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University at Albany Undergraduate Bulletin - 2005-2006

Courses in Public Health

H Hpm 310 (= H Sph 381) Health Care in the U.S.: Key Policy Issues (3)

This course is an overview of the status, trends, and key issues concerning U.S. health care delivery today. It will include a comparative assessment of health policies by determining which issues in the U.S. health economy have similar causes with those in other nations, and which are specific to domestic circumstances. Prerequisite(s): A Eco 110 or permission of the instructor.

H Hpm 381 (= A Eco 381, H Sph 381) Economics of Health Care (3)

Economics concepts are used to explain the nature of demand and supply in the health care field. The behavior of consumers and health care providers is examined from an economic perspective. Areas of market failures and the rationale for government intervention are also described. Prerequisite(s): A Eco 300 or permission of the instructor.

H Sph 201 Introduction to Public Health (3)

A general introduction to what public health is, its importance for everybody’s health, and how it functions as a combination of science and politics. The role of the public health system will be illustrated by describing issues confronting New York State and what is being done about them.

H Sph 310 (= H Hpm 381) Health Care in the U.S.: Key Policy Issues (3)

This course is an overview of the status, trends, and key issues concerning U.S. health care delivery today. It will include a comparative assessment of health policies by determining which issues in the U.S. health economy have similar causes with those in other nations, and which are specific to domestic circumstances. Prerequisite(s): A Eco 110 or permission of the instructor.

H Sph 381 (= A Eco 381, H Hpm 381) Economics of Health Care (3)

Economics concepts are used to explain the nature of demand and supply in the health care field. The behavior of consumers and health care providers is examined from an economic perspective. Areas of market failures and the rationale for government intervention are also described. Prerequisite(s): A Eco 300 or permission of the instructor.

H Sta 271 Medical Informatics (3)

Medical Informatics covers the use of computers to manage healthcare data, decision support for diagnosis and treatment, and the use of artificial intelligence for patient care and clinical investigations. Course taught on-line. Contact Donald Parsons at (518) 474-7047.

H Epi 460 Participatory Action Research (3)

Theory, methods, and practice of Participatory Action Research (PAR), for identifying collective social problems, negotiating, implementing and evaluating possible solutions. Issues of power; principles of equity/democracy; politics of the conduct/products of sciences; university-community partnerships, with applications in public health, education, social welfare, ecology, community planning, labor and business development are discussed. Permission of instructor required. Contact Professor Donna Armstrong at (518) 402-0372.

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