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Advanced Principles of Health Behavior – PHE 612

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery

PHE 612

3

-

On Campus

Course Information

Provides advanced training in the application of social and behavioral sciences to understand health behavior and prevent disease. Emphasizes theories and concepts of health behavior and the impact of lifestyle choices on the distribution of disease in the population.

Concepts of Environmental Health – ESHH 511 / 611

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery

ESHH 511 / 611

3

On Campus
Online

Course Information

An intensive course designed to familiarize students with fundamentals of environmental health from a scientific and conceptual perspective. Topics are considered within multi-causal, ecological, adaptive systems, and risk-assessment frameworks. Includes consideration of biological, chemical, and physical agents in the environment, which influence public health and well-being.

Doctoral students register for the ESHH 611 section.

Doctoral Research Methods Cmm Hlth I – PHE 624

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery

PHE 624

3

On Campus

Course Information

Approaches to community health research are explored, including the scientific method, ethics in research, theories, conceptual models and hypothesis generation, causal inference, the elements of research design, measurement (reliability, validity), developing data collection instruments, internal and external validity, and experimental methods.

 

Doctoral Research Methods Cmm Hlth II – PHE 625

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery

PHE 625

3

On Campus

Course Information

A second course in applied, non-experimental research designs used in epidemiological research (following PHE 624). Emphasis in this course is on quasi-experimental designs, program evaluation, sampling methods, longitudinal designs, and secondary data sources. Students will learn about research design, critical evaluation of research methods, and research proposal concepts.

 

Prerequisites

PHE 624 or consent of instructor.

Doctoral Seminar in Health Research – PHE 623

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery

PHE 623

1

Fall
Winter
Spring

Cara Eckhardt, PhD

On Campus

Course Information

Research seminar required for first- and second-year doctoral students in the community health PhD program. Students learn about critical evaluation of health research, hypothesis generation, the publication and review process, grant application process, and development an independent research program.

Health & Social Inequalities – PHE 522 / 622

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery

PHE 522/622

3

Fall

Lynne Messer, PhD

On Campus

Course Information

Introduction to historical and theoretical foundations for social epidemiology; investigates the conceptualization and measurement of different social determinants of health using a lifecourse approach; explores how the “embodiment” of social forces influence disease processes; and examines different actions (i.e., behavioral, clinical, social, legislative and political) used to eliminate health inequities within our local, national and international communities.

Doctoral students register for the PHE 622 section.

Health Policy – HSMP 571 / 671

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery

HSMP 571/671

3

Winter
Spring

Goodman / Wallace

On Campus

Course Information

Centers on an investigation of the public policy process as it affects the healthcare field. Specific health care policies and programs are used to explore the characteristics of the health care policy process and the factors involved in the formulation, implementation, and evaluation of health care policies and programs.

Doctoral students register for the HSMP 671 section.

Prerequisites

Recommended co-requisite: HSMP 574, "Health Systems Org."

Health Systems Organization – HSMP 574 / 674

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery

HSMP 574 / 674

3

Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer

Baker, Gelmon

On Campus
Online

Course Information

This course introduces basic concepts and issues in the organization, financing, and delivery of health services. The emphasis is on the systemic aspects of health services production and delivery which address the health needs of populations with respect to death, disease, disability, discomfort, and dissatisfaction. Students will examine the inter-relationships of system structures, subsystems, and processes, as well as their interactions with the larger social, cultural, economic and political environments in which they exist. The focus is on the United States, with international comparisons used to illustrate similarities and differences.

 

Qualitative Research Design – PHE 520

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery

PHE 520

3

Fall

Carder / Messer

On Campus

Course Information

Presents the philosophical and theoretical bases supporting the development of alternate research paradigms in human inquiry. Essential characteristics of three major alternate paradigms (interpretivist, constructivist, and critical theory) are introduced. Validity, reliability, and related concepts are examined from the perspective of each paradigm. Alternate strategies for inquiry are presented and ethical considerations related to qualitative forms of inquiry are addressed.

Social Epidemiology Methods & Theory – PHE 524

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery

PHE 524

3

Fall

Alexis Dinno, ScD

On Campus

Course Information

Surveys social epidemiology practice including measurement, study design, analysis and translation for researching behavioral, social, economic, and cultural determinants of population distributions of health outcomes. The course emphasizes the application of social epidemiology methods tightly coupled to theory salient to community health practice & policy.

Prerequisites

"Epidemiology I" and "Introduction to Biostatistics"

Teaching and Learning in Health Promotion & Social Work – PHE 626

Course Code Credit Terms Offered Instructors Course Delivery

PHE 626

3

Spring

Leslie McBride, PhD

On Campus

Course Information

This course focuses on pedagogical theory and practice in professional settings. Students develop skills to design, evaluate, and implement effective curriculum and instruction across settings: academic classrooms, community contexts, and research projects. Topics include educational theory, course design, learning and teaching strategies, assessment, and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Cross Listed with SW 626.