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Single Master’s-Level Business Courses

At CalSouthern, students are permitted to enroll in a course at the master’s level without committing to a particular degree program. It’s a great option for students who want to:

  • Get a feel for online learning at CalSouthern before pursuing a master’s degree
  • Earn credits that can be applied toward a master’s degree at CalSouthern or another institution*
  • Gain master’s-level knowledge and expertise in a topic of interest

Choose any master’s-level course offered by CalSouthern’s School of Business. You’ll find a vast selection of subjects available, on topics as diverse as finance, human resources, change management, international business and project management.

Getting started is a quick and simple process. No entrance exams are required and you don’t have to provide official transcripts. A bachelor’s degree is not required to take master’s-level courses. (However, if you wish to enroll in CalSouthern’s Master of Business Administration program, a bachelor’s degree is a prerequisite.) Courses start every month; you’ll never encounter a closed course or waiting list!

*Although credits from regionally accredited institutions like CalSouthern are readily accepted by other universities, acceptance is at the discretion of the receiving institution.

Graduate Business Courses

HCA 86806 Managing Epidemiology

Credits : 3

This course focuses on providing the student with a challenging and focused understanding of epidemiology. The student is introduced to both descriptive and analytic epidemiology. Relative to descriptive epidemiology the student will explore the characteristics and concepts that impact public health issues, states, and events. Concerning analytic epidemiology, students will discover and quantify health associated diseases, learn to test hypotheses, and identify the causes of health related diseases and illnesses.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze distribution, determinants, infectious diseases, and chain of infection.
  • Explain four types of epidemiologic information, efficacy, and effectiveness.
  • Appraise socioeconomic status, the epidemiology triangle, and causes of death.
  • Analyze the microscope, vital statistics, and studies by Lind, Doll, and Hill.
  • Summarize classifications of diseases, major infectious diseases, and general courses of infectious diseases.
  • Explain incubation periods and five associated infectious diseases.
  • Assess age distributions, incidence rates, and person-time incidence rates.
  • Connect confounder rates, chart information to causes, and observed differences.
  • Evaluate screening roles and latency periods from chart data displays.
  • Interpret infant mortality, maternal mortality, and cancer deaths.
  • Evaluate the steps and the development of case-control studies.
  • Investigate strengths and weaknesses of case-control studies, cohort studies, and confounding modification.
  • Justify concepts of non-randomization, randomization, and blinding.
  • Contrast single studies, study designs, and syphilis study ethical problems.
  • Analyze Sir Hill’s smoking and lung cancer criteria and causal associations.
  • Evaluate statistics of an outbreak, epidemics, and classifying epidemics.
  • Differentiate attack rates, cluster investigation, and general factors of chronic diseases.
  • Compare osteoporosis, toxic kinetics, and health effects of lead exposure.
  • Critique random control trial, various clinical epidemiology terms, and evaluation prognosis.
  • Explain ways to avoid test bias and prognosis indicatory.
  • Question the likelihood ratios (LR+ and LR-) and case fatality rate for a given disease based on everyone dying.
  • Introduce self and explain course expectations.
  • Integrate the course concepts through interaction with other Learners and your Faculty Mentor.
  • Access information efficiently and effectively.
  • Evaluate information critically and competently.
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