Public Health (PH)
An introduction to public health, including its foundation and history, principles and charactersitics of the discipline, professional roles, and individual career development and planning.
Reviews biological bases of public health issues, including principles of disease development, including genetics, oncogenesis, and immunology. My be waived for those holding appropriate degress in biological or clinical sciences.
Introduction to the particular issues of rural health, both domestically in the U.S. and internationally.
This course introduces students to the field of public health, how it works, and provides students with an opportunity to become familiar with essential concepts and resources in public health.
An introduction to basic concepts of including risk, study design, and analysis. Students apply these techniques to examine outbreaks, and evaluate preventives, diagnostics and treatments.
Provide practical situations and contemporary issues in public health where students apply knowledge and theoretical concepts from coursework, strengthen existing skills/analytic thinking, and apply public health core competencies.
Introduction to statistical principles and methods. Includes descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will gain experience in the use of SPSS software, and in the interpretation and communication of statistical tests.
Examination of procedures including multiple linear and logistic regression, survival analysis, advanced non-parametric tests, repeated measures. Students gain experience in the use of SAS software for data management and analysis.
Pre-req: PH 621.
Introduction to environmental health principles, practices and policy. Students gain knowledge of the study, assessment, prevention and mitigation of exposures adversely affecting health.
Pre-req: PH 621.
Examination of the application of social and behavioral sciences in public health, with emphasis on behavioral theory and related mechanisms for effecting individual and group changes in health status.
Students learn methods to communicate health information effectively with disparate groups, develop communications strategies appropriate to diverse content and audiences, and gain skill in utilizing innovative interactive media.
To provide students with opportunity to apply concepts and knowledge from the MPH curriculum and demonstrate competency in the public health practice setting.
An introduction to public health management, planning, implementation and evaluation. Students gain an integrated understanding of public health resources and their effective utilization to improve health.
Introduction to the public health issues of, and interventions for, alcohol, tobacco, and drug addiction in the Appalachian region, with a special emphasis on opioid addiction and drug overdose.
An introduction to legal and policy foundations of U.S. health care, including its delivery, regulation and financing. Students develop skills in policy analysis and formulation, and learn principles of advocacy.
A study of current issues of health policy, including major issues of health reform. Students apply their skills to formulate, package, and present their own health policy proposal.
This course deals with the application of research methods to evaluate public health programs and health services.
Pre-req: PH 621 with a minimum grade of D.
This graduate course provides students with a broad knowledge base of environmental public health science by addressing the significance of the environment on human health and wellness.
Examination of major chronic diseases including mechanisms of development, risk, diagnosis and interventional strategies. Scope of the course includes cardiovascular, respiratory and neurodegenerative disorders, as well as diabetes and cancer.
Examination of infectious diseases from a public health perspective, including strategies for prevention, treatment, control and eradication.
Pre-req: PH 611.
This course introduces students to the models of health behavior as it applies to public health.
Students learn how to facilitate programs and capacity building to enable communities to identify and address health issues. Students gain training in surveying and interviewing, and in health impact assessment.
An introduction to global health, including examination of disparities, development. The roles of governments, NGOs and citizens are examined; and students gain experience in issue analysis and developing health strategies.
Pre-req: PH 611.
Basic epidemiology principles, concepts, and procedures useful in the surveillance and investigation of health-related states or events. It is designed for federal, state, local government and private sector health professionals responsible for disease control.
An introduction to health information technology applications and issues, as well as the growing impact of advances in biotechnology on public health.
Applied and experiential course in designing and implementing a community health outreach project for the improvement of health in rural Appalachia.
This graduate course provides students with a broad knowledge base of health promotion and disease prevention in public health.
Introduction to health science literature review and critique, as well as presentation of research and practicum reports.
Introduction to the legal and ethical foundations of public health practice, including study of how individuals, practitioners, organizations and government address key issues.
Applied public health experience conducted under guidance of a faculty advisor and site preceptor, including a specific set of proposed project and learning objectives, and utilizing a community partner.