Courses Taught by Staff

BIOSTAT449 Topics In Biostatistics

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Statistics 401 or permission of instructor
  • Description: This course will make use of case studies to discuss problems and applications of biostatistics. Topics will include cohort and case control studies, survival analysis with applications in clinical trials, evaluation of diagnostic tests, and statistical genetics. The course will conclude with a survey of areas of current biostatistical research.
  • This course is cross-listed with Statistics 449 in the Literature, Science and the Arts department.

BIOSTAT605 Intro to SAS Statistical Programming

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff; Welch, Kathy;
  • Prerequisites: One course in introductory statistics; Co-requisite Biostat 601 or equivalent or Perm. Instr
  • Description: This course provides incoming master's students in biostatistics with basic experience in SAS programming for data set creation and manipulation, an introduction to SAS macros, and SAS matrix manipulation.
  • Syllabus for BIOSTAT605

BIOSTAT810 Approaches to the Responsible Practice of Biostatistics

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course will cover a series of topics that encompass Responsible Conduct of Research and Scholarship (RCRS) as defined by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as well as focus upon the written and oral communication skills necessary for effective collaboration with public health investigators.
  • Syllabus for BIOSTAT810

BIOSTAT820 Readings in Biostatistics

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Students assigned special topics for literature study under guidance of individual faculty members. May be elected more than once. Enrollment limited to biostatistics majors.

BIOSTAT990 Dissertation/Pre-Candidacy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: (1-8 Full term, 1-4 Half term)
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted to status as a candidate.

BIOSTAT995 Dissertation Research for Doctorate in Philosophy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Admission to Doctoral Program(1-8 Full term, 1-4 Half term)
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student who has been admitted to status as a candidate.

EHS556 Occupational Ergonomics

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Offered every other year
  • Last offered Winter 2017
  • Not offered 2018-2019
  • Description: Principles, concepts and procedures concerned with worker performance, health and safety. Topics include: biomechanics, job safety, anthropometry, work physiology, psychophysics, work stations, tools, work procedures, work standards, Musculoskeletal disorders, noise, vibration, heat stress and the analysis and design of work.

EHS578 Practical Projects

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 1-4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Practical Projects in the application of theory and principles of Environmental Health Sciences in public health settings. Course requirements include an approved practical work experience related to Environmental Health Sciences in consultation with a faculty advisor. May be elected more than once. Enrollment limited to Environmental Health Sciences majors with at least two full terms of prior registration.

EHS588 Environmental Law (SNRE 475)

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Introduces students to Environmental Law and the impact of the legal process on decisions that affect the environment. Topics include common law tort actions, toxic tort actions, statutory controls of pollution and other environmentally harmful activities. Additional areas include administrative agency structure and performance, Constitutional rights to environmental quality and more.

EHS651 Occupational Health, Safety and Environmental Program Management

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Winter 2017
  • Not offered 2018-2019
  • Description: This course introduces future leaders of plant and corporate level occupational health, safety and environmental programs to the breadth of functions and activities routinely performed by OHSE managers. Among the topics discussed are: OHSE organization structure and staffing, management systems, program content and metrics, budgeting, risk management, incident investigation and management, emergency preparedness and response, regulatory compliance, legal systems, health and safety culture, and prevention through design processes.
  • Course Goals: Students who have taken this course are expected to achieve a set of learning objectives by acquiring knowledge about key concepts, principles, ideas and facts. In addition, they are expected to acquire a set of competencies reflecting skills relevant to the practice of occupational and environmental health. The following tables summarize these expectations.
  • Competencies: Describe the role and scope of OHSE programs (1) Implement OHSE audit programs and protocols, including conformance with ANSI Z10 and ISO 14000 requirements. (2) Develop and defend program budgets, and justify projects aimed at meeting OHSE objectives. (3) Write OHSE policies and action plans, and set measurable performance goals for organizations. (4) Understand and communicate effectively with insurance brokers and underwriters. (5) Participate effectively in workers compensation case management. (6) Conduct and evaluate basic accident/incident investigations. (7) Lead the development of simple emergency preparedness and response plans. 8) Describe regulatory processes and provide compliance advice to professionals outside of the OHSE domain. (9) Properly maintain an OSHA 300 log. (10) Describe basic legal proceedings and participate in lawsuit discovery processes. (11) Provide process leadership in product stewardship, prevention through design, and other engineering processes aimed at reducing hazard and liability exposures. (12) Identify factors affecting OHSE culture within an organization. (13) Develop a training matrix for an organization based on regulatory compliance and needs analysis. (14) Successfully manage a plant level OHSE program, or contribute significantly to the management of OHSE functions at the corporate level.
  • Learning Objectives: Students will gain a fundamental understanding of: (1) How OHSE programs are typically organized, the roles and responsibilities of OHSE managers, and expectations of other OHSE stakeholders in the organization. (2) Challenges associated with managing personnel and processes, including dealing with ethical issues, setting goals and measuring performance, hiring and training professionals, and managing consultants. (3) Financial aspects of program management, such as risk management and insurance, budgeting, workers compensation, and legal liability for both corporate activities and products. (4) Incident investigation and management, as well as emergency planning and response management. (5) Regulatory rulemaking, inspections, and compliance management processes.

EHS670 Applications in Environmental Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: EPID 601, EPID 655, EHS 656
  • Description: Students will complete an independent reseach project under faculty supervision. Students will apply epidemiological and statistical methods to the analysis of data from epidemiological, exposure assessment or laboratory studies. This course focuses on the conduct of independent research and sceintfic writing under faculty guidance. Course must be elected for 3 credits. This course is the final course of three, in which students plan their field experience (EHS 659), complete their field experience and present a poster to the department (EHS 600), then conduct data analyses and prepare a research report (EHS 670). It is part of the Capstone experience for Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Students.

EHS697 Readings

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr
  • Description: Supervised study/review of a selected topic in environmental health, occupational health, nutrition and/or toxicology. May be elected more than once for a maximum of six credits.

EHS698 Research

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 1-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Original research investigation of a special topic in environmental health, occupational health, nutrition and/or toxicology. May be elected more than once for a maximum of six credits.

EHS699 Master's Thesis

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Perm of Thesis Advisor
  • Description: This course shall be elected by students enrolled in Master’s degree programs that require a formal written thesis as a condition of program completion. The thesis shall be defended in front of the student’s thesis committee. The course grade will reflect the student’s accomplishments relative to the thesis and its defense. The course is to be elected only once.

EHS757 Occupational Health Aspects of Industrial Processes

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: EHS 550 or equiv and Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Observation and discussion of selected industrial processes, potential hazards, and controls. Potential hazards include chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic. Emphasis on application and integration of different aspects of occupational health management. Field trips to various industrial plants. Guest lectures and student-lead discussions. Intended for second-year Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Medicine students.

EHS796 Special Topics in Environmental Health Sciences

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Lecture, seminars and readings selected on a current or emerging topic or theme in the environmental health sciences. The specific material and format will vary by semester and instructor.

EHS899 Advanced Research

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 1-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Original investigations of a specific topic in environmental health, occupational health, nutrition and/or toxicology. Designed for doctoral students performing research prior to passing their qualifying exam. May be elected more than once.

EHS990 Dissertation/Pre-Candidacy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 1-8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral students not yet admitted to status as candidate.

EHS995 Dissertation Research for Doctorate in Philosophy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral students who have been admitted to status as candidate.

EPID299 Independent Research for Undergraduates

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Winter 2015
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Students do an independent microbiology research project under the supervision of afaculty member in the Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology program.
  • Course Goals: To teach students how to carry out scientific research in microbiology.
  • Competencies: Students are judged in how well they carry out their research projects, the effort they put into the process, and their grasp of the larger research goals.
  • Learning Objectives: Students learn both specific laboratory techniques and in general how to carryout independent research.

EPID399 Independent Research for Undergraduates

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Winter 2015
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr. and at least Junior status
  • Description: Students do an independent microbiology research project under the supervision of a faculty member in the Hospital & Molecular Epidemiology program.

EPID546 Advanced Virology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 2-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Winter 2016
  • Prerequisites: EPID 543 and EPID 545
  • Description: Advanced laboratory studies of viruses and virus diseases with emphasis upon the application of procedures to investigation. May be elected more than once.

EPID562 Advanced Bacteriology Laboratory

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 2-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Winter 2016
  • Prerequisites: EPID 560 and EPID 561 or Perm. Instr.I
  • Description: Individual laboratory studies of selected topics on bacteria of public health importance. May be elected more than once.

EPID565 Research in Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 1-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Offered every year
  • Last offered Winter 2016
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Investigation of a selected problem planned and carried out by each student. Pertinent literature, investigational approaches, and progress in the investigations are discussed in seminars. May be taken more than once for up to six credits. Usually taken first for one credit. This is the Capstone Course for Hospital and Molecular Epidemiology Students.

EPID578 Practical Projects in Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Fall 2016
  • Description: A period of elective (i.e., non-required) practical projects for international students in Epidemiology. Students work for at least eight weeks in an approved agency. Course requirements include this approved practical work experience related to the student's field of study plus prior and concurrent consultation with the student's faculty advisor. Restricted to Epidemiology majors with at least two full consecutive terms of enrollment.

EPID604 Applications of Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 1-4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
  • Description: Application of epidemiological methods and concepts to analysis of data from epidemiological, clinical or laboratory studies. Introduction to independent research and scientific writing under faculty guidance.
  • Syllabus for EPID604

EPID624 Readings in Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 1-2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Winter 2016
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Review of literature on selected subjects under guidance of individual faculty members and through scheduled seminars at which reports are presented. May be elected more than once.

EPID651 Epidemiology and Public Health Management of Disasters

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Winter 2013
  • Not offered 2018-2019
  • Description: Introduction to the evolving role of public health and epidemiology in disaster preparedness and response. It uses epidemiological principles to develop skills relevant to disaster preparedness, planning and relief/recovery efforts. Students acquire skills to assess risk and evaluate impacts after disasters, and work on a local health department preparedness project.

EPID702 Bayesian Perspectives in Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Summer term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff; Little, Roderick;
  • Last offered Summer 2016
  • Prerequisites: courses in basic statistics and standard regression
  • Description: This course provides an introduction to Bayesian methods in epidemiology. Topics include: contrasting the Bayesian and classical approaches to hypothesis testing and interval estimation; strengths and weaknesses of the two paradigms, and when they give similar and dissimilar answers; objective and subjective Bayes; calibrated Bayes, a conceptual approach that combines Bayesian and frequentist ideas; computational tools, including Markov Chain Monte Carlo. the Bayesian approach to some important problems in epidemiology: contingency tables, diagnostic testing, comparison of means, regression, hierarchical models, measurement error, and analysis of data from common study designs.
  • Course Goals: The Bayesian approach to some important problems in epidemiology: contingency tables, diagnostic testing, comparison of means, regression, hierarchical models, measurement error, and analysis of data from common study designs.
  • Competencies: .

EPID708 Machine Learning for Epidemiologic Analysis in the Era of Big Data

  • Graduate level
  • Summer term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Summer 2016
  • Description: Course focuses on advances in machine learning and its application to causal inference and prediction via Targeted Learning, which allows the use of machine learning algorithms for prediction and estimating so-called causal parameters, such as average treatment effects, optimal treatment regimes, etc. We will discuss implementation via cloud computing.
  • Course Goals: • A basic understanding of causal inference, including structural causal models, definition of causal parameters via counterfactual distributions, and ways to establish identifiability from observed data. • Familiarity and ability to implement machine learning, specifically the concepts of SuperLearning and the power of cross-validation in data-adaptive estimation. • Ability to apply machine learning algorithms to prediction problems and estimate and derive inference for the resulting fit. • Ability to use the fits of machine learning algorithms to estimate causal effects using simple substitution estimators. • Ability to apply Targeted Learning approaches (e.g., targeted maximum likelihood estimation) to estimate, using machine learning, a priori specified treatment effects as well as general variable importance measures. • A basic understanding of how to use parallel computing and large computer clusters to be able to estimate using computer intensive algorithms on large (Big Data) data sets. • How the general methodology applies to goals of Precision Medicine.
  • Competencies: • Ability to apply estimation roadmap to novel data questions. • Ability to implement estimation via R and existing software packages. • Basic knowledge of how to use such algorithms on Big Data including the use of cloud computing.

EPID719 Quantitative Methods in Genetic Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Summer term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Ruiz-Narvaez, Edward; Staff;
  • Prerequisites: EPID 701 or EPID 503 or EPID 600 or EPID 601 AND EPID 709 or BIOSTAT 501 or BIOSTAT 521
  • Description: This course familiarizes students with methods and principles of genetic and epigenetic epidemiology. The course integrates concepts in human genetics, population genetics, epidemiology and biostatistics. The course will emphasize applications of existing methods. Topics to be included are population genetics, gene-environment interaction, genetic and epigenetic association studies, and social epigenomics.

EPID722 Medical Product Epidemiology and Global Regulation

  • Graduate level
  • Summer term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: This course addresses the use and effects of medical products -These products are regulated worldwide. These regulatory requirements have stimulated the need for data and varied studies on very large populations to establish the safety of the products and the concomitant conditions that help determine their safety and effectiveness.

EPID743 Applied Linear Regression

  • Graduate level
  • Summer term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Summer 2016
  • Prerequisites: Intro Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Perm. Instr
  • Description: This course is an introduction to the most powerful analysis technique in statistics: linear regression. This course discusses the applications of linear regression models to medical research and public health data. We will focus on the two major goals of linear models: (1) Explanation: the estimation of associations, and (2) Prediction: the use of models to predict subject outcomes, as with diagnostic tests. Specific topics include graphical exploratory data analysis, assumptions behind simple and multiple linear regression, use of categorical explanatory variables, identification of appropriate transformations of explanatory and/or outcome variables, assessment of predictor/outcome associations through hypothesis testing, identification of confounding and effect modification, assessment of model fit, and model selection techniques.

EPID780 APPLIED EPIDEMIOLOGIC ANALYSIS FOR CAUSAL INFERENCE

  • Graduate level
  • Summer term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: EPID 701 or EPID 503 or EPID 600 or EPID 601 AND EPID 709 or BIOSTAT 501 or BIOSTAT 521
  • Description: This course focuses on regression models of potential outcomes for the estimation of causal parameters in epidemiologic research. Emphasis is on understanding the causal models, generating analysis with software code, and interpreting the resulting estimates.

EPID793 Complex Systems Modeling for Public Health Research

  • Graduate level
  • Summer term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Summer 2016
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course will provide an introduction to two major complex systems science modeling techniques with wide applicability to public health. We will cover an introductory overview of complex systems modeling in general, and systems dynamics and agent-based modeling in particular. We will discuss model applications, best practices, and more advanced practical topics such as team-building, computation, funding, and publication. We will provide extensive hands-on lab experience during each section of the course. At the completion of the course the student will be able to explain current and potential future roles of complex systems science in public health, describe the respective advantages/disadvantages of each method covered, and will be expected to produce a draft proposal for applying one of the two system science methods to a particular problem. Students will become informed consumers of complex systems research, will be prepared to actively participate in interdisciplinary teams using the modeling techniques, and will be well positioned to incorporate systems science methods into their own research. Prerequisite: Relevant background in public health.

EPID799 Qualitative Methods for Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Summer term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Summer 2016
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course provides an overview of qualitative research methods that can complement and enhance epidemiologic studies. It is useful for epidemiologists interested in understanding the social, cultural and behavioral aspects of public health issues within communities. Students will learn how to integrate qualitative methods into epidemiology research and how to select appropriate qualitative methods. Sessions will cover: principles of qualitative research, study design, participant recruitment, data collection methods (interviews, group discussion, and observation), writing and presenting qualitative research and assessing research quality. The course uses participatory learning activities to build core skills. The course is valuable for public health professionals, staff at government and non-government agencies focusing on health and disease, graduate students and researchers. Skills learnt in this course will be valuable for conducting epidemiology research and evaluating qualitative research components in funding proposals, projects and publications.
  • Course Goals: Students will learn how to integrate qualitative methods into epidemiology research and how to select appropriate qualitative methods. Sessions will cover: principles of qualitative research, study design, participant recruitment, data collection methods (interviews, group discussion, and observation), writing and presenting qualitative research and assessing research quality. The course uses participatory learning activities to build core skills.
  • Competencies: Students will learn how to integrate qualitative methods into epidemiology research and how to select appropriate qualitative methods. Sessions will cover: principles of qualitative research, study design, participant recruitment, data collection methods (interviews, group discussion, and observation), writing and presenting qualitative research and assessing research quality. The course uses participatory learning activities to build core skills.

EPID814 Topics in epidemiologic analysis

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Offered every year
  • Last offered Winter 2012
  • Not offered 2018-2019
  • Prerequisites: EPID601 BIOS560
  • Description: This pilot course will focus on selected theoretical and methodologic issues related to the analysis of epidemiologic data with the purpose of drawing causal inference. The topics covered will include long-standing fundamental issues as well as new techniques or novel epidemiologic applications of methods used in other disciplines. The course will consist of 14 three hour sessions. Each session will include a brief didactic presentation of the key issues for the session by the instructor followed by a structured small group and class discussion of a selected reading or readings.

EPID891 Advanced Readings in Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Winter 2015
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Students will review assigned readings on the epidemiology or natural history of specific infections or chronic diseases or on host or environmental factors associated with disease, or on epidemiological methods and their application. May be elected more than once

EPID970 Pre-candidacy research in Epidemiology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 1-8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Winter 2015
  • Prerequisites: Doctoral Student in Epidemiology Standing
  • Description: Original investigations in the various fields of Epidemiology as part of the student's preparation for their dissertation research and writing.

EPID990 Dissertation Research/Pre-Candidate

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 1-8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Winter 2015
  • Description: For students who have NOT reached candidacy yet.

EPID995 Dissertation Research/Candidate

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Last offered Winter 2015
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student who has been admitted to status as a candidate

HBEHED578 Practical Projects

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Practical projects in the application of theory and principles of Health Behavior and Health Education to individual and community-based public health settings. Course requirements include an approved practical project related to Health Behavior and Health Education in consultation with a faculty advisor. THE EXPERIENCE IS REPORTED IN AN INTEGRATIVE PAPER DEMONSTRATING THE SCIENTIFIC APPLICATION OF HBHE THEORIES AND PRINCIPLES TO THE PRACTICAL PROJECT. May be elected more than once. Enrollment limited to Health Behavior and Health Education majors with at least two full terms of prior registration.

HBEHED608 Integrative Seminar on Healthy Cities

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: This course will fulfill the "Integrative Seminar" requirement for the Healthy Cities Graduate Certificate. The course combines public health, public policy, and built environment perspectives within one classroom. Classes are organized around guest speakers from various disciplines who will discuss the significance of interdisciplinary approaches to addressing urban health issues.
  • Course Goals: The integrative seminar is designed to combine perspectives from public health, public policy, and the built environment within a single classroom. Professionals working in these three fields have different ways of understanding the world, use different terminology to describe the phenomenon of interest, use different standards of evidence, and frame the scope of the problem in different ways. Students learn about these different approaches through the required coursework. Then, in the integrative seminar, the certificate students come together as a cohort to explore these differences and build cross-disciplinary understanding. To facilitate this process, class sessions are organized around a guest speaker series. Speakers from a variety of disciplines meet with the students to discuss the benefits and challenges of using interdisciplinary collaborations to address public health in urban contexts.
  • Competencies: ·Assess population needs, assets and capacities that affect communities' health. ·Advocate for political, social or economic policies and programs that will improve health in diverse populations.
  • Learning Objectives: ·Explain effects of environmental factors on a population's health. ·Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities.
  • This course is cross-listed with URP 612 002 in the Urban Planning department.

HBEHED625 Research in Health Behavior

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 1-4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Inst.
  • Description: Individual work on a problem in the area of health behavior relevant to program effectiveness in public health, under the tutorial guidance of an appropriate staff member. Regular conferences are arranged to discuss research designs, proposed problem solutions, methods for data collection and analysis. The investigation is reported in a paper, which may be submitted for publication. May be elected more than once.

HBEHED644 Readings in Health Behavior and Health Education

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 1-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Perm. Instr.
  • Description: Review of literature on selected topics in health behavior, health education or related areas under guidance of faculty member. Critical analysis; written and oral reports. May be taken more than once for a total not to exceed 6 credit hours.

HBEHED710 Special MPH Topics in Health Behavior and Health Education

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Master’s level seminar designed to provide an extensive review of a number of substantive and methods and skill areas in health behavior and health education. Readings, discussion and assignments are organized around issues of mutual interest to faculty and students. Reviews and reports on topics required in the areas selected. May be elected more than once.

HBEHED900 Research in Health Behavior and Health Education

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 2-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Research work undertaken by doctoral students in collaboration with faculty advisers, including participation in on-going departmental research activities. Open only to doctoral students in Health Behavior and Health Education. May be elected more than once.

HBEHED990 Dissertation/Pre-Candidate

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Half Term (IIIA or IIIB, 1-4 credits) Election for dissertation work by doctoral students in Health Behavior and Health Education who are not yet admitted to status as a candidate.

HBEHED995 Dissertation Research for Doctorate in Philosophy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Half Term (IIIA or IIIB, 1-4 credits) Election for dissertation work by doctoral students admitted to status as candidate.

HMP602 Survey of the U.S. Health Care System

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Offered every year
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status
  • Undergraduates are allowed to enroll in this course.
  • Description: Analysis of current organizational arrangements and patterns for provision and financing of medical care services in the United States. Topics include the medical care process and factors which affect need, access and use of services; factors affecting supply and distribution of health professionals and health facilities, and current issues pertinent to these health care services; factors related to health care costs; quality assessment and assurance; and financing of care through health insurance and governmental programs.
  • Syllabus for HMP602

HMP630 Business of Biology

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • This course is cross-listed with BA 518 in the Business Administration department.

HMP640 Program Evaluation in Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: grad status
  • Description: The Purpose of this course is to provide students with an understanding of the fundamentals of evaluation and research as applied to public health programs, policies and other types of interventions. The course covers impact, outcomes, process and participatory evaluation, and a number of research designs common in public health evaluation research, Students will gain skills in framing evaluation questions. In addition, students will gain skills needed to understand and critique published evaluation literature, and skills in measurement/data collection strategies. Class format includes lecture, discussion articles, and small group exercises. For final project, students will design and write and evaluation plan in the format of a proposal for funding.

HMP648 Empirical Methods for Health informatics

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course examines health informatics as an empirical science. The course will focus on formal studies of applications of information technology applied to health care, population health, and personal health. These studies can be conducted while an information resource is under development and after a resource is in routine service.
  • Course Goals: After completing this course students will be able to: i. Select and utilize the appropriate research / evaluation method for their health informatics questions ii. Evaluate the empirical literature of the field; iii. Design and conduct studies appropriate to problems in the field.
  • Competencies: A.1 Identify appropriate sources and gather information, effectively and efficiently. A.2 Appraise literature and data critically. A.3 Develop, understand and use data from performance, surveillance or monitoring systems. A.5 Statistical Analysis: Understand and apply basic statistical methods relevant to public health practice. A.8 Operational Analysis: Analyze, design, or improve an organizational process, including the use of quality management, process improvement, marketing and information technology principles and tools. B.2 Listen: Receive, process, and respond appropriately to information conveyed by others. B.3 Interact: Perceive and respond appropriately to the spoken, unspoken or partly expressed thoughts, feelings, and concerns of others. C.7 Organizational Awareness: Understand and learn from governance structures, formal and informal decision-making structures, and power relationships in an organization, industry, or community.
  • This course is cross-listed with Cross-listed in SI; no SI number yet assigned..

HMP668 Introduction to Health Informatics

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Graduate status
  • Description: This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of health informatics. Topics include: a) an introduction to the health informatics field; b) major applications and commercial vendors; c) decision support methods and technologies; d) analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation of healthcare information systems; and e) new opportunities and emerging trends. A semester-long group project provides students with hands-on experience in planning and building healthcare information systems; associated ethical and legal topics, software engineering and human-computer interaction issues, and user adoption and outcome evaluation methodologies will also be addressed.
  • This course is cross-listed with SI542, BI668 in the School of Information, School of Medicine (tentative), and Bioinformatics Graduate Program at Center for Computational Medicine and Biology (tentative) department.
  • Syllabus for HMP668

HMP669 Database Systems and Internet Applications in Health Care

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Not offered 2018-2019
  • Prerequisites: Grad status
  • Description: This course covers relation database theory and database-web systems with applications to health care. The students are expected to develop a working knowledge of design, implementation, administration and maintenance of small to medium relational database systems. The students will also be exposed to current technology for deployment, use and administration of relational databases through the Internet.
  • Syllabus for HMP669

HMP680 Special Topics in Health Management and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: Lecture, seminars and readings selected on a current or emerging topic or theme in health, management and policy. The specific material and format will vary by semester and instructor.
  • Course Goals: Will vary by topic and instructor.
  • Competencies: Will vary by topic and instructor.

HMP690 Readings in Health Management and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Grad Status and Perm Instr
  • Description: Directed readings or research on selected topics and problems relevant to health management and policy. May be elected more than once.

HMP694 MS-HSR Thesis Analysis and Presentation

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Not offered 2018-2019
  • Prerequisites: MS-HSR second year degree status
  • Description: The student will produce a thesis, based on independent research (with guidance and mentoring from HMP faculty), to be completed in the second year. The thesis must present original research, as opposed to a literature review or some sort of "thought piece" or opinion statement. The research can involve analysis of primary or secondary data, and the analysis involved can be either qualitative or quantitative. The only requirement is that the thesis involve some sort of data analysis to answer one or more research questions of interest to health services or health policy research.

HMP833 Research Topics in Sociology and Health Care Organization

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: HMP doctoral students or P.I.
  • Description: HSOP Program requirements. A topic in sociology and health care organization-policy is selected each term for detailed critical, theoretical, and methodological analysis leading to development, in class, of propositions aimed at advancing scientific status of the area of inquiry. Analysis and development of content follows logic of the research paradigm. Required of students with a sociology cognate in the doctoral program in Health Services Organization and Policy

HMP835 Research Practicum

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 3-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: HMP 809, Perm Instr
  • Description: The purpose of this course is to allow each student, early in his or her doctoral career, to gain experience in the actual performance of health services research. The experience will enable students to build sound research skills and to gain knowledge of the nature of inquiry in their discipline as well as in the field of health services research. Each student in the HSOP program is expected to elect a total of 6 credits in HMP 835.

HMP990 Dissertation/Precandidates

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 1-8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral students not yet admitted to status as candidate.

HMP995 Dissertation Research for Doctorate in Philosophy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Spring-Summer, Summer term(s)
  • 8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral students admitted as candidates

NUTR578 Practical Projects

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Description: Practical Projects is the application of theory and principles of Nutritional Sciences to individual community-based public health settings. Course requirements include an approved practical project related to Nutritional Sciences in consultation with a faculty advisor. The experience is documented in an integrative paper demonstrating the scientific application of NS theories and principles to the practical project. May be elected more than once. Enrollment is limited to NS students with at least two full terms completed prior to registration.
  • Course Goals: To provide students with the opportunity to apply theory and principles of Nutritional Sciences to individual community-based public health settings.
  • Competencies: Depending upon the agency and type of work, the following competencies will be met: 1.Gather, evaluate and interpret nutrition information to assess, plan, implement, and evaluate food and nutrition programs. 2.Utilize appropriate nutritional assessment methods to prioritize nutrition concerns of individuals and target populations. 3.Assess populations in organizational and population-based settings through collection of quantitative and qualitative data. 4.Apply theoretical frameworks and research evidence to inform public health actions. 5.Apply epidemiologic and statistical methods to nutrition assessment, action, and/or evaluation.

NUTR697 Readings in Nutritional Sciences

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Supervised study/review of a selected topic in nutritional sciences. May be elected more than once for a maximum of six credits.

NUTR698 Research in Nutritional Sciences

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: Original research investigation of a special topic in nutritional sciences.

NUTR699 Masters Thesis in Nutritional Sciences

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Perm of Thesis Advisor
  • Description: This course shall be elected by students enrolled in Master's degree programs that require a formal written thesis as a condition of program completion. The thesis shall be defended in front of the student's thesis committee. The course grade will reflect the student's accomplishments relative to the thesis and its defense. The course is to be elected only once.

NUTR796 Special Topics in Nutritional Sciences


NUTR869 Innovations in Nutrition Research

  • Graduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 1 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Perng, Wei; Peterson, Karen; Staff;
  • Prerequisites: Doctoral, MPH and MS student with demonstrated interest in Nutritional Sciences research (with permission),Doctoral, MPH and MS student with demonstrated interest in Nutritional Sciences research (with permission)
  • Description: The course will include: -integrative discussions of dissertation research projects -presentations of research findings -in-depth literature reviews and critiques -manuscript reviews in Nutritional Sciences

NUTR899 Advanced Research in Nutritional Sciences

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer term(s)
  • 1-6 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Must be a PhD student in Nutritional Sciences
  • Description: Original investigations of a specific research topic in Nutritional Sciences. Designed for doctoral students performing research prior to passing their qualifying exams. Students will complete two separate rotations with faculty members for a minimum of 1 credit each. This course may be elected more than once.
  • Course Goals: Expose PhD students to Nutritional Sciences research opportunities in order to assist students in exploring interest areas and a dissertation topic.
  • Competencies: To be determined with the faculty member and the student based upon the research rotation.

NUTR990 Dissertation Research/Pre-Candidate

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Nutritional Sciences Doctoral Student
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral students not yet admitted to status as a candidate.

NUTR995 Dissertation Research for Doctorate in Philosophy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-8 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Nutritional Sciences Doctoral Student
  • Description: Election for dissertation work by doctoral student who has been admitted to status as a candidate

PUBHLTH340 Sustainability and Environmental Health

  • Undergraduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Batterman, Stuart; Jolliet, Olivier; Staff;
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Description: This course links environmental health and sustainability issues with the goal of developing sustainable strategies. It addresses environmental health determinants, underlying drivers and stressors, environmental metrics, exposures and impacts, assessment tools, and sustainable solutions. These concepts are applied to sustainable and healthy cities, transportation, food, energy, and consumer product systems.
  • Course Goals: 1. To understand the major risk factors that affect human and global environmental health. 2. To critically identify key drivers, stresses and health impacts associated with main domains of consumption and human activity. 3. To understand the analytical methods and underlying science used to evaluate sustainability, assess human health impacts, and contrast footprints (e.g., for carbon, water). 4. To be able to formulate the key principles leading towards sustainable and healthy solutions for the major domains of consumption and human activity.
  • Competencies: The proposed course will enable students: 1) To be able to identify major human health risk factors and their underlying causes, including environmental and nutritional determinant factors that impact human health status; 2) To be able to define, analyze and interpret principles of sustainable production and consumption in specific domains; 3) To be able to apply life cycle-based footprint tools and other metrics to quantify sustainability and health impact of products, organizations, and systems; and 4) To be able to define sustainability goals, interpret appropriate metrics, and apply problem solving skills at organizational or corporate levels.
  • Learning Objectives: *This course contributes in particular to the following undergraduate competencies and program domains: a) Science of Exposure and Human Health: it explains the underlying sciences and relationship between sustainable consumption and human health, proposing environmental metrics, exposure and impact assessment tools, and addressing opportunities for preventing impacts and protecting health across the life course. b) Determinants of Health: This course describes the underlying drivers and stressors, as well as the environmental health and nutritional determinant factors that impact human health status. c) Problem Solving: Student will develop and apply problem-solving skills to develop sustainable solutions applicable to sustainable and healthy cities, transportation, food, energy, and consumer product systems.

PUBHLTH383 Data Driven Solutions in Public Health

  • Undergraduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Kidwell, Kelley; Staff;
  • Prerequisites: STAT250; PUBHLTH 200
  • Description: This course introduces the importance of data in public health, including collection, analysis, interpretations, and dissemination. It provides examples of data used to evaluate public health decisions, policy and resource allocation. It is an introduction to biostatistical and epidemiological methods, informatics, and big data including usage, management and challenges.
  • Course Goals: To introduce students to the importance of data in public health, including its collection, analysis, interpretations and dissemination. To provide examples of how data are used to evaluate and assess public health decisions, policy and resource allocation. To introduce students to critical thinking of public health studies and media reports.
  • Competencies: By the end of this course students should be able to: 1)Identify key strategies and methods for obtaining current public health data 2)Explain the use of basic epidemiological methods in study design and implementation to generate new data and metrics to address public health issues 3)Illustrate how analyses and results are used to inform intervention development and influence appropriate public health policies. 4)Apply statistical methods in order to describe data, make inferences and test hypotheses regarding population parameters 5)Apply results from data analyses to explore, define, identify and prioritize public health challenges and solutions
  • Learning Objectives: 1)Identify key strategies and methods for obtaining current public health data 2)Explain the use of basic epidemiological methods in study design and implementation to generate new data and metrics to address public health issues 3)Illustrate how analyses and results are used to inform intervention development and influence appropriate public health policies. 4)Apply statistical methods in order to describe data, make inferences and test hypotheses regarding population parameters 5)Apply results from data analyses to explore, define, identify and prioritize public health challenges and solutions
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH383

PUBHLTH402 Changing Health Behaviors: What Works

  • Undergraduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff; Piette, John;
  • Prerequisites: PUBHLTH 200
  • Description: This course gives undergraduate students an introduction to how brief interventions are used to impact health behaviors and the approaches used to help people make and attain behavior-change goals. Students also gain skills in applying scientific evidence from randomized trials and systematic reviews in public health decision-making.
  • Course Goals: 1) Know what brief behavioral interventions are and how they are delivered to address behavioral challenges 2) Know where to look for evidence supporting the effectiveness of brief interventions 3) Be able to review, interpret, and apply evidence from randomized trials, systematic reviews, and guidelines 4) Understand what types of brief interventions have the strongest evidence and for whom they work
  • Competencies: a) Identify theories, concepts and models from a range of social and behavior science disciplines that are used in public health research and practice involving multiple levels of change (e.g., individual, family, organization, community, and society). b) Describe overlap between current models and frameworks, and their limitations c) Describe how theory is useful in understanding why individuals do or do not engage in health behaviors. d) Understand the merits of using theory to inform interventions and their evaluation in public health. e) Describe some of the benefits and challenges of using social and behavioral theories and models to inform programs and policies involving multiple levels of change (e.g. individual, family, organization, community). f)Describe key adaptations and challenges in applying theories and frameworks to conduct public health research and practice across cultures and in resource poor settings.
  • Learning Objectives: 1) Know what brief behavioral interventions are and how they are delivered to address behavioral challenges 2) Know where to look for evidence supporting the effectiveness of brief interventions 3) Be able to review, interpret, and apply evidence from randomized trials, systematic reviews, and guidelines 4) Understand what types of brief interventions have the strongest evidence and for whom they work
  • Syllabus for PUBHLTH402

PUBHLTH477 Readings in Public Health

  • Undergraduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Youatt, Emily; Staff;
  • Description: Review of literature or directed readings on selected topic related to one or more areas of public health.
  • Course Goals: The goals of this course are to: 1. Introduce students to peer-reviewed literature in public health 2. Improve students' ability to locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize public health information
  • Competencies: None (see objectives and program learning domains)
  • Learning Objectives: By the end of the term, students should be able to find and appropriately interpret and critically evaluate the findings in peer-reviewed scientific literature.

PUBHLTH478 Practical Projects in Public Health

  • Undergraduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff; Youatt, Emily;
  • Description: Practical projects allows undergraduate students to explore community-based public health settings. Project must be related to public health practice and developed in consultation with a faculty advisor. Students will write an integrative paper analyzing the organization's role in the public health system and critically reflecting on their experience.
  • Course Goals: To provide students an opportunity to engage with local-level public health professionals and organizations that engage in public health practice.
  • Competencies: None/see learning objectives and program domains
  • Learning Objectives: As part of this course students will consider the following concepts: 1. Health promotion at a population level 2. Community dynamics and the cultural context in which public health professionals work 3. Organizational structure and dynamics, including the organization's role in the public health system 4. How to operate professionally in a public health organization (including but not limited to: personal work ethic, professionalism, teamwork, and leadership)

PUBHLTH481 Public Health Practice and Professionalism

  • Undergraduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 4 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Youatt, Emily; Staff;
  • Prerequisites: PUBHLTH 200
  • Description: Students will apply their knowledge and skills to address current public health challenges. Professional development and engagement with public health agencies will prepare students to work in the field.
  • Course Goals: PUBHLTH 481 is an introduction to public health practice that will foster creative and systematic thinking through experiential learning that prepares students to work collaboratively with government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and community partners, addressing current public health challenges.
  • Competencies: Not applicable
  • Learning Objectives: By the end of the course students should (be able to): 1. Explain what public health practice is and distinguish it from public health research; 2. Integrate knowledge with theory and practice to propose solutions to current public health challenges (esp. those that impact population health and contribute to health disparities); 3. Describe public health infrastructure, including the systems, competencies, frameworks, relationships, and resources that enable public health agencies to perform their core functions and essential services; 4. Assess community health needs, identifying key problems and assets, and create a conceptual framework that informs decision making; 5. Prioritize working with communities, agencies and other stakeholders in culturally appropriate ways; 6. Engage in cross-disciplinary, team-based discussion and project design; 7. Collect high quality data to analyze, evaluate and disseminate as public health information via appropriate channels; 8. Develop a strategy to promote health—from broad policy to direct intervention—that accounts for available resources, stakeholder interests, and community needs; 9. Describe a process for evaluation that assesses and improves the quality of a public health strategy and determines its effectiveness; 10. Exhibit professionalism and an ability to think critically while communicating and practicing public health; 11. Recognize the importance of public health work that is performed outside of an academic setting, and how learning in this context contributes to professional advancement in the field.

PUBHLTH615 Public Health in Action: National

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor
  • Description: An intensive course to prepare students for a culminating week-long practice-based experience designed to address existing and emerging public health priorities as defined by the respective communities and their academic partners. Students will be engaged directly with communities and exposed to the contextual, cultural, political and economic factors impacting health.
  • Course Goals: Course Goal: To provide an action-based experience for public health graduate students to address 'real time' public health issues in vulnerable communities. Course Objectives: 1.Provide students with the opportunity to develop and apply theoretical and practical skills to current public health issues impacting the well being of communities. 2.Actively engage and immerse students as partners in surfacing information, data and solutions in response to the today's public health challenges. 3.Strengthen student understanding of how public health science and practice can be used to meaningfully address complex population health issues in communities. 4.Develop skills in working with and in diverse communities.
  • Competencies: SPH Cross-Cutting Competencies: -Describe the role of structural inequality in producing health disparities -Demonstrate effective written and oral skills for communicating with different audiences in the context of professional public health activities. -Demonstrate team building, negotiation and conflict management skills. -Appreciate the importance of working collaboratively with diverse communities and constituencies (e.g. researchers, practitioners, agencies and organizations). Core Competencies, Academic Public Health Linkages: 1A1. Identifies the health status of populations and their related determinants of health and illness (e.g., factors contributing to health promotion and disease prevention, the quality, availability and use of health services). 1A2. Describes the characteristics of a population-based health problem (e.g., equity, social determinants, environment) 4A2. Recognizes the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in the accessibility, availability, acceptability and delivery of public health services 4A2. Recognizes the role of cultural, social, and behavioral factors in the accessibility, availability, acceptability and delivery of public health services 3A2. Communicates in writing and orally, in person, and through electronic means, with linguistic and cultural proficiency 3A3. Solicits community-based input from individuals and organizations 2A4. Gathers information that will inform policy decisions (e.g., health, fiscal, administrative, legal, ethical, social, political) 3A2. Communicates in writing and orally, in person, and through electronic means, with linguistic and cultural proficiency 3A2. Communicates in writing and orally, in person, and through electronic means, with linguistic and cultural proficiency 5A1. Recognizes community linkages and relationships among multiple factors (or determinants) affecting health (e.g., The Socio-Ecological Model) 8A1. Incorporates ethical standards of practice as the basis of all interactions with organizations, communities, and individuals

PUBHLTH616 Public Health in Action: International

  • Graduate level
  • Winter term(s)
  • 2 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: Permission by Instructor
  • Description: An intensive course to prepare students for a culminating week-long international practice-based experience designed to address existing and emerging public health priorities as defined by the respective communities and their academic partners. Students will be engaged directly and exposed to the contextual, cultural, political and economic factors impacting health.

PUBHLTH741 Interdisciplinary Problem Solving

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 1-3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: "Interdisciplinary Problem Solving" is a course offered at the Law School through the Problem Solving Initiative (PSI). Through a team-based, experiential, and interdisciplinary learning model, small groups of U-M graduate and professional students work with faculty to explore and offer solutions to emerging, complex problems.
  • Course Goals: Will vary term to term
  • Competencies: Will vary term to term
  • Learning Objectives: Will vary term to term
  • This course is cross-listed with LAW741/PUBPOL710/SW741 in the Law School, Public Policy, Social Work department.

PUBHLTH796 Special Topics in Public Health

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter, Spring-Summer term(s)
  • 1-5 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Staff
  • Prerequisites: none
  • Description: This course will be used by faculty members to teach special or emerging topics related to Public Health. The specific material and format will vary by semester and instructor.
  • Course Goals: Will vary by topic and instructor.
  • Competencies: Will vary by topic and instructor.
  • Learning Objectives: Will vary by topic and instructor.

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