This course is a graduate introduction to social injustice and inequality issues which create conditions that lead to unconscionable health disparities according to race, ethnicity, childhood experiences, gender, income, nationality, and other factors. This course explores the multi-faceted origins of health disparities clearly essential to effective and humane programs, policies, and systems. The course will also continuously examine how to translate theory into practice.
(PUBHLTH 690DS, 3 credits)
Advanced Negotiations for Managers
This course is designed for managers. They need negotiation skills every time they cannot achieve their objectives without the cooperation of someone else. That is most often the case in current business environments where more of the work is carried out across both internal and external boundaries; where there are more teams and projects in which conflict is a normal part of problem solving; where personal expertise and information systems have distributed power horizontally; and where new technologies and markets have created multiple objectives that compete for organizational resources. Managers in these environments face more complexity with less control. To perform effectively they must be able to “influence without authority”. Negotiation skills give them critical tools for success. In this course MBA students will develop: 1. diagnostic abilities for understanding key factors that shape and characterize different negotiation situations, 2. planning skills for identifying best approaches to particular negotiations, 3. interpersonal skills for managing the specific communication and decision-making behaviors used during bargaining, and 4. Self-awareness for recognizing how their own personality, values, perception and style affect the selection and use of various negotiation strategies and tactics. The course requires extensive student participation in the hands-on negotiation of specific business cases where both the tactical processes and strategic outcomes will be evaluated and graded for effectiveness. This 3 credit elective course is listed as SCH-MGMT 697OO.
Review of communication sources, channels, messages, reception, and effects, diffusion of health information, adoption of preventive health behavior, and mass media and social change patterns. (PUBHLTH 608, 3 credits)
Ethical Issues in Public Health
Explore problems in resource allocation, health research, adoption of technology, and related issues in the context of basic ethical principles. Group discussion emphasized. (PUBHLTH 525, 3 credits)
Financial Management of Health Institutions
The fundamental tools for management control and decision making in health care organizations. The budgeting and financial management process. Emphasis on reimbursement for services and reporting requirements to government and third-party payor, and how managers establish budgets and financial controls to cope with them. (PUBHLTH 628, 3 credits)
Globalization and Health
This seminar will identify the linkages between globalization and health and examine the positive and negative impacts which globalization poses for the safety and security of the world's population. (PUBHLTH 590Q, 3 credits)
Health Economics and Reimbursement
This course introduces the applications of economics to health and health care. The topics to be covered include: allocation of health care resources with respect to demand and supply of health care; the roles of hospitals physicians, and health insurance; market imperfections and their role in economics of health care. (PUBHLTH 726, 3 credits).
Intro to Health Politics and Policy
Negotiations Theory & Practice
The course examines negotiation fundamentals, including the two core strategies of competitive (win-lose) negotiation and integrative (win-win) negotiation. Course content focuses on negotiation preparation, strategy formulation, determination of goals and objectives, and processes for bringing about a successful settlement. The course will also explore psychological processes, power dynamics, communications at all stages of negotiation, ethical issues and the challenges of cross-cultural negotiations. The format of the course will be organized around a series of bargaining simulations and cases that are supported by readings, videos, and cases. This 3 credit elective course is listed as SCH-MGMT 597L.
Public Health Informatics
This course includes informatics content applicable to administrative and clinical systems used in public health. Learners analyze the application of information science and technology to public health practice. (PUBHLTH 757, 3 credits)
Public Health Law
Constitutional and social bases for public health law. Development of statutes and regulations and their effects on social problems, including review of court decisions and preparation of administrative regulations. (PUBHLTH 780, 3 credits)