Health Management and Policy 618

Provides a comprehensive examination of the historical and contemporary use of tobacco products and of their health and social implications. The objective of the course is to learn how lessons from history, epidemiology, health behavior, and policy analysis can be combined to understand the nature of, and potential policy responses to, the ongoing epidemic of tobacco-related disease.

Pharmaceutical Sciences 420

This course will cover all aspects related to the medicinal use of Cannabis, focusing on different perspectives offered by lecturers with highly relevant, related expertise. Lecturers will include local scientists and physicians, Medical Cannabis doctors, dispensary owners, Cannabis lawyers, politicians, and students who are pursuing Cannabis-related careers.

Health Management and Policy 668

This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of health informatics. Topics include: a) an introduction to the health informatics field; b) major applications and commercial vendors; c) decision support methods and technologies; d) analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare information systems; and e) new opportunities and emerging trends.

Social Work 634

This course will examine the strengths and limitations of the U.S. health care system, including health indicators and the state of health care delivery in the United States, with selective international comparisons. The role of the public and private sectors in health care and health policy will be presented, with special attention to the financing of health care and the role of the government in health care. The course will focus on the organization of services (i.e., public health, prevention/ promotion services, primary care, acute care, chronic care, and long-term care).

Business Administration 612

The condition of the world's poor is the subject of growing attention. Global poverty is increasingly seen as an unacceptable outcome of the current economic system, and there is interest in exploring new market-based approaches to poverty alleviation. The emerging base of the pyramid (BoP) perspective aligns business-oriented incentives for growth, innovation, and profits with the development community's efforts to create a more inclusive capitalism.

Pharmacy 517

Students will gain understanding of the comprehensive management of a person with a disability in a health care or public health setting. This will include learning to effectively communicate and partner with people with disabilities. This course will address disability civil rights; provide a basic understanding of a variety of disability conditions; and provide options/resources available to assist the healthcare provider in providing care to people with disabilities. Beginning in winter 2021, it will be a 2-credit course that is offered as an interprofessional education course. 

Health Behavior Health Education 613

Reducing racial/ethnic health disparities is core to the mission of public health. This course provides an in-depth examination of racial/ethnic disparities specific to healthcare and healthcare delivery in the United States.

Health Behavior Health Education 654

Consumer health informatics (CHI) is a rapidly-expanding area of informatics practice, with career opportunities emerging in the public, non-profit and private sectors. Broadly, the field aims to give individual health care consumers, as well as their families and communities, the information and tools that they need to help them become more involved in their health and health care. In this course, students will become familiar with a range of CHI applications, including the needs/problems that the applications address, their theoretical bases, and their designs.

Health Management and Policy 602

Analysis of current organizational arrangements and patterns for provision and financing of medical care services in the United States. Topics include the medical care process and factors which affect need, access and use of services; factors affecting supply and distribution of health professionals and health facilities, and current issues pertinent to these health care services; factors related to health care costs; quality assessment and assurance; and financing of care through health insurance and governmental programs.

School of Information 554

Consumer health informatics (CHI) is a rapidly-expanding area of informatics practice, with career opportunities emerging in the public, non-profit and private sectors. Broadly, the field aims to give individual health care consumers, as well as their families and communities, the information and tools that they need to help them become more involved in their health and health care. In this course, students will become familiar with a range of CHI applications, including the needs/problems that the applications address, their theoretical bases, and their designs.

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