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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.
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.
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.