Curriculum

College

Population Health

Degree Earned

Master of Science

Program Type

Online

Program Contact

Name: Mary Reich Cooper, MD, JD
Position: Program Director
Telephone: 215-955-8333

Program Contact

Name: Dennis R. Delisle, ScD, MHSA, FACHE
Position: Assistant Program Director
Telephone: 215-955-7165

Admissions Contact

Name: April Smith
Position: Admissions and Recruitment Manager

901 Walnut Street, 10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Telephone: 215-503-5305

Courses

Advanced Practice Certificates (APCs)

APC in Operational Excellence
  • HQS 500: Introduction to Healthcare Quality & Safety
  • OPX 531: Evaluating Healthcare Organizations
  • OPX 532: Project Management Essentials
APC in Operational Excellence Education
  • OPX 531: Evaluating Healthcare Organizations
  • OPX 532: Project Management Essentials
  • Teaching Operational Excellence

Graduate Certificate

  • HPL 500: U.S. Healthcare Organization & Delivery
  • HQS 500: Introduction to Healthcare Quality & Safety
  • OPX 531: Evaluating Healthcare Organizations
  • OPX 532: Project Management Essentials
  • Elective*

Master's Degree

Graduate Certificate course requirements plus:

  • AHE 503: Hospital Finance & Accounting
  • HPL 520: Fundamentals of Practice-Based Statistics
  • POP 520: Change Management
  • OPX 525: Executing Lean Improvements
  • OPX 535: Strategic Execution
  • OPX 540: Baldrige
  • OPX 650: Capstone Seminar and Project

*Elective not required in master’s degree.

The capstone project is designed by the student and is tailored to his/her career trajectory.

Program Outcomes

The OpX program prepares leaders to be effective agents of change within their organizations by equipping them with the knowledge and skills to facilitate and lead system and process-level improvements.  Graduates will be able to:

Graduate Certificate
  • Apply the foundational concepts of quality and safety measurement, improvement, and analysis
  • Utilize project management tools and framework to design and implement improvement projects
  • Distinguish the various evaluation methods used to externally and internally assess a healthcare organization’s performance
  • Identify and evaluate appropriate healthcare situations to utilize operational excellence tools
Master’s Degree (above plus)
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of various performance improvement evaluation approaches as well as improvement interventions
  • Integrate quality, safety, and transformation/change management tools to promote quality, safety, and process efficiency
  • Design and implement operational excellence tools and strategies at a system level
  • Develop systematic approaches to drive broad-impacting improvements across a healthcare organization