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Courses - Summer 2019
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SPHL100
Foundations of Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be in a major in SPHL-School of Public Health.
Credit only granted for: SPHL100, PHSC300 or SPHL600.
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.
SPHL602
Foundations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: Recommend SPHL603 as a co-requisite course.
Restriction: Must be a graduate student within the School of Public Health.
Credit only granted for: SPHL602 or EPIB610 and EPIB650.
An introduction to conceptual and practical tools from epidemiology and biostatistics that are necessary for the study of public health problems. Students learn epidemiologic concepts and methods, and basic statistical concepts and procedures used in public health research through applications, hands-on experience, and interpretations of statistical findings.
SPHL603
Public Health Data Laboratory
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Corequisite: SPHL602.
Restriction: Must be a graduate student within the School of Public Health.
An introduction to the statistical software necessary to implement the epidemiology and biostatistics concepts covered in the course EPIB 602, Foundations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics through hands-on exercises.
SPHL620
Leadership, Teams, and Coalitions: Policy to Advocacy
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed SPHL610.
Restriction: Must be a graduate student in the School of Public Health.
Students learn team building, leadership, and advocacy skills through the development and presentation of a policy brief on an urgent public health issue. The class will use a combination of brief lectures, discussions, and planned activities on how to develop a policy briefing. Students will have an inter-professional experience during which they will discuss possible approaches to developing policies on their public health issues while practicing team building skills. Class will culminate with presentation of policy briefs through a persuasive advocacy speech.
Students learn team building, leadership, and advocacy skills through the development and presentation of a policy brief on an urgent public health issue. The class will use a combination of brief lectures, discussions, and planned activities on how to develop a policy briefing. Students will have an inter-professional experience during which they will discuss possible approaches to developing policies on their public health issues while practicing team building skills. Class will culminate with presentation of policy briefs through a persuasive advocacy speech.