This course provides students with skills and experience in applying analytical techniques to manage population health. Students will learn epidemiologic concepts, methods, and strategies that can be applied to health planning and healthcare management. The primary focus of the course is on understanding the determinants of health, the measurement of health and disease, cultural beliefs and how they impact community health, emerging trends and issues in disease patterns, and community health resource allocation. The course also will cover the use of epidemiologic methods and data to make managerial decisions, including the roles and responsibilities of health project managers; risk perception and motivation; crisis management; social marketing and health promotion; and the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in analyzing population health/disease data and supporting health promotion and disease prevention. 3 credits.
Community Health/Managerial Epidemiology