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Health Systems, Managment & Policy

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Center for Global Health
 

Master of Public Health

Global Public Health - Health Systems, Management and Policy


​The Master of Public Health concentration in Global Public Health - Health Systems, Management and Policy provides students with a public health perspective of globalization and global health issues, programs and best practices and trains students to use public health methods to address global health challenges. Students also gain depth in the area of health systems, management and policy, which provides training in organization, administration, management and evaluation of public and private sector health programs and health systems. Students are prepared for careers in leadership among a variety of sectors, including government, health care, and non-governmental organizations. 

As part of the MPH program, students are required to complete the core program curriculum, including a practicum and capstone projects. Capstone projects should incorporate applied biostatistics and a global component. 

Admission

Like other MPH concentrations, applicants are required to apply for admission to the program through the online Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS). Applicants are also required to meet the minimum standards for MPH program admission. Click here to review the complete MPH admissions requirements and instructions.  

  

Curriculum

Students who matriculated before 2017-2018: MPH-Global Public Health-Health Systems Management Policy Curriculum Checksheet
 
  COURSE COURSE # CREDITS
Required MPH Core Courses    14
Applied Biostatistics I BIOS 6601 3
Epidemiology EPID 6630 3
Occupational & Environmental Health EHOH 6614 3
Soc​ial & Behavioral Factors & Health CBHS 6610 3
Foundations in Public Health PUBH 6600 2
Required HSMP Courses 19
​Health Equity ​HSMP 6602 ​3
Health Care Economics  HSMP 6604 3

Health Policy

HSMP 6605

3

Cost Benefit and Effectiveness in Health

HSMP 6609 2

Health Care Financial Management

Introduction to Health Policy Analysis

Interpreting Health Policy and Management Research

Choose one of the following 2 courses:

HSMP 6610

HSMP 6616

HSMP 6617

3

1

2

 

Public Health Administration

Management of Nonprofit Organizations in Public Health

​HSMP 6606

HSMP 6633

​2

2

​Required HSMP Global Health Courses 4
Global Health Policy Issues HSMP 6615 2
Comparative Health Systems HSMP 6618 2
Required Global Public Health Courses  4
Public Health in the Global Community​ ​CBHS 6619 3​
Geographic Perspectives on Global Health​ ​EHOH 6623 ​1
Practice-Based Learning 4
Practicum PUBH 6606 2
Capstone Preparation HSMP 6990 1
​Capstone Integration​ ​PUBH 6991 ​1
Total Program Credits 45

 

 
Students may not use the same courses to fulfill more than one requirement. 

Sample Schedule and Updated Global Public Health Information Packet (as of August 2016)

The following sample schedule and information packet are designed to assist students in planning their course of study at the Colorado School of Public Health. The number of credits in a given semester, the order in which the required courses are taken, and the courses that are taken to meet the concentration requirements can vary. ​
 

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​Course descriptions and additional courses are available in Course Options.

 

 Concentration Competencies

 

​Competencies for Students Concentrating in Health Systems Management and Policy

 

Identifier

MPH Health Systems Management and Policy Concentration (CN) Competencies

Health Systems and Health Economics

CN-HSMP 1

Analyze the effects of markets and political processes on the organization, financing and delivery of public and private health services in the U.S. system.

CN-HSMP 2

Apply commonly used methods for evaluating health economic policy, including the use of cost-benefit and cost-effectiveness analysis.

CN-HSMP 3

Evaluate differences between different models used for financing and delivering healthcare.

Management and Leadership

CN-HSMP 4

Assess key tenets of effective organizational and financial management and evaluate the strengths and limitations of different management approaches for improving population health.

CN-HSMP 5

Explain key elements of human resource management: defining roles and responsibilities; recruiting, motivating and retaining staffing; and assessing and applying measures for performance improvement.

CN-HSMP 6

Apply common quality and performance improvement tools in public health and healthcare settings.

CN-HSMP 7

Apply principles of budgeting and financial decision analysis in public health and healthcare settings.  

CN-HSMP 8

Examine attributes of strategic leadership, including the use of vision, mission, values, goals and objectives.

Policy

CN-HSMP 9

Differentiate key public health laws, regulations, and policies affecting health programs and the delivery of health services

CN-HSMP 10

Investigate commonly used frameworks for systematically and critically evaluating the policy development and implementation process at the federal, state, and local levels and outside the U.S. 

CN-HSMP 11

Develop a plan for engaging stakeholders and building coalitions in the development or implementation of health policy.

CN-HSMP 12

Analyze ethical considerations (such as social justice and human rights) affecting health policy and how the organization and delivery of health care in the U.S. contributes to health equity.

 
 
 Additional Competencies for Students Concentrating in Global Public Health - Health Systems Management and Policy

Identifier

MPH Global Health Plus Concentration (CN) Competencies

CN-GLH 1​

Describe and analyze the determinants and the globalization of health as well as the health status of a given jurisdiction using credible data sources.

CN-GLH 2

Describe contemporary and historic global health issues, programs, best practices and players.

CN-GLH 3

Apply critical thinking to the political, economic and ethical issues in global health.

CN-GLH 4

Identify and recommend public health field methods in the global arena and their correct application.

 

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