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Health Outcomes and Policy Research

Fall 2016 Course Offerings
HOPR 801 Research in Health Outcomes and Policy Research Shelley Irene White-Means
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  3
This course emphasizes the development and conduct of health science administration research. The course is required in conjunction with or prior to thesis/dissertation work. The goal is to assist students in acquiring a breadth of knowledge of theory, concepts, principles, processes, and skills necessary for the health science research endeavor. Students will use and build upon knowledge gained in prerequisite courses as they learn to carry out each step of the research process. The course will be taught in small group discussions using information available in the literature and research-based analysis. (didactic, lecture)
HOPR 816 Applied Pharmacoeconomics I Junling Wang
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  2
This is the second in a two-course sequence and must be taken in sequence. These two coupled courses are an advanced study in economic principles and outcomes measures as applied to pharmacy and health care. The objective is to expand the student's appreciation of the nature of applied economic evaluation and its relevance to health care decision-making and policy formulation through didactic lectures and case study analysis. Emphasis will be on the application of methodological principles of economic evaluation and appraisal of current concepts and research in pharmacoeconomics. The student will participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a group pharmacoeconomic project, which focuses on the evaluation of a defined economic problem in health care. (didactic, lecture)
HOPR 829 Data Analysis Methods in Health Outcomes and Policy Research Junling Wang
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  3
This course will help students lay a solid foundation in their understanding of basic data analysis methods, develop basic quantitative analytical skills, understand the application of basic data analysis methods, and develop a healthy skepticism toward the use of statistical techniques in research studies. (didactic, lecture)
HOPR 840-001 Special Topics - Pharmacoeconomics Shelley White-Means
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable
Directed readings or special course in topics of current interest. (didactic, research)
HOPR 853 Telemedicine and e-Health Sajeesh Kumar Kamala Raghavan
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  3
This course will provide the students with opportunities to discuss and analyze the key issues, principles and approaches, in telemedicine. The course will have three sections. Emphasis on the first section of the course will be on theoretical, clinical, technical and pragmatic issues. The second section will address issues related to telemedicine such as design and development, standards, privacy and security issues, evaluation of telemedicine services and legal issues. Specific healthcare outcomes and the influence that they have on policy formulation will be examined and analyzed. The third section - a major focus of this course, will be practical application of telemedicine through the case study analyses. The strategies and skills healthcare professionals will need to practice and manage telemedicine effectively will be detailed. Strategic initiatives of various offices will be presented and discussed.This is a hybrid course, ie, it has On-line modules as well as Face-to- Face classes. This course is open to graduate students and has no prerequisites. (hybrid, lecture)
HOPR 860 Applied Health Informatics Rebecca B Reynolds
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  3
This course will provide students with knowledge of current practice in the use of information technology and systems in clinical practice. The course will explore how health data are collected, the role of electronic health records, clinical documentation improvement, systems implementation issues and adoption of health information technology. This course is offered primarily in a distance education format via course management software. The course material will be presented in outline format and supplemented by student reading, student on-line discussions as well as required projects. The instructor will provide guidance to the student but the student is expected to assume responsibility for engaging the material and working at the graduate level. (online, lecture)
HOPR 900 Doctoral Dissertation and Research Junling Wang
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable
Research performed under the direction and supervision of the respective student's Research Advisor in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Fall and Spring Semesters. (didactic, lecture)
HOPR 919 Seminar Sajeesh Kumar Kamala Raghavan
Start date:  2016-08-15    End date:  2016-12-16
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  1
Topics of current interest in the field are selected and reviewed by the students for their peers and faculty. Presentations followed by general informal discussion. In certain circumstances, reports of current research may be made by students and faculty. (didactic, research)
Spring 2017 Course Offerings
HOPR 816 Applied Pharmacoeconomics I Junling Wang
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  2
This is the second in a two-course sequence and must be taken in sequence. These two coupled courses are an advanced study in economic principles and outcomes measures as applied to pharmacy and health care. The objective is to expand the student's appreciation of the nature of applied economic evaluation and its relevance to health care decision-making and policy formulation through didactic lectures and case study analysis. Emphasis will be on the application of methodological principles of economic evaluation and appraisal of current concepts and research in pharmacoeconomics. The student will participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of a group pharmacoeconomic project, which focuses on the evaluation of a defined economic problem in health care. (didactic, lecture)
HOPR 830 Health System Seminar Jim Bailey
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  2
Health Policy 101 -Diagnosing the Ills of the Healthcare System. This seminar is designed to provide learners with a highly interactive and participatory learning experience in which participants read and discuss classic and highly influential articles in health services research, health policy, and health system science. Participants will be responsible for reading assigned articles thoroughly and presenting and discussing assigned articles. Participants will also identify and present case studies relevant to assigned topics and will work together to conduct a sector by sector investigation and evaluation of the health care industry in order to determine where high-value health care can be found and to begin to consider how it can best be fostered. The seminar will emphasize critical appraisal of the literature using original sources, listening, communication, and consideration of alternative points of view with an emphasis on clear presentation of evidence for each point of view, and analysis of root causes for health system dysfunction. (didactic, lecture)
HOPR 840-001 Special Topics - Pharmacoeconomics Shelley White-Means
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable
Directed readings or special course in topics of current interest. (didactic, research)
HOPR 878 Advanced Health Economics Shelley White-Means
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  3
Microeconomics tools are applied to the study of key health care policy issues. Behavior and performance of the major health care institutions, hospitals, physicians, nursing homes, and the pharmaceutical industry are examined. Economic impacts and implications of key issues in health care are scrutinized. A working knowledge of basic microeconomics tools is required. (didactic, lecture)
HOPR 900 Doctoral Dissertation and Research Junling Wang
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  variable
Research performed under the direction and supervision of the respective student's Research Advisor in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Fall and Spring Semesters. (didactic, lecture)
HOPR 919 Seminar Sajeesh Kumar Kamala Raghavan
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  1
Topics of current interest in the field are selected and reviewed by the students for their peers and faculty. Presentations followed by general informal discussion. In certain circumstances, reports of current research may be made by students and faculty. (didactic, research)
HOPR 920 Health Data Analytics Charisse Madlock-Brown, PhD
Start date:  2017-01-03    End date:  2017-06-30
Time:     Place:     Duration:  Credit:  3
Healthcare organizations generate large amounts of data concerning patients, procedures, cost, staff, and supplies. Generating insights from these data using visualizations, data mining and natural language processing has the potential to improve patient care. Students will study current research problems, and gain experience through several projects. Students will learn how to assess results based on healthcare objectives for a variety of domains such as public health, policy, and clinical care. Students will work with a diverse set of datasets, and learn to define a process for analysis, justify choices, and interpret results based on healthcare needs. This course is offered exclusively in a distance education format via course management software. The course material will be presented in outline format and supplemented by student reading, student on-line discussions as well as required projects. The instructor will provide guidance to the student but the student is expected to assume responsibility for engaging the material and working at the graduate level. (online, lecture research)
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