Population Health/Health Care Management Concentration Courses
Legal, Ethical and Political Aspects of Health Care Management |
Examines the legal, ethical, and political forces and their impact on health care organizations. Explores principles and practical applications of laws affecting the operational decisions of health care providers, health plans, and third-party payors and managers, as well as health care products and services.
Regulatory Systems and Qualitative Assessment in Health Care Environments |
Course provides insight into a variety of regulatory bodies commonly found in the US health system and explores their function, standards, and impact on quality assessment procedures. Other topics include the meaning of quality as it relates to health and health care, the various roles and responsibilities of regulatory boards, and the application of quality improvement within the medical care sector.
Population Health Management |
Provides an in-depth overview of PHM as a discipline, its components, and business applications. Covers the PHM paradigm, principles of behavior changes, health system navigation and continuity of care. Course addresses the business case for PHM, IT decision support, policy implication and ethical dimensions, using models of care management and research as its basis.
Program Development for Improved Outcomes |
Provides practical applications of strategies to improve the health status and outcomes of defined populations.
Master of Arts in Human Resources Required Courses
Managing Human Resources Costs |
Monitor and assess financial achievements of human resources goals, as well as other financial planning and control mechanisms within the work organization.
Human Resources Planning and Administration |
Integration of human resources with strategic business functions and planning. Examines issues of structure, staffing, effectiveness, performance and assessment and diversity within organizations.
Wage, Salary, and Benefit Administration |
Provides comprehensive overview of the elements of compensation, legal ramifications and compensation design and design of benefits programs and their impact on compensation and recruitment.
Recruitment Selection and Placement |
Examine issues and methods for effective recruitment, employment selection and job placement. Compare various methods and procedures used as related to job requirements.
Training and Development |
Cover fundamentals, purpose and role of the training and development function in human resources. Includes needs assessment, program development, methods and technologies, management development, evaluation of interventions.
Organizational Behavior and Theory |
Examines human behavior as it impacts the work organization. Includes theoretical foundations of motivation, group dynamics, leadership, decision-making, satisfaction and performance.
Employment Law | Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Leave Act and other recent and forthcoming legislation. Discuss impact for employee relations and management training for compliance.
Value Systems and Professional Ethics |
Study of personal and corporate value systems and decision making. Investigation of personal beliefs, purposes and attitudes, and their effects on self and others. Examines the ethical dimensions of organizational structures and practices.
Trends, Issues, and Perspectives in Human Resources |
Extended overview of the role of human resources in organizations. Existing theory and practice as well as new and emerging topics in the field.
Research: Assessment and Evaluation |
Develop conceptual and analytical skills and knowledge to assess organizational needs and program effectiveness through the use of research methodologies.
Applied Case Studies in Human Resources |
Seminar for graduating students in which participants develop a major case study of human resource issues, programs and policies in a current organization, most often their own. Draws from previous courses as issues are identified, analyzed and discussed.
Elective course (choose 1)
Full Degree Catalog
- Organization and Consultation Skills
- Career Development
- Managing a Culturally Diverse Workplace
- SHRM Certification Course