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Current Term Classes - BPHM

Spring 2021

Class registration opens on December 18. Registration in BPHM classes is open to students enrolled in the degree program. Others may register with program permission as Community Scholars. Community Scholar registration opens August 18th.

BPHM | Undergraduate

PSHM 4300: Introduction to Population Health: Programs, Policy & Epidemiology
Online Synchronous | Feb 1 - May 3 | Mondays 7-9:45pm
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.
Maria Kronenburg | 3 UG credits | Required

PSHM 4400: Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences
Online Synchronous | Feb 3 - May 5 | Wednesdays 7-9:45pm | No class on Feb 17
Provides an intro to the research process for the allied healthcare professional. The purpose, conduct and eval. 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 eval. the sources and substance of health related sources and literature.
Prereq: PSHM 3010 & PSHM 3050
Maria Kronenburg | 3 UG credits | Required

PSHM 4600: Service Excellence in Health Care: Quality Improvement & Customer Service
Online Synchronous | Feb 3 - May 5 | Wednesdays 7-9:45pm | No class on Feb 17
Explores the concepts and organizational factors that impact service delivery and quality in health care. It emphasizes service excellence and resources to improve customer service and quality of services. It will also focus on the concepts, theories, practices, tools, and strategies for quality improvement and quality management in health care organizations and in service delivery.
Prerequisite: Completion of PSHM 3010
Kevin Jackson | 3 UG credits | Required

PSHM 4700: Economics and Finance of Health Care
Online Synchronous | Feb 4 - May 6 | Thursdays 7-9:45pm | No class on Apr 15
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.
Mark Erath | 3 UG credits | Required

PSHM 4950: Capstone II: Health Sciences Management Project Implementation
Online Synchronous | Feb 2 - May 4 | Tuesdays 7-9:45pm | No class on Mar 9
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 | 3 UG credits | Required

*Asynchronous online courses at SCPS can sometimes include synchronous sessions. Attendance is strongly encouraged but not mandatory at synchronous sessions. They will be recorded for those unable to attend a synchronous meeting for viewing at a later time.

* The information contained on this website is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements.

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