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Spring Materials (full semester courses): January 18th -May 8th, 2022

We will be using R, a statistical programming language, and RStudio, an integrated development environment. Both programs are free. You will learn how to install R and RStudio during the first week of classes.

Practice of Statistics in the Life Sciences
Fourth Edition (2018) by Brigitte Baldi and David S. Moore

Environmental Health: From Global to Local
Howard Frumkin. 3rd Edition. Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, 2016.
ISBN-13: 978-1118984765
ISBN-10: 1118984765

Available digitally through the UCB library (requires CalNet login)

No required text for this course. Videos and other resources are found on weekly course pages. A weekly course reader in pdf format which includes video transcripts and course readings will also be available on the course site for you to download.

No required text for this course. Videos and other resources are found on weekly course pages. A weekly course reader in pdf format which includes video transcripts and course readings will also be available on the course site for you to download.

Statistics for Epidemiology.
Nicholas P. Jewell. Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, 2003.

Aschengrau and Seage. Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health.
2020. 4th Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

(Note: the publication year is 2020)

No required text for this course. Videos and other readings are found on weekly course pages.

The Little SAS Book: A Primer
5th Edition, Lora D. Delwiche, Susan J. Slaughter, SAS Institute.

Spring 1 Materials: January 11th – March 6th

Nutritional Assessment 7th edition by David Nieman
ISBN10: 0078021405
ISBN13: 9780078021404
Copyright: 2019

Designing Surveys: A Guide to Decisions and Procedures
Blair, Johnny
ISBN-13: 978-1412997348
ISBN-10: 1412997348

The Practice of Survey Research: Theory and Applications
Ruel, Erin E.
ISBN-13: 978-1452235271
ISBN-10: 1452235279

Available digitally through UCB library (requires CalNet login)

There are no required textbooks for this course. You will find all readings on the bCourses site.

The Economics of Health and Health Care,
Folland S., Goodman, A.C., and Stano, M.(2017).
8th ed.New York, NY: Routledge.

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health: A Practical Approach, 3rd Edition.
Muennig, Peter and Bounthavong, Mark. (2016). Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-1-119-01126-2
This book is available online from the UC Berkeley Library

Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health: A Practical Approach, 3rd Edition.
Muennig, Peter and Bounthavong, Mark. (2016). Jossey-Bass. ISBN: 978-1-119-01126-2
This book is available online from the UC Berkeley Library

No required text for this course. Videos and other resources are found on weekly course pages. A weekly course reader in pdf format which includes video transcripts and course readings will also be available on the course site for you to download.

Spring 2 Materials: March 7th – May 1st

Evaluation Fundamentals: Insights into Program Effectiveness, Quality, and Value.
Arlene Fink. 3rd Edition. Sage Publications. 2015.

There are no required textbooks for this course. You will find all readings on the bCourses site.

No required text for this course. Videos and other resources are found on weekly course pages. A weekly course reader in pdf format which includes video transcripts and course readings will also be available on the course site for you to download.

No required text for this course. Videos and other resources are found on weekly course pages. A weekly course reader in pdf format which includes video transcripts and course readings will also be available on the course site for you to download.

No required text for this course. Videos and other resources are found on weekly course pages. A weekly course reader in pdf format which includes video transcripts and course readings will also be available on the course site for you to download.

Summer 1 Materials: May 9th – June 26th, 2022

A practical guide for policy analysis: The eightfold path to more effective problem-solving.
Bardach, E., & Patashnik, E. M. (2019).  CQ Press. (or earlier version).
ISBN-13: 978-1506368887
ISBN-10: 1506368883

Health economics.
Bhattacharya, J., Hyde, T., & Tu, P. (2013).
Macmillan International Higher Education.
ISBN-13:978-1137029966
ISBN-10:113702996X
– This book is available online through the UCB Library

REQUIRED
Bargaining for advantage: negotiation strategies for reasonable people(Second Edition).
Shell, G. R. (2006). New York: Penguin Books.
– Available digitally through UCB Library

OPTIONAL
Difficult conversations: How to discuss what matters most.
Stone, D. (2010).
ISBN-10: 9780143118442
ISBN-13: 978-0143118442
ASIN: 0143118447
-Available digitally through UCB Library

Public Health Management of Disasters​
Landesman, L. (2017). ​ fourth edition. APHA Press, DC.
ISBN-13: 978-0875532790
ISBN-10: 9780875532790
-Available digitally through UCB library 

Social vulnerability to disasters.
Thomas, D. S., Phillips, B. D., Lovekamp, W. E., & Fothergill, A. (Eds.). (2013). CRC Press.
– Available digitally through UCB Library

No required text for this course. Videos and other resources are found on weekly course pages. A weekly course reader in pdf format which includes video transcripts and course readings will also be available on the course site for you to download.

Nutrition Basics: An Active Approach
Zimmerman, Z. & Snow, B. (2021). v2.1. FlatWorld Knowledge

Electronic version available for purchase at: https://students.flatworldknowledge.com/course/2597084. (Online Access $29.95; Online Access + E-Book Download $49.95)

* Note that this book is not available through the library, but the 2021 version contains updated information so we do recommend purchasing the most recent version (in any one of the formats offered).

 

Managing Health Care Business Strategy.
George B Moseley III. Second edition.
Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning, 2018.

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy for Healthcare
Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press, 2018.

Ruel, E., Wagner III, W. E., & Gillespie, B. J. (2015). The practice of survey research: Theory and applications. SAGE Publications.

Blair, J., Czaja, R. F., & Blair, E. A. (2013). Designing surveys: A guide to decisions and procedures. Sage Publications.

Fall Semester Materials: August 22nd – December 11th, 2022

We will be using R, a statistical programming language, and RStudio, an integrated development environment on datahub, a cloud computing environment created at Berkeley. Use of R, RStudio, and datahub is required for homework assignments and lab exercises and requires an internet connection and web browser. You will learn how to use R, RStudio,and datahub during the first week of classes. You can access datahub from the links on the course website.

No required textbook. For further reading, refer to

Environmental Health: From Global to Local
Howard Frumkin. 3rd Edition. Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, 2016.
ISBN-13: 978-1118984765
ISBN-10: 1118984765

Available digitally through the UCB library (requires CalNet login)

Aschengrau and Seage. Essentials of Epidemiology in Public Health.
2020. 4th Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning.

(Note: the publication year is 2020)

No required text for this course. Videos and other resources are found on weekly course pages. A weekly course reader in pdf format which includes video transcripts and course readings will also be available on the course site for you to download.

Recommended textbooks: 

Rothman, K.J., S. Greenland, and T.L. Lash. Modern Epidemiology. 3rd ed. 2008, Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. (ME3 in the reading list).

Szklo M, Nieto JF. Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics. 4th ed. 2019, Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.

In the past, we have required the purchase of these two textbooks. We highly recommend purchasing them, especially if you are focusing on epidemiology in your graduate studies. Modern Epidemiology in particular is a useful reference as it is denser and more encyclopedic than Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics. This course can be completed without purchasing both textbooks, as many of the chapters have been scanned and included in weekly readers. Scans of the textbooks are available as well for online borrowing via UC BEARS (UCB Electronic and Accessible Reserves System). The loan period is 2 hours, though your loan can be renewed if another student hasn’t checked it out after your loan period expires. You’ll need to use your CalNet authentication to check out either book. Links to the textbooks are below. Prior to borrowing, please read additional information and instructions on using this resource here.

Modern Epidemiology 3rd ed. (Rothman)

Epidemiology: Beyond the Basics 4th ed. (Szklo)

Required textbooks are both available online for free:

Wickham, H. and Grolemund, G. (2017) R for data science. O’Reilly. (Available at: https://r4ds.had.co.nz/)

Vittinghoff E, Glidden DV, Shiboski SC, McCulloch CE. Regression Methods in Biostatistics, 2nd. 2012. (Electronic version available online through UC Berkeley Library website.)

The following readings are required (specific chapters and sections assigned throughout the semester):

Fall 1 Materials: August 22nd – October 16th, 2022

During this course, you will be provided with links to PDF files of articles and other materials from the UC Berkeley Library Collection. 

Hackman JR. Leading Teams: Setting the Stage for Great Performances. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Press; 2002

Management of Healthcare Organizations: An Introduction 

Olden PC. Management of Healthcare Organizations, An Introduction. Health Administration Press, 3rd Edition, 2019 

During this course, you will be provided with links to PDF files of articles and other materials from the UC Berkeley Library Collection.