HSC 560 Health Care Delivery Systems – This course will provide instruction in the core elements of health policy development and analysis. Topics covered include forging a consensus of the Office of Management and Budget and Congressional Budget Office, and the ongoing debate between the American Medical Association and insurance companies. In addition, emphasis is placed on the critical role of health care managers in the policymaking arena. This course was developed by Linda Kennelly and Michael McDonough and will premiere in the Summer 2014 semester. The course is part of the core requirements of the MS degree in Health Sciences.
HSC 235 Sex, Gender and Health – Students are introduced to issues in gender health from the biopsychosocial perspective. The role of social norms and expectations, social and political policy, family and community, lifestyle factors, will be explored in the context of health outcomes. Disparities that individuals face in the health care system will be examined. This course was developed by Lisa Rapple and Gary McClain and will premiere in the Fall 2014 semester. The course is an elective course in Health Sciences.
PBH 348 / SOC 348 Violence and the American Family: Public Health Issues – Violence is a prevalent and dangerous social issue leading to physical and psychological injury and death. This course examines violence as it effects families across the lifespan and includes topics such as child abuse, incest, bullying, dating violence, intimate partner violence and elder abuse. Throughout the course, students will explore these various types of violence and their impact on family dynamics and the physical psychosocial and mental health of individuals and families. Students will also investigate community response to family violence and effective strategies for prevention and treatment. This course was developed by Lisa Rapple and Dean Deborah Sopczyk and will premiere in the Fall 2014 semester. The course is part of the public health core requirements of the BS degree in Health Sciences.
HSC622 MCJ622 Grant Writing – Students will learn the steps in developing, organizing and writing a grant. Focus will be on the research methods and techniques in locating grant resources, creative strategies for developing programs to match the needs of the organization and goals of the funding of organizations, building relationships with organizations and funders and general methods for program evaluation. Students will utilize research techniques examine case studies and develop a grant proposal to achieve course objectives. This course was developed by Linda Kennelly and Caryn Tomljanovich and will premiere in the Fall 2014 semester. The course is an elective in the MS degree in Health Sciences.
HSC 640 Curriculum Development – Skill in curriculum development is essential for allied health faculty as curriculum serves as the bridge to practice. This course is designed to introduce students to curriculum as a process and a product. During the course students will have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary for formulating and evaluating curricula that is responsive to the needs of the profession and the society it serves. This course was developed by Linda Kennelly and Jennifer McLean and will premiere in the Fall 2014 semester. The course is part of the health professions education specialization of the MS degree in Health Sciences.
PBH 604 Epidemiology – The science of epidemiology is essential in planning disease prevention interventions, developing an understanding of disease transmission, identifying trends in morbidity and mortality and providing a basis for the development of public health policy. This course will serve as an introduction to the concepts and methods of epidemiology. Students will explore factors related to the etiology and distribution of illness in populations including exposure, transmission, and prevention. Methodologies used in surveillance techniques will also be introduced and explored. The course was developed by Dorcey Applyrs and Rena Jones. The course is part of the public health specialization of the MS degree in Health Sciences.
PBH 647 Vulnerable Populations – This course seeks to broaden the student’s understanding of health beyond the individual level and examines the contributions of system inequality and disparities in health toward vulnerable populations. Selected theories and models for alleviating vulnerability are explored, using social justice as an overarching ethical framework. Skills for the provider are also investigated. The course was developed by Dorcey Applyrs and Heidi Langer Atkinson and is set to premiere in the Fall 2014 semester. The course is part of the public health specialization of the MS degree in Health Sciences.