Public Health, Management Systems Sciences (PHMS)

PHMS 301. Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare Delivery Systems3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Must be a Public Health major.

Description: This course explores the many different aspects of health care delivery in the United States within a system of systems, the bases and processes of health care financing, and professional considerations for serving, managing, and leading in different types of health service organizations. Emphasis is placed on the role of health professionals working in different types of health service organizations.

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PHMS 501. Introduction to Public Health Practice and Administration2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Student in SPHIS program or in the Bachelor-MPH program.

Description: This course emphasizes the practical application of the principles of health care organizations to public health at the national, state and local levels.

Note: Taught only at the graduate level.

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PHMS 530. Comparative Health Systems3 Units

Description: This course examines health delivery and public health systems from a global perspective. The course focuses on teaching students to describe elements of these systems, the environment in which the systems exist, and the internal and external forces through which systems change. Although the structure of different health systems vary, most also have substantial similarities especially in the areas of improving access and quality, while minimizing costs. The course focuses on health systems, using examples of health systems in different countries to demonstrate system similarities and differences. The course will provide a framework for analyzing different models of organizing health care and public health in settings around the world. The course will engage students in examining health systems outside the United States, focusing specifically on how a country's history, geography, government, and economy influence the delivery of health services. Students will apply these skills in a semester-long group project involving the analysis of a selected country's health system, its performance factors affecting performance and structure, and opportunities for reform.

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