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Health Systems, Managment & Policy

Health Systems, Managment & Policy
 

Master of Public Health

Health Systems, Management & Policy


In today’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.

 


 

 HSMP Courses

 
Course Title
Credit Hours
Public Health Core Courses
14
BIOS 6601 - Applied Biostatistics I
3
EPID 6630 - Epidemiology
3
CBHS 6610 - Social & Behavioral Factors & Health
3
EHOH 6614 - Occupational & Environmental Health
3
PUBH 6600 - Foundations in Public Health
2
HSMP Core Courses
16
HSMP 6604 - Health Care Economics
3
HSMP 6605 - Health Policy
3
HSMP 6609 - Cost Benefit/Effectiveness
2
HSMP 6610 - Health Care Financial Management
3
HSMP 6612 - Principles in Health Care Management
2
HSMP 6616 - Introduction to Health Policy Analysis
1
HSMP 6617 - Interpreting Health Policy and Mgmt. Research
2
Electives
8
Practicum
2
Capstone
2
Total Credit Hours
42
​Sample Schedule and Updated HSMP Information Packet (as of April, 2014)
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.
Download the following:
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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