PUBLHLTH 710 — INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH: HISTORY, CURRENT ISSUES, AND HEALTH STATISTICS

2 credits.

Provides opportunities that facilitate learning in the areas of global health history and contemporary issues; global health frameworks, policies, and assessing and critically evaluating data; the socioecological model for global health, health equity and disparities; and, global health communication. Presumes some background and understanding of basic principles of health and addresses topics at a graduate level. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 711 — GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS: ORGANIZATIONS, GOVERNANCE, FINANCING, AND WORKFORCE

2 credits.

Provides opportunities that facilitate learning in the areas of global health systems, organizations, governance, and financing; global health security; emergency medical services and injury epidemiology; health in complex emergencies, and, health issues in refugee, immigrant, and internally-displaced persons. Presumes some background and understanding of basic principles of health and addresses topics at a graduate level. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 712 — GLOBAL HEALTH: INFECTIOUS DISEASES, ONE HEALTH, AND PREVENTION STRATEGIES

2 credits.

Provides opportunities that facilitate learning in the areas of communicable disease surveillance, prevention strategies, and management, including AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria; dengue and other vectorborne diseases; neglected tropical diseases; vaccine preventable diseases; One Health and zoonotic diseases; novel disease emergence; WASH programs (water, sanitation, and hygiene); and bioterrorism. Presumes some background and understanding of basic principles of health and addresses topics at a graduate level. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 713 — GLOBAL HEALTH: NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES, POVERTY, ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH, AND FOOD SECURITY

2 credits.

Provides opportunities that facilitate learning in the areas of globally important non-communicable diseases, including but not limited to type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and developmental and acquired disabilities; the global epidemiology of non-communicable diseases; health determinants and indigenous health beliefs and practices; mental health and wellness, including interpersonal violence and opioid abuse; and, food security, nutrition, and obesity. Presumes some background and understanding of basic principles of health and addresses topics at a graduate level. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 714 — GLOBAL HEALTH FIELD WORK FUNDAMENTALS: ENGAGEMENT, ETHICS, POLICY, AND METHODS

2 credits.

Provides opportunities that facilitate learning in the areas of global health studies, engagement, and health data; ethics of global health engagement and international aid; global health research and quality improvement, including human subjects research and the IRB processes; and, international travel planning. Presumes some background and understanding of basic principles of health and addresses topics at a graduate level. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH/​NURSING/​PHARMACY/​PHY ASST/​PHY THER  758 — INTERPROFESSIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP

1 credit.

Build skills in collaboration, problem solving, and reflection to approach complex community-based public health problems contribute to becoming a public leader. Explore the six levels of public health leadership through the practices of current and past public health leaders, case studies, and personal experience. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 780 — EVIDENCE-BASED DECISION-MAKING

3 credits.

An interprofessional course addressing evidence-based approaches to public health needs and issues and community health improvement. Features problem-based learning with a focus on emerging issues and opportunities to work with community-based public health practitioners. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 781 — COMMUNICATING PUBLIC HEALTH EFFECTIVELY I

1 credit.

Exploration of current public health issues, interprofessional approaches and modes of communication within the MPH Program and the public health practice community. Content will advance students' analytic assessment, communication, and systems-thinking skills. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 782 — DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH AND HEALTH EQUITY: A SYSTEMS APPROACH

3 credits.

The social determinants of health, determined by deep rooted and inequitably distributed resources via institutions and systems that shape our communities and the world that we live in, are the key factors that shape ill health and exacerbate inequities in the health and well being of populations. Provides grounding in the social determinants of health through a health equity framework. Students will learn about health equity frameworks and how to integrate them into their public health practice and research. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 783 — QUANTITATIVE APPROACHES TO PUBLIC HEALTH

4 credits.

Gain the fundamental principles of epidemiology and biostatistics with an emphasis on those elements most relevant to applied public health practice. Provides training in epidemiology and biostatistical theory and methods through applied case examples that blend epidemiology principles with foundational statistical knowledge needed to collect and analyze public health data. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 785 — PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

3 credits.

Focuses on the fundamental characteristics of the public health and health care systems, including key factors in performance, organization, financing, and delivery of services in major sectors of the U.S. health care system. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 786 — PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT TO PROMOTE HEALTH

3 credits.

Gain knowledge about theory, concepts, and methods of program planning and evaluation in the context of health care and community health organizations. Covers content and case studies on planning, designing, and implementing health services and quality improvement projects. Basic principles of tools for budget development and resource management related to grants or projects are included. Class projects provide the opportunity to collaborate in the creation of program plans, logic models, and grant proposals. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 787 — MPH APPLIED PRACTICE EXPERIENCE SEMINAR

1 credit.

Prepares Master of Public Health students for applied practice experience in a community setting. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 788 — APPLIED PRACTICE EXPERIENCE

1-6 credits.

Master of Public Health students gain practical experience in a public health setting as outlined in their learning agreement. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 790 — MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH CULMINATING SEMINAR

2 credits.

Integrate public health knowledge, skills and practice acquired through didactic and experiential courses to find solutions to complex or "wicked" public health issues using public health tools and models that apply systems thinking, cultural humility and evidence-based decision-making. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 791 — COMMUNICATING PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION EFFECTIVELY II

2 credits.

Designed to improve public health professionals' abilities to communicate with different audiences such as news media, legislators, board members, and the public. Learn strategies for health communication based on scientific recommendation and apply these skills by planning and executing communication activities used in the field. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 792 — PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND POLITICS

3 credits.

Gain an understanding of the process of public policy development and an understanding of how and why health policies reflect the political system in which they are developed and implemented. Enroll Info: None

PUBLHLTH 793 — PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP

2 credits.

Gain knowledge and skills in public health leadership attributes and style, communication, collaboration, negotiation, and advocacy, and a framework for advancing population health improvement within and across organizations. Explore the theories and principles of leadership, leadership styles and practices, and the skills and knowledge needed to be a public health leader. Enroll Info: None