Health Care Management and Policy CGS

All students must meet the Requirements for the Certificates of Graduate Study (CGS)

Overview

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Care Management and Policy is an online, six course (18 credits) program introducing students to health care management, finance, and policy. This program provides an overview of US health care policies, organizational structures, and financing systems. These concepts are examined from economic, social, legal, ethical, political, and global perspectives. Contemporary health care organizations and policies are analyzed with respect to concepts and principles of change theory, ethical decision making, and policy processes and analysis. Financing of health care systems, with emphasis on the roles of health care providers and impact on consumers, will also be examined. The distinct strategic and leadership challenges faced by managers in healthcare and public health organizations is examined through the lenses of consumers, employers, practitioners, insurers, regulators, and public policy-makers.

The program is designed for working professionals in health care and public health; nursing students, medical students and other graduate students; recent baccalaureate graduates with an interest in a non-clinical health degree; and employees and managers of healthcare-related programs and organizations.

Specific Requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO GRADUATE STUDIES FOR THE CERTIFICATE OF GRADUATE STUDY

Students are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, and have completed one college-level course in mathematics and one college-level course in science.

MINIMUM DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

The Certificate of Graduate Study in Health Care Management and Policy requires 18 credits including four courses (12 credits) from four core content areas and two elective courses (6 credits) from an approved list of electives.

Four required core competency courses:
PH 317Mgmt in Hlth Services&Med Care3
or PH 305 Pol,Org & Finance in Hlth Care
PH 324Public Health Informatics3
PH 321Controversies in HlthEconomics3
PH 326Legal Issues in Health Care3
Choose two elective courses from the list of approved electives, including but not limited to:6
Public Health & Health Policy
Epidemiology I
Public Health Law and Ethics
ImprovingHlth in Patients&Pop