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Courses - Spring 2022
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SPHL100
Foundations of Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
For those able to attend, the first lecture will be held synchronously on Monday, January 25 from 10am-10:50am. More information will be available on ELMS.
SPHL246
(Perm Req)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
SPHL291
Does Science Support Nontraditional Healing Practices?
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSNS, SCIS
Recommended: Successful completion of English composition course.
Does yoga improve the health of wounded warriors and/or breast cancer survivors? Can mindfulness enhance your business success and family relationships, or is it social media hype? Do you know what reflexology is, and does it help reduce your personal stress level? Increasing numbers of people are using nutritional supplements, meditation, yoga and other forms of exercise, acupuncture and experiences in nature to reduce stress levels and improve overall health and well-being. In the media, scientists to celebrities have alternately endorsed or rejected claims about how these and other nontraditional health practices benefit health and well-being. Students will sample some of these nontraditional health practices and explore whether these practices can enhance their own well-being. General scientific methods for health research will be introduced and students will use this knowledge to evaluate the existing scientific research on these practices. Students will also evaluate whether popular and media translation of scientific research on these practices is fact-based.
SPHL333
(Perm Req)
Fundamentals of Undergraduate Teaching for Education Assistants and Mentors (UTEAM)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Corequisite: SPHL399.
Restriction: Permission of the instructor; and permission of the School of Public Health.
Additional information: This course must be taken concurrently with SPHL399 the first term in which a student is a UTA. Preference is given to students within 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
Academic Peer Teaching and Mentoring in Public Health
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
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.
SPHL610
Program and Policy Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation
Credits: 5
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: Completion of SPHL 601, 602, and 603 with a grade of B- or better in each. Note that completion of SPHL 601, 602, and 603 with a B- or better is a graduation requirement for the MPH/MHA degrees; and concurrent enrollment in SPHL 611.
Restriction: Must be in a graduate student in SPHL-School of Public Health.
This second course in the MPH/MHA integrated core sequence will prepare students to engage in the important tasks of assessing population and patient needs, implementing and evaluating culturally appropriate public health programs, policies, and interventions, and pursuing appropriate resources to support activities through the policy process and via effective use of power in the face of competing interests. The course will be a mix of individual and team-based assignments based upon an existing or newly identified problem, in addition to case studies, interactive simulations, and applied writing assignments.
SPHL611
Public Health Ethics
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed SPHL601; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Must be a graduate student in the School of Public Health.
Credit only granted for: EPIB641, KNES689Y, or SPHL611..
Formerly: EPIB641, KNES689Y.
Overview and discussion of ethical issues that face public health practitioners.
SPHL612
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, 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.