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Summer 2013
Sep 22, 2017
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HPM 530 - Measuring and Analyzing the Outcomes of Health Care
This course has limited enrollment. Prerequisites and faculty approval are required.

This course emphasizes introductory concepts, methods, and practical procedures for measuring and analyzing patients' health status, quality of life, satisfaction and cost-effectiveness for health outcomes research. The course reviews the fundamentals of health outcomes research methods necessary for
  1. demonstrating improvement in patient outcomes
  2. controlling costs and allocating resources
  3. implementing disease management programs and
  4. making effective public health, health technology and clinical decisions.

Statistical methods needed to evaluate and use scales and indices are also presented and discussed. The course would be useful to public health and clinical researchers who must critically review and utilize outcomes data for public health, health care and clinical decision-making. The course should enable students to
  1. conceptually define the meaning and purpose of outcomes research
  2. understand the role of epidemiology, health economics and database and information technology in conducting outcomes research,
  3. evaluate the usefulness and utility of outcomes measures,
  4. recognize the different types of measures used in outcomes research, including clinical, health status, quality-of-life, work/role performance, health care utilization, and patient satisfaction,
  5. adopt new methods for modeling patient responses, interpret the meaning of measurement concepts and obtain a basic appreciation of the statistical analyses appropriate for outcomes research,
  6. locate available research-quality instruments for measuring health care outcomes in order to make informed choices among existing instruments and
  7. interpret the results of health outcomes research.
Course Restricted: Program in Clinical Effectivness participants and degree students only (or instructor permission)

2.500 Credit hours
2.500 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate - Non-Degree, Graduate
Schedule Types: Case Study

Health Policy & Management Department

Course Attributes:
Health Policy & Management

Restrictions:
Must be assigned to one of the following Cohorts:     
      Enrolled in summer PCE

Prerequisites:
Basic BIO Courses

General Requirements:
Course or Test: BIO 200
Required Courses: 1
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: BIO 201
Required Courses: 1
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: BIO 202
Required Courses: 1
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: BIO 203
Required Courses: 1
May not be taken concurrently.  )
or
Course or Test: BIO 206
Required Courses: 1
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: BIO 207 to 209
Required Courses: 1
May not be taken concurrently. )


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