MHA Course Materials
Course syllabi will be posted on the course web sites as soon as they become available. If possible they will be posted before the quarter begins. The course web sites can be accessed through Moodle.
Many courses require the purchase of one or more textbooks. Textbooks are made available at the South Campus Center (SCC) University Bookstore (206-543-6582) located behind the Health Sciences Center. It is a good idea to contact the Bookstore in advance to confirm textbook availability; shelves are stocked quarterly.
Course Reading Packets (CoursePaks)
Some courses have a reading packet that contains a collection of required readings (articles, etc.), which have been duplicated for your convenience. The cost and number of packets vary from quarter to quarter. Course reading packets may be purchased from the South Campus Center University Bookstore.
Electronic Reserves and On-line Resources
Electronic reserves (E-reserves) and on-line journal articles are often used as supplements to reading packs and textbooks. You may access electronic reserve materials via the internet from public workstations in the UW Libraries, the Health Sciences Library Microlab, any UW Computer Lab, from home, or from any other internet-connected computer. For further information and troubleshooting tips, see the e-reserves section below or the Health Sciences Library Course Reserve Information page.
Many on-line journals have access restrictions which require that you connect to them via a UW computer. This can be achieved by using a computer on campus or dialing up from home to a UW modem. For other methods of accessing UW restricted materials on-line, visit the Healthlinks Connecting to UW Online Restricted Resources page.
Course e-reserves (readings held on reserve, electronically, at the Health Sciences Library) usually contain scanned articles or book chapters that you can access on-line in Adobe PDF format. After the readings have been placed on e-reserve, you can access them two ways:
- Through the course web site. If there are e-reserves, there will be a link to them on the course web site.
- Through the Health Sciences Library web site. If the course web site is not yet available, go to the HealthLinks Course Reserves page. Select "Search by Course." (You can "Search by Professor," but searching by course can be more straightforward.) Type the course number (include prefix, number and section letters, if known) into the box (e.g., HSMGMT 560, HSERV 590A, etc.).
Click on the link in the table that says, "+LIST OF ELECTRONIC RESERVE MATERIALS." You will see a screen with a link that says, "Connect to this title online; UW restricted." Click on this, and you will be prompted to login using your UW NetID and password. You will be asked to agree to a copyright notice (click the "accept" button), then you will see a list of titles of articles and/or book chapters on reserve, along with a link to the course web site. Click on the article or chapter you wish to read. You can then view the article.
The instructors of the Financial Management courses have requested that program participants purchase their own personal "financial" or "business" calculators. Necessary calculator functions include: present value, future value, annuities, interest rate return and yield. The main University Bookstore has a HP-10B (Hewlett Packard) "business" calculator with these functions.
Please note that in addition to a financial calculator, students are required to have access to a computer with Microsoft Excel. This program will be used regularly in the Financial Management courses.
The University's official first and last days of each quarter, as well as UW recognized holidays, can be found in the Academic Calendar. However, the actual first and last days of instruction for a particular course may vary. Also, many graduate courses do not follow the final examination schedule outlined by the University. Check the specific course syllabus or with your instructors for confirmed quarterly class meeting dates/times and locations.