Health and Human Services Leadership Concentration

MS in Biomedical Sciences

Health and Human Services Leadership
MS in Biomedical Sciences

The Health and Human Leadership Concentration is designed to provide leaders and high-potential individuals with a better understanding of how to successfully lead change in order to support organizations as they continue to change and grow.

Participants will learn to more effectively lead organizations in the evolving landscape of nonprofit leadership, public health and population health management, and its expanding portfolio of practice through competency-based, master's degree-level coursework.

After completing foundation year coursework, students may progress to the second-year degree concentration.

Program Objectives

The action learning orientation of the program develops leaders who:

  1. have an understanding of non profit leadership, public health and population health management systems and ideology;
  2. embrace collaboration to achieve desired results;
  3. have the ability to lead organizational change;
  4. intentionally learn and leverage innovation and social entrepreneurship as an applied ideology; and,
  5. engage in reflective practice to continually develop and enhance their performance as practitioner-scholars.

Focus Areas

Health and Human Services Leadership

The Health and Human Services Leadership (HHSL) option requires 24 credits of coursework to complete.

Core Courses (18 Hours)


HSL 501
- Intro to Health and Human Services Leadership (Summer)
HSL 503 - Integrative Health Policy, Advocacy and Innovation (Summer)
HSL 504 - Manager’s Use of Data: Evidence Based Practice to Inform Decision Making (Fall) 
HSL 505 - Risk Management in Health and Human Services Leadership (Winter)
HSL 506 - Managed Care in Health and Social Services Leadership: Navigating Complex Payer Systems (Spring) 
HSL 507 - Integrative Capstone in HHSL (Spring) 

Additional Courses (6 hours)

Select two out of the following four:

ODL 520 - Appreciative Inquiry (Fall) 
ODL 516 - Systems Literacy: The Organization Workshop (Winter) 
ODL 528 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Lab (Winter) 
ODL 505 - Team Dynamics (Spring)

Senior Services Leadership - Option One

Senior Services Leadership (Option 1) requires 24 credits of coursework to complete and is for those not pursuing NHA/HSE designation.

Core Courses (18 Hours)


HSL 501 - Intro to Health and Human Services Leadership (Summer)
HSL 503 - Integrative Health Policy, Advocacy and Innovation (Summer)
HSL 504 - Manager’s Use of Data: Evidence Based Practice to Inform Decision Making (Fall) 
Gero 501 - Gerontology (Fall)
HSL 506 - Managed Care in Health and Social Services Leadership: Navigating Complex Payer Systems (Spring) 
HSL 507 - Integrative Capstone in HHSL (Spring) 

Additional Courses (6 hours)

Select two out of the following three:

ODL 516 - Systems Literacy: The Organization Workshop (Winter) 
ODL 528 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Lab (Winter) 
Gero 502 - Gerontology Service Delivery (Winter)  

Senior Services Leadership - Option Two

Senior Services Leadership (Option 2)* requires a minimum of 24 credits of coursework to complete and is for those pursuing NHA/HSE designation.

Core Courses (21 Hours)


HSL 501 - Intro to Health and Human Services Leadership (Summer) - 3 credits
Online - Health Services Administration - NHA/HSE Part One (Fall) - 4 credits
Online - Health Services Clinical Administration - NHA/HSE Part Two (Spring) - 4 credits
HSL xxx - Integrative Reflection Seminar - NHA/HSE designation (Spring) - 
1 credit 
ODL 516 - Systems Literacy: The Organization Workshop (Winter) - 3 credits
ODL 528 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Lab (Winter) - 3 credits
HSL 506 - Managed Care in Health and Social Services Leadership: Navigating Complex Payer Systems (Spring) - 3 credits

Additional Courses (3-6 hours)

Select one of the following:

HSL 507 - Integrative Capstone in HHSL (Spring) - 3 credits
HSL xxx - Administrator in Training (AIT) - 6 credits **

*Option two course selection should be made after consulting with program chair or assistant director to ensure the correct number of credits are applied towards your concentration area.
**Identifying Administrator in Training sites are the responsibility of the student with advisement from the program chair or assistant directors.

 

CONTACT US

For more information about the Health and Human Services Leadership Concentration, please contact:


Dr. Jeffrey Branch
Program Director
Organization Development and Leadership Graduate Program
Philadelphia campus
Email: jeffreybr@pcom.edu
Phone: 215-871-6947 


Mary M. Austin, MSN, RN, NHA
Clinical Assistant Professor
Email: maryau@pcom.edu
Phone: 215-871-6618