Introduction to concepts and practices of health informatics. Topics include: a) major applications and commercial vendors; b) decision support methods and technologies; c) analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare information systems; and d) new opportunities and emerging trends.
Advances in genetics research are rapidly presenting both great opportunities and complex challenges for public health. In order for the potential benefits of genetic research to be realized (and unintended harms minimized), numerous health behavior and health education (HBEHED) issues will need to be addressed. This course will employ a blend of lectures and group discussions to consider such issues, including the following: genetics and risk communication; ethical issues in HBEHED genetics research; the psychological and behavioral impact of genetic testing; public and professional kno
***Note: Previously offered as an approved topic under ENTR 599
Learn the Emotional Intelligence framework to better understand and manage yourself and others, and build strong relationships and lead teams. Develop your own Personal Leadership Plan to help you "level up" as a graduate professional.
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.
Students in this course will analyze mental health policies in the U.S. The class will meet once a week and have an interactive seminar format. We will approach various topics from both descriptive and analytical perspectives. Examples of topics include mental health insurance parity, the integration of mental health services and other health services, delivery of services in schools, delivery of services in prisons, and incentives influencing the balance between medication and therapy.
This course focuses on immigration - one of the most volatile and hotly debated issues of our time. How we respond to the myriad questions about immigration and immigrants and the problems generated by public policy responses to various kinds of immigration will determine how our society and economy will look and function in the future.
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.
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.
This course will survey the distribution, determinants, and biomedical, psychological and behavioral aspects of health inclusive of physical, mental and behavioral health and disease across the life span from pre-birth to death.
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.