Health Policy for Clinicians

The Advanced Certificate in Health Policy for Clinicians offers physicians, postdoctoral students, other health practitioners and clinicians the opportunity to enhance their expertise by learning to manage various policy questions within any healthcare framework. Drawing from NYU Wagner's highly-ranked Health Policy and Management program, this certificate offers an opportunity for professionals to enhance their skills and knowledge in the economics and politics of health policy.

Students must complete 12 credits to obtain this Advanced Certificate. The curriculum is designed to be completed in two to three semesters, however students may take up to three years.

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Required Courses:

Students must complete the following courses (6 credits):

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
HPAM-GP.2836 Topics in Health Policy: Policy, Politics, and Power None Spring 3
HPAM-GP.4830 Health Economics: Principles CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018 Spring 1.5
HPAM-GP.4831 Health Economics: Topics in Domestic Health Policy CORE-GP.1011, CORE-GP.1018, HPAM-GP.4830 Spring 1.5


Students must also choose and complete courses from the following (6 credits):

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
PADM-GP.2170 Performance Measurement and Management CORE-GP.1020 Fall, Spring 3
PADM-GP.2171 Evaluating Programs and Policies CORE-GP.1011 Fall, Spring, Summer 3
PADM-GP.2173 Operations Management CORE-GP.1020, CORE-GP.1011 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2174 The Intersection of Operations, Policy, and Leadership CORE-GP.1020 and CORE-GP.1022 Fall 3
PADM-GP.2411 Policy Formation and Policy Analysis CORE-GP.1022 Fall, Spring 3
HPAM-GP.2825 Continuous Quality Improvement CORE-GP.1011, HPAM-GP.1833, and computer proficiency. Spring 3
HPAM-GP.2846 The Realities of Managing Complex Health Systems None Spring 3
HPAM-GP.4852 Ethical Issues in Healthcare Management None Spring 1.5


Prerequisite Courses:

Students must waive prerequisite courses if they are required for any of the above elective courses a student wishes to take toward the Advanced Certificate. If students are unable to waive the course(s), only one course from the list below may count toward the certificate and other courses would need to be completed in addition to the Advanced Certificate.

Course Number Course Name Prerequisites Typically offered credits
CORE-GP.1011 Statistical Methods None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1018 Microeconomics None Fall, Spring 3
CORE-GP.1020 Management and Leadership None Fall, Spring, Summer 3
CORE-GP.1022 Introduction to Public Policy None Fall, Spring 3
HPAM-GP.1833 Strategic Management for Healthcare Organizations CORE-GP.1020; HPAM-GP.1830 or HPAM-GP.2836 Spring 3