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Space is still available in these term 2 SPPH courses

SPPH 510-002 Survey Methods in Health Measurement

Who should take this course?
Every student who will use questionnaire data at one point in time in their career should take this class.

Why should I take this class?
Questionnaire data are used by researchers and decision makers to make important statements or decisions but many people lack the basic understanding to assess whether the data collected from questionnaires are valid and reliable. If you lack this knowledge this class is for you.

What will I learn in this class?
In the first part of the course students learn the principles of designing and developing surveys and students will learn: 1) the steps to develop scales and 2) practice the steps of developing scales to address current research questions.  In the second part of the course students will become familiar with the process to assess the psychometric properties of scales such as determining the reliability and validity of the scales.

“I used the skills I learned in this course all the time.  I am often asked to support people in this area but I think these skills should be a pre-requisite to all of students since questionnaire data are used all the time.” – student

Mondays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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SPPH 523-002 Global Health and Human Security

The COVID-19 pandemic has thoroughly disrupted settled ideas about what security means for a country and its population! Human security, a framework put forward in the 1990s as an alternative to traditional framings of national security argues that security should more appropriately focus on the status of people and not borders – and sees health equity as being both essential and instrumental. Human security in fact holds that a people-centered view of security is necessary for national, regional and global stability.  This course accordingly positions the pursuit of global health equity in an era of globalization within a comprehensive policy context.  In 2023, we will especially draw on critical discussion of the recently released Global Health Watch 6.

 

Mondays 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

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SPPH 511-002 Cancer Control and Epidemiology

The burden of cancer is rising globally, placing a strain on populations and health systems. The time for action is now. This course will address crosscutting issues in cancer prevention, treatment and survivorship. Learn from patient partners and leading experts about how public health efforts can tackle major issues in cancer control. Explore key issues and concepts in cancer control at the local, provincial, national and international level; policies, prevention, screening, and public health.

Mondays 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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SPPH 543-002 Health Technology Assessment for Health Policy

An advanced course in health technology assessment (HTA) methods and issues for those who have either completed an introductory epidemiology course (SPPH 502) or an equivalent mix of training and planning, management or policymaking experience (and permission from the instructor).  The purpose of this course is to understand the various policy applications of HTA, from assessment to establishing market viability for new technologies, to assessment conducted with an objective to regulate expensive technologies, and to become familiar with the methods used for conducting HTA.

 

Wednesdays 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

 

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SPPH 514-002 Decision Analysis in Health Care

In health care, as in other aspects of life, individuals have to make choices: health professionals must decide which treatment is most appropriate for their patients; policy-makers must decide which services should be used; and patients who must decide whether to follow advice from health professionals and policy makers. This course will teach principles and practical tools that can assist in these types of decisions.

Students will learn and practice real-world application of decision analysis strategies to improve individual and population health from the perspectives of health professionals, policy makers and patients. Develop skills to make decisions in climates of uncertainty, complexity, bias and competing values.

“I really enjoyed this class and felt like I learned a lot about decision–making that isn’t common knowledge but should be!” – student

“The content of this course is exceptional, there are no other courses like this offered at UBC.” – student

Wednesdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

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SPPH 381E-002 Work and Health

In health care, as in other aspects of life, individuals have to make choices: health professionals must decide which treatment is most appropriate for their patients; policy-makers must decide which services should be used; and patients who must decide whether to follow advice from health professionals and policy makers. This course will teach principles and practical tools that can assist in these types of decisions.

Students will learn and practice real-world application of decision analysis strategies to improve individual and population health from the perspectives of health professionals, policy makers and patients. Develop skills to make decisions in climates of uncertainty, complexity, bias and competing values.

“I really enjoyed this class and felt like I learned a lot about decision–making that isn’t common knowledge but should be!” – student

“The content of this course is exceptional, there are no other courses like this offered at UBC.” – student

Wednesdays 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

Register here