Newly Approved GMS Courses

GMS HS 707: Evaluation & Assessment for Health Sciences Educators (Spring ’18)
This course provides MS Health Science Education students with an understanding of basic principles of measurement and assessment as it relates to both research and instruction. In this course we discuss how to use, interpret and construct valid and reliable tests. We examine standardized and classroom assessments as well as explore how accreditation requirements (e.g., ACGME) impact teaching and learning in Health Sciences Education. Class are a mix of lecture, discussions, group work and in-class activities. Generally, lecture materials are prepared but the direction of the course depends largely on student interests and questions.

GMS MS 751 Cardiovascular Epidemiology (Fall ’18)
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the US and other industrialized nations. With the aging US population, partly due to increasing life expectancy, it is anticipated that more people with attained older age and consequently be at risk for CVD. Despite advances in medical and surgical management of CVD, prognosis after onset of CVD remains poor for many CVD endpoints including heart failure, heart attack, or stroke. Thus, it is important from the clinical and public health perspectives, to devise effective strategies to prevent cardiovascular disease in the first place. This 4-credit course will provide students with fundamental epidemiological principles of CVD from underlying physiologic mechanisms to current approach to identify people at risk and prevent CVD.