Current Term Classes - BPHM

Spring 2019

Class registration opens on November 30. Registration in BPHM classes is open to students enrolled in the degree program. Others may register with program permission as Community Scholars.  

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies may cancel, modify, or make substitutions for any published class or program, may change instructors, and may change the dates and times a class is offered. The information published here and in the catalog is subject to change.  For the most up-to-date and complete information, please use the SIS Class Search

PSHM 4050: Understanding Diversity in Health Care
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 14-Apr 30 (No class 3/9-3/17)
Prepares students to understand the importance of providing culturally appropriate care to diverse populations, and introduces students to the systematic as well as disciplined approaches used to incorporate diversity management and cultural competence in the delivery of healthcare. Explores relevant organizational dynamics and organizational policies that are necessary to effectively manage a healthcare organization.  
Rashida Biggs | 2 UG credits | Elective

PSHM 4300: Introduction to Population Health: Programs, Policy & Epidemiology
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:30pm | Jan 16-Apr 24 (No class 3/13) | Limited to BPHM & HCM Concentration Students
Examines health issues from a population health perspective of  policy and programs; introduces students to principles of population health practice with emphasis on history, philosophy and scope. Examines how health care delivery systems, public health agencies and community organizations work together to develop interventions to improve the health outcomes in the various communities they serve. Prerequisite: Admission to BPHM or BIS Program.  
Rashida Biggs | 3 UG credits | Required
PSHM 4400: Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm | Jan 15-Apr 23 (No class 3/12) | Limited to BPHM Students
Provides an introduction to the research process for the allied healthcare professional.  The purpose, conduct and evaluation of research will be discussed using examples from the health sciences literature.  At the conclusion of the course, students will possess the skills to propose and present a basic health sciences research proposal and critically evaluate the sources and substance of health related sources and literature. Prerequisite: PSHM 3010 & PSHM 3050.
Ana Abad-Jorge | 3 UG credits | Required

PSHM 4700: Economics and Finance of Health Care
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:30pm | Jan 15-Apr 23 (No class 3/12) | Limited to BPHM & HCM Concentration Students
Provides basic overview of economic and financial management concepts in health care. Introduces important economic concepts and issues in health care including market factors, production, costs, labor issues, and economic evaluation. Provides an overview of basic financial management principles, capital planning, financial statements, and budgeting in health care organizations. Prerequisite: Admission to BPHM or BIS Program.  
Maria Kronenburg | 3 UG credits | Required

PSHM 4950: Capstone II: Health Sciences Management Project Implementation
Online Synchronous  | Thursdays, 7-9:30pm | Jan 17-Apr 25 (No class 3/14) | Limited to BPHM Capstone Students
Focuses on the successful completion of the student’s capstone project proposed in PSHM 4900 Capstone Course I. Integrates the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired in the BPHM degree program and applies them to a problem or opportunity for improvement in the healthcare management field. Students conduct a project in a real world healthcare management setting.
Prerequisite: PSHM 4900.
Maria Kronenburg & Ana Abad-Jorge | 2 UG credits | Required 

BPHM students may take the following online BIS courses to meet their general education requirements in Humanities and Social Sciences.

ISHU 3180: Roots and Stems of Effective Writing — The Essay
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 17-Apr 25 (No class Mar 14)
Writing begins with intuition, moves towards consciousness and strives for clarity. Such movement, such unfolding, calls for a steady eye and an enduring approach. Accordingly, this class will focus upon resurrecting the fading art of patience, a faculty required for writing.  The focus of the class will be on creative essays and academic essays.  To convey thoughts effectively one must be willing to take the time to observe one’s subject, accurately. It is necessary to attend ardently to the language in order to articulate our explorations, to argue our viewpoints. One must keep the hand practiced in the actual activity of writing.  This class will ask students to read widely, to respond to assigned readings through weekly essays and to share work openly in a workshop setting with a focus on revision.
Charlotte Matthews | 3 UG credits

ISHU 3624: Visual Culture and Aesthetics: The Practice of Seeing
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 15-Apr 23 (No class 3/12)
Examines the cultural elements involved in the interactive process of defining and interpreting the meaning of visual images with regard to how art images are produced, consumed, and made meaningful.  Explores images in art history and digital media to investigate the philosophical, social, and cultural influences which affect how we interpret and define the art experience.
Julia May | 3 UG credits

ISIN 4510: Special Topics in Conduct of Inquiry: Social Sciences: Introduction to European Studies
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 16-Apr 24 (No class 3/13)
Explores several centuries of European history and traditions through different social scientific approaches including demography and ethnicity, politics, economics, and law. Provides background for understanding major developments (the welfare state, end of empire, Cold War, migration, and the EU) in European civilization in the 20th and 21st centuries.
Richard Floyd | 3 UG credits

ISSS 3170: The Bill of Rights in the 21st Century
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 17-Apr 25 (No class 3/14)
This course examines the origins of the Bill of Rights and the specific rights listed, as well as the contours of those rights as they have been interpreted by the Supreme Court. The course addresses contemporary issues, including the right to bear arms, the relation between religion and government, and use of high-tech criminal investigative tools.  
Cynthia Levy | 3 UG credits

ISSS 3401: Smart Cities Enabling Sustainability
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 15-Apr 23 (No class 3/12)
Introduces smart cities within the context of sustainability: economic, environmental, and equity. Provides a multidisciplinary look at innovative smart city approaches to solve complex problems on the local level with global impact; includes topics from environmental studies, information technology, data science, engineering, and social science. 
Angela Orebaugh | 3 UG credits

ISSS 3810: The American Presidency
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 16-Apr 24 (No class 3/13)
This course addresses the constitutional role and historical development of the American Presidency. We will also examine the theoretical explanations of the institution’s relationship to democratic government, the separation of powers, and the expansion of national administrative power.  This broad understanding of the historical and theoretical presidency will inform our consideration of current events and upcoming presidential elections.
Robert Guttman | 3 UG credits

ISBU | ISSS 3880: Data Analytics and Decision Making
Online Synchronous | Wednesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 16-Apr 24 (No class Mar 13)
Introduces the analytics process from question formulation to data gathering, processing, and decision making; highlights and explores differences among methods using large data sets, and case studies from various industries to illustrate and understand concepts. Utilizes statistical software; applies analytical methods through exercises, case study examination, and a final project. Prerequisite: foundational knowledge of statistics or instructor permission. Students must have instructor approval to register for this class. This is a Cyber Security Analysis Certificate elective.
Majed Al-Ghandour | 3 UG credits

ISBU | ISSS 3887: Educational Technology in the Information Age
Online Synchronous | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 17-Apr 25 (No class Mar 14)
Focuses on ongoing societal debates over educational technology while exploring local technology resources available at UVA and on the Web in general. Explores web-based tools, information websites, and interactive databases that support communication, research, and design skills, as well as creativity and knowledge presentation in online environments. 
Gail Hunger | 3 UG credits

ISSS 4060: War and World Politics
Online Asynchronous | Available Jan 14-Apr 30
Explores the causes of war, evolution and advances in military strategy, historical case studies, and contemporary issues of nuclear weapons, humanitarian war, and war against terrorism through major scholarly works, primary documents, films, class discussions, papers, and lectures.
Peter Ronayne | 3 UG credits

ISSS 4131: Mental Health Disorders of Modern Society
Online Synchronous | Tuesdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 15-Apr 23 (No class 3/12)
Charlottesville | Thursdays, 7-9:45pm | Jan 17-Apr 25 (No class 3/14)

Introduces students to psychological disorders and mental health concerns prevalent in today’s society via memoirs and classic texts from psychological literature.  Examines the symptoms of each disorder.  Explores common misperceptions related to the disorders and current treatment options.  Includes discussion and familiarization with available resources.  
Fan Gao | 3 UG credits

The following two courses are Advanced Restrictive Electives in BPHM.

ACCT 2010: Introductory Accounting I
Online Asynchronous* | Available Jan 14-Apr 29 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Designed to introduce students to the language of business, the course begins with the role of financial data in contemporary society, proceeds to develop the accounting model for capturing financial data, and finishes with the problems of measuring and reporting income, assets, liabilities, and equities.  
Marshall Kasten | 3 UG credits | Elective

HR 4030: Organizational Change and Development
Online Asynchronous* | Available Jan 14-Apr 29 | Synchronous sessions TBD.
Analysis of the key concepts and theories in organizational behavior and organizational development. Focuses on the student’s development of the diagnostic skills necessary to effectively manage organizational change. Deals with specific issues such as downsizing, up sizing, mergers and acquisitions, and the inclusion of an international workforce into a “new” corporate culture. Prerequisite: HR 4010 or with instructor or program director permission .
David Penkrot | 3 UG credits | Elective

*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Instructors can require attendance for these sessions as long as the dates are listed. For synchronous class sessions whose dates are not listed, attendance is strongly encouraged, but not mandatory. These sessions can be recorded for students who are unable to attend.