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Course ID:PBHL 3100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Public Health
Course
Description:
An introductory overview of the United States public health system as it currently exists and operates, with an emphasis on the core functions of public health. A survey of different approaches to public health problems, including health promotion and disease prevention.
Athena Title:Introduction to Public Health
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PBHL 3100E, PBHL 7100, PBHL 7100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 3100E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Introduction to Public Health
Course
Description:
An online introductory overview of the United States public health system, with an emphasis on core functions of public health. A survey of different approaches to public health problems, including health promotion, disease prevention, and disaster management. Classes will consist of online lectures and faculty and peer lead group reflections.
Athena Title:Introduction to Public Health
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PBHL 3100, PBHL 7100, PBHL 7100E
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 4960R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 16 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research I
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research I
Nontraditional Format:This course belongs to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. This course requires the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 4970R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research II
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research II
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 4980R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Research III
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data and to present results in writing and other relevant communication formats.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Research III
Nontraditional Format:These courses belong to a progressive research course sequence to promote a student's increasing skill development and depth of inquiry, as well as growing independent research capability. The courses require the close supervision of a faculty member as the student undertakes a systematic and in-depth inquiry into unknown, fundamental, and applied problems. In some cases, the student will work collaboratively as part of a research team. The student will have to apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape research questions and apply skills and techniques learned to the research project. Students will gather data, synthesize relevant literature, analyze, and interpret data. The student will present results in writing or through participation in research-group or program meetings and meetings with their faculty mentor. The student will receive feedback from the faculty mentor on their research progress and written or oral presentation of results. A minimum of 45 hours of work per credit hour per semester is required.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 4990R. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Undergraduate Research Thesis (or Final Project)
Course
Description:
Faculty-supervised independent or collaborative inquiry into fundamental and applied problems within a discipline that requires students to gather, analyze, synthesize, and interpret data. Students will write or produce a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry.
Athena Title:Undergraduate Thesis
Nontraditional Format:This is a capstone course under the direct supervision of a faculty member. This course may be the culmination of the 4960R- 4980R sequence. Students will write a thesis or other professional capstone product, such as a report or portfolio, that describes their systematic and in-depth inquiry into an unknown, fundamental, or applied problem. The thesis or capstone product is written in close collaboration with the faculty member and must be approved by that faculty member and/or the department. The student will apply understanding of the discipline to identify or shape the research question and apply skills and techniques learned to complete the research project. The student will have gathered data, synthesized relevant literature and materials, analyzed, and interpreted data. The student will demonstrate in writing the contribution of their work to the discovery and interpretation of knowledge significant to their field of study. The student will have presented results in the form of a properly formatted, professionally rigorous thesis document or other appropriate professional capstone product and through the formal presentation of the thesis or product to faculty and peers during an approved event. The student will receive feedback from the faculty member on the overall execution of their thesis project, the written thesis, and their presentation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 7005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:GRAD STUDENT SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBHL 7010. 6 hours.
Course Title:Foundations of Public Health I
Course
Description:
Introduction to the foundations of public health, including evidence-based approaches to public health, communication strategies, and leadership principles applied to current public health problems and issues.
Athena Title:Foundations of Public Health I
Nontraditional Format:Total contact hours will meet or exceed those of a traditional format. Lecture hours will include flipped classroom activities, recitation, practical exercises, and field experiences at varying intervals and of varying length. Some activities will be similar to laboratory activities and contact times for those activities will be accounted for using appropriate standards for laboratory hours.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 7020. 6 hours.
Course Title:Foundations of Public Health II
Course
Description:
Introduction to the foundations of public health, including public and health care systems, planning, evaluation and management of programs, policy-making processes applied to current public health problems and issues.
Athena Title:Foundation of Public Health II
Nontraditional Format:Total contact hours will meet or exceed those of a traditional format. Lecture hours will include flipped classroom activities, recitation, practical exercises, and field experiences at varying intervals and of varying length. Some activities will be similar to laboratory activities and contact times for those activities will be accounted for using appropriate standards for laboratory hours.
Pre or Corequisite:PBHL 7010
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 7100E. 3 hours.
Course Title:Fundamentals of Public Health
Course
Description:
An overview of public health, with an emphasis on the population perspective and cross-cutting nature of public health, including the population impacts of healthcare systems, environmental and social/behavioral influences on the health of the public, theoretical models and concepts, and historic and contemporary issues.
Athena Title:Fundamentals of Public Health
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PBHL 3100, PBHL 3100E, PBHL 7100
Nontraditional Format:This course will be taught 95% or more online.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 7100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Fundamentals of Public Health
Course
Description:
Provides an overview of public health, with an emphasis on the population perspective and cross-cutting nature of public health, including the population impacts of healthcare systems, environmental and social/behavioral influences on the health of the public, theoretical models and concepts, and historic and contemporary issues.
Athena Title:Fundamentals of Public Health
Duplicate Credit:Not open to students with credit in PBHL 3100, PBHL 3100E, PBHL 7100E
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 7460. 1 hour.
Course Title:Professionalism in Public Health
Course
Description:
Through a series of professional development exercises, graduate students are exposed to competencies related to communication and professional development. Students are expected to produce resumes, writing assignments, and professional online presence. Students develop an e-portfolio and proposal for the applied practice and integrative learning experiences occurring in the final semester.
Athena Title:Professionalism in Pub Health
Corequisite:PBHL 7560
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBHL 7560. 2-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 8 hours credit.
Course Title:Applied Practice and Integrative Learning Experience in Public Health
Course
Description:
Student practicum advisement, practice, and applied integrative learning experience. Throughout two consecutive semesters, students will be expected to have completed a placement proposal, practicum hours, and various capstone products.
Athena Title:App Pract Integrative Exp PH
Nontraditional Format:Graduate-level applied practice and integrative learning experience in public health. Required of all students completing the Master of Public Health.
Pre or Corequisite:PBHL 7460
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 7800. 3 hours.
Course Title:Capstone Project in Public Health
Course
Description:
A written project that culminates the Master in Public Health program.
Athena Title:CAPSTONE PUBL HLTH
Nontraditional Format:With the approval of the advisor, students propose and implement a public health project. The project may consist of a master-level paper (e.g., review of the literature, examination of a public health problem, evaluation of a public health program, novel approach to a public health issue) or a publishable article.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 8000. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Directed Study in Public Health
Course
Description:
Individual study under the direction of a department faculty member.
Athena Title:DIR STUDY PUBL HLTH
Nontraditional Format:Doctoral level independent study of an issue that applies to the student's research interests. Must be approved in advance by the faculty mentor, the major professor and the department graduate coordinator. The number of credits determines how extensive the final paper is to be.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 8100. 3 hours.
Course Title:Current Topics in Public Health
Course
Description:
Current topics in public health as they relate to local, national, and global issues. Topics may include those in the areas of health promotion and prevention, environmental health, health communication, nutrition, gerontology, industrial hygiene, epidemiology, biostatistics, and health policy.
Athena Title:PUBLIC HLTH TOPICS
Nontraditional Format:Site visits to local institutions may be included. The CDC, Department of Health, area hospitals and clinics, and local employers are some examples of the trips we might take. Transportation will be provided.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 8200. 1 hour. Repeatable for maximum 2 hours credit.
Course Title:Seminar in Public Health
Course
Description:
Invited speaker seminar series to expose graduate students in the College of Public Health to the full range of public health disciplines, approaches, and institutions.
Athena Title:SEM PUBLIC HEALTH
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall and spring semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:MIBO(PBHL)(IDIS)(BHSI) 8260. 1 hour.
Course Title:Global Perspectives on Tropical and Emerging Infectious Diseases
Course
Description:
Global status, epidemiology and control of parasitic, viral, and bacterial diseases of major public health importance. Emphasis will be on the scientific, policy, and economic aspects of past, current, and future public health approaches to deal with these globally challenging infectious diseases from multiple and integrative perspectives.
Athena Title:GLOBAL INF DIS
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered summer semester every even-numbered year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 8900. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Special Topics in Public Health
Course
Description:
Selected topics concerning recent developments in public health.
Athena Title:Topics in PBHL
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 8910. 1-6 hours. Repeatable for maximum 6 hours credit.
Course Title:Problems in Public Health
Course
Description:
Research or intensive study in a specialized area of public health under the direction of a faculty member.
Athena Title:PROBLEMS IN PH
Nontraditional Format:The amount of work and/or the depth of inquiry depends on the number of credits the student desires. The proposal must be approved by the faculty member who is directing the project and by the graduate coordinator.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBHL 8950. 1 hour.
Course Title:Entering the Public Health Workforce: Strategies for Success
Course
Description:
Intended to teach students best practices for finding and securing professional positions within the public health field. Topics will include resume, cover letter and CV writing, portfolios, interviewing skills, and workplace culture. Instruction will include lecture and didactic exercise.
Athena Title:SUCCESS STRATEGIES
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered spring semester every year.
Grading System:A-F (Traditional)
       
Course ID:PBHL 9000. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 36 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Research
Course
Description:
Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.
Athena Title:DOCTORAL RESEARCH
Nontraditional Format:Independent research under the direction of a faculty member.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBHL 9005. 3 hours. Repeatable for maximum 45 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar
Course
Description:
Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.
Athena Title:DOC GRAD STU SEM
Nontraditional Format:Seminar.
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBHL 9300. 1-12 hours. Repeatable for maximum 30 hours credit.
Course Title:Doctoral Dissertation
Course
Description:
Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.
Athena Title:DOCT DISSERTATION
Nontraditional Format:Independent research and preparation of the doctoral dissertation.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
       
Course ID:PBHL 9560. 1-9 hours. Repeatable for maximum 9 hours credit.
Course Title:Residency in Public Health
Course
Description:
Practicum experience in public health practice through placement in appropriate public health related agencies. The residency student will apply knowledge, skills, and abilities gained in prerequisite course work to professional practice.
Athena Title:Residency PBHL
Nontraditional Format:Doctoral-level field practice experience in public health. Required of all students completing the Doctor of Public Health degree. Supervised by the director of the DrPH program with day-to-day supervision by the designated representative of the host organization.
Prerequisite:Permission of department
Semester Course
Offered:
Offered fall, spring and summer semester every year.
Grading System:S/U (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory)
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