Courses Taught at University of Illinois, Chicago School of Public Health
HPA 594 Advanced Special Topics in Health Policy and Administration (online) (new course for Spring 2018)
This upper-level graduate course will prepare MPH and Doctoral students to transform organizations for collective impact and social change to improve public health and population health using design thinking and systems thinking. Students will learn how to apply strategic management, financial thinking, and adaptive leadership skills to design innovative public health initiatives. Example of specific tools that will be covered: return on investment (ROI), design thinking, strategic management, effective communication, and decision-making analysis.
IPHS 403 Public Health Systems, Policy, and Management (online MPH).
This MPH course introduces basic concepts for public health professionals and managers of public health organization, emphasizing evidence-informed policies and interventions as well as the importance of targeting intervention strategies at multiple levels within a social-ecological perspective of health.
IPHS 594. Decision-Making and Economic Evaluation in Health Policy Analysis (only for online DrPH students).
This course is designed to introduce the student to the methodology of decision analysis and growing range of applications in cost-effectiveness analysis in medical, public health and health care decision making and health resource allocation in a systems thinking approach. The student learning outcomes are: (1) read and interpret cost-effectiveness studies critically, (2) create decision-analytic models using TreeAge Software, (3) understand economic concepts that are needed in order to understand the policy recommendations. He or she will be able to critique decision analysis and cost-effectiveness papers and lead change in policy development and implementation.
IPHS 510. Leadership in Public Health Policy Development (for only online DrPH Students).
This doctoral-level (DrPH) course will teach students the foundational framework on policy development or policy planning. A toolbox of leadership skills will provide different perspectives on driving change and sustainability.
IPHS 699 DrPH Dissertation Research Readiness Seminar (for only online DrPH students)
This seminar will provide an overview of the DrPH dissertation research process with a primary emphasis on developing competency three of your portfolio (the underpinnings of your research including relevant theories/models, constructs, measures, and study design) and chapters one and two of your dissertation. Mastery of competency three assures the program that you have the knowledge and skills (or a plan to achieve the necessary knowledge and skills) to undertake doctoral level research. Development of chapters 1 and 2 of your dissertation assures the program that you have the capacity to develop high-quality applied research. This seminar will have a secondary emphasis on study design, data, and methods (chapter 3 of the dissertation).
HPA 400. Principles and Management in Public Health.
This MPH graduate-level course will focus on teaching students the conceptual and theoretical foundations to the principles of management with an emphasis on public health and health care settings through case studies. Use design thinking approach in public health management and leadership for discussion.
HPA 444. Healthcare Strategic Planning and Budgeting.
This MPH graduate-level course will provide students the tools on financial analysis, strategic management, and strategic planning in healthcare. In the financial analysis, students will be able to conduct flexible budgeting, evaluate cost behavior and forecasting, conduct revenue and expense analysis, and conduct strategic planning in healthcare organizations and for quality improvement.
IPHS 698. Capstone Experience (for online MPH students) The capstone is part of the Health Policy and Administration (HPA) student’s culminating experience for their MPH degree. The expectation is that HPA students will do either a policy or management-oriented capstone project. As part of this course, students will develop a written paper on the topic of their choice. IPHS 698 is the companion course to fulfill school-wide requirements. Under IPHS 698, students will develop and deliver an oral presentation based on the paper that they write for HPA 468.
Previously Taught Courses:
Genomics in Public Health. This course focuses on studying the impact of the genetics and genomics, and their interactions with behavior, psychosocial factors, and environment on population health and disease in the post-Human Genome Project Era. Fundamental concepts of genetics, molecular biology, immunology, and epidemiology will be discussed. The effects of the advancement of high-throughput innovations in scientific discoveries in public health policies will be explored. Format: Lecture Hall.
Topics in Public Health. This course addresses new and emerging issues in the field of public health through interactive case study method and the medical literature. The format is small group discussion. Topics vary each semester; but include infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS), maternal and child health (neonatal screening, vaccinations), chronic diseases (obesity, mental illness), health and human rights, and international health. Format: Seminar discussion style.
Introduction to Critical Inquiry. This course demonstrates access to information resources in the biomedical sciences, including hard copy, on-line databases (e.g., LexisNexis, PubMed, OVID), and web searching and how to critically evaluate these information sources. Classes are hands-on learning using laptops. Students will learn how to 1) compose a hypothesis, 2) ask interesting research questions, 3) finds resources and references to justify argument, and 4) write and revise. Format: Lecture Hall.