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Graduate Course Directory and Schedules

Course Schedules

Download the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health’s 2023 – 2024 academic year course schedule.

Last Updated: 10.9.2023

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Course Schedules by Term

Summer 2023 Planning Schedule

Last updated 5.2.2023
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Fall 2023 Planning Schedule

Last updated 5.18.2023
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Winter 2024 Planning Schedule

Last updated 10.20.2023
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Spring 2024 Planning Schedule

Last updated 2.16.2024
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View previous academic years course schedules per term for School of Public Health students – Archived GR Schedules.

SPH Course Descriptions

Descriptions of all School of Public Health courses can also be found in the course catalog of the most recent edition of the PSU Bulletin.

PHE 512 / 612 – Principles of Health Behavior

Course CodeCredit

PHE 512 / 612

3

Course Information

Presents the biological, psychological, behavioral, sociocultural, and environmental factors that function in the promotion of health and prevention of disease. Theories developed to explain health and illness behaviors at intrapersonal, interpersonal, and group/community levels are introduced. Ethical issues involved in health-related behavior change are examined. Satisfies the core M.P.H. requirement. Expected preparation: graduate standing.

Slash Listed Courses

Also offered as PHE 612 for doctoral students.

PHE 522 / 622 – Health & Social Inequalities

Course CodeCredit

PHE 522/622

3

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.

Slash Listed Courses

Doctoral students register for the PHE 622 section.

PHE 532 / 632 – Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) – Epidemiology

Course CodeCredit

PHE 532 / 632

3

Course Information

Covers the history of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) framework, the trends that drive and result from DOHaD processes. It will explain epigenetics and other mechanisms which through priming influence lifelong health.

Slash Listed Courses

Also offered as PHE 632 to doctoral students.

PHE 534 / 634 – Social Epidemiology Methods & Theory

Course CodeCredit

PHE 534 / 634

3

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

Epi 512 – Epidemiology I
BSTA 525 – Introduction to Biostatistics

Slash Listed Courses

Also offered as PHE 634 for doctoral students.

PHE 603 – Dissertation

Course CodeCredit

PHE 603

1 - 12

Course Information

Permission not required.

PHE 623 – Doctoral Seminar in Health Research

Course CodeCredit

PHE 623

1

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.

Permission not required.

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

Course CodeCredit

PHE 626

3

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 Courses

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

Interprofessional Education Course Schedule

Interprofessional education occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other to enhance collaboration and improve health outcomes. At least 1 credit of Interprofessional Education is required by all MPH degree programs.

Most courses with OHSU subject code IPE (Inter-Professional Education) or UNI (University Curriculum) satisfy the Interprofessional Education requirement. Other courses may also serve; consult your advisor.

For a list of IPE and UNI courses, descriptions, and their intended schedule download the spreadsheet. This list is subject to change, contact the course instructor if you would like to enroll.

Interprofessional Education