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Graduate Course Directory and Schedules

Course Schedules

Download the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health’s 2024 – 2025 academic year course schedule.

Last Updated: 5.10.2024

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Course Schedules by Term

Summer 2024 Planning Schedule

Last updated 4.19.2024
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Fall 2024 Planning Schedule

Last updated 5.10.2024
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Winter 2025 Planning Schedule

Last updated 5.10.2024
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Spring 2025 Planning Schedule

Last updated 5.10.2024
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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 275 – Stress Management

Course CodeCredit

PHE 275

4

Course Information

An overview of the physiology of stress, stress triggers, assessment of stress, and stress management techniques and strategies.

PHE 295 – Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

Course CodeCredit

PHE 295

4

Course Information

Examines scientific literature regarding lifestyle choices that promote optimal health and functioning. Behaviors regarding self-protection, self-care, and health promotion are compared to recommendations emerging from this literature.

PHE 314 – Research in Health & Fitness

Course CodeCredit

PHE 314

4

Course Information

Examines basic aspects of scientific research related to health and fitness. Topics include: reading and critically evaluating scientific research reports; reviewing interpretation of basic statistical analyses; investigating the fundamental skills for developing a research plan, including problem selection, literature review, instrumentation, ethics and sampling.

PHE 320U – Health Ethics: Contemporary Issues

Course CodeCredit

PHE 320U

4

Course Information

Explores the theoretical, historical, and institutional contexts of health ethics across populations. Students will learn and apply practical skills to deconstruct and analyze ethical challenges across a continuum of health-related topics from the classical cases through contemporary debates regarding our global social health, social justice, and related issues. This is the same course as PAH 320U and may be taken only once for credit.

Cross Listed Courses

PAH 320U

PHE 321U – Introduction to Health Policy

Course CodeCredit

PHE 321U

4

Course Information

This course presents an overview of health policymaking and describes health policy at the state and federal levels. In addition to the policy process, special emphasis is placed on the role of health services and public health managers and other advocates, and the role they play in crafting policy. The course examines new developments in health policy as they are introduced during the duration of the course and follows them throughout their journey.

PHE 322U – Health Services Administration

Course CodeCredit

PHE 322U

Course Information

Understanding the functions of management and administration is essential for anyone assuming administrative roles in health services delivery organizations (e.g., hospitals, clinics, and nonprofits). This course introduces the six classic management functions, and illustrates health services applications of topics such as strategic planning, risk management, working in/with teams, and changing trends in health care. Students will develop knowledge and the interdisciplinary skills needed to effectively work in administration in various types of health services organizations.

PHE 323U – Body Liberation for Health

Course CodeCredit

PHE 323U

4

Course Information

This course will use a social justice and critical pedagogy approach to examine the impacts of weight bias (sizeism) on individuals and society. We will center the voices and experiences of those living in larger bodies and use an intersectional lens to analyze how we can effectively impact social determinants of health and well-being. Current innovative challenges to the weight bias paradigm will be explored along with ways that students can participate in this emerging movement.

PHE 324 – Health Coaching Foundations

Course CodeCredit

PHE 324

4

Course Information

Introduction to health and wellness coaching practice including helping and learning models, behavior change stage theories and evidence-based coaching modalities. Fundamentals of building effective coaching relationships including, developing rapport, nonviolent communication, appreciative inquiry, design thinking and generative moments. Students gain practical experience through live demonstrations and partner-coaching.

Prerequisite

PHE 250 – Our Community: Our Health

PHE 325U – Nutrition for Health

Course CodeCredit

PHE 325U

4

Course Information

Examines basis for and quality of current nutritional requirements, standards, and guidelines. Studies evidence regarding current food fads and controversies. Analyzes personal dietary practices.

PHE 326U – Drug Education

Course CodeCredit

PHE 326U

4

Course Information

Examines various approaches to drug education, harm reduction and treatment, while engaging students in furthering their own education on drugs and their impacts on the individual and society. Reviews current and controversial issues, and innovative solution options.

PHE 327U – Community Nutrition

Course CodeCredit

PHE 327U

4

Course Information

This course provides students with an understanding of community nutrition as a career. Course topics include program planning, policies, resources, and issues specific to community nutrition.

PHE 328U – Health and Housing Across the Life Center

Course CodeCredit

PHE - 328U

4

Course Information

Addresses social, cultural, and environmental forces on the relationships between health and housing throughout the life-course. Topics include health disparities in housing quality and type; interventions to improve housing and neighborhood health; and international models of housing. Public and private strategies to prevent or solve housing-related health problems will be emphasized.

PHE 335U – Human Sexuality

Course CodeCredit

PHE 335U

4

Course Information

A survey of the psychological, physiological, and behavioral aspects of human sexuality, with particular emphasis on the influence of popular culture on these dimensions.

PHE 340 – Motor Learning

Course CodeCredit

PHE 340

4

Course Information

Introduction to the principles and practice of motor learning as applied to physical education, physical fitness and sports related activities. Examination of the fundamental process of learning and teaching human movement patterns. the learner, and the process of teaching movement skills.

PHE 350 – Health & Health Systems – 1

Course CodeCredit

PHE 350 - 1

4

Course Information

An overview of the organization, financing, and delivery of health services in the United States, with particular emphasis on analysis from professional, organizational, community, and systems perspectives.

PHE 350 – Health & Health Systems – 2

Course CodeCredit

PHE 350 - 2

4

Course Information

An overview of the organization, financing, and delivery of health services in the United States, with particular emphasis on analysis from professional, organizational, community, and systems perspectives.

PHE 351U – Film & Health

Course CodeCredit

PHE 351U

4

Course Information

Critically explores public health issues as they are portrayed in popular films and discusses the scientific, social, and political underpinnings of the public health issues portrayed in these movies. Covers diseases such as AIDS, hemorrhagic fever, MS, cancer, leukemia, and multiple chemical sensitivity from both biomedical and social perspectives. Guest speakers from the community will contribute to the discussion.

PHE 354U – Social Gerontology

Course CodeCredit

PHE 354U

4

Course Information

Addresses the social and ethical issues, problems, policies, and programs that affect the quality of life for our rapidly aging population. The interdisciplinary field of gerontology offers students the opportunity to integrate biological, psychological, and social theories of aging. Also examines the economic and political impacts of an aging society.

PHE 361 – Care and Prevention of Injuries

Course CodeCredit

PHE 361

4

Course Information

Introduction to the prevention, recognition, care, and rehabilitation of injuries resulting from participation in activity. Practical skills are demonstrated and practiced with emphasis on student participation.

Recommended prerequisites

Bi 301
Bi 302

PHE 363 – Communicable-Chronic Diseases

Course CodeCredit

PHE 363

4

Course Information

Reviews etiology, epidemiology, and approaches to prevention of infectious and chronic diseases. Aspects of risk factors, transmission, pathogenesis, immunology, case management, and control programs are discussed. Basic human physiological processes are reviewed. Expected preparation: PHE 250.

Prerequisite

PHE 250 – Our Community: Our Health

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