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Course Description

HMP 654: Provides rational framework for decision making for both operating and control systems in the hospital environment. Emphasizes basic modeling techniques and examples of actual hospital applications. Aims at thorough understanding of concepts of total value analysis, objective function formation, and exception reporting. Students become familiar with operations research techniques of inventory modeling, queuing, computer simulation, PERT/CPM, mathematical programming, and quality control. Presentation emphasizes objectives, constraints, and required assumptions of each of these techniques as applied to specific hospital examples.


GSI duties are expected to include class attendance, office hours, meetings and grading.  Other appropriately related duties as assigned but not to exceed the 50% appointment fraction.  See attached fraction calculation form for specifics.

Required Qualifications*

Current doctoral or masters student at the University of Michigan with appropriate knowledge of public health and familiarity with the content of this course.  Preference given to doctoral students within the department of Health Management & Policy. 

Desired Qualifications*

 Demonstrated teaching skills and experience.  Familiarity with the instructor, this specific course, and the department a plus.

Contact Information

Instructor: Prof. Vic Divecha, HMP

Decision Making Process

Applications will be reviewed by the instructor and other key faculty in Health Management & Policy prior to classes starting.

Selection Process

The instructor will select the GSI best suited to this position based on discipline, releveant knowledge about course topics, general knowledge of public health,  prior experience with this or other relevant courses in HMP, prior experience as a GSI for graduate courses, and knowledge and understanding of the program and department.

GEO Contract Information

The University will not discriminate against any applicant for employment because of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, familial status, parental status or pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, height, weight, disability, citizenship status, veteran status, HIV antibody status, political belief, membership in any social or political organization, participation in a grievance or complaint whether formal or informal, or any other factor where the item in question will not interfere with job performance and where the employee is otherwise qualified. The University of Michigan agrees to abide by the protections afforded employees with disabilities as outlined in the rules and regulations which implement Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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Unsuccessful applications will be retained for consideration in the event that there are last minute openings for available positions. In the event that an Employee does not receive his or her preferred assignment, he or she can request a written explanation or an in-person interview with the hiring agents(s) to be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.

This position, as posted, is subject to a collective bargaining agreement between the Regents of the University of Michigan and the Graduate Employees' Organization, American Federation of Teachers, AFL-CIO 3550.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.