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Faculty of Medicine

SPHA: School of Population & Public Health

SPHA 501 (1.5) Basic Finance
Fundamental concepts of asset pricing and corporate finance. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 502 (1.5) Managerial Accounting
Development and use of accounting information for management planning and control, and the development of cost information for financial reports. Same as BAAC 550; credit will not be given for both. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 503 (1.5) Financial Accounting
Financial accounting concepts as they relate to health care administration, including the preparation of external financial reports and financial statement and analysis. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 510 (1.5) Canadian Health Policy and the Healthcare System
Analysis of topical Canadian health policy issues including an historical overview of the health care system, health care funding, public / private financing, health care personnel and pharmaceutical policy challenges. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 511 (1.5) Government, Business and Health Care Policy
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 521 (1.5) Organizational Behavior
The effects of individual and group behaviour on organizational processes and outcomes. The organization as an actor and how it behaves in different types of environments. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 522 (1.5) Strategic Human Resources Management
Aligning the management of human resources with organizational strategy. Best practices in HR management, as well as the role of health care leaders in effectiveness and efficiency. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 531 (1.5) Economic Evaluation
Maximizing health benefits from health care budgets. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 532 (1.5) Health Economics
Economic strengths and weaknesses of current arrangements, and the prospects and objectives of various proposals for reform. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 533 (1.5) Health Care Priority Setting
Application of priority setting and resource allocation methods to improve health from the perspective of the policy maker, health professional, and patient. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 542 (1.5) Operations and Logistics
The application of management tools and principles to production and allocation problems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 543 (1.5) Information Technology for Management
The role of IT in health care management, the importance of effective IT in a health care setting, and the strategic uses of IT. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 544 (1.5) Health Information Systems
Information systems in planning and management of health care services provided through single-purpose units, comprehensive clinics and hospitals. Emphasis on computerized systems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 551 (1.5) Design and Measurement 1
Basic concepts and methods in Epidemiology. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 552 (1.5) Design and Measurement 2
Clinical Epidemiology, trials and the evaluation of diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 553 (1.5) Program Planning and Evaluation
Basic concepts and principles underlying program planning and evaluation in health services. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 554 (1.5) Application of Statistics in Management
Data analysis and statistical inference. Applications in assessment of the legitimacy and significance of reports. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 555 (1.5) Biostatistics
Data collection, numeric and graphic summarization, and elementary statistical analysis. Examples primarily from health sciences. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 556 (1.5) Social Determinants of Health
Foundations of population health. An overview of research on determinants of health, with an emphasis on the social determinants of health. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 557 (1.5) Quality of Health Care
Current concepts, methods, and applications in health care quality assessment and improvement. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 561 (1.5) Strategic Management
Management of multi-faceted organizations; weighting functions, understanding industry and organization-specific effects. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 562 (1.5) Health Care Law
This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 563 (1.5) Ethics and Ethical Decision Making in Health Care
Ethical dilemmas in the health care setting. Understanding how Ethical features of the system may contribute to or perpetuate some of these problems. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 564 (1.5) Leadership and Management Skills
A comprehensive understanding of what it takes to be a credible leader in the health economy. Concepts of leadership through a number of lenses and perspectives, using case studies, group activities and individual assignments. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 580 (1.5) Selected Topics
Current and emerging trends and issues. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 581 (1.5-3) d Directed Studies
Opportunity to focus on a selected topic under faculty supervision. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.
SPHA 590 (1.5-6) d Research Project
Completion of a bounded project within a health agency and under individual faculty supervision. Honours/Pass/Fail. This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.

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