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Courses - Fall 2018
PHSC
Public Health Science
PHSC300
Foundations of Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be a major within the School of Public Health.
Credit only granted for: SPHL100 or PHSC300.
An overview of the goals, functions, and methods of public health. After an introduction to the core concepts and tools used in public health research and practice, applications of these methodologies are considered in the context of current controversies/problems in public health. Students work together to develop strategies for prevention and control that take into consideration different points of view, outside research, and impacts on individuals and communities.
PHSC389
(Perm Req)
Independent Research Study in Public Health Science
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
PHSC399
Public Health Science Internship
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
PHSC401
History of Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; and must have earned a minimum of 45 credits.
Credit only granted for: PHSC401 or SPHL401.
Formerly: SPHL401.
Emphasis is on the history of public health in the Western world from antiquity to the present. Also examines the influence of public health developments as they relate to the Western world as well as throughout diverse cultures and societies across the globe. Analysis focuses on the interaction among Western and non-Western cultures with respect to health issues, including science, policies, prevention and treatment.
PHSC410
Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; and junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: PHSC410 or SPHL410.
Formerly: SPHL410.
Students will become familiar with the dynamics of public health progra planning, and the basic process of identifying unmet needs. They will be able to identify different types of program evaluation, including needs assessment, formative research, process evaluation, impact assessment, and cost analysis.
PHSC412
Food, Policy, and Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Must have completed HLSA300 with a C- or higher.
Recommended: NFSC100.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; and junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: PHSC412 or SPHL412.
Formerly: SPHL412.
Broad overview of the impact of food and food policy on public health. Course covers topics such as access to food, food systems, influence of food policies on the individual, the cost of food, influences on food selection, food safety risks and responses, nutrition-related health challenges, and a comparison of US food/nutrition issues with those of other nations.
PHSC415
Essentials of Public Health Biology: The Cell, The Individual, and Disease
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI202.
Recommended: BSCI223.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; and junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: PHSC415, SPHL415 or SPHL498J.
Formerly: SPHL415 and SPHL498J.
Presents the basic scientific and biomedical concepts of modern public health problems and explores in depth mechanisms and models of the major categories of disease. The biologic principles presented are foundations to public health disease prevention, control, or management programs.
PHSC430
Public Health in the City: Perspectives on Health in the Urban Environment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP, SCIS
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in BSCI202 and MIEH300.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; and junior standing or higher.
Credit only granted for: PHSC430 or SPHL498G.
Formerly: SPHL498G.
Exposure to issues related to city habitation and the health of the public, including how the urban environment impacts the lives and health of city dwellers, including discussion of the social determinants of health. Students are encouraged to think about urban health and policy, and to question the current state of urban public health. Issues of race, class, and equality will be discussed throughout the course as they relate to each of these topics.
PHSC497
Public Health Science Capstone
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Must have completed the professional writing requirement with a C- or higher; and minimum grade of C- in MIEH400.
Restriction: Must have earned a minimum of 100 credits; and must be in Public Health Science program; and must be in the final semester of undergraduate study.
Credit only granted for: SPHL498F or PHSC497.
Formerly: SPHL498F.
The capstone course is the culminating experience for Public Health Science students and must be taken only in the final semester of study. The Public Health Science capstone course is designed to challenge students to integrate the five core areas of public health in investigating, researching and addressing public health issues. Throughout the semester, students will be required to evaluate, analyze and synthesize scholarly works as they research and propose solutions to a variety of public health issues. By the conclusion of this research based course, students will understand how the various public health perspectives can combine in addressing and informing public health practices.