Health Services Concentration

Required elective courses for this concentration:

  • Comparative Effectiveness Research (M19-5252)
  • Patient Safety, Quality Management and Quality Improvement (M19-526)
  • Decision Analysis for Clinical Investigation and Economic Analysis (M17-531)
  • 6 additional credits of elective courses with approval from program leadership 

The competencies to be demonstrated at the end of the program expand on the overall MPHS and include:
  • Demonstrate the ethical competencies for public health.
  • Identify the various types of evidence that influence decisions in clinical health services and public health practice.
  • Understand the barriers encountered when translating scientific evidence to practice.
  • Recognize effective methods for translating evidence-based interventions in practice and policy settings.
  • Explain the importance of leadership from public health professionals regarding the need and relevance of evidence-based interventions.
  • Implement the basic concepts that underpin managerial decision-making in health and public health settings.
  • Apply conceptual frameworks that explain organizational behavior.
  • Evaluate critically organizational structures, processes and performance in management teams.
  • Describe how organizations work and become an active and constructive force for positive change in health care and public health organizations and systems.
  • Assess the health care management situation, develop a range of courses of action, and make appropriate decisions consistent with the assessment.
  • Demonstrate applied expertise in decision science and health services research.