Course Description

It is important for managers to understand the populations they serve. This course will illustrate how the manager can use epidemiological concepts and tools to improve management decisions - from setting rates to predicting staffing needs to marketing the services of the organization. Managers need to know the methods and ideas of epidemiology. The information will be presented in a manner that meets the needs of the healthcare manager. Some of the topics covered will be study designs and descriptive epidemiology; quantitative measures and terminology.


This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.


Prerequisites: CHIM 408 or QMS 202 or QMS 210 or QMS 230

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Jan 16, 2023 to Apr 21, 2023
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Domestic Fee non-credit $599.83 Click here to get more information
International Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information