Course Catalog

The College of Public Health list of course descriptions is not meant as a replacement to the official University Course Catalog created by the University Registrar, however it represents all courses offered by the College of Public Health. Courses numbered 4000 and below are undergraduate level, courses numbered 5000 level are undergraduate/graduate, and courses 6000 level and higher are graduate level.

Helpful course terminology:

PUBHBIO = Public Health Biostatistics
PUBHEHS = Public Health: Environmental Health Sciences
PUBHEPI = Public Health: Epidemiology
PUBHHBP = Public Health: Health Behavior and Health Promotion
PUBHHMP = Public Health: Health Services Management and Policy
PUBHLTH = Public Health

PUBHBIO 2210

Credits: 3

Biostatistics for Public Health Research

Hands‐on experience using statistical tools to answer real‐ world questions. Students will design and implement a short survey and analyze their results. Emphasis on analysis of actual survey data using statistical software. Statistical topics include numerical/graphical summaries, measures of association, and hypothesis testing. Focus is on interpretation, not calculation.
Prerequisites: STAT 1350 (135) or STAT 1450 (145), or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHBIO 2210H

Credits: 3

Honors Biostatistics for Public Health Research

Hands‐on experience using statistical tools to answer real‐ world questions. Students will design and implement a short survey and analyze their results. Emphasis on analysis of actual survey data using statistical software. Statistical topics include numerical/graphical summaries, measures of association, and hypothesis testing. Focus is on interpretation, not calculation.
Prerequisites: Honors standing, STAT 1350 (135) or STAT 1450 (145), or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHBIO 3193

Credits: 1‐6

Individual Studies in Biostatistics

Individual studies in Biostatistics focusing on applied topics.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
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PUBHBIO 5280

Credits: 2

Introduction to Genomic Data Analysis

Provides an in‐depth analysis of a specific question to which genomic methods are applied. Intersperses experimental methods and statistical analysis of biological data. Some experience with programming is recommended.
Prerequisites: Jr. standing or above, and Math 1151 or 1156, STAT2450 or 2480, and Biology 1113 or MolGen 5660, or Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHBIO 6210

Credits: 3

Design & Analysis of Studies in the Health Sciences I

Theory and application of basic statistical concepts for design of studies in health sciences, integrated with statistical software applications.
Prerequisites: Grad standing in PubHlth, or enrollment in MS Pharmacology program, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHBIO 6211

Credits: 3

Design & Analysis of Studies in the Health Sciences II

A second course in applied biostatistical methods with an emphasis on regression methods commonly used in the health sciences. The focus is on linear regression and ANOVA. Integrated with use of computer statistical packages.
Prerequisites: Grade of B‐ or above in 6210 (701), or permission of instructor. Not open to student with credit for 702.
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PUBHBIO 6250 (6212)

Credits: 3

Regression Methods for the Health Sciences

Multivariate regression methods on four problems – including logistic regression, count data regression, time‐to‐event analysis, and repeated measures data. Focused on model interpretation, hypothesis testing, confidence interval, confounding, interaction, and model selection. Illustrated with real data sets and analysis assignments.
Prerequisites: PUBHBIO 6211, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 703.
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PUBHBIO 6270

Credits: 2

Introduction to SAS for Public Health Students

Introduction to programming using SAS software to accomplish public health data management and analysis.
Prerequisites: Grad standing in PUBHLTH, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 604, STAT 5740, or 6740.
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PUBHBIO 6280

Credits: 3

Practical Biostatistics for Biomedical Laboratory Researchers

Introduction to statistical principles and methods appropriate for experimental laboratory data with applications in biomedical sciences. Intended for students in the IBGP
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the Integrated Biomedical Graduate Program (IBGP), or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 610 (701x) or 6211 (702x).
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PUBHBIO 7193

Credits: 1‐6

Individual Studies in Biostatistics

Independent study in Biostatistics.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
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PUBHBIO 7194

Credits: 1‐3

Group Studies in Biostatistics

Group studies in biostatistical methods. Format will include lectures, readings, presentations and discussions in an area of special interest to students and faculty.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
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PUBHBIO 7215

Credits: 2

Design and Analysis of Clinical Trials

Design, monitoring, and analysis of clinical trials; includes protocol development, randomization schemes, sample size methods, and ethical issues.
Prerequisites: Stat 5301, or PUBHBIO 6210, or equiv; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHBIO 7220

Credits: 3

Applied Logistic Regression

Theoretical and practical training in statistical modeling of a categorical response variable; conditional and unconditional models, assessment of model performance, determination of scale.
Prerequisites: Grade of B‐ or above in 6211 (702xx). Not open to students with credit for STAT 6510.
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PUBHBIO 7225

Credits: 3

Survey Sampling Methods

Sampling from finite populations, simple random, stratified, systematic and cluster sampling design, ratio and regression estimates, non‐sampling errors, models.
Prerequisites: PUBHBIO 6211 (703), or Stat 5301 (529) or equiv.
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PUBHBIO 7230

Credits: 3

Applied Longitudinal Data Analysis

Statistical models and methods for the analysis of data arising from longitudinal studies with repeated measurements on subjects over time.
Prerequisites: 6211, or Stat 6450, or Stat 6950
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PUBHBIO 7235

Credits: 3

Applied Survival Analysis

Introduction to time‐to‐event data analysis. Kaplan‐Meier estimation, log rank tests, proportional hazards regression analysis for censored or truncated data with extensions to time‐ dependent covariates and model building.
Prerequisites: 6211, STAT 6450, or 6950. Not open to students with credit for STAT 6605 (PUBHBIO 605).
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PUBHBIO 7240

Credits: 3

Applied Statistical Analysis with Missing Data

Models and methods for the dataset with missing values, including imputation, likelihood‐based, and Bayesian models.
Prerequisites: 6211, or Stat 6201, or 6302, or 6802, or 6302, or 6450, or 6950 or permission of instructor.
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PUBHBIO 7245

Credits: 2

Biostatistical Collaboration

Basic biomedical research methodologies; collaborate with biomedical researchers to design experiments and plan analyses; protocol preparation; professional skills development; statistical report preparation.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for STAT 7755 (PUBHBIO 709). Cross‐listed in Stat 7755 (Biostat 709).
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PUBHBIO 7250

Credits: 1‐6

Special Topics

Regular class on special topics in biostatistics. Format will include lectures, readings, presentations and discussions in an area of special interest to students and faculty.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
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PUBHBIO 7255

Credits: 3

Introduction to Causal Inference in Health Science Research

This is an introduction course to the commonly used statistical methods for causal inference. The course starts with potential outcome framework as the conceptual foundation for inferring causality.
Prerequisites: B‐ or higher in PUBHBIO 6211, or permission of instructor
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PUBHBIO 7899

Credits: 1‐3

Seminar in Biostatistics

Seminar on topics that are relevant to students enrolled in programs in the Division of Biostatistics.
Prerequisites: Grand standing in Public Health and permission of instructor.
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PUBHBIO 8230

Credits: 3

Advanced Longitudinal Data Analysis

Classical and modern statistical approaches for continuous and discrete longitudinal data. Random effects and growth curve models, measurement error, generalized estimating equations, estimation with missing data, multivariate longitudinal data.
Prerequisites: STAT 6802 (622) and 6950 (645). Not open to students with credit for STAT 7470 (726)
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PUBHBIO 8235

Credits: 3

Advanced Regression Modeling of Time‐to‐Event Data

Advanced topics in survival analysis. Proportional hazards models, parametric regression models, length‐bias and prevalent sampling, multivariate survival analysis, counting processes, recurrent events.
Prerequisites: STAT 6802 (622) and 6950. Not open to students with credit for 706 or STAT 7605. Cross‐ listed with STAT 7605.
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PUBHBIO 8450

Credits: 3

Stochastic Epidemic Models

Introduces the basic methods for analyzing large population epidemic data from the viewpoint of the stochastic processes theory. The course will cover the basic SIR (susceptible‐ infective‐removed) epidemic models both under the homogenous and restricted contact structures.
Prerequisites: STAT 6801, 6540 or 7540; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHBIO 8899

Credits: 1‐3

Doctoral Seminar in Public Health Biostatistics

Seminar for doctoral students in Biostatistics. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 9 completions. This course is graded S/U.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
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PUBHEHS 3193

Credits: 1‐6

Individual Studies in Environmental Health Sciences

Individual studies in Environmental Health Sciences focusing on applied topics.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor
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PUBHEHS 3310

Credits: 3

Current Issues in Global Environmental Health

Fundamental concepts and principles of environmental health are presented through a critical review and discussion of current issues in global environmental health.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHEHS 3320

Credits: 3

Fundamentals in Environmental Health Risk Assessment

The scientific process used by governmental agencies to evaluate public health threats due to environmental contamination. An orientation to the fundamental and applied components of risk assessment including: hazard identification, toxicology/dose‐response, exposure assessment, and risk characterization.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHEHS 3330

Credits: 3

Global Pandemics and Public Health

This course summarizes major global pandemics, including communicable (such as COVID-19) and noncommunicable (such as obesity) diseases that are current and from recent history, emphasizes public health threat detection and response, reviews related research articles from high impact journals, and provides a platform so that critical and major questions can be discussed and debated.
Prerequisites: None
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PUBHEHS 4325

Credits: 3

Climate Change and Human Health

Recognize current controversies about climate change, summarize the evidence about climate change on human health, and identify major human diseases associated with climate change. This course is PUBHEHS 5320 and converted to PUBHEHS 4325 (undergraduate section) as of Spring 2021.
Prerequisites: None
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PUBHEHS 4530

Credits: 2

Food Safety and Public Health

Principles and practice of food safety; transmission, inactivation and control of foodborne pathogens, hazards, toxins and allergens; risk assessment, sanitation, and pest control in foods.
Prerequisites: Cross listed in FDSCTE 4536
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PUBHEHS 5315

Credits: 3

Principles of Toxicology

Fundamentals of dose‐response, exposure, disposition and biotransformation of chemicals in mammalian systems; actions of toxicants in major organ systems. PDF icon SP20 Principles of Toxicology - Dr. Darryl Hood
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 732.
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PUBHEHS 5320

Credits: 3

Climate Change and Human Health

Recognize current controversies about climate change, summarize the evidence about climate change on human health, and identify major human diseases associated with climate change. PDF icon SP20 Climate Change and Human Health - Dr. Qinghua Sun
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PUBHEHS 5325

Credits: 3

Principles of Occupational Health Science

Principles and practice of occupational health, including, among other topics, a history of the discipline and in‐depth consideration of occupational hazards and risks, including types, sources, exposures and health impacts.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 830.
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PUBHEHS 5330

Credits: 3

Environmental Epigenetics

Epigenetics is an exciting and rapidly growing field of science, with increasing applications in molecular biology, epidemiology and environmental science. Epigenetics is the study of biological mechanisms that will influence exposed host gene expression without altering DNA sequences. Epigenetic patterns of individuals can change over time by different environmental influences that explain a link between nature and nurture. For example, how identical twins with the same genetically information show different susceptibilities to disease. One of the mechanisms is changes in DNA methylation. The course will provide a solid foundation in epigenetics and introduce the basic mechanisms of epigenetic control of gene expression, major laboratory methods, and research applications of in molecular biology, epidemiology, and the environmental sciences. PDF icon SP20 Environmental Epigenetics - Dr. Min-Ae Song
Prerequisites: Biology 1113 or 1114, or permission of instructor
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PUBHEHS 5335

Credits: 3

Ecology of Infectious Diseases

This course provides an introduction to the ecology of infectious diseases. We will investigate infectious disease transmission and control in single- and multi-host systems and for vector-borne diseases. PDF icon SP20 Ecology of Infectious Diseases - Dr. Laura Pomeroy
Prerequisites: One undergrad-level Biology course, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEHS 5340

Credits: 3

Air Contaminants and Public Health

Air is essential for human survival, and the degradation of its quality has significant impacts on human health and the environment.
Prerequisites: None
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PUBHEHS 5345

Credits: 3

Modeling Transmission and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans and Animals

Provides an introduction to applied infectious disease modeling. Students will learn how the susceptible, infected, removed (SIR) model can represent infectious disease transmission. This course is cross listed with VETPREV 8830.
Prerequisites: Biology 1101, 1113 or equivalent; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEHS 5395 / ENVENG 5195

Credits: 3

Engineering Design for Environmental health

Students in this course will learn how to incorporate health information into the engineering design process. This material complements risk assessment by focusing on the design of engineering systems. Course will discuss balancing financial, health, performance, and other considerations. Quantitative analysis will be conducted in soil, water, air, buildings, and occupational health scenarios.
Prerequisites: Math 1151,1161.01, or 1161.02, and Chem 1210 or 1250, and enrollment in the CivilEn, EnvEng, or PubHEHS major program; or grad standing; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEHS 6300

Credits: 1.5

Environmental Health Science Issues in Health Administration

In this course, we will consider environmental health sciences as a cornerstone to public health
Prerequisites: Enrollment in HSMP‐MHA, or permission of instructor
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PUBHEHS 6305

Credits: 3

Principles of Environmental Health for Professionals

Survey of environmental influences on human health and strategies for prevention.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the MPH program.
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PUBHEHS 6310

Credits: 3

Principles of Environmental Health Science

Survey of environmental influences on human health and strategies for prevention considering source emissions, environmental fate and transport, human exposure, dose, and biological effects.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 731.
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PUBHEHS 6315

Credits: 3

Advanced Environmental Health Science

Survey of environmental influences on human health and strategies for prevention considering source emissions, environmental fate and transport, human exposure, dose, and biological effects.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the EHS program and Grad standing.
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PUBHEHS 6320

Credits: 3

Global Health and Environmental Microbiology

Fundamentals and emerging issues of health significant microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, protozoa) from water, air, soil and food, and their sources, transmission routes, treatments, detection methods and study tools.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 730. Cross listed in FdScTe
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PUBHEHS 6325

Credits: 3

Climate Change and Human Health

Global climate change may have considerable direct and indirect impacts on human health. This course will be based on scientific facts, focusing on both natural phenomena and anthropogenic activities, with emphasis on associations between disease initiation and progression in humans. This course is converted from PUBHEHS 5320 (graduate section) as of Spring 2021.
Prerequisites: None
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PUBHEHS 6390

Credits: 3

Major Human Diseases in Global Public Health

Public health is focused on preventing illnesses and injuries or intervening to decrease the impact to populations of people. Emphasize on basic physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical evaluation of major human diseases that have significant global public health impact epidemiologically, politically, and economically with a focus on disease causes and prevention. Formerly PUBHEHS 7390 PDF icon SP20 Major Human Diseases in Global Public Health - Dr. Qinghua Sun
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHEHS 7193

Credits: 1‐6

Individual Studies in Environmental Health Sciences

Individual studies in Environmental Health Sciences focusing on applied topics.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHEHS 7194

Credits: 1‐3

Group Studies in Environmental Health Sciences

Group studies in Environmental Health Sciences.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHEHS 7330

Credits: 3

Principles of Exposure Assessment

Introduction to concepts of routes of exposure, intake, uptake, dose, exposure modeling and data collection. Focus is on exposure assessment in environmental and occupational epidemiology.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 832.
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PUBHEHS 7340

Credits: 3

Environmental Law and Policy for Public Health

Basic concepts of environmental law and policy relevant to public health practice.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 736.
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PUBHEHS 7350

Credits: 1‐3

Special Topics in Environmental Health Sciences

Opportunity for students to pursue a particular environmental health interest that is not available through existing topical offerings.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHEHS 7360

Credits: 3

Water Contamination: Sources and Health Impact

Topics focus on understanding the sources, the transport mechanisms and the fate of microbial and chemical contaminants in water, human exposure risks, tracking methods, linking to other environmental matrices and the public health impacts.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 729.
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PUBHEHS 7365

Credits: 3

Environmental and Human Health Risk Assessment

Students will learn about the development of the formal risk assessment process, its role in environmental and public health regulation in the United States and the four fundamental steps in a risk assessment. Students will learn about the interface between the risk assessment and risk management process. PDF icon SP20 Human and Environmental Health Risk assessment - Dr. Olorunfemi Adetona
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 831.
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PUBHEHS 7375

Credits: 3

Quantitative Microbial Risk Analysis Modeling

This course will outline the fundamental sciences and their application in microbial risk modeling. PDF icon SP20 QMRA - Dr. Mark Weir
Prerequisites: Graduate level statistics or permission of instructor
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PUBHEHS 7380

Credits: 3

Exposure Science Monitoring Techniques

Environmental health science is a multidiscipline profession focusing mainly on public (human) health issues related to food/water/beverage sanitation, and water, air and land contamination and pollution. Emphasis on the principles and practices of human exposure monitoring of contaminants in air, water, soil, and food including field sampling, analytical instrumentation, and methods.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHEHS 7899

Credits: 1‐3

Seminar in Environmental Health Sciences

Seminar on topics that are relevant to students enrolled in programs in the division of environmental health sciences.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHEHS 8340

Credits: 3

Molecular Techniques for Environmental Health Sciences

Practical introduction to molecular techniques, as applied to research in environmental health sciences. PDF icon SP20 Human and Environmental Health Risk assessment - Dr. Chris Weghorst and Dr. Thomas Knobloch
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 835.
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PUBHEHS 8899

Credits: 1‐3

Doctoral Seminar in Environmental Health Sciences

Doctoral level seminar on topics that are relevant to students enrolled in the PhD program in health environmental health sciences.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHEPI 2410

Credits: 3

Introduction to Epidemiology

Introduction to the study of public health; history, methods, applications, and issues in epidemiology.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHEPI 3193

Credits: 1‐6

Individual Studies in Epidemiology

Individual studies in Epidemiology focusing on applied topics.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 3410H

Credits: 3

Honors Case Studies in Public Health

This is an advanced undergraduate course in epidemiology that is designed for Honors students in Public Health or a related field. Students will learn about how epidemiology is used in the field of Public Health through a case study approach.
Prerequisites: Honors standing, and 2410.
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PUBHEPI 4410

Credits: 3

Social Epidemiology

This is an advanced undergraduate course in epidemiology that focuses on how social factors, including (but not limited to) education, neighborhood context, economic instability, and structural and institutional racism are related to various population health outcomes. Students will learn theories that inform how social determinants of health are measured, and how epidemiologists use these measures to identify determinants of disease and ill health among populations, especially historically marginalized and underserved groups.
Prerequisites: 2410
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PUBHEPI 4432

Credits: 3

Injury: A Public Health Problem

This introductory course in injury prevention & control is designed primarily for upper‐division undergraduates. Students will be exposed to/learn to develop skills such as summarizing research findings, translating & communicating these findings to an identified audience, & utilizing policy & advocacy for initiating public health change as it relates to injury prevention and control.
Prerequisites: 2410, and PubHHBP 3510; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 4437

Credits: 3

Cancer Epidemiology

This is an introductory course in cancer epidemiology designed specifically for undergraduate students.
Prerequisites: PUBHEPI 2410
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PUBHEPI 5411

Credits: 3

Outbreak Investigations

Principles and practice of field epidemiology, including outbreak investigation and disease surveillance.
Prerequisites: 2410, or Grad Standing, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 5412

Credits: 3

Infectious Diseases in the Developing World

Introduction to the study of infectious diseases in the developing world. Recommended: 2410.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 718.
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PUBHEPI 5421

Credits: 3

Mathematics of Infectious Disease Dynamics

Provides an introduction to mathematical modeling of infectious diseases, including techniques for building and analyzing disease models, and discussions of calibration and comparison of models with data. This course is intended for graduate students in public health or other related disciplines and for upper level undergraduate and graduate mathematics students.
Prerequisites: Math 1152, 1172, or 153; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 5438

Credits: 3

Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology

Introduction to the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease; risk factors, specific diseases, diagnostic procedures; review of classic and current studies.
Prerequisites: 2410, 6410, or 6430; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 817.
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PUBHEPI 6410

Credits: 3

Principles of Epidemiology

Introduction to the nature and scope of epidemiology; survey of basic epidemiological methods and their application to selected acute and chronic health problems. For non‐majors.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 6430.
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PUBHEPI 6411

Credits: 3

Biological Basis of Public Health

Molecular and epidemiologic evidence of biological mechanisms in major diseases of concern for public health.
Prerequisites: Grad standing in Public Health, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 704.
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PUBHEPI 6412

Credits: 2

Basic Principles in Clinical and Translational Science

Identification of clinical and translational research issues, assessment of the literature, ethically responsible research, cross‐disciplinary training and mentoring.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in MPH‐CTS program, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 6413

Credits: 2

Conducting and Communicating Research in Clinical and Translational Science

Design and writing of protocol, study methods and implementation, community engagement, informatics, translational teamwork. Scientific communication skills and dissemination of clinical and translational science.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in MPH‐CTS program, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 6414

Credits: 1

Scientific Writing for Biomedical and Clinical Scientists

Writing for the peer‐reviewed literature in clinical and translational science.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in MPH‐CTS program, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 6415

Credits: 3

Nutrition in Public Health

Relationships between dietary intake and diseases affecting the public health.
Prerequisites: 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 6430

Credits: 4

Epidemiology I

Introduction to the nature and scope of epidemiology; survey of basic epidemiological methods and their application to selected acute and chronic health problems. Lecture and laboratory sessions.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in MPH‐Epidemiology, or any Public Health MS or PhD program, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 6431

Credits: 3

Design & Implementation of Health Surveys

Introduction to health survey methods, with public health applications.
Prerequisites: 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 705.
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PUBHEPI 6432

Credits: 2

Injury Epidemiology

Introduction to injury epidemiology; historical context, trends, research methods and issues; survey of areas of injury epidemiology and prevention.
Prerequisites: 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 714.
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PUBHEPI 6434

Credits: 1

Tuberculosis: A Public Health Issue

Epidemiology of tuberculosis in the United States and internationally.
Prerequisites: 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 717.
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PUBHEPI 6435

Credits: 3

Chronic Disease Epidemiology

Survey of the epidemiology of chronic diseases, including cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes mellitus, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Prerequisites: 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 814.
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PUBHEPI 6436

Credits: 3

Infectious Disease Epidemiology

Introduction to the epidemiology of infectious diseases, with focus on basic methods for investigation, control, and prevention of communicable disease.
Prerequisites: 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 815.
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PUBHEPI 6437

Credits: 3

Cancer Epidemiology

Epidemiology of cancer, including etiology, risk factors, neoplastic processes, screening, control; application of statistical methods; molecular genetic basis of carcinogenesis.
Prerequisites: 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 816.
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PUBHEPI 6440

Credits: 3

Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology

Epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health and methodologic challenges unique to this area.
Prerequisites: 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 820.
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PUBHEPI 6441

Credits: 3

Women's Health Issues

Overview of issues related to women's health from epidemiological and behavioral perspectives.
Prerequisites: 6410 or 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 818.
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PUBHEPI 7193

Credits: 1‐6

Individual Studies in Epidemiology

Individual Studies in Epidemiology.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 7194

Credits: 1‐3

Group Studies in Epidemiology

Group Studies in Epidemiology.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 7410

Credits: 4

Epidemiology II

Design of epidemiologic studies including cross‐sectional studies, case‐control studies, cohort studies, clinical trials, and group‐randomized trials.
Prerequisites: 6430, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 711.
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PUBHEPI 7411

Credits: 3

Epidemiology in Environmental Health

Principles and application of epidemiologic methods in the investigation and control of health problems stemming from environmental hazards
Prerequisites: 6430, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 7412

Credits: 3

Principles and Procedures for Human Clinical Trials

Principles and procedures for clinical professionals in the design, conduct and analysis of human clinical trials.
Prerequisites: 7410 and PUBHBIO 6211, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 715.
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PUBHEPI 7430

Credits: 4

Epidemiology III

Analysis and interpretation of data from case‐control and cohort studies and from clinical trials.
Prerequisites: 7410 and 6211, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 712.
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PUBHEPI 7431

Credits: 3

Epidemiologic Methods

Critique and justification for methods of designing, analyzing and interpreting epidemiological data; social, historical and philosophical foundations of epidemiologic methods.
Prerequisites: PUBHEPI 7410 and PUBHBIO 6211, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 7450

Credits: 1‐6

Topics of Epidemiology

Regular class on topics that are relevant to students enrolled in programs in the Division of Epidemiology.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, Grad standing, and permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 7830

Credits: 3

Phytochemicals in Human Health: Crops to the Clinic

Covers the function and control of phytochemicals in plants, the function of phytochemicals in human health, delivery of phytochemicals through foods in the diet, strategies when designing studies examining foods for health, and policy and sustainability considerations.
Prerequisites: Biochem 4511 (511) or 5613 (613), or equiv; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for FdScTe 7810.
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PUBHEPI 7899

Credits: 1‐3

Seminar in Epidemiology

Seminar on topics that are relevant to students enrolled in programs in the Division of Epidemiology.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, Grad standing, and permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 850.
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PUBHEPI 7998

Credits: 1

Culminating Project Seminar

The goal of this course is to facilitate students through the process of developing their culminating project. By the end of the semester, it is expected that students will have submitted their culminating project proposals and literature reviews, culminating project approval form, and their application to the IRB and other review boards as needed.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in MPH program in Epidemiology.
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PUBHEPI 8411

Credits: 3

Epidemiology of Obesity

Prevalence, trends, risk factors, measurement, outcomes and issues related to obesity; critical reading and discussion of research on epidemiology of obesity.
Prerequisites: 7410 and PUBHBIO 6211, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 819.
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PUBHEPI 8413

Credits: 3

Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases

Provides students with the knowledge and skills to study disease outbreaks in humans and animals using molecular biology techniques. Recommended basic knowledge of infectious diseases and molecular biology.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for VetPrev 700 or 724.
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PUBHEPI 8430

Credits: 4

Epidemiology IV

Students will gain hands‐on experience working with data from existing epidemiological studies. Through structured projects, students learn to develop appropriate research questions, and analyze, interpret, and present their results.
Prerequisites: PUBHEPI 7430 and PUBHBIO 6211, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 8899.01

Credits: 1

Professional Skills for Public Health Doctoral Students

This course is designed for first year PhD students in the Division of Epidemiology. The purpose of this course is to facilitate your professional development. The course focuses on goal setting, mentorship, scientific writing, and oral presentations.
Prerequisites: None
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PUBHEPI 8899.02

Credits: 2

Doctoral Seminar in Epidemiology: Teaching Methods

Seminar for doctoral students in epidemiology with a focus on teaching methods.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in PhD program.
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PUBHEPI 8899.03

Credits: 1

Epidemiology - History, Social Context, and Ethics

This course is designed for first year PhD students in the Division of Epidemiology. The purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the history of epidemiology, including its development to its current form. The course will provide examples of the importance of social constructs and social context to epidemiology. Key transition points in the history of public health and epidemiology will be highlighted.
Prerequisites: None
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PUBHEPI 8899.04

Credits: 1

Research Questions and Study Design in Epidemiology

This course is designed for second year PhD students in the Division of Epidemiology, more advanced students are also encourage to attend. The purpose of this course is to assist students in identifying research questions and considering appropriate study designs for the research question. The course will use readings, both historical and current, to emphasize key points about study design. Sources of bias will also be discussed. Students will apply these concepts to studies in their own substantive areas.
Prerequisites: PhD Epi students only or permission of instructor.
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PUBHEPI 8899.05

Credits: 1

Applications of Advanced Methods in Epidemiology

This course is designed for second year PhD students in the Division of Epidemiology; more advanced students are also encouraged to attend. The purpose of this course is to examine contemporary methods in epidemiology and understand their appropriate applications. The course will use readings, both historical and current, to introduce methods and their application. Selected papers will include methods descriptions and applications of the selected methods. Sources of bias will also be discussed. Selected topics are expected to vary from one year to the next. Students will consider how the methods could be used in their own substantive areas.
Prerequisites: None.
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PUBHHBP 3193

Credits: 1‐6

Individual Studies in Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Individual studies in Health Behavior and Health Promotion focusing on applied topics.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
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PUBHHBP 3510

Credits: 3

Role of Behavior in Public Health

Introduction to concepts of health behavior and its role in public health; social determinants of health; applications to selected community health problems and issues.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHBP 5520

Credits: 2

Public Health in Action

Directed service learning group project in partnership with a public health agency.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 860.
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PUBHHBP 6510

Credits: 3

Preventing Disease and Promoting Health through Behavioral Science

Examination of behavioral and social science concepts as the basis for public health practice; topics include transferring knowledge, motivating and aiding behavior change efforts, and working with the community.
Prerequisites: Grad standing, and enrollment in Public Health program. Not open to students with credit for 720.
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PUBHHBP 6515

Credits: 3

Advanced Preventing Disease and Promoting Health through Behavioral Science

This course will address the philosophical underpinnings, health behavior theories, and strategies for effective behavioral and social change efforts in public health
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the College of Public Health graduate program with a specialization in Health Behavior and Health Promotion.
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PUBHHBP 6535

Credits: 3

Community Engagement and Collaborative Community Problem Solving

This class provides the opportunity to review a number of concepts critical to collaborative community problem‐solving. A broad range of literature will be reviewed and students will have the opportunity to experience several simulated processes unique to the collaborative problem‐solving process.
Prerequisites: 6510 or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHBP 7193

Credits: 1‐6

Individual Studies in Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Individually designed study of selected topics in health behavior and health promotion.
Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.
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PUBHHBP 7520

Credits: 2

Community Health Assessment

Models of community health assessment; skills in identifying, analyzing and integrating information concerning community resources and needs.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHBP 7522

Credits: 3

Program Planning and Implementation

Planning and implementation of programs to address public health issues in defined populations; development of a health promotion program for a specific community partner.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, or Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 827.
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PUBHHBP 7528

Credits: 2

Foundations of Professional Practice in Health Promotion

Professional practice settings and expectations for health promotion; application of health promotion theories and perspectives to community problems.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor
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PUBHHBP 7532

Credits: 3

Program Evaluation in Public Health

Examination of evaluation models for public health programs; exploration of philosophical and scientific issues in evaluation; and skill building in both qualitative and quantitative evaluation methods.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHBP 7534

Credits: 3

Research Methods in Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Social science research methods emphasizing methods used to assess the dimensions of health‐relevant behaviors and community‐based prevention research.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHBP 7542

Credits: 3

Settings and Special Populations in Health Promotion

Critical characteristics of principal settings in which health promotion interventions occur and populations to which they apply such as youth, elderly, racial and ethnic minorities.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 822
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PUBHHBP 7544

Credits: 3

Fundamental Determinants of Population Health and Implications for Public Health

Presents the ideas that population health is determined by factors outside of health care and individual behavior occurs within a social context.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 830.
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PUBHHBP 7550

Credits: 1‐6

Special Topics in Health Behavior and Health Promotion

Regular class on topics that are relevant to students enrolled in programs in the Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion.
Prerequisites: Grad standing.
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PUBHHBP 7552

Credits: 2

Substance Abuse Prevention

History of substance abuse prevention efforts; theoretical foundations and elements of successful programs.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 826.
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PUBHHBP 7554

Credits: 2

Cancer Behavioral Science

Overview of behavioral issues associated with cancer at the individual and community levels.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 828.
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PUBHHBP 7558

Credits: 2

Policy as a Prevention Strategy

This course will prepare graduate students on the key elements of how policy can be used as an intervention to promote primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHBP 7562

Credits: 2

Theoretical Approaches to Health Behavior Change in Public Health Applications

Major theories drawn from social and behavioral science literature, pertinent to understanding and addressing problems in health behavior.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health, and Grad standing; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHBP 7564

Credits: 2

A Public Health Approach to Adolescent Health

Focuses on the health of adolescents in the United States. Emphasis is on
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHBP 7570

Credits: 2

Obesity, A Multidisciplinary Approach

This course examines the context, causes, and consequences of obesity in the United States today. We will begin with an examination of trends in obesity and a description of the scope of the program. Next, the course will examine physiological, psychological, sociological, and economic factors that contribute to the obesity problem.
Prerequisites: Cross listed in HDFS
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PUBHHBP 7899.01

Credits: 1

Seminar: Culminating Project I

The purpose of the culminating project is to provide students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize knowledge and experience obtained during their academic course of study. Most culminating projects focus on: (A) Community assessment; (B) Program planning and implementation; (C) Program evaluation or (D) Other projects as approved by your advisor.
Prerequisites: Open only to MPH Health Behavior Health Promotion students preparing for their culminating project.
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PUBHHBP 7899.02

Credits: 1

Seminar: Culminating Project II

The purpose of the culminating project is to provide students with the opportunity to integrate and synthesize knowledge and experience obtained during their academic course of study. Most culminating projects focus on: (A) Community assessment; (B) Program planning and implementation; (C) Program evaluation or (D) Other projects as approved by your advisor.
Prerequisites: Open only to MPH Health Behavior Health Promotion students preparing for their culminating project.
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PUBHHBP 8562

Credits: 2

Advanced Theory of Health Behavior Change in Public Health Applications

In‐depth examination of theories pertinent to health behavior including history and critique of theoretical approaches.
Prerequisites: Prereq or concur: 7562.
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PUBHHBP 8899.01

Credits: 1

First Year Doctoral Seminar in HBHP

Seminar concerning academic and professional development topics for Ph.D. students, with a focus on selecting research topics, reviewing research, course development, and other topics.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Health Behavior and Health Promotion Ph.D. Program.
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PUBHHBP 8899.02

Credits: 1

Second Year Doctoral Seminar in HBHP

A seminar for Ph.D. students in Health Behavior and Health Promotion emphasizing the selection and development of research projects including proposing preparation and funding sources.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in PUBHHBP Ph.D. Program.
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PUBHHMP 3193

Credits: 1‐6

Individual Studies in Health Services Management and Policy focusing on applied topics

Individual studies in Health Services Management and Policy focusing on applied topics.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
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PUBHHMP 3610 (4650)

Credits: 3

United States & International Health Care

Introduction to the history, organization and politics of the global health care system, critical review of selected issues using different analytic frameworks.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHMP 3650

Credits: 3

Health Economics for Health and Policy Students

This course is designed to provide an intuitive understanding of health economics and policy for non‐economists. It will cover the basics and health markets and apply those concepts to policy applications. Economics 2001.01 recommended but not required
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHMP 6609

Credits: 3

Health Care Organization for Experienced Professionals

Analysis of arrangements for the organization, financing and delivery of health care services.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHMP 6610

Credits: 3

Introduction to Health Care Organization

Analysis of arrangements for the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services.
Prerequisites:
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PUBHHMP 6611

Credits: 3

Health and Health Care Services in the U.S.

This course provides an overview of the U.S. health care system. Topics covered include health and health care disparities, social determinants of health, health care access and utilization, financing of care through public and private health insurance, provider reimbursement, assessment of quality, quality improvement, and new forms of health care delivery and payment.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in PUBHHMP major
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PUBHHMP 6615

Credits: 3

Public Health Leadership and Organizational Behavior

This course introduces students to major theories and concepts of organizational behavior and leadership and applies these to challenges facing public health organizations
Prerequisites: Grad standing or permission of instructor
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PUBHHMP 6620

Credits: 3

Critical Appraisal of Population Health Evidence

This course will provide practical experience in examining multiple sources of evidence on population health management and public health interventions and will introduce students to the tools used to perform systematic reviews
Prerequisites: Grad standing or permission of instructor
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PUBHHMP 6625

Credits: 3

Leveraging Healthcare Data for Practice and Policy Change

This course will prepare students to develop questions for and utilize results from healthcare database research. Strengths and limitations of healthcare databases commonly used for research will be considered, and special attention will be devoted to nationally representative databases and local electronic medical record data
Prerequisites: A grade of C‐ or higher in PUBHEPI 6410 and PUBHBIO 6210, or permission of instructor
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PUBHHMP 6630

Credits: 3

Project Management for Health Care and Public Health

This course introduces students to the role of project management in executing successful projects. The course focuses on concepts and tools of basic project management, with a special emphasis on managing projects in health care and public health settings. Students will learn fundamental techniques for project planning, scheduling & monitoring through case studies, class exercises, and assignments
Prerequisites: Grad standing or permission of instructor
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PUBHHMP 7193

Credits: 1‐6

Individual Studies in Health Services Management and Policy

Study of individually designed topics not otherwise available in the curriculum.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHMP 7194

Credits: 1‐3

Group Studies in Health Services Management and Policy

Group studies of special topics within health services management and policy.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHMP 7601

Credits: 3

Economic Analysis of Health Services

This course will cover applications of microeconomic analysis to the health services industry, with emphasis on the market structure and managerial decisions.
Prerequisites: Prereq or concur 6611, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHMP 7602

Credits: 3

Health Insurance and Payment Policy

This course examines the health insurance mechanisms used to pay for healthcare in the United States. The course will examine the U.S. system’s origins, the incentives and policy
Prerequisites: Grad standing in PUBHHMP, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 802.
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PUBHHMP 7603

Credits: 3

Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs

Intended to give students an overview of the theory and applications of cost‐benefit analysis, cost‐effectiveness analysis, cost‐utility analysis and related forms of economic evaluation of interventions in the health care sector.
Prerequisites: Grad standing or permission of instructor
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PUBHHMP 7604

Credits: 3

Economics of Health Care II

Microeconomic principles of supply with applications to the provision of health care services; market place for nurses and physicians; assessment of the competitive model
Prerequisites: 7602, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHMP 7605

Credits: 3

Introduction to Health Policy

Introduction to public policy concepts and processes as they apply to the organization, financing, and delivery of health services.
Prerequisites: 6611, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHMP 7606

Credits: 3

Applied Health Policy

Introduction to public policy concepts and processes as they apply to the organization, financing, and delivery of health services.
Prerequisites: 6609, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHMP 7607

Credits: 3

Financial Management of Public Health Programs

Principles of accounting and finance applied to the management of public health agencies and programs.
Prerequisites: An introductory accounting course, and enrollment in MPH Program; or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 823.
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PUBHHMP 7608

Credits: 3

The Role of Science in Health Policy‐Making

This course will explore the role that science, including social science, plays in public health & health services policy‐making. It will consider the conditions under which scientific research findings do & do not influence policy‐making with reference to the nature of scientific inquiry & of public policy; the intellectual, institutional, and practical similarities & differences between them.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHMP 7610

Credits: 3

Public Health Law

The course will focus on the use of legal tools to improve the public's health. The course will survey the legal framework in which the government may regulate for the public's health, addressing issues including the origins and scope of public health authority, constitutional limits on public health powers, emergency legal preparedness, and public health tort litigation.
Prerequisites: Cross listed in Law 8810
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PUBHHMP 7611

Credits: 3

Health Care Law for Managers

Overview of the U.S. legal system as it applies to the U.S. health care field.
Prerequisites: Grad standing in PUBHHMP, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 811.
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PUBHHMP 7612

Credits: 3

FDA Law and Policy

This course explores legal, policy and public health issues related to products
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHMP 7613

Credits: 2

Tobacco Regulation & Policy

This course examines the regulation of tobacco, with a focus on the role of the US FDA. This course highlights the history, significant provisions, and effects of the 2009 Tobacco Control Act, as well as the vital role that public health researchers and professionals play in influencing how the FDA implements the Act.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHMP 7615

Credits: 3

Health Services Organizational Management

This course is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in health services management, focusing on human resources management and organizational behavior.
Prerequisites: Grad standing in HSMP (MPH‐HSMP, MHA, or PhD) or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 815.
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PUBHHMP 7617

Credits: 3

Health Services Leadership and Organizational Change

Overview of leadership and organizational change theories, as well as the application of those theories to case studies in health sector organizations.
Prerequisites: 7615 and Grad standing in the HSMP‐MHA program, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 817.
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PUBHHMP 7620

Credits: 3

Health Services Finance I

Principles of finance and accounting applied to health service organizations.
Prerequisites: An introductory course in financial accounting, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 820.
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PUBHHMP 7621

Credits: 3

Health Services Finance II

Continuation of 7620 emphasizing financial analysis, financial planning, and capital project analysis.
Prerequisites: 7620, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 821.
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PUBHHMP 7622

Credits: 3

Health Services Financial Decision‐Making

Principles of financial decision‐making in health service organizations, with emphasis on applications of decision support systems.
Prerequisites: 7621, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 822.
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PUBHHMP 7624

Credits: 3

Health Economics for Experienced Professionals

Designed for public health professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of the economic principles that drive the health care system. The course will introduce you to the use of economic analysis and economic evaluation for healthcare decision making.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 824.
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PUBHHMP 7631

Credits: 3

Strategic Management and Program Development

Techniques and methods for strategic management and project planning in health care organizations and settings.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in MHA program, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 831.
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PUBHHMP 7632

Credits: 3

Strategic Change for Public Health and Population Health Management

This course will provide students a foundation in the theories, concepts & methods of strategic planning and the management of organizational change as applied to public health & population health management endeavors.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHMP 7640

Credits: 3

Mental Health & Disability Policy

Investigation of public policy in the area of mental health and disability and the politics that are the origin and result of these policies.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 840.
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PUBHHMP 7650

Credits: 1‐3

Advanced Topics in Health Services Management and Policy

Seminar on issues and methods of inquiry in health services management and policy.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in PhD program in Public Health, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 900.
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PUBHHMP 7671

Credits: 3

Comparative Health Care Systems

Examination of the process of health policy formulation and implementation from an international prospective.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 870.01.
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PUBHHMP 7672

Credits: 1.5

Clinical Rotations

Individual assignments within health care organizations to observe operations.
Prerequisites: Grad standing in PUBHHMP, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 870.02
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PUBHHMP 7673

Credits: 1.5

Understanding Health Care Organization Data

Application of data from various sources to inform decision making in health services settings and in health policy
Prerequisites: PUBHBIO 6210, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHMP 7674

Credits: 1.5

Ethical Cases in Health Care

Examination of ethical frameworks and their application to health services organizations and health policy.
Prerequisites: Grad standing in PUBHHMP, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 870.04.
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PUBHHMP 7675

Credits: 1.5

Human Resources Management in Health Care

Overview of human resources and its strategic importance to health care organizations.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 870.05.
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PUBHHMP 7676

Credits: 1.5

Health Care Marketing

Overview of topics in marketing and communications and how they apply to health care delivery.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 870.06.
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PUBHHMP 7678

Credits: 3

Approaches to Health Services Research

Overview of the field of health services research and the role of health services research in improving health care delivery.
Prerequisites: PUBHBIO 6210 and PUBHEPI 6410, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 871.
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PUBHHMP 7679

Credits: 1.5

Quality & Patient Safety

Examination of quality management and quality measurement in health care with emphasis on patient safety.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHMP 7680

Credits: 3

Operations Management for Health Service Organizations

Concepts and techniques for managing operation in health service organizations; emphasis on management perspective and decision‐making.
Prerequisites: Grad standing in PUBHHMP, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 880.
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PUBHHMP 7681

Credits: 3

Advanced Health Services Operations Management

Selected topics in health services operations management, such as operations strategy, quality management, process design, materials management, and facility location.
Prerequisites: 7680, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 881.
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PUBHHMP 7682

Credits: 1.5

Information Systems for Health Services Organizations

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of issues in the management of information and information technology in health care organizations, the role of information technologies in improving organizational performance, and the application of information technologies in health service organizations.
Prerequisites: 7680, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 882.
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PUBHHMP 7683

Credits: 3

Operations Management and System Design

This course is designed to introduce students to fundamental theories, principles and practices for designing and managing operations. The course is structured to emphasize the unique aspects of process and system design in the health care organizations and in the community health system, including processes that cross organizational boundaries and include diverse stakeholders.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHHMP 7684

Credits: 3

Health Services Strategy and Marketing

Students will learn principles, discipline, & analytic tools that comprise successful strategic management in healthcare organizations, including: strategic assessment, strategy development, implementation planning, & marketing. Emphasis will be placed on exploring strategic issues related to transitioning from volume to value‐based models of care, impacts of ACA & population & community health.
Prerequisites: Grad standing in Public Health ‐ Health Services Management and Policy Master of Health Administration program, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 7631.
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PUBHHMP 7685

Credits: 3

Healthcare Management Consulting Practice

To develop management consulting practice skills involving strategic thinking, planning, analysis, and implementation phases of consulting engagements.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in HSMP‐MHA program, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHMP 7686

Credits: 3

Qualitative Methods for Health Research

This course introduces students to the methods and uses of qualitative research applicable to both public health and to the full range of health sciences.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in an Ohio State graduate degree program AND at least one graduate research methods course (such as PUBHEPI 6431, PUBHEPI 7431, or PUBHHBP 7534) or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHMP 7699

Credits: 1‐3

Seminar in Health Services Management and Policy

Small group seminar with focus on integrative projects in health services management and policy.
Prerequisites: Grad standing in PUBHHMP, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHMP 8671

Credits: 2

Health Care Outcomes Measurement

Evaluation of specific techniques for measuring outcomes in clinical and health services research studies.
Prerequisites: Grad standing in PUBHHMP, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHMP 8672

Credits: 4

Advanced Topics in Health Policy

Designed for doctoral and advanced masters students in the College of Public Health and other OSU colleges. It will provide students with a solid background of high‐level policy scholarship on topics fundamental to the health care system.
Prerequisites: 7605 or 7640; or permission of instructor.
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PUBHHMP 8899

Credits: 1‐2

Doctoral Seminar in Health Services Management & Policy

Doctoral level seminar on topics that are relevant to students enrolled in the PhD program in health services management and policy.
Prerequisites: Grad Standing in Public Health, or permission of the instructor.
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PUBHLTH 1100

Credits: 1

Survey of Public Health

An introduction to the University community; strategies for successful transition to and participation in that community; information about University resources and procedures; and (4) information about the College of Public Health and its programs.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHLTH 2010

Credits: 3

Introduction to Global Public Health

Public health concepts examining the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, and results of public health practices domestically and internationally. Presents the pressing global public health concerns of the 21st century.
Prerequisites: Not open to students with credit for 400. GE soc sci indivs and groups and diversity global studies course.
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PUBHLTH 2010H

Credits: 3

Honors Introduction to Global Public Health

Introduction to Global Public Health presents global public health concepts and practice, examining the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities, and results of public health practice at the global, national, state, and community levels.
Prerequisites: Honors standing or permission of instructor
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PUBHLTH 3180

Credits: 1

Undergraduate Capstone Preparation

The purpose of the class is to prepare undergraduate students in Public Health for their Capstone Experience. Students will learn the critical elements of Public Health Practice and Research as well as professional development skills to prepare them for the workplace and equip them with the tools needed to apply for graduate school.
Prerequisites: BSPH major students who are four terms or less away from graduation are eligible to enroll. BSPH Honors students are eligible to enroll as early as spring semester of their second year.
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PUBHLTH 3180E

Credits: 1

Undergraduate Capstone Preparation

Prepares undergraduate students in Public Health for their Capstone Experience. Students will learn the critical elements of Public Health Practice and Research as well as professional development skills to prepare them for the workplace and equip them with the tools needed to apply for graduate school.
Prerequisites: Jr. standing in BSPH, or Soph standing for students who intend to complete an Honors Research Thesis.
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PUBHLTH 3189.03

Credits: 3

Field Experience in Global Public Health: Japan

Global public health concepts and associated metrics; role of cultural, social, economic, and environmental factors on public health in Japan; instructions in a classroom setting on a Japanese campus and through field trips.
Prerequisites: English 1110 (110), good academic standing, and completion of minimum 4 semesters (2 academic years) of undergraduate education.
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PUBHLTH 3189.03E

Credits: 3

Field Experience in Global Public Health: Japan

Global public health concepts and associated metrics; role of cultural, social, economic, and environmental factors on public health in Japan; instructions in a classroom setting on a Japanese campus and through field trips.
Prerequisites: English 1110 (110), good academic standing, and completion of minimum 4 semesters (2 academic years) of undergraduate education.
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PUBHLTH 3189.04

Credits: 3

Field Experience in Global Public Health: Finland and Estonia

Global public health concepts and associated metrics; role of cultural, social, economic, and environmental factors on public health in Finland and Estonia; instructions in a classroom setting and through field trips.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHLTH 3189.04E

Credits: 4

Field Experience in Global Public Health: Finland and Estonia

Global public health concepts and associated metrics; role of cultural, social, economic, and environmental factors on public health in Finland and Estonia; instructions in a classroom setting and through field trips.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHLTH 3191

Credits: 2

Undergraduate Internship in Public Health

Placement of BSPH students in a public health agency or related site for supervised practice experience.
Prerequisites: Jr. or Sr. standing, enrollment in BS Public Health major, and permission of advisor.
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PUBHLTH 3191E

Credits: 2

Undergraduate Internship in Public Health

Placement of BSPH students in a public health agency or related site for supervised practice experience.
Prerequisites: Jr. or Sr. standing, enrollment in BS Public Health major, and permission of advisor.
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PUBHLTH 3194

Credits: 1‐6

Group Studies in Public Health

Group studies in selected areas of Public Health.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
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PUBHLTH 3550

Credits: 1‐6

Special Topics in Public Health

Regular class on topics that are relevant to students enrolled in
Prerequisites: Enrollment as a Public Health major or pre‐major, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHLTH 3998

Credits: 2

Undergraduate Public Health Research Seminar

This course provides an introduction to undergraduate research. This seminar is designed for undergraduate BSPH majors or pre-majors that are considering getting involved with research.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in the BSPH major or enrollment in Pre-Public Health major, or permission of instructor.
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PUBHLTH 3999

Credits: 2

Undergraduate Capstone Research in Public Health

The goal of the Undergraduate Public Health Research Experience Capstone is to provide Public Health students with opportunities to apply public health principles outside of a typical classroom setting and build on public health coursework. This course allows students the opportunity to integrate classroom experiences and principles in an applied research setting.
Prerequisites: PUBHLTH 3180.
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PUBHLTH 4998

Credits: 1‐6

Undergraduate Research in Public Health

Undergraduate research under the guidance of a faculty mentor in a basic or applied area of public health.
Prerequisites: Jr. or Sr standing, and enrollment in BSPH major, and permission of advisor. Students who are not junior or senior standing may be eligible with faculty mentor approval.
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PUBHLTH 4999

Credits: 1-3

Undergraduate Research Thesis

Conducting a research project and writing a thesis is a Capstone Option for undergraduate BSPH students. It allows the student a significant opportunity to apply skills learned in the classroom to an applied research project. This is done under the supervision of a faculty advisor.
Prerequisites: PUBHLTH 3180 or 3180E, a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and PUBHLTH‐BS major, approval of research proposal by undergraduate research committee, and permission of instructor
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PUBHLTH 4999.01H

Credits: 1‐3

Senior Honors Thesis

An independent senior thesis course with faculty advisor; subject matter will vary depending upon student's topic. At least two semesters are required for the BSPH degree with research distinction. Failure to receive a mark of S in this course is a disqualification for special honors.
Prerequisites: Honors standing in Public Health, PUBHLTH 3180E, and permission of instructor.
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PUBHLTH 5015

Credits: 3

Public Health Data Analytics I

In this course, students will gain a very general introduction to data analytics concepts and methods in the context of current and emerging public health issues. Students will be exposed to foundational concepts in data analytics that are relevant to the design, analysis, and interpretation of data‐driven decision‐ making in public health and healthcare settings.
Prerequisites: PUBHBIO 2210 or STAT 3202, 3470 or STAT 5301 or equivalent or permission of instructor.
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PUBHLTH 5760

Credits: 3

Public Health Informatics

Introduction to the emerging and interdisciplinary field of Public Health Informatics. This course will highlight the history, current and future use of informatics in the public health settings, and give students an understanding of the role and broad application of informatics to promoting health and preventing disease.
Prerequisites: Cross listed in BMI
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PUBHLTH 6000

Credits: 2

Introduction to Global Health

Overview of current and emerging global health issues, their determinants, actions, and interventions.
Prerequisites: Open to Grad students with registration priority for students enrolled in Interdisciplinary Global Health Specialization. Not open to students with credit for 600.
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PUBHLTH 6010

Credits: 3

Essentials of Public Health

An overview of the history and philosophy of public health, and the fundamental principles, concepts, and tools used in promoting the health of populations. The course is intended to orient students to the breadth of the field and introduce cross‐ specialization perspectives on major issuse and problems in public health
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Master of Science in Public Health (PUBHLTH‐MS) or Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health programs (PUBHLTH‐PH), Doctor of Philosophy in Biostatistics (BIOSTAT-PH), Master of Science in Environmental Sciences (ENVSCI-MS) or Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Sciences (ENVSCI-PH) or permission of instructor
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PUBHLTH 6189.01

Credits: 1‐6

Field Experience in Public Health

Placement in a public health agency or related site for supervised practice experience.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health degree program, and permission of the instructor.
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PUBHLTH 6189.02

Credits: 1‐6

Field Experience in Global Health

Placement in a public health agency or related site for supervised international practice experience.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health degree program, and permission of the instructor.
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PUBHLTH 7000

Credits: 3

Public Health in Developing Countries

Overview of core public health principles and practices applied to global health issues.
Prerequisites: Open to all graduate and professional students
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PUBHLTH 7015

Credits: 3

Public Health Data Analytics II

The focus of this course is on the appreciation of data analytics as applied to current and emerging public health issues.
Prerequisites: PUBHLTH 5015 or permission of instructor
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PUBHLTH 7040

Credits: 3

Public Health Organization

Review of the historical background leading to the evolution of public health with a focus on the contemporary practice of public health; a review of current policy and practice; and, an outlook for the future of public health.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHLTH 7189

Credits: 1‐6

Practicum in Public Health

Placement in a public health agency or related site for supervised practice experience.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health degree program, and permission of the instructor.
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PUBHLTH 7191

Credits: 1‐6

Internship

Placement in an agency or related site for supervised practice experience.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Public Health degree program, and permission of the instructor.
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PUBHLTH 7350.01

Credits: 1‐3

Topics in Applied Public Health Practice: General

The foundation of the course includes theory and applications relevant to specific rubrics of applied public health practice, with a theme of general public health practice.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHLTH 7350.02

Credits: 1‐3

Topics in Applied Public Health Practice: Leadership

Includes theory and applications relevant to specific rubrics of applied public health practice, with a theme of public health management and leadership.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHLTH 7350.03

Credits: 1‐3

Topics in Applied Public Health Practice: Res Tools

Includes theory and applications relevant to specific rubrics of applied public health practice, with a theme of public health research tools.
Prerequisites: none
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PUBHLTH 7996

Credits: 1

Culminating Project Prep Seminar for MPH‐PEP students

Course is designed for students to: complete their culminating project proposals, submit culminating project approval form, complete a basic human subject research course, submit application to the IRB and/or other review boards (if applicable), complete the beginning sections of their Culminating Project report, and develop a project management plan for implementation.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
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PUBHLTH 7998

Credits: 1‐3

Culminating Project in Public Health

Final project for MPH degree that can be a research report, program evaluation or grant proposal. Students should see division specific requirements.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in MPH degree program, and permission of instructor.
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PUBHLTH 7999

Credits: 1‐12

Thesis Research in Public Health

Research for master's students: Thesis research.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in MS degree program, and permission of instructor.
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PUBHLTH 8802

Credits: 3

Seminar for Graduate Interdisciplinary Specialization in Demography

Presents an introduction to demography (the study of populations) and population health. Cross listed with Sociology.
Prerequisites: Grad standing, or permission of instructor with approval by Graduate School for undergraduate credit.
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PUBHLTH 8998

Credits: 1‐12

Pre‐Candidacy Research in Public Health

Independent research for doctoral students: pre‐candidacy.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in PhD program.
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PUBHLTH 8999

Credits: 1‐12

Post‐Candidacy Research in Public Health

Independent research for doctoral students: post‐candidacy.
Prerequisites: Enrollment as PhD Candidate in Public Health Program.
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