Introduction to Health Policy and Management for Nurse Leaders

EXEC-GP.1830, 3 points.


Only open to Executive MPA students.

This course explores core topics in the study of health and health care delivery in the United States. We will discuss the distribution of health and disease in society, the organization of the U.S. health care system and roles and behaviors of its key actors, the historical context for developments in public health and medicine, the quality and accessibility of health care services, and current events in health care reform. We will examine major themes in health care policy and practice using an interdisciplinary approach that employs sociological, political, economic and ethical perspectives on health and disease, characteristics of health care in the U.S., and the complexity of achieving high quality and affordability given the varied (and sometimes conflicting) motivations of policy-makers, payers, providers and patients. Students will also consider the U.S. health care system in an international context to provide a comparative lens on its nature and performance versus those of other industrialized nations. The objective of this course is to build understanding of fundamental ideas and problems in the areas of health and medical care and thereby to provide a strong foundation for future studies and careers in the health care field.

Prerequisites: none

Semester Instructor Syllabus Link
Fall 2014Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Fall 2013Victor G. RodwinSyllabus
Fall 2012Syllabus
Semester Instructor Evaluation Link
Fall 2014Victor RodwinEvaluation
Fall 2013Victor G. RodwinEvaluation
Fall 2011Rodwin, VictorEvaluation
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Rodwin, Victor G

Weekly Schedule:
Tue - 4:30 pm to 6:10 pm

Session Dates:
09/02/2015 to 12/15/2015

NY Presbyterian