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Courses offered by College of Public Health departments are listed as both CPH and Graduate (BIOS, EPI, ENV, HPRO, HSRA) offerings. MPH and Cert.PH students should register for the CPH listing.  M.S. and PhD students should register for the graduate listing.

Course Descriptions

College of Public Health (CPH)

CPH 500 FOUNDATIONS OF PUBLIC HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

This is an introductory survey course, which will ensure that all public health students, within their first full year of study, are exposed to 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; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 830.

CPH 501 HEALTH BEHAVIOR 3 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to study the theoretical foundations of health behavior. Students 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; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 860.

CPH 502 HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 3 Credit Hours

This is a survey course designed to be an introduction to the management of health services organizations and systems in the United States. Specifically, this course will introduce students to the types of health services organizations and health systems in the United States, the context surrounding the administration of these organizations and delivery of health care services, and the skills needed to manage a health services organization within this setting.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HSRA 873.

CPH 503 PUBLIC HEALTH ENVIRONMENT & SOCIETY 3 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to introduce the students to environmental factors, including biological, physical, and chemical factors, which affect the health of a community. The main focus of the course will be the effects of exposures that have been associated with human health and environmental problems in the Midwest, specifically water and air pollutants related to animal feeding operations, arsenic in ground water, pesticides, herbicides, lead, and radiation. The effects of global warming, ergonomic problems in the meat packing industry, and occupational and environmental problems in health care will also be discussed.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: ENV 892.

CPH 504 EPIDEMIOLOGY IN PUBLIC HLTH 3 Credit Hours

The objective of the course is to understand the application of survey and research methodology in epidemiology, especially in the community setting. Theoretical aspects will be taught as an integral part of understanding the techniques of study design and community survey. Concepts to be covered include measure of disease occurrence, measures of disease risk, study design, assessment of alternative explanations for data-based findings, and methods of testing or limiting alternatives. Students will be expected to address an epidemiological question of interest to them, first developing the hypothesis and conducting a literature search, then developing a study design and writing, in several stages, a brief proposal for the study.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: EPI 820.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 505 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 topics including formulation of a research problem; sampling and research design; dissemination of research findings; and grant proposals. These topics will be discussed in detail in the context of critically reviewing several peer-reviewed scientific articles. Research ethics is large component of the course. Students will complete CITI Trainings as well as learn about institutional Review Board (IRB) processes and applications.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 805.

CPH 506 BIOSTATISTICS 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student to understand and apply biostatistical methods needed in the design and analysis of biomedical and public health investigations. The major topics to be covered include types of data, descriptive statistics and plots, theoretical distributions, probability, estimation, hypothesis testing, and one-way analysis of variance. A brief introduction to correlation and univariate linear regression will also be given. The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals interested in the design and analysis of biomedical or public health studies.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Undergraduate or graduate statistics course or permission of instructor. While successful completion of an undergraduate or graduate statistics course is not required for admission into the MPH program, students enrolling for BIOS 806/CPH 506 Biostatistics I must have successfully completed a statistics course or obtain permission of the instructor. Requirements for the prerequisite course: * The prerequisite statistics course must have been completed within 5 calendar years of registering for Biostatistics 806/CPH 506. * The student must have received the equivalent of a B or above (3.00 or higher on the University of Nebraska grade scale) in the course. Permission of the instructor: * The instructor reserves the right to waive the prerequisite requirements for students who can demonstrate familiarity with basic statistical concepts because of work or research experience.

Cross List: BIOS 806.

CPH 507 GLOBAL APPLICATIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

The course provides a survey of the field of global health, including health conditions, resources, and programs. The course deals with the application of the principles of public health to health problems of countries around the world, and global forces that affect health. Topics covered include global health policy, including tobacco control policies, comparative health systems, climate change, and environmental health; the global impact of infectious and chronic diseases; infant mortality; womens health; cultural issues in global health; global occupational health issues; and human rights and ethics in global health. The course is intended for graduate students in public health, health professionals and health professions students who seek an understanding of global public health issues.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Instructor permission is required.

Cross List: HSRA 820.

CPH 511 AGRICULTURAL HEALTH ANDSAFETY 3 Credit Hours

Agricultural Health and Safety

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Typically Offered: SUMMER

CPH 517 DESIGN OF MEDICAL HEALTH STUDIES 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student to understand and apply principles and methods in the design of biomedical and public health studies, with a particular emphasis on randomized, controlled clinical trials. The major design topics to be covered include sample selection, selecting a comparison group, eliminating bias, need for and processes of randomization, reducing variability, choosing endpoints, intent-to-treat analyses, sample size justification, adherence issues, longitudinal follow-up, interim monitoring, research ethics, and non-inferiority and equivalence hypotheses. Data collection and measurement issues also will be discussed. Communication of design approaches and interpretation of subsequent analysis results also will be stressed. Concepts will be explored through critical review of the biomedical and public health literature, class exercises, and a research proposal. The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals interested in the design of biomedical or public health studies.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Biostatistics I, BIOS 806/CPH506, or an equivalent introductory statistics course, and instructor permission.

Cross List: BIOS 835.

CPH 528 SERVICE LEARNING FOR MPH 3 Credit Hours

A community-based experience, designed to provide students with firsthand, scholarly, supervised experience in a practice setting. This experience augments the academic course work, meets actual community needs, and provides students with an opportunity to integrate and apply/test knowledge, principles and skills acquired through classroom instruction. Students will demonstrate mastery of public health principles, values and practice.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  CPH 505 Applied Research in Public Health, CPH 517 Design of Medical Health Studies. Students must complete all core and concentration area courses, be within 12 hours of graduation (including the 6 hours of service learning/capstone experience), and be in good academic standing to start the Service-Learning/Capstone Experience (SL/CE). Registers for: CPH 528 Service learning for MPH Students (3 credit hours) CPH 529 MPH Capstone Experience (3 credit hours)

CPH 529 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE 3 Credit Hours

A community-based experience, designed to provide students with firsthand, scholarly, supervised experience in a practice setting. This experience augments the academic course work, meets actual community needs, and provides students with an opportunity to integrate and apply/test knowledge, principles and skills acquired through classroom instruction. Students will demonstrate mastery of public health principles, values and practice.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  CPH 505 Applied Research in Public Health, CPH 517 Design of Medical Health Studies. Students must complete all core and concentration area courses, be within 12 hours of graduation (including the 6 hours of service learning/capstone experience), and be in good academic standing to start the Service-Learning/Capstone Experience (SL/CE). Registers for: CPH 528 Service learning for MPH Students (3 credit hours) CPH 529 MPH Capstone Experience (3 credit hours)

CPH 530 CULTURAL COMPETENCE & PROFESSIONALISM 3 Credit Hours

This is a 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; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Graduate standing in the College of Public Health or permission from the instructors.

Cross List: HPRO 802.

CPH 531 RESEARCH METHODS IN HPER 3 Credit Hours

The course deals with scientific writing, research techniques, statistics, computer application, and quantitative research design and technique. Considerable emphasis is placed on evaluation of research in scholarly publications. A research proposal is written as one of the course requirements.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Not open to nondegree students.

Cross List: HPRO 531.

CPH 532 ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH: PAST & PRESENT 3 Credit Hours

The purpose of this course is to acquaint students with key historical incidents, important historical and philosophical themes, and key philosophical controversies in public health.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 815.

CPH 533 HEALTH CARE ETHICS 3 Credit Hours

This course uses selected topics to outline the history, theory, and methods of health care ethics. It is intended as a core course for graduate students in ethics and related fields--for bioethics teachers, administrators, policy makers, clinicians, and public health professionals.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 825.

CPH 534 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; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 827.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 535 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EPIDEMIOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student to understand and apply physical activity epidemiologic methods to biomedical and public health investigations. The major topics to be covered include core concepts in physical activity epidemiologic methods; research design; data reporting and interpretation; the role of physical activity on health outcomes; and promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles through intervention research. Concepts will be explored using the biomedical and public health literature, class exercises, exams, and projects. The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals who will be involved in biomedical research or public health studies that integrate physical activity as an outcome, exposure, or confounding variable into their research design.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Instructor permission and BIOS 806/CPH 506 or BIOS 816/CPH 516 and EPI 820/CPH504 within the past 5 years resulting in a grade of B- or better.

Cross List: HPRO 831.

CPH 536 HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAM PLANNING 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; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 840.

CPH 537 SEXUAL HEALTH: ONTOLOGY, RESEARCH, EDUCATION 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student, professional student, or fellow to address sexual health issues, particularly at the community level, through sound research and education practices. A social ecological approach will guide the examination of the topic with emphasis on social justice. Core areas of discussion will include (1) an ontological, socio cultural, and philosophical examination of sexuality, (2) a survey of groundbreaking and current research in sexuality with emphasis on the ethical issues in sex research, and (3) a study in issues related to the deployment of sexual health knowledge, particularly in communities experiencing disparities in sexual health. Course participants will learn to address sexual health issues in a culturally relevant manner through research and education.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  An undergraduate or graduate level course in human sexuality (such as HED 3080) within the last 5 years or comparable field experience is preferred.

Cross List: HPRO 869.

CPH 538 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; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 875.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 539 PUBLIC HEALTH: LEADERSHIP & ADVOCACY 3 Credit Hours

This course incorporates public health leadership theory and practices, which are grounded in biomedical and social science and sanctioned by public law. Politics of communities and organizations is also included. 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; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  15 graduate credits or instructor permission.

Cross List: HPRO 895.

CPH 540 INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY-BASED PARTICIPATORY RESEARCH 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student, professional student, or fellow 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. Core areas of discussion will include (1) the theoretical and historical grounding of CBPR, (2) ethical issues in the use of CBPR and developing cultural humility in working with community partners (3) developing sustainable CBPR relationships among all partners, (4) methodological considerations, and (5) promoting social justice and policy change through CBPR. Course participants will engage in both critical thought-provoking discussions on the principles of CBPR and the application of CBPR to research and/or evaluation in a culturally relevant manner. Hands-on application will occur through conducting a CBPR project by working collaboratively with a defined community and other students in the course. The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals who will be actively involved in addressing community health issues through research and evaluation. CBPR is not a methodology, but a philosophical approach to conducting research; therefore the course assumes students will come already grounded in multiple research methods, both qualitative and quantitative.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  HPRO 805/HED 8050/CPH 505 (or equivalent course) or permission of the instructor; permission will require a demonstrable knowledge of research methods.

Cross List: HPRO 807.

CPH 541 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL MARKETING AND HEALTH COMMUNICATION 3 Credit Hours

This course provides 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; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 841.

Typically Offered: SUM/FALL

CPH 542 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; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  CPH 541

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 543 HEALTH LITERACY AND COMMUNICATION FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS 3 Credit Hours

This course is an in-depth study of health 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; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 843.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CPH 544 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; under-nutrition and over-nutrition; 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; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 844.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CPH 545 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; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Instructor permission required.

Cross List: HPRO 809.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CPH 546 INTRODUCTION TO MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

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; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 880.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 547 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: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  EPI 820/CPH 504, HPRO 860/CPH 501, HPRO 880/CPH 546.

Cross List: HPRO 881.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CPH 548 CHILD AND ADOLSCENT GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce students 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: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  HPRO 880/CPH 546.

Cross List: HPRO 882.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 549 WOMEN'S HEALTH 2 Credit Hours

This course is a graduate level course that provides students with an overview of womens health issues across the lifespan from a multidisciplinary perspective.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO: 883.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 550 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PREVENTION 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student to work in a world where emergency preparedness and response skills are essential to the public health infrastructure, in preparation for naturally occurring disasters, intentional acts of terrorism, and new emerging infectious disease threats.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 810.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 551 COMMUNITY ORIENTATED PRIMARY CARE: PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICE 3 Credit Hours

This course will prepare students for the community orientation of primary health care services. It is intended for students interested in the delivery of health care with a community orientation and the integration of individual clinical care and public health.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 817.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 552 OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES APPLICABILITY OF COMMUNITY ORIENTATED PRIMARY CARE 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 Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC).

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  COPC: Principles and Practice (CPH 551/HPRO 817), Instructor Permission.

Cross List: HPRO 818.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CPH 553 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: RESPONSE 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce the graduate student disaster response related concepts such as Responder Safety and Health, Citizen Evacuation, Weapons of Mass Destruction, and Medical Surge among other topics.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 812.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 554 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: RESPOND & RECOVERY 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce the graduate student to emergency preparedness concepts. Students will explore disaster response related concepts such Medical Surge, Behavioral Health and Mass Fatalities, in addition to short and long term disaster recovery topics.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 813.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 555 PUBLIC HEALTH LAW 3 Credit Hours

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

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Law students must have completed first year of law school.

Cross List: HPRO 808.

Typically Offered: SUMMER

CPH 557 RESEARCH OTHER THAN THESIS HEALTH PROMOTION, SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH 1-4 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: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 896.

CPH 559 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH PROMOTION 1-4 Credit Hours

Independent study course focusing on selected topics or problems. The subject will be dependent on student demand and availability of staff.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HPRO 898.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 560 U.S. HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS: AN OVERVIEW 3 Credit Hours

This course will offer the student an overview of the health and medical care delivery system in the US. Topics covered from a historical, economic, sociological, and policy perspective include the following: social values in health care; need, use, and demand for services; providers of health services (people and places); public and private payment systems; alternate delivery systems; and models from other countries. Current health care reform proposals will also be addressed.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HSRA: 810.

CPH 561 PUBLIC BUDGETING 3 Credit Hours

The purpose of the course is to familiarize public administration students with the basic characteristics and features of public budgets and enable them to deal competently with them.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Not open to non-degree students.

Cross List: HSRA 840.

CPH 562 HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS 3 Credit Hours

The course explores human resources management and workforce planning in healthcare organizations. Students will gain in depth knowledge of the legal environment and major rules and regulations governing recruitment, selection and retention processes, as well as methods and techniques used in job analysis and interviews and organizational development. Another major focus area will be given to health professions workforce planning, succession planning, health safety preparedness, global issues facing healthcare workforce and future trends affecting human resources in healthcare organizations. The course is intended for students who are enrolled in the MPH program and students from other graduate degree programs who have an interest in managing human resources in health organizations.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Not open to non-degree students.

Cross List: HSRA 841.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CPH 563 STRATEGIC PLANNING AND MANAGEMENT PUBLIC HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

This course examines the theory and practice of strategic planning and management in public health, health services, and voluntary health and welfare organizations. Application of specific principles, concepts, and techniques of strategic planning and management for these organizations will be addressed. The roles and responsibilities of public health and health services administrators in developing, implementing, monitoring and revising strategy will also be examined.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Instructor permission.

Cross List: HSRA 853.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 564 HEALTH ECONOMICS 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to help students understand how the theories and models of economics can be applied to the study of health and health care. The examination of the markets (demand and supply) for health, health care and health insurance is stressed. In addition, the economic analytic tools such as economic evaluation of medicine will be introduced. The objective of this course is to equip students with the knowledge/tools to examine and analyze the problems/issues of health care from the perspective of economics.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  ECON 2200 (Principles of Economics-Micro) or its equivalent.

Cross List: HSRA 860.

CPH 565 HEALTH CARE FINANCE 3 Credit Hours

This course is the required health care financial management course for the Health Care concentration in the MPA program and a required course in the MPH curriculum. Students are not expected to have prior coursework in financial management, managerial and financial accounting. The course does, however, assume the students have some experience with spreadsheet models. This course, which focuses on the application of financial management principles and concepts to health care organizations, consists of (1) instructor lectures, (2) case analyses, (3) presentations, and (4) two examinations. Much of the learning in this course will come from your own individual work and from interacting with other students, so the benefits that you receive will be directly related to your individual efforts.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Research methods, epidemiology, or biostatistics, or instructor permission.

Cross List: HSRA 872.

CPH 566 HEALTH POLICY 3 Credit Hours

This course covers the fundamental issues of the health policy process by emphasizing the historical, social, economic, and political environment of contemporary US public health and health care policies. Students are expected to become knowledgeable about policy formation, implementation, modification and evaluation within public health and health care systems. The course is intended for students who are enrolled in the MPH program and students in other graduate degree programs who have an interest in health policy.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HSRA 874.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 567 HEALTH POLICY ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION 3 Credit Hours

This course will provide a framework for understanding how to analyze and evaluate the impact of health policies in public health and health care settings. Topics include structuring policy problems, gathering data for policy analysis, monitoring and evaluating policy performance, and communicating the results of policy analysis. The course is intended for students enrolled in the MPH program and students from other graduate degree programs who have an interest in analyzing and evaluating health policies.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  HPRO 805/CPH 505 Applied Research in Public Health and HSRA874/CPH 566 Health Policy.

Cross List: HSRA 867.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CPH 575 PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATICS 3 Credit Hours

The purpose of the course is to prepare graduate students, professional students or fellows with an opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the various concepts of public health informatics. The course is designed to help students increase their understanding about the concepts and relationships between data, information, and knowledge in context to public health informatics, data standards and how informatics can be used as a new means of data collection and increasing data accessibility. Further the course provides an opportunity for students to get prepared for applying informatics interventions and associated evaluation approaches to improve population health outcomes at both national and global levels.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HSRA 870.

CPH 580 HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY AND BEHAVIOR 3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on introductory level of organizational theory and organizational behavior in health services research. Organizational theory is a macro examination of organizations, focusing on the organization as a unit, and inter-organizational and environmental relationships. Organizational behavior is a micro approach to studying organizations, focusing on individuals in organizations as the unit of analysis.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HSRA 830.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 587 RESEARCH OTHER THAN THESIS HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATION 1-4 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: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HSRA 896.

CPH 589 SPECIAL TOPICS HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH AND ADMINISTRATION 1-4 Credit Hours

Independent study course focusing on selected topics or problems. The subject will be dependent on student demand and availability of staff.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: HSRA 898.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 590 ELEMENTS OF INDUSTRIAL SAFETY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES 3 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to safety in the general work environment, with emphasis on selected OSHA safety regulations, human costs of injuries, safety programs and management, field trip work observations, risk assessment, and hazard/risk communications. No previous experience or coursework in safety is required.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  ENV 892/CPH 503 or equivalent introductory environmental health sciences course; instructor permission.

Cross List: ENV 800.

CPH 591 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES 3 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to fundamental concepts, methods, and application of occupational and safety for various industrial settings, including hazard analysis and control, OSHA regulations, workers compensation, safety program elements, and safety and health management.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Graduate student status in health sciences or related discipline and instructor permission.

Cross List: ENV 802.

CPH 592 HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS FOR WORK ENVIRONMENTS 3 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to fundamental concepts of physical work, human abilities, and capabilities (ergonomics), including psychological and cognitive aspects of human work performance (human factors) for the reduction of occupational injuries and illnesses, reduced costs, productivity improvement, worker well-being and longevity, quality of work life, and job satisfaction.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Graduate student status in health sciences or related discipline and instructor permission.

Cross List: ENV 804.

CPH 593 PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to allow students to develop an understanding of the human health outcomes associated with environmental and occupational exposures. Students will learn how key issues in environmental health and environmental and occupational medicine are approached from a public health perspective.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  ENV 892/CPH 503 or equivalent introductory environmental health sciences course; instructor permission.

Cross List: ENV 810.

CPH 594 ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT 3 Credit Hours

The course will allow students to develop their understanding and knowledge of exposure assessment methods and the application of these methods to substantive issues in occupational and environmental health. The course emphasizes methodological principles and good practice, and highlights the many similarities and some interesting differences between occupational and environmental health.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  ENV 892/CPH 503 or equivalent introductory environmental health sciences course; BIOS 806/CPH 506 or equivalent introductory biostatistics course; instructor permission.

Cross List: ENV 816.

CPH 595 SUSTAINABILITY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND HEALTH 3 Credit Hours

This course provides an overview of the emerging issue of climate change as it affects society (with a special emphasis on public health), and the development of strategic frameworks of action to prepare for a sustainable and healthy future. The course is divided into three broad areas: frameworks and fundamentals (basic concepts and root causes of climate change and environmental problems); sector assessments (root causes and system impacts; measurement and monitoring); and action (approaches to intervention, core competencies, and communication).

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: ENV 840.

CPH 596 CHEMICAL CARCINOGENSIS 2 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare graduate students to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of chemicals and carry out research related to the role of chemicals in the induction of cancer. Major topics to be covered include the basic concepts of chemical carcinogenesis, major classes of chemical carcinogens, the metabolic activation and mode of action of chemical carcinogens, mechanisms of tumor initiation, DNA damage leading to oncogenic mutations, and cancer epidemiology. The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals who will be following research or administrative careers.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  College-level courses in chemistry and biochemistry and permission of the instructor.

Cross List: ENV 596.

CPH 597 PRINCIPLES OF TOXICOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

This course will introduce students to the principles and methods that are used to determine whether an adverse effect is a result of exposure to a specific agent. A primary purpose of toxicology is to predict human toxicity, and human health risk assessment relies heavily on toxicological data obtained from animal studies. This course covers basic mechanisms of toxicity as they pertain to whole organisms, organ systems, and specific toxic agents.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: ENV 888.

CPH 617 RESEARCH OTHER THAN THESIS ENVIRONMENTAL, AGRICULTURAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH 1-4 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: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: ENV 896.

CPH 619 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL, AGRICULTURAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH 1-4 Credit Hours

Independent study course focusing on selected topics or problems. The subject will be dependent on student demand and availability of staff.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: ENV 898.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU

CPH 620 CHRONIC DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

The target audience for this course includes, but is not limited to, student researchers and practitioners in the field of public health. The course will cover risk factors for major chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, musculoskeletal disease, and chronic lung disease. Through the course, students will learn advanced concepts and methodology in chronic disease epidemiology research, including disease surveillance and etiologic and outcomes research. Students will also gain experience developing a proposal to conduct an etiological study of a selected chronic disease.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Epidemiology I (EPI 820/CPH504), Biostatistics I (BIOS 806/CPH506). Recommended coursework: Epidemiology II (EPI 821/CPH621), Biostatistics II (BIOS 808/CPH650).

Cross List: EPI 812.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 621 FUNDAMENTALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide advanced-level graduate students with epidemiologic data analysis, interpretation and presentation skills. The course presents advanced principles and methods of Epidemiology through the use of simulated and actual research data. The course is suitable for both advanced-level masters students and doctoral students in epidemiology and related fields. The primary goal is to provide working knowledge of the fundamentals of epidemiology to graduate students who wish to further their careers in public health research.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Epidemiology I (EPI 820/CPH504).

Cross List: EPI 821.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CPH 623 INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

This course is an introductory, generic course which presents basic infectious disease epidemiology principles and methods. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to concepts of epidemiology as they relate to infectious disease. Students who wish to know how to conduct population studies in infectious disease will be better prepared through this course. This course will produce graduates from UNMC who are better prepared to meet the challenges of infectious disease. Public health is a cornerstone for healthy living, and improving the health of communities is its broad-based goal. Dealing with infectious disease is intricately related to this goal.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  EPI 820/CPH 504; Introduction to Basic Epidemiology.

Cross List: EPI 825.

CPH 624 ADVANCED INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare graduate students, professionals, and fellows to use mathematical models for better understanding of epidemics and examine research methods for global infectious diseases. Major topics to be covered include global infections, including TB, malaria, HIV/AIDS, STIs; research methodology in infectious disease, data analysis, and interpretation; use of mathematical models for prediction and prevention of epidemics; and review of biological, clinical, and public health issues relevant to understanding disease transmission and prevention. The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals who will be engaging in infectious disease investigation, prevention, and research.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  EPI 820/CPH 504-Epidemiology: Theory and Applications and EPI 825/CPH 623-Infectious Disease Epidemiology.

Cross List: EPI 830.

CPH 625 PHYSICAL ACTIVITY EPIDEMIOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare graduate students to understand and apply physical activity epidemiologic methods to biomedical and public health investigations. Major topics to be covered include core concepts in physical activity epidemiologic methods; research design; data reporting and interpretation; the role of physical activity in health outcomes; and promoting physical activity and healthy lifestyles through intervention research. Concepts will be explored using the biomedical and public health literature, class exercises, exams, and projects. The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals who will be involved in biomedical research or public health studies that integrate physical activity as an outcome, exposure, or confounding variable into the research design.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Instructor permission and BIOS 806/CPH 506 or BIOS 816/CPH 516 and EPI 820/CPH504 within the past 5 years resulting in a grade of B- or better.

Cross List: EPI 831.

CPH 626 HEALTH INFORMATION AND SURVEILLANCE FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE 3 Credit Hours

This course focuses on the role of health information and health information systems for the practice of national, state- and community-level public health.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  BIOS 806/CPH 506 or EPI 820/CPH 504.

Cross List: EPI 835.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 627 EPIDEMIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENTS AND RESEARCH IN MATERAL AND CHILD HEALTH 2 Credit Hours

This course will emphasize the methodological aspects of Maternal and Child Health (MCH). It will address indicators and measurements of health and disease, types of studies needed or used in this field, to address the life course perspective and the study of topical issues.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  EPI 820/CPH 504, BIOS 806/CPH 506 and HPRO 880/CPH 546.

Cross List: EPI 840.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 628 PRINCIPLES OF EPIDEMIOLOGIC RESEARCH 4 Credit Hours

This course is a comprehensive course in the concepts, principles and methods of population-based epidemiologic research. The course, which expands on topics covered in EPI 821/CPH 621(Advanced Research and Methods), is both theoretical and quantitative, with emphasis on study design, quantitative measures, statistical analysis, data quality, sources of bias, and casual inference.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  EPI 821/CPH 621 and BIOS 806/CPH 506. An introductory course to SAS programming is recommended.

Cross List: EPI 845.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 631 EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: PROTECTION 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to introduce the student to emergency preparedness concepts, in preparation for naturally occurring disasters, intentional acts of terrorism and new emerging infectious disease threats. Students will explore Critical Infrastructure protection, agriculture and food safety, surveillance and detection of biological agents among other topics.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: EPI 811.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 641 INTRO CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY 2 Credit Hours

This course will review the basic concepts of cancer etiology and carcinogenesis. It will provide the background on social demographic magnitude of cancer, basic concepts of cancer biology and the causes of cancer. Methods of designing and implementing research studies and evaluating genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors, such as tobacco, alcohol, radiation, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, viruses and nutrition will be reviewed.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  CPH 504 or permission of instructor.

Cross List: EPI 801.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CPH 642 CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY IN SPECIAL POPULATIONS 1 Credit Hour

The focus of this course will be on epidemiologic, genetic, environmental, and lifestyle risk factors of cancer in international and ethnically-diverse populations. Topics will include in-depth discussion of incidence, mortality, and survival of cancer in special populations, distinct aspects of environmental, genetics and lifestyle factors and research methods for conducting epidemiologic studies on cancer in special populations.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  CPH 504 Epidemiology in Public Health.

Cross List: EPI 802.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CPH 643 TOPICS IN CANCER PREVENTION I 1 Credit Hour

This seminar provides an overview of the current scientific basis for cancer prevention and control in humans, introduces current methods of determining risk factors along with their subsequent alteration, and suggest future opportunities through integration of selected areas of basic sciences with classic etiologic research to define and quantify risk factors. Current opportunities for early detection of preclinical cancer will also be presented.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: EPI 643.

Typically Offered: SPRING

CPH 644 TOPICS IN CANCER PREVENTION II 1 Credit Hour

This seminar provides an overview of research applications in cancer prevention and control in humans, introduces current methods of determining risk factors along with their subsequent alteration, and suggest future opportunities through integration of selected areas of basic sciences with classic etiologic research to define and quantify risk factors. Current opportunities for early detection of preclinical cancer will also be presented.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: EPI 804.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 646 MENTAL HEALTH EPIDEMIOLOGY 3 Credit Hours

The course will give an overview of epidemiology of mental disorders and discussion of epidemiologic research methods used to study mental disorders. Students will gain experience in conceptualizing and preparing a research proposal in psychiatric epidemiology. The target audience for this course includes students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of public health, medicine, nursing and other health science disciplines.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  EPI 820/CPH 604 Epidemiology in Public Health.

Cross List: EPI 646.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 647 RESEARCH OTHER THAN THESIS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY 1-4 Credit Hours

This course is for more advanced students who wish to pursue their research interests.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: EPI 896.

CPH 648 DEPARTMENTAL SEMINAR 1 Credit Hour

Departmental Seminar

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 649 SPECIAL TOPICS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY 1-4 Credit Hours

Independent study course focusing on selected topics or problems. The subject will be dependent on student demand and availability of staff.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: EPI 898.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 650 BIOSTATISTICS II 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare the student to understand and apply advanced biostatistical methods needed in the design and analysis of biomedical and public health investigations. The major topics to be covered include multiple linear regression, analysis of covariance, logistic regression, survival analysis, and repeated measures analysis.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  BIOS 806/CPH 506 or an equivalent course. The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals interested in the design and analysis of biomedical and public health studies.

Cross List: BIOS 808.

CPH 651 INTRODUCTION TO SAS PROGRAMMING 3 Credit Hours

This course is an introduction to programming for statistical and epidemiologic analysis using the SAS Software System. Students will learn to access data from a variety of sources (e.g., the web, Excel, SPSS, data entry) and create SAS datasets. Data management and data processing skills, including concatenation, merging and sub-setting data, as well as data restructuring and new variable construction using arrays and SAS functions will be taught. Descriptive analysis and graphical presentation will be covered. Concepts and programming skills needed for the analysis of case-control studies, cohort studies, surveys, and experimental trials will be stressed. Simple procedures for data verification, data encryption, and quality control of data will be discussed. Accessing data and summary statistics on the web will be explored. Through in-class exercises and homework assignments, students will apply basic informatics techniques to vital statistics and public health databases to describe public health characteristics and to evaluate public health programs or policies. Laboratory exercises, homework assignments, and a final project will be used to reinforce the topics covered in class. The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals interested in learning SAS programming and accessing and analyzing public use datasets from the web.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  BIOS 806/CPH 506 or an equivalent introductory statistics course; EPI 821/CPH 621; and instructor permission.

Cross List: BIOS 810.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 652 BIOSTATISTICAL METHODS II 3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to prepare the graduate student to analyze continuous data and interpret results using methods of linear regression and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The major topics to be covered include simple and multiple linear regression model specification and assumptions, specification of covariates, confounding and interactive factors, model building, transformations, ANOVA model specification and assumptions, analysis of covariance (ANCOVA), multiple comparisons and methods of adjustment, fixed and random effect specification, nested and repeated measures designs and models, and diagnostic methods to assess model assumptions. Interpretation of subsequent analysis results will be stressed. Concepts will be explored through critical review of the biomedical and public health literature, class exercises, an exam, and a data analysis project. Statistical analysis software, SAS (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA.), will be used to implement analysis methods. The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals who will be actively involved in the analysis and interpretation of biomedical research or public health studies.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Instructor permission; calculus (including differential and integral calculus); BIOS 806/CPH 506 Biostatistics I or an equivalent statistics course; BIOS 810/CPH 651 Introduction to SAS Programming, or equivalent experience with SAS programming.

Cross List: BIOS 818.

CPH 653 CATEGORICAL DATA ANALYSIS 3 Credit Hours

This course surveys the theory and methods for the analysis of categorical response and count data. The major topics to be covered include proportions and odds ratios, multi-way contingency tables, generalized linear models, logistic regression for binary response, models for multiple response categories, loglinear models, and simple mixture models for categorical data. Interpretation of subsequent analysis results will be stressed. Concepts will be explored through critical review of the biomedical and public health literature, class exercises, an exam, and a data analysis project. Computations will be illustrated using SAS statistical software (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA.). The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals who will be actively involved in the analysis and interpretation of biomedical research or public health studies.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  instructor permission, Biostatistical Methods I, BIOS 816/CPH 516, or an equivalent introductory statistics course, and Biostatistical Methods II, BIOS 818/CPH 652, or an equivalent advanced statistics course.

Cross List: BIOS 823.

Typically Offered: FALL

CPH 654 SURVIVAL DATA ANALYSIS 3 Credit Hours

The course teaches the basic methods of statistical survival analysis used in clinical and public health research. The major topics to be covered include the Kaplan-Meier product-limit estimation, log-rank and related tests, and the Cox proportional hazards regression model. Interpretation of subsequent analysis results will be stressed.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; Online Course-Asynchronous Education; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Instructor permission; calculus (including differential and integral calculus); BIOS 806/CPH 506 Biostatistics I or BIOS 816/CPH 516 Biostatistical Methods I or an equivalent statistics course; BIOS 810/CPH 651 Introduction to SAS Programming, or equivalent experience with SAS programming.

Typically Offered: FALL/SPR

CPH 655 CORRELATED DATA ANALYSIS 3 Credit Hours

This course surveys the theory and methods for the analysis of correlated, continuous, binary, and count data. The major topics to be covered include linear models for longitudinal continuous data, generalized estimating equations, generalized linear mixed models, impact of missing data, and design of longitudinal and clustered studies. Interpretation of subsequent analysis results will be stressed. Concepts will be explored through critical review of the biomedical and public health literature, class exercises, two exams, and a data analysis project. Computations will be illustrated using SAS statistical software (SAS Institute Inc., Cary, NC, USA.). The course is intended for graduate students and health professionals who will be actively involved in the analysis and interpretation of biomedical research or public health studies.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Prerequisite:  Instructor permission and Biostatistics BIOS 823/CPH 653.

Cross List: BIOS 825.

CPH 677 RESEARCH OTHER THAN THESIS IN BIOSTATISTICS 1-4 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: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: BIOS 896.

CPH 679 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOSTATISTICS 1-4 Credit Hours

Independent study course focusing on selected topics or problems. The subject will be dependent on student demand and availability of staff.

Credit Hour Breakdown: 3 Credit Hours; On-Campus-Synchronous Classroom

Cross List: BIOS 898.

Typically Offered: FALL/SP/SU