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312.600.93 Managing Health Services Organizations

Health Policy and Management
1st term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2017 - 2018
Beijing, China
Fri 09/22/2017 - Mon 09/25/2017
Class Times:
  • M F Sa Su,  8:30am - 5:00pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Eric Ford
Course Instructor:
  • Eric Ford

Examines the health care environment and its organizational implications. Presents a framework for understanding and managing health services and health sector organizations. Explores the application of managerial leadership skills to influence people and institutions. Discusses how to manage resources within a framework of principles, people, processes and organizational design. Addresses strategic and organizational management, management and performance improvement tools, and management roles and functions.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify the complexities and challenges of managing health services organizations
  2. Analyze health service organizations and their functions in order to facilitate change and performance improvement
  3. Apply management tools and processes to performance improvement opportunities
  4. Discuss the role and expectations of managers in health service organizations
  5. Apply management theories and tools to the analysis of a current health care organizational issues
  6. Work collaboratively on a team assignment
Methods of Assessment:

In-class participation (20%); in-class presentation (30%); final case analysis (40%); pre-course quizzes (10%)

Enrollment Restriction:

Enrollment restricted to DrPH/pt students in the Tsinghua cohort

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Jointly Offered With:
Special Comments:

This course will be offered over a 4 day period in Beijing China at Tsinghua University. Students are required to complete readings and take several short quizzes on content comprehension prior to the start of class. Final case analysis will be due at the conclusion of 1st term on October 20, 2017.