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Health Systems and Policy Concentration
Additional Course Requirements

Students electing to pursue the Health Systems and Policy MPH Concentration must satisfy the General MPH Requirements for the School of Public Health and Department of Health Services as well as the substitutions and additional requirements listed below.

Health Systems and Policy Concentration Additional Requirements

Core Requirements:
Health Systems and Policy
Health Policy Research
Health Policy Development
Health Economics
and One Health Law Course From:
Public Health Law
Health Administration and Business Law

and Two Methods Courses From:
Qualitative Methods in Health Services Research
Health Program Evaluation
Survey Research Methods
Introduction to Systematic Reviews and Meta-analysis of Evidence
Social Determinants of Health Research Methods
Economic Evaluation in Health and Medicine
Assessing Outcomes in Health and Medicine
Community-based Participatory Research
Qualitative Research Methods: An Introduction
Medical Biometry II

and at least One Ethics Course From:
B H 509
Ethics and the Social Determinates of Health
B H 511
Medical Ethics
Ethical Issues in Health Services
LAW H 503
Medical Ethics and Jurisprudence
LAW H 504
Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues in Public Health Genetics
LAW H 509
End of Life: Rights and Choices
LAW H 540
Health and Human Rights
PB AF 506
Ethics and Public Policy
PHG 542
Genetic Discovery in Medicine and Public Health
PHG 551
Human Genomics: Science, Ethics, and Society

Other Recommended Electives:
Social Determinants of Population Health and Health Disparities
SOC W 501
Poverty and Inequality
SOC W 536
Social Movements and Organizing
SOC W 560
Policy Processes, Institutions, and Influences
SOC W 561
Concepts and Methods of Policy Analysis
SOC W 586
Policy Advocacy
LAW H 529
HIV and the Law
LAW H 531
Health Law Advocacy
PB AF 513
Public Policy Analysis
PB AF 598
Administrative and Policy Skills Workshop

Capstone Project in lieu of the MPH Thesis Requirement:

Waivers or substitutions of the Methods, Ethics, and General Elective Requirements can be made with the approval of the Health Systems and Policy Concentration Faculty Lead. Core Requirement waivers and substitutions are rare and require multiple School and Departmental approvals.