Public Health (PUBH)
Foundation for beginning health professions students to gain an understanding of the complexities of the health care system through experiential activities conducted in interprofessional teams and the importance of interprofessional collaboration in order to improve the system.
Cross-listed course: SOWK 678
Seminar-format orientation to history, mission, and core services and disciplines of public health to develop understanding of current public health practice and how many health-related disciplines contribute to achieving public health goals.
Students are introduced to formal and informal codes of professional conduct of various health science disciplines and understand the implications of these distinctions for interdisciplinary research, clinical practice, and administration.
Integrated review of quantitative methods to use in public health practice. Includes concepts from epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health used to calculate and interpret health indicators for describing the populations’ health.
Introduction to epidemiology and biostatistics and their application to public health issues and practice. Covers basic epidemiologic, biostatistical, and data management techniques used to analyze and interpret data in the field of public health.
An introductory course on why, when, and how to apply qualitative data collection and analysis methods to public health activities with a focus on practice-based application. Identifying, working with, and communicating with a range of community stakeholders are also discussed.
Evolution of health disparities from historical, public, social, economic, and political perspectives.
Content varies by title.
Foundations of public health ethics with application to practice and to responsible conduct of research in public health disciplines. Enrollment restricted to Doctoral students & post-docs, master’s students by permission of instructor.