Programs by Campus
Health Policy Management
- PBHL–H 501 U.S. Health Care: Systems, Policies, and Ethical Challenges (3 cr.) This course explores components of the healthcare system and associated managerial challenges.. Ideological paradigms that predict utilization and health behaviors, guidelines for ethical analysis, the policy process, interaction of federal, state, and local politics in formation of policies, and theoretical assumptions associated with major policy models are included.
- PBHL–H 504 U.S. Health Care Systems and Health Policy (3 cr.) This we supported course explores the U.S. health care system, policy development, and ethical challenges. It examines the policy process at national, state, and local levels will be analyzed using legislation and related activities.
- PBHL–H 514 Health Economics (3 cr.) P: An introductory micro-economics course. This 3 hour course examines the principles and application of economic analysis in the health field and the economist’s approach to health care issues. Insights offered by economic analysis of specific health issues and problems are provided.
- PBHL–P 612 Health Outcomes Research (3 cr.) This web-based course is evidence-based and focused on health outcomes research in contemporary health care. The different types of health outcomes assessment tools and their application in determining patient health status, changes in health status, and the effectiveness of health care interventions will be addressed. The course will focus on generic and specific health related outcomes assessment tools, looking at such issues as disease specific outcomes and patient satisfaction.
- PBHL–P 632 History of Public Health (3 cr.) This course surveys the history of public health from antiquity to the early twenty-first century with the aim of providing students with an understanding of how history may inform present day challenges regarding the health of populations, including emerging infectious diseases; climate change; and dislocation from conflicts.
- PBHL–P 650 Readings in Public Health (1–4 cr.) This 3 hour variable topics course is used to offer students the opportunity to examine in-depth emergent topics in health policy and management. The topics will be approved by the health policy and management faculty and offered on as needed-basis.
- PBHL–P 652 Biostatistics for Public Health II (3 cr.) P: P651. This 3 hour course introduces the advanced principles and methods of data analysis in public health biostatistics. Emphasis is placed on public health examples as they relate to concepts such as: multiple regression, analysis of variance and covariance, logistic regression, nonparametric statistics, survival analysis, statistics used in epidemiology, and repeated measures analysis.
- PBHL–P 657 Application of Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Public Health (3 cr.) Cost-effectiveness analysis is widely used in evaluating the performance of public health programs and policies. In this course, students will learn to frame the conceptual model, to collect and synthesize data regarding “cost” and “effectiveness”, to perform a cost-effectiveness analysis, and to form recommendations based on the analysis.