CONTENTSINTRODUCTION AND MISSION . 5DESCRIPTION OF HEALTH POLICY & MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENT . 7GENERAL INFORMATION AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS . 7ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS . 7LENGTH OF STUDY PERIOD . 7ADVISING . 7ACADEMIC INFORMATION . 8DEGREE PROGRAMS . 8Description of Degree Programs Offered . 8Health Policy and Management MPH Competency Model . Error! Bookmark notdefined.Summer Internship (MPH) . 28Masters Research Thesis Report (MS) . 28SCHEDULE, CURRICULUM & COURSES . 29Health Policy & Management Department Classes Offered in 2012-2013 . 30Current Course Descriptions . 55STUDENT AFFAIRS . 62Course Schedule and Classrooms . 62University Records System Access (URSA) . 62Registration . 62Paying Fees. 63eBill. 63Enrolling in Classes . 63URSA Enrollment . 63Datasheet . 63Waiving Courses and Transfer of Credit . 64SPH Waiver Exam . 65Grading System . 65Grade Points. 65Grade-Point Average. 65Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory Grades . 66Incomplete Grades . 66In Progress Grades . 66Deferred Report Grades. 66Correction of Grades . 66Academic Probation . 67Late Study List . 67Student Complaints and Academic Grievances . 667Registration Cancellation . 67 2Department of Health Policy and Management Masters Program

Withdrawal . 67Graduate Readmission . 68Graduate Leave of Absence . 68Transfer to another Department . 68Transfer to a Doctoral Degree . 68Application for Readmission . 68Petitions (Blue Petition) . 69Advancement to Candidacy . 69Transcripts and Records . 69Ordering Transcripts . 70DPR—Degree Progress Report . 71English as a Second Language . 71Student Records . 71Change of Name or Address . 71Course Evaluations . 71Academic Dishonesty . 72STUDENT INFORMATION . 73ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2012-2013 . 73INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS . 74HEALTH SERVICES ALUMNI ASSOCIATION-HSAA ALUMNI NETWORK . 74HEALTH SERVICES STUDENT ASSOCIATION-HSSA: FUTURE HEALTHCARE LEADERS . 75FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND FUNDING . 75STUDENT LIFE AND RESOURCES . 76STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES . 76Arthur Ashe Student Health and Wellness Center . 76Medical Insurance Requirement. 76Waiving SHIP . 76Student Psychological Services (SPS) . 76WRITING TUTORIALS. 76CAREER DEVELOPMENT . 77COMPUTER AND TECHNICAL SERVICES . 77Academic Technology Services (ATS). 77Advanced Technologies . 77Software Central . 77Student Labs. 77Training & Consulting. 77Bruin OnLine (BOL) . 77BruinTech . 78MyUCLA. 78Borrowing a CLICC Laptop . 78OFFICE FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES (OSD) . 78 3Department of Health Policy and Management Masters Program


INTRODUCTION AND MISSIONWelcome to the Health Policy & Managementcommunity at UCLA. The UCLA Fielding School ofPublic Health is consistently rated as one of the topprograms in the country.Health Policy &Management is regarded as one of the strongestdepartments in the United States. Our mission isto advance community health through scholarshiprelevant to healthcare policy and management.For more than 50 years, our alumni have been atestament to this mission.UCLA graduatescontinue to make a difference in the public andprivate sectors by assessing critical communityhealth problems, developing sensible policies andorganizational strategies for their solution andassuring the efficiency and effectiveness ofservices delivered across the full health services spectrum.Our academic programs continue to prepare future health care leaders with invaluablemanagerial, policy and research skills through a balance of rigorous curricula andexperience-based learning.UCLA students are taught by internationally-recognized faculty members who comefrom a wide range of backgrounds, including economics, history, law, management,medicine, policy analysis, psychology, and sociology. The common bond among ourfaculty is a steadfast commitment to solving problems and developing innovations in theaccess, cost and quality of health services from a population-based perspective.I welcome your interest in the Department of Health Policy & Management and inviteyou to consider joining us in tackling the challenging, daunting, and inspiring issuesfacing the health care field today.Frederick J. Zimmerman, Ph.D.Professor and Department Chair 5Department of Health Policy and Management Masters Program

Mission of the Department of Health Policy & ManagementThe Mission of the Department of Health Policy & Management is to improve thehealth status of all people in the community by:Developing the next generation of leaders in the health sector;Conducting the highest quality research;Innovating to solve the complex challenges of health care policy and delivery;Educating health policy, management, and public health practice professionals inleading edge knowledge and skills; andPartnering with the community to disseminate and apply new knowledge.MISSION OF THE MPH PROGRAM IN HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT:Provide Masters level education, informed by research & evidence-based practice, todevelop and prepare early careerists and entry-level health care professionals whowill play leadership roles in public and private institutions involved in theorganization, financing, and delivery of health services and aimed at developinglegislation and regulations that will improve the health of individuals, communitiesand populations.Vision of the Department of Health Policy & ManagementTo build healthy futures for all populations by preparing research, management andpolicy leaders focused on increasing the equity, effectiveness and efficiency of healthservices for both personal as well as population health.Our Values are::Honesty and Integrity: Commitment to upholding the highest standards of professionalconduct in all endeavors.Social Justice: Commitment to treating all persons fairly and equitably.Diversity and Inclusiveness: Acknowledgement of the benefits of differences andsimilarities among people and working to build sustainable relationships among peopleand institutions with diverse memberships, through equal treatment and access toresources and decisionsExcellence in scholarship and education: Commitment to establishing and maintainingthe highest quality research, teaching and professional service.Continuous Improvement: Commitment to a self-reflective departmental environmentthat seeks to continually improve the quality of its teaching, research and service. 6Department of Health Policy and Management Masters Program

DESCRIPTION OF HEALTH POLICY & MANAGEMENT DEPARTMENTThe department has been training students for careers in healthcare management and health policy since1961. As part of the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, the Department is committed to offering acomprehensive public health education. More than ever, the provision of health services is a collaborativeeffort requiring the input of clinicians, administrators, researchers, and numerous other professionals. Toprepare our graduates to communicate and work effectively with other experts in this increasinglycomplex environment, our health services programs instill a solid public health background that includesbiostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, economics, political science, management andsociology. This multidisciplinary training provides our graduates with a wider range of career paths uponentering the health care industry. During its 50-year history, the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health hasbeen on the forefront of innovations in teaching and research in the health care field. The Schoolcontinues to respond effectively to emerging issues in the health care environment, in order to ensure thevalue and relevance of program curricula.GENERAL INFORMATION AND PROGRAM REQUIREMENTSADMISSION REQUIREMENTSApplicants should meet the University requirement of Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum 3.0 grade pointaverage (B) and satisfactory performance on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) taken within the last fiveyears. There is no minimum combined score requirement for GRE. The average GRE scores for thoseoffered admission for the past three years are Verbal: 550 and Quantitative 650. These averages aregenerally higher in the doctoral admits. Foreign students must have a satisfactory TOEFL score, takenwithin the last three years. Prior work experience in community health or health education is stronglyconsidered in the evaluation of applicants for admission. MCAT/DAT/GMAT/LSAT scores are acceptedonly for applicants already holding an MD/DDS/MBA/JD degree. The program usually has many morequalified applicants than can be admitted, so meeting the above minimum requirements does not ensureadmission. Students are admitted to the MPH and MS HLT POL programs in the fall quarter only.The following are important websites regarding admissions process:- cklist-and-www.gdnet.ucla.eduwww.sophas.orgLENGTH OF STUDY PERIODThe MPH and MS degrees are normally obtained after six quarters of full-time study. The MPH alsorequires a 400-hour internship, usually completed in the summer between the first and second years. Thelength of the study also depends upon the academic background and experience of the candidate.ADVISINGBefore students begin their first quarter, they will be assigned advisors within the Health Policy &Management Department. Advisors approve students' course selections each quarter. He or she will alsoanswer questions that students have about the Fielding School of Public Health or health policy andmanagement as a field. It is strongly suggested students make an appointment with their advisors at thebeginning of each quarter. 7Department of Health Policy and Management Masters Program

ACADEMIC INFORMATIONDEGREE PROGRAMSThe Department offers both practice andresearch-oriented graduate programs. The widerange of programs provides students with theknowledge and skills necessary to operateeffectively as health care professionals within avariety of organizational settings.Description of Degree Programs OfferedMaster of Public Health in Health Policy & Management (M.P.H.), a two-year program integrating astrong foundation of health care management and policy analysis with a set of social values rooted in thediscipline of public health. The idealism of the public health tradition is balanced by the belief that strongmanagerial and analytical skills are vital in achieving efficiently and effectively operating healthorganizations that provide equitable access to populations.Master of Public Health in Health Services Organization (H.S.O.), a one-year program designed forindividuals with a previous academic or professional doctoral-level degree who have already worked inhealth care for several years and wish to refine their health services skills and knowledge. Physicians,dentists, attorneys, social scientists, and other professionals enter this program to gain an understandingof the complexities and process of the health care system. This program provides individuals with astrong foundation in health services to complement and broaden their expertise in their functional area.Master of Public Health/ Master of Business Administration (M.P.H.-M.B.A.), a three-year concurrentdegree program sponsored jointly with the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. The MBAProvides in-depth training in general management skills and one or more selected managementdisciplines, while the MPH provides a comprehensive understanding of the health care industry and thenecessary management skills to deal with its unique problems. Taking the two programs concurrentlyallows students to develop their skills and integrate their courses more effectively than if the twoprograms were taken sequentially. To enroll in the concurrent degree program, students will be requiredto satisfy the regular admissions requirements of both schools.Master of Public Health/ Master of Public Policy (M.P.H.-M.P.P.) is a three-year concurrent degreeprogram offered by the Fielding School of Public Health and the School of Public Policy in which thestudents complete both the M.P.H. and the M.P.P. degree simultaneously. The combined curriculumprepares graduates to effectively identify and evaluate both public and private policy options. To enroll inthe concurrent degree program, students will be required to satisfy the regular admissions requirementsof both schools. Students enrolled either in the MPH or MPP program may apply for admission to thejoint degree program in their first year of residence. However, each school has its own entrancerequirements, and there is no guarantee that because an individual is already a student in good standingin one school that he/she will be accepted by the other. Concurrent degree students must complete atotal of 124 quarter units in three years. The MPH students complete 56 quarter units in the FieldingSchool of Public Health, 16 units are core School-wide-public health courses, 24 units of required HealthPolicy & Management courses and 16 units maximum of elective Health Policy & Management courses.For the School of Public Policy they complete 68 quarter units. 8Department of Health Policy and Management Masters Program

Master of Public Health/ Juris Doctor (M.P.H.- J.D.), is a concurrent degree program allowing a student tocomplete the two degrees in four years instead of five. Admission to each School must be completedseparately. During the first year, students enroll in the first year curriculum in the School of Law. Duringthe second year, students enroll in the Fielding School of Public Health and complete the majority of theSchool and Departmental required public health courses. In the third and fourth years, students willcomplete the remaining public health courses and 40 elective units in the Law School, of which 2 unitsmust be a course on professional responsibility and at least three courses, are chosen from the LawElectives List. The program requires 73 semester units in the School of Law. It requires 56 quarterly unitsin the Department of Health Policy & Management; 16 quarter units in the Fielding School of PublicHealth; a minimum of 16 elective quarter units in the Fielding School of Public Health; and a maximum of16 elective quarter units allowed for concurrent credit in Public Health and Law.Master of Public Health/ Doctor of Medicine (M.P.H.-M.D.), is a five-year concurrent degree program,allowing a student to complete the two degrees in five years rather than six. Medical student spend theirfourth year in the Department of Health Policy and Management and return to Medical School for a fifthyear. To do this, medical students will apply to the Department of Health Policy & Management duringtheir third year in medical school.Students in the M.P.H. /M.D. degree must complete a total of 60 units in the Fielding School of PublicHealth: 16 units of core Fielding School of Public Health courses, 32 units of required courses in HealthPolicy & Management and 12 units of elective courses in the Fielding School of Public Health.Master of Science in Health Services is a one or two-year program for students who want to pursue aresearch career in health-related fields such as medicine, dentistry, nursing, biostatistics, or epidemiology.In addition to foundation of courses on health services organization, financing and delivery, managementand health behavior, students pursue rigorous training in quantitative and qualitative research methods,including course work in research design, contemporary econometric methods, epidemiology, andbiostatistics. These courses prepare them for doctoral education and research careers in fields such ashealth economics, quality of care, technology assessment, cost-effectiveness analysis, demography, andpolitical economy. 9Department of Health Policy and Management Masters Program

UCLA MPH Program in Health Policy and ManagementCompetency ModelThe MPH in Health Policy and Management uses a competency model that incorporates the essential competencies of themanagement, policy, and public health foundations of our program. This competency model is detailed in the pages thatfollow.The “Examples” column is included to provide an idea of what might be part of the competency category and are offered toprovide additional information about the competency definition to help determine if your course covers a competency. Anyparticular course need not cover these specific examples in order to cover a competency. These examples hardly cover thebreadth of possibilities, but they do provide curricular direction.The Management Domain provides a stronger direction for curricular direction and development. Developing coursecurriculum using identified examples is highly recommended.What does it mean to “cover a competency”?Covering a competency means that the instructor explicitly presents, or expects demonstration of, knowledge, skills,attitudes or values. To cover a competency includes: (1) providing guidance on how students can perform successfully incompetency areas, AND (2) providing feedback and assessment on the demonstration of those competencies* 10Department of Health Policy and Management Masters Program

I. DOMAIN: HEALTH SYSTEM SKILLS – Ability to understand and impact health system characteristics, problems and policies in orderto improve population health and ensure equitable health care delivery.COMPETENCIESEXAMPLESA. Describes and understands the maincharacteristics, components and issues ofthe organization, financing, and delivery ofhealth services and public health systems inthe U.S.1. Specify the structure and function of major pieces of the health system,including workforce, the continuum of care and delivery organizations, publicand private sources of health delivery, governmental agencies, researchactivities, as well as the interaction of policy and delivery.2. Delineate and specify how these components relate and interact to form theprocesses of health care.3. Understand the impact of case mix and payer mix on hospital operations4. Compare the trends in inpatient, outpatient, diagnostic and pharmaceuticalutilization in the health care system.B. Assesses the impact of determinants onpopulation health and health status.1. Analyze the changes in health status caused by different health behaviors.2. Understand and indicate how social, familial, cultural, physical and otherdeterminants affect individual and population health, including acute andchronic illness.3. Identify the causes of social and behavioral factors that affect health ofindividuals and populations; articulate the Andersen Health Behavior Model.C. Understands the impact of the heath caresystem on health disparities.1. Draw implications about how physical, financial, and social access or barriersaffect health status.2. Illustrate how the contexts of gender, race, poverty, history, migration andculture are important in the design of interventions within health and publichealth systems.3. Differentiate between availability and accessibility of health care acrossdiverse populations. 11Department of Health Policy and Management Masters Program

D. Understands quality of care, patientsafety, and other performance indicators inthe context of the U.S. and internationalhealth systems.1. Describe the six IOM aims for an effective health care system providingexamples and discussing the strengths and weaknesses of the US system inthese terms.2. Compare quality performance indicators between the U.S. and other healthsystems and indicate the implications of this for health and the organization ofthe health system in the U.S.3. Define and understand HEDIS, Joint Commission Core Measures, and CAHPS inrelation to quality outcomes.E. Differentiates and understands privateand government roles in health caredelivery.1. Assess the pressures faced by Medicaid pr

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