Health Systems Science



This curriculum will prepare graduates to be leaders in informing and maximizing health for patients through innovation and delivery of collaborative care models. Students will complete a culminating experience designed to integrate and apply concepts to address and solve a “systems issue” identified by and in collaboration with a NEOMED partner care delivery system.

Subject Course # Course Title Credits Type of Course Offered
ETH 60321 Healthcare Law & Ethics 2 Required Fall
HSMG 60701 Systems Thinking 2 Required Fall
HSMG 60702 Health Care Structure & Process 3 Required Fall
HSMG 60703 Health Care Policy & Economics 3 Required Fall
HSMG 60704 Population, Public & Determinants of Health 3 Required Fall
HSMG 60705 Clinical Informatics & Technology 2 Required Fall
HSMG 60707 Reliability, Quality and Safety Health System Improvement 3 Required Spring
HSMG 60708 Leadership and Teaming 3 Required Spring
HSMG 60709 Change Management 3 Required Spring
HSMG 60710 Integrated Experiential Capstone 6 Required Spring

Course Descriptions

Course descriptions for the Health Systems Science program can be found in the current edition of the NEOMED Compass, the University Catalog and Student Handbook.



Each course in the program should help the student achieve the goals and objectives listed below:

Objective 1

Cultivating leadership, the learner will develop health leadership skills that will assist them in becoming effective, influential, and innovative leaders in the healthcare community.

  • 1.1 Practice concepts of leadership and teaming, change management, and professionalism within healthcare environments.
  • 1.2 Demonstrate awareness of how health care professionals work together to deliver that care.
  • 1.3 Apply leadership concepts to inform transformation of care in care delivery systems.

Objective 2

Improving health care delivery, the learner will be able to utilize resources and data to positively impact the efficiency and effectiveness of the delivery of health care in the community.

  • 2.1 Engage in an experiential exercise to identify and solve a health care delivery need.
  • 2.2 Identify the ways in which health systems can improve care delivery and patient care to achieve the Triple Aim, enhancing quality, safety, access, and cost.
  • 2.3 Demonstrate the ability to develop strategies and plans of action to support new high quality, contemporary, comprehensive health care services.

Objective 3

Examining health systems, the learner will investigate the structure and function of health systems, system drivers, and the transformation of care that affect health systems in our society.

  • 3.1 Describe how care is delivered in various systems of care delivery.
  • 3.2 Assess transformation of care in care delivery.
  • 3.3 Identify the evolving roles of physician leaders and other healthcare professions leaders in informing and implementing patient-centric changes in care delivery.
  • 3.4 Apply systems thinking knowledge, theory, and techniques to the interdependencies of healthcare and application to addressing complex dynamics of healthcare delivery


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