Distance Learning
GHSD 6030

GHSD 6030 - Introduction to Health Systems, Management and Policy, 3 credits

This course presents a comprehensive survey of management principles and practices in the health care setting, with particular attention to the public health arena at an introductory level. Students are introduced to US healthcare system,(public and private sectors), the legal and ethical bases for public health, methods of ensuring community health safety and preparedness, public policy, management principles for planning, managing and evaluation, principles of strategic planning, marketing and quality improvements and skills for communicating and building partnerships with community partners.

Course Learning Objectives

The student will be able to:

  1. Discuss managerial roles, task and responsibilities required to effectively plan, organize, lead entities (organizations, divisions and projects) towards achievement of the organizational mission.
  2. Discuss managerial roles and responsibilities as they apply to selected public health organizational
  3. Discuss the organization of the U.S. health care system, including provider categories, payer health care services, role of the government and environmental trends.
  4. Apply basic concepts and tools that are integral to strategic leadership, including:
    1. Explain the relationship between organizations and their external environments and the resulting the role and function of the manager.
    2. Recognize the role of uncertainty and accept risk as a necessary component of organizational development.
    3. Discuss the use of political and legal systems to effect change.
    4. Recognize the importance of a professional ethical code and the need to promote an organizational that fosters high ethical standards.
    5. Relate theories of organizational structure to professional practice.
    6. Recognize importance of systems thinking and organizational performance measurement and quality improvement systems.

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