Minor in Health Policy and Management
The minor in Health Policy and Management (HPM) is open to all undergraduate students at Temple University. The HPM minor provides Temple's students with a background in policy issues and management challenges related to politics, ethics, quality, payments, and access to health care. The minor gives students the opportunity to gain experience in communicating health policies for diverse audiences, advocating for health policies, analyzing health policies, and explaining the political process underlying policymaking. Students will also have options to learn sound management principles, leadership skills, and the operation of health-related organizations. This minor requires students to complete 18 credit hours: 9 credit hours from required courses and 9 credit hours from interdisciplinary elective courses. The required courses and electives are offered by various departments in the College of Public Health and in other colleges. Alternative electives can be approved at the discretion of the Program Director. Elective courses in the minor also allow students to choose how to focus their area of study—students may concentrate on policy, management, or both.
Number of credits required to complete the minor: 18
All courses for the minor should be complete with a grade of C or higher.
|HRPR 1001||Public Health: The Way We Live, Work and Play||3|
|HPM 2214||Politics and Payments in US Healthcare System||3|
|Elective Courses 1|
|Select three courses from the following:||9|
|History of U.S. Public Health|
|Global Health Policy|
|American State and Local Politics|
|Law in Public Health and Health Care|
|IT Applications for Health|
|Health Information Management IT Fundamentals|
|Healthcare Leadership and Strategic Management|
|Global Health Systems|
|Principles of Emergency Management: A Public Health Perspective|
|Epidemiology 360: Determinants, Disease and Health-related Outcomes|
|Healthcare Financing and Information Technology|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
Other electives as approved by the program director.