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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 10.9.2023
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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.

Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice – CPH 511 / 611

Course CodeCredit

CPH 511 / 611


Course Information

The purpose of this course is to enhance students’ abilities to comprehend critique and apply research methodology and research-based evidence. Students will locate and critically evaluate evidence generated from quantitative, qualitative, and epidemiological methods, with particular attention paid to statistical significance and clinically meaningful outcomes. Students will transform their own clinical inquisitiveness into practice-based researchable questions and focus on the application of research methods in clinical settings. Students will also gain experience in using publicly available databases and displaying data in a variety of formats.

Social Context of Public Health Policy – CPH 531 / 631

Course CodeCredit

CPH 531/631


Course Information

Public health ethics is a weighing and balancing of the needs of the community with the rights of the individual. Therefore, this course will involve both intrareflective and inter-reflective examination of the social and structural inequalities and injustices within our society, locally and globally, and how they impact policy and ethical practice in public health. The relationship of human rights to health and how human rights cut across law, ethics, policies and advocacy in public health is examined. The role of a human rights perspective will also be addressed as an important part of international health practice.

Doctoral students register for the CPH 631 section.

Social Determinants of Health – CPH 521 / 621

Course CodeCredit

CPH 521 / 621


Course Information

How do socioeconomic factors “get under our skin”? Why and how socioeconomic inequalities translate into biological outcomes thus shaping health inequalities? What are the drivers of population health and what can we do about it? Such questions are analyzed and debated in this online course.

The overarching aim of this course is to comprehend how socioeconomic and cultural factors shape the health of populations. This course is based on individual and collective discussions of current events guided by landmark scientific articles in public health and the Social Epidemiology textbook. The goal of these discussions is to acquire elements to analyze and interpret complex issues based on theories, methods and evidence regarding the powerful influence of social and economic factors on health.

Doctoral students register for the CPH 621 section.

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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