Health Management and Policy 602

Analysis of current organizational arrangements and patterns for provision and financing of medical care services in United States.  Topics include need, access and use of services; issues related to health professionals and health facilities; health care costs; quality assessment and assurance and managed care and health care financing.

Pharmacy 627

This course will provide an overview of managed care pharmacy and delve into the various roles and responsibilities that pharmacists can have within a managed care setting.  Experts within the specialties of this field will educate students on what their specialty entails and students will help supplement this session with a student-led topic discussion.  Students will also be required to complete a monograph for an assigned drug similar to the process used for a Pharmacy & Therapeutics (P&T) Committee meeting. 

Public Health 610

This course is intended to serve as an introduction to the major issues of public health in the United States, although issues of global health will be considered as well.  We will examine environmental, social and ethic determinants of public health, and how they may be altered.

Epidemiology 507

The influence of microorganisms on human-health is significant and control strategies often rely on the use of physical (heat, UV, etc) and chemical (antimicrobial, anti-biofilm, etc) technologies. This course will focus on such endeavors with particular focus on broad acting antimicrobials (less emphasis on antibiotics) and new/re-merging microbial control technologies.

Psychology 336

Basic introduction to the neuropsychopharmacology of drug abuse and addiction.

Pharmacy 637

This course will offer introductory concepts to cancer care including survivorship, the patient experience, supportive care management including internal medicine application and the multidisciplinary approach to problem solving and patient care.  A few initial complex patient cases will be a common thread throughout the course to apply knowledge gained each class.

Social Work 644

This course will examine social policies, problems, and trends in social programs and services for older people. It will focus major attention on the strengths and limitations of existing policies and programs related to health, mental health, income maintenance, income deficiency, dependent care, housing, employment and unemployment, and institutional and residential care. This course will provide a framework for an analysis of the services provided to older people.

Health Behavior Health Education 679

This course offers an examination of U.S. health inequities from a historical lens and discussion of present-day issues. Through the readings, discussions, and assignments in this class, students will better understand historical policies, events, and movements that have led to health inequities and connect those to contemporary issues in the United States and within the field of public health. The course takes an intersectional perspective to examine health inequities, with a focus on inequities related to race, ethnicity, gender, and class.

School of Information 654

This course will introduce the critical policy issues related to the use of Health Information Technologies (HIT) with a primary focus on the U.S. The course will explore issues from both a national perspective as well as the perspective of organizations that use these system.

Health Behavior Health Education 677

This course draws on the social-ecological model to consider the multi-level health impacts of immigration law enforcement on individuals, families and communities; the similarities between immigration enforcement conducted by ICE and law enforcement conducted by police; and how state violence is shaped by anti-Black, -Latino, and -Arab racism. Empirical data, articles, books, and media will be used to catalyze discussion and analysis of how immigration law enforcement impacts mixed-status communities throughout the U.S.