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HLTH124
Introduction to Behavioral and Community Health
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Required of first semester Community Health majors to expose them to introductory-level concepts within the field of behavioral and community health as well as the Community Health degree program. Includes discussion on the delivery of behavioral and community health at the local, state, national, and global levels; career opportunities in the diverse sectors of the community health field; undergraduate programmatic information; and strategies for student success.
HLTH140
Personal and Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Meaning and significance of physical, mental and social health as related to the individual and to society; important phases of national health problems; constructive methods of promoting health of the individual and the community.
HLTH140H
(Perm Req)
Personal and Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Meaning and significance of physical, mental and social health as related to the individual and to society; important phases of national health problems; constructive methods of promoting health of the individual and the community.
HLTH200
Introduction to Research in Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral and Community Health department.
An overview of specific components and steps involved in the community health research process. Content includes, foundations of research, sampling, measurement design, and analysis in a community context.
HLTH230
Introduction to Health Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Psychological, social psychological, and sociological approaches to the following health areas: development of health attitudes and behavior, patient-provider interaction and the organization of health care.
Restricted to majors or non-majors with less than or equal to 45 credits.
HLTH285
Controlling Stress and Tension
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Health problems related to stress and tension. Analysis of causative psychosocial stressors and intervening physiological mechanisms. Emphasis on prevention and control of stress through techniques such as biofeedback, meditation and neuromuscular relaxation.
HLTH285H
(Perm Req)
Controlling Stress and Tension
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS
Health problems related to stress and tension. Analysis of causative psychosocial stressors and intervening physiological mechanisms. Emphasis on prevention and control of stress through techniques such as biofeedback, meditation and neuromuscular relaxation.
HLTH289
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH302
Methods of Community Health Assessment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HLTH200 and EPIB301.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Community Health Department.
Examination of research and evaluation tools that can be applied to community health promotion. Includes the application of qualitative research methods, community needs and strengths assessments, asset mapping, and monitoring and evaluating process, outcome and impact evaluation.
HLTH302H
(Perm Req)
Methods of Community Health Assessment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HLTH200 and EPIB301.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Community Health Department.
Examination of research and evaluation tools that can be applied to community health promotion. Includes the application of qualitative research methods, community needs and strengths assessments, asset mapping, and monitoring and evaluating process, outcome and impact evaluation.
HLTH306
Macro Level Influences on Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HLTH124.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
An examination of the effects and influences of policy decisions at the local, state and national levels on community health delivery. Historical and contemporary policy issues will be included with a focus on how the policies have impacted community organizations and the overall health of communities.
HLTH306H
(Perm Req)
Macro Level Influences on Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HLTH124.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
An examination of the effects and influences of policy decisions at the local, state and national levels on community health delivery. Historical and contemporary policy issues will be included with a focus on how the policies have impacted community organizations and the overall health of communities.
HLTH364
Social Media & Digital Tools for Community & Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Completion of HLTH230 with a C- or higher.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral and Community Health department; Restricted to majors who entered the program in Fall 2018 or later.
Examination of the characteristics and uses of media platforms and digital technologies to expand the capability to identify and reduce community and public health risks at all levels of prevention. Also considered will be the potential threats these new media can play on individual choice, privacy, confidentiality, and social influence -- which themselves can pose health threats to community and public health.
Restricted to Community Health (08370) majors who entered the program in Fall 2018 or later.
HLTH364H
(Perm Req)
Social Media & Digital Tools for Community & Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Completion of HLTH230 with a C- or higher.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral and Community Health department; Restricted to majors who entered the program in Fall 2018 or later.
Examination of the characteristics and uses of media platforms and digital technologies to expand the capability to identify and reduce community and public health risks at all levels of prevention. Also considered will be the potential threats these new media can play on individual choice, privacy, confidentiality, and social influence -- which themselves can pose health threats to community and public health.
HLTH366
Behavioral and Community Issues in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: HLTH130, HLTH230, PSYC100, SOCY100, SOCY105, or ANTH260.
Restriction: Must be in Public Health Science program; or permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department. And must have earned a minimum of 45 credits.
Additional information: This course will initially be restricted to Public Health Science (PHSC) majors, but could ultimately be opened to other majors, particularly those in HLTH.
The exploration of how social and behavioral science theories and public health concepts and methods can be applied to both the health-illness experience and community interventions.
HLTH377
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The biological and developmental aspects of human sexuality; the psychological and emotional aspects of sexual behavior; sexual identity; the historical, cultural, social, linguistic, legal and moral forces affecting sexual issues; the importance of communication, disclosure and intimacy in interpersonal relationships; and research trends in the area of human sexuality.
HLTH377H
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
The biological and developmental aspects of human sexuality; the psychological and emotional aspects of sexual behavior; sexual identity; the historical, cultural, social, linguistic, legal and moral forces affecting sexual issues; the importance of communication, disclosure and intimacy in interpersonal relationships; and research trends in the area of human sexuality.
HLTH386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH389
(Perm Req)
Topical Investigations
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH391
(Perm Req)
Making a Difference: Applying Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: SPHL100, HLTH124, HLTH140, HLTH200, HLTH230, EPIB301, EPIB315, BSCI170, BSCI201, and HLTH302. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH364.
Corequisite: HLTH490.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral and Community Health department.
The exploration and application of community health concepts including theoretical models, advocacy, cultural competency, asset mapping, and needs assessment. Includes planning, implementing and evaluating a community health program with a designated community partner.
HLTH391H
(Perm Req)
Making a Difference: Applying Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: SPHL100, HLTH124, HLTH140, HLTH200, HLTH230, EPIB301, EPIB315, BSCI170, BSCI201, and HLTH302. Students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH364.
Corequisite: HLTH490.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral and Community Health department.
The exploration and application of community health concepts including theoretical models, advocacy, cultural competency, asset mapping, and needs assessment. Includes planning, implementing and evaluating a community health program with a designated community partner.
HLTH399
(Perm Req)
Community Health Field Work
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH420
(Perm Req)
Effective Strategies for Public Health Practice
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: FSOC
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HLTH140 and HLTH230 .
Restriction: Must be in a major within the SPHL-Behavioral and Community Health department.
The purpose of this course is to present the interrelationships of curriculum planning, methodology and the selection and use of successful public health presentation strategies. Special problems associated with public health presentations are discussed, and students become familiar with a variety of resources as well as with planning for and implementing demonstration presentations.
HLTH431
Health Literacy in Action
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: HLTH 371; or equivalent. Repeatable to 0 credit.
Credit only granted for: HLTH431 or HLTH498L.
Formerly: HLTH498L.
This course introduces the concept of health literacy and develops the knowledge and skills to understand the field and engage productively about health literacy with healthcare providers, systems, and policy makers. The class explores diverse perspectives about health information and communication, and different pathways and strategies to help create the conditions for more informed and engaged individuals and communities.
HLTH431H
(Perm Req)
Health Literacy in Action
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Recommended: HLTH 371; or equivalent. Repeatable to 0 credit.
Credit only granted for: HLTH431 or HLTH498L.
Formerly: HLTH498L.
This course introduces the concept of health literacy and develops the knowledge and skills to understand the field and engage productively about health literacy with healthcare providers, systems, and policy makers. The class explores diverse perspectives about health information and communication, and different pathways and strategies to help create the conditions for more informed and engaged individuals and communities.
HLTH434
Introduction to Public Health Informatics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in one of the following programs (Community Health; Public Health Science) ; and must have earned a minimum of 60 credits.
Credit only granted for: HLTH434 or HLTH498E.
Formerly: HLTH498E.
Provides an overview of the field of public health informatics and the influence of technology on the public's health and well-being. Emphasizes the application of various technologies and computer/internet applications to support public health research and practice, including strategies to address new and emerging threats.
HLTH471
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a program in the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; or must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Cross-listed with: WGSS471.
Credit only granted for: HLTH471, WMST471, or WGSS471..
Formerly: WMST471.
The women's health movement from the perspective of consumerism and feminism. The physician-patient relationship in the gynecological and other medical settings. The gynecological exam, gynecological problems, contraception, abortion, pregnancy, breast and cervical cancer and surgical procedures. Psychological aspects of gynecological concerns.
Cross-listed with WMST471. Credit granted for HLTH471 or WMST471.
HLTH471H
(Perm Req)
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Restriction: Must be in a program in the Harriet Tubman Department of Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; or must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Cross-listed with: WGSS471.
Credit only granted for: HLTH471, WMST471, or WGSS471..
Formerly: WMST471.
The women's health movement from the perspective of consumerism and feminism. The physician-patient relationship in the gynecological and other medical settings. The gynecological exam, gynecological problems, contraception, abortion, pregnancy, breast and cervical cancer and surgical procedures. Psychological aspects of gynecological concerns.
HLTH489
(Perm Req)
Field Laboratory Projects and Workshop
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH490
(Perm Req)
Professional Preparation in Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EPIB301, EPIB315, SPHL100, HLTH124, HLTH140, HLTH200, HLTH230, HLTH302, BSCI170, BSCI171, and BSCI201; and students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH364.
Corequisite: HLTH391.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the Behavioral and Community Health department.
The development of skills necessary for joining the public health work force post-graduation, as well as assistance in obtaining an appropriate internship that will serve as a final semester, capstone experience. Students will be exposed to various relevant professional experiences, and will be afforded the opportunity to strengthen their own individual skills by selecting from a menu of skills-based learning modules that best suit their perceived needs.
HLTH490H
(Perm Req)
Professional Preparation in Community Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in EPIB301, EPIB315, SPHL100, HLTH124, HLTH140, HLTH200, HLTH230, HLTH302, BSCI170, BSCI171, and BSCI201; and students must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH364.
Corequisite: HLTH391.
Restriction: Must be in a major within the Behavioral and Community Health department.
The development of skills necessary for joining the public health work force post-graduation, as well as assistance in obtaining an appropriate internship that will serve as a final semester, capstone experience. Students will be exposed to various relevant professional experiences, and will be afforded the opportunity to strengthen their own individual skills by selecting from a menu of skills-based learning modules that best suit their perceived needs.
HLTH491
(Perm Req)
Community Health Internship
Credits: 12
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HLTH420 and HLTH490.
Restriction: Must have completed all program requirements and be in the last semester of the Community Health degree program.
Integrating theory with practice in a community health setting.
HLTH492
(Perm Req)
BS/MPH Community Health Internship
Credits: 9
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of C- in HLTH490.
Restriction: Must be a Community Health major who has been admitted to the combined BS/MPH degree program.
Integrating theory with practice in a community health setting.
HLTH625
(Perm Req)
Community Assessment through Qualitative Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Course will be restricted to Behavioral and Community Health graduate students.
A discussion of major paradigms in qualitative inquiry, an overview of the process of qualitative research, and an introduction to several qualitative research methods, including grounded theory, ethnography, phenomenology, and content analysis. Students will collect, transcribe, analyze, and present qualitative data using introductory interview and analytic techniques.
HLTH653
(Perm Req)
Quantitative Research Methods II in Public Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: HLTH652.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Credit only granted for: HLTH653 or HLTH688T.
Formerly: HLTH688T.
Intermediate and advanced statistics and procedures in health-related research for doctoral students with the focus on applications of these statistical methodological methods to public health research.
HLTH665
Health Behavior I: Theoretical Foundations of Health Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Provides students with an understanding of the application of the social and behavioral sciences to health; addressing behavioral, social, and cultural factors that influence individual and population health and health disparities over the life course. Public health issues related to individuals and populations will be examined in terms of social and behavioral theories, empirical research findings, and methodologies.
HLTH666
Health Behavior II: Applying Health Behavior Theory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HLTH665.
Develops students' expertise in applying health behavior theory, with an emphasis on cultural appropriateness and through a social justice lens. This course will build on material learned in HLTH 665, and will involve a particular emphasis on application of health behavior theory. The course will be taught using a "hands-on" approach, giving students a skill foundation in applying health behavior theories throughout the life course of an intervention from the research question and hypothesis, to intervention development, and evaluation.
HLTH671
(Perm Req)
Public Health Communication
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Restriction: Non-SPH students must obtain permission from the instructor prior to registering.
Credit only granted for: HLTH670 or HLTH671 and HLTH672.
Formerly: HLTH670.
An exploration of the the broad and diverse field of health communication including medical encounters, everyday communication about health, advertising, news, public health campaigns, community outreach, public policy, and international programs. Theories and applied efforts that have been studied and documented will be examined.
HLTH688
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Health Education
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH711
(Perm Req)
Advanced Research Methods in Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HLTH710.
Restriction: Must be in MPH: Community Health Education (Master's) program; or must be in Ph.D.: Public and Community Health (Doctoral) program.
Quantitative techniques, advanced research methods and design issues.
HLTH776
Community Health Program Evaluation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: HLTH710 and HLTH774.
Restriction: Must be in the Behavioral and Community Health (BCHL) doctoral program; and permission of Behavioral and Community Health department; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: HLTH775 or HLTH774 and HLTH776.
Formerly: HLTH775.
An application of basic research methods, and the evaluation of community health programs. Students will evaluate the effectiveness of a community health intervention.
HLTH778
Practical Experience in Public Health
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg
HLTH784
Guided Capstone Preparation Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have attended a capstone project orientation session; and must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in HLTH625, HLTH665, and HLTH710.
The purpose of this seminar is to guide students through the major steps and deadlines associated with developing their capstone project, which is the MPH degree culminating experience. The capstone project requires that students apply the knowledge and skills acquired during their MPH program to meet the needs of a stakeholder group or person. Some examples of needs (deliverables) include: an infographic, a website, a curriculum, a lesson plan, an app, an evaluation plan, a policy brief, etc. Some examples of stakeholders: include legislators, non-profit organizations, a faculty researcher, a government (county, state or federal) agency, etc. The project is very applied in nature and the result is a deliverable that can be used immediately by the stakeholder.
HLTH786
(Perm Req)
Capstone Project in Public Health
Credits: 2 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed all required coursework; and permission of SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Restriction: Must be in a major within SPHL-Behavioral & Community Health department.
Capstone experience providing opportunity to apply knowledge and skills to a specific public health problem or issue. Completion of project relevant to public health under the direction of an advisor.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH898
(Perm Req)
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
HLTH899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.