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Courses - Spring 2024
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06/22/2024 at 04:30 PM
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.
SPHL321
Terrapin Think Tank
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
1 credit course for student working with the SPH Office of Public Health Practice as Terrapin Think Tank members.
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
Contact department for information to register for this course.
SPHL478
Special Topics in Public Health
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
SPHL498T
Special Topics in Public Health; Terrapin Think Tank Fellows Course
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course serves as a broad introduction to Terrapin Think Tank. Students will learn the basic core competencies we use in health policy research, advocacy, and evaluation. Students will be introduced to policy structures at county- and state-level, key players, and best practices in designing policies and interventions that are sustainable and truly community-centric. Students will also have the opportunity to build out an original initiative, program, or piece of legislation over the course of the semester which will culminate in a final presentation with community and faculty leaders.
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.