Public Health (PH)

 Bison icon - General Education Course

PH 101 Intro to Public Health3 Credit hours   

Course introduces students to the concepts and models of public health.

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PH 105 Intro to Epidemiology3 Credit hours   

This course provides an introduction to epidemiology for undergraduate students.

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PH 220 Social & Behavioral Health3 Credit hours   

Develop basic literacy regarding social concepts and processes that influence health status and public health interventions. Understand interaction of biologic, behavioral, social and environmental factors influencing health status of population.

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PH 240 Control of Infectious Diseases3 Credit hours   

Examination of infectious diseases from a public health perspective, including strategies for prevention, treatment, control and eradication.

Pre-req: PH 105.

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PH 260 Community Health & Devpt3 Credit hours   

This course will provide the foundations for a study into the new relevant community health issues facing area residents and also worth an international perspective.

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PH 270 Bison image  Global Health (CT)3 Credit hours   

This course provides students the opportunity to study healthcare systems in developed and developing countries and compare these systems to the US healthcare systems.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, International
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PH 280 Public Health Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

With permission of program director.

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PH 281 Public Health Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

With permission of program director.

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PH 282 Public Health Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

With permission of program director.

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PH 283 Public Health Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

With permission of program director.

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PH 285 Environmental Health3 Credit hours   

Major environmental health problems, including water quality, wastewater occupational health, trace elements in the environment, municipal and hazardous waste, food protection, vector control, and air quality are discussed.

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PH 301 PH Sys Design & Decision Analy3 Credit hours   

This course develops conceptual and methodological skills for design and implementation of Public Health policy. This philosophy of scientific inquiry and systems approaches to problem solving are covered.

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PH 302 Know & Info in Practice of PH3 Credit hours   

This course provides an overview of how information and knowledge are acquired and applied to public health problems. The philosophy of scientific inquiry and systems approaches to problem solving are covered.

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PH 305 Fdn & Form of PH Policy3 Credit hours   

Introduction to policy development, establishment and implementation with a focus on critical health issues. Students will develop skills in addressing current problems in health policy.

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PH 350 Qualitative Research Mthds App3 Credit hours   

The course focuses on theories and applications of qualitative research methods.

Pre-req: MTH 225.

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PH 380 Maternal and Child Health3 Credit hours   

This course takes a life cycle approach to understand the health issues, needs, policies, and program implications for women and children with a global perspective.

Pre-req: PH 270.

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PH 401 Fond & Frmulatn of PH Policy3 Credit hours   

In this course, students will be introduced to health policy and the process by which it is developed. Various approaches to the health policy are defined and their rationale considered.

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PH 420 Topics in Health Policy3 Credit hours   

This course provides in depth study of timely topics in health policy. High impact health reform issues will be examined, culminating in student formulation of a policy proposal.

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PH 430 Monitoring and Eval in PH3 Credit hours   

Introduces students to the language and theory of program monitoring and evaluation. Facilitate understanding of managing and tracking results in public health programs.

Pre-req: PH 101 with a minimum grade of D and PH 105 with a minimum grade of D.

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PH 450 Urban and Rural Health3 Credit hours   

Explores Public Health issues associated with rapid growth of urban population in developing countries and United States of America.

Pre-req: PH 101 and PH 270.

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PH 461 Bison image  PH Competencies (Capstone)3 Credit hours   

All students are expected to master a set of competencies during the course of their studies. The competencies that have been selected by the faculty of the College of Health Professions are derived from the Ten Essential Public Health Services.

Co-req: PH 456, PH 457
Attributes: Capstone Course
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PH 470 Quantitative Research Methods3 Credit hours   

The course focuses on theoretical aspects of quantitative research methods in public health and health care.

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PH 471 Quant Research Methods Appl3 Credit hours   

This course focuses on applications and techniques of quantitative research methods.

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PH 475 Comm/Non Comm Disease3 Credit hours   

Introduces the concepts of communicable and non-communicable diseases and the burden they individually carry and how it impacts the health status of the population.

Pre-req: PH 101 and PH 270.

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PH 480 Public Health Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

With permission of program director.

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PH 481 Public Health Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

With permission of program director.

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PH 482 Public Health Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

With permission of program director.

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PH 483 Public Health Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

With permission of program director.

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PH 485 Public Health Ind Study1-4 Credit hours   

With permission of program director.

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PH 486 Public Health Ind Study1-4 Credit hours   

With permission of program director.

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PH 487 Public Health Ind Study1-4 Credit hours   

With permission of program director.

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PH 488 Public Health Ind Study1-4 Credit hours   

With permission of program director.

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PH 490 Bison image  Public Health Intern/Capstone3 Credit hours   

This is 320 hours total on-the-job experiences. The duration of the internship is planned to allow the variety of experiences that will provide the most benefits to the students.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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