Public Health Education (PHE)
PHE 101. Introduction to Public Health. 3 Credits.
Introduction to the population health approach to public health. Principles of evidence-based public health and tools for implementation including health communications and informatics, applications of social and behavioral sciences, and health policy, law and ethics. Methods for addressing non-communicable diseases, communicable disease and environmental diseases and injury. An overview of the U.S. health care system and comparisons with health care systems in other developed countries. Examination of public health institutions and systems at the local/state, federal and global levels as well as future issue in public health. F,S.
PHE 102. Epidemiology in Public Health. 3 Credits.
This course covers applications of epidemiologic methods and procedures to the study of the distribution and factors influencing health and diseases, morbidity, injuries, disability, and mortality in populations. Epidemiologic methods for the control of conditions such as infectious and chronic diseases, mental disorders, community and environmental health hazards, and unintentional injuries are discussed. Other topics include quantitative aspects of epidemiology, for example, data sources, measures of morbidity and mortality, evaluation of association and causality, and study design. F,S.
PHE 103. Introduction to Global Health. 3 Credits.
The purpose of this course is to provide the students with the basic knowledge of health indicators, major determinants, and trends of global health. F.
PHE 301. Principles and Foundation of Health Education. 3 Credits.
The purpose of this course is to provide the students the historical perspectives of health and health education; professional issues and ethics; credentialing; principles, practices, theoretical frameworks, and foundations of health education. Prerequisites: Public Health Education Major, PHE 101, and PHE 102. F.
PHE 302. Community Health. 3 Credits.
Concepts of community and public health, health advocacy, and cultural competence; role of government, nonprofit and private agencies; investigation of health issues. Prerequisites: Public Health Education Major, PHE 101, and PHE 102. F.
PHE 303. Organization and Administration of Community Health Programs. 3 Credits.
The purpose of this course is to provide the students with the basic principles of the organization and administration of health programs; leadership skills; grant writing. Prerequisites: Public Health Education Major, PHE 101, and PHE 102. S.
PHE 304. Health Program Planning and Implementation. 3 Credits.
PHE 305. Program Evaluation and Research Design. 3 Credits.
Basics of health education program evaluation, including formative, summative, process, impact, and outcome evaluation. Research design and applied methods in program evaluation. Prerequisites: Public Health Education Major, PHE 101, and PHE 102. S.
PHE 306. Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 3 Credits.
PHE 307. Methods and Materials of Health Education. 3 Credits.
Principles and application of methodology for educating about health; learning styles; development of computer-generated learning materials; selection, utilization, and evaluation of resources. Prerequisites: Public Health Education Major, PHE 101, and PHE 102. S.
PHE 415. Public Health Internship. 15 Credits.
A supervised practical experience designed to provide the student the opportunity to apply the knowledge and skills learned through their public health coursework. Prerequisites: Public Health Education major, PHE 301,PHE 302, PHE 303, PHE 304, PHE 305, PHE 306, and PHE 307. S/U grading. SS.