University of Vermont

2013-2014 Catalogue

Courses in Public Health (PH)

PH 196 - Intermediate Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PH 301 - Public Health & Health Policy
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.
Credits: 3.00
PH 302 - Epidemiology I
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.
Credits: 3.00
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.
Credits: 3.00
PH 304 - Environmental Public Health
This course explores major areas of environmental public health (EPH), including environmental hazards, exposures, and related health outcomes, including emerging topics in environmental public health. Co-requisite: PH 302.
Credits: 3.00
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,
Credits: 3.00
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.
Credits: 3.00
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.
Credits: 3.00
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.
Credits: 3.00
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.
Credits: 3.00
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.
Credits: 3.00
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.
Credits: 3.00
PH 395 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PH 396 - Special Topics
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Credits: 1.00 to 18.00