Curriculum

College

Population Health

Degree Earned

Master of Science

Program Type

Online

Courses

Advanced Practice Certificates (APCs)

APC in Population Health
  • HPL 500: U.S. Healthcare Organization & Delivery
  • POP 500: Essentials of Population Health (1)
  • POP 510: Health Economics, Risk, & Finance (4)
APC in Population Health Education
  • POP 500: Essentials of Population Health (1)
  • POP 510: Health Economics, Risk, & Finance (4)
  • POP 516: Teaching Population Health

Graduate Certificate

Science Track

  • HPL 500: U.S. Healthcare Organization & Delivery
  • POP 500: Essentials of Population Health (1)
  • HQS 500: Introduction to Healthcare Quality & Safety (3)
  • HPL 504: Health Law & Regulatory Issues
  • POP 510: Health Economics, Risk, & Finance (4)

Management Track

  • POP 500: Essentials of Population Health (1)
  • POP 510: Health Economics, Risk, & Finance (4)
  • HQS 509: Applied Principles of Healthcare Quality (3)
  • HDS 501: Health Informatics & Analytics
  • HDS 538: Implementation Science

Employers Track

  • HPL 500: US Healthcare Organization & Delivery
  • POP 500: Essentials of Population Health (1)
  • POP 510: Health Economics, Risk, & Finance (4)
  • HQS 500: Introduction to Healthcare Quality & Safety (3)
  • POP 541: Population Health for Employers

Master's Degree

Science Track

  • HPL 500: U.S. Healthcare Organization & Delivery (2)
  • POP 500: Essentials of Population Health (1)
  • HQS 500: Introduction to Healthcare Quality & Safety (3)
  • POP 510: Health Economics, Risk, & Finance (4)
  • HPL 504: Health Law & Regulatory Issues 
  • HDS 501: Health Informatics & Analytics
  • AHE 509: Epidemiology & Evidence for Outcomes Research
  • HPL 506: Health Policy: Analysis & Advocacy
  • OPX 520: Change Management
  • Elective (2,4,5)
  • POP 650: Capstone Seminar & Project  
Management Track
  • POP 500: Essentials of Population Health (1)
  • POP 510: Health Economics, Risk, & Finance (4)
  • HDS 501: Health Informatics & Analytics
  • OPX 520: Change Management
  • HQS 509: Applied Principles of Healthcare Quality (2, 3)
  • HDS 538: Implementation Science
  • POP 560: Population Health Strategy & Management I
  • POP 561: Population Health Strategy & Management II
  • OPX 530: Applied Leadership Strategies for Effective Change
  • Elective (2,4,5)
  • POP 650: Capstone Seminar & Project  
Employers Track
  • HPL 500: US Healthcare Organization & Delivery (2)
  • POP 500: Essentials of Population Health (1)
  • POP 510: Health Economics, Risk, & Finance (4)
  • HQS 500: Introduction to Healthcare Quality & Safety (3)
  • POP 541: Population Health for Employers
  • POP 542:  Population Health Analytics for Employers
  • POP 543: Wellness, Prevention, & Chronic Disease Management for Employees
  • POP 544: New Models and Employee Health Care
  • POP 545: Health Law & Regulatory Issues for Employers
  • Elective (2,4,5)
  • POP 650: Capstone Seminar & Project
  1. Waived for graduates of our Population Health Academy.
  2. Waived for members of the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) who have completed the master's pre-requisites.
  3. Waived for members of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) who hold the Certified in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) credential.
  4. Waived for graduates of accredited Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) programs.
  5. Waived for members of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) who have completed qualifying courses in the SHM Leadership Academy.

    There is a maximum number of credits that can be waived or substituted. See Student Handbook for more details.

All Masters tracks culminate in a Capstone Project which incorporates knowledge and skills gained through the Masters Program education. The Capstone should advance knowledge which can be applied to the student’s discipline and/or organization. 

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Population Health are able to:

  • Articulate U.S. Healthcare organization and delivery, and how it impacts strategy and operations for achieving value-based care.
  • Define population health, and describe how public health resources can align to address social determinants of health in order to improve health care outcomes.
  • Incorporate principles of healthcare quality and safety to improve the care of patients and populations.
  • Apply principals of economics, risk, and finance to the development and implementation of health care strategies.
  • Describe how policy, medicolegal, and regulatory factors inform and impact health care systems. (Science track)
  • Organize and implement clinical programs while understanding the role of analytics and principles of implementation science. (Management track)

Graduates of the Master of Science in Population Health Program are able to achieve the above competencies plus:

All Tracks:
  • Apply quantitative and qualitative analytic skills to develop, implement, and evaluate programs that address population health issues at the institutional, community, regional, and national levels.
  • Apply principles of change management to more successfully influence healthcare programs and outcomes.
Science Track:
  • Assess and interpret healthcare policies, legal precedents, statutes, and regulations.
  • Analyze the impact of socio-cultural factors on access to heatlh care and adjust health promotions and interventions accordingly.
  • Apply social, behavioral and organizational science to the diagnosis, development and implementation of organizational change.
  • Participate in structured simulations that demonstrate the breadth of population health.
Management Track:
  • Discuss and design clinical programs and initiatives which demonstrate understanding of social, clinical, and financial factors impacting population health.
  • Apply leadership strategies for effective change to clinical operations.
Population Health for Employers Track:
  • Strategize and execute to maximize workforce health and wellness
  • Understand the application of data science to maximize population health program benefits
  • Focus on wellness, prevention, and chronic disease management for the workforce
  • Prepare for the future by studying new models and how they can benefit employee health care

All three tracks culminate in a capstone project which incorporates knowledge and skills gained through the Masters Program education. The Capstone should advance knowledge which can be applied to the student’s discipline and/or organization.