Health Care Policy
With the MPA track in Health Care Policy, students are introduced to the political, economic, social and cultural factors that influence health care delivery to the many diverse populations throughout our nation, including those who are disadvantaged and vulnerable.
The goal of the Health Care Policy specialization is to provide students with:
- A basic understanding of the determinants of population and individual health
- The organizational structure and financing of the U.S. healthcare delivery system
- The public policy making process at the federal, state and local level and the main governmental programs and institutions
- The different potential goals and methods to achieve improved quality, performance, and accountability.
Our graduates apply the skills they learn not only in health care delivery organizations of all kinds but also in a variety of public agencies, advocacy groups, policy analysis and consulting organizations, health-related trade associations, health plans and insurers, and even in those organizations that help corporations and public agencies purchase and manage health benefits for their employees and retirees.
Students who wish to concentrate their MPA studies in Health Care Policy must complete four graduate courses (12 credits) in this area. There is one required course that is a prerequisite to others, shown above. Students must also complete an additional two courses (6 credits) of their choice. These are considered free electives and may be chosen from this or any other of our specializations.
|PAF 9710 -|| Health and Health Care
(Pre-requisite course for other 9700 sequence courses)
|PAF 9180 -||Policy Analysis||3|
|PAF 9715 -||Health Care Policy||3|
|PAF 9720 -||Population-Based Health Planning||3|
|PAF 9725 -
PAF 9174 -
|Health Program, Policy, and Performance Evaluation
|PAF 9730 -||Comparative Health Systems||3|
|PAF 9735 -||Health Politics and Policy Making||3|
|PAF 9766 -||Health Care Costs and Financing||3|
|PAF 9799 -||Selected Topics in Health Policy||3|
|Courses relevant to the track offered at other schools of Baruch College
and/or other CUNY campus with advisor approval
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