Professional Education Subject


The United States Healthcare system is a complex, challenging environment for patients, medical, and support professionals. Increasing concern around privacy and the rising cost of healthcare mean doctors, nurses, and practitioners are expected to see more patients in less time, without diminishing the quality of treatment. Patients demand empathy, accurate diagnosis, and expect that their personal information will be kept secure and confidential.

In response, Georgia Tech Professional Education leveraged the expertise of its faculty to offer a variety of healthcare courses that meet these demands. Course participants will develop practical, applicable skills including:

  • Industry best-practices
  • Advances in information technology and health informatics
  • Effective and empathetic communication skills
  • An understanding of how to better serve patients and customers


Courses In This Subject

  • Globally Harmonized Hazard Communication Standard (GHS) (EST 7019P)

    Address the background of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification & Labeling of Chemicals (GHS), as well as what has changed under OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (Hazcom 2012, 29 CFR 1910.1200) and related standards

  • Pre-planning Strategy for Health and Humanitarian Organizations (LOG 5001P)

    Response requirements for public health and humanitarian events are in general both unknown in size and type, and are affected by dynamic and hard to measure factors such as geographic location, local economy, infrastructure, social and political conditions, etc. This course will examine methods and models for making pre-planning decisions and explore the significant value that is obtained through informed decision-making in advance of an unpredictable event.

  • Systems Operations in Health and Humanitarian Response (LOG 5003P)

    This course will focus on conceptual and modeling skills to understand and effectively manage humanitarian response from a systems perspective. Models will address system characteristics (e.g. demand dependencies) that drive system dynamics and policies to regulate performance. Course topics include methods for improving coordination and collaboration, addressing demand dependencies, and reliably measuring and evaluating system performance.

  • Tactical Decision Making in Public Health and Humanitarian Response (LOG 5002P)

    This course will explore methodologies for tactical decision making including procurement and inventory policies, strategies for distribution and allocation of limited resources, and transportation decisions. It will assist in mitigating or reducing inventory variability and costs and increase service levels through information sharing.