04910/Public Health

Formerly Health Studies

Lower Division Courses

0082. Child Abuse and Neglect (3 s.h.) F.

Designed to assist in identifying, reporting and referring child abuse and neglect cases. Support measures for families at risk, and child abuse and neglect policy development in a variety of programs.

C089. International Health (3 s.h.) F S. Core: IS.

Examines avenues of international cooperation in health; explores the most significant health problems and resources in developing and developed countries by focusing on international differences in health status, social/economic/political factors in health care, varied approaches to providing health services, the role of health workers, and the involvement of foundations and multilateral and bilateral agencies.

0101. Society, Drug, and Alcohol Perspectives (3 s.h.) F S.

Current use of alcohol and drugs in society and the effects of one's experience with psychoactive chemicals. Historical, physiological, psychological, sociological, and philosophical perspectives.

0102. Disease Prevention and Control (3 s.h.) S.

Selected transactions between individual, environment, and disease agents, and their influence on human diseases, human nature, and human environment.

0104. Nutrition and Health (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Food habits and nutritional needs of young adults. Nutritional advertisements, food faddism, fad diets, deficiency diseases, and evaluation of diets.

0106. Human Sexuality (3 s.h.) F S SS.

Sexuality and personal lifestyle. Human sexuality as a dimension of health personality; sex roles and sexual identity. The physiological bases of the sex drive, sexual function, and sexual response. Psychological factors related to sexual development and expression.

0107. Consumer Advocacy & Environmental Health (3 s.h.) F.

Patterns in consumer behavior, present problems and trends in the health care delivery system and modes of payment for personal health services and products. Consumer protection in the US is also disucssed. Environmental issues that impact populations, communitites and individuals are also included.

0110. Contemporary Health Issues (3 s.h.) F S.

This course explores the basic concepts of health and how they relate to our lifestyles. The student will acquire extensive knowledge of injuries and prevention, cardiovascular disease, cancer, human reproduction, human sexuality and communicable diseases including sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS.

Note: Not open to Public Health majors.

0140. Independent Study in Public Health (1-3 s.h.) F SS.

Supervised independent projects on issues related to public health.

Note: Not open to Public Health majors.

0188. Health Communication (3 s.h.) F.

Communication processes and effects are examined from the perspective of interpersonal, intrapersonal, organizational and mass communciation. The impact of these types of communciation in the health care arena is also discussed.

Upper Division Courses

0105. Violence and Injury Prevention (3 s.h.) F.

This course presents the public health perspective on violence and both intentional and unintentional injury. Course topics include information regarding the incidence of injury-related morbidity and mortality in the United States, as well as strategies for the prevention of injury.

0210. Independent Study Abroad in Public Health (3 s.h.) SS.
Co-Requisite: PH 0301.

Study abroad in Costa Rica

0230. Health Science: Physical and Environmental (3 s.h.) F.

Comprehensive health education information in physiological and environmental health for non-majors. Creative and innovative teaching methods.

Note: For non-Public Health majors.

0231. Health Science: Behavioral (3 s.h.) S.

Health education and teaching methods in the areas of mental health, drug abuse, sexuality, family living, accident prevention, consumer health, and community health.

Note: This course is for non-Public Health majors only.

0232. Health Science III (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Public Health 0231.

Addresses the issues of community/public health, consumer health, communicable diseases, self-help, medical care and child abuse.

Note: For non-Public Health majors.

0280. Internship I (5 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Health-Related Professions 0200, Public Health W321 & 0302.

A field placement experience at an agency in which students are involved with ongoing public health projects and programs.

0288. Communication in Health Care Settings (3 s.h.) S.

Communication processes, issues and problems in health care settings, particularly in the context of changes in health care organizations. Topics include communication between health care consumers and providers; in interdisciplinary health care teams; in self-help and support groups; and across ethnic groups.

0301. International Health-Study Abroad (3 s.h.) SS.

Prerequisite: Must be approved by International Programs office.

Study abroad in Costa Rica

Note: Must also register for PH 0210.

0302. Teaching Techniques (3 s.h.) F.

Designed to introduce public health and school health education majors to basic principles of teaching and help them develop a repertoire of essential teaching skills which will then be executed under controlled conditions. This course includes a weekly one-hour practicum.

Note: This course is for majors only.

0303. Teaching Health (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Public Health 0302, Kinesiology C100 & C101.

A continuation of Teaching Techniques, where students examine various teaching techniques and their adaptations. Students learn how to create and carry out lesson plans and other health education interventions.

0304. Student Teaching (6 - 12 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: All coursework must be completed.

Teaching experience in a primary and secondary school.

Note: This course is for students seeking school health teacher certification only. Requires pre-placement health screening, child abuse and criminal clearances.

0305. AIDS and Society (3 s.h.) S SS.

This course offers the student the opportunity for an in-depth study of one of the most critical public health issues facing society today. Topics include: current HIV/AIDS information as well as exploration of related issues including sexuality, homophobia, and discrimination; research; international/political implications and worldwide economic effects.

W321. Public Health Programs (3 s.h.) F. Core: WI.

Overview of public health programs, functions, services and interactions within and between public and private sector agencies on local, state and national levels. Emphasis on completing needs assessments of community issues and designing innovative community programs to meet consumer needs

Note: This course is for majors only.

0324. Counseling Techniques for Health Professionals (3 s.h.) F S SS.

An introduction to counseling techniques used by health professionals working with individuals and groups.

0325. Advanced/Intermediate Human Sexuality (3 s.h.) F.

Prerequisite: Public Health 0106.

An advanced examination of human sexuality as it relates to both sexuality and personal lifestyle. Psychological, socio-cultural, political and biological issues surrounding sex and sexuality are examined in-depth.

0328. Death and Dying (3 s.h.) S.

General overview of the issues surrounding death, dying and bereavement. Cognitive and affective strategies to help the student become aware of death-related coping behaviors.

W340. Public Health Program Administration (3 s.h.) S. Core: WI.

Prerequisite: Public Health W321.

A continuation of Public Health Programs, with an emphasis on understanding the steps necessary to market and administer a successful health program.

Note: Open to Public Health majors only.

0343. Diet and Weight Management (3 s.h.) S SS.

Examination of modern techniques for weight management and weight loss. Emphasis on participation in and understanding of programs for weight management, nutrition management, and exercise management.

0345. Cadriopulmonary Resuscitation Workshop (1 s.h.) F S.

Also known as CPR. A life-saving procedure which combines both artificial respiration and artificial circulation. Sufficient information and practical trainng for participants to save the life of a heart attack or cardiac and respiratory emergency victim.

Note: Upon successful completion, student will receive CPR certification.

0348. Coping with Life Stress Workshop (3 s.h.) SS. $.

The impact of poorly managed stress on physical and emtional health. Coping skills and strategies for effective stress management. Individual stress profiles will be developed, emphasizing a holistic view of the individual in a rapidly changing society.

Note: Lab fee required.

0351. Emergency Medical Practice (3 s.h.) F SS.

A comprehensive course in recognition and management of trauma, sudden illness and the epidemiological analysis of trauma. Advanced First Aid and CPR certification issued upon successful completion on the course.

0380. Internship II (9 s.h.) F S SS.

Prerequisite: Public Health 0280 & 0300 and all University CORE.

Semester long field based placement where students apply academic learning to demonstrate competencies associated with entry-level practice.

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