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, Bruce Landon

 

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 (SUP 572), Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Economics 1460), and School of Public Health (HPM 227ab)
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
Economics 3460
Joseph P. Newhouse, coordinator with M. Chernew, D. Grabowski, Haiden Huskamp, Anupam Jena, Thomas McGuire, Zirui Song

 

Design and Analysis of Sample Surveys

Statistics 160
Alan Zaslavsky

 

Evaluative Science and Statistics

Health Policy 3080

J. Michael Williams

 

Global Health and Health Policy

GHHP 50

Anupam Jena with Ashish Jha

 

Evaluative Science and Statistics

HLTHPOL 3080A

Jose Zubizarreta

 

Epidemiology 208

Harvard Chan School of Public Health

Nancy Keating

 

United States Health Policy

HPM 210                                     

John McDonough, Haiden Huskamp

 

Introduction to Health Policy 500

Richard Frank

 

Econometric Methods for Applied Research II

Cross-listed in Kennedy School of Government (API-115) and Faculty of Arts and Sciences (Economics 2115)

Timothy Layton