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Public Health (PUBH) Courses

Lower Division

PUBH 210 HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (3-0-3)(S). Overview of the health care industry and the issues that confront this dynamic system, including the changing roles of components of the system as well as technical, economic, political and social forces responsible for those changes. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health major, ENGL 102.

PUBH 230 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (3-0-3)(F). Evaluates the impact that chemical, physical, and biological agents have on the public’s health and the environment. Examines how worldwide political, economic, and demographic diversity affects the public’s health and the natural environment. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health major.

PUBH 240 FOUNDATIONS OF HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Fundamental concepts, theories and direction of health education and promotion fields. Exploration of career opportunities and future trends in health promotion. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health, ENGL 101, and ENGL 102.

Upper Division

PUBH 303 FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Introduction to the online BA in Public Health (BAPH). Offers an introduction to public health and explores different disciplines within the field. The course will address the social determinants of health and explain how they influence personal and community health. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health or declared Public Health certificate.

PUBH 310 EVIDENCE-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH (3-0-3)(S). Evidence-based Public Health provides advanced study in public health prevention strategies, with an emphasis on coalition development, assessment, and evaluation of community-based prevention and health promotion strategies. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health or declared Public Health certificate, upper-division standing.

PUBH 315 HEALTH POLICY AND ETHICS (3-0-3)(S). Survey of the policy and legal issues related to public health, health care delivery, and environmental health. Examination of how the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of government at federal, state, and local levels interact and create law. Focuses on public policy and transformational ethics as a tool to improve population health, interactions between private and public sector, and legal issues health professionals commonly encounter. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health or declared Public Health certificate.

PUBH 318 PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYSIS (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Introduction to statistics and data analysis including descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, risk and odds, categorical data analysis, hypothesis testing, correlation, linear regression. Emphasis on quantitative reasoning, problem solving, communicating ideas, and applications in public health. Includes use of Excel and calculators to handle computations. PREREQ: MATH 108 or satisfactory placement score or foundations of mathematics course, and admission to BA in Public Health.

PUBH 342 HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION METHODS (3-0-3)(SU). Examines effective methods for assessing and planning health promotion programs. Topics include developing objectives, selecting interventions and presenting health programs. PREREQ: PUBH 240 and admission to BA in Public Health.

PUBH 344 HEALTH BEHAVIOR THEORY AND PRACTICE (3-0-3)(SU). Evidence-based health interventions have a sound theoretical basis. Learn about the social and environmental influences that impact the initiation, maintenance, and change of health behaviors. Learn how to apply these principles when creating interventions focused on improving health and preventing disease. PREREQ: PUBH 240 and admission to BA in Public Health.

PUBH 355 HUMAN HEALTH AND DISEASE (3-0-3)(S). Introduction to practices of health and wellness emphasizing lifestyles and measures of health. This course will cover general concepts related to the human body and chronic and infectious diseases, as well as how organ systems are affected by disease. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health or declared Public Health certificate.

PUBH 365 QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F). Provides an overview of methods and efforts to achieve measurable improvements in the efficiency, effectiveness, performance, accountability, outcomes, and other indicators of quality in services or processes, which achieve equity and improve the health of the community. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health or declared Public Health certificate.

PUBH 382 RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Design of experiments, methods of analysis, interpretation and communication of results, and use of research to support evidence-based practice. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health or declared Public Health certificate, and ENGL 102, and MATH 254 or PRE/COREQ: PUBH 318 or PERM/INST.

PUBH 418 ADVANCED PUBLIC HEALTH ANALYSIS (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Continuation of PUBH 318 topics include multiple linear regression, ANOVA designs, post hoc tests, categorical data analysis, time-series, forecasting, and non-parametric data analysis. Emphasis on data and analytic methods in Public Health, quantitative reasoning, data integrity, data manipulation, interpretation of research findings in the literature and use of results to make informed decisions. Use of Excel and other statistics software packages to handle analyses. PREREQ: PUBH 318 and admission to BA in Public Health or declared Public Health certificate.

PUBH 419 PUBLIC HEALTH COMMUNICATIONS (3-0-3)(F). Familiarizes students with the prominent theories, issues, and topics in the field of health communication with a range of topics, including illness and health, historical and contemporary issues, patient and provider experiences, cultural differences in health, public awareness/prevention/intervention campaigns, and the role of media and relationships in health communication. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health or declared Public Health certificate.

PUBH 420 STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(SU). Terminology, concepts, and forms used in both strategic planning and project management. Focuses on the similarities and differences between strategic planning (short and long term planning) and project planning (specific business activity that has a beginning and end). PREREQ: Upper-division standing and admission to BA in Public Health or declared Public Health certificate.

PUBH 440 HEALTH EDUCATION AND PROMOTION PROGRAMMING (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Utilizes the principles of health education and promotion programming and development to plan, implement, and evaluate a community-focused health program. PREREQ: PUBH 240, PUBH 342, and admission to BA in Public Health.

PUBH 455 PUBLIC HEALTH PROJECT (2-0-2)(F,S,SU). Synthesis of public health concepts into developed projects within various health care venues. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health major.

PUBH 460 DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH (3-0-3)(F). Provides a comprehensive understanding of the environmental, social, and cultural factors that influence health. This course will cover topics, theories, and public health methods associated with determinants of health. Topics include gender, ethnicity/race, relationships, socioeconomic status, built environment, community, political systems, stress and adverse childhood experiences, and culture their influences on individual and community health. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health or declared Public Health certificate.

PUBH 470 COLLABORATING FOR CHANGE (3-0-3)(SU). Social change and community work relies on cross-sector collaboration. This course investigates key tools and theories that empower and engage communities to address their own issues. PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health or declared Public Health certificate.

PUBH 480 EPIDEMIOLOGY (3-0-3)(F,S,SU). Study of the distribution and determinants of disease within human populations. PREREQ: Upper-division standing, PUBH 318, and admission to BA in Public Health.

PUBH 488 STUDENT OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT (0-0-0)(F,S,SU). Seniors in the department of Community and Environmental Health are required to take an exit survey and participate in professional and career building activities. Additional certification exams will be provided by emphasis areas. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: Admission to BA in Public Health.