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Population Health Management Integrative Activity

4th term
Online Programs for Applied Learning
4 credits
Academic Year:
2021 - 2022
Instruction Method:
Asynchronous Online
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructors:
Mark Bittle

Must have completed all 1st year courses to enroll in this course. Enrollment requires Advisor's Permission.


This integrative activity is a required course for OPAL students enrolled in the MAS in Population Health Management.

Emphasizes the research, analysis, and writing of a complete and independent population health management strategy. Prepares students to draw upon the relevant evidence-based concepts of population health and population health management provided through the curriculum. Covers no new material. Focuses on the finalized project, in the format of a consulting report to senior leadership and will contain an executive summary in addition to, introduction, background, assessment and analysis, findings, and recommendation sections. Challenges students to produce a final project paper that will represent an integrated and synthesized assessment of population health management paradigm of Know-Engage-Manage as applied to a defined community.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Establish goals and objectives for improving health outcomes that incorporate an understanding of the social determinants of health and the socioeconomic environment in which the organization functions
  2. Construct a multi-sector collaboration of key provider, community-based organizations, and other relevant sectors, based on identified population health needs, quality and cost of care for individuals and populations
  3. Recommend an evidence-based population health management strategy to reduce burden of illness and related impact (e.g. costs, avoidable utilization, productivity or other population health level measure(s)
  4. Propose an implementation and evaluation plan using feasible and valid measures
Methods of Assessment:

This course is evaluated as follows:

  • 15% Written Assignment(s)
  • 35% Paper(s)
  • 50% Final Paper

Enrollment Restriction:

Restricted to students in MAS in Population Health Management

Instructor Consent:

No consent required