Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) and Portland State University (PSU) School of Public Health

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Highlighted SPH courses

HSMP 510 OREGON HEALTH POLICY: LESSONS FOR STATE AND NATIONAL HEALTH REFORM

Oregon has a long history of using bold innovations to reform health care delivery and finance.  Our most recent nationally recognized health reforms have transformed Oregon’s Medicaid system to one based on a model of coordinated care. This course will review the development, implementation and politics of Oregon’s recent policy changes with a focus on lessons learned for both the state and the nation.  In this seminar style course, students will have the opportunity to hear first-hand and learn from many of the experts involved in crafting Oregon’s health policy changes.

M: 6:40pm – 9:20pm | Instructor: Bruce Goldberg, MD

HSMP 510 COMPARATIVE GLOBAL HEALTH SYSTEMS

How is our system different or similar to other countries health systems? Which of these similarities or differences is important in determining systemic outcomes? Is there a single “right” way to organize a health system? Comparative health systems analysis is a means to making sense of the variety of potential and actual differences and similarities across systems so that we might create useful information regarding potential improvements to our own system, but also how we might appropriately act to support or promote systems in other national and international settings. This process involves learning about “what is” in a structured way using multiple perspectives to deconstruct the critical relationships between structure, process and outcomes underlying the performance of any healthcare system. 

T 4:00pm – 6:30pm | Instructor: Jessica Currier

HSMP 410 ADVANCED TOPICS IN HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATION

This advanced course covers topics regarding systems, policy and organization in health services administration practice and emphasizes current issues. Students employ techniques that capitalize on group participation and peer-to-peer learning to stimulate sharing of diverse perspectives and increase the participants’ level of engagement with historically marginalized viewpoints. PHE 350 required prerequisite.

CRN# 65660, M/W/F 11:30am – 12:35pm

HSMP 410 HEALTH INFORMATICS

Faculty from Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) is launching a new course in the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health in the spring quarter. This course provides an introduction to the field devoted to the optimal use of data, information, and knowledge to advance individual health, health care, public health, and health-related research. Students learn the application of informatics skills and knowledge to health-related problems. Check out the syllabus here

CRN# 65670, M/W 4:40pm – 6:30pm

PHE 399 HEALTHY, WEALTHY AND WISE

In the near future, your genetic-profile data may be automatically uploaded to your dating profile. Health technology is changing rapidly, data mining is an inescapable part of life, and the two realms are meeting online. We will explore how our online presence, including health data, are and will be used by a variety of corporations including health insurers, health trackers (Fitbit, Nike, etc) dating services, and others. Students learn how to assess the value and legitimacy of important health products and services. We develop a framework for assessing health interventions and learn how to realistically weigh the risks and benefits of common interventions, in part by understanding what makes a good study and how to separate weak studies from sound ones. Last, we will delve into how data are being used, and discuss trade offs between participating in the (inevitable) world of networked health and concerns about privacy and exploitation of data. Required text: Online course package and D2L readings/links.

CRN# 65663 M/W 4:40 – 6:30pm