Description: Introduction to Nutrition will introduce students to basic nutrition concepts, such as how food nourishes the body, and the role of nutrition in human health. An emphasis will be places on the roles of key nutrients in the body including water, minerals, vitamins, fats, protein and carbohydrates. In addition, this course will examine the components of a nutritious diet, dietary recommendations intended to guide the public, the relationship between nutrition and fitness, energy balance and body weight, diet and disease, food safety and food technology, social and economic factors that drive nutrition choices and the global nutrition environment. This course will delve into to the complexities of current topics and controversies in nutrition such as: Do popular weight-loss diets work? Whose diet is best for optimal health; vegetarians or meat eaters? Are new food technologies safe? (N.B.:This course is intended for non-nutrition majors and will not fulfill the requirement for Nutrition majors and Nursing students)
Description: Epidemiologists have frequently been referred to as ?disease detectives?. They study how a disease is spread in the population and who is affected by it. The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic principles and methods of epidemiology and to demonstrate their applicability in the field of public health.
Description: Global Health is the science of understanding the health of populations throughout the world, in an effort to understand contributing factors to health, with a focus on improving the health of the communities across the globe through organized and systematic efforts. These efforts can take the form of education, providing access to health care and resources, with the goal of protecting populations from exposures that could cause them harm. This course examines the complex distribution of disease across the globe, examining the health of diverse communities. It will focus on major health problems, considering economic and social conditions contributing to disease burden, unique to developed and developing nations across the globe, from cholera to malnutrition to obesity.
Description: Health and the Environment will introduce students to the issues and concepts in the field of environmental health. It is intended to provide students with an understanding of how environmental factors impact the health of individuals and the community. This course will also cover the efforts that have been made to prevent or minimize the negative impact of environmental toxins. Emphasis is placed on providing students with a general understanding of the health hazards resulting from exposure to physical, chemical and biological hazards; vectors for dissemination (water, soil, and air); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; the scientific basis for policy development; and emerging global environmental health issues.
Description: This course is designed to teach masters level students the basic principles of biostatistical analysis, epidemiological analysis, and design and analysis of clinical trials. Topics include study design, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; sample size and power calculations; analysis of variance; correlation and regression; multiple regression and statistical control of confounding; and survival analysis. This course provides students with the skills to perform, present, and interpret basic statistical analyses. For the more advanced topics (regression techniques and survival analyses), the focus is on interpretative skills and critically reading of the literature.
Description: This is a graduate-level course introducing students to the complex area of health care ethics and law, through examination of theories, principles, and current issues in health care ethics and development of laws that guide health care administration, practice, and research, and the medical product industry. Ethical and legal issues related to organizational and professional responsibility, patient rights and informed consent, reproduction, end-of-life care, duty to treat and duty to warn, and clinical research and experimentation, are among the areas of study and discussion. This course is a requirement for the Master of Science in Health Administration, Health Product Regulation, Nursing Leadership/Regulatory Affairs, and Nursing Leadership/Business Management and the MS in Occupational Therapy. Prerequisites/Co-requisites: Admittance to Program 18/SP: In-class dates: 1/28, 2/11,25 3/11,25 4/15
Description: This is an introductory graduate-level course to the field of Health Administration, which surveys a range of topics specific to administrators in the health care setting, including but not limited to health care leadership and management, strategic planning, human resources, marketing, and cultural competency and diversity in health care organizations. This course is a requirement for the Certificate in Health Administration and the Master of Science in Health Administration.
Description: Advanced Writing for the Health Professions provides Health Profession graduate students exercises in developing documents for the various types of readers encountered in the health professions, for example, notifications for the general public, submittals to agencies, management summaries, information for professionals (doctors, nurses, scientists, or engineers, processes for non-professional employees. Students learn the principles of clear written communication, and the tools for collaborative writing. Available 14/FA: Starting 9/2 every Monday.Virtual Classroom Available
Description: This is an introductory graduate-level course to the U.S. Health Care System, which traces the historical evolution of the current system and surveys the important organizations and professions involved in the provision, payment, and regulation health care services. Current health care policy and political challenges related to cost, quality, and access to care will be examined, particularly as they relate to the role of government and the private sector in the provision of health insurance and delivery of services. The course is a requirement for the Certificate in Health Administration and the Master of Science in Health Administration. HYBRID 14/FA:9/14,28 10/12,26 11/9,23 15/SP:2/1,15 3/15,29 4/12,26
Description: In this course select issues that are critical to the health of the public are analyzed in order to gain an understanding of public health practice. Students will examine existing data, current and proposed public policy and current practice in order to gain an understanding of the field of public health. 14/FA:9/14,28 10/12,26 11/9,23
Description: This is a graduate level course for students preparing for careers in Health Administration or for other leadership roles in health care. Quality improvement in health care is priority goal of health care leaders in government and in the private sector, certifying agencies, health care professionals, insurance companies and managed care organizations, and institutions such as hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, and home care agencies. Issues related to the history and evolution of health care quality improvement, quality measurement, patient safety, organizational systems and design, accreditation, Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), and utilization management are among the issues that are explored. It is an elective for the Certificate in Health Administration and a requirement for the Master of Science in Health Administration.HYBRID.
Description: This course examines U.S health care policy and the political challenges related to delivery, cost, quality, and access to care. This course is in seminar format with a field experience component which allows students to observe the policy-making process and the role of government and private stakeholders in the financing and delivery of services.
Description: This is graduate-level course which introduces students in health administration and nursing leadership to the basic concepts and principles of financial and managerial accounting. Students will learn management use of accounting information. Analysis of various types of financial statements, accounting principles and procedures, current business practices, and use of accounting data for internal reporting, planning, and decision-making are among come of the areas covered. It is an elective for the Certificate in Health Administration and a requirement for the Master of Science in Health Administration and the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership/Health Administration HYBRID
Description: This is graduate-level course which will enable students in health administration and nursing leadership to evaluate and implement financial strategies in health care organizations. Areas of focus include common forms of health care finance, such as bonds and private equity and internal and external evaluation of performance, including evaluation of investment programs, types of funding, and financial decisions. It is an elective for the Certificate in Health Administration and a requirement for the Master of Science in Health Administration and the Master of Science in Nursing Leadership/Health Administration
Description: This course covers statistical techniques and methods that are useful in the analysis of managerial data and the interpretation and the evaluation of research. This course places emphasis on applying quantitative decision making methods to the operational problems facing health care organizations and the methods used for monitoring, evaluating, and improving the quality of health care delivery. Statistical concepts will be taught using a case-based approach. It is an elective for the Certificate in Health Administration and a requirement for the Master of Science in Health Administration.
Description: This course will introduce health administration and other interested students to the fundamentals of social science research methodologies. The course will provide an overview of quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research design, analytic techniques and ethical considerations of health research for use in the health administration field. The goal of this course is to acquaint students with basic methodological concepts and research tools. The course emphasizes practical application of research methods to enable the health administrator to interpret and apply research findings, collaborate with researchers/evaluators, and/or determine research needs for programs.HYBRID
Description: This is a graduate level course for students enrolled in the Master of Science in Health Administration. Students will spend 100 hours in a health care setting, experiencing the role of the health administrator or leader as the manager of health services, and completing a specific project related to health administration. Placements may be with managers of departments within insurance companies and managed care organizations, hospitals and long term care institutions, clinics and outpatient departments, state health care agencies, and nursing homes and home health agencies.
Description: This course uses economic analysis to help understand the economic and financial problems now confronting our health care system. Considerable attention will be given to topics of current public concern including rapidly increasing costs, Medicare and Medicaid, excess capacity, expensive new technologies, national health insurance, and the problem of the uninsured. It is an elective for the Certificate in Health Administration and a requirement for the Master of Science in Health Administration. 12/FA: 9/16,9/30,10/14,10/28,11/11,12/9
Description: This course will incorporate faculty from multiple disciplines to address the complex nature of the study of Aging. The objective of this course is to develop a foundation for the understanding of the physical, psychological, social, spiritual, and environmental constructs of aging framed within a wellness mode. (This course can be taken as an elective by undergraduate or graduate students.HYBRID
Description: This course addresses social, political and economic factors that impact the Aging experience. Sociological, political and economic theory will be incorporated as a framework for understanding resource allocation, priorities and cultural considerations. The impact of these factors on healthy aging related to income, housing, healthcare, employment and policy would be described. (This course can be taken as an elective by undergraduate or graduate students) . HYBRID
Description: Although aging is not synonymous with decline, the aging process does increase the risk of the development of chronic disease. This course is approached from a multidisciplinary perspective regarding the management of chronic disease, palliative care and end of life decisions. These will be considered in the context of the individual, family, community and the larger social systems. This is an elective for the Certificate in Health Administration and the Master of Science in Health Administration.HYBRID 18/SP meeting dates 1/21,2/4,18 3/18, 4/8,22
Description: As a capstone experience, students who desire to earn the Gerontology Certificate will be required to complete a 120-hour mentorship experience in a gerontological/geriatric setting. Students will select their experience with faculty advisement and develop mentorship objectives. Students will prepare an executive summary of the experience as it relates to their objectives. * Up to two courses may be taken before applying to the program;
Description: This course will introduce students to the basic principles and methods of epidemiology. The course will cover methods used in research studies that address the distribution and determinants of disease in the population. This course is intended to provide an introduction to the skills needed to critically evaluate the epidemiologic literature relevant to public health professionals.
Description: Addresses the multiple systems utilized to retrieve, manage and report information in health care: information architectures, administrative and clinical applications, evidenced based health, information retrieval, decision support systems, security and confidentiality, bioinformatics, information system cycles, the electronic health record, key health information systems and standards, medical devices and telehealth.
Description: This course examines the social, political and economic influences on the evolution of informatics in health. Students analyze concepts, issues, and practices of organizational behavior at the individual, group, and organizational levels as they relate to information systems in health. Students examine end users needs, processes, and work flow in environments for the purpose of translating specification for health information systems. This is an elective for the Certificate in Health Administration and the Master of Science in Health Administration.HYBRID
Description: Provides students with real world practical experience in the application and evaluation of heath care informatics. With faculty oversight and guidance, students are matched with a mentor working in a health care system (health care setting, physician practice group, pharmaceutical /biotech company, software company, clinical research organization) and work 8-10 hours per week for one semester. Students collaborate with faculty and other students weekly to log in experiences and participate in a structured discussion board.HYBRID
Description: This course will provide the student with an understanding of the types of databases and their usages in healthcare and related industries, as well as understanding their design and structure (schema).Conceptual and logical design will be stressed and concepts of data reporting and data mining will be discussed, including an introduction to structured query language (SQL). A small database using Microsoft Access will be developed during the course.HYBRID. 18/SP: In-class dates: 1/17,31 2/14,28 3/14,28 4/11,25.
Description: This course covers complex issues related to organizational behavior and leadership, strategic planning, human resources, and other management issues and challenges in a wide range of health care organizations. Management of non-profit, community based health care organizations which form a critical part of the health care safety net and the delivery of public health services in the United States is discussed and contrasted with private sector health care settings. This is an elective for the Certificate in Health Administration and a requirement for the Master of Science in Health Administration. HYBRID. 18/SP: In-class dates: 1/20, 2/3,17 3/17, 4/7,21.