Description: About 35 million people are currently living with HIV, with 71% living in sub-Saharan Africa. For the first time, new treatments and strategies to prevent onward transmission have brought a vision of an "AIDS free generation". The influence of research, dissemination, policy and advocacy underlie US and International HIV/AIDS Strategies, which are uniformly adopting aggressive goals for eliminating new cases of HIV in the next decade. From the "cascade of HIV care" a new road map towards prevention and treatment has emerged and the role of individual health promotion, community engagement, health systems reforms, and policy are pivotal in achieving sustainable success in ending HIV. This course provides an overview of past, current and emerging issues in HIV-prevention, HIV testing, linkage and retention in HIV care, access to HIV treatment and achieving durable viral suppression in diverse domestic and global contexts from biological, social, structural, cultural and psychological perspectives.
The course structure will generally follow a strategy of presentation from experts, advocates and affected individuals, targeted readings, lecture and discussion of a specific area on the prevention or treatment cascade, followed by lectures and activities that consolidate material presented and assigned for a given area. Most weeks have a planned combination of guest experts/speakers, readings, lecture, and activities that mobilize information into knowledge, ideas and insights.
Description: This course covers foundational skills needed to successfully complete the CEPH accredited HBHE MPH program. Knowledge and support regarding program requirements for core competencies, applied learning experience(s) and integrated learning experiences are provided, and students engage in the development of their e-portfolio throughout the semester.
Course Goals: This course is designed to:
1. Build a cohort community for support as professionals
2. Explore diverse professional and workplace skills.
3. Create plans for completing all MPH core competency requirements.
4. Create professional e-portfolio scaffolding and outline.
5. Demonstrate the ability to use fundamental public health practice skills developed through in-class group and dyadic activities.
6. Develop internship management, search, and planning strategies.
Competencies: While this course is not designed to assess specific competencies, we will work towards assisting students in integrating and showcasing fundamental core competencies.
Learning Objectives: Learning Objectives:
Through participation in this course students will
1. Create the beginning structure for a comprehensive ePortfolio
2. Develop plans for future applied learning experiences and related products.
3. Gain skills in processes involved in summer internship placements (identifying placements, applying, exploring financial assistance options).
4. Engage with classmates in team building activities.
HBEHED621: Seminar in Behavioral Research Methods in Public Health
Description: Intensive analysis of selected topics; characteristics and advantages of alternative types of studies; purposes of various experimental designs; development of methodology for program evaluation; interviewing and questionnaire construction and problems in analysis of data, with particular emphasis on problems of spuriousness
HBEHED699: Career Development and Capstone in Public Health
Description: HBHE 699 is required by students enrolled in the Master's program in HBHE. Students engage in a synthesis of knowledge formation in health behavior and health education. This course supports competency assessment and professional development with a special focus on career development and job placement.