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ADDRESSING A LABOR MARKET NEED FOR HEALTH MANAGERS AND POLICY PROFESSIONALS: DEVELOPMENT OF A NON-CLINICAL HEALTH SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM FOR HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT
Given the United States of America's health care’s rapidly shifting dynamics and demands to recalibrate its traditional operational and financial models particularly under the emergence of unprecedented strains to the healthcare system such as COVID-19, the Department of Health Sciences at the New York City College of Technology (NYCCT), City University of New York developed a four-year undergraduate degree program in healthcare policy and management. It utilizes a didactic and experiential curriculum to prepare students with very little or no healthcare experience to go into a robust and technology oriented labor market in healthcare planning, operations, and policy. The new degree, which launched in spring 2022, expands NYCCT's Bachelor of Science degree options in the health professions and provides an opportunity for students not entering clinical degrees to pursue an academic path in a non-clinical health area. This discussion will provide an overview of the journey from planning a new degree in the health sciences during the COVID-19 pandemic to its inception and rollout in spring 2022, with particular attention to curriculum development along with curriculum and assessment mapping.
Rodriguez, N. (2022). ADDRESSING A LABOR MARKET NEED FOR HEALTH MANAGERS AND POLICY PROFESSIONALS: DEVELOPMENT OF A NON-CLINICAL HEALTH SCIENCE DEGREE PROGRAM FOR HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT. In ICERI2022 Proceedings (pp. 8311-8317). IATED. https://library.iated.org/view/RODRIGUEZ2022ADD