Health Policy and Management in Public Health (MPH) Cohort Program - Focus: Population Health and Health Insurance at Independence

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The MPH cohort program is a hybrid program (in-person and online) designed for leaders in health care and health insurance implementing population-focused programs. The 24-month program is designed to enable regular cohort face-to-face interaction supplemented with online courses and a required applied practice experience. If you are an executive, director or emerging leader with five years of experience, this program is for you. Members of the cohort will build long-term relationships as they progress through the program together step by step. The online segment of the course is available to students asynchronously (no set meeting time).


In-Person course segment meets at the College of Podiatric Medicine.

In-person courses will on meet five Saturdays (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a one-hour lunch) at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine located at 6000 Rockside Woods Blvd. N., Independence Ohio. 


CORE COURSES (18 semester hours)

  • Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health
  • Public Health Administration
  • Social Determinants of Health Behaviors
  • Biostatistics in Public Health
  • Fundamentals of Public Health Epidemiology
  • Community Health Needs Assessment

HPM CONCENTRATION SPECIFIC COURSES (15 semester hours)

  • Health Care Systems
  • Public Health Policy, Law, and Ethics
  • Public Health Program: Planning, Implementation, Evaluation
  • Financial Management for Public Health Organizations
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis

MAJOR ELECTIVES (9 semester hours)

  • Leadership I - Effective Leadership
  • Special Topics - Health Insurance I and II 

APPLIED PRACTICE EXPERIENCE (APE) (3 semester hours)

  • Students complete a 3-semester hour Applied Practice Experience (150 contact hours)

Sample two-year program plan

Fall 

Spring

Intersession

Summer I 

Summer III 

First 7 weeks: 

HPM52016 Public Health Administration (CPM)

1 Saturday session

 

First 7 weeks:

HPM63008 Effective Leadership (CPM)

1 Saturday session

3 Week session:

Special Topics-

Insurance I (online)

 

HPM60192 Applied Practice Experience -3 credit hours

(students meet with advisor and set up/begin APE)

5 Week session: 

HPM63007 Public Health Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (online)

 

1 Saturday session

5 Week Session:

 HPM 53010 Community Health Needs Assessment (online)

Second 7 weeks: 

HPM 63003 Health Care Systems (online)

 

Second 7 Weeks:

BST 52019 Biostatistics (online)

Fall 

Spring

Intersession

Summer I

Summer III 

First 7 weeks:

HPM63005 Financial Management (CPM)

1 Saturday session

First 7 weeks:

HPM63006 Cost Benefit Analysis (CPM)

1 Saturday session

3 Week session:

Special Topics:  Insurance II (online)

5 week session: HPM63004 Public Health Policy, Law and Ethics (online)

 

1 Saturday session

5 Week session: 

EHS52018 Environmental Health Concepts in Public Health

(online)

Second 7 weeks:

SBS54634 Social Determinants(online)

Second 7 weeks:

EPI52017 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (online)

 

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