the leadership roles of governing boards, health care managers and clinicians in strategic management.
Section: 001
Instructor: Sloate
Days and Time: M; 9:05 am -12:05 pm
Location: MC 2308

HPM 735 – Advanced Concepts and Applications in Health Policy and Management (MHA Core) (3)
Restricted to HPM master’s students who have completed core courses for their degree program. Integrating and building upon the HPM master’s core, this comprehensive course focuses on organization policy-making and administration from the perspective of the CEO and top management. Successful completion of this course fulfills the master’s paper requirement.
Section: 001
Instructor: Sloate
Days and Time: T,R; 9:30-10:45 am
Location: RO 235

HPM 741 – Management Accounting for Health Administrators (HPM MHA Core Course) (3)
Prerequisite HPM 740. Permission of instructor required. Covers selected advanced topics in managerial accounting applied to health care including: analyzing cost behavior, short term decision-making, process analysis and activity-based costing, budgeting, responsibility accounting and divisional performance measurement. Methods of instruction include lectures and cases, exams and possible class projects.
Section: 001
Instructor: Reiter
Days and Time: W; 9:05 am-12:05 pm
Location: RO 235

HPM 743 – Healthcare Reimbursement (1)
This online course in health care reimbursement is designed to provide students with relevant and current information about health care reimbursement methods and the complexities around it. After completion of the course, students should have an operational knowledge of health care reimbursement theory and practice. No prerequisite.
Section: 01W
Instructor: Pink
Days and Time: N/A; Online only

HPM 744 – Health Care Finance II (2)
Prerequisites, HPM 740, 741, 742. Focuses on capital allocation, financial condition analysis and forecasting, and other topics. Course is the conclusion to a five-course sequence in healthcare financial management. Each builds on the prior course with the intent of providing a comprehensive foundation in the concepts and practice of healthcare financial management.
Section: 001
Instructor: Pink
Days and Time: W; 12:20-2:15 pm
Location: RO 228

HPM 751 – Dental Public Health Practice (3). Emphasis on knowledge of community measures for prevention and control of oral diseases, scientific basis for their use, and program design and evaluation for specific populations.
Section: 001
Instructor: White
Days and Time: T; 5:00-8:00 pm
Location: MC 2305

HPM 757 – Health Reform: Political Dynamics and Policy Dilemmas (3)
This course focuses on the political and policy dynamics of health care reform. We will explore current trends in the health care system, the dilemmas confronting public and private insurance programs as health care costs increase, options for reform and covering the uninsured, the political history of health reform, and lessons from other countries’ experiences in financing and delivering medical care.
Section: 001
Instructor: Oberlander
Days and Time: R; 2:00-4:45 pm
Location: RO 133

HPM 765 – Cancer Prevention and Control Seminar (3).
An interdisciplinary overview of cancer prevention and control. Emphasis on projects and activities from perspectives of epidemiology, health behavior, and health policy and management. Appropriate research design and methodologies are covered.
Section: 001
Instructor: TBA
Days and Time: TR; 9:30 – 10:45 am
Location: MC 1302

HPM 767 – Disseminating Evidence and Innovation in Cancer Care (3)
This course introduces the concepts, theories, and methods of disseminating and implementing evidence-based interventions to improve quality in cancer care. The course also examines the methods for conducting rigorous research on dissemination and implementation.
Section: 001
Instructor: TBA
Days and Time: T; 2:00-4:45 pm
Location: MHRC 0003

HPM 769 – Cancer Outcomes Research Seminar (1)
Permission of instructor required. The Cancer Outcomes Research Program (CORP) offers a weekly seminar for faculty, students, and fellows/trainees interested in multidisciplinary cancer outcomes research. Guest speakers’ topics include Quality of Care, Patient-reported Outcomes (PROs), Comparative Effectiveness, Health Informatics, Cancer Disparities, Decision Making, Dissemination/Implementation, and Health Economics, as related to cancer outcomes.
Section: 001
Instructor: Wheeler
Days and Time: T; 8:00-9:30 am
Location: Carolina Club

HPM 770 – Introduction to Operations Research for Healthcare Systems (3)
Prerequisite, BIOS 600, permission of instructor. Introduction to the systems analysis process in healthcare systems. Deterministic and random models, mathematical programming, queueing, simulation, forecasting and process improvement methods. Emphasis on model formulation and computer solution of decision models. Instructor permission required.
Section: 001
Instructor: Damon
Days and Time: T-R; 9:30-10:45 am
Location:
RO 133

HPM 770 – Introduction to Operations Research for Healthcare Systems (3)
Prerequisite, BIOS 600, permission of instructor. Introduction to the systems analysis process in healthcare systems. Deterministic and random models, mathematical programming, queueing, simulation, forecasting and process improvement methods. Emphasis on model formulation and computer solution of decision models. Instructor permission required.
Section: 002
Instructor: Damon
Days and Time:
T-R; 11:00 am-12:15 pm
Location:
RO 133

HPM 771 – Introduction to Regression Models for Health Services Research (3)
This course provides an introduction to regression models used in health services research. We will discuss both ordinary least squares regression models, in which the dependent variable is continuous, and logit models, in which the dependent variable is binary. Stata software will be used for examples and assignments.
Section: 001
Instructor: Stearns
Days and Time:
M-W; 9:05 – 11:00 am
Location:
MC 2304

HPM 785 – Advanced Decision Modeling (3)
Prerequisite, HPM 772. This course covers advanced decision modeling methods in health care, including probabilistic sensitivity and value of information analysis, economic evaluation using clinical trial data, and discrete event simulation and agent-based/system dynamics modeling techniques. The course teaches analytical techniques and interpretation as well as and state-of-the-art best practices.
Section: 001
Instructor: Hassmiller
Days and Time: R; 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Location:
MC 2302

HPM 789 – Master’s Paper Development (1)
2nd year MSPH or 1st year MPH students only. Permission of instructor required. Broad topics related to the development and management of a research project are covered. The major goal is the development and completion of a proposal to be submitted for independent master’s paper.
Section: 002
Instructor: Fried
Days and Time: R; 12:30-1:45 pm
Room:
New East 305

HPM 790 – Advanced Health Policy Analysis Health Policy Development, Health Policy Advocacy (3)
The course is for master’s and doctoral students interested in health policy. The course is intended to go beyond an introduction to policy analysis to a discussion and exploration of theories of policy analysis in a context of competing democratic ethics and values.
Section: 001
Instructor: Silberman
Days and Time: M; 4:40-7:40 pm
Room:
MHRC 0003

HPM 793 – Health Policy and Management Internship (1-2)
Supervised field experience in approved health agencies. There is a field fee.
Section: 001
Instructor: Simms
Days and Time: F; 9:05 am – 12:05 pm
Location:
MHRC 0001

HPM 815 – Graduate Health Economics Seminar (1)
Prerequisite of Econ 710 or similar Ph.D. Level Intermediate Microeconomics course. Class will meet every other week. Recent papers in health economics will be rigorously discussed. Participants are expected to read the paper carefully. Students must have a solid knowledge of microeconomic theory and econometrics. Instructor permission required for non-HPM students.
Section: 001
Instructor: Trogdon
Days and Time: F; 12:20 – 1:10
Room:
MC 2303 (seminars held at Sheps Center)

HPM 830 – Translational Health Disparities: Research, Practice & Policy (3)
This  course will focus primarily on concepts, methods, key issues, and new applications needed to conduct and implement translational and transdisciplinary research and interventions addressing health disparities. The course content is framed within the context of the history of health and health disparities in the United States. Determinants of health are presented and several theoretical frameworks are used for investigating, evaluating, and discussing health disparities research. The course will also focus on integration of various disciplines (including social, behavioral, physical, and environmental sciences, and law and economics) to understand research, practice, and policy issues in relation to health disparities. Some lectures are provided by experts from diverse disciplines. Questions and issues that are most relevant to selected communities or populations are examined and analyzed by course participants for debate. Students are provided with the opportunity to work in teams on real life case studies.
Instructor: Dilworth-Anderson
Days and Time: M; 1:25 – 4:25 pm
Location: MC 1303

HPM 873 – Research Seminar in Health Policy and Management (1)
Required for 1st year doctoral students.
Section: 001
Instructor: Holmes/Pink
Days and Time: T; 12:30-1:45 pm
Location: MC 2302

HPM 874 – Advanced Research Seminar in Health Policy and Management (1)
This seminar will develop core competencies through a: (1) journal club to develop competencies in research design and expose students to diverse content and methodologies; and (2) a professional development series.
Section: 001
Instructor: Stearns
Days and Time: R; 12:30-1:45 pm
Location: RO 228

HPM 881 – Linear Regression Models (3)
Permission of instructor required (with exception of HPM PhD students). Prerequisite: BIOS 600 or equivalent background in probability theory/statistics; students should be facile with matrix algebra, derivatives, logs/exponentials, and Stata. This course is an introduction to linear regression models. Topics include least squares regression, multicollinearity, heteroscedasticity, autocorrelation, and hypothesis testing.
Section: 001
Instructor: Trogdon
Days and Time: M-W; 9:05-11:00 am
Room: MC 1304

HPM 883 – Analysis of Categorical Data (3)
Prerequisite: HPM 881 and 882 or equivalent. This course is an introduction to the analysis of categorical data using maximum likelihood and other non-linear techniques and specification tests. Topic covered include models in which the dependent variable is not continuous, including logit, probit, censored data, two-part, and count models.
Section: 001
Instructor: Domino
Days and Time: M-W; 11:15 am-1:10 pm
Room: MC 1304

HPM 885 – Methods in Health Services Research (3)
First year PhD students only. Prerequisite, HPM 884. This course explores how to develop answerable, policy-relevant, ethical research questions; operationalize questions with actionable specific aims’ and identify optimal research design for answering a particular question. It introduces primary data collection methods (e.g., interviews, focus groups, surveys) and secondary data sources (e.g., administrative claims, medical, records).
Instructor: Birken
Days and Time: R; 9:30 am – 12:15 pm
Location: MC 2305

HPM 893 – Public Health Informatics Practicum (2)
The Public Health Informatics Practicum is designed to help students conduct research and/or develop public health informatics tools/projects, and further develop professional skills and knowledge essential in the public health informatics field. Students will participate in weekly (2 hr) informatics discussions with their practicum preceptors and will have an opportunity to meet and interact with successful health informatics professionals.
Section: 01W
Instructor: Gentry
Days and Time: TBA
Location: N/A; online only

HPM 992 – Master’s Paper (Var.)
Section:
001
Instructor: TBA
Days and Time: N/A

HPM 994 – Doctoral Dissertation (Var.)
Section: 001
Instructor: TBA
Days and Time: N/A


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