Courses Taught by Paul Fleming

HBEHED590: Principles of Community Engagement for Health Promotion

  • Graduate level
  • Online MPH only
  • This is a first year course for Online students
  • Spring-Summer term(s) term for online MPH students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for online MPH students
  • Instructor(s): Fleming, Paul (Online MPH);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course will help students better prepare for engaging community members and community-based organizations for public health work. The course has three major focus areas: (1) Consideration of power, privilege, and social identities in community engagement, (2) Strategies for engaging stakeholders and building coalitions, (3) CBPR principles and other models of community engagement.
  • Learning Objectives: By the end of the course, students are expected to: (1) Demonstrate critical self-reflection of how social identities, power, unearned advantage/disadvantage, and privilege impact community engagement work (2) Describe the ethical considerations for community engagement (autonomy vs. paternalism) (3) Apply the 9 principles of Community-based Participatory Research and its Core Components/Phases and how this fits with ethical considerations (4) Identify different types of stakeholder groups for a given health issue and motivations/perspectives of each (5) Strategize how to build a coalition for a specific health issue in a specific health setting (6) Demonstrate understanding of interpersonal skills required for effective community engagement
Concentration Competencies that HBEHED590 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
Population and Health Sciences MPH Design multisector collaborations that will support all phases of population health improvement (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation) PUBHLTH515, HBEHED590, HBEHED591, PUBHLTH511

HBEHED651: Program Development in Health Education

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Winter term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Fleming, Paul (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: HBHE 600
  • Description: Focuses on design of effective health promotion/health education programs. Moves between theoretical bases for program development and examination of practical applications. Initial sessions focus on framework for development of health education/health promotion programs. Subsequent sessions center on specific components of intervention design and application.
Concentration Competencies that HBEHED651 Allows Assessment On
Department Program Degree Competency Specific course(s) that allow assessment
HBHE MPH Specify approaches for planning, implementing, and managing socio-behavioral health education-focused programs and/or policies to promote human health HBEHED651
HBHE MPH Integrate principles and methods of community engagement, including ethical considerations, relevant to the design and implementation of health education programs and policies HBEHED651

HBEHED679: Historical Roots of Health Inequities

  • Graduate level
  • Residential
  • Fall term(s) for residential students;
  • 3 Credit Hour(s) for residential students;
  • Instructor(s): Fleming, Paul (Residential);
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Advisory Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This 3-credit course offers an examination of U.S. health inequities from a historical lens and discussion of present-day issues. Through the readings, discussions, and assignments in this class, students will better understand historical policies, events, and movements that have led to health inequities and connect those to contemporary issues in the United States and within the field of public health. The course takes an intersectional perspective to examine health inequities, with a focus on inequities related to race, ethnicity, gender, and class.
  • Learning Objectives: (Note, these are from the CEPH Foundational Learning Objectives) 1. Explain public health history, philosophy and values 4. List major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality in the US or other community relevant to the school or program 10. Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities