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Courses - Spring 2019
PHSC
Public Health Science
PHSC389
(Perm Req)
Independent Research Study in Public Health Science
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
PHSC399
(Perm Req)
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.
PHSC402
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Credit only granted for: PHSC402 or SPHL402.
Formerly: SPHL402.
Intensive introduction to public health emergency preparedness. Course will provide students with an overview of the role of public health in planning, prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery from disasters, both manmade and natural.
PHSC405
Policy Advocacy and Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in PHSC401.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Students will identify and analyze policy solutions to public health problems and determine advocacy strategies to encourage policy makers to implement the recommendations. Lectures, class discussions, group work and mock advocacy exercises will integrate the principles and practice of public health advocacy. Guest lecturers from a variety of settings will give students a broad range of perspectives and advocacy experiences.
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.
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.
PHSC426
Climate Change and Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in MIEH300.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program.
Climate changes pose significant risks to population health by affecting air quality, the availability of safe drinking water, infectious disease transmission, food security, and access to housing, land, and livelihoods. Students examine the relationship between climate change and human health, focusing on how climate change vulnerability varies between populations by geographic, demographic, and socioeconomic characteristics.
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.