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Doctoral Health Policy

Course Number Course Name Credits
DHP 702

Evaluation of Health Care Systems: NeedsAnd Issues

This course provides an in-depth coverage of the quantitative and qualitative issues associated with population-based epidemiological research. Topics include issues in study design, measurement, methods of data collection, risk assessment, confounding variables and analytic techniques. Applications of these methods to determine client care are stressed in terms of institutional goals. Consideration will be given to the incidence and economics of major health impairments.

Prequisites: None

3
DHP 703

Decision Making

Designed to explore systems approaches to institutional decision making, this course includes system concepts, system analysis and assessment of problems in allocation and use of institutional resources. The approach employs a variety of simulation exercises, gaming approaches and case studies to provide students with a range of typical decision-making situations in health policy and their analysis and evaluation. Emphasis will be placed on prevention strategies for proactive intervention.

Prequisites: None

3
DHP 704

Computer Applications in Health Policy

This course emphasizes the use of microcomputing with an emphasis on its application to health care systems applications. Topics include the use of spreadsheets for analysis and projection of data, planning and management of small databases and institutional research. Applications are made to financial planning, staffing requirements, business operations and control logistics. The course will utilize computer processes to examine actual economic costs, resource allocations and resultant impacts on health policy.

Prequisites: None

3
DHP 705

Population Health



Prequisites: None

3