Courses Taught by HCP Faculty

Since every physician needs to know about the health care delivery system, the integrated curriculum at Harvard Medical School requires that students learn about the ins and outs of health care policy as part of their medical training. HCP's Essentials of the Profession is a first-year required course at HMS. In addition to this course, we have recently begun co-sponsoring a course entitled “The Physician as a Leader” for students in other years.

As part of our teaching mission, several HCP faculty members offer courses in health care policy to undergraduates at Harvard. These classes expose students to the basics in the field and set the stage for further study in a broad range of areas, including economics, statistics, and premed studies. HCP faculty also participate in courses at the Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Kennedy School.

 

COURSES FOR MEDICAL STUDENTS

Essentials of the Profession: Evidence, Ethics, Policy and Social Medicine (required for medical students)
Harvard Medical School (PWY120)
Haiden A. Huskamp, Ateev Mehrotra, Barbara J. McNeil

Introduction to Health Care Management
Harvard Medical School (HC706.0)
Stan N. Finkelstein, Peter L. Slavin (affiliate faculty)

The Physician as Leader
Harvard Medical School (LM600.0)
Stan N. Finkelstein, Meghan Dierks, Andrew Ellner, Soma Stout

Medicine and Management
Harvard Medical School (IN601.0)
Stan N. Finkelstein, Charles Safran (BIDMC)

COURSES FOR STUDENTS

Seminar on Health Care Systems Information
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT ESD.69)
Stan N. Finkelstein, Joseph F. Coughlin (affiliate), Joel Moses (affiliate)

Topics in Health Economics
Cross-listed in Faculty of Arts and Sciences (EC2458) and Medical School; Fall 2008, Wednesdays, 1:00-4:00
Thomas G. McGuire

Core Course Health Policy I
Cross-listed in Kennedy School of Government (HCP-597), Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Health Policy 2000), and School of Public Health (HPM 246abcd)
Joseph P. Newhouse, Alan M. Zaslavsky

Core Course Health Policy II
Cross-listed in Kennedy School of Government (HCP-598), Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Health Policy 2000), and School of Public Health (HPM 246abcd)
Joseph P. Newhouse, Alan M. Zaslavsky

The Economics of Health Policy
Cross-listed in Kennedy School of Government (HCP-272), Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Economics 1460), and School of Public Health (HPM 227cd)
Joseph P. Newhouse

Health Economics Seminar
Cross-listed in Kennedy School of Government (HCP-581) and Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Economics 2460)
Joseph P. Newhouse

Reading Course in Health Economics
Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Economics 3460)
Joseph P. Newhouse

Statistics 160: Design and Analysis of Sample Surveys
Faculty of Arts and Sciences