Health Management & Policy (HMP)

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Course numbers with the # symbol included (e.g. #400) have not been taught in the last 3 years.

HMP 401 - United States Health Care Systems

Credits: 4

Nature and functions of health care services and health professionals; impact of social, political, economic, ethical, professional, legal, and technological forces on health care systems. Current health policy issues.

Attributes: Social Science (Discovery)

Equivalent(s): HLTC 550, HMP 401H, HMP 401W

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 403 - Introduction to Public Health

Credits: 4

This course describes and defines “what is public health” and seeks to convey its critical importance and relevance to both public and individual (personal) wellbeing. It presents an overview of the structure, function, and organization of the public health system/services (government, proprietary, and voluntary sectors) and how they operate, emphasizing core functions and major divisions (public health administration, epidemiology and biostatistics, environmental health, social and behavioral health). Addresses the social, ethical, issues; bioterrorism; epidemics; obesity; tobacco, alcohol, and opioid use; violence. Seeks to challenge students to think critically about existing and emerging U.S. and global public health issues. Introduces public health careers.

Equivalent(s): HLTC 612

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 501 - Epidemiology and Community Medicine

Credits: 0 or 4

The distribution and determinants of disease, illness, and health in the community. Community health and illness measures, health status, and source of data. Development of hypotheses and study designs to reduce community health problems using epidemiological reasoning, methods, and analyses. Lab.

Attributes: Biological Science(Discovery); Discovery Lab Course

Equivalent(s): HAP 402, HAP 501, HMP 501H

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 512 - Using Data to Improve Human Health

Credits: 4

A digital revolution is transforming healthcare around the world. The amount of healthcare data being generated is growing exponentially by the day, facilitated by technology, such as Electronic Health Records and wearable health devices. Advances in software for mining, analyzing, and visualizing data are allowing researchers to unveil unprecedented insights. This course explores the role of data in advancing human health. Through a multidisciplinary approach, students will examine the collection, analysis, and ethical implications of health-related data. The course aims to foster critical thinking skills and an understanding of the interplay between technology and society in the context of healthcare.

Attributes: Environment,TechSociety(Disc)

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

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  1. List different kinds of healthcare data.
  2. Describe the settings and technology used to capture different types of healthcare data.
  3. Explain how different types of healthcare data are used to improve human health.
  4. Analyze data through visualizations, descriptive statistics, and inferential statistics.
  5. Evaluate the results of an analysis and communicate them to decision-makers.
  6. Recognize the sources of bias in healthcare data and its impacts.

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HMP 610 - Survey of Health Information Systems

Credits: 2

This course introduces you to the nomenclature and foundations of health information technology and systems in health care delivery settings and the management and strategic uses for those systems. It is relevant for those studying health care management and individuals using or installing clinical health information systems. Time will be spent examining health care information flow, data capture, storage within information systems, technology standards, information security, and data usages both internally and externally.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 401 with a minimum grade of D-.

Equivalent(s): HMP 511, HMP #611

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP #611 - Introduction to Health Information Systems

Credits: 4

This course introduces the student to the nomenclature and foundations of health information technology and systems in health care delivery settings and the management and strategic uses for those systems. It is relevant for those studying health care management and those using clinical health information systems. It examines health care information flow, information systems, technology standards and information security, and presents relevant examples, practical applications and case studies.

Equivalent(s): HMP 511, HMP 610

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 621 - Pre-practicum Seminar

Credits: 1-2

Preparation for field practicum experience, orientation to experiential learning and competency development.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 2 credits.

Equivalent(s): HAP 621

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 622 - Field Practicum in Organizational and Project Analysis, and Management Skills Development

Credits: 3

Experiential learning in a health care organization; application of theories to practice. Planned learning objectives are accomplished through three distinct components. Organizational Analysis, Project Analysis and Management Skills Development, with Supervision by agency personnel. This will include analysis of assigned health care agency, from external and internal viewpoints, development of the basic quantitative and interpersonal skills required for a health services manager, and demonstration of knowledge and analysis of specific problem-solving skills. Students need a GPA of 3.0 or higher, and an approved practicum site.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 621 with a minimum grade of D-.

Equivalent(s): HAP 622, HMP 622A, HMP 622B, HMP 622C

Grade Mode: Credit/Fail Grading

HMP 624 - Post Practicum Seminar

Credits: 2

Summary and conclusion from field practicum experience. Individual analysis and panel discussions to include site assessment, project description and methodologies employed, critique of individual skills and knowledge base in relation to internship.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 621 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 622 with a minimum grade of D-.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 631 - Health Issues Seminar

Credits: 2

Discussion of current issues in the fields of health management, health policy and public health.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 624 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 712 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 723 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP #735 with a minimum grade of D-.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 635 - Healthcare Marketing

Credits: 4

Healthcare marketing builds upon competencies from HMP 721, HMP 740, and HMP 744, covering foundational marketing principles, their application in healthcare administration, including marketing strategy, strengths and weakness evaluation, environmental forces, competitors, market size, customer/patient stratification and needs by defined groups, products and services, promotion, distribution, evaluation, and communication channels used to launch a targeted approach to different segmentations. Groups will choose a topic (new service, expansion or social marketing/public health topic) for full marketing launch presentations.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 721 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 740 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 744 with a minimum grade of D-.

Equivalent(s): HMP #735

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 642 - Health Economics

Credits: 4

This course in health economics introduces the tools of microeconomics to analyze various issues in health and healthcare. The first half of the course focuses on patient demand, and the second half focuses on provider supply. Topics covered in the former include the demand for health and healthcare, the demand for insurance, externalities associated with certain health behaviors, cost-effectiveness analyses, and health equity considerations. Topics covered in the latter half of the course include the role of nonprofits, provider agency, provider competition versus concentration, insurer behavior, and the effects of government regulation of insurance.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 624 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 712 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 723 with a minimum grade of D-.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 669 - Human Behavior and the Public Health

Credits: 4

Provides a grounding in fundamental concepts of the behavioral sciences as they illuminate public health. Individual and community responses to prevention, identification of symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, chronic ailments, and rehabilitation are discussed. In each of these areas, the course explores the interaction between community, family, patient, and health care provider.

Equivalent(s): HMP 569

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 702 - Programming in Healthcare Environments

Credits: 4

This course covers using Python as a programming language to write, implement, and design programs that are relevant to various aspects of programming in a health setting. After completion of this course, students should be comfortable with the basic data structures in Python and R (including arrays, dictionaries and dataframes), conditional logic and iterators, writing Python and R functions, and using Python libraries to read external data and perform data manipulations and data analysis.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 703 - Translation of Health Data

Credits: 4

This course will give you the skills you need to leverage data to reveal valuable insights and advance your career. This course teaches you the visualization skills necessary to be effective Data Storytellers which helps engage your audience in a story about the data. This course focuses on concepts as well as hands􀍈on experience of presenting data from initial concepts to final presentation by creating meaningful displays of quantitative and qualitative data to facilitate peer/managerial decision making.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 711 - Introduction to Healthcare Operations Analytics

Credits: 4

Introduces intermediate techniques for data manipulation and analysis for the health care field. Also introduces methods for survey research and large data set manipulation and analysis. There is a lab section utilizing a statistical software package where students perform tasks from a large national data set.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 401 with a minimum grade of D-.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 712 - Healthcare Operations Management

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to the field of health analytics and data science. It expands upon introductory statistical and data manipulation methods to include data mining, predictive analytics, cluster analysis, trend and pattern recognition, and data visualization. It couples data skills with interpretive and communication skills. Students will also be exposed to basic statistical programming. There will be a graduate component of the course (812) where students will work on advanced concepts and complete a separate culminating project.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 401 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 711 with a minimum grade of D-.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 715 - Environmental Health

Credits: 4

This course offers a general introduction to environmental health from the community, regional, and global perspective by addressing fundamental topics and current controversies such as air pollution, water pollution, built environment/urban sprawl, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health. Students learn about environmental health assessment methods. Major issues in environmental health and related regulatory efforts and public health policy reform are examined.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 721 - Managing Health Care Organizations

Credits: 4

Organizational characteristics of ambulatory, acute, and long-term care facilities. Management issues and strategies involving governance, clinical services, human and fiscal resources, and community-based services.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 401 with a minimum grade of D-.

Equivalent(s): HAP 721

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 722 - Health Care Management II

Credits: 4

A continuation of HMP 721 - Managing Health Care Organizations with specific lectures and assignments devoted to organizational behavior, leadership, and managerial skills. Case studies and examples will relate specifically to health care organizations.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 721 with a minimum grade of D-.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 723 - Health Planning

Credits: 0 or 4

Theoretical and historical foundations of health planning; the relationship of health planning and regulation; the application of planning methods; and the utilization of strategic planning and its relationships to marketing.

Equivalent(s): HAP 723

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP #724 - Long-Term Care Management

Credits: 4

Exploration of the different components of the long-term-care service delivery system to apply contemporary management theory, concepts and models to the entities that make up the long term care service delivery system.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 401 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 721 with a minimum grade of D-.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP #735 - Social Marketing

Credits: 4

An introduction to the vocabulary and tools of social marketing. Expanding upon the traditional principles of marketing and consumer behavior, students are exposed to the challenges of trying to effect behavior change.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 401 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 403 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 501 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 711 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 740 with a minimum grade of D-.

Equivalent(s): HMP 635

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 740 - Health Care Financial Management

Credits: 4

Techniques, principles, and practices of managing fiscal aspects of health care organizations. Exploration of concepts and techniques associated with variance analysis, cost allocation, management of working capital, and capital decision analysis. Analysis of the impact of reimbursement on health care organizations.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 401 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 501 with a minimum grade of D-.

Equivalent(s): HLTC 627

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 741 - Health Care Financial Management II

Credits: 4

This course focuses on issues related to effective financial management of health care organizations and programs, building upon material covered in HMP 740, Health Care Financial Management. Topics include the time value of money, long-term debt, stocks and equity, and evaluation of capital projects.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 740 with a minimum grade of D-.

Equivalent(s): HLTC 627

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

Special Fee: Yes

HMP 742 - Strategic Management for Health Care Organizations

Credits: 4

Application of managerial methods involving financial, marketing, and operational analysis to health management. Case studies.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

Prerequisite(s): HMP 624 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 642 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 711 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 712 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 722 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 723 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP #735 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 740 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 744 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 746 with a minimum grade of D-.

Equivalent(s): HAP 742

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 744 - Law and Ethics in Healthcare

Credits: 4

Ethical theories, core legal principles and cases, and decision-making models; patient's rights and professional responsibilities; social justice and resource allocation; critical ethical dilemma's facing health care managers, policy makers, and executives; managerial versus medical care conflicts.

Prerequisite(s): HMP 401 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 403 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 501 with a minimum grade of D-.

Equivalent(s): HLTC 690

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 746 - Health Policy

Credits: 4

Analysis of the public policy process, the development of health policies in the U.S., and discussion of specific health policy issues.

Attributes: Writing Intensive Course

Prerequisite(s): HMP 401 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 403 with a minimum grade of D- and HMP 501 with a minimum grade of D-.

Equivalent(s): HLTC 738

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 796 - Independent Study

Credits: 1-4

In-depth study with faculty supervision.

Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credits.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 798H - Honors Project/Research Design

Credits: 2

Examines selected research designs and methods used in health services research/program evaluation. Establishes theoretical and methodological foundation for honors-in-major research project to be conducted during the subsequent semester under a faculty member's supervision.

Attributes: Honors course

Grade Mode: Letter Grading

HMP 799H - Honors Project/Research

Credits: 2-4

In-depth research project (conducting and analysis) under supervision of faculty member. Includes scholarly presentation of findings to faculty and other interested parties and preparation of manuscript suitable for publication in peer-viewed journal.

Attributes: Honors course; Writing Intensive Course

Prerequisite(s): HMP 798H with a minimum grade of D-.

Grade Mode: Letter Grading