Global Health - MPH - 2013-2014

Program Contacts

Global Health Program Director

James M. Tielsch

 

Concentration Directors

GH Communication

Tilly Gurmam

Khadi Ndiaye

 

GH Program Design, Monitoring, & Evaluation

Sangeeta Mookherji

Cheng Huang

 

GH Policy

James Sherry

 

GH Management

Victor Barbiero

 

Practicum Directors

Ashleigh Black

Halley Peterson-Jobsis

 

Advisor & Advising Info

Mission

The mission of the Department of Global Health is to provide an innovative and relevant program that reflects the changing health-disease environment of the twenty-first century, through which students can develop the attitudes, knowledge, skills, and creativity needed to improve the health and well-being of people around the world; and to prepare students for positions of leadership, advocacy, education, and research in the private or public sector, and in local, national or international institutions.  To achieve this, the MPH Global Health Program has four distinct concentrations.  During the admissions process, students will be required to choose a specific concentration within the MPH Global Health program:

1. Global Health Communication

2. Global Health Program Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME)

3. Global Health Policy

4. Global Health Management

Goals

The Goals of the Global Health program are to prepare students to:

  • Identify determinants of health problems including socio-cultural factors;
  • Design, implement, and evaluate global health and development programs and policies; and
  • Assume leadership roles in designing and managing programs that focus on modification of life-styles and specific health-related behaviors at both national and global levels.

Competencies: Global Health

On completion of the MPH Program in Global Health, students in all concentrations will possess the subject area knowledge and functional competencies required to:

  • Apply the theories and principles of epidemiology, economic and social development, policy and political   analysis to the identification, classification and elaboration of global health threats and opportunities at the   community, national and international levels.

Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the multiple disciplines and theories that make up global health; identify the various frameworks or perspectives through which global health is viewed and addressed; apply different frameworks to the description, analysis and critique of new global health issues; and draw from various authoritative data sources and basic epidemiological, socio-cultural and economic principles to assess and describe the health situation in a given country or major state. Students will approach their understanding of the global burden of disease, the underlying sectoral determinants of health, and health systems development through multiple frames, including: health economics, infectious and chronic disease, nutrition, unintentional and intentional injury, culture, social and political organization, humanitarian emergencies and international organizations. Relevant courses:  PubH 6400 Global Health Frameworks, PubH 6403 Scientific Basis of Global Health Interventions, and (beyond the GH Foundations) PubH 6442 Comparative Health Systems.

  • Understand and assess the functions, capacities, management and governance of governmental, international and non-state organizations in the translation of scientific and program evidence to inform public health policy making and strategy development.

Students should be able to demonstrate their understanding of the responsibilities, structure, focus and modus operandi of the legislative, advocacy and program evaluation actors in the Washington global health policy arena; their knowledge of the major institutions in the global health field; and how those major institutions work together and independently to influence the direction of global health policy and the shape of programs  Students should also be able demonstrate the ability to apply this knowledge to the analysis and design of advocacy for policy and programmatic change.  Further, they should be able to appreciate the institutional basis and bias in the communication of global health issues as presented in various Washington policy and practice settings.  Relevant courses:  PubH 6400 Global Health Frameworks, PubH 6401 Comparative Regional Determinants of Health, PubH 6402 Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar, and (beyond the GH Foundations) PubH 6441 International Organizations, and PubH 6442 Comparative Health Systems.

 

  • Critically analyze global health trends, differentiating determinants that can be effectively addressed through technical, behavioral, social and economic interventions and prioritizing approaches based on economic affordably and political feasibility.

Students should be able to understand and compare the determinants of health in different regions of the world, including the:  historical, economic, social and cultural, and political. Relevant courses:  PubH 6400 Global Health Frameworks, PubH 6401 Comparative Regional Determinants of Health, and (beyond the GH Foundations) PubH 6442 Comparative Health Systems.

 

  • Successfully apply public health theory and experiential evidence in the development and management of project, program and institutional strategies capable of reducing health risks, addressing underlying vulnerabilities, and mitigating the impact disease.

Students’ should be able to describe the availability and applicability, within and across different regions, of particular health promotion, disease prevention, diagnosis, control, and case management interventions. Students should also be able to describe the mechanism of action of specific interventions that mitigate biological, social, cultural and economic determinants of health.  Relevant courses:  PubH 6400 Global Health Frameworks, PubH 6403 Scientific Basis of Global Health Interventions and PubH 6401 Comparative Regional Determinants of Health.

 

  • Effectively synthesize health research findings with economic and social arguments to formulate communication strategies in global health action in various professional, institutional, political and cultural settings.

Students should be able to draw on global health research information in varied ways to support the development of program and policy advocacy.  Relevant courses:  PubH 6400 Global Health Frameworks, PubH 6401 Comparative Regional Determinants of Health, PubH 6403 Scientific Basis of Global Health Interventions.

 

  • Evaluate the benefits, costs and effectiveness of global health project, program and policy approaches and interventions though the appropriate choice and application of qualitative and quantitative survey and analysis methods. 

Students should be able to assess existing models of global health programs and policies and be able to formulate measurable program objectives – and design assessment strategies and interventions that are consistent with program objectives.  They should also be able to interpret monitoring and evaluation data and translate the findings into recommendations for program and policy improvement. Relevant courses:  PubH 6400 Global Health Frameworks, PubH 6401 Comparative Regional Determinants of Health, and PubH 6410 Global Health Study Design and Ethics

  • Understand the ethical issues involved in designing a study and the basic concepts of data collection in global health setting. 

Students will obtain a comprehensive understanding of complementary quantitative and qualitative research approaches. They will be able to articulate the study purpose and the hypothesis understand the ethical issues involved in the design of research projects, be able to effectively choose a research design to achieve their purpose and develop an understanding of effective dissemination techniques of their research findings, depending on their audience. Relevant courses:  PubH 6410 Global Health Study Design and Ethics

Program Requirements

Graduate Credit Requirement.  45 graduate credits are required.

*Course Requirements.  Successful completion of the core, department and concentration-specific courses are required.

Grade Point Requirement.  A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average is required.

Time Limit Requirement.  The degree must be completed within four years.

Transfer Credit Policy. Up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree may be transferred to the MPH. Up to 18 credits may be transferred to the MPH from the SPHHS Graduate Certificate.   Credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last 3 years with a grade point of 3.0 or better.

* Course Requirements by Concentration:

  GH Communication GH Program Design, Monitoring, & Evaluation GH Policy GH Management
CREDITS        
Core Courses 15 15 15 15
Required Dept Courses 7 7 7 7
Required Concentration Courses 6 6 9 6
Required Methods Courses 6 6 6 6
Electives- Concentration 3 2 0 2
Electives- SPHHS/ general 4 5 4 5
Practicum/CE 4 4 4 4
TOTAL 45 45 45 45

Competencies: Communication

Communication Concentration students should be able to:

  • Explain the ways in which behavior change and communication theories can inform the development and evaluation of health communication interventions. Relevant courses: PubH 6430 Theories for Global Health Communication Interventions, and PubH 6432 Global Health Communication Interventions: Social Marketing (or PubH 6571 Social Marketing: Theory and Practice)
  • Apply behavior change and communication theories when developing and evaluating health communication interventions. Relevant courses: PubH 6430 Theories for Global Health Communication Interventions, and PubH 6432 Global Health Communication Interventions: Social Marketing (or PubH 6571 Social Marketing: Theory and Practice)
  • Identify and describe essential components of health communication interventions and strategies, linking theory with practice. Relevant courses: PubH 6430 Theories for Global Health Communication Interventions, and PubH 6431 Global Health Communication Strategies and Skills (or PubH 6503 Intro to Public Health Communication and Marketing)
  • Evaluate health communication interventions. Relevant courses: PubH 6430 Theories for Global Health Communication Interventions, PubH 6432 Global Health Communication Interventions: Social Marketing (or PubH 6571 Social Marketing: Theory and Practice) and PubH 6431 Global Health Communication Strategies and Skills (or PubH 6503 Intro to Public Health Communication and Marketing).
  • Identify the appropriate data collection methodology for programmatic research and apply the appropriate quantitative or qualitative analysis to meet the research objectives. Relevant courses: PubH 6431 Global Health Communication Strategies and Skills, PubH 6411 Global Health Qualitative Research Methods and PubH 6412 Global Health Quantitative  Research Methods

Program-at-a-Glance: Communication

 

 

CORE

Credits

Semester Offered

PubH 6001

Biological Concepts for Public Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6002

Biostatistical Applications for Public Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer 

PubH 6003

Principles and Practice of Epidemiology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer 

PubH 6004

Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6006

Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer 

PubH 6007

Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

Total                    

Core Credits

15

 

 

 

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES

 

 

PubH 6400

Global Health Frameworks

3

Fall

PubH 6401

Comparative Regional Determinants of Health

2

Spring

PubH 6402

Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar

2

Fall, Spring

Total

Required Department Credits

7

 

 

 

REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES

 

 

PubH 6430

Theories for Global Health Communication Interventions

2

Spring

PubH 6431

Global Health Communication Strategies and Skills

2

Fall

PubH 6432

Global Health Communication Interventions: Social Marketing

2

Summer

Total

Required Concentration Credits

6

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTIVE CONCENTRATION COURSES (3 credits)

 

 

PubH 6515

High Risk and Special Populations

2

Fall

PubH 6535

Promotion of Mental Health

2

Summer

PubH 6533

Design and Conduct of Community Health Surveys

1

-

PubH 6534

Community Based Participatory Research

1

-

PubH 6575

Communication Skills for Public Health Professionals

1

Fall, Spring

PubH 6572

Marketing Research for Public Health

3

Spring

PubH 6574

Public Health Branding: Theory and Practice

2

Fall

PubH 6573

Media Advocacy for Public Health

3

Spring

PubH 6499.xx

Other SPHHS course with Advisor’s Approval

1-3

Fall, Spring, Summer

Total

Elective Concentration Credits

3

 

 

 

REQUIRED METHODS COURSES

 

 

PubH 6410

Global Health Study Design and Ethics

2

Fall, Spring

PubH 6411

Global Health Qualitative Research Methods

2

Spring, Summer

PubH 6412

Global Health Quantitative Research Methods

2

Spring, Summer

Total

Required Methods Credits

6

 

 

Total

 

SPHHS ELECTIVES: Any Graduate SPHHS Course

 

4

 

 

PubH 6014.14

 

Practicum

 

2

 

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6015.14

Culminating Experience

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

Total

Practicum and Culminating Experience

4

 

Total

Degree Credits

45

 

 

 

Sample Schedule: Communication

Global Health Communication

1st year Fall

1st year Spring

 

1st year Summer

 

 

Credits

 

Credits

 

Credits

6400 Global Health Frameworks

3

6401 Comp. Regional Determinants of Health

2

6432 GH Communication Interventions: Social Marketing

2

6002 Biostatistical Applications

3

6430 Theories for Global Health Communication Interventions 

2

6411-GH Qualitative Research Methods

2

6007 Social & Behavioral Approaches to Health

2

6410 Global Health Study Design and Ethics

2

6412-GH Quantitative Research Methods

2

6003 Principles and Practices of Epidemiology

3

6402 Washington Seminar

2

 

 

 

 

6006- Policy and Management Approaches

3

 

 

Total semester credits

11

Total semester credits

11

Total semester credits

6

 

 2nd year Fall

 

2nd  year Spring

 

2nd year Summer

 

6431 GH Communication Strategies and Skills

2

6014 Practicum

2

6015 Culminating Experience

2

6004 Environmental and Occupational Health

2

Elective course(s)

2-3

 

 

6001 Biological Concepts of Public Health

2

 

 

 

 

Elective course(s)

4-5

 

 

 

 

Total semester credits

10-11

Total semester credits

4-5

Total semester credits

2

 

Competencies: DME

Program Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Concentration students should be able to:

  • Analyze a nation for its major health problems, relate a tactical program plan to overall health problem reduction, construct a detailed tactical plan and budget, prepare a detailed program plan, and present and defend. Relevant courses: PubH 6435 Global Health Program Development and Implementation
  • Demonstrate their understanding of core program evaluation concepts, interventions, issues, challenges and priorities; demonstrate their expertise in the objective assessment of program outcomes, achievements, impacts, and, shortcomings – and in the reporting of findings and conclusions to senior managers within an international organizational context. Relevant courses: PubH 6435 Global Health Program Development and Implementation and PubH 6437 Global Health Program Evaluation
  • Demonstrate their understanding of the use and limitation of decision-making tools; synthesize key concepts in public health and apply that program design and evaluation and be able to synthesize interdisciplinary evaluation approaches to the analysis of domestic and global determinants of health and disease as well as interventions to improve health and other health impairing conditions. Relevant courses: PubH 6435 Global Health Program Development and Implementation and PubH 6437 Global Health Program Evaluation
  • Demonstrate their understanding of a "result- oriented" approach to management that encompasses the main aspects of problem solving faced by health program managers. Relevant courses: PubH 6435 Global Health Program Development and Implementation and PubH 6436 Global Health Program Management (or HSML 6246 Service Line and Project Management)
  • Describe how health systems performance is affected by various approaches to: Health Care Organization; Health Workforce Development; and to Health Care Financing. Relevant courses: PubH 6436 Global Health Program Management (or HSML 6246 Service Line and Project Management)
  • Identify the appropriate data collection technique for a given research project and apply the necessary sampling and survey design techniques and apply the appropriate quantitative and qualitative analysis to meet the objectives of the study. Relevant courses: PubH 6411 Global Health Qualitative Research Methods and PubH 6412 Global Health Quantitative Research Methods

Program-at-a-Glance: DME

 

 

CORE

Credits

Semester Offered

PubH 6001

Biological Concepts for Public Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6002

Biostatistical Applications for Public Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6003

Principles and Practice of Epidemiology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6004

Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6006

Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6007

Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

Total                       

Core Credits

15

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

 

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES

 

 

PubH 6400

Global Health Frameworks

3

Fall

PubH 6401

Comparative Regional Determinants of Health

2

Spring

PubH 6402

Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar

2

Fall, Spring

Total

Required Department Credits

7

 

 

 

REQUIRED CONCENTRATION

 

 

PubH 6435

GH Program Development and Implementation

2

Spring, Summer

PubH 6437

GH Program Evaluation

2

Fall, Summer

PubH 6436

 

HSML 6246

GH Program Management

– or –

Service Line and Project Management

2

 

2

Summer, Fall

 

Spring

Total

Required Concentration Credits

6

 

 

 

 

 

ELECTIVE CONCENTRATION (3 credits)

 

 

HSML 6203

Intro to Health Management 

2

Fall

HSML 6204

Quality and Performance Improvement

2

Spring

HSML 6207

Health Services Information Applications

2

Fall

PubH 6480

Humanitarian Operations

2

Fall

PubH 6481

Global Mental Health

2

Spring

PubH 6482

International Nutrition and Food Policy

2

Spring

PubH 6484

Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases

2

Fall

PubH 6485

Prevention and Control of Water and Sanitation Diseases

1

Summer

PubH 6490

Regional Case Studies in Global Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6499.xx

Other SPHHS Elective with Advisor’s Approval

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

Total

Elective Concentration Credits

2

 

 

 

REQUIRED METHODS

 

 

PubH 6410

Global Health Study Design and Ethics

2

Fall, Spring

PubH 6411

Global Health Qualitative Research Methods

2

Spring, Summer

PubH 6412

Global Health Quantitative Research Methods

2

Spring, Summer

Total

Required Methods Credits

6

 

 

Total Electives

 

SPHHS ELECTIVES-Any Graduate SPHHS Course

 

5

 

 

PubH 6014.14

 

Practicum

 

2

 

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6015.14

Culminating Experience

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

Total

Practicum and Culminating Experience

4

 

Total

Degree Credits

45

 

 

Sample Schedule: DME

Global Health DME

Option 1: beginning courses in spring semester

 1st year Fall

1st year Spring

1st year Summer

 

Credits

 

Credits

 

Credits

6400 Global Health Frameworks

3

6401 Comp. Regional Determinants of Health

2

6437 GH Program Evaluation

2

6002 Biostatistics

3

6435 GH Program Dev. and Implementation

2

6436 GH Program Management

2

6410 GH Study Design and Ethics

2

6411 GH Qualitative Research Methods

2

6007 Social & Behavioral Approaches to Health

2

6003 Epidemiology

3

6412 GH Quantitative Research Methods

2

6001 Biological Concepts

2

 

 

6402 Washington Seminar

2

 

 

Total semester credits

11

Total semester credits

10

Total semester credits

8

 

2nd year Fall

2nd  year Spring

2nd year Summer

6004 Environmental and Occupational Health

2

Elective course(s)

2-3

6015 Culminating Experience

2

6006- Policy and Management Approaches to Public Health

3

6014 Practicum

2

SPHHS Elective (3 credits)

3

Elective course(s)

4-5

 

 

 

 

Total semester credits

9-10

Total semester credits

4-5

Total semester credits

2

 

Option 2: beginning courses in summer semester

1st year Fall

1st year Spring

1st year Summer

 

Credits

 

Credits

 

Credits

6400 Global Health Frameworks

3

6401 Comp. Regional Determinants of Health

2

6411 GH Qualitative Research Methods

2

6002 Biostatistics

3

6410 GH Study Design and Ethics

2

6412 GH Quantitative Research Methods

2

6007 Social and Behavioral Approaches

2

6001 Biological Concepts

2

6435 GH Program Dev. and Implementation

2

6003 Epidemiology

3

6402 Washington Seminar

2

 

 

 

 

6006 Policy and Management Approaches

3

 

 

Total semester credits

11

Total semester credits

11

Total semester credits

6

 

2nd year Fall

2nd  year Spring

2nd year Summer

6004 Environmental and Occupational Health

2

Elective Course(s)

2-3

6015 Culminating Experience

2

6436 GH Program Management

2

6014 Practicum

2

 

 

6437 GH Program Evaluation

2

 

 

 

 

Elective Course(s)

4-5

 

 

 

 

Total semester credits

10-11

Total semester credits

4-5

Total semester credits

2

 

Competencies: Policy

Policy Concentration students should be able to:

  • Develop concise written and oral policy analyses for different audiences; identify the key areas of organizational reform and strengthening required to protect and advance global health; be able to critically analyze major multi-institutional and multi-sectoral initiatives in global health and make specific political, organizational and financial recommendations on how they might be strengthened. Relevant courses:  PubH 6441 International Health Organizations, PubH 6480 Humanitarian Operations and PubH 6482 International Nutrition and Food Policy
  • Apply relevant qualitative and quantitative tools and concepts to develop policy analyses for different audiences and topics. PubH 6415 Global Health Policy Method Applications and PubH 6411 Global Health Qualitative Research Methods and PubH 6412 Global Health Quantitative Research Methods
  • Describe how health systems performance is affected by various approaches to: Health Care Organization; Health Workforce Development; and to Health Care Financing.  Relevant courses: PubH 6442 Comparative Health Systems
  • Describe the fundamental concepts related to the theory of the consumer and production decisions by individuals and institutions; analyze the economic challenges faced by low and middle-income countries regarding health and health care and use economic analysis and statistical tools for evaluating problems faced by  individuals in developing countries in health-related decision making. Relevant courses: PubH 6440 Global Health Economics and Finance
  • Apply selected theories and principles of selected topics in regulatory policy, trade law and human rights conventions to the identification, classification and elaboration of current and emerging global health threats and opportunities that can be addressed through the international health governance and legal machinery.  Relevant courses: PubH 6443 Global Health Agreements and Conventions
  • Understand and critically assess the historical and ongoing development of the International Health Regulations, including the existing mechanisms and limitations in applying them through governmental, international and non-state organizations to address a major epidemic or other health emergency. Relevant courses: PubH 6443 Global Health Agreements and Conventions
  • Critically analyze the near- and long-term consequences of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) on global health, differentiating determinants that can be effectively addressed through national and international policies. Relevant courses: PubH 6443 Global Health Agreements and Conventions
  • Critically assess the relationship between the protection, promotion and progressive realization of human rights and global health outcomes, including how they relate to complex humanitarian emergencies. Relevant courses: PubH 6443 Global Health Agreements and Conventions

Program-at-a-Glance: Policy

 

 

CORE COURSES

Credits

Semester Offered

PubH 6001

Biological Concepts for Public Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6002

Biostatistical Applications for Public Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6003

Principles and Practice of Epidemiology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6004

Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6006

Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

PubH 6007

Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

Total                     

Core Credits

15

 

 

 

REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES

 

 

PubH 6400

Global Health Frameworks

3

Fall

PubH 6401

Comparative Regional Determinants of Health

2

Spring

PubH 6402

Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar

2

Fall, Spring

Total

Required Department Credits

7

 

 

          Required Concentration Courses

PubH 6440

 

HSML 6211

GH Economics and Finance

– or –

Health Economics

2

 

2

Spring

 

Fall

PubH 6442

 Comparative Health Systems

2

Fall

PubH 6441

International Health Organizations

2

Fall

 

Additionally, choose a total of 3 credit from the following:

 

 

PubH 6443

 

Global Health Agreements and Conventions

 

2

 

Spring

 

PubH 6415

 

Global Health Policy Methods Applications

1

Fall

PubH 6262

 

Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

1

 

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

PPPA 6015

-or by petition-

Cost-Benefit Analysis

 

3

 

Spring

Total

Required Concentration Credits

9

 

 

 

 

 

Required Methods Courses

PubH 6410

PubH 6411

PubH 6412

GH Study Design and Ethics

Global Health Qualitative Research Methods

Global Health Quantitative Research Methods

2

2

2

Fall, Spring

Spring, Summer

Spring, Summer

 

– or by Petition –

 

 

PubH 6310

PubH 6315

PubH 6320

Statistical Analysis in Health Policy

Introduction to Health Policy Analysis

Applications of Health Policy Analysis

2

2

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

Fall, Spring, Summer

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

Total

Required Methods Credits

6

 

 

 

Total Electives

 

Any Graduate SPHHS Course(Elective)

 

4

 

 

 

Practicum and Culminating Experience

PubH 6014.14

Practicum

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

PubH 6015.14

Culminating Experience

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

Total

Practicum and Culminating Experience

4

 

 

Total

Degree Credits

45

 

 

 

Sample Schedule: Policy

Global Health Policy

 1st year Fall

1st year Spring

1st year Summer

 

Credits

 

Credits

 

Credits

6400 Global Health Frameworks

3

6401 Comp. Regional Determinants of Health

2

6004 Environmental and Occupational Health

2

6002 Biostatistics

3

6006 Policy and Management approaches

3

6411 GH Qualitative Research Methods

2

6003 Epidemiology

3

6402 Washington Seminar

2

6412 GH Quantitative Research Methods

2

6007 Social and Behavioral Approaches

2

6440 Global Health Econ & Finance

2

 

 

 

 

6410 GH Study Design and Ethics

2

 

 

Total semester credits

11

Total semester credits

11

Total semester credits

6

 

 2nd year Fall

2nd  year Spring

2nd year Summer

6442 Comparative Health Systems

2

6014 Practicum

2

6015 Culminating Experience

2

6441 International Health Organizations

2

6443 GH Agreements and Conventions

2

 

 

6001 Biological Concepts

2

 

 

 

 

6415 GH Policy Methods Applications or 6262 Intro to GIS

1

 

 

 

 

Elective course(s)

4

 

 

 

 

Total semester credits

11

Total semester credits

4

Total semester credits

2

 

Competencies: Management

Management Concentration students should be able to:

  • Apply management theory in health services organizations (HSOs) in limited resource settings, including through: comprehending management activities, their historical and theoretical bases, and current problems and applications; understanding how the economics and the financing of health and medical care affect the behavior of patients, providers, and organizations in international settings; and identifying contemporary administrative and clinical ethics issues present in HSOs that can be resolved through the application of ethical reasoning. Relevant courses: PubH 6436 Global Health Program Management (or HSML 6246 Service Line and Project Management) and HSML 6203 Introduction to Health Management
  • Comprehend the relationship between the budget process and the management of resources within the health care organization, applying that understanding to: the development of a facilities budget; the evaluation of an organization’s financial viability using industry performance measures; and recommendations of the use of different third party reimbursement methods in different circumstances and settings. Relevant courses: PubH 6436 Global Health Program Management (or HSML 6246 Service Line and Project Management) and HSML 6203 Introduction to Health Management
  • Apply in a limited resource health care setting: the basics of quality and performance improvement; a basic parliamentary procedure; and the problem solving method to written and oral case analyses. Relevant courses: PubH 6436 Global Health Program Management (or HSML 6246 Service Line and Project Management)
  • Make oral presentations, interacting effectively in a group setting and to identify management and leadership lessons learned in case studies. Relevant courses: PubH 6436 Global Health Program Management (or HSML 6246 Service Line and Project Management)
  • Understand health resource management and the funds administration process for health services organizations including conducting financial analysis and developing budgets and financial reports. (HSML 6209 and HSML 6210)
  • Apply management science theory and techniques to service lines, programs, and projects; apply project management concepts and tools; plan and evaluate program and project effectiveness; apply the Logical Framework to development projects; and develop Gantt Charts that integrate Diffusion Theory into health and development project timelines. Relevant courses: PubH 6436 Global Health Program Management (or HSML 6246 Service Line and Project Management)
  • Understand the role information technology performs in managing health care services; identify priority e-health applications that contribute to the quality of health care delivery; be knowledgeable of the current policies and programs leading in the development of the nationwide electronic health information network; and apply decision-making and strategic thinking for planning and developing EHRs for an acute care hospital environment. Relevant courses: HSML 6207 Health Services Information Applications.

Program-at-a-Glance: Management

 

Global Health Management Track

Required Core Courses

 

 

Credits

Semester Offered

 

PubH 6001

Biological Concepts for Public Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

PubH 6002

Biostatistical Applications for Public Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

PubH 6003

Principles and Practice of Epidemiology

3

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

PubH 6004

Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

PubH 6006

Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health

3

Fall, Spring, Summer 

 

PubH 6007

Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

Total                            

Core Credits

15

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

 

Required Department Courses

PubH 6400

Global Health Frameworks

3

Fall

 

PubH 6401

Comparative Regional Determinants of Health

2

Spring

 

PubH 6402

Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar

2

Fall, Spring

 

Total

Required Department Credits

7

 

 

 

Required Concentration Courses

HSML 6203

Intro to Health Management 

2

Fall

 

HSML 6207

Health Services Information Applications

2

Fall

 

PubH 6436

 

HSML 6246

GH Program Management

– or –

Service Line and Project Management

2

 

2

Fall, Summer

 

Spring

 

 

 

Total

Required Concentration Credits

6

 

 

 

 

 

Elective Concentration courses

Select 2 credits

[Advisor approval is required to substitute courses that are not on this list]

HSML 6204

Quality and Performance Improvement

2

Spring

 

PubH 6435

Global Health Program Development and Implementation

2

Spring, Summer

 

PubH 6440

Global Health Economics and Finance

2

Spring

 

PubH 6441

International Health Organizations

2

Fall

 

PubH 6443

Global Health Agreements and Conventions

2

Spring

 

PubH 6490

Regional Case Studies in Global Health

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

PubH 6499.xx

Other SPHHS Elective with Advisor’s Approval

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

Total

Elective Concentration Credits

2

 

 

 

Required Methods Courses

PubH 6410

GH Study Design and Ethics

2

Fall, Spring

 

HSML 6209

Health Services Finance

2

Fall

 

HSML 6210

Health Services Financial Applications

2

Spring

 

Total

Required Methods Credits

6

 

 

 

Total Electives

 

Any Graduate SPHHS Course (Elective)

 

5

 

 

 

Practicum and Culminating Experience

PubH 6014.14

Practicum

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

PubH 6015.14

Culminating Experience

2

Fall, Spring, Summer

 

Total

Practicum and Culminating Experience

4

 

 

Total

Degree Credits

45

 

 

 

Sample Schedule: Management

Global Health Management

1st year Fall

1st year Spring

 

1st year Summer

 

 

Credits

 

Credits

 

Credits

PubH 6400 Global Health Frameworks

3

PubH 6401 Comp. Regional Determinants of Health

2

PubH 6007 Social & Behavioral Approaches to Health

2

PubH 6002 Biostatistical Applications

3

PubH 6006- Policy and Management Approaches

3

PubH 6436 Global Health Program Management

2

HSML 6203 Intro to Health Management

2

PubH 6001 Biological Concepts of Public Health

2

Elective course(s)

2-3

PubH 6003 Principles and Practices of Epidemiology

3

PubH 6004 Environmental and Occupational Health

2

 

 

 

 

PubH 6410 GH Study Design and Ethics

2

 

 

Total semester credits

11

Total semester credits

11

Total semester credits

6-7

 

 2nd year Fall

 

2nd  year Spring

 

2nd year Summer

 

PubH 6402 Washington Seminar

2

6014 Practicum

2

6015 Culminating Experience

2

HSML 6209 Health Service Finance

2

HSML 6210 Health Services Finance Applications

2

 

 

HSML 6207 Health Services Information Applications

2

 

 

 

 

Elective course(s)

4-5

 

 

 

 

Total semester credits

10-11

Total semester credits

4

Total semester credits

2

 

Past Program Guides

This is the current program guide for this program. Students should follow the course requirements from the year in which they entered the program. 
 
Past Guides (PDF includes information on both MPH and Certificate requirements):
 
Guides that are not available online can be acquired from the Academic Affairs Program Coordinator in the Dean's Office.