Course focuses on current public health issues, barriers to improving population health, and policy tensions between science, economics, education, politics, government, media, and public health.
PH 302 -
Epidemiology is the study of disease distribution and determinants in populations; we will define populations and estimate the distribution of health-related conditions and their determinants. Pre/co-requisites: Bachelor's degree and college-level mathematics course.
PH 303 -
Biostatistics I:App Rsch in PH
Biostatistics I (Applied Research Methods in Public Health) includes biostatistics, research designs, and qualitative approaches, and includes emphasis on evaluating research articles in public health. Pre/co-requisites: Bachelor's degree and college-level mathematics course.
PH 304 -
Environmental Public Health
Explores major areas of environmental public health (EPH), including environmental hazards, exposures, and related health outcomes, including emerging topics in environmental public health.
PH 305 -
Pol,Org & Finance in Hlth Care
This course looks at U.S. health care policies, organizational structures and financing systems and examines key concepts from economic, social, ethical, political and global perspectives,
PH 306 -
Social&Behavioral Public Hlth
This course addresses the behavioral, social and cultural factors related to individual and population health, and health disparities over the life course.
PH 307 -
Epidemiology 2 exposes students to advanced epidemiological concepts, such as effect modifications and modeling using multiple variables, related to establishing causal relationships from observational data. Prerequisite: PH 302.
PH 308 -
Environmental Public Health 2
Students explore public health within the context of natural and human-made environments, and examine methods of practice and emerging environmental health topics. Prerequisite: PH 304.
PH 310 -
Public Health Law and Ethics
Public health law examines the government's authority, at various jurisdictional levels, to improve the health of the general population within societal limits and norms. Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree.
PH 311 -
Global Public Health
This course explores global public health challenges affecting people primarily in developing or resource- constrained coutries. Cultural competency concepts will be embedded. Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree.
PH 312 -
Food Systems & Public Health
This course explores food systems' influence on public health, and how technology, policy, biology, epidemiology, and historical knowledge can support a healthier food system. Prerequisite: Bachelor's degree.
PH 313 -
Public Health & Social Justice
Analytical examination of the relationship between health policies and programs and social justice issues in the United States with exemplars from other countries.
PH 314 -
Environmental Risk & Risk Comm
This course explores theory, policy and techniques for environmenral risk communication from the viewpoints of government, industry, special interest groups, and the general public.
PH 315 -
Public Health Surveillance
This course explores surveillance of infectious and non-infectious diseases, health behaviors and population characteristics, fundamental to nearly all fields of modern public health practice. Prerequisite: PH 302.
PH 317 -
Mgmt in Hlth Services&Med Care
Addresses major issues and challenges faced by health services managers relating to established and evolving social, economic, and professional policies in a context of practical problem assessment and appropriate resolution. Cross-listed with: PA 312.
PH 319 -
Environmental Health Law & Pol
Introduces non-lawyers to American law as it relates to the protection of environmental and public health.
PH 392 -
Culminating Project Experience
Prepares students to apply knowledge and skills in a culminating project experience that reflects research and practice needs of actual populations. Prerequisites: PH 301, PH 302, PH 303, PH 307.