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Courses - Spring 2019
HLSA
Health Services Administration Department Site
HLSA300
Introduction to Health Policy and Services
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in SPHL100 or PHSC300.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Credit only granted for: SPHL498P or HLSA300.
Formerly: SPHL498P.
A multidimensional view of public health policy and services. Through interactive discussion of assigned readings, team-based learning, and supplementary lecture, students will learn about the nature of and development of policy, public health policy, and financing and delivery of health care services. This course will place a significant emphasis on a team-based learning approach to understanding the health care system and health care reform.
Restricted to College Park students in the Public Health Science major (code: 12140).
HLSA688
(Perm Req)
Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLSA689
HLSA710
Healthcare Mangement: Foundations and Principles
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Master of Health Administration (Master's) program; or must be in Health Services Ph.D. (Doctoral) program.
Concepts and managerial activities essential to achieve the goals of health care organizations are examined and discussed. Managerial processes include planning, decision-making, etc. required to operate and change health care organizations will be discussed. Special emphasis will be placed on the leader/managers role in developing and maintaining an effective system for providing healthcare.
HLSA721
Using Demographic Data for Health Policy Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: EPIB650; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department; or permission of instructor.
Additional information: Priority enrollment will be given to students in the Department of Health Services Administration programs.
The goal of this course is to introduce students to the major demographic data sets that are used in health policy research and to provide hands-on experience using these data to answer policy oriented research questions
HLSA723
Health Policy Analysis and Advocacy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HLSA601.
Examination of the politics of the health policy process, including the effects of American political structure and institutions; economic and social factors; interest groups, classes, and social movements; media and public opinion, and other factors. The emphasis is both on understanding how public policy is made as well as how to influence the process.Students will learn about (1) how health policy is developed, adopted, and implemented, (2) the political, institutional, economic, social, and other factors that influence and shape the process, and (3) the basic approaches and tools of strategic advocacy.
HLSA740
Healthcare Strategic Planning and Marketing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in SPHL-School of Public Health; or permission of instructor.
An understanding of strategic management and marketing is provided which enables the students to lead the process of strategic planning in a healthcare organization. By conducting a marketing and strategic planning process, health care organizations are better able to cope with dramatic changes in technological, social, political, regulatory, and competitive aspects of the health care market. Strategic management enables organizations to identify issues unique to them, which hinder or promote organizational success. Through course readings, class discussions, analyses of secondary quantitative and qualitative data, and presentation of case studies, students gain a thorough understanding of the strategic management process. Students will apply core competencies through a comprehensive strategic and marketing plan. Plans will be defended through an oral presentation.
HLSA766
Foundational Readings in Health Services Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: S-F
Prerequisite: Completion of the six HLSA Health Services Research core courses.
Restriction: Must be in Health Services Ph.D. (Doctoral) program.
An overview of the foundational papers that inform health services research and its related disciplines; including literature on key conceptual models, classic empirical studies, and research illustrating cutting edge methods or findings. The major theoretical frameworks and empirical challenges of the field will be examined through critical reading and discussion among students. The course is organized around preparation for the qualifying exam in the Health Services Ph.D. program.
HLSA785
Internship in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Health Services Administration department.
Credit only granted for: HLSA785 or HLSA778.
Internship and seminar providing an opportunity to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills in a health or allied health organization. Setting of the internship will depend upon the student's background and career goals.
HLSA786
(Perm Req)
Capstone Project in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Health Services Administration department.
Capstone experience provding opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to a specific public health problem or issue. Completion of project relevant to public health under the direction of an advisor.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLSA787
Minority Health and Health Equity
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major in SPHL-School of Public Health; or permission of instructor.
A critical analysis of historical, political, economic, social, cultural, and environmental conditions that have produced an inequitable health status for racial and ethnic minorities in the United States.
HLSA798
HLSA799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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HLSA898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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HLSA899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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