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Alternate Format Courses

Below you will information on the alternate format courses offered on the Baltimore campus as part of the 2013 Winter Institute. 

PALLIATIVE AND HOSPICE CARE: QUALITY OF CARE AND HEALTH POLICY
309.609.13
January 14 - 15
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sydney Dy

Addresses the policy problems related to improving access, quality and cost-effectiveness for palliative and hospice care within the current medical system, using case studeis and workshop exercises.  Also addresses the challenges and opportunities palliative and hospice care face under health reform.  Considers questions such as: what communnication strategies can be widely applied to help patients understand and choose care in accordance with their goals and values; how palliative care and hospice services should be delivered by accountable care organizations and medical homes; how palliative care can be integrated into the long-term care environment; and what quality mesaures should be integrated into performance measurement for all providers of the seriously ill.(2 academic credits) Maximum enrollment 50, minimum 8.

EVALUATING QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PATIENT SAFETY PROGRAMS
309.600.13
January 17 - 18
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Jill Marsteller

Prepares students to evaluate Quality Improvement/Patient Safety (Q1/PS), projects by developing their competencies in the following areas: 1) Critiquing evaluations of Q1/PS projects; 2)Designing a robust evaluation of Q1/PS project; and 3) Conducting a small scale qualitative study. Student evaluation based on class participation and a final paper. (2 academic credits). Maximum enrollment 50, minimum 8.