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Courses - Fall 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.
SPHL240
Public Health Engagement
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be a transfer student with 60 credits or less; and must be in a major in SPHL-School of Public Health.
Additional information: The course will include a significant physical activity component.
Public Health Engagement is a transfer transition course that provides an opportunity for transfer students to engage in the professional culture of the public health field and to build community while navigating a large, public institution. Instructors use research, physical activity, and academic engagement to stimulate community building across all majors within the School of Public Health. Students will engage with public health issues, academic resources, solution-driven grant writing, identity development, faculty and alumni support systems, and group and individual physical activities. A partnership of 3 sectors within the school, this course is taught by an interdisciplinary team fostering public health practice and community building while promoting successful transition, integration and retention.
SPHL246
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Students must be undergraduate majors within the School of Public Health; and permission of instructor.
This lab course is designed to assist students in improving academic strategies, learning time management practices, interacting with the faculty and greater campus community, and developing professional career aspirations. The focus will be on an exploration of the academic environment, campus resources, self-discovery tools, and skill development. Utilizing an interactive experience through facilitated discussion that develops positive relationships, students will actively explore academic opportunities offered through the School of Public Health and the University of Maryland.
SPHL333
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Teaching and Mentoring for Undergraduate Teaching Assistants
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Corequisite: This course must be taken concurrently with SPHL389 the first term in which a student is a UTA.
Restriction: This course is restricted to undergraduate students enrolled in an SPHL major.
Supports the professional and personal development of UG students in the UTEAM program. Must be completed concurrently with the first semester of providing UTEAM support to a specific course.UTEAM members are dedicated student learners who provide peer education support for specific course as part of the teaching team and emphasizes: 1) introduction to teaching, learning, literature and practice, 2) collaboration with other UTEAM members, faculty and staff as a learning community, and 3) reflection on the knowledge and skills developed through course participation.
SPHL399
(Perm Req)
Academic Peer Teaching and Mentoring in Public Health
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
SPHL600
Foundations of Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be a graduate student within the 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 taken into consideration different points of view, outside research, and impacts on individuals and communities.
SPHL601
Core Concepts in Public Health
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Restriction: Must be a Master's of Public Health (MPH) or Master's of Health Administration (MHA) student within the School of Public Health.
Introduces students to the history, functions, systems, policies, and models of public health practice in the United States and globally. The course offers seminars, interactive activities, and assessments aimed at establishing a baseline understanding of public health necessary for higher level and integrative learning in subsequent public health courses.
SPHL602
Foundations of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
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
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.
SPHL612
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be a graduate student in the School of Public Health.
Credit only granted for: EPIB641, KNES689Y or SPHL612.
Formerly: EPIB641, KNES689Y.
Overview and discussion of ethical issues that face public health researchers.
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.