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HRP 89Q: Introduction to Cross Cultural Issues in Medicine

Preference to sophomores. Introduction to social factors that impact health care delivery, such as ethnicity, immigration, language barriers, and patient service expectations. Focus is on developing a framework to understand culturally unique and non-English speaking populations in the health care system.
Terms: Win | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:EC-AmerCul | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Corso, I. (PI)

HRP 198: Unite, Empower, Experience: Understanding the Universality of Women's Health

Directed reading course reading. Focus is on the impact of the unique challenges women face in the healthcare system on women and their communities. Examines the current state of women's health from global perspective, considering: community health, health policy, and the medical technology sector.
Terms: Win | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit

HRP 221: Law and the Biosciences: Genetics

(Same as LAW 480) Open to all law or medical students; other graduate students by consent of the instructor. Focus is on ethical, legal, and social issues arising from advances in our knowledge of human genetics. Includes forensic uses of genetics, genetic testing, widespread whole genome sequencing, the consequences of genetics for human reproduction, and the ethics of genomic biobanks for research. Research paper required.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

HRP 222B: Advising Congress on Health Policy

(Same as LAW 413L) Focus on conducting research on national health policy problems for the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, or MedPAC. Students work in teams with lawyers and PhD economists from MedPAC, resident and fellow physicians from Stanford Hospital, and other students from throughout the University on exanding the healthcare workforce through reform of states' scope of practice regulation or designing antitrust policy to achieve the benefits of coordination and avoid the costs of consolidation. Application required.
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit

HRP 223: Introduction to Data Management and Analysis in SAS

Provides hands-on introduction to basic data management and analysis techniques using SAS. Data management topics include: Introduction to SAS and SAS syntax, importing data, creating and reading SAS datasets, data cleaning and validation, creating new variables, and combining data sets. Analysis techniques include: basic descriptive statistics (e.g., means, frequency) and bivariate procedures for continuous and categorical variables (e.g., t-tests, chi-squares).
Terms: Aut | Units: 2 | Grading: Medical Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Popat, R. (PI)

HRP 226: Advanced Epidemiologic and Clinical Research Methods

The principles of measurement, measures of effect, confounding, effect modification, and strategies for minimizing bias in clinical and epidemiologic studies. Students enrolled for 4 units complete an additional assignment or paper. Prerequisite: 225 or consent of instructor.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Instructors: Nelson, L. (PI)

HRP 238: Genes and Environment in Disease Causation: Implications for Medicine and Public Health (HUMBIO 159)

The historical, contemporary, and future research and practice among genetics, epidemiology, clinical medicine, and public health as a source of insight for medicine and public health. Genetic and environmental contributions to multifactorial diseases; multidisciplinary approach to enhancing detection and diagnosis. The impact of the Human Genome Project on analysis of cardiovascular and neurological diseases, and cancer. Ethical and social issues in the use of genetic information. Prerequisite: basic course in genetics; for undergraduates, Human Biology core or equivalent or consent of instructor.
Terms: Win | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)
Instructors: Popat, R. (PI)

HRP 241: Measuring Global Health (HUMBIO 129M, MED 231)

Open to MD, graduate, and undergraduate students. Assessing the global burden of disease, its distribution among and within countries, its causes, and appropriate interventions requires rigorous quantitative approaches. This course develops skills in these areas by critically examining questions like: How do we know who is sick and where? How are risk factors incorporated into our projections of future disease trends? How do we combine mortality and morbidity in a meaningful way? What works for improving health efficiently? Workshops build familiarity with relevant data and their analysis. Prerequisite: coursework in statistics, biostatistics, quantitative epidemiology, econometrics, or equivalent.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

HRP 256: Economics of Health and Medical Care (BIOMEDIN 156, BIOMEDIN 256, ECON 126)

Institutional, theoretical, and empirical analysis of the problems of health and medical care. Topics: demand for medical care and medical insurance; institutions in the health sector; economics of information applied to the market for health insurance and for health care; measurement and valuation of health; competition in health care delivery. Graduate students with research interests should take ECON 249. Prerequisites: ECON 50 and either ECON 102A or STATS 116 or the equivalent. Recommended: ECON 51.
Terms: Aut, Win | Units: 5 | Grading: Medical Option (Med-Ltr-CR/NC)

HRP 28SI: Alternative Spring Break: Prevention, Treatment, and Policy Perspectives on Alzheimer's Disease

Examines four aspects of Alzheimer's disease. Goal is to give participants a clearer sense of the struggle that patients actually feel and experience during the progression of the disease. Also explores difficulties and issues that many relatives face in assuming the responsibility of full-time caregiver for an Alzheirmers patient. Addresses ethical considerations on genetic testing, should these advances be embraced or should we be wary of the knowledge they may bring? Finally, explores the notion of service through engaged scholarship by exposing oneself to cutting-edge discoveries as researchers attempt to unravel the puzzle.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 1 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
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