HCM 600 Managerial Epidemiology and Statistics

3 credits

Examines epidemiology concepts and tools as they are used in developing models for health, health service utilization, and health policy. Students will learn to distinguish among the types of epidemiological research (descriptive, analytical, and experimental) and will analyze epidemiological literature and discuss the pros and cons of different research methods. Analyses of epidemiological data using appropriate methods and statistical measures utilized in epidemiological studies are required to design and conduct a needs assessment for a given population, identifying healthcare gaps and disparities. Case studies and real world examples will be used to reinforce need for population-based approach to design and delivery of healthcare services.

Prerequisite(s): None