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Master of Public Health

Health Systems, Management & Policy


In toda​y’s complex and rapidly changing health care environment, the field of health systems, management and policy is essential. Faced with making the delivery of care safer and more efficient, expanding health insurance coverage and improving the performance of entire health systems, MPH students in Health Systems, Management & Policy (HSMP) are addressing America’s most pressing health concerns.

As a student in HSMP, you’ll engage with faculty working on sophisticated research in mental health, health insurance, health outcomes, substance abuse treatment and health economics. Faculty research is funded by agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Leave the program prepared to meet the challenging demands in health care, public health and health policy environments. Work as policy analysts, health care managers and health services researchers in hospitals, managed care organizations, government agencies and research institutions.

 

MPH-Health Systems Management Policy Curriculum Checksheet


 MPH-Health Services Research Curriculum

COURSE REQUIREMENT

COURSE #

CREDITS

Public Health Core Courses

14

Applied Biostatistics I​

BIOS 6601

3

Epidemiology

EPID 6630

3​

Social & Behavioral Factors & Health

CBHS 6610

3​

Occupational & Environmental Health

EHOH 6614

3

Foundations in Public Health

PUBH 6600

2

HSMP Core Courses

19

Health Equity

HSMP 6602

3​

Health Care Economics

HSMP 6604

3

Health Policy

HSMP 6605

3​

Cost Benefit & Effectiveness in Health

HSMP 6609

2

Health Care Financial Management

HSMP 6610

3

Introduction to Health Policy Analysis

HSMP 6616

1

Interpreting Health Policy and Mgmt. Research

HSMP 6617

2

One of the following courses:

Public Health Administration

HSMP 6606

2

Management of Nonprofit Organizations in Public Health

HSMP 6633

2

Electives

5

Practicum

PUBH 6606

2

Capstone Project

PUBH 6955

2

TOTAL PROGRAM CREDITS

42


​Sample Schedule and Updated HSMP 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.

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 Concentration Competencies

 

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.

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