Health Policy Curriculum

For detailed course descriptions and other information about the curriculum, see the University Catalog.

MS

(Program requirements are subject to change)

Policy Core (all of the following)

HP740 Health Law and Regulation

3 credits

HP790 Introduction to Health Economics*

3 credits

HP808 Health Services and Policy

3 credits

HP850 Public Policy Analysis

3 credits

HP880 Ethical Issues in Health Care

2 credits

HP890 Health Policy Seminar I

1 credit

HP891 Health Policy Seminar II

1 credit

Research Core (all of the following)

HP730 Public Health Research and Epidemiology*

3 credits

HP750 Introduction to Statistical Methods

3 credits

HP810 Health Services Research Methods*

3 credits

Policy Selective (one of the following)

 

HP715 Quality Measurement and Outcomes Assessment

3 credits

HP725 Risk Assessment, Critical Thinking and Health

3 credits

HP780 Sociology of Health and Medicine

3 credits

PA840 Health Economics Evaluation

3 credits

Applied Core (all of the following)

HP764 Master's Capston

2 credits

HP797 Research in Health Policy (not required for cohort entering Fall 2011 and after)

3 credits

Electives

6 credits

PhD

(Program requirements are subject to change)

Policy Core (all of the following)

HP740 Health Law & Regulation

3 credits

HP790 Introduction to Health Economics*

3 credits

HP808 Health Services and Policy

3 credits

HP850 Public Policy Analysis

3 credits

HP880 Ethical Issues in Health Care

2 credits

HP890 Health Policy Seminar I

1 credit

HP891 Health Policy Seminar II

1 credit

Research Core (all of the following)

HP730 Public Health Research and Epidemiology*

3 credits

HP750 Introduction to Statistical Methods

3 credits

HP760 Quantitative Methods*

3 credits

HP810 Health Services Research Methods*

3 credits

HP821 PhD Progression Paper

2 credits

Policy Selective (one of the following)

HP780 Sociology of Health and Medicine

3 credits

PA840 Health Economics Evaluation

3 credits

Applied Selective (one of the following)

HP720 Information Technology and Resources in Health Policy

3 credits

HP720 Information Technology and Resources in Health Policy

3 credits

HP725 Risk Assessment, Critical Thinking and Health

3 credits

Electives

12 credits

Doctoral Research

20 credits

Course Progression

Ph.D. Program. Based on student feedback and results of student performance in department outcome measurements, the Faculty recommend a developmental progression of courses.  The progression provides knowledge and skill development in 3 domains: research; knowledge of health policy and regulation; and policy analysis

When selecting semester course selections, please follow the sequence described below. For example, students must integrate a basic understanding of biostatistics (HP 750/HE 750) to fully understand epidemiology (HP 730/HE 730 and economics (HP790).  Courses not listed below are important but do not have prerequisites or are prerequisite for other courses.  These may be scheduled at student’s convenience.  An example is HP 880.  Ethics.

Year One

Domain

Course

Credits

Semester Scheduled

Research

HP750 Introduction to Statistical Methods

3

Fall

Research

HP730 Public Health Research and Epidemiology (Pre-requisite HP 750 Introduction to Statistical Methods)*

3

Spring/Summer

Policy Analysis

HP808 Health Services and Policy

3

Fall/Summer

Policy Analysis

HP890 Health Policy Seminar I

1

Fall

Year 2

Domain

Course

Credits

Semester Scheduled

Policy Analysis

HP850 Public Policy Analysis

3

Spring

Policy Analysis

HP790 Introduction to Health Economics* (Pre-requisite HP 750 Introduction to Statistical Methods)

3

Fall/Summer

Research

HP760 Quantitative Methods

3

Spring

Research

HP810 Health Services Research Methods*

3

Spring

 

 TOTAL

22

 

Other Core courses that can be taken Year 1 or 2:

Course

Credits

Semester Scheduled

HP740 Health Law and Regulation

3

Spring

HP880 Ethical Issues in Health Care

2

Fall

HP891 Health Policy Seminar II

1

Spring

TOTAL

6

 

*Pre-Requisite HP750 Introduction to Statistical Methods