The course provides a comprehensive introduction and overview to health policy, administration and management with specific emphasis on public health and healthcare organizations that deliver care. An additional focus is on rural communities within the context of health administration. The course context is based on managerial decision making and the practical knowledge, tools, processes and strategies required by organizational management. This course overviews the basics of administration, including public health law, human resources management, budgeting and financing, health information management, performance measurement and improvement, ethics, leadership, communication, media relations, and legislative relations. Emerging areas of public health policy and management are also discussed as contexts to apply practical knowledge, tools, and strategies.
Credit Hours: 3 Class Meets: Wed., 6 - 9 p.m. Semester: Spring 2021
Format: Fully online with first week asynchronous online; second week face-to-face or synchronous online. May require two face-to-face class sessions. This class alternates with HPEM 6350.