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Biostatistics, Haresh Rochani 2017 Georgia Southern University

Biostatistics, Haresh Rochani

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course examines statistics in public health and related sciences, including sampling, probability, basic discrete and continuous distributions, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, categorical data analysis, regression, and correlation. Emphasis will be on the development of critical thinking skills and health data analysis applications with computer software.


Pubh 7090a - A Spatial Analysis And Health, Jeff Jones 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 7090a - A Spatial Analysis And Health, Jeff Jones

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course will introduce students to geographic information systems (GIS) to map and spatially analyze public health and demographic data. Students will learn the fundamentals of the ArcMap software system and ways to integrate cartography into biomedical informatics practice. Beyond use of GIS for cartography, this course will also examine ethical issues and methods of analyzing demographic and spatial health patterns using GIS and demography analysis methods. The versatility of GIS in a public health setting will be examined and will include exercises involving GIS applications in health marketing, demography, epidemiology, and health care systems. For example, we will look ...


Bios 9231 - Bayesian Statistics I, Xinyan Zhang 2017 Georgia Southern University

Bios 9231 - Bayesian Statistics I, Xinyan Zhang

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course provides the student with an introduction Bayesian analysis and compares Bayesian methods to that of frequentists. The course includes selection of prior distributions, computing posterior distributions, and conjugate models such as the Beta-Binomial, Normal-Normal, and Gamma-Poisson models. Bayesian inference using point and interval estimation, Bayesian hierarchical models, and exchangeability will be explored. Topics including Empirical Bayes versus a fully Bayes approach, Markov Chain Monte Carlo methods and model checking using Bayes factors and sensitivity analyses will be included. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of "B" in BIOS 9131, or permission from instructor.


Hspm 7335 - Healthcare Operations Management, Linda Kimsey 2017 Georgia Southern University

Hspm 7335 - Healthcare Operations Management, Linda Kimsey

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course examines operational issues in health care management. Topics include systems analysis, continuous quality improvement and re-engineering, demand forecasting, facility location and design models, decision analysis techniques, linear programming, queuing and waiting models, inventory control models, and statistical quality control. The goal is to instill an understanding of the language, applications, and limitations of quantitative models with regard to decision-making and problem solving in health care organizations.


Hspm 7235a - Healthcare Law And Ethics, Julie Reagan 2017 Georgia Southern University

Hspm 7235a - Healthcare Law And Ethics, Julie Reagan

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to legal issues in public health and healthcare. Basic legal principles underlying the legal system, governmental regulation, development of legal rules, and how to interact effectively with the legal system as a public health practitioner will be explored. This course has two main purposes: first, to examine the legal context of the relationship between the individual and the community; and second, to understand public health regulation in the context of a market-driven system.


Pubh 6533 - Epidemiology, Logan Cowan 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 6533 - Epidemiology, Logan Cowan

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course provides an introduction to many important topics in epidemiology for public health practice, including but not limited to the evolution of the discipline, causal concepts in the natural history of disease, critical features of infectious and chronic diseases, elements of public health screening, basic measures used in epidemiology, design of epidemiologic investigations, consideration of random error and systematic bias, calculation and interpretation of confidence intervals and p values, discussion of confounding and interaction, criteria for evaluation of cause and effect relationships and the implications for ethical public health practice. Students are expected to gain a foundation in epidemiologic ...


Pubh 6534 - Health Policy And Management, Bettye A. Apenteng 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 6534 - Health Policy And Management, Bettye A. Apenteng

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

The course provides a comprehensive introduction and overview to public health management and administration. The course context is based on managerial decision making and the practical knowledge, tools, processes, and strategies required by organizational management. This course overviews the basics of administration, including public health law, human resources management, budgeting and financing, health information management, performance measurement and improvement, ethics, leadership, communication, media relations, and legislative relations in public health; introduced as processes are strategic planning, program development and evaluation, budget preparation, and constituency building for collaboration. Emerging areas of public health policy and management are also discussed as contexts ...


Phld 9130 (Section 01h) Crn 84261 - Public Health Research Methods, Yelena N. Tarasenko 2017 Georgia Southern University

Phld 9130 (Section 01h) Crn 84261 - Public Health Research Methods, Yelena N. Tarasenko

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

The course focuses on the concepts and methods of health services and public health research. It is structured around the primary stages of research proposal development. It is designed for DrPH students in the College of Public Health and other graduate or professional students who have successfully completed the appropriate prerequisites. By the completion of this course, Students will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to write a research proposal, plan for the dissertation, and develop and carry-out research projects.


Pubh 7890 - Data Analysis With Sas, Robert Vogel 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 7890 - Data Analysis With Sas, Robert Vogel

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

The class is designed to provide skill building and practical experience in using SAS to: create analysis data files; analyze data such as that found in typical biostatistical consulting problems; and assess the validity of analysis methodology assumptions. 3 credit hours.


Hspm 7332 - Population Health, Bettye A. Apenteng 2017 Georgia Southern University

Hspm 7332 - Population Health, Bettye A. Apenteng

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Delivering care to meet the needs of the population of the communities, a health organization service requires a strategic approach and an organizational culture that attends to those healthcare needs. This course is designed to familiarize students with the current applications of social and behavioral sciences. It is an overview of healthcare and public health management and administration, managerial decision making and the practical knowledge, tools, processes, and strategies required to operate successfully with a population health focus by the healthcare organization.


Pubh 3136a - Principles Of Environmental Health, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 3136a - Principles Of Environmental Health, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; vectors for dissemination (air, water, soil); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; biomarkers and risk analysis; the scientific basis for policy decisions; and emerging global environmental health problems.


Pubh 4133 - Health Promotion Program Planning Ii, Ashley Walker 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 4133 - Health Promotion Program Planning Ii, Ashley Walker

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Introduces students to additional theory and application of community-based program planning and evaluation. The second of a two-course sequence, the focus will be on program implementation, evaluation, and reporting of the health promotion plan developed during the prior semester. Students will gain first-hand experience in conducting an evaluation of community health education program. Prerequisite(s): A minimum grade of “C” in HLTH 4132.


Pubh 4134 - Research Methods And Evaluation (Crn 89836, 87978), Helen W. Bland 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 4134 - Research Methods And Evaluation (Crn 89836, 87978), Helen W. Bland

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course introduces the student to research methods used in health education and promotion. In addition, this course examines the rationale and procedure to evaluate health education/promotion programs. The course focuses on several topics including: research design, methods of program evaluation, planning research and evaluation, the politics and ethics of evaluation, measurement, sampling logistics, data analysis, and the development, in conjunction with Program Planning I (PUBH 4132), of a student project. 3 credits (3-0-3).


Phld 9334 - Financial Management Of Publich Health, Samuel Tawiah Opoku 2017 Georgia Southern University

Phld 9334 - Financial Management Of Publich Health, Samuel Tawiah Opoku

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course examines the structure and functioning of the finance components of the Public Health System using Federal Basis Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (FGAAP). It will provide Dr.P.H. students with the theory, concepts, and tools necessary to make better decisions regarding the acquisition and deployment of resources, and promote the financial well being of public health organizations. The course will discuss the following topics: financial goals; time value analysis; financial risk and return; debt and equity financing; capital decisions; cost of capital; capital investment decisions; business valuation; and leasing decisions. Students will apply the material learned in real ...


Hspm 6136 - Healthcare Management, Samuel Tawiah Opoku 2017 Georgia Southern University

Hspm 6136 - Healthcare Management, Samuel Tawiah Opoku

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to provide a detailed understanding of the administrative and organization management of healthcare systems, including analysis of management problems, planning, evaluating, operations and policy analysis within the healthcare environment. Selected topics from the healthcare profession of management will also be covered.


Phld 9231 - Health Informatics & Decision Making, Gulzar H. Shah 2017 Georgia Southern University

Phld 9231 - Health Informatics & Decision Making, Gulzar H. Shah

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of managing information as an asset in public health and healthcare delivery contexts. Emphasis will be placed on converting data into information and converting information into decision support models.


Pubh 4132 - Health Promotion Program Planning I, Raymona H. Lawrence 2017 Jiann Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Pubh 4132 - Health Promotion Program Planning I, Raymona H. Lawrence

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

“Provides the student with the theory and practical applications of planning, developing, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs in a variety of settings. The focus will be on a global approach to planning with emphasis on the 5 settings for health promotion programming which include school, community, clinical, college, and worksite settings. Prerequisite: HLTH 2130 or permission from the instructor. Co-requisite: HLTH 4134 Research Methods and Evaluation.” (2013-2014 Georgia Southern University Undergraduate and Graduate Course Catalog)


Pubh 7890 - Impact Of Public Health Leadership, Gulzar H. Shah 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 7890 - Impact Of Public Health Leadership, Gulzar H. Shah

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of leadership in public health and healthcare delivery contexts.


Cohe 7232 - Health Promotion Planning, Andrew Hansen 2017 Georgia Southern University

Cohe 7232 - Health Promotion Planning, Andrew Hansen

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Introduces the student to the theory and application of planning and evaluation principles. Planning and evaluation skills will be developed that can be utilized in a variety of health-related settings. Familiarizes students with theories and models from the social and behavioral sciences and health education used in behavior change interventions. Emphasizes the planning and implementing of community health interventions at multiple ecological levels.


Pubh 7890 (Section C) - Guided Research In Public Health Law Research, Julie Reagan 2017 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 7890 (Section C) - Guided Research In Public Health Law Research, Julie Reagan

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Allows the student the opportunity to receive specialized and/or focused instruction in a public health topic not generally offered by the department.


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