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221.620.81 USING SUMMARY MEASURES OF POPULATION HEALTH TO IMPROVE HEALTH SYSTEMS

Description:

Explores the conceptual basis and application of summary measures of population health status. Presents approaches to measuring the burden of disease in populations and their use for guiding resource allocation and planning efficient and equitable health care systems. Lectures, discussions, and group exercises focus on composite indicators, exploring social and ethical value choices, and assessing the burden of disease at national level.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
present approaches to measuring the burden of disease in populations
study the use of SMPH for guiding resource allocation and planning efficient and equitable helath care systems
explore social and ethical value choices in calculating SMPH
understand how to assess the burden of disease at national level

Methods of Assessment: One paper and one presentation
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 40
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses.

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail