31 courses:
  • HP-103

    Introduction to Nutrition

    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)
  • HP-200

    Intro. to Public Health

    Public Health is the science of protecting the health of the community through organized and systematic efforts. These efforts can take the form of education, providing access to health care, and protecting the public from exposures that could cause them harm. This course examines the role of public health in the community. It will focus on major health problem that have faced populations both historically and currently
  • HP-203

    Intro. to Epidemiology

    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.
  • HP-206

    Into. to Global Health

    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.
  • HP-300

    Health and the Environment

    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.
  • HP-600

    Biostatistics

    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.
  • HP-601

    Health Ethics & Law

    This course introduces students to the complex area of health ethics and law. Ethical and legal issues related to organizational and professional responsibility, patient rights and informed consent, reproduction and human genetics, end-of-life care, duty to treat and to warn, and clinical research and experimentation are among the areas of areas of study and discussion. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609, or permission of the program director
  • HP-602

    Concepts in Health Admin.

    This is an introductory course to the field of health administration. Topics include health care leadership and management, strategic planning, human resources, marketing, quality management, and cultural competency/diversity in healthcare organizations.
  • HP-603

    Adv.Wrt.Health Professions

    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
  • HP-605

    US Health Care:Org,Policy,Pol

    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
  • HP-606

    Analysis Public Health Issues

    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
  • HP-608

    Health Care Quality Management

    This course is for students preparing for careers in health administration or for other leadership roles in health care. 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. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609, or permission of the program director
  • HP-609

    Hlth Policy,Polit,Perspective

    This course examines U.S. health care policy and the political challenges related to delivery, cost, quality, and access to care. The 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 through a field experience attending health policy-related events and meetings.
  • HP-611

    Mgmt.Accounting in Health Care

    This course introduces students to the basic concepts and principles of financial and managerial accounting. Students will learn management use of accounting information for internal reporting, planning, and decision making, including analysis of financial information, accounting principles and procedures, and current business practices in health care. Prerequisites: HP 602, HP 609, or permission of the program director