PPH

Population & Public Health

  • PPH 2000 Global Health

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will investigate the commonalities and differences of global health issues around the world and how these are diverse, but interconnected. Integrated Writing course.

  • PPH 4990 Undergraduate Biomedical Research

    Level: 
    Undergraduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 6
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    Undergraduate biomedical research and seminar. Students will participate in hands-on research as well as reading primary literature, presenting scientific talks, and exploring the social and ethical implications of scientific research.

  • PPH 6100 Biostatistics for Health Professionals

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Introduction to the basic principles and applications of statistical methods as they are applied to data arising in the health professions.

  • PPH 6200 Public Health Epidemiology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This is an introduction to epidemiology; including historical foundations, basic concepts, research designs, infectious diseases, screening, the influence of chance, bias, and confounding, and practical applications.

  • PPH 6300 Environmental Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Students taking this course will develop a broad knowledge base in the multidisciplinary field of environmental health.

  • PPH 6400 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course addresses the socio-ecological and behavioral theories of health behavior and their application to designing theory-based interventions. Students develop a theory-based logic map for one risk or protective health behavior.

  • PPH 6500 Health Resource Management & Policy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will introduce students to the theory, concepts, and practice of managing health resources in both traditional health services and public health settings.

  • PPH 7110 Applied Public Health Research Design and Analysis

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    This class will examine a range of research designs in the context of methods commonly used in public health departments and community based organizations. Students will also learn data analysis skills using SPSS needed to analyze data collected.

  • PPH 7120 Qualitative Methods in Public Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This is an overview of qualitative research methods commonly used in public health.

  • PPH 7130 Using Geospatial Technologies in Public Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This course prepares students to use geospatial technologies within the framework of Public Health issues.

  • PPH 7140 Social Networks and Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    This course provides an introduction to the major theories, methods, models, and findings of social network analysis research and application with attention to medical and public health topics.

  • PPH 7150 Applied Epidemiology

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    This course will overview advanced topics in epidemiology as they apply in public health research and applications.

  • PPH 7160 Advanced Statistical & Epidemiology Methods Using SPSS

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture
    Lab

    This class will introduce advanced statistical methods such as regression analysis applied in epidemiological research. Students will learn application of these methods using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) to do data analysis.

  • PPH 7170 Public Health Epidemiology II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Through homework, readings, exercises and class projects, students will gain hands-on experience of epidemiologic research.

  • PPH 7210 Maternal and Child Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Concentrating on women of childbearing age, pregnant women, infants, and children from birth through 21 years, this course provides an introduction to the health needs of women and children and to the delivery of services/interventions designed to meet these needs.

  • PPH 7220 Issues in Aging

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Seminar

    Multidisciplinary approaches to the challenges and opportunities of communities and/or families faced with providing health care and social services to a growing number of older adults. Students will work in multidisciplinary teams for class projects.

  • PPH 7230 Health Promotion with Individuals with Disabilities

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course introduces the health disparities experience by individuals and explores the unique social, physical and political needs for health promotion interventions.

  • PPH 7310 Public Health Ethics and Policy

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This is a general introduction to the ethical and legal foundations underlying public health in the United Stated and internationally. The goal is to equip students with the basic conceptual tools they will need as professionals, whether they work in medicine, law, or public service.

  • PPH 7320 Public Health Law

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course provides a general introduction to the field of public health law.

  • PPH 7410 Community Assessment

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Course is designed to provide a practical public health experience. To describe communities quantitatively, learners will create tables and descriptions using current public health and community data; they will also conduct qualitative inquiry about the nature of communities.

  • PPH 7420 Health Program Planning and Evaluation

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course develops a depth of health education knowledge and skills for planning, implementing, and evaluating community health education programs. Awareness, behavioral, social, environmental, and policy type interventions will be discussed.

  • PPH 7430 Health Awareness and Advocacy Communications

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course introduces the concepts, principles, and practices of health communications. It utilizes social/behavioral theory to develop a comprehensive, integrated plan that provides communications targeting interpersonal, community, and policy/system comm.

  • PPH 7510 Strategic Leadership in Health Care Organizations

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course will introduce students to concepts, principles, and practices of strategic management in multiple health care settings. Principles of organizational behavior and culture will be examined and techniques in negotiation, leadership, and strategic analysis will be applied

  • PPH 7520 Problems in Public Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This introduces the future public health workforce to historical and contemporary public health challenges that range from the local public health jurisdiction to the theoretical integration of public health, veterinary and medical practice, including health care management systems that enable ef

  • PPH 7530 Health Systems Communication

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    The course introduces principles and practices of communication in health systems settings.

  • PPH 7640 Principles of Emergency Management

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    Course provides an understanding of the phenomena of disasters and management of disaster impacts, as well as an understanding of the emergency management system, currently in place in the US, which serves as a model for developing systems worldwide.

  • PPH 7650 Public Health Crisis and Consequence Management

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course provides an analysis of the players involved; coordination with governmental emergency management at the local, state, tribal and federal level; legal requirements; public health disaster awareness and preparedness; disaster mitigation and response; public health business resumption c

  • PPH 7660 Public Health Terrorism Preparedness

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course provides an in-depth investigation of terrorists, their targets and potential methods and the resultant implications for public health and emergency managers.

  • PPH 7710 Global Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course offers an introduction to the institutional, economic, epidemiological,

  • PPH 7720 Global Health Systems

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course provides an overview to the institutional, economic, epidemiological, ideological, social, and political forces that shape global health systems. A health system includes all organizations, people and actions that promote, restore or maintain health.

  • PPH 7910 Independent Study

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Independent study of topics in community health.

  • PPH 7920 Special Topics in Public Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course enables students to work with faculty to address current topics in public health. Topics vary.

  • PPH 8100 Critical Thinking in Public Health

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Lecture

    This course is designed to assist students in developing the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in the MPH program. Students will meet every other week, have weekly assignments, and will write a concept paper based on a public health issue.

  • PPH 8110 Public Health Practice

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    2
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    This practice placement is intended to provide an intensive applied public health learning experience. Students must complete 200 hours of supervised practice in an approved public community site.

  • PPH 8120 HSM Practice Placement

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1 to 3
    Schedule Type: 
    Practicum

    This practice placement will provide the student with the opportunity to engage in any area of population health, health systems, health policy, health economics and/or health finance.

  • PPH 8210 Public Health Culminating Experience I

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    This course provides the opportunity to apply, integrate, and synthesize knowledge and experience gained throughout the MPH Program to a question or problem of public health relevance.

  • PPH 8220 Public Health Culminating Experience II

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    3
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    This course provides the opportunity to apply, integrate, and synthesize knowledge and experience gained throughout the MPH Program to a question or problem of public health relevance.

  • PPH 8230 Graduate Culminating Experience Research Credit

    Level: 
    Graduate
    Credit Hours: 
    1
    Schedule Type: 
    Independent Study

    Continuation of Culminating experience project research carried out with faculty approval and supervision.