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Health Policy & Management

Week One

Foundations of Organizational Leadership, 312.610.11

3 academic credits
June 6-8, 2016 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Instructor: Ann-Michele Gundlach, EdD

In this course, students develop an understanding of the role of the organizational leader and the essential knowledge and skills the role requires. The course is designed to provide a framework for understanding the process of working effectively with and leading others. Drawing from a variety of disciplines, it places emphasis on the role of the leader in relation to organizational effectiveness, developing a vision for the future, leading change and building adaptive organizational cultures. Students taking this course for graduate academic credit will be evaluated based on class participation and a final paper. The paper will be due within a month of the conclusion of the course on a date identified by the instructor. No assignment will be accepted after August 5, 2016. This course is limited to 30 students.

NOTE: This course has a $25.00 course materials fee that will be applied to the tuition.


Negotiation in Health Care Settings, 312.670.11

3 academic credits
June 9-11, 2016 (9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)
Instructor: Stacey Lee, JD

Addresses the basic skills needed for effective negotiation of business relationships in health care and other settings. Focuses on understanding and developing a systematic approach to preparing for, structuring, and negotiating key business relationships. Presents basic process and conflict management skills needed for effective negotiation of business relationships in health care. Also explores the ethics of negotiation. Students taking this course for graduate academic credit will be evaluated based on class participation (30%); Individual Negotiation and Analysis Critique (40%); Employment and Compensation Negotiation Exercise (15%); Negotiation Preparation and Assessment Exercise (15%). Assignments will be due within a month of the conclusion of the course on a date identified by the instructor. No assignments will be accepted after August 5, 2016.


Health Care Workforce Policy and Management, 309.621.11

3 academic credits
June 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17 2016 (1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Instructor: Claude Desjardins, PhD

Prompts students to think like decision-makers and frame real-world policy and management solutions to improve care, control costs, and meet the growing demand for care and services imposed by the influx of "baby boomers" and brisk population growth. Topics include: the supply/demand, specialty mix, and geographic distribution of health professionals; the effectiveness, productivity, and management of the health workforce; employment disparities in gender, race, compensation, and promotion; the scope, quality, and cost for health care/services; and the management of teams to achieve better health and timely access to care. Students taking this course for graduate academic credit will be evaluated based on class participation (10%); class assignments (5%); and a final paper (85%). The paper will be due within a month of the conclusion of the course on a date identified by the instructor. No assignments will be accepted after August 5, 2016. 

NOTE: This course is offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday over a two week period, in the afternoons only.


Public Health in Film and Television, 308.607.11 (Cancelled)

2 academic credits
June 7, 9, 14, 16, 2016 (1:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
Instructor: Beth A. Resnick, MPH

Uses film and television to examine and question the public health cultural landscape in society. Explores a range of current public health research, policy, and practice topics. Sessions include film and television excerpts coupled with brief overviews of public health issues and class discussion. Students taking this course for graduate academic credit will be required to complete readings and journal entries to supplement the in-class sessions. This course will be evaluated based on class participate (20%), journal entries (20%), and a final course reflection paper (60%). Assignments will be due within a month of the conclusion of the course on a date identified by the instructor. No assignments will be accepted after August 5, 2016.

NOTE: This course is offered Tuesday and Thursday over a two week period, in the afternoons only.