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HSRA 810 US HLTH CARE SYSTEMS 3 Credit Hours

This course will offer the student an overview of the health and medical care delivery system in the U.S. Topics covered from a historical, economic, sociological, and policy perspective include the following: social values in health care; need, use, and demand for services; providers of health services (people and places); public and private payment systems; alternative delivery systems; and models from other countries. Current health care reform proposals will also be addressed.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Asynchronous

Typically Offered: FALL

HSRA 820 GLOBAL APPLICATIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

The course provides a survey of the field of global health including the health conditions, resources and programs, and deals with the application of the principles of public health to health problems of countries around the world, and global forces that affect health.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Cross List: as CPH 507.

Typically Offered: FALL

HSRA 830 HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND BEHAVIOR 3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on introductory level of organizational theory (OT) and organizational behavior (OB) in health services research. Organizational theory is a macro examination of the organizations, focusing on the organization as a unit, and inter-organizational and environmental relationships. Organizational behavior is a micro approach to studying organizations, focusing on individuals in organizations as the unit of analysis.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: as CPH 580.

Typically Offered: FALL

HSRA 840 PUBLIC BUDGETING 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

HSRA 841 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS 3 Credit Hours

This course explores human resources management and workforce planning in healthcare organizations. Students will gain in depth knowledge of the legal environment and major rules and regulations governing recruitment, selection and retention processes, as well as methods and techniques used in job analysis and interviews and organizational development. Another major focus area will be given to health professions workforce planning, succession planning, health safety preparedness, global issues facing healthcare workforce and future trends affecting human resources in healthcare organizations. The course is intended for students who are enrolled in MPH program and students from other graduate degree programs that have an interest in managing human resources in health organizations. Not open to Unclassified Students.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: as CPH 562.

Typically Offered: SPRING

HSRA 853 STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC HEALTH ADMINISTRATION 3 Credit Hours

This course examines the theory and practice of strategic planning and management in public health, health services, and voluntary health and welfare organizations. Application of specific principles, concepts, and techniques of strategic planning and management for these organizations will be addressed. The roles and responsibilities of public health and health services administrators in developing, implementing, monitoring and revising strategy will also be examined.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Cross List: as CPH 563.

Typically Offered: SPRING

HSRA 860 HLTH ECONOMICS 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to help students understand how the theories and models of economics can be applied to the study of health and health care. The examination of the markets (demand and supply) for health, health care and health insurance is stressed. In addition, the economic analytic tools such as microeconomic theories and economic evaluation methods will also be reviewed and introduced. The objective of this course is to equip students with the knowledge/tools to examine and analyze the problems/issues of health care from the perspective of economics.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  UNO-ECON 2200 or equivalent.

Cross List: as CPH 564.

Typically Offered: FALL

HSRA 867 HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION 3 Credit Hours

This course will provide a framework for understanding how to analyze and evaluate the impact of health policies in public health and health care settings. Topics include structuring policy problems, gathering data for policy analysis, monitoring and evaluating policy performance, and communicating the results of policy analysis.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  HSRA 874 and HPRO 830.

Cross List: as CPH 567.

Typically Offered: SPRING

HSRA 870 PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS 3 Credit Hours

Students will be oriented to the field of public health informatics and will learn how to design, develop and evaluate informatics-enabled interventions to improve population health outcomes in diverse settings.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: as CPH 575; BMI 870.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

HSRA 872 HLTH CARE FINANCE 3 Credit Hours

Health care finance represents an analysis of health care concepts, issues and trends from a health care and an organizational perspective. Application of specific principles, concepts, and techniques of financial management to health care systems will be addressed. Examination of the role and responsibilities of health care administrators in relation to financial management will also be explored.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: as CPH 565.

Typically Offered: FALL

HSRA 873 HEALTH SVCS ADMIN 3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the management of health services organizations and systems in the United States. Specifically, this course will introduce students to the types of health services organizations and health systems in the United States, the context surrounding the administration of these organizations and delivery of health care services, and the skills needed to manage a health services organization within this setting. This is a core course in the Master of Public Health Program.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: as CPH 502.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

HSRA 874 HEALTH POLICY 3 Credit Hours

This course covers the fundamental issue of the health policy process by emphasizing the historical, social, economic, and political environment of contemporary US public health and health care policies. Students are expected to become knowledgeable about policy formation, implementation, modification, and evaluation within public health and health care systems. This course is intended for students who are enrolled in the MPH program and students from other graduate degree programs who have an interest in health policy.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: as CPH 566.

Typically Offered: FALL

HSRA 896 RSCH OTHER THAN THESIS 1-9 Credit Hours

This course is for more advanced students who wish to pursue their research interests in selected areas of Medical Humanities.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-6 Credit Hours-Research/Field Work

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

HSRA 898 SPECIAL TOPICS 1-4 Credit Hours

A course designed for Masters students that focuses on selected topics or problems in Health Services Research and Administration.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-4 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: as CPH 589.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

HSRA 920 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to equip students with in-depth understanding of theories and applications of some more advanced quantitative methods to conduct independent health services research. The course emphasizes the application of quantitative methods to answer causal questions using observational data.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  BIOS 806 or equivalent; BIOS 808 or equivalent.

Typically Offered: SPRING

HSRA 930 DESIGN OF HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH 3 Credit Hours

An overview of health services research design and methods. The course focuses on the logic of causal inference, the formulation of testable hypotheses and the design of methods and measures to facilitate the study of questions in health services research.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  BIOS 808; permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: SPRING

HSRA 940 INTEGRATED SEMINAR IN ECONOMICS AND HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH 3 Credit Hours

This doctoral seminar course emphasizes the application of economics to the study of health services and health policy. This course is a doctoral seminar course for the PhD program in Health Services Research, Administration, and Policy. This course is also expected to be useful for health professionals or students of other PhD programs on campus who seek an in-depth understanding of the application of economics to health services research and policy analysis.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  HSRA 860; permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: SPRING

HSRA 950 MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY AND SPATIAL METHODS IN HEALTH SCIENCES 3 Credit Hours

The course provides theoretical and analytical aspects of medical geography, spatial analysis, and geographic information systems (GIS) in health services. It examines the role of geographic contexts in shaping health outcomes and how location contexts shape the health of residents.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  BIOS 808 or equivalent; an introductory course in GIS or 1 cr. short course on GIS for public health to be approved by the instructor; permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL

HSRA 960 SEMINAR IN HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION 3 Credit Hours

This course will provide graduate students with in-depth study of organizational theory and behavior in health care organizations. It will prepare students to articulate, analyze and interpret health care organizations and the theories that underlie their structure and development. It focuses on historical, current and future perspectives of organizational theory and behavior and their role in the successful delivery of health care.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  PA 8090; permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL

HSRA 980 SEMINAR IN HEALTH POLICY 3 Credit Hours

An in-depth examination of the formation and implementation of health policy in the United States, including comparisons to policy formation and implementation in other developed nations. The course includes both seminar sessions and independent research activities. Graduate students will complete research projects analyzing a particular policy or implementation question.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  HSRA 874 or equivalent; permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: SPRING

HSRA 996 DIRECTED READINGS AND RESEARCH 1-9 Credit Hours

This course is specific to doctoral level work in the College of Public Health. Content of this independent study may include research other than dissertation, directed readings, and other study of a doctoral level all under the supervision of a graduate faculty member.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-9 Credit Hours-Research/Field Work

Prerequisite:  Doctoral student status and program permission.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

HSRA 998 DOCTORAL SPECIAL TOPICS 1-4 Credit Hours

A course designed for PhD students in Health Services Research, Administration Policy and other graduate students that focuses on selected topics or problems in Health Services Research, Administration Policy.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-4 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

HSRA 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1-15 Credit Hours

Independent student research related to the PhD dissertation. This course may be utilized before or after successful completion of the comprehensive exam.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-15 Credit Hours-Research/Field Work

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU