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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PHC6435
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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2015-02-01
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: Change
Course Change Information (for course changes only): New course title: PHC 6435 Comparative Health Insurance Systems Abbreviated Title: Comparative Hlth Ins Systems New course description: Overview of health insurance concepts and major systems in developed countries, using microeconomic tools relevant to management and public policy.
Comments: to GC 4/7/14 Required for MHA, MPH-HPP. Course Desc too Long. Missing required information. Emailed 5/9/14. Back to Chair 5/20/14- to GC 9/4/14. Approved. To USF Sys 11/4; to SCNS 11/12. Appd eff 2/1/15

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2014-02-12
  2. Department: Health Policy and Management
  3. College: PH
  4. Budget Account Number:
  5. Contact Person: Somer Burke
  6. Phone: 8139746606
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: PHC
  9. Number: 6435
  10. Full Title: Perspectives on Health Insurance
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?: N
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Perspectives on Hlth Insurance
  19. Course Online?: O - Online (100% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 0
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: PHC 6430 or CI
  23. Corequisites:
  24. Course Description: Presents an overview of major health insurance systems and concepts, including demand, supply, employment based coverage, the uninsured, government sponsored programs, managed care, and various financing and organization approaches used internationally.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed for program/concentration/certificate change
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? The course is a requirement in the MHA track and a popular elective in the MPH tracks.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) A Ph.D. in Health Economics
  29. Objectives: A. 5. Build analytical thinking acumen.

    C. Public Policies and Community Engagement

    C. 4. Analyze public policy context and choices

    D. Concepts of Economic & Financial Management

    D. 5. Perform differential reimbursement calculations by payers and describe the major principles of health insurance

  30. Learning Outcomes: After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    1. Discuss the U.S. Health Insurance market from a structural perspective.

    2. Identify economic issues relevant to the health care policy debate.

    3. Discuss health policy related concepts involving efficiency and equality.

    4. Evaluate policies from an economic perspective.

    5. Evaluate the health care market place from a “systems” perspective.

    6. Evaluate the incentive structures underlying health care plans.

    7. Evaluate the government and private sector roles pertaining to health insurance.

    8. Compare the U.S. health care market place to that of other westernized countries

  31. Major Topics: 1. Introduction to health care systems concepts

    2. The demand for health insurance

    3. Employment based health insurance

    4. Managed care

    5. Government sponsored insurance programs

    6. The uninsured

    7. Health care systems and managed care

    7a. The U.S. System (ACA)

    7b. Germany

    7c. Canada

    7d. United Kingdom

    7e. Sweden

    7f. Japan

    7g. Singapore

  32. Textbooks: Primary: Michael Morrisey, Health Insurance, 2nd ed. Health Administration Press, 2014

    Secondary: Matcha, Duane A. Health Care Systems of the Developed World, How the United States’ System Remains an Outlier Praeger 2003

    For critical reading project: Potter, Wendell, Deadly Spin, Bloomsbury Press, New York, 2010 (see project description on page 4)

  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: None
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Students are expected to listen to all lectures, participate in discussions, complete two exams, and complete a written project.

    The following total scores guarantee the associated grades. The application of a curve will be determined at the end of the semester and will depend on the distribution of grades.

    91-100 = A; 81-90 = B; 71-80 = C; 61-70 = D; 60 and below = F

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Midterm, Final, Written Project
  36. Attendance Policy: Students are expected to listen to all lectures online and participate in discussions

    Please see University Policy on Religious Holidays:

  37. Policy on Make-up Work:
  38. Program This Course Supports: MHA and MPH programs in Department of Health Policy and Management
  39. Course Concurrence Information:

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