MHPA Course Work
|HPA 500||Introduction to the Health Care System||3||1||Fall||2017|
|HPA 510||Health Care Cost Accounting||3||1||Fall||2017|
|HPA 515||Health Care Management||3||1||Fall||2017|
|HPA 519||Heath Care Epidemiology and Biostatistics||3||1||Fall||2017|
|Total Semester Credits||13|
|HPA 502||Health Care Law||3||2||Spring||2018|
|HPA 511||Health Care Finance||3||2||Spring||2018|
|HPA 570||Marketing for Health Care Organizations||3||2||Spring||2018|
|HPA 599-01||Lean/Six Sigma and Quality Improvement - (Elective)||3||2||Spring||2018|
|HPA 599-03||Professional Skills Development||1||2||Spring||2018|
|Total Semester Credits||10-13|
|Total Semester Credits||3|
|HPA 501||Health Care Policy and Politics||3||Fall||2018|
|HPA 509||Health Care Economics||3||Fall||2018|
|HPA 517||Health Care Human Resources Management||3||Fall||2018|
|HPA 520||Research and Evaluation Methods||3||Fall||20168|
|HPA 580||Aging and Disability Policy - (Elective)||3||Fall||2018|
|Total Semester Credits||12-15|
|HPA 530||Health Care Information Systems||3||Spring||2019|
|HPA 590||Strategic Management and Marketing||3||Spring||2019|
|HPA 550||Operations Management - (Elective)||3||Spring||2019|
|HPA 702||Non-thesis Master's Graduate Project||6||Spring||2019|
HPA 500 – Introduction to the Health Care System (3 credits)
Orientation to delivery, financing, and organization of the healthcare system.
HPA 501 – Health Care Policy and Politics (3 credits)
History, methods, results, and evaluation of healthcare policy and politics.
HPA 502 – Law and Ethics of Health Management (3 credits)
Private health law and ethics, including professional liability, relationship of physician and patient, malpractice reform, health institutions, and health access.
HPA 509 – Health Care Economics (3 credits)
Allocating, financing, and delivering medical care services. Effective fall 2013 semester, there is no formal prerequisite for this course; however, a refresher of the microeconomic concepts is recommended for all students by review of a text such as N. Gregory Mankiw’s Principles of Microeconomics 6th Edition.
HPA 510 – Health Care Cost Accounting (3 credits)
Basic cost accounting concepts, principles, and applications in the healthcare setting. Effective fall 2013 semester, there is no formal prerequisite for this course; however, for those who want to prepare for the course, Anthony, R.N. and Pearlman Breitner, L., Essentials of Accounting 10th Edition, Pearson, 2003 is a useful self-study guide. This text is used with executive groups nationwide and has been for decades.
HPA 511 – Health Care Finance (3 credits)
Aspects of healthcare financial management fundamentals and managerial accounting for strategic financial management.
HPA 515 – Health Care Management (3 credits)
Introduction to the knowledge, skills, and values associated with the practice of health management.
HPA 517 – Health Care Human Resources Management (3 credits)
Application of human resource management principles (e.g., recruitment, selection, performance appraisal, compensation, benefits, retention, and termination) in healthcare.
HPA 519 – Healthcare Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3 credits)
Introduction to epidemiology: principles and methods of epidemiologic investigation including analysis of key elements of investigation of high risk populations.
HPA 520 – Research and Evaluation Methods (3 credits)
Basic research and evaluation methods for healthcare professionals. Prerequisite: statistics or HPA 519
HPA 530 – Health Care Information Systems (3 credits)
Key attributes of healthcare information systems and their evolution in the healthcare environment.
HPA 550 – Operations Management (3 credits)
Commonly used concepts and tools for managing operations and producing value for customers.
HPA 570 – Marketing for Health Care Organization (3 credits)
Basic marketing concepts, principles, and issues related to marketing public and private healthcare.
HPA 580 – Aging and Disability Policy (3 credits)
An examination of the policies and programs developed for older adults and persons with disabilities.
HPA 590 – Strategic Management and Marketing (3 credits)
Key components and processes in strategic planning. Prerequisite: HPA 511, 515
HPA 597 – Internship (3 credits)
Student experience in professional work settings. S, F grading.
HPA 599 – 01 – Lean/Six Sigma & Quality Improvement (3 credits)
An introduction to concepts and tools for quality improvement through Lean/Six Sigma.
HPA 599-02 – Professional Skills Development (1 credit)
Hands-on training of business standards, norms, and etiquette for interviews, resumes, presentations, and other professional communication skills.
HPA 600 – Special Projects or Independent Study (3 credits)
Must be arranged with advisor.
HPA 702 – Master’s Special Problems, Directed Study, and/or Examination (6 credits)
S, F grading.