Survey of socio-behavioral theories commonly used in public health education interventions at the individual, group, and community levels.
Major methodologies useful in health research. Topics include philosophy of scientific investigation, field research, participant, survey research, experimental design, construction of questionnaires, and attitudes scales; the format for writing a research prospectus.
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Review of group process roles and responsibilities of public health professionals. Group dynamics, principles related to theories and concepts underlying public health community programs. Structured laboratory experience provided.
Electronic health (eHealth) and mobile health (mHealth) technologies are transforming healthcare and public health research and practice. This course will provide a broad foundation of knowledge about technology in the field of public health, with specific modules on (1) health and healthcare IT; (2) eHealth and mHealth tools for disease/injury surveillance, intervention, and advocacy; and (3) technology-related public health challenges. Throughout the course, we will consider the public policies and initiatives that support and hinder eHealth and mHealth and the implications for health care research and services provision. This course will also address the ethical issues raised by using digital technologies. This course is appropriate for graduate students seeking to work in the healthcare and public health fields.
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the policy environment that influences and shapes public health and the provision of health care services, to enhance understanding of the historical and political context of health policy, to develop strategies for analysis of health policy issues, and to communicate effectively in the policy environment.
Examines the determinants of health politics and policy in the U.S., including decisions and non-decisions made by institutional and political actors at all levels of government and by private sector actors.
Introduction to the philosophy, nature, and scope of health organizations; administration and organization of governmental health programs, economic and political forces and their effects on health services.
Concepts of program evaluation and their application to the health field. Emphasis on theoretical concepts and their application to development of practical skills in program evaluation.