MPH Course Listing

Course Listing


PH 601 – Introduction to Public Health (1 credit)

An introduction to public health, including its foundation and history, principles and characteristics of the discipline, professional roles, and individual career development and planning.

Fall Semester


PH 602 – Public Health Biology (2 credits)

Review biological bases of public health issues, including principles of disease development, including genetics, oncogenesis, and immunology. May be waived for those holding appropriate degrees in biologic or clinical sciences

Fall Semester


PH 611 – Epidemiology (3 credits)

An introduction to basic concepts of epidemiology, including risk, study design, and analysis. Students apply these techniques to examine outbreaks and evaluate preventives, diagnostics and treatments.

Fall Semester


PH 615 – Health Systems Research (3 credits)

An introduction to research in public health. Students examine prerequisites to successful study, as well as issues including funding, protocol design, data management, analysis, collaboration, and publication. (CR: PH 611, PH 621)

Fall Semester


PH 616 – Clinical Trials (3 credits)

An examination of methods and issues in conducting clinical research.  Includes critical aspects of study design, protocol development, recruitment and consent, and assessment of outcomes.

Fall Semester 


PH 617 – Methods in Applied Comparative (3 credits)

Examination of methods to determine the relative value of preventive, diagnostic and treatment alternatives for efficacy, cost, and practical application.  Models include meta-analysis, comparative effectiveness trials, and data mining.

Fall Semester


PH 621 – Statistical Methods I (3 credits)

Introduction to statistical principles and methods. Includes descriptive and inferential statistics. Students will gain experience in the use of SPSS Software, and in the interpretation and communication of statistical tests.

Fall Semester


PH 622 – Statistical Methods II (2 credits)

Examination of procedures including multiple linear and logistic regression, survival analysis, advanced non-parametric tests, repeated measures. students gain experience in the use of SAS software for data management and analysis.

Spring Semester


PH 631 – Environmental Health (3 credits)

This graduate course provides students with a broad knowledge base of environmental public health science by addressing the significance of the environment on human health and wellness.

Spring Semester


PH 641 – Social Behavioral Aspects of PH (3 credits)

Examination of the application of social and behavioral sciences in public health, with emphasis on behavioral theory and related mechanisms for effecting individual and group change in health status.

Spring Semester


PH 642 – Health Communications (2 credits)

Students learn methods to communicate health information effectively with disparate groups, develop communications strategies appropriate to diverse content and audiences, and gain skill in utilizing innovative interactive media.

Spring Semester


PH 651 – Public Health Services (2 credits)

An introduction to public health management, planning, implementation and evaluation. Students gain an integrated understanding of public health resources and their effective utilization to improve health.

Spring Semester


PH 655 – Introduction to Health Policy (2 credits)

An introduction to legal and policy foundations of U.S. health care, including its delivery, regulation and financing. Students develop skills in policy analysis and formulation, and learn principles of advocacy.

Fall Semester


PH 656 – Topics in Health Policy (3 credits)

A study of current issues of health policy, including major issues of health reform.  Students apply their skills to formulate, package, and present their own health policy proposal.

Spring Semester


PH 661 – Chronic Disease (3 credits)

Examination of major chronic diseases including mechanisms of development, risk, diagnosis and interventional strategies.  Scope of the course includes cardiovascular, respiratory and neurodegenerative disorders, as well as diabetes and cancer.

Fall Semester


PH 662 – Control of Infectious Disease (3 credits)

Examination of infectious disease from a public health perspective, including strategies for prevention, treatment, control and eradication.

Spring Semester


PH 671 – Community Health (3 credits)

Students learn how to facilitate programs and capacity building to enable communities to identify and address health issues. Students gain training in surveying and interviewing, and in health impact assessment.

Fall Semester


PH 672 – Global Health (3 credits)

An introduction to global health, including examination of disparities, development. The roles of governments, NGOs and citizen are examined; and students gain experience in issue analysis and developing health strategies.

Fall Semester


PH 686 – Health Informatics and Technology (3 credits)

An introduction to health information technology applications and issues, as well as the growing impact of advances in biotechnology on public health

Spring Semester


PH 692 – Seminar (1 credit)

Introduction to health science literature review and critique, as well as presentation of research and practicum reports

All Semesters


PH 693 – Public Health Law & Ethics (3 credits)

Introduction to the legal and ethical foundations of public health practice, including study of how individuals, practitioners, organizations and government address key issues.

Spring Semester


PH 694 – Practicum (1-3 credits)

To provide students with opportunity to apply concepts and knowledge from the MPH curriculum and demonstrate competency in the public health practice setting. (PR: Students should have completed all MPH co re courses and the majority of other MPH coursework)

All Semesters


PH 695 – Research (1-3 credits)

Student research project, under guidance of the faculty advisor.  Student project may include work towards thesis.

All Semesters


PH 696 – Capstone (2 credits)

Course provides a structured and mentored process for students to produce written and oral components of a capstone project on a selected topic or question.

Spring Semester