• PUBH-100 Intro to Public Health (3)

    This course provides students with an understanding of the foundational areas of public health. These include (a) public health?s historical and contemporary contributions and the role of community health programs, (b) the ethical bases for policies and actions, (c) key terms and concepts in the field, definitive issues which compare public health and community health, (d) systems and organizations that comprise public and community health, and (e) the unique social, economic, behavioral, cultural, and environmental factors impacting health outcomes. Students explore national and global public health challenges, the epidemiologic bases for disease prevention and health promotion, the organization and financing of health services, and current strategies for advancing the public health.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • PUBH-205 Nutrition & Comm Health (3)

    This course introduces students to the field of nutrition as an essential component of public and community health. Students consider the importance of nutrition as a contributor to current and local public health challenges. Theories of health behavior are applied to address healthy eating and equity issues. Students develop their skills in the areas of program planning, development, and assessment. Students are also exposed to ecological and systems frameworks for health and nutrition promotion within specific community contexts. Examples of nutrition and community health programs, such as school settings or elder care settings, are reviewed and analyzed.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • PUBH-311 Hlth Liter, Educ, & Commun (3)

    This course introduces students to the principles of health literacy, education, and communication as features of public and community health. Students assess underlying components and principles of health education, along with the historical, philosophical, and theoretical foundations of health education. Students examine the challenges related to changing human behavior in the context of diverse forms of data and develop skills to locate, evaluate, and synthesize relevant public health information. Attention to public health communication includes both written and oral forms, with emphasis on variable levels of audience health literacy.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • PUBH-320 Public Health Policy (3)

    This course provides an overview of local, national, and global health policy and the various ways in which governments play a role in health policy and in the provision of health care. Health policies can have a profound effect on quality of life. There are a host of public policy issues tied to public health, including the accessibility, cost, quality of health care; the safety of food, water, and the environment; the right to make decisions about our health. This course introduces a framework for understanding the social, political, and economic dimensions of health policy. It introduces the policy making and legal-regulatory environment in the United States and offers comparisons with health policies in other countries.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • PUBH-390 Advanced Epidemiology (3)

    This course builds on material learned in the previous epidemiology and statistics courses. We focus on applying that knowledge to the design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of observational epidemiologic studies (cross-sectional, case-control and cohort). The course seeks to develop skills in the analysis, interpretation and reporting of epidemiological data sets, via the use of basic as well as advanced epidemiological analysis including logistic regression and regression methods for survival analysis. Students will also engage in critical reading and assessment of epidemiological research reports.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • PUBH-408 Sem Region Pub Hlth Issues (3)

    This course is designed as a common, cumulative course for Public Health majors. This course allows majors to apply, synthesize, and integrate course material from other courses in the program by researching a contemporary issue or topic that captures the full scope and dynamics of public health debates and concerns. The regional specific issue or topic will change from year to year.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • PUBH-410 Comm Hlth Service Learning (3)

    This course places students in actual public health settings. The goal is for students to learn directly from real work experiences and to apply basic public health principles and theories to examples of problem solving in a real world setting. A significant portion of class time will be spent on site in a public health setting.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • PUBH-490 Internship (3)

    The experiential learning component is essential for all Public Health students. An internship will place students in a public health setting for the purpose of working alongside public health professionals to experience the work environment, institutional context, and mix of everyday issues and challenges presented by careers in public health. It is expected that internships will involve a range of assignments and activities, including working with data (e.g., surveillance reports), reporting protocols (e.g., morbidity/mortality reports), and standards of professional conduct.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • PUBH-496 Independent Study (1 TO 6)

    This course allows students to analyze a specific area or sub-field within public health in greater depth. Students must propose a topic and method of study approved by the department chair, which results in a substantive research paper as agreed upon between student and instructor. Requires completion of the Independent Study Authorization form.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Public Health

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