Below is a sample listing for Public Health B.S.
Updates soon to come for Public Health B.A.
PUBH B310 - INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH (3).
A broad-based overview of those processes that enable people to assume responsibility for health and wellness and the role of the public health professional.
PUBH B315 - HEALTH PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (3).
(Prerequisite: PSYC B209 or PSYC B321) The study of age as a determinant of health and disease outcomes across the lifespan with strategies to promote wellness.
PUBH B320 - CHRONIC DISEASE AND RISK REDUCTION (3).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B243 and BIOL B244, or equivalent coursework) The study of those diseases of long duration and slow progression and the means by which their societal burden can be reduced.
PUBH B330 - PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (3).
(Prerequisite: STAT B201 and PUBH B320) The study of the patterns, causes, and effects of health and disease.
PUBH B340 - INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (3).
(Prerequisite: PUBH B320) The study of environmental factors, be they physical, chemical, biological or behavioral, that have the potential to adversely impact human and/or ecological health.
PUBH B360 - HEALTH BEHAVIOR AND EDUCATION (3).
(Prerequisite: ANTH B452 or NURS B330, and PUBH B310) The study of the behavioral and social factors that influence health and disease. Models of health behavior theory will be presented. Methods for preparation of health education curricula will be discussed.
PUBH B380 - RESEARCH METHODS IN PUBLIC HEALTH (3).
(Prerequisite: STAT B201 and PUBH B310) A course designed to impart knowledge and skills regarding the design, implementation, analysis and interpretation of research in the field of public health.
PUBH B401 – HEALTH CARE DELIVERY SYSTEMS (3).
(Prerequisite: PUBH 310 or NURSB326 or RN Licensure or consent of the instructor.) Systems theory, health care delivery systems conceptualize transitions from one level of care to another, with emphasis on ethical and legal issues; technology; historical, political, economic aspects to meet the health care needs of the population.
PUBH B410 – EXAMINING HEALTH INEQUALITIES (3).
(Prerequisite: PUBH B310) This course is designed to examine health disparities and associated social determinants of health in the U.S. Also included is an exploration of multi-level intervention strategies for reducing health disparities.
PUBH B420– LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC HEALTH (3).
(Prerequisite: PUBH B310) This course is designed to enhance leadership and management skills needed to design, implement and evaluate public health programs.
PUBH B450 – PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT (3).
(Prerequisite: PUBH B310) A study of methods used to develop effective public health and education programs which help enable individuals prevent, delay and treat disease.
PUBH B460 – PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM EVALUATION (3).
(Prerequisite: PUBH B450) A study of evaluation methods used to assess the potential impacts of public health programs.
PUBH B461 - WRITING IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS (3).
Preparation for and practice in types of writing important to those working within the health care and public health industry, from brief letters to formal articles and reports.
PUBH B490 – SENIOR SEMINAR IN PUBLIC HEALTH (2).
(Prerequisite: PUBH B310) A capstone course that summarizes the experiences of the public health major and prepares students for employment and/or graduate study.
TWO EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING COURSES. Examples:
PUBH 390 – FIELD EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (3).
(Prerequisite: PUBH B310 and Junior Status) A period of introductory work-related education that allows students to reinforce classroom learning while gaining practical experience in a supervised setting where public health principles are applied.
PUBH B480 – INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC HEALTH (4).
(Prerequisite: PUBH B450) A period of work-related education that allows students to reinforce classroom learning while gaining practical experience in a supervised setting where public health principles are applied.
THREE PUBLIC HEALTH ELECTIVE COURSES. Examples:
PUBH 101 – BASIC HEALTH (3).
This course is a basic health course in which students will learn about strategies to improve health. Nutrition, fitness, drugs, and sexuality are some of the topics discussed. Career opportunities within the health field will be explored.
PUBH/COMM B350 – HEALTH COMMUNICATION (3).
Examines the strategies of health communication in interpersonal, group, organizational, societal-cultural, political- economic, and historical contexts.
PHIL B312 - BIOETHICS (3).
The concepts of Person and Justice as they relate to biomedical sciences and technologies.
PUBH B305 – SPIRITUALITY, HEALTH, AND HEALTH PROFESSIONS (3).
(Prerequisite: NURS B202 or PUBH B310) Exploration of spirituality, its effect on health, and health professionals roles in the spiritual care of clients.
PUBH B321 – FUNDAMENTALS OF OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY (3).
(Prerequisite: PUBH B310) An introductory course covering major issues in occupational health and safety, with an emphasis on the identification, evaluation and control of physical, chemical, biological and behavioral factors often present in the workplace and pose a risk for illness, injury and death. As people typically work at least 40 hours per week for most of their adult lives, the workplace has the potential to significantly impact human health and wellbeing.
PUBH 322 – LIFE-CYCLE NUTRITION (3).
(Prerequisite: HRTM/PUBH B242) This course examines the essentials of human nutrition and the modification of nutritional needs at different life stages, including pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood.
PUBH B328 – NUTRITION AND CHRONIC DISEASE (3).
(Prerequisite: HRTM/PUBH B242) Explore the relationship of food, diet and lifestyle choices to the prevention and management of various chronic diseases. Main topic areas include type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, digestive health, obesity and cancer.
PUBH B370: WELLNESS IN HEALTH PROMOTION (3).
(Prerequisite: BIOL B243 and BIOL B244, or equivalent coursework; and HRTM B242) The study of the roles of nutrition, exercise, hygiene and rest in the prevention of disease and the achievement of optimal health.