Health Policy

“We are a free-standing MPH in Health Policy degree, the only one in the country.  PA students looking to affect the policy environment for PAs themselves and/or the patients they serve would be well-suited for an MPH in Health Policy. ”

 -Taylor Burke, JD, LLM
Associate Professor

Health Policy...

  • provides access to top national health policy experts
  • applies policy analysis to research studies and health program evaluations
  • designs and evaluates policies that impact health
  • examines policy across various health issues

For more information please see the Milken Institute School of Public Health - Health Policy homepage.

Curriculum

Year 1, Semester 1    
Course Number Title Credits
PubH 6002 Biostatistical Applications for Public Health 3
PubH 6003 Principles and Practice of Epidemiology 3
PubH 6004 Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World 2
PubH 6007 Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health 2
PubH 6305 Fundamentals for Health Policy 2
PubH 6591 Leadership Seminar for PA/MPH Students 1
ANAT 6215 Anatomy of Health Science Students 3
  Total Semester Credits 16
Year 1, Semester 2    
Course Number Title Credits
HSML Selective Choose one Health Services Management & Leadership Selective 2
PubH 6310 Statistical Analysis in Health Policy 3
PubH 6315 Intro-Health Policy Analysis 2
PA 6122 Role of PA in American Health Care 2
HP or HSML Health Policy or Health Services Management & Leadership Elective 1
  Total Semester Credits 10
Year 1, Semester 3    
Course Number Title Credits
PubH 6320 Advanced Health Pol Analysis 2
PubH 6325 Fed Policymaking & Pol Advocacy 2
PubH 6335 Health Services and Law 3
PubH 6242 & 6243 Clinical Epi & Decision Analysis 2+1
PubH 6014 Practicum 2
PA 6119 Health, Justice & Society II 1
  Total Semester Credits 13
Year 2, Semester 1
(PA Only Course)
   
Course Number Title Credits
PA 6101 Clinical Assessment I 4
PA 6104 Integration into Clinical Concepts I 2
PA 6109 Foundations of Medicine 5
PubH 6015 Culminating Experience 2
PHYL 6211 Physiology for Health Sciences Students 3
  Total Semester Credits 16
Year 2, Semester 2
(PA Only Courses)
   
Course Number Title Credits
PA 6102 Clinical Assessment II 1
PA 6105 Integration into Clinical Concepts II 2
PA 6112 Clinical Medicine I 7
PA 6116 Clinical Skills I 2
PA 6120 Human Behavior 2
PHAR 6207 Basic Principles of Pharmacology 2
  Total Semester Credits 16
Year 2, Semester 3
(PA Only Courses)
   
Course Number Title Credits
PA 6103 Clinical Assessment III 1
PA 6106 Integration into Clinical Concepts III 2
PA 6113 Clinical Medicine II 7
PA 6117 Clinical Skills II 1
PA 6121 Clinical Specialties 6
PHAR 6208 Pharm in Dis. Pathophysiology 2
  Total Semester Credits 19
Year 3, Semester 1-3    
Course Number Title Credits
PA 6259 Introduction to Clinical Education 2
PA 6261 Inpatient Medicine Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6262 Primary Care Care Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6263 Surgical Inpatient Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6264 Women's Health Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6265 Pediatrics Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6266 Emergency Medicine Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6267 Behavioral Medicine Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6268 Elective Clinical Practicum 5
PA 6300 Introduction to Professional Practice 2
  Clinical Year Total Credits 44