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Tulane Asia Elite Leadership (TAEL) Program

Executive Master of Public Health in Health Management Systems 

The TAEL Executive MPH in Health Systems Management trains clinicians, managers, and leaders who seek to improve healthcare delivery services in diverse organizational settings worldwide. Students will learn foundational public health concepts, in addition to specialized managerial skills applied to healthcare settings. Taking a systems approach, courses emphasize active management in planning, financing, implementing, evaluating, and maintaining complex healthcare systems.

Students in TAEL are midcareer professionals in Taiwan. Tulane faculty present courses  in Taiwan, in New Orleans and by distance learning. 

Program Competencies
  1. Apply population-based and public health findings and principles in assessing individuals and groups at risk of disease and injury and making recommendations for improved health
  2. Identify the theoretical and applied bases of economics in health care in the delivery of care to populations; access to care of populations; and organization of medical service delivery organizations
  3. Explain and analyze the issues of quality, access and efficiency of healthcare service delivery
  4. Identify and describe the main components of the organization, financing and delivery of health services and public health systems in the US and other contexts
  5. Describe frameworks for understanding and assessing health systems performance
  6. Apply "systems thinking" approaches to viewing complex situations, defining problems, and formulating solutions
  7. Apply basic managerial concepts and tools to program planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation of organizational and community-based initiatives
  8. Incorporate knowledge of the public health core areas of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health systems management, and the biological, behavioral, social and cultural aspects of health and disease, in addressing and solving problems
Admision Requirements

Applicants for the TAEL Executive MPH program apply using a paper application. Admissions decisions require:

  • A bacjelor's degree with a GPA of at least 3.0 (as evidenced by the official transcripts)
  • Statement of purpose that has clearly stated objectives and rationale for applying to the TAEL program
  • Resume or CV
  • 2 letters of recommendation that attest to the applicant’s ability to do graduate work and dedication to the field
  • In-person or Skype interview with TAEL faculty
Degree Requirements

The MPH degree in Health Systems Management requires a total of 42 credits that includes:

SPHTM - Core Courses (15 Credits)

  • BIOS 6030 Introductory Biostatistics (3)
  • EPID 6030 Epidemiological Methods 1 (3)
  • GCHB 6030 Social and behavioral aspects of global health (3)
  • GEHS 6030 Survey of Environmental Health (3)
  • GHSD 6030 Introduction to Health Systems, Management and Policy (3)

MPH in Health Systems Management - Required Courses (18 Credits)

  • GHSD 6140 Leadership for Clinical Improvement (3)
  • GHSD 6170 Quality Management in Healthcare (3)
  • GHSD 6380 Organizational Behavior (3)
  • GHSD 6450 Health Economics (3)
  • GHSD 6780 Information Systems (3)
  • GHSD XXXX TAEL Capstone Course (3)

Elective Courses (9 credits)

Students will enroll in elective courses for the remaining 9 credit hours.

Practicum (SPHL 9980)

The Department requires a period of practical training of a minimum of 250 hours. The practicum provides students with experience in a health delivery or development setting, program or project, in which students apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their coursework to practical settings. The specific outline and reporting requirements of the practicum are detailed in the SPHTM practicum handbook. 

Culminating Experience (SPHL 7950)

In order to complete the culminating experience graduation requirement, the student must successfully complete a capstone course.