About PH 6170 OL1

Addresses major issues and challenges faced by health services managers relating to established and evolving social, economic, and professional policies in a context of practical problem assessment and appropriate resolution.


Open to Graduate-level Public Health students only; All other students require instructor permission; Must submit the request at: http://go.uvm.edu/phcourses Students will be notified if permission is granted before classes begin; Contact student Advisor, Vika Pleshakova at vpleshak@uvm.edu with any questions; Asynchronous online

Section Description

Management of Health Services and Medical Care (also known as Health Care Management) is a course for students interested in better understanding health care management tools in an era of reform. The course looks at various methods for addressing universal access to health care, quality of care and health care costs. The course also examines consumers’ experiences with the health care system and explores ways to improve this experience. Through case studies, critical evaluation, readings and assignments, this course will assess progress toward health care reform in the US from different stakeholders’ perspectives. The distinct strategic and leadership challenges faced by managers in healthcare organizations will be examined through the perspectives of consumers, employers, practitioners, insurers, regulators, and public policymakers. Real world examples of the use and value of the tools will be examined throughout the semester.

Section Expectation

This course combines lecture and discussion formats. Students should expect to spend 6-8 hours a week on coursework outside of class per University policy regarding work required for a three credit hour course.


Grades are based on discussion board participation, written assignments (3 total), a presentation, a quiz, and a Final Exam (take-home).

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