NURS 607 Epidemiology and Population Health
Credit hours: 3 per Semester
Cluster: Diverse and Vulnerable Populations,
Course Level: Doctoral
Course Type: DNP
Course Open to: all
Institution:Virginia Commonwealth University
Course Description: Integrates principles of epidemiology, evidence-based clinical prevention, health screening, behavioral modification, disease modification, disease management of populations and quality metrics. Students will assess population health models and frameworks to address a multi-level perspective of the health status of vulnerable populations and sources of health inequalities. Cultural perspectives will be emphasized at a regional, national and global level.
Method of Instruction: blended
Delivery Platform: Blackboard
Campus visits required: 0
Course Contact: Fonda Neal
Other considerations: Upon completion of this course the student will: 1. Utilize epidemiological approaches to address a specific population health issue at regional, national and global levels. 2. Interpret population-specific health data as they relate to care delivery and quality patient outcomes. 3. Appraise culturally-sensitive, interdisciplinary, evidence-based nursing interventions that support positive health outcomes in a selected population. 4. Apply a population health model and epidemiological methods to develop a population-specific evidence-based nursing intervention to improve quality patient outcomes. 5. Examine the business, legal, regulatory and ethical issues that influence population health initiatives.
Available Seats by Semester for this course:
Instructor:Pam Biernacki, DNP
Credits: 3 / Semester