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HPRO 802 CULT COMPETENCE&PROFES 3 Credit Hours

This graduate level course designed to assist public health professionals and health care providers in understanding the impact and professional implications of interactions between diverse cultures, including language and belief systems in relation to health, health care delivery, health outcomes, and health disparities.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Prerequisite:  graduate standing in COPH or permission of the instructor

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

HPRO 803 RSCH METHODS IN HPER 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

HPRO 805 APPLIED RESEARCH IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to research methods in public health. Students will learn about the steps of scientific research. The course will cover the following topics: formulation of research problem, purpose, objectives, hypotheses, and types of variables; the process of literature review; conceptual frameworks; ethical issues in research; sampling; instrumentation; experimental, non-experimental, and qualitative designs; dissemination of research findings; and grant proposals. These topics will be discussed in detail in the context of critically reviewing several peer-reviewed articles.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours OR 3 Credits Asynchronous Classroom (9-15 Hours/week student work)

Cross List: CPH 505

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

HPRO 807 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare the student to utilize Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) principles in research, evaluation, and practice. A philosophical and practical approach will guide the examination of CBPR and its use. The course assumes students will come already grounded in multiple research methods, both qualitative and quantitative.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Prerequisite:  HPRO 805/HED 8050 (or equivalent course) or permission of the instructor; permission will require a demonstrable knowledge of research methods.

Cross List: CPH 540

HPRO 808 PUBLIC HEALTH LAW 3 Credit Hours

Conceptual foundations of public health law, including constitutional considerations, federal and state statutes and regulations, tort (civil) law, balancing competing interests (e.g. civil liberties v. monitoring, reporting, persuading, regulating at various levels), current issues emerging trends.Crosslist CPH 540

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Typically Offered: SUMMER

HPRO 809 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH DISPARITIES AND HEALTH EQUITY 3 Credit Hours

The course provides a critical understanding of health disparities in the U.S. and examines the underlying social, cultural, biological, behavioral, economic, and political factors that contribute to such disparities in society.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Cross List: CPH 545

Typically Offered: FALL

HPRO 810 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PREVENTION 3 Credit Hours

An introduction to emergency preparedness concepts such as the Incident Command System, The National Response Framework, agencies, infrastructures, and assets in place to plan for, and respond to emergencies.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Asynchronous Classroom:(weekly): 9-15 Hours per week (recorded lectures, assignments, supplemental materials, etc)

Cross List: CPH 550

Typically Offered: FALL

HPRO 815 ISSUES PUB HLTH:PAST/P 3 Credit Hours

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

HPRO 817 COMMUNITY ORIENTATED PRIMARY CARE (COPC) PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 3 Credit Hours

Principals and methods needed to plan the application of community orientation of health services by integrating clinical care and public health through the COPC approach.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Cross List: CPH 551

Typically Offered: FALL

HPRO 818 OPPORTUNITY AND CHALLENGES IN THE APPLICABILITY OF COMMUNITY ORIENTATED PRIMARY CARE (COPC) 3 Credit Hours

The course is designed to prepare public health students on the critical analysis of the organization (levels of care, public/private partnership, insurance, coverage, access) and functions (curative/preventive, general practice, family medicine, specialties) of primary care services to be able to identify the opportunities and the challenges in the applicability of COPC.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Prerequisite:  HPRO 817 and permission of instructor.

Cross List: CPH 552

Typically Offered: SPRING

HPRO 825 HEALTH CARE ETHICS 3 Credit Hours

After reviewing the origins and under-girding theories of contemporary health care ethics, students will evaluate current ethical dilemmas from a variety of perspectives. Topics will reflect clinical and policy health administration, and bioethics.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

HPRO 827 INTERVENTIONS IN HEALTH PROMOTION 3 Credit Hours

This course will provide health promotion students with an opportunity to investigate, contrast, develop, implement, and evaluate a variety of intervention activities, to be applied in different settings. Theories regarding methods to enhance behavior change and teaching strategies to meet the health needs of a diverse population will be explored.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Cross List: 534

Typically Offered: FALL

HPRO 830 FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

An introductory survey of the fundamental concepts and theories that provide the basis for the body of knowledge in the field of public health. This course will prepare students to work in public health with a sound theoretical, conceptual, and historical basis for their work.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours OR 3 Credit Hours Asynchronous Classroom (9-15 Hours/week student work)

Cross List: CPH 500

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

HPRO 831 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EPIDEMIOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EPIDEMIOLOGY

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

HPRO 840 HLTH PROMTN PROGRAM PL 3 Credit Hours

An in-depth application of the health promotion program planning process utilizing a comprehensive model called PRECEDE-PROCEED. Students submit six papers applying each phase of this model: social diagnosis, epidemiological diagnosis, behavioral/environmental diagnosis, educational/ organizational diagnosis, administrative/policy diagnosis, and evaluation at the process, impact and outcome levels.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours OR 3 Credits Asynchronous Classroom (9-15 Hours/week student work)

Prerequisite:  HPRO 860, EPI 820 or HPRO 805.

Cross List: CPH 536

Typically Offered: SPRING

HPRO 841 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MARKETING AND HEALTH COMMUNICATION 3 Credit Hours

An introduction to the basic concepts of social marketing and health communication principles including the application to health behaviors and public health issues.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Cross List: CPH 541

Typically Offered: SPRING

HPRO 842 APPLIED SOCIAL MARKETING 3 Credit Hours

This course will explore the application of social marketing at the population, community, business, and government levels. Students will examine the concepts of social marketing from perspectives of collaboration and co-creation, value and service driven design, and an ethical framework of dignity and honor.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Prerequisite:  HPRO 841/CPH 541.

Cross List: CPH 542

Typically Offered: FALL

HPRO 843 HEALTH LITERACY AND COMMUNICATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 3 Credit Hours

This course is an in-depth study of health literacy and communication. Students will build competencies in health communication (from theory and practice) to promote individual and community health and well-being.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Asynchronous Classroom:(weekly): 9-15 Hours per week (recorded lectures, assignments, supplemental materials, etc)

Cross List: CPH 543

Typically Offered: SPRING

HPRO 844 NUTRITION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare graduate students to apply basic concepts in nutrition and metabolism to healthy lifestyle during each stage of the life cycle. The following topics will be covered: nutrition and health promotion; undernutrition and overnutrition; dietary guidelines; healthy diet for individuals and populations; public food and nutrition programs, and nutrition assessment, within the framework of the life course perspective.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Asynchronous Classroom:(weekly): 9-15 Hours per week (recorded lectures, assignments, supplemental materials, etc)

Typically Offered: SPRING

HPRO 860 HEALTH BEHAVIOR 3 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to study the theoretical foundations of health behavior. Candidates will develop an understanding of the determinants of health behavior, the models, and theories that provide a framework for predicting health behavior, and the strategies employed to bring about behavioral changes for health and disease prevention in individuals and groups.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Asynchronous Classroom:(weekly): 9-15 Hours per week (recorded lectures, assignments, supplemental materials, etc)

Cross List: CPH 501

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

HPRO 875 PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM EVALUATION 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide an overview of methods for evaluating public health programs. Students will learn methods for choosing appropriate evaluation designs and procedures for data collection, choosing and developing survey items, and interpreting and describing evaluation results.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 HoursOR 3 Credits Asynchronous Classroom (9-15 Hours/week student work)

Cross List: CPH 538

Typically Offered: FALL

HPRO 880 INTRODUCTION TO MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

(Cross-listed as CPH 546). This course will introduce the life course approach in Maternal and Child Health (MCH), and address specific MCH topics (i.e. immunizations, nutrition, pre-term births) from the local, regional, and global perspectives, and organization and policy issues in MCH care in the U.S.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Prerequisite:  EPI 820/CPH 504, HPRO 860/CPH 501.

Cross List: CPH 546

Typically Offered: FALL

HPRO 881 ADVANCED MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

Critical analysis of current and emerging priority areas in Mother and Child Health (MCH), including biological, behavioral, and health care issues, based on defining the problem, identifying gaps in population health or health care and discussing alternative approaches towards gap reduction.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 2 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 4-6 Hours

Prerequisite:  Graduate standing.

Cross List: 547

Typically Offered: SPRING

HPRO 882 CHILD AND ADOLESCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 2 Credit Hours

An introduction to the study and assessment of child and adolescent growth and development from a public health perspective. Physical, neurological, psychological, and social development will be discussed.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 2 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 4-6 Hours

Prerequisite:  HPRO 880/CPH 546.

Cross List: CPH 548

Typically Offered: SPRING

HPRO 883 WOMEN'S HEALTH 2 Credit Hours

An overview of women¿s health issues across the lifespan from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 2 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 2 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 4-6 Hours

Typically Offered: SPRING

HPRO 895 PUB HLTH LEADRSHP&ADVO 3 Credit Hours

This course incorporates public health leadership theory and practices that are grounded in biomedical and social science and sanctioned by public law. Also included is the politics of communities and organizations. Advocacy is emphasized as a key tool to secure funding and to help assure that local, state, and federal policy-makers will adopt, implement, and maintain important public health regulations, policies and programs.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Cross List: CPH 539

Typically Offered: SPRING

HPRO 896 RSCH OTHER THAN THESIS 1-6 Credit Hours

This course is for more advanced students who wish to pursue their research interests in selected areas of Medical Humanities.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-6 Creidt Hours-Research/Field Work: (weekly):3-6 Hours minimum per each 1 credit Hour

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

HPRO 897 SERVICE LEARNING FOR MPH STUDENTS 3 Credit Hours

SERVICE LEARNING FOR MPH STUDENTS

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Research/Field Work: (weekly):3 Hours Research or Field work minimum per each 1 credit Hour-150 student work hours with approved community organization. Capstone includes final paper and presentation.

HPRO 898 SPECIAL TOPICS 1-4 Credit Hours

A course designed for Masters students that focuses on selected topics or problems in Health Promotion, Social and Behavioral Health.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-4 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom: (weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6 Hours; OR Asynchronous Education- 9-15 Hours/week

Cross List: CPH 559

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

HPRO 901 ADVANCED THEORIES IN HEALTH PROMOTION & DISEASE PREVENTION 3 Credit Hours

This doctoral level seminar is designed to prepare the graduate or professional student for a research career in public health and/or related disciplines. The class will provide students with the opportunity to engage in an in-depth analysis of the role of the paradigms, conceptual frameworks, and theories that influence and have utility for health-related research.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Prerequisite:  CPH 501 Health Behavior or equivalent

Typically Offered: FALL

HPRO 902 COMPLEX SYSTEMS THINKING 3 Credit Hours

This course covers the major topics of systems thinking, including key terminology, general systems theory, systems analysis, systems mapping and dynamics, structural thinking, systems design, modeling, and applications of simulation models for policy decision-making.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL

HPRO 905 BEHAVIORAL ECONOMINCS AND PUBLIC HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

This course will cover how human behavior systematically departs from the standard assumptions of economics and how those departures can help shed light on individual decisions about their health (consumption and investment). The course will focus on the empirical applications of behavioral economics in understanding human health and decision making.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Prerequisite:  HPRO 805 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: SPRING

HPRO 910 HUMANISTIC TRADITIONS OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH 3 Credit Hours

The course provides a framework for a diverse group of qualitative research methods that emphasize approaches to inquiry drawn from the humanities, arts, and social sciences. The course focuses on the philosophical grounding of such inquiry, study designs, methodological implementation, analysis of findings, and construction of concluding arguments.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Prerequisite:  HRPO 805 or equivalent.

Typically Offered: SPRING

HPRO 935 RESEARCH ETHICS 3 Credit Hours

The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals who will be actively involved in the design, analysis, and interpretation of biomedical research or public health studies involving human subjects. There are no pre-requisites for this course, although some experience with research design or practice (or a course in research design or practice) is preferred.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Typically Offered: SUMMER

HPRO 970 SEMINAR 1 Credit Hour

Attendance at weekly seminars offered by the department/program, or other activities specific to the degree program (contact the program director for more information).

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1 Credit Hour-Synchronous Classroom: (weekly): Lecture- 1 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 2-5 Hours

HPRO 996 DIRECTED READINGS AND RESEARCH 1-9 Credit Hours

This course is specific to doctoral level work in the College of Public Health. Content of this independent study may include research other than dissertation, directed readings, and other study of a doctoral level ¿ all under the supervision of a graduate faculty member.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-9 Credit Hours-Research/Field Work: (weekly):3-6 Hours minimum per each 1 credit Hour

Prerequisite:  Doctoral student status and program permission.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

HPRO 998 DOCTORAL SPECIAL TOPICS 1-4 Credit Hours

A course designed for PhD students in Health Promotion Disease Prevention Research and other graduate students that focuses on selected topics or problems in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-4 Credit Hours-Synchronous Classroom:(weekly): Lecture- 3 Hours; Out of Class/Hmwk- 6-12 Hours

Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

HPRO 999 DOCTORAL DISSERTATION 1-15 Credit Hours

Independent student research related to the PhD dissertation. This course may be utilized before or after successful completion of the comprehensive exam.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 1-15 Credit Hours-Research/Field Work: (weekly):3-6 Hours minimum per each 1 credit Hour

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU