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GPH 702: An Interprofessional Approach to Policy and Advocacy

This course brings together graduate students in public health, education, social work, nutrition, and health informatics to work collaboratively to learn the fundamentals of policy-making as applied to the broad issue of student mental health in an educational setting. Students…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 704: Public Health Law, and Ethics

A fundamental goal of government is to protect and support the health of the public, but implementation of health policies may infringe on the protected rights and liberties of individuals and businesses. This conflict is sometimes characterized as “private interest…

Credits: 3

Healthcare Administration


GPH 706: Public Health Administration

This course provides an overview of the history, content, scope, and processes of public health administration. Emphasis is placed on administration, public health structure and framework, organizational culture, management functions and roles, leadership, motivation, and performance management. Basic principles and…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 712: Principles of Epidemiology

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of epidemiology as they apply to public health practice. Content will include: a historical perspective on epidemiology, descriptive epidemiology, effect measures, study designs, bias, surveillance, and screening for disease.…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 713: Infectious Disease Epidemiology

This course is designed for students who would like build on the basic principles of epidemiology to study infectious diseases in populations. By the end of this course, students will be able to: 1) describe the general principles of infectious…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 714: Principles of Public Health

This course will examine public health principles and concepts. It will provide a broad framework for understanding public health’s role in community health, prevention, and medicine. Using the five core public health knowledge areas and the ten essential public health…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 716: Biostatistics

This course provides you with an introduction to the procedures used in the summarization, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of research data. Topics include sampling, experimentation, measurement, descriptive statistics, correlation, probability, confidence intervals, testing hypotheses, 2-way tables, and simple linear regression.…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 717: Applied Epidemiology

Applied Epidemiology is for individuals who want to practice and refine their epidemiological skills and ultimately participate in investigating health and disease in communities. This course will focus on the application of epidemiological tools and skills and offer a more…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 719: Research Methods

This course is designed to introduce core topics necessary to understand and conduct ethically sound and scientifically valid public health research. It is designed to build on the skills gained in other fundamental public health courses such as principles of…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 721: Foundations of Maternal and Child Health

Maternal and child health provides a foundation for a community’s development and sustainability. Students will apply public health frameworks to maternal and child health concepts and issues; in the process, they will gain a broad understanding of the field of…

Credits: 3

Healthcare Administration


GPH 722: Introduction to Environment Health

The world about us provides for our life, but also can be dangerous to our health. This dichotomy is the essence of the study of environmental health. Students completing this course will be able to apply scientific knowledge to evaluate…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 724: Occupational Health

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the field of Occupational Health. The course will emphasize the recognition, evaluation and control of hazards in the work environment. General principles and global processes will be linked to…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 725: Public Health Financial Management

This course provides students with an understanding of the importance of financial planning in healthcare, the difference between financial and managerial accounting, and using financial data to aid in business decisions. This course builds on students’ understanding of the basic…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 726: Social and Behavioral Health

Using an ecological approach, health behaviors will be considered within the context of influences on individual behaviors. The course will address the use of behavioral and social science theory to inform the development and implementation of health promotion and disease…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 727: Grant Writing

In this course students will have the opportunity to focus on the grant writing process (as it is designed and directed by a federal or state public health funding agency). Particular emphasis will be placed on identifying and applying the…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 728: Health Literacy and Plain Language

This course introduces students to health literacy and plain language both theoretically and practically. The course introduces how poor health literacy impacts health outcomes, and helps students learn how to apply health literacy research to health communication efforts. The course…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 729: Health Education Design

The interconnectivity of one’s environment and the choices made by individuals are undeniable. As we work on addressing socio-ecological factors that hinder health, we must also address personal choices and behaviors. Health education is an essential tool used to target…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 732: Community Assessment

This course examines the concepts, methods, and practices for assessing the health of a community. Topics include measuring community health status, developing community health profiles, identifying the determinants of health, and the utilization of community health assessment in developing public…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 733: Health Informatics

Informatics—the interdisciplinary practice of managing and analyzing large datasets—is rapidly establishing itself as a core feature in all areas of healthcare. As public health adapts to this new information-driven reality, public health informatics itself is also evolving, bringing forth both…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 734: Obesity Epidemiology

Obesity epidemiology presents current research on the burden of obesity, causes, health consequences, and strategies for prevention within the framework of epidemiology. Students will gain familiarity with publicly available datasets and research resources as well as methods to assess body…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 738: Program Planning and Evaluation

This course provides an overview of the development of public health programs and the evaluation of those programs. The course will help students develop skills required to assess community needs and assets, identify and adapt evidence-based programs, evaluate program effects,…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 740: Global Health

This course introduces you to critical issues in global health emphasizing a multidisciplinary approach to understanding global health problems. The concepts and issues of global health will be considered as well as emerging issues and future concerns. Selected critical global…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 743: Applied Practice Experience

The goal of the applied practice experience (APE) is for students to demonstrate the application of public health concepts and to enhance skills such as leadership, communication, and collaboration. Students will work with experienced public health practitioners in a community-based…

Credits: 3

Public Health


GPH 744: Integrated Learning Experience (ILE)

The Integrative Learning Experience (ILE) is comprised of two courses which the student completes in the final phase of the program. The first is GPH 744, a 1-credit ILE planning course, followed by the 3-credit project course. The 1-credit ILE…

Credits: 1