Health Behavior Health Education 540

The course provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of reproductive health, in the USA and internationally.  The course will introduce students to historical trends in the global burden of reproductive ill-health, the social ecology of reproductive risk, clinical health practice, and current controversies in policy and practice.  Through a comparative look at reproductive health needs (e.g.

Health Management and Policy 627

Many of the determinants of population health fall outside of the health care sector. This course integrates perspectives from sociology, demography, and economics, to understand the major drivers of population health and the policies that improve population health. We will cover health disparities, immigration, aging, fertility, and population policies.

Health Behavior Health Education 593

This course is designed to provide an overview of the psychosocial determinants that affect the health of individuals, communities, and populations. This course addresses these determinants within theories, models and frameworks of health behavior and explores the practical application of theory to public health practice.

Health Management and Policy 669

This course covers relational database theory and database-web systems with applications to health care.  The students are expected to develop a working knowledge of design, implementation, administration and maintenance of small to medium relational database systems.  The students will also be exposed to current technology for deployment, use and administration of relational databases through the Internet.

Health Management and Policy 663

Survey course using cost-effectiveness tools to inform decisions about improving health. Analytical tools such as cost benefit analysis, decision analysis, and sensitivity analysis are utilized. Students will learn theoretical justifications for these tools as well as their limitations.

Nutritional Sciences 594

Individual food decisions can have profound impacts on our health. Here, you will learn about the molecular components of food, and how we digest, absorb, transport, and use them in our bodies. We will then use this information to understand how individuals differ in terms of how foods affect them.

Epidemiology 666

Reviews links between health conditions and socioeconomic development in low-income countries and trends in health and development indicators; socio-economic determinants of health, including poverty and income, education, nutrition, fertility, and culture and behavior; impact of globalization in terms of neo-liberal policies, trade and capital flows and the urbanization and their growth of the informal economy; examines the effects of health changes on economic growth and development.

Biostatistics 605

This course is designed for individuals with a strong quantitative background that are interested in the scientific, policy, design and management aspects of clinical trials.  Topics include types of clinical research, bias and random error, study design, ethics treatment allocation, randomization and stratification, quality control, power and sample size, group sequential monitoring, cross-over designs and meta-analysis.

Health Behavior Health Education 615

This course will provide students with the background, knowledge, and experience needed to create different types of sexual health promotion interventions for diverse populations in multiple setting. Students will explore socio-ecological factors that influence the sexual health of diverse populations, and learn how to develop/implement theory-based and culturally-appropriate interventions.

Health Management and Policy 693

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.