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.

0100. Introduction to Public Health (3 s.h.) F S.

This course introduces students to the concepts and models of public health using a historical perspective on the contribution and roles of public health in society. The course introduces the contributions of the five core public health disciplines: epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, behavioral sciences/health education and health services administration. Students learn to identify prevention strategies such as vaccination, screening, counseling and education interventions and a range of health promotioni and disease prevention modalities inlcuding environmental-occupational, legal and policy approaches. Particular attention is directed to addressing health disparities and the role of cultural competency in delivering effective publich health services.

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

Examines the 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.

Explores 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.

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

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.

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

Explores sexuality and personal lifestyle, including 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; and psychological factors related to sexual development and expression.

0107. Environmental Health (3 s.h.) F.

An introductory course incorporating not only the common concepts associated with environmental health (population dynamics, air pollution, water pollution, land pollution) but also emerging and controversial issues associated with environmental threats to human health, such as emerging diseases, global warming, and biological and chemical weapons. Emphasis is on biological, chemical, and physical sources of exposures, the effects on human health, and the methods of limiting exposures and effects.

Note: This course is for public health majors and minors only.

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.

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

Supervised independent projects on issues related to public health.

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

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

0201. Bioterrorism: The Public Health Response (3 s.h.) F S.

This course introduces students to the concepts and models of public health preparedness and response to bioterrorism. Bioterrorism will be looked at in a historical, environmental, and political context including the roles of public perception of risk, media views, and cultural competency in emergency managment. The core competencies of disaster management, risk assessment, risk communication, governmental resources, surveillance, and preparedness evaluation will be addressed.

Upper Division Courses

0200. Professional Seminar in Public Health I (3 s.h.) F S.

Prerequisite: Open to junior status Public Health majors only.

Introduction to various professional issues including, but not limited to: multi-culturalism, professional organizations, and ethics as well as professional behavior in public health settings.

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

Study abroad in Costa Rica.

0225. Epidemiology (3 s.h.) S.

Prerequisite: Statistics (QB) course: Math/Psychology/Sociology CO67 or Statistics CO21.

This course explores the application of epidemiology practices in public health including: using and interpreting data, calculating measures of health status, and identifying various research study designs used in epidemiologic studies. Additionally, the course will apply the steps in epidemiological disease investigation in order to become familiar with the methodology used in studying an epidemic outbreak

Note: This course is for Public Health majors or minors only.

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: This course is for PHETE majors only.

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

Prerequisite: Public Health 0230.

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 PHETE majors only.

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

Prerequisite: Public Health 0230 and 0231.

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

Note: This course is for PHETE majors only.

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

Prerequisite: Health Related Professions 0200, Public Health W321 and 0302, Kinesiology C100 and C101. Co-Requisite: Health Related Professions 0300.

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

Note: This course is for Public Health majors only.

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. Co-Requisite: Public Health 0210.

Study abroad in Costa Rica.

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

Prerequisite: Kinesiology C100.

Designed to introduce public 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.

Note: This course is for Public Health majors only. Includes a weekly one-hour practicum.

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

Prerequisite: Public Health 0302, Kinesiology C100 and C101.

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

Note: This course is for Public Health majors only.

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.

W312. Research Methods (3 s.h.) F S.

(Formerly: HRP W312.)

This course will cover the basic concepts of public health research including: study designs, human subjects protection, quantitative and qualitative research techniques and data collection. These concepts will be applied to public health settings and topics.

Note: This course is for Public Health majors only.

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

An 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 Public Health 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: This course is for Public Health majors only.

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

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.

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

The impact of poorly managed stress on physical and emotional 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.

Note: 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 and Health Related Professions 0300.

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

Note: This course is for Public Health majors only.
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