College of Public Health Catalog 2013/2014

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Course Syllabus Listing
2013-2014 with most current updates
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Disclaimer: Course syllabi may change from semester to semester. Check with the instructor for current syllabus.

Departments:
CFH = Community & Family Health; EOH = Environmental & Occupational Health; EPB = Epidemiology & Biostatistics; GLH = Global Health; HPM = Health Policy & Management; C-W = College Wide Programs (see Public Health Practice)

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Dept Prefix Course
Number 
Course Name Description Crs 
CFH
 

HSC

2130

Sex, Health and Decision Making

This course will provide the student with an overview of the issues involving sexual behaviors, decision-making processes and health outcomes. The course will offer a public health perspective of the consequences of risk-taking activities as well as psycho-social and cultural view of antecedent behaviors.

3

CFH

HSC

4211

Health, Behavior and Society (Online)

This course focuses on an ecological perspective of the determinants of health including biology, individual behavior, social relationships, social stratification, institutions, neighborhoods and communities, environment, policies and globalization.

3

CFH

HSC

4172

Women's Health: A Public Health Perspective

From a public health perspective, this course will explore the multidimensional and multidisciplinary dimensions of women's health. The course will emphasize health promotion, disease prevention, and overall well-being.

3

CFH

PHC

4542

Stress, Health, and College Life

The purpose of this course is to examine the relationship between stress, as a multi-casual concept, health and disease. Focus areas include: the historical evolution and current theories of stress as they relate to types of stressors, physiological reactions and predisposition to disease, and techniques related to the recognition and prevention of an unhealthy level of stress.

3

CFH

HSC

4579

Foundations of Maternal and Child Health

This course provides an overview of maternal and child health issues and trends. With this primary aim, the objectives are organized around the knowledge of health assessment and interventions for families and children.

3

CFH

HSC

5036

Professional Foundations of Health Education (Online)

The study of the practice of health education in various settings, and selected historical, cultural, philosophical, professional, and ethical issues in the practice of education.

1

CFHHSC7009Accreditation and Licensure of Health Care Organizations

This course will examine and discuss voluntary accreditation and governmental licensure: the principal formal methods of holding health care organizations accountable for the quality of service they provide. Emphasis is on current status and requirements of accrediting and licensing authorities.

3

CFH

PHC

6035

Comorbidity of Mental and Physical Disorders

This course examines the comorbidity of mental and physical disorders, taking a lifespan epidemiological approach. Emphasis is placed upon theories and empirical research elucidating comorbidities, risk factors, and mechanisms. PR: PHC 6000, PHC 6050

3

CFH

PHC

6120

Community Partnerships and Advocacy (Online)

Designed to familiarize students with key aspects of developing partnership among private and public sector organizations for the purposes of assessing and improving the health of communities. Particular skills include coalition development, developing a constituency/partnerships, advocacy, team building, and leadership.

3

CFH

PHC

6193

Qualitative Methods in Community Health Research

This course provides classroom instruction and field application of qualitative research methods for studying community health problems. It provides a general introduction to ethnographic field methods, emphasizing systematic approaches to collection and analysis of qualitative data. Students will learn to identify the kinds of research problems for which qualitative methods are appropriate, and to critique qualitative research in terms of design, technique, analysis and interpretation.

3

CFH

PHC

6197

Secondary Data Analysis in Maternal and Child Health

The purpose of this course is to provide experience in the management and analysis of data sets relevant to public health. Among the data sets considered are vital statistics, health care utilization databases, practitioner and other registries, periodic surveys, selected surveillance systems, and programmatic data.

3

CFH

PHC

6240

Cultural Competency in Children's Mental Health

The course will explore the need of cultural competence in provision of mental health services in multicultural society. The course will examine culture and ethnicity, multiculturalism, and intercultural communication. The course will define cultural competence from the perspective of the current different approaches to the concept, and examine cultural competence at both mental health systems and service provision levels. Case studies of how cultural competence is implemented by different mental health organizations will be examined. PR: Graduate status.

3

CFHPHC6400Maltreated Children and Their FamiliesThis course will identify and analyze public health policy and research issues specific to the area of child maltreatment.3
CFHPHC6401Homelessness: Implications for Behavioral HealthcareA study of the structural, personal, treatment, and sociopolitical issues related to homelessness. Causes of homelessness from structural and personal factors are explored. Quantitative and qualitative data are reviewed to examine the experience of homelessness, pathways into homelessness including mental health, substance abuse, and violence/trauma. A special focus will be on the research conducted by the instructors on services for homeless families and the prevention of homelessness among individuals with severe mental illness.3

CFH

PHC

6410

Social and Behavioral Sciences Applied to Health (Core Course)
(On-Campus)  (Online)

A review of the conceptual, empirical, and theoretical contributions of the Social and Behavioral Sciences as they contribute to an understanding of health and illness. PR: CI. College Core Course.

3

CFH

PHC

6411

Introduction to Social Marketing for Public Health (Online)

This course is designed to analyze the components and applications of social marketing for public health: theoretical foundations; research methods; strategy development; program design and implementation, material pretesting, and ethics. PR: CI.

3

CFH

PHC

6412

Health Disparities and Social Determinants

This course is designed to examine health disparities and associated social determinants in the U.S. Also included is an exploration of multi-level intervention strategies for reducing health disparities..

3

CFH

PHC

6413

Family and Community Violence in Public Health

The objective of this course will be to identify and to focus on the most serious policy and research issues which are specific to the field of family violence. The course will cover theory, research, and applied programs in community settings.

3

CFH

PHC

6414

Adolescent Health
(On-Campus)  (Online)

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of adolescent health issues and trends. With this primary aim, the objectives are organized around the knowledge of health assessment and interventions with adolescents and the skills needed for effective teaching methodologies to enhance health provider communication with adolescents. This course is not restricted to Public Health graduate students.

3

CFHPHC6418Public Health and AgingA study of specific health promotion and disease prevention strategies for older adults in the context of community health, immunizations, nutrition, exercise, and stress management. Also management for chronic disease, delay of disabilities, and types of long term care deliver and settings are examined.3
CFHPHC6419Global Issues in Community and Family HealthThis course provides an overview of current public health issues and problems affecting communities and families around the world. A comparative approach is taken to highlight similarities and differences across countries at variable levels of socioeconomic development. Problems are addressed in terms of etiology, impact and intervention strategies. Reg. Permit Required. CI.3

CFH

PHC

6441

Social Determinants of Health

The course provides students with a basic understanding of our society's most pervasive social disparities in health status and prepares students to evaluate underlying theories and promising interventions related to social determinants of health. PR: PHC 6410.

3

CFH

PHC

6460

Social Marketing Program Management

Address the operational and planning issues associated with social marketing programs. Develop social marketing problem-solving, and planning skills. Topics include budgeting, branding, implementation, evaluation. PR: PHC 6411; PHC 6705.

3

CFH

PHC

6461

Advanced Social Marketing

This course enables students to use the social marketing framework to analyze public health problems and design program solutions. The course focuses on a managerial perspective to improve organizational efficiency and social design principles. PR: PHC 6411 and PHC 6705.

3

CFH

PHC

6500

Theoretical & Behavioral basis for Health Education

Assessment of and current methodologies related to understanding and influencing psychosocial, cultural, and situational factors in voluntary behavior change process; theories of health behavior. PR:PHC 6410 CR:PHC 6410.

4

CFH

PHC

6505

Program Planning in Community Health

This course is designed to prepare students to analyze the planning and development process for community health programs. The PRECEDE-PROCEED model and intervention Mapping will be used as the primary planning frameworks.PR: PHC 6500 or CI

3

 CFHPHC 6507Health Education Intervention Methods Prepares students to analyze and incorporate effective content and process in health education program delivery. Course not restricted to health education majors.PR: PHC 6500, PHC 6505 3

CFH

PHC

6508

Case Studies in Health Education

An assessment of selected case studies in health education with an emphasis on application, analysis, and evaluation of health education theory and practice to public, private, health care, and school settings. PR: PHC 6500, 30 semester hours toward the MPH, or CI.

3

CFHPHC6521Public Health NutritionAn analysis of nutritional issues concerned with health and disease. Biological and social interactions are studied as they relate to the development, monitoring, and evaluation of community nutrition intervention programs.3

CFH

PHC

6530

Maternal and Child Health I: Issues and Concepts (Online)

The purpose of this course is to provide for the foundation of Maternal and Child Health for students who will be concentrating in this area or as an overview for non-majors. PR: CI.

3

CFH

PHC

6532

Women's Health Issues in Public Health
(On-Campus)  (Online)

A public health orientation of women’s health needs with their impact on society, family and children. PR: CI.

3

CFH

PHC

6535

International Maternal and Child Health

The course examines current priorities for improving the health of mothers and children in developing countries. The emphasis is on understanding MCH issues within the larger context of primary health care and sociocultural factors which influence behavior. PR: CI.

3

CFH

PHC

6536

Population and Community Health

Population information and applications in health programs. Topics include: population growth and decline, structure, distribution, fertility, morbidity and mortality, and migration as applied to maternal, child and community health. PR: PHC 6410 or CI.

3

CFH

PHC

6537

Maternal and Child Health II: Case Studies in MCH Programs, Policies, and Research

Capstone course intended to provide unifying opportunity to utilize concepts, principles, and skills learned in other MCH and public health courses. PR: PHC 6530, Core Courses or CI.

3

CFH

PHC

6539

Foundations in Adolescent Behavioral Health (Online)

This course examines the interaction of epidemiology, disease surveillance, social neuroscience, environmental vulnerability, pharmacology, and developmental risk & resiliency that affect youth populations at risk for drug use and mental disorders.

3

CFH

PHC

6543

Foundations in Behavioral Health Systems (Online)

This web-based course is a graduate course in behavioral health within the Department of Community and Family Health. It is designed to provide the graduate student with an overview and understanding of the significant issues and trends in community and family mental health delivery systems in America. Four major areas of mental health will be emphasized: (1) history and legislation; (2) systems delivery; (3) programs and policies; (4) and selected at-risk populations. PR: Graduate Status.

3

CFH

PHC

6544

Children's Mental Health Services

The content of this course is designed to prepare professionals to work in partnership with families and other professionals and participate in inter-disciplinary teams in a variety of settings to meet the needs of children with mental health problems. PR: CI. permit required.

3

CFHPHC6545Evaluation in Mental HealthA study of the theories and practical approaches to the development of evaluative methods for behavioral health.3

CFH

PHC

6547

Case Management in Community Mental Health (Online)

This course focuses on case management systems with a special emphasis on clinical case management for vulnerable populations, especially persons with severe mental illness and older adults. The course is designed for persons who are interested in providing case management services, managing such services, or have an interest in the field. The course examines elements critical for the effective provision and evaluation of case management services. PR: Graduate status.

3

CFHPHC6548Grant Writing in Mental HealthThis course focuses on the process and problems of grant writing in mental health. The course is designed for persons who are interested in identifying and evaluating mental health research questions and demonstration projects. The curriculum examines criteria for good mental health research and provides students with tools for successful grant writing. Students will learn how to develop and market fundable project ideas, where to start, what funding agencies look for, and how to construct a fundable mental health proposal.3
CFHPHC6549HIV and Mental HealthThis course will provide students with an interdisciplinary understanding of HIV/AID, focusing primarily on behavioral health and ethical issues. Students will study the unique contributions to prevention and treatment that both mental healthcare workers and theories can make to persons affected by HIV.3

CFH

HSC

6552

Community-Based Prevention in Behavioral Health (Online)

This web-based course is a graduate course within the Department of Community and Family Health. It is designed to provide the graduate student with an overview and understanding of the significant issues and trends in community and family behavioral health with an emphasis on behavioral health promotion and disease prevention. Major areas are: (1) overview of promotion and prevention in the United States; (2) systems delivery; (3) programs and policies; (4) and selected at-risk populations. PR: Graduate Status.

3

CFHPHC6580Prevention and Control of Unintentional InjuriesPrepares students to critically analyze the nature, magnitude and intervention strategies of unintentional injuries and propose new directions for prevention and control. Not restricted to public health majors.3

CFH

PHC

6590

Reproductive Health Trends and Issues

Provides understanding of reproductive factors in health and disease and its impact on community, family, and individual quality of life and to apply current advances in FP and maternal child health care components and management in public health programs. PR: CI.

3

CFH

PHC

6705

Formative Research Methods in Social Marketing (Online)

This course is designed to familiarize students with the basic principles and techniques in conducting formative research for social marketing program development. The major topics covered include: principles of formative research design, qualitative data collection methods, interviewing techniques, qualitative data analysis, survey design, pretesting, and implementation, ethical principles and protection of human subjects. PR: Introduction to Social Marketing.

3

CFH

PHC

6708

Evaluation and Research Methods in Community Health

This course covers foundations necessary to understand and conduct ethical research, including skills necessary to evaluate community health programs, understand and critically analyze existing research, and disseminate findings.

3

CFHPHC6712Air Pollution Research SeminarThis seminar course is designed to facilitate communication, sharpen research skills in the context of air pollution monitoring and modeling.1

CFH

PHC

6715

Research Foundations in Public Health

This course is discontinued effective 1/1/2014

3

CFH

PHC

6716

Advanced Formative Research Methods

This course gives students an advanced, applied perspective of formative research methods. The focuses on: survey design; online quantitative research; translating findings into social marketing strategy; and applied data reporting techniques. PR: PHC 6705.

3

CFH

PHC

6725

Focus Group Research Strategies

This course is an intensive overview of focus group procedures in the public health environment. Attention will be placed on question development, moderator skills, analysis strategies and planning critical logistical details of focus group interviews, and analyzing results of focus group interviews. The course will examine unique methodological characteristics of focus group interviews, identify emerging trends, and explore areas of appropriate and inappropriate use.

3

CFH

PHC

6728

Translational Research Methods in Adolescent Behavioral Health (Online)

This course focuses on research methods and measurement models relevant to translational research, implementation science & the transfer of knowledge from research to practice. Adolescents with co-occurring disorders are a special population of focus. PR: Foundations in Adolescent Behavioral Health or CI. CR: Service Learning in Adolescent Behavioral Health I, or CI.

3

CFH

PHC

6729

Advanced Research Education in Adolescent Behavioral Health

This course focuses on research methods and measurement models relevant to translational research, implementation science & the transfer of knowledge from research to practice. Adolescents with co-occurring disorders are a special population of focus. PR: Foundations in Adolescent Behavioral Health or CI. CR: Service Learning in Adolescent Behavioral Health I, or CI.

3

CFH

PHC

6765

International Health Education

This travel abroad course compares the practice and venues of health education as they occur in another country with those in the United States. Specific course location varies. Focus is on comparative assessment of individual and community health education needs, program planning, implementation, and evaluation, coordination and administration of programs, resource availability, health communication mechanisms, application of research principles, and status of the health education profession. PR: Graduate Status.

3

CFH

PHC

6931

Advanced Seminar in Social & Behavioral Sciences Applied to Health

The course overviews the use of social science theory and methods in health problem analysis and program design. For students with appropriate background. PR: PHC 6410, CI.

3

CFH

PHC

6946

Service Learning in Adolescent Behavioral Health I

Orient students to the organizational context of adolescent behavioral health community agencies and community implementation of evidence-based practices. Students complete first phase of the Capstone project. PR: PHC 6539 CR: PHC 6728

1

CFHPHC6947Service Learning in Adolescent Behavioral Health IIThe purpose of this course is to facilitate completion of the second phase of the Capstone Project, the service learning component of the Institute. Students will implement research projects conceptualized in the first service learning course. PR: PHC6539, PHC6728; PHC6946; CR: PHC6729.1
CFHPHC6948Service Learning in Adolescent Behavioral Health IIIThe purpose of this course is to facilitate completion of the third phase of the Capstone Project. Students will analyze and report findings from research projects conducted during the Service Learning II course.. PR: PHC6539, PHC6728; PHC6729, PHC6946; PHC6797.1
CFH PHC 6974 Social Marketing CapstoneIn depth, economic evaluation techniques, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility analysis. 2. critical review of selected peer reviewed empirical studies. 3.students use a large dataset and estimate an effect size. PR: PHC 6430 1
CFHPHC 7103 Transforming Public Health PracticeAn introduction to the needs for developing the contemporary public health infrastructure.  An overview of current issues and methods of public health practice in addition to issues and methods of public health leadership and management. 3

CFH

PHC

7152

Policy and Practice in Community and Family Health

This course is designed to prepare students to critically analyze issues and develop skills pertinent to effective policy development and practice in community and family health public health programs.

3

CFHPHC 7154 Evidence-Informed Public Health IThis course provides an overview o f evidence-informed public health practice in addition to skills for evidence informed decision making. 3
CFHPHC 7156 Evidence-informed Public Health IIAn overview of evidence-informed public health decision making including: assessment of scientific evidence; development and quantification of problem statement; prioritizing evidence-informed options; and, translating evidence to action. PR: PHC 7154 or CI. 3

CFH

PHC

7198

Advanced Qualitative Methods in Community Health Research

This course provides advanced instruction and supervision of field application of qualitative research methods for studying community health problems. Content focuses on the skills to critically evaluate theory-based mixed method designs.

3

CFH

HSC

7260

Professional Foundations II: Teaching Methods

Prepares public health students for teaching in the college and university setting. Overview of knowledge, strategies, and skills including but not limited to: learning styles, teaching methods, motivational strategies.

1

CFH

HSC

7267

Professional Foundations I: Becoming a Doctoral Student

This doctoral seminar is designed to introduce students to important concepts and skills related to doctoral study in Public Health.

1

CFH

HSC

7268

Professional Foundations III: Joining the Academy

Prepares the public health doctoral candidate with tools for career building.

2

CFHPHC7317Risk Communication in Public HealthCommunicating with the public about environmental and occupational health risks that affect individuals, families, and communities is a central task facing public health professionals. Analyzes the structure, function, content and process of risk communication in order to maximize effective, responsible and ethical public interaction and to describe the issues related to the legal implementation of risk communication in public health organizations.2

CFH

PHC

7405

Theoretical Application to Public Health Issues

This course is designed for the advanced doctoral student in Community & Family Health focusing on the application of theory in research and intervention development. PR: PHC 6500, PHC 7702, PHC 7415

3

CFH

PHC

7417

Family Systems and Public Health

Intended for doctoral students in Community & Family Health interested in social and behavioral theories of family and health behavior. Covers an array of theoretical perspectives related to the process, structure and function of systems. Examines the human values associated with intimate and non-intimate relationships that comprise healthy relational settings. Implications of these conceptual and theoretical frames for public health issues will be discussed.

3

CFH

PHC

7583

Community-Based Health Promotion

This course is designed to familiarize students with key historical underpinnings and principles and practices of community-based participatory research.

3

CFH

PHC

7702

Advanced Public Health Research and Evaluation Methods

This course focuses on advanced research and evaluation methods of multi-level community based public health initiatives. Models and processes for evaluation of multi-level program interventions, study design and appropriate methods are covered. PR: PHC 6010; PHC 6708; PHC 6701; PHC; PHC 7XXX, Professional Foundations I; PHC 6500; PHC 7417 ; PHC 6134.

1

CFH

PHC

7704

Applied Research Methods in Community and Family Health

A detailed study of philosophical questions and applied techniques of research in community and family health. A project oriented course to prepare students to conduct their own independent research. PR: PHC 6050, PHC 6700, PHC 6708 or CI.

3

CFHPHC7709Case Studies in the Quantitative Analysis of Public Health DataFocuses on training students in public health applications of multivariate analytic techniques including factor analysis, regression analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, event history analysis, multi-level modeling and structural equation modeling. 

CFH

PHC

7934

Writing for Scholarly Publication in Health Sciences

The purpose of this course is for the development of skills that culminate in publishable works in health-related journals and other related publications. There will be an emphasis on writing, editing, reviewing and other applicable skills.

3

CFH

PHC

7937

Advanced Seminar in Grant-Writing

This course addresses advanced skills and techniques necessary for writing successful research grant proposals. The focus is on writing grant proposals aimed at public health research and evaluation of public health interventions. PR: Doctoral status or CI.

3

 

EOH
 

PHC

3302

Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health

Introduces the principles of environmental health from a public health perspective. This course is designed for students with an interest in the environment, assessment of risk, human health issues, and control strategies to reduce health risks.

3

EOH

PHC

3320

Environmental Health Sciences

Introduces students to environmental health science topics in the context of their impact on human and public health. It is open to all major programs. It may not be repeated for credit.

3

EOH

HSC

3541

Human Structure and Function (Online)

This course is designed to introduce the structural levels of the body beginning with chemicals and progressing through cells, tissues, organs and systems with emphasis on homeostasis, stress and feedback systems. Not restricted to majors.

3

EOH

PHC

3721

Research Methods in Env and Occ Health

The purpose of this course is to provide a broad overview of the instruments and techniques used in contemporary environmental and occupational health science. It is open to all major programs. It may not be repeated for credit.

3

EOHHSC4213Environmental and Occupational Risk AnalysisThis course provides an introduction of risk analysis for environmental and occupational health. Students will gain knowledge of the various regulations and scientific methods for the evaluation of health risk in environmental and occupational settings.3

EOH

HSC

4430

Occupational Health and Safety

This course provides a review of occupational health and safety. Regulatory guidance and compliance, and the underlying science that drives occupational safety regulations are covered. The roles of various health and safety professionals are explored.

3

EOH

PHC

4931

Health Care Ethics
(On-Campus)  (Online)

This course provides the student with a broad overview of health care ethics. Will cover ethical issues that concern a wide variety of health professionals who are interested in clinical situations, as well as public health professionals and researchers.

3

EOH

PHC

6300

Principles of Environmental Health (Online)

This course provides information regarding fundamental topics in environmental and occupational health including air pollution, water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, and environmental health law and ethics.

3

EOH

PHC

6301

Water Pollution and Treatment

A study of treatment technologies for water and wastewater. Emphasis is given to treatment technologies appropriate for developing countries. PR: CI.

3

EOH

PHC

6303

Community Air Pollution

A study of air pollutants. Emphasis is given to sources and control technologies, as well as health effects and environmental impact. PR: CHM 3610C or CI.

3

EOHPHC6305Environmental Analytical LaboratoryTechniques used for quantitative sampling and analysis of air, water, and soil contaminants.4
EOHPHC6306Radiation Health PrinciplesAn analysis of the basic concepts of radiation and the protection of individuals and population groups from ionizing and non-ionizing radiation as well as establishing relationships between radiation exposure and biological damage.2

EOH

PHC

6307

Principles of Exposure Assessment & Control (Online)

The student learns the principles and details of processes involved in assessment of inhalation, ingestion, and dermal contact exposures to chemical and biological agents encountered in environmental and occupational settings.

3

EOH

PHC

6310

Environmental Occupational Toxicology (Online)

A study of the nature of industrial and environmental toxins and toxic by-products, generated and distributed, leading to disease, disability, or death, and the control measures available. Lecture and appropriate laboratory methods are used. PR: CI.

3

EOH

PHC

6313

Indoor Environmental Quality

Students will learn the importance of maintaining acceptable indoor environmental quality in occupational and residential settings. The course will emphasize current techniques, data interpretation methods, and proper data / conclusions reporting. PR: None.

3

EOH

PHC

6325

Environmental Laboratory Principles (Online)

This course familiarizes students with analytical measurement methodologies in quantitative sampling and analysis of air, water, soil contaminants, and analytical chemistry generally.

3

EOH

PHC

6345

HSE Management & Administration (Online)

A study of techniques and administrative practices which are instrumental in the initiation and maintenance of programs and procedures that are geared to prevent and reduce work related injuries, illnesses, and discomfort..

3

EOH

PHC

6350

Occupational Toxicology and Risk Assessment (Online)

A study of methods for assessing potential hazards associated with occupational health environments. Evaluation of techniques for the development of comparative rankings of problem areas. PR: PHC 6050 OR CI.

3

EOH

PHC

6351

Occupational Medicine for Health Professionals

Designed to enhance the skills of select health professionals in identifying, evaluating and charting a course of action for medical conditions resulting from occupational exposures and hazards. PR: CI.

3

EOH

PHC

6353

Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment'

Designed to provide training for students to develop the skills necessary to identify, characterize, quantify, and manage human health and ecological risks for the protection of human health and the environment. PR: CI.

3

EOH

PHC

6354

Safety and Health Administration

A study of techniques and administrative practices which are instrumental in the initiation and maintenance of programs and procedures that are geared to prevent and reduce work related injuries, illnesses, and discomfort.

2

EOH

PHC

6355

Principles of Occupational Safety (Online)

A study of safety management as it relates to hazard identification, accident investigation and training, enabling the safety manager to reduce costs to business, industry, and government.

3

EOH

PHC

6356

Industrial Hygiene

A study of the recognition, evaluation, and control of the workplace affecting the health of employees. PR: CI.

2

EOH

PHC

6357

Environmental and Occupational Health (Core Course)
(On-Campus)  (Online)

The study of major environmental and occupational factors that contribute to development of health problems in industrialized and developed countries. PR: CI. College Core Course.

3

EOH

PHC

6359

Xenobiotic Metabolism in Environmental and Occupational Health (Online)

Study of enzymes involved in bio-transformation of foreign compounds important in environmental and occupational health.

3

EOH

PHC

6360

Safety Management Principles and Practices

A study of safety management as it relates to hazard identification, accident investigation and training, enabling the safety manager to reduce costs to business, industry, and government. PR: CI.

2

EOH

PHC

6361

Industrial Ergonomics

Systems logic and methodology for assessing the potential impact of work environments on the health and safety of workers; application of occupational ergonomics and human factors to the design and evaluation of complex work environments. PR: PHC 6360 or CI.

2

EOH

PHC

6362

Industrial Ventilation

Basic principles of fluid mechanics and exhaust ventilation are employed in the design and evaluation of the performance of industrial ventilation systems. PR: PHC 6356 or CI.

2

EOH

PHC

6364

Industrial Hygiene Aspects of Plant Operations

Field visits to industrial plants will be conducted so as to familiarize students without prior experience to the health hazards associated with various processes and the methods of control employed to prevent excessive exposures. PR: PHC 6356 or CI.

2

EOH

PHC

6367

Control Aspects of Industrial Hygiene

This course maps out the framework for industrial hygiene controls with an emphasis on engineering controls, administrative controls and personal protection. It is the capstone course for industrial hygiene students, who will apply their knowledge of hazard evaluation to the appropriate selection of controls. PR: PHC 6356, PHC 6358.

2

EOH

PHC

6369

Industrial Toxicology (Online)

This course will focus on specific industries, industrial processes and the chemicals which workers may be potentially exposed to, and their impact on Public Health. The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) division structure will be used to identify industries that have been studied by NIOSH or other agencies. For each industry identified, chemical hazards, exposure routes, toxicology effects, and monitoring methods will be discussed emphasizing the need for a multidisciplinary approach in providing information aimed at reducing worker exposures to industrial toxicants.

2

EOHPHC6370Biological and Surface MonitoringThis public health course will provide students with a thorough understanding of Biological Monitoring as a method of evaluating exposure to environmental agents. Students learn to distinguish between the limitations of this emerging technology and how to avoid pitfalls associated with misapplication of results. Students learn how to develop sampling strategies for specific chemicals.2
EOHPHC6371Air Dispersion Modeling for Regulatory ComplianceA study of air pollution meteorology (atmospheric energy balance, inversions and winds), micrometeorology (atmospheric fluid mechanics, turbulence, winds, stability classes, convective boundary layer) and atmospheric diffusion (different theories, Gaussian plume equation, air quality models, atmospheric removal processes), supported by a computer laboratory.3

EOH

PHC

6422

Environmental Health Law

Review and analysis of Federal and State Laws and Regulations in relation to the pollution, regulation and protection of the air, water and environment issues in general. PR: PHC 6357.

2

EOH

PHC

6423

Occupational Health Law

Review and analysis of Federal and State Laws and Regulations in relation to occupational health and safety. PR: PHC 6357.

2

EOH

PHC

6373

Protecting Public Health: Bioterrorism and Biodefense (Online)

The theoretical, historical and contemporary issues associated with public health protection and safety. This includes quarantine, health and safety management, homeland security, and the history of biological warfare.

3

EOH

HSC

6556

Pathobiology of Human Disease I (Online)

A basic study of broad pathobiological areas of biological injury, genetic and in-born errors of metabolism, and host-parasite relationships. In addition, the pathobiology of human disease is closely related to general biology in order to provide a strong foundation for the public health student. PR: CI.

3

EOH

HSC

6557

Pathobiology of Human Disease II (Online)

Overview of the distinct pathogenesis and etiology and selected acute and chronic diseases and their preventive aspects and impacts on the health care system. Provides basic knowledge of disease and illness patterns and their relationship to health planning. PR: HSC 6556 and CI.

3

EOH

PHC

7368

Aerosol Technology in Industrial Hygiene

An advanced study of the properties, behavior, and measurement of aerosols, including the physical and chemical principles affecting behavior. Various applications of aerosol technology in industrial hygiene will be investigated, including inhalation and deposition of aerosols, aerosol sampling and control. PR: Admission to PhD program or CI.

3

EOH

PHC

6358C

Industrial Hygiene - Physical Agents

Recognition, evaluation, and control of physical agents in the workplace. Laboratory exercises and field surveys will be conducted in addition to class lectures. Lec/lab. PR: PHC 6356 and one year college physics or CI.

2

EOH

PHC

6365C

Analytical Method in Industrial Hygiene I

Analytical measuring methodologies and instruments employed in evaluating exposure to chemical agents are described and detailed. Hands-on laboratory exercises permit full familiarization in the calibration and use of these instruments. Problem solving sessions result in the development of a routine for the proper handling of laboratory data. PR: PHC 6356 or CI.

2

EOH

PHC

6366C

Analytical Method in Industrial Hygiene II

Analytical measuring methodologies and instruments employed in evaluating exposure to physical agents are described and detailed. Hands-on laboratory exercises permit full familiarization in the calibration and use of these instruments. Problem solving results in the development of a routine for proper handling of laboratory data. PR: PHC 6356 or CI.

2

 
EPB
 

PHC

4030

Introduction to Epidemiology (Online)

This course provides undergraduate students with an overview of epidemiological methods and their application to understanding health and non-health issues. Students will be expected to develop their critical thinking skills and apply the concepts presented in class to applied problems, both in and outside the field of health.

3

EPB

PHC

4069

Biostatistics in Society (Online)

This course exposes students to the role of biostatistics in advancing healthcare and improving health through landmark studies and cases in a wide range of fields, including clinical trials, epidemiology, environmental studies, and healthcare evaluation.

3

EPB

PHC

4406

Pop Culture, Vices and Epidemiology

Encourages students to think how everyday things affect the public's health and safety. Topics in this class include: Alcohol, Sex, Coffee, Chocolate, Sleep and Tobacco. This class will cover health benefits and consequences of these things and more. There are no prerequisites required.

3

EPB

PHC

6000

Epidemiology (Core Course)
(On-Campus)  (Online)

Study of epidemiological methods to evaluate the patterns and determinants of health and diseases in populations. PR: CI.

3

EPB

PHC

6002

Infectious Disease Epidemiology (Online)

The course helps students to understand epidemiological patterns, etiology and risk factors of infectious diseases as they occure in populations, rather than in individual patients. Familiarity with epidemiological terminology and biostatistics is required. PR: PHC 6000 and PHC 6050.

3

EPB

PHC

6006

Epidemiological Methods In Infectious Diseases (Online)

In depth understanding of the implication of epidemiological methods within the context of infectious disease. Focus will be on the application of methods such as study design, as applied to infectious disease.PR: PHC 6000, PHC 6050 OR EQUIVALENT, PHC 6002 OR CI

3

EPB

PHC

6007

Cancer Epidemiology

The course will consider the extent of the cancer problem, present the epidemiology of the major cancer sites, including those of the respiratory, digestive and reproductive systems, and evaluate the potential for primary and secondary preventive efforts. PR: PHC 6000 or CI.

3

EPB

PHC

6008

Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology (Online)

A review of the major issues in cardio-vascular disease epidemiology, including trends, the extent of the disease nationally and internationally, implications of major epidemiologic studies, and strategies for prevention. PR: PHC 6000 or CI.

3

EPB

PHC

6010

Epidemiology Methods I (Online)

This course is designed to cover the important concepts in epidemiology and their application in epidemiological research. Emphasis on measures and quantitative techniques, proper interpretation and explanation of quantitative measures and results. PR: PHC 6000.

3

EPB

PHC

6011

Epidemiology Methods II

This course will cover methods and practices, principles and concepts in epidemiology research. It will provide training in implementing appropriate study design, analyzing results and presenting research findings to a wide variety of audiences. PR: PHC 6000, PHC 6010 or CI.

3

EPB

PHC

6016

Epidemiology Methods III

This course will increase the scope, expand upon and detail material presented in Epidemiology Methods I and Epidemiology Methods II. This course will focus on in-depth design of cohort, case-control and cross sectional epidemiologic studies.

3

EPB

PHC

6020

Design and Conduct of Clinical Trials

The course will familiarize students with the issues in the design and conduct of clinical trials. Factors involved in organizing a trial, randomizing subjects, implementation, and analyzing data from the study will be considered. PR: PHC 6050, PHC 6000, and CI.

3

EPB

PHC

6050

Biostatistics I (Core Course)
(On-Campus)  (Online)

Concepts, principles, and methods of statistics applied to public health issues. PR: College algebra or CI.

3

EPB

PHC

6051

Biostatistics II
(On-Campus)  (Online)

Simple and Multiple linear regression, ANOVA (Analysis of Variance), and ANCOVA (Analysis of Covariance), Model building procedure and diagnostocs with applications in health research. PR: PHC 6000 and PHC 6050 or CI.

3

EPB

PHC

6053

Categorical Data Analysis
(On-Campus)  (Online)

Study of techniques used in analyzing data where subjects have been cross-classified by two or more categorical variables. Special emphasis given to problems frequently arising in epidemiology, public health, and medicine. PR: PHC 6051 or CI.

3

EPB

HSC

6055

Survival Analysis

A study of statistical methods for analyzing censored life time data with applications in health sciences. PR: PHC 6051, PHC 6701 or CI.

3

EPB

HSC

6056

Survey Sampling Methods in Health Sciences

An interdisciplinary overview of survey techniques with applications in health sciences. Discussions on questionnaire design, measurement error, data collection modes, data management, use of computer software and statistical analysis. PR: PHC 6050, PHC 6701 or CI.

3

EPB

PHC

6057

Biostatistical Inference I

This course is primarily designed for students majoring in Biostatistics; emphasis is given to understanding and mastering of biostatistical theory and methods such as probability distribution, expectations, estimation and hypothesis testing. PR: Undergraduate calculus or equivalent.

3

EPB

PHC

6060

Biostatistical Case Studies and Collaboration I

This course provides hands on experience in biostatistical consulting. Biostatistical methods and computer skills are presented, along with the skills required for participating in collaborative and consultative research roles. A foundation for biostatistical consultation is presented, involving the goals, content, conduct, and presentation of Biostatisticians working in applied health settings. Students apply these principles to at least one consultative project and one collaborative project. PR: PHC 6051 and PHC 6053 or CI

3

EPB

PHC

6061

Biostatistical Case Studies and Collaboration II

This course prepares students to join an active biostatistical analyst of a multidisciplinary research group. This collaborative role requires knowledge of successful grant writing and review, site visits, and formal presentations of analytical results. Special issues in collaborating research at a distance are discussed. The biostatistical methodology and theory pertaining to collaborative research projects chosen by the students is covered in formal lectures. PR: PHC 6060 or CI.

3

EPB

PHC

6074

Epidemiology of Diseases of Major Public Health Importance (Online)

A study of the distribution and determinants of specific infectious and non-infectious human diseases of public health importance using epidemiological methods. PR: PHC 6000, PHC 6050, and CI.

3

EPB

PHC

6081

Intermediate Sas In Epidemiology

This course is a fast-paced sas language class for: (1) students majoring in epidemiology or biostatistics and (2) others intending to, as a substantial component of their careers, use sas.PR: PHC 6000, PHC 6050, PHC 6701, AND PHC 6051 OR CI

3

EPB

PHC

6190

Public Health Database Management
(On Campus)  (online)

This course focuses on the creation of databases withapplications to public health and clinical research; data entry and database management and checkes for accuracy and consistancy, and preparation of final databases for statistical analysis. PR: PHC 6701.

3

EPB

PHC

6542

Epidemiology of Mental Disorders

A study of the factors that determine the frequency and distribution of mental disorders in human populations. Mental health intervention strategies also will be explored. PR: PHC 6000, or CI.

3

EPB

PHC

6591

Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (Online)

This course is an introduction to reproductive/perinatal epidemiology and its application in Maternal and Child Health. It examines perinatal & family planning issues and emphasizes factors that affect reproductive, pregnancy and infant health outcomes. PR: PHC 6000 and PHC 6050 or CI

3

EPB

PHC

6700

Research Methods in Epidemiology

Planning, execution, analysis, and intervention of epidemiological studies. PR: PHC 6000, PHC 6050, and CI.

3

EPB

PHC

6701

Computer Applications for Public Health Researchers
(On-Campus)  (Online)

Course covers essential computer-based techniques for a public health researcher; data entry, editing, management, sub-sample selection and data encryption for confidentiality are all covered. SAS is used extensively. Course open to all graduate students. PR: CI.

3

EPB

PHC

7000

Practical Issues in Epidemiology

Provides an understanding of the everyday tasks faced by an epidemiologist working the the field from hypotehsis generation to writing up of study findings. Required for PhD students; elective for all other graduate students. PR: PHC 6000.

3

EPB

PHC

7008

Neuroepidemiology

This course provides an overview of the epidemiology of selected neurologic diseases. Paricular emphasis is placed on how methodologic problems apply to the epidemiologic study of a variety of neurologic diseases. PR: PHC 6000, PHC 6050.

3

EPB

PHC

7015

Epidemiology Study Design and Protocol Development

The course will provide the student with the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skill in formulating a research problem and developing an appropriate epidemiologic study design. A detailed proposal will be developed, presented, and defended. PR: PHC 6000, PHC 6700, PHC 6051, and CI.

3

EPB

PHC

7017

Epidemiology Methods V

This course builds upon material presented in the epidemiology methods course sequence and covers advanced epidemiologic methods, including the epidemiologic perspective of advanced statistical techniques and their proper epidemiologic interpretation. PR: PHC 6000, PHC 6010, PHC 6011, PHC 6016 AND HSC 6055 OR CI

3

EPB

PHC

7018

Environmental Epidemiology

This course will consider the relationship between environmental (non-occupational) factors and the occurrence of disease in human populations, including the chemical and physical extrinsic agents to which humans are exposed. PR: PHC 6000 and CI.

3

EPB

PHC

7019

Occupational Epidemiology

Examines the existing epidemiologic data pertaining to the health effects of specific occupational exposures and the epidemiologic methods involved in the conduct of occupational studies. PR: PHC 6000 and CI.

3

EPB

PHC

7039

Critical Thinking In Epidemiology

This doctoral seminar focuses on important theoretical constructs in the scientific method and epidemiologic principles. The course also examines the general history, development and evolution of epidemiology as a discipline and the role of epidemiology.PR: PHC 6000, PHC 6010, PHC 6011 AND PHC 6016 OR CI

1

EPB

PHC

7053

Generalized Linear Models

The course provides an in-depth coverage of the theory of generalized linear models with application in public health. Topics covered are numerical algorithms, exponential family, model checking, logistic regression, log linear models, estimating equations. PR: Biostatistical Inference II (PHC 7058).

3

EPB

PHC

7054

Advanced Biostatistical Methods

This course introduces students to both theoretical and practical problems in specialized advanced topics in biostatistics. Alternate topics include applied multivariate statistics, nonparametric methods, spatial statistics in health sciences and advanced sampling design. Students can take this course repeatedly. PR: CI

3

EPB

PHC

7055

Biostatistical Computing

This course provides a broad foundation in modern biostatistical computing methods relevant to public health research. It prepares PhD students with advanced computing skills for dissertation research. Topics include algorithms in matrix algebra, Newton Raphson, Fisher’s scoring, the EM algorithm, bootstrap, random number generation, Monte Carlo Markov Chain, and data augmentation. PR: Probability (STA 6447), Biostatistical Inference II (PHC 7058), or CI.

3

EPB

PHC

7056

Longitudinal Data Analysis

This course is a discussion of recent development of methods for analysis of longitudinal data. Covered topics include generalized estimating equations, mixed effects models, hierarchical models. PR: Biostatistical Inference II (PHC 7058), Generalized Linear Models (PHC 7053), or CI.

3

EPB

PHC

7058

Biostatistical Inference II

This course covers the foundation of biostatistical inference required for biostatic program. Topics include likelihood theory, modern Bayes theory, estimation and testing, non-parametric theory. PR: Probability (STA 6447) or CI.

3

EPB

PHC

7059

Advanced Survival Data Analysis

This course addresses advanced topics of survival data analysis. Topics include recurrence multiple events and failty models. Counting process based theory is discussed. Real data sets are used for illustration. PR: Probability (STA 6447) and Biostatistical Inference II (PHC 7058) or CI.

3

EPB

PHC

7067

Probability Models

Probability theory and models with applications in Public Health. Contents: fundamental probability theories; stochastic process; probability modeling with application to health data. PR: College-level calculus, introductory Public Health knowledge, statistical software experience, such as SPlus/SAS..

3

EPB

PHC

7703

Advanced Research Methods in Epidemiology

Course emphasizes summary and statistical analysis of data. Methods include life tables, logistic and proportional hazards regression, assessment of confounding, interaction, and bias. Includes a two-hour weekly computer lab. PR: PHC 6700.

3

EPB

PHC

7727

Implementation And Management Of Epidemiologic Studies

This course addresses the practical aspects of implementation and management of research studies in a manner consistent with the scientific method, i.e., how do you get it done? Topics include systems theory, questionnaire design, & operations research. PR: PHC 6000, PHC 6010, PHC 6011, PHC 6050, PHC 6701, PHC 6190 OR CI

3

 
GHPHC 4031 Emerging Infectious Diseases This course addresses important infectious diseases and the principles of detection, diagnosis, prevention and control as well as the impact on public health. Students will presenting information on emerging infectious disease trends in group projects. 3
GHPHC 4032 Foundations of Infection ControlThis course is based on infection control competencies from the board certification in infection control exam. With successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate mastery and application of these principles to real-world situations. 3
GHPHC 4109Public Health Biology This course offers a biological perspective on public health issues related to chronic and infectious diseases. This course provides an overview of basic biological concepts, molecular biology, and infectious and chronic diseases of public health concern. 3
GHPHC 4140Intro Public Health Geographic Information Systems This course covers the theory and application of geographic information systems (GIS) for public health and includes an overview of the principles of GIS and its use. The practical component involves the use of desktop GIS software package ArcGIS 10.1. 3
GH
 

HSC

4573

Foundations of Food Safety

This course provides an overview of food safety practices and principles emphasizing the role of food safety in public health. Topics include proper food handling procedures, food safety hazards, foodborne illness prevention, and food safety regulations.

3

GH

HSC

4504

Foundations of Public Health Immunology (Online)

This course provides an overview of the principles of immunology and an introduction to the applications of immunology and immunologic techniques used in the surveillance, prevention and control of diseases of public health importance.

3

GH

PHC

4188

Public Health Emergencies in Large Populations

This course is designed to develop or improve the skills of persons interested in providing emergency health services in global humanitarian emergencies for refugees and displaced populations.

3

GH

PHC

4234

Public and Private Continuity Planning for Emergencies

This course identifies, examines and integrates the diverse emergency management, crisis management, contingency planning, and organizational continuity, recovery and restoration issues facing public and private sector organizations.

3

GH

PHC

4241

Psychology of Fear & Mental Health Issues Related to Disasters

This course covers how emergency management better meets the needs of children, families, and communities after a disaster through well-timed targeted/response and interventions.

3

GH

PHC

4375

Community Participation in Homeland Security

This course is intended as an introduction to the role of volunteers in emergency management.

3

GH

PHC

4376

Disaster by Design

This course is an introduction to the Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program and will discuss the role of planning, training, and exercises in the context of organizational preparedness for emergency management related activities.

3

GHPHC4592 Public Health GeneticsThis course is based on infection control competencies from the board certification in infection control exam. With successful completion of this course, students will demonstrate mastery and application of these principles to real-world situations. PR: BSC 1005 or BSC 1020 3
GHHSC4624Foundations of Global HealthThis course introduces students to the principles of public health from a global perspective. Emphasis will be placed on the impact of social, economic, political and environmental factors that influence health and access to health care across the globe. 3

GH

PHC

6037

Public Health Virology

A lecture-based course that fosters class participation, critical thinking and literature review. The focus of this course is on human diseases caused by viral infections, with emphasis on diseases of public health importance. There are no restrictions

3

GH

PHC

6106

Global Health Program Development and Administration

This course will provide students with a solid knowledge base in managing global health programs and projects that will serve them in their field experiences and in any one of the seven focus areas available within the Global Health Concentration.

3

GH

PHC

6121

Vaccines

Provides an overview of current immunization strategies and their public health rationale. In addition, students will learn the use of vaccines in disease control and eradication, vaccine immunogenicity and adverse reactions.

3

GH

PHC

6183

Overview of United States and International Emergency/Disaster Management (Online)

Public Health and other professionals will be given an overview of the disaster management process. Provides terms, definitions, and concepts of emergency management from a local, national, and international perspective.

3

GH

PHC

6184

Emergency/Disaster Recovery (Online)

The content of this course is designed to expose the concepts of: (1) recovery models used by the United States and international operations, (2) recovery planning and response to a disaster environment, especially in terms of major disaster incidents, (3) broadening and enhancing the understanding of roles and responsibilities, and (4) the importance to the overall recovery effort. In addition to the United States and international focus, the course also addresses the coordination and problem solving aspects of disaster operations. PR: PHC 6183.

3

GH

PHC

6185

Emergency/Disaster Preparedness and Planning (Online)

Emergency Preparedness and Planning provides an overview to preparedness strategies, emergency planning, and assessment of hazards and resources. The course provides intermediate level direction and builds upon planning concepts learned in Overview of United State and International Emergency Management. Studies include in-depth planning and analytical framework, hazard/vulnerability analysis, and management. PR: PHC 6183.

3

GH

PHC

6186

Public Health Emergencies in Large Populations (Online)

To develop or improve the skills of persons interested in providing emergency health services in humanitarian emergencies. The course is divided into two parts: (1) meeting health needs large populations and (2) the humanitarian and ethical issues of refugees and displaced people. Topics covered include food and nutrition, water and sanitation, providing health services, reproductive health, control of communicable diseases, humanitarian law, human rights, ethics, and the geopolitical issues related to population displacement particularly from conflict.

3

GH

PHC

6230

Foundations in Humanitarian Assistance (Online)

This course is designed to develop or improve the skills of persons interested in providing emergency health services in international humanitarian emergencies. PR: None.

3

GH

PHC

6231

Organizing Emergency Humanitarian Actions (Online)

Topics to be covered in this course include the: use of early warning systems, logistics, security of food, safety, assessment and surveillance, epidemiology, malnutrition, feeding programs, water and sanitation, shelter, and communicable diseases.

3

GH

PHC

6232

From Emergency to Development and Prevention

This course includes: resources, training for local agencies, basic services, cultural issues, Sphere Projects Minimum Standards, basic services, women after a disaster, and health service program. PR: PHC 6230 and PHC 6231.

3

GH

PHC

6233

Current Challenges in the Humanitarian Field (Online)

This course will review: leadership issues, advocacy, neutrality and impartiality, the media, prisoner visitations, torture, demobilization and decommissioning of combatants, expatriates, peace-keeping to peace-building, sovereignty, and reconstruction. PR: PHC 6230 and PHC 6231.

3

GH

PHC

6251

Disease Surveillance and Monitoring (Online)

A review of epidemiological principles and methods used in the development and practice of disease and infection surveillance, prevention and control for public health in general and the hospital setting in particular. Basic epidemiological concepts will be focused on communicable diseases, nosocomial infections, environmental exposures, and emerging diseases. PR: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or CI.

3

GH

PHC

6314

Infection Control Program Design (Online)

This course will review educational program design for health care workers, instructional methods, personnel and financial resource management, role of Infection Control (IC) personnel, development of goals, mission statements, action plans for IC, evaluation of programs, communication with administration, physicians and care givers. PR: CI.

3

GH

PHC

6442

Global Health Applications in the Field

This course prepares students for fieldwork in the global public health arena. A comparative approach is taken to highlight similarities and differences across countries at variable levels of socioeconomic development.

3

GH

PHC

6510

Exotic and Emerging Infectious Diseases

A study of human infectious disease with particular emphasis upon diseases caused by parasites, viruses, bacteria, and fungi found in sub-tropical and tropical environments. PR: CI.

3

GH

PHC

6511

Public Health Immunology

Immunology as applied to public health. Emphasis is upon applications of immunology and immunological techniques used in surveillance, prevention, and control of public health problems. PR: CI.

3

GH

PHC

6512

Vectors of Human Disease

Biology of the vectors of human disease: major groups include the arthropods, mollusks, and mammals. Emphasis on the ecology of the vectors and their transmission of pathogens as they relate to public health. PR: CI.

3

GH

PHC

6513

Public Health Parasitology

Human diseases caused by parasite infection with emphasis on diseases related to environmental exposure and of public health importance. Major groups include the protozoans, cestodes, trematodes, and nematodes of human diseases. PR: CI.

3

GH

PHC

6514

Infectious Disease Control in Developing Countries

Focuses on disease control strategies for selected infectious and communicable diseases. Diseases covered have been selected on the basis of their relative contribution to the burden of disease in developing countries. PR: PHC 6000.

3

GH

PHC

6516

Tropical Diseases

The course approaches tropical and infectious diseases from the preventive and global public health perspectives but takes the biological aspects of the host-parasite relationship as bases for its control.

3

GH

PHC

6517

Infectious Disease Prevention Strategies (Online)

This course focuses on surveillance criteria, outbreak criteria, data collection and study design. Also included will be data analysis and reporting; interaction with public health agencies; preparation for Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO); prevention and intervention; sanitation, disinfection, antisepsis and sterilization; role of immunization, antimicrobial prophylaxis and therapy. PR: CI.

3

GH

PHC

6518

EcoHealth & the Ecology of Tropical Infectious Diseases

This course surveys the history of the ecosystem approach to community health, and introduces the basic concepts from the emerging "EcoHealth Model" and recent developments in the trans disciplinary field of disease ecology – both environmental and social. PR: PHC 6516

3

GH

PHC

6560

The Public Health Laboratory System

This course deals with the roles of the public health laboratory in the Public Health System and thus familiarizes the student with the types, functions and interactions of Public Health Labratories.

3

GHPHC6561Laboratory Techniques in Public HealthThis is a unique interactive laboratory based course. Each lecture will be supported by a “wet lab” where students would get hands on experience of laboratory research techniques using basic and advanced biochemical and molecular tools.3

GH

PHC

6562

Microbiology for Healthcare Workers (Online)

An overview of contemporary microbiology, with emphasis on the significance of microorganisms in the environment and clinical disease. The structure, physiology, molecular genetics, taxonomy, immunological and clinical aspects, and public health implications of microorganisms will be covered. PR: BSC 2010, BSC 2011, CHM 2046, or CI.

3

GH

PHC

6722

Laboratory Rotations in Global Health Research

This course is designed to familiarize MSPH students with ongoing research and laboratories within the Department of Global Health. Students will choose from a list of laboratory-projects rotation options.

3

 GHPHC 6724 Synthesizing Public Health Research  This course is an introduction to interpreting, synthesizing, and making claims about the research in different kinds of public health studies, and citing and referencing the research literature 1

GH

PHC

6726

Community-based Participatory Research for Tropical Health

Utilizing project-based learning, this field-methods course is designed as an intensive 4-week introduction to the background, methods and techniques for implementation of Com6561munity-based Participatory Research (CbPR) for public health interventions in resource-constrained settings. PR: PHC 6518, 6516

6

GH

PHC

6761

Global Health Assessment Strategies

This course will provide research methods for evaluation of public health interventions in developing countries requiring a large-scale field trials approach. The course gives technical tools and computing skills for large public health field studies.

3

GH

PHC

6764

Global Health Principles and Contemporary Issues

This course introduces students to the global context of public health and its dimensions particular to international settings; examines major themes and policies in global health; and analyzes health problems and varying responses globally.

3

GH

PHC

6766

Global Health Challenges: In-Country Case Study (Field Course)

This travel abroad course compares the practice and venues of public health as they occur in another country with those in the United States. Health issues unique to and associated with the country are examined.

3

GH

PHC

7122

Vaccinology

Provides advanced information regarding the current state of vaccinology. Besides currently available vaccines, the course reviews vaccines under experimentation for emerging and re-emerging diseases as well as vaccines for neglected tropical diseases. PR: Graduate or undergraduate immunology course.

3

 
HPM
 

HSC

4630

Understanding U.S. Health Care

An introduction to health services; providing an overview of important components of the U.S. health care system, health policy, funding sources, and comparisons with other developed nations.

3

HPM

PHC

6063

Public Health Data, Information and Decision Making (Online)

This course provides an understanding of public health databases and methods necessary for decision making. The emphasis is on the appropriateness and application of methods widely used for analysis in public health.

3

HPM

PHC

6102

Principles of Health Policy and Management (Core Course)
(On-Campus)  (Online)

General principles of planning, management, evaluation, and behavior of public and private health care organizations at the local, state, and national levels. PR: CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6104

Management of Public Health Programs (Online)

Application of principles and methods for organization and management of government and non-government public health programs. PR: PHC 6102 and CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6110

International Health and Health Care Systems (Online)

Study of global health problems and trends, translated to needs and demands; socioeconomic and political impact on health delivery; prevailing international systems compared to U.S. system; the role of international health agencies. PR: CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6114

Health Insurance and Managed Care

Financing, operations, and regulatory environment of health insurance and managed care, including principles, models, organization, management functions, public policies, and impact on cost, quality and access in communities.

2

HPM

PHC

6146

Health Services Planning and Evaluation

Study of health services planning concepts/methods, and evaluation, with an emphasis on facilities and manpower planning, providing an in-depth orientation to information requirements for health planning, and methods to cover gaps of information. PR: PHC 6050 or CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6147

Managing Quality in Health Care (Online)

Study of methods and tools for managing quality in health facilities, physican practices, managed care and public health; including developments in quality assurance and improvement, utilization review, risk management, and patient satisfaction.

2

HPM

PHC

6148

Strategic Planning and Healthcare Marketing

The course reviews the fundamental steps in the strategic planning process and marketing approaches for health care organizations. The textbook and exercises emphasize non-profit organizations. PR: PHC 6102, or CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6151

Health Policy and Politics

This course will examine the role of federal, state, and local government in health care organization, delivery, and financing in the United States and other comparable industrial nations. PR: PHC 6102 or CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6160

Health Care Financial Management (Online)

An introduction to the application of financial management practices in health care organizations, cost behavior analysis, working capital management, financial statement analysis, and capital decision making. PR: At least one undergraduate course in Financial or Managerial Accounting and PHC 6102 or CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6161

Health Care Finance and Costing

A mixed delivery approach employing both in-class lectures and case methodologies, and incorporating online learning activities. Emphasis is on quantitative decision analysis techniques, capital budgeting decision making, cost behavior and variance analysis, and issues in financial planning, budgeting, and control. PR: PHC 6102 or CI; ACG 6025 or CI

3

HPM

PHC

6166

Advanced Seminar in Health Care Management

The course further develops analytic and decision-making skills regarding health services issues and problems. Students integrate and apply content from previous courses, (including finance, management policy, strategy, and quality) to analyze and solve health service problems by defining issues and goals, identifying methodologies to address concerns, analyzing information and developing and defining conclusions and recommendations. PR; PHC 6148, PHC 6160, PHC 6180 and PHC 6191 or CI.

2

HPM

PHC

6180

Health Services Management

Advanced study of specific topics in health care organization management including the managerial process, organization theory, resource utilization and control, and human resource management. PR: PHC 6102 and undergraduate accounting course or CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6181

Organizational Behavior in Health Services

Investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations. The application of such knowledge is used toward advancing the effectiveness of health care and related organizations. Special consideration is given to human resource applications. Case studies and other exercises are used. PR: PHC 6102 or CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6191

Quantitative Analysis in Health Service

Examines the use of quantitative modeling techniques to address operational problems in managing medical and health care settings. Topics include probability, sampling, hypothesis testings, estimation, time series, demand forecasting, simulation, and queuing. PR: PHC 6102, PHC 6050 and QMB 6305 Managerial Decision Analysis (2), or CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6196

Information Systems in Health Care Management

The course is designed to prepare students to analyze and design information systems in health services organizations. PR: PHC 6050 or CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6420

Health Care Law, Regulation and Ethics

This is a survey course of the most significant issues in health care law. Core topics include licensure, malpractice, reproductive issues, the right to die, and managed care. Students will develop and understanding of substantive law, legal decision making, and the relationship between health care law and ethics. Graduate students from other departments may take the course.

3

HPM

PHC

6421

Public Health Law and Ethics (Online)

This course provides students with an overview of major ethical and legal concepts and their impact on public health practice and challenges students to consider the relationship among ethics, law, and public health practice and policy. The course considers the role of the legal system in resolving public health problems, through the legislature, the courts, and administrative agencies.

3

HPM

PHC

6430

Health Economics I

Microeconomic analysis of the structure of the health care industry and economic incentives facing physicians, patients, and hospitals. PR: ECO 2023 or equivalent and CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6433

Health Economics II

Second of a two-part sequence surveying various applications of economic principles and methods to current issues in public health. Emphasis on efficiency goals of health care policy and the use of economic analysis in the design of such policy. PR: PHC 6430 or CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6435

Perspectives on Health Insurance

Presents an overview of major health insurance issues, including demand, supply, employment based coverage, the uninsured, government sponsored programs, managed care, and national health. PR: PHC 6430 or CI.

3

HPM

PHC

6760

Research Methods in Public Health Programs

The course improves the students' skills in quantitative research methods that are used evaluating public health programs and health service delivery systems. PR: PHC 6430, 6180, and 6151, or CI.

3

HPM

PHC

7437

Applications in Health Economics

In depth, economic evaluation techniques, cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness, and cost-utility analysis. 2. critical review of selected peer reviewed empirical studies. 3.students use a large dataset and estimate an effect size. PR: PHC 6430.

1

HPM

PHC

7936

Seminar in Health Care Outcomes Measurement

This course is designed to prepare doctoral students and advanced masters degree students to design both population-based and practice-based studies of health care outcomes

3

 

C-W 

HSC

2017

Careers in Public Health

This course will provide students with an overview of careers in the field of public health and actively engage them in the process of exploring occupations in public health. Students will complete self-assessments on their interests, skills, personality and work values. This information will be applied to occupation and career goals. Representatives from different departments within the College of Public Health will speak about jobs available to individuals who specialize in their area of public health.

3

C-W

HSC

2100

Contemporary Health Science
(On-Campus)  (Online)

A comprehensive approach to health concerns and problems in contemporary society including methods of assessing individual health needs.

3

C-W

HSC

2933

Selected Topics in Public Health Content areas vary. Contact COPH Academic Affairs for more information.

Overview of major public health and health related issues of interest to undergraduates. Course explores a variety of health topics that are related to improving the health and health behaviors of individuals, groups and communities. Specific topics may vary each semester. No prerequisites. Majors and non majors. May be repeated for up to 6 credits.

1-8

C-W

PHC

4101

Introduction to Public Health
(On-Campus)  (Online)

A survey of policies and programs in public/community health with emphasis on specific needs and problems of Florida.

3

C-WHSC4134Prevention of Mental IllnessThis course explores the contributions of prevention science and public health in impeding the development of mental disorders and the events that lead to mental disorders with the major developmental focus on childhood.3

C-W

HSC

4537

Medical Terminology (Online)

This course provides a unique educational program to improve the student's medical vocabulary. The course includes medical and scientific content information, which students encounter in other health professional courses. Not restricted to any major.

3

C-W

HSC

4551

Survey of Human Diseases
(On-Campus)  (Online)

An overview of the nature, types, and mechanisms of diseases of the major body systems. PR: Fundamentals of Biology with lab or CI.

3

C-W

HSC

4631

Critical Issues in Public Health

This course provides students the opportunity to learn about the multiple ways to view controversial topics in public health. The course covers topics including biomedical issues, social & behavioral factors related to health, and environmental issues.

3

C-W

PHC

4720

Foundations of Professional Writing in Public Health

This course provides students the opportunity to learn about all aspectes of professional writing techniques for use in graduate school as well as in the workplace. The course includes common grammar and spelling errors, writing styles, the ethics of authorship, reference and citation systems, and guidance for scientific communication.

3

C-W

HSC

4933

Special Topics in Public Health Content areas vary. Contact COPH Academic Affairs for more information.

Content will be governed by student demand and instructor interest. May be repeated for credit for different topics only. PR: CI.

1-6

C-W

PHC

4942

Public Health Field Seminar

This course will provide students with an overview of field visits and seminars in public health.  Representatives from various public health organizations will speak about their worksites.  Students will also observe experienced public health professionals in their practice environment.

2

C-W

PHC

5933

Special Topics

Provides students the opportunity to learn about the multiple ways to view controversial topics in public health. It covers current public health topics including biomedical issues, social and behavioral factors, and environmental issues

1-2

C-W

PHC

6907

Independent Study: Public Health

Independent study determined by the student’s needs and interests. (S/U) PR: CI.

1-4

C-W

PHC

6930

Public Health Seminar

Interaction of faculty, students and select health professionals in relation to public health issues and research. (S/U) PR: Graduate Standing.

3

C-W

PHC

6934

Selected Topics in Public Health Content areas vary. Contact COPH Academic Affairs for more information.

The content of this course will be governed by student demand and instructor interest. PR: CI.

1-6

C-W

PHC

6936

Public Health Capstone

The capstone course is designed to provide a culminating highly interactive experience for students and to allow for the synthesis and application of public health core disciplines in situations simulating the actual practice of public health.

3

C-W

PHC

6945

Supervised Field Experience

Internship in a public health agency or setting. Application of administrative, program, and/or research models now employed in government and private public health organizations. (S/U) PR:CI.

1-12

C-W

PHC

6971

Thesis: Master of Science in Public Health

Research-oriented study for students seeking the Master of Science degree in Public Health. Repeatable PR: CI.

2-19

C-W

PHC

6977

Special Project: MPH

In-depth study of a selected issue in public health. A topic will be selected according to student’s needs and interests. (S/U) PR:CI.

3

C-W

PHC

7908

Specialized Study in Public Health

Demonstration of an in-depth study in a specialized public health area. This study may be used to address areas where a student needs to demonstrate a higher level of competency. PR: CI. Advanced graduate standing.

1-9

C-W

PHC

7910

Directed Research

Advanced research design and application. (S/U) Credit hours variable. PR: Graduate Standing.

1-19

C-W

PHC

7931

Advanced Interdisciplinary Seminar in Public Health

Students faculty and other health professionals will participate in presenting and discussing contemporary health issues and possible solutions. PR: Advanced standing, PhD or Advanced Master’s only. For advanced graduate students in Public Health programs.

1-3

C-W

PHC

7935

Special Topics in Public Health Content areas vary. Contact COPH Academic Affairs for more information.

Content will include recent or current issues in public health. PR: CI.

1-3

C-W

PHC

7980

Dissertation: Doctorate

PR: Must be admitted to doctoral candidacy.

2-19

 

 

 

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