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HLTH106
Drug Use and Abuse
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An interdisciplinary analysis of contemporary drug issues and problems. The course will examine physiological, psychological, social, philosophical, historical, legal and health aspects of drug use and abuse. Special attention will be focused on those general motivations for drug use that attend life on the college campus.
Also offered as HLTH106H.Credit granted for HLTH106 or HLTH106H. Restricted to Majors or non-majors with less than or equal to 45 credits.
HLTH106H
(Perm Req)
Drug Use and Abuse
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
An interdisciplinary analysis of contemporary drug issues and problems. The course will examine physiological, psychological, social, philosophical, historical, legal and health aspects of drug use and abuse. Special attention will be focused on those general motivations for drug use that attend life on the college campus.
Also offered as HLTH106. Credit granted for HLTH106 or HLTH106H.
HLTH124
Introduction to Behavioral and Community Health
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Required of first semester Community Health majors to expose them to introductory-level concepts within the field of behavioral and community health as well as the Community Health degree program. Includes discussion on the delivery of behavioral and community health at the local, state, national, and global levels; career opportunities in the diverse sectors of the community health field; undergraduate programmatic information; and strategies for student success.
In-person meeting dates are TBD. See course Canvas/ELMS site for details .
HLTH130
Introduction to Public and Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS
Restriction: Must not have completed HLTH105; and non-majors must have 45 or fewer credits.
Credit only granted for: HLTH105 or HLTH130.
Formerly: HLTH105.
An introduction to the theory and practice of public and community health. The influence of public health professionals on the past, present, and future health status of society through the examination of critical health issues will be described. Programming models, theories and policy development are included.
Restricted to Majors or non-majors with less than or equal to 45 credits.
HLTH140
Personal and Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Meaning and significance of physical, mental and social health as related to the individual and to society; important phases of national health problems; constructive methods of promoting health of the individual and the community.
Also offered as HLTH140H. Credit granted for HLTH140 or HLTH140H.
HLTH140H
(Perm Req)
Personal and Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Meaning and significance of physical, mental and social health as related to the individual and to society; important phases of national health problems; constructive methods of promoting health of the individual and the community.
Also offered as HLTH140. Credit granted for HLTH140 or HLTH140H.
HLTH200
Introduction to Research in Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in Community Health program.
An overview of specific components and steps involved in the community health research process. Content includes, foundations of research, sampling, measurement design, and analysis in a community context.
HLTH230
Introduction to Health Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
CORE: SB
GenEd: DSHS
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH130.
Psychological, social psychological, and sociological approaches to the following health areas: development of health attitudes and behavior, patient-provider interaction and the organization of health care.
Restricted to Majors or non-majors with less than or equal to 45 credits.
HLTH234
Global Health Messages: Understanding Exposure & Impact.
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVCC, SCIS
Using a global perspective, this course teaches students to be critical consumers of current and historical health communication interventions. It also provides students with the skills to develop media interventions that target specific and general populations. Students will discover the array of diverse media messages that influence the health and well-being of individuals and communities.
HLTH246
The U.S. Tobacco Epidemic
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Tobacco is the leading cause of preventable death in the U.S. Course provides an overview of the tobacco epidemic including history, health effects, economic costs, policy, surveillance, and prevention, in addition to additional products like e-cigarettes, vaping and hookahs. .
HLTH264
Tweets & Likes: Digital Health & Social Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Examines the current and potential use of digital health and social media to influence public health. Provides an overview of knowledge, skills and terminology necessary to optimize the effectiveness of these technologies to contribute to the enhancement of individual and community health.
HLTH285
Controlling Stress and Tension
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: IE
GenEd: DSHS
Health problems related to stress and tension. Analysis of causative psychosocial stressors and intervening physiological mechanisms. Emphasis on prevention and control of stress through techniques such as biofeedback, meditation and neuromuscular relaxation.
HLTH289
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH292
Community Health Engagement
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Must not be in Community Health program.
An exploration and application of basic community health concepts. An integral part of the course is service learning, that includes evaluating, planning and implementing a community health program with a local community partner.
HLTH300
(Perm Req)
Biostatistics for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH200.
Restriction: Must be in Community Health program.
Also offered as: EPIB300.
Credit only granted for: EPIB300 or HLTH300.
An examination of biostatistical concepts and procedures as they relate to contemporary issues in public health. Focus on applications, hands-on-experience, and interpretations of statistical findings in public health research.
Also offered as HLTH300H. Credit granted for HLTH300 or HLTH300H.
HLTH300H
(Perm Req)
Biostatistics for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSAR
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH200.
Restriction: Must be in Community Health program.
Also offered as: EPIB300.
Credit only granted for: EPIB300 or HLTH300.
An examination of biostatistical concepts and procedures as they relate to contemporary issues in public health. Focus on applications, hands-on-experience, and interpretations of statistical findings in public health research.
Also offered as HLTH300. Credit granted for HLTH300 or HLTH300H.
HLTH301
(Perm Req)
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HLTH300.
Restriction: Must be in Community Health program.
Also offered as: EPIB301.
Credit only granted for: EPIB301 or HLTH301.
An examination of the discipline of epidemiology and its application to public health issues and practices, covering current epidemiological concepts and methods.
Also offered as HLTH301H. Credit granted for HLTH301 or HLTH301H.
HLTH301H
(Perm Req)
Epidemiology for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HLTH300.
Restriction: Must be in Community Health program.
Also offered as: EPIB301.
Credit only granted for: EPIB301 or HLTH301.
An examination of the discipline of epidemiology and its application to public health issues and practices, covering current epidemiological concepts and methods.
Also offered as HLTH301. Credit granted for HLTH301 or HLTH301H.
HLTH325
Poor in America: Health and Wellbeing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: HLTH130; or HLTH140.
Using the ecological framework, students will explore the complicated relationship between poverty and health and well-being in the United States.
HLTH325H
(Perm Req)
Poor in America: Health and Wellbeing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: HLTH130; or HLTH140.
Using the ecological framework, students will explore the complicated relationship between poverty and health and well-being in the United States.
HLTH366
Behavioral and Community Issues in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HLTH130, HLTH230, PSYC100, SOCY100, SOCY105, or ANTH260.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; or permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department. And must have earned a minimum of 45 credits.
Additional information: This course will initially be restricted to Public Health Science (PHSC) majors, but could ultimately be opened to other majors, particularly those in HLTH.
The exploration of how social and behavioral science theories and public health concepts and methods can be applied to both the health-illness experience and community interventions.
HLTH371
Communicating Safety and Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
The communication and evaluation of safety and health information. Emphasis on various types of communications and recipient factors which contribute to their success or failure.
Also offered as HLTH371H. Credit granted for HLTH371 or HLTH371H.
HLTH371H
(Perm Req)
Communicating Safety and Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
The communication and evaluation of safety and health information. Emphasis on various types of communications and recipient factors which contribute to their success or failure.
HLTH377
Human Sexuality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The biological and developmental aspects of human sexuality; the psychological and emotional aspects of sexual behavior; sexual identity; the historical, cultural, social, linguistic, legal and moral forces affecting sexual issues; the importance of communication, disclosure and intimacy in interpersonal relationships; and research trends in the area of human sexuality.
Also offered as HLTH377H. Credit granted for HLTH377 or HLTH377H.
HLTH377H
(Perm Req)
Human Sexuality
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The biological and developmental aspects of human sexuality; the psychological and emotional aspects of sexual behavior; sexual identity; the historical, cultural, social, linguistic, legal and moral forces affecting sexual issues; the importance of communication, disclosure and intimacy in interpersonal relationships; and research trends in the area of human sexuality.
Also offered as HLTH377. Credit granted for HLTH377 or HLTH377H.
HLTH386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH389
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH391
(Perm Req)
Principles of Community Health I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: HLTH140, HLTH230, HLTH300, and BSCI202.
Corequisite: HLTH301.
Restriction: Must be in Community Health program.
Broad overview of community health. Health promotion, consumer health, public health, school health, environmental health, preventive medicine, human biology and the health care system are examined. Each area's contribution to community health is discussed.
Both sections (0101, 0201) shared with HLTH391H.
HLTH391H
(Perm Req)
Principles of Community Health I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: HLTH140, HLTH230, HLTH300, and BSCI202.
Corequisite: HLTH301.
Restriction: Must be in Community Health program.
Broad overview of community health. Health promotion, consumer health, public health, school health, environmental health, preventive medicine, human biology and the health care system are examined. Each area's contribution to community health is discussed.
HLTH410
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HLTH200; and must have completed 2 other courses in HLTH.
Restriction: Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5; and must have completed 45 credits before applying.
Undergraduate majors with a strong academic record are provided the opportunity to engage in challenging educational experiences related to the social and behavioral aspects of public health. Students will learn the skills and knowledge to develop, propose, defend, and complete an honors thesis or honors project.
HLTH420
(Perm Req)
Effective Strategies for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HLTH301 and HLTH391.
Corequisite: HLTH490.
The purpose of this course is to present the interrelationships of curriculum planning, methodology and the selection and use of successful public health presentation strategies. Special problems associated with public health presentations are discussed, and students become familiar with a variety of resources as well as with planning for and implementing demonstration presentations.
HLTH434
Introduction to Public Health Informatics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Community Health; Public Health Science) ; and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Credit only granted for: HLTH434 or HLTH498E.
Formerly: HLTH498E.
Provides an overview of the field of public health informatics and the influence of technology on the public's health and well-being. Emphasizes the application of various technologies and computer/internet applications to support public health research and practice, including strategies to address new and emerging threats.
HLTH460
Minority Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: HLTH140, HLTH230, or HLTH366; or permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Health concerns of U.S. ethnic minority groups and factors placing them at elevated risk for disease and injury. Health education concepts and strategies to reduce disparities between their health status and the health status of the general population.
Also offered as HLTH460H. Credit granted for HLTH460 or HLTH460H.
HLTH460H
(Perm Req)
Minority Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: HLTH140, HLTH230, or HLTH366; or permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Health concerns of U.S. ethnic minority groups and factors placing them at elevated risk for disease and injury. Health education concepts and strategies to reduce disparities between their health status and the health status of the general population.
Also offered as HLTH460. Credit granted for HLTH460 or HLTH460H.
HLTH476
Death Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Examination of the genesis and development of present day death attitudes and behavior by use of a multidisciplinary life cycle approach.
HLTH489
(Perm Req)
Field Laboratory Projects and Workshop
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH490
(Perm Req)
Professional Preparation in Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HLTH391, BSCI170, BSCI171, and BSCI201.
Corequisite: HLTH420.
Restriction: Must be in Community Health program.
The development of skills necessary for joining the public health work force post-graduation, as well as assistance in obtaining an appropriate internship that will serve as a final semester, capstone experience. Students will be exposed to various relevant professional experiences, and will be afforded the opportunity to strengthen their own individual skills by selecting from a menu of skills-based learning modules that best suit their perceived needs.
HLTH491
(Perm Req)
Community Health Internship
Credits: 12
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed HLTH490 with a C- or higher.
Restriction: Must have completed all program requirements and be in the last semester of the Community Health degree program.
Integrating theory with practice in a community health setting.
Class will meet on Wednesdays (Aug. 29, Sept. 12, Oct. 3, Oct. 31, Dec.5, Dec. 11). This course requires a $20.00 supply fee that must be paid during seminar #2 on Sept. 12. Seminar #1 on Aug. 29 meets 8:30AM-3PM.
HLTH609
Public Health Journal Club
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Limited to Behavioral & Community Health doctoral and advanced MPH students; or permission of instructor. Repeatable to 4 credits.
HLTH652
(Perm Req)
Quantitative Research Methods I in Public health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in MPH: Community Health Education (Master's) program; or must be in Ph.D.: Public and Community Health (Doctoral) program.
Credit only granted for: HLTH652 or HLTH688R.
Formerly: HLTH688R.
Intermediate statistics and procedures in public health-related researc for doctoral students. Focuses on applied statistics rather than theoretical, with emphasis on 1) how to apply statistical models, 2) how to perform the analysis with avialable software, and 3) how to interpret findings.
HLTH665
(Perm Req)
Health Behavior I
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
The psychological, social psychological, and sociological theories of health behavior. The relation of health knowledge, beliefs, attitudes, intentions, and behavior to preventive, illness, sick-role, and health utilization behaviors.
Restricted to Behavioral and Community Health PhD (BCHL) students only.
HLTH672
(Perm Req)
Public Health Informatics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Instructor permission is required for students not enrolled in a degree seeking program in the School of Public Health.
Also offered as: EPIB672.
Credit only granted for: HLTH670 or HLTH671, HLTH672, EPIB 672.
Formerly: HLTH670.
Additional information: Course hashtag - #umdphi12.
A basic overview of Informatics and its application in a public health setting. The major goal is for students to understand the basic tools and building blocks needed to utilize this technology in order to improve their professional productivity
HLTH688
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Health Education
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH688L
Special Problems in Health Education; Health Literacy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HLTH710
(Perm Req)
Methods and Techniques of Research
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
HLTH712
(Perm Req)
Applied Research Methods in Behavioral and Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HLTH710.
Designed to build on the research skills obtained in HLTH710 and other fundamental research methods and statistics courses. Methods and problems that are commonly encountered in health education research will be discussed including examination of actual research studies. Complex behavioral research issues will be addressed with existing research data sets. With these data sets, students will develop an analytic plan and conduct data analysis.
HLTH776
Community Health Program Evaluation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HLTH710 and HLTH774.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: HLTH775 or HLTH774 and HLTH776.
Formerly: HLTH775.
An application of basic research methods, and the evaluation of community health programs. Students will evaluate the effectiveness of a community health intervention.
HLTH785
Internship in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HLTH665, HLTH775, and HLTH780; or permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Credit only granted for: HLTH785 or HLTH778.
Internship and seminar providing an opportunity to apply previously acquired knowledge and skills in a health or allied health organization. Setting of the internship will depend upon the student's background and career goals.
Class meets on Mondays 7:00-9:00pm (August 27, October 1, December 3).
HLTH786
(Perm Req)
Capstone Project in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed all required coursework; and permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Capstone experience providing opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to a specific public health problem or issue. Completion of project relevant to public health under the direction of an advisor.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH799
(Perm Req)
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.