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  School of Public Health 2018-2020 Courses Urban Health Administration Courses  

Urban Health Administration Courses

URHA 0503 Introduction to Urban Health (3) This course provides a broad overview of urban health issues.
URHA 0608 Leadership for the Nonprofit Sector (3) The course is designed to provide experiential and analytical opportunities for students in the nonprofit sector. Focuses on developmental and career issues that are relevant to leadership development in this sector especially the health care and governmental environments. The course goals are to expose students to the concepts related to emotional intelligence and related behaviors; to develop personal analytical skills of character and leadership development as understood through fiction literature; and to employ and develop their conceptual abilities by applying the literature analyses to the experiential presentations by leaders in the nonprofit sector. Prerequisites: All M.P.H. core courses.
URHA 0621 Public Health and Health Disparities (3) As members of the public health community we have a role to play in shaping how people think about and work to eliminate health disparities. This course examines how social, economic, environmental, cultural, and lifestyle factors contribute to differences in morbidity and mortality in racial and ethnic minorities and the medically underserved. We will also examine social determinants of population health. Prerequisites: All M.P.H core classes. 
URHA 1503 Topics in Public Health Administration (3) Introduces students to important health-related aspects of American cities. The course discusses the importance of place in influencing the health status of urban populations. It also describes the programs and policies that influence urban population health and health care delivery. In particular, the course describes new opportunities for urban health in light of the Affordable Care Act. Prerequisites: All M.P.H core classes. Cross-listed with 20:834:503,504,509. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1505 Intergovernmental Relations and Management (3) Covers the constitutional basis for division of powers among the levels of government in the United States. Cooperation and conflict in managing the delivery of public services such as education, public safety, and health care are explored. Examines the roles of federal, state, and local governments, as well as private for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Cross-listed with 20:834:505. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1507 Leadership and Diversity (3) Leadership versus management; leadership qualities and characteristics; leadership skills, such as conflict management and team building; leadership tasks, including vision, agenda setting, and mobilizing resources; leadership in organizational and political settings; role of followership; and impact of diversity upon leaders and leadership. Prerequisite: All M.P.H. core classes. Cross-listed with 20:834:507. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1515 Administrative Ethics (3) The primary goals of this course are to: (a) introduce students to the role that ethics and morals should play in the lives of public administrators in various capacities, and (b) provide tools and strategies for identifying and addressing ethical issues in professional life. Prerequisites: All M.P.H core classes. Cross-listed as 20:834:515. This course is offered through the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1523 Human Resources Administration (3) Human resources administration in public and nonprofit settings, including human resource planning, staffing, development, and compensation. Behavioral and environmental determinants are examined, including production technology, market factors, service delivery, and government regulations. Prerequisites: All M.P.H core classes.  Cross-listed as 20:834:523. This course is offered through the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1529 Performance Measurement and Reporting for Public and Nonprofit Organizations (3) The processes of public and nonprofit performance measurement and management are explored in depth. Theories of public and nonprofit performance are reviewed with a clear focus on application in the management setting. Types of measures are reviewed and their relationships are explored through program logic models. Selection of key performance indicators and proximate measures is discussed. Tools and methods of performance measurement, including benchmarking and trend analysis, are introduced. Data collection, analysis, and reporting are reviewed. Students learn how to align performance measurement with strategic organizational goals and objectives in order to facilitate learning and improved effectiveness. Prerequisites: All M.P.H core classes. Cross-listed as 20:834:529. This course is offered through the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1542 Public Budgeting Systems (3) Budget concepts and processes used by the American government and its administrative units. Provides essential skills and experience in budgetary analysis and management applicable to nonprofit as well as public sector agencies. Prerequisites: All M.P.H core classes. Cross-listed as 20:834:542. This course is offered through the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1543 Public Financial Management (3) Surveys all major activities that concern the allocation, investment, and control of public funds. Activities include financial analysis, cash and pension fund investing, accounting, auditing, and financial reporting. Touches upon questions of budgeting and revenues in the context of fiscal policymaking. Prerequisites: All M.P.H. core courses. Cross-listed with 20:834:543. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1544 Law and Public Health in the United States (3) Public health and law are closely interrelated disciplines in the United States. Law structures public health practice and makes public health practice possible. Nonetheless, "law" and "public health" denote autonomous disciplines with specialized vocabularies, skills, and worldviews. One purpose of this course is to provide tools for public health students to understand the role law plays in assuring the conditions for populations to be healthy. Prerequisites: All M.P.H. core courses.
URHA 1563 Applied Research Design (3) Covers issues central to understanding and conducting applied policy and management research. These issues include identifying research questions, developing logic models, selecting appropriate quantitative or qualitative methods, measuring outcomes, survey research and other sources of primary and secondary data, experimental and nonexperimental strategies for evaluating programs, and the ethical and political issues involved in producing and using evidence to inform policy and practice. Prerequisites: All M.P.H. core courses. Cross-listed with 20:834:562. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1570 Theory and Practice of Nonprofit Management (3) Introduces theory, history, structure, and management of nonprofit organizations. Emphasis is given to critical functions such as fundraising and grantsmanship, financial management and budgeting, marketing and communications, leadership styles, and monitoring and evaluation. Prerequisites: All M.P.H. core courses. Cross-listed with 20:834:522. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1571 Nonprofit Budgeting (3) Introduces budget concepts and processes used by nonprofits; provides essential skills and experience in budgetary analysis and management for nonprofit agencies and organizations. Prerequisite: All M.P.H. core classes. Cross-listed with 20:834:571. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1575 Grant Writing and Grant Management (3) Grant writing and management for public and nonprofit agencies, proposal writing, promotional and support materials, budget development, fundraising sources, and grants-management systems. Prerequisites: All M.P.H. core courses. Cross-listed with 20:834:575. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1622 Managing Public Organizations (3) Theories of organizational behavior and performance as applied to public and nonprofit sector agencies; includes organizational authority systems, relationships between public and private organizations, development and fulfillment of organizational mandates in the public sector, and use of resources within organizations. Prerequisite: All M.P.H core classes. Cross-listed as 20:834:522. This course is offered through the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1623 Human Resourses Administration (3) This course looks at human resources administration in public and nonprofit settings, including human resource planning, staffing, development, and compensation. Behavioral and environmental determinants, including production technology, market factors, service delivery, and government regulations are examined. Cross-listed with 20:834:523. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1624 Strategic Planning and Management (3) Strategic planning and management in the public and nonprofit sectors, including methods that facilitate achieving organizational goals in a changing environment. Attention paid to forecasting, goal and objective setting, strategy building, and resource mobilization. Prerequisites: All M.P.H core classes. Cross-listed with 20:834:524. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1629 Performance Measurement (3) Assessment of organizational performance, with particular attention to concepts of efficiency, effectiveness, outputs, and outcomes. Examines evaluation design, data collection procedures, data analyses, and citizen involvement. Students will come to see the value of citizens in the measurement of state and local government performance. Students are provided with the opportunity to wrestle with questions of accountability and appropriate participation techniques by acquainting them with the basic themes, concepts, and competencies of performance measurement. Cross-listed with 20:834:529. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1641 Political Economy and Public Administration (3) This course surveys all major activities that concern the allocation, investment, and control of public funds. It also explores basic economic concepts and applies them to issues relevant to public administration, including macroeconomic and microeconomic problems as they impact the public health and nonprofit sectors. Activities include financial analysis, cash and pension fund investing, accounting, auditing, financial reporting, and brief mention of budgeting and revenues in the context of fiscal policymaking. Prerequisites: All M.P.H. core courses. Cross-listed with 20:834:541. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1642 Government Budgeting Systems (3) This course covers budget concepts and processes used by American governments and their administrative units. It provides essential skills and experience in budgetary analysis and management applicable to nonprofit as well as public sector agencies. Cross-listed with 20:834:542. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1659 Health Care Finance (3) Processes and methods of financial management in the health care industry. Patterns of health care expenditures, methods of financing health care, financial planning and development, third-party reimbursement, and controls in health institutions management. Prerequisites: All M.P.H core classes. Cross-listed with 20:834:584. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
URHA 1682 Health Care Management (3) Presents the major social, political, and financial issues involved in the organization, delivery, and management of U.S. health care systems. Prerequisites: All M.P.H core classes. Cross-listed with 20:834:582. This course is offered through Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration.
 
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