Health Policy and Management (HPM)

Courses

HPM 2202. Man-Made Disasters: Radiological, Chemical & Biological Terrorism. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and models of public health preparedness, mitigation, and evaluation in the context of man-made disasters, including radiological, chemical, and biological incidents. The course addresses identified core competencies of emergency preparedness for public health professionals that include: disaster management, risk assessment, risk communication, governmental resources, functional roles, surveillance, and preparedness evaluation. Man-made disasters will be looked at in a historical, environmental, and psychological context in order to elucidate the role of public health in man-made disaster preparedness and evaluation. In addition the role of cultural competency and the needs of special populations will be addressed. Public perception of risk and media views of man-made disasters will be explored. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better. NOTE: This course is only offered online.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

HPM 2207. Principles of Emergency Management: A Public Health Perspective. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and models of public health preparedness and response for all hazards emergency management. It will enable health care and allied health professionals, public health professionals, and emergency responders to work together to plan and respond effectively to both natural and man-made disasters. The course will introduce students to the identified core competencies of emergency health preparedness for public health professionals that include functional roles, communication, resource identification, problem-solving, and evaluation. The issues of mental health and special populations will be introduced in an emergency management context. Students will utilize problem-based learning by analyzing actual disaster events and applying the theories, principles, and practices of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. In addition, students will learn about the importance of personal emergency preparedness, which will include the development of their own emergency plan. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better. NOTE: This course is offered only online.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

HPM 2214. Politics and Payments in US Healthcare System. 3 Credit Hours.

The course provides an overview of the finances and infrastructure on which the U.S. health care system is based as well as a basic overview of the health policy process. Students will learn about private and public health insurance, including Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP, as well as discuss the growing problem of uninsured populations. In addition, students will explore the policy process behind our current health system, focusing on the role of the legislative, executive, and judicial systems, as well as special interest groups and the role of public opinion in health policy. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

HPM 3382. Independent Study in Public Health. 1 to 6 Credit Hour.

Students in this course pursue supervised independent projects on issues related to public health. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better. NOTE: Registration must be preapproved by faculty before registration.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Public Health
Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..