Courses Details

HMP654: Operations Research and Control Systems

  • Graduate level
  • Both Residential and Online MPH
  • This is a second year course for Online students
  • Fall term(s) for residential students; Fall term(s) term for online MPH students;
  • 2-3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students; 2 Credit Hour(s) for online MPH students
  • Instructor(s): Mendez, David Hutton, David (Residential); Mendez, David (Online MPH);
  • Prerequisites: Biostat 501 or Biostat 521 or equiv and Grad Status
  • Description: Provides rational framework for decision making for both operating and control systems in the hospital environment. Emphasizes basic modeling techniques and examples of actual hospital applications. Aims at thorough understanding of concepts of total value analysis, objective function formation, and exception reporting. Students become familiar with operations research techniques of inventory modeling, queuing, computer simulation, PERT/CPM, mathematical programming, and quality control. Presentation emphasizes objectives, constraints, and required assumptions of each of these techniques as applied to specific hospital examples.
  • Syllabus for HMP654