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Environmental Health M.P.H.

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School of Public Health
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Contact Information
School of Public Health, MMC 819, A395 Mayo Memorial Building, 420 Delaware Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-3500 OR 1-800-774-8636, Fax: 612-624-4498)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2017
  • Length of program in credits: 42 to 52
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Public Health
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Environmental health is the study of how exposures to external hazards, including chemical, physical, and biological agents, affect human health. Environmental health researchers and professionals seek to understand how to evaluate exposures that create risk to human health, how those exposures elicit biological responses that lead to disease and injury, and how policy is developed and used to prevent adverse health effects. This program offers academic programs at the master's and doctoral levels, conducts research in diverse areas of environmental health, offers continuing education, and conducts outreach. The academic programs prepare students to be leaders in environmental health in academia, industry, consulting groups, and government agencies. The program's training and research emphasizes the importance of translating basic scientific knowledge into solutions for current societal problems and concerns. The School of Public Health (SPH) and College of Biological Sciences (CBS) offer an early-admission opportunity for eligible University CBS students interested in completing the MPH Environmental Health degree. Interested CBS students should contact their college office or the SPH for more information.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Council on Education for Public Health
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Minimum qualifications include a baccalaureate degree with coursework in the basic sciences. Occupational health nursing/medicine applicants must have a relevant degree from an accredited school.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
For more information visit www.sph.umn.edu
Required prerequisites
Program Course Prerequisites
All specialties require basic sciences. Industrial hygiene also requires demonstrable strengths in physics, chemistry (including organic chemistry), biology and math (including calculus). A microbiology background is preferred for the environmental infectious diseases specialty.
Special Application Requirements:
To be considered for admission to Environmental Health's Accelerated MPH program, prospective students must be in their junior year, and in good academic standing (3.25 minimum GPA) in one of the BS degree programs offered by the University's College of Biological Sciences. In lieu of the GRE, applicants to the accelerated MPH program must complete an interview with environmental health admissions committee.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
    • General Test - Verbal Reasoning: 150
    • General Test - Quantitative Reasoning: 150
    • General Test - Analytical Writing: 3.5
  • GMAT
  • MCAT
    • Verbal Reasoning score: 10
    • Physical Sciences score: 10
    • Biological Reasoning score: 10
    • Writing sample score: 10
  • LSAT
    • Law School Admission Test (LSAT) score: 140
  • DAT
    • Score: 15
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 100
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 7.0
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT, TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 42 to 52 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: This requirement is met by registering for PUBH 7194 Culminating Experience: Environmental Health for a minimum of 3 credits. Results in a written paper and presentation and oral exam. Students choose from a broad set of project options including a Plan B style project. The project must be required to be relevant to the field of environmental health and should represent a minimum of 120 hours of work. Minimum program length is 42 credits.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Concentration Areas
General Program
Students looking for a program of study that does not fit precisely with the defined concentrations in the major may be admitted to this program. Emphasis is on the development of a broad, solid foundation, with a larger than usual number of elective credits to allow the student an opportunity to pursue their particular interests. It is occasionally possible for students to transfer into a different concentration after admission to the general program.
Public Health Core Courses
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Concentration Courses
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards (2.0 cr)
Electives
Selected in consultation with adviser to meet the 42 credit minimum requirement.
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Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology (EOE)
Env Occ Epi strives to understand the causal impact of environment and occupation on human health. Public health interventions are most likely to be effective when disease and injury etiology is understood. Epidemiologists develop studies to identify factors that cause diseases and injuries -requiring knowledge of both subject matter and methods. Students may focus in one of three these areas: exposures related to cancer, exposures related to injury, or epidemiologic methods.
Public Health Core Courses
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Concentration Program Courses
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
Elective Courses
Select electives in consultation with adviser to meet the 42 credits requirement
Take exactly 0 course(s) totaling exactly 0 credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6160 - Systems Toxicology (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6171 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6192 - Measurement and Properties of Air Contaminants (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6193 - Advanced Topics in Human Exposure Science (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6343 - Epidemiologic Methods III (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 6355 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 6381 - Genetics in Public Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6386 - Public Health Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6387 - Cancer Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 7401 - Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 7407 - Analysis of Categorical Data (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 8140 - Validity Concepts in Epidemiologic Research (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 8142 - Epidemiologic Uncertainty Analysis (2.0 cr)
· VMED 8090 - Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Diseases Common to Animals and Humans (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6380 - Ecology of Infectious Diseases (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 7210 - Topics: Global Food Systems (0.5 cr)
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Environmental Health Policy
This concentration provides broad, multidisciplinary training in environmental health issues, including occupational health, risk assessment, risk management, decision making, and policy analysis. Internship experiences are arranged with leading occupational and environmental health policy experts who assist students with synthesizing and applying their academic experiences to potential professional settings. Students participate in ongoing research.
Environmental Health Policy
Public Health Core Course Requirements
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
or PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Concentration Program Course Requirements
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6115 - Worker Protection Law (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6116 - Environmental Law (1.0 cr)
Electives
Select electives in consultation with adviser.
Take exactly 0 course(s) totaling exactly 0 credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6049 - Legislative Advocacy Skills for Public Health (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6078 - Public Health Policy as a Prevention Strategy (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6634 - Children and Families: Public Health Policy and Advocacy (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6711 - Public Health Law (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6724 - The Health Care System and Public Health (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6726 - Medical Device Industry: Business and Public Policy (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6780 - Topics: Public Health Administration and Policy (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6835 - Principles of Health Policy (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 8801 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 8802 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 8803 - Long-Term Care: Principles, Programs, and Policies (2.0 cr)
· ANTH 5041 - Ecological Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 8203 - Research Methods in Social and Cultural Anthropology (3.0 cr)
· PA 5001 - Intellectual Foundations of Public Action (1.5 cr)
· PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis (1.5 cr)
· PA 5021 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I (3.0 cr)
· PA 5022 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II (1.5-3.0 cr)
· PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I (4.0 cr)
· PA 5032 - Regression Analysis (2.0 cr)
· PA 5033 - Multivariate Techniques (2.0 cr)
· PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection (1.5 cr)
· PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· PA 5722 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality (2.0 cr)
· PA 8790 - Advanced Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy (1.0-3.0 cr)
· PA 5311 - Program Evaluation (3.0 cr)
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Environmental Infectious Diseases
This program explores the environmental factors associated with infectious diseases and the emergence of food-borne diseases in the United States and around the world. The environment and changing conditions have a great impact on the distribution and occurrence of infectious diseases. In evaluating the chain of infection, the environment may play a key role in reservoir maintenance. Coursework includes basic principles of infection control and predicting the impact of emerging infections.
Public Health Core Courses
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
or VMED 5180 - Ecology of Infectious Disease (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
or PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Concentration Courses
PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases (2.0 cr)
VMED 5180 - Ecology of Infectious Disease (3.0 cr)
Recommended Electives
Select electives in consultation with adviser.
Take exactly 0 course(s) totaling exactly 0 credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6711 - Public Health Law (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 7210 - Topics: Global Food Systems (0.5 cr)
· PUBH 7214 - Principles of Risk Communication (1.0 cr)
· VMED 8090 - Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Diseases Common to Animals and Humans (3.0 cr)
· VMED 5420 - Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (3.0 cr)
· FSCN 4121 - Food Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· BIOL 4121 - Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· MICB 4131 - Immunology (3.0 cr)
· MICB 4151 - Molecular and Genetic Bases for Microbial Diseases (3.0 cr)
· MICB 4171 - Biology, Genetics, and Pathogenesis of Viruses (3.0 cr)
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Global Environmental Health
Issues of water and air quality, food safety, and the effects of industrialization are examined, as well as major ecological problems such as deforestation and sustainable agriculture. Interactions between the physical environment and biological health risks are considered also, as the effects of globalization of trade and the rapid movement of populations from one part of the world to the other are important ¿vectors¿ for the spread of disease globally.
Public Health Core Courses
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Concentration Courses
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6133 - Global Health Seminar (1.0 cr)
PubH 72xx Topics: Globalization and Health (1 cr)
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies (3.0 cr)
Recommended Electives
Selected in consultation with adviser to meet the 42 credit minimum requirement.
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Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing (OEHN)
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing provides intensive training for nurses interested in the development, management and evaluation of health services, programs, and policies designed to promote health and prevent work-related injuries and disease.
Public Health Core Courses
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
or PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Courses
PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0 cr)
School of Nursing Courses
NURS 8170 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
NURS 8600 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
Recommended Electives
Select electives in consultation with adviser to meet the 42 credit minimum requirement.
Take exactly 0 course(s) totaling exactly 0 credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6034 - Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6122 - Seminar: Safety in the Workplace (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques (3.0 cr)
· NURS 8171 - Qualitative Research Design and Methods (3.0-4.0 cr)
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Occupational and Environmental Medicine
The Occupational and Environmental Medicine (OEM) residency program trains physicians who will improve the health and safety of workers. The program emphasizes a solid clinical basis for the practice of occupational medicine and the management of patients with work-related health problems, as well as the identification and remediation of occupational risks and hazards in the workplace.
Public Health Core Courses
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
or PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Concentration Courses
PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6173 - Exposure to Physical Agents (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6387 - Cancer Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7200 - Topics: Public Health Practice (0.5-4.0 cr)
PUBH 8120 - Occupational Health and Safety Research Seminar (1.0 cr)
Select electives in consultation with adviser to meet the 42 credit minimum requirement.
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Regulatory Toxicology and Risk Assessment
Regulatory toxicology and risk assessment teaches students to think analytically about the biochemical mechanisms of toxicity, and how toxicology is used to protect human health through laboratory research, and the development of sound environmental policy and regulations. Strong background in the biological sciences, interest in laboratory research or environmental regulation and policy. Emphases: biological sciences, physiology, biochemistry, cellular and molecular biology, toxicology.
Public Health Core Courses
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
Ethics Courses
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
or PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Concentration Courses
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6160 - Systems Toxicology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6161 - Regulatory Toxicology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 8160 - Advanced Toxicology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 8161 - Current Literature in Toxicology (1.0 cr)
Electives
Selected in consultation with adviser to meet the 42 credit minimum requirement.
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
Master of Public Health and Juris Doctor (MPH/JDP). Students may take a total of 12 credits in common among the academic programs.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Industrial Hygiene
The Industrial Hygiene (IH) program is concerned with the health and safety of people at work, and the community at large. Specific concerns are with the recognition, evaluation and control of potential workplace hazards, including chemical, physical, and biological agents; and the potential health threats to the community and the environment. Our IH program is accredited by the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
Industrial Hygiene
The Industrial Hygiene program is concerned with the health and safety of people at work, and the community at large. Specific concerns are with the recognition, evaluation and control of potential workplace hazards, including chemical, physical and biological agents; and the potential health threats to the community and the environment. Prepares well-qualified practitioners and researchers for an exciting career in industry, government organizations, and academic and research institutions.
School of Public Health Core Requirements
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
Choose one of the following courses.
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
Division Core Course Requirements
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Occupational Health and Safety Core Requirements
PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety (3.0 cr)
Industrial Hygiene Program Requirements
PUBH 6172 - Industrial Hygiene Applications (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6173 - Exposure to Physical Agents (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6174 - Control of Workplace Exposure (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6175 - Environmental Measurements Laboratory (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6192 - Measurement and Properties of Air Contaminants (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6193 - Advanced Topics in Human Exposure Science (2.0 cr)
Industrial Hygiene Electives
Select electives in consultation with adviser to meet the 52 credit minimum requirement.
Take 0 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6115 - Worker Protection Law (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6116 - Environmental Law (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6161 - Regulatory Toxicology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6176 - Hazardous Materials and Waste Management (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 7220 - Personal Protective Equipment and Respiratory Protection (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 7260 - Ergonomics and the Prevention of Workplace Injuries (1.0 cr)
· CEGE 4561 - Solid Hazardous Wastes (3.0 cr)
· CEGE 5551 - Environmental Microbiology (3.0 cr)
· IE 5511 - Human Factors and Work Analysis (4.0 cr)
· IE 5513 - Engineering Safety (4.0 cr)
· KIN 5001 - Foundations of Human Factors/Ergonomics (3.0 cr)
· ME 5113 - Aerosol/Particle Engineering (4.0 cr)
· ME 5133 - Aerosol Measurement Laboratory (4.0 cr)
· PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy (3.0 cr)
Accelerated M.P.H. Program
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The School of Public Health and the College of Biological Sciences offer an early-admission opportunity for eligible University of Minnesota Bachelor of Science students also interested in completing the Master's of Public Health (MPH) Environmental Health degree. The Accelerated MPH Environmental Health sub-plan enables majors from CBS undergraduate programs to take 12 MPH credits during their senior (fourth) year, and to complete the MPH after a fifth year of full-time graduate student plus one summer. Interested CBS undergraduates should contact their CBS college adviser for more information. The MPH accelerated program sub-plan application deadline is during the spring of the student's junior year, and admission to the MPH accelerated program sub-plan is contingent on a formal admissions process. Check sph.umn.edu for specific application deadline and instructions. Students admitted to the accelerated program sub-plan must maintain timely degree progress to ensure the bachelor of science is awarded by the end of their fourth year. The MPH accelerated program sub-plan is open to students in the CBS Bachelor of Science programs.
Accelerated M.P.H. Program
Public Health Core Courses
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
Division Core Courses
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Accelerated MPH Concentration Courses
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6700 - Foundations of Public Health (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6100 Careers in Environmental Health
Electives
Selected in Consultation with adviser to meet the 42 credit minimum requirement
Global Health Interdisciplinary Concentration Area
The Global Health Interdisciplinary Concentration (GHIC) provides graduate students who are pursuing an M.P.H. with information necessary to define the constitution, cause, and consequences of health problems worldwide. The program offers a unique opportunity to explore the relationships between health, environment, politics, culture, and economic pressures in developed and developing nations. Developing countries are currently undergoing profound demographic changes--changes that are accompanied by shifts in patterns of illness. In many of these nations, the major causes of morbidity and mortality are mutating from traditional infectious diseases to chronic, non-communicable maladies like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes. As a result, there is increasing demand for qualified public health practitioners who can identify and help reduce the vast and varied global vectors for chronic disease. Practical application of theory in the field is a major component of the GHIC. Students are encouraged to hone their expertise by pursuing an international field experience. The School of Public Health has established relationships with collaborative institutions abroad. SPH graduate students must complete a formal program plan if they want the GHIC to appear on their transcripts. For more information, contact Carol Francis, interdisciplinary concentrations coordinator, at franc004@umn.edu or 612-624-6952.
Health Disparities Interdisciplinary Concentration Area
The Health Disparities Interdisciplinary Concentration (HDIC) addresses the unequal burden of health risks, morbidity, and mortality experienced by minority cultural and social groups in the U.S., as well as unequal quality of and access to health care. Achieving optimum health for all segments of our society is a central goal of Healthy People 2020 and a concern in Minnesota as well. Despite Minnesota's ranking as one of the nation's healthiest states, Minnesota has some of the largest gaps among cultural and social groups in health indicators. According to the Minnesota Department of Health: - Infant mortality rates among the American Indians and African Americans are two to three times higher than for the state as a whole. - Among African American youth aged 15-24, firearm injury mortality rates are 15 times greater than the rates of all ages, races, and genders combined. - Women from minority communities are less likely to receive sufficient prenatal care compared to other women. - Death rates for African Americans and American Indians are two to three times that of the state as a whole. Rates of diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and HIV/AIDS are higher for many minority communities compared to the state as a whole. SPH graduate students must complete a formal program plan if they want the HDIC to appear on their transcripts. For more information, contact Carol Francis, interdisciplinary concentrations coordinator, at franc004@umn.edu or 612-624-6952.
Public Health Policy Interdisciplinary Concentration Area
The School of Public Health's Public Health Policy Interdisciplinary Concentration (PHPIC) focuses on promoting the health of populations and groups through public and organizational policy. PHPIC is open to students pursuing an M.P.H., and includes coursework that explores the way in which federal, state, local, and institutional entities affect the financing, structure, and delivery of public health and medical care. PHPIC coursework provides a better understanding of the health care system as a whole and prevention policy. The challenging curriculum helps M.P.H. majors hone practical skills that are highly sought after in the public health and policy arenas. Students who pursue the concentration can chose courses that emphasize: - Understanding community dynamics - Developing advocacy skills for public health - Analyzing legal and policy structures - Evaluating and implementing policies and programs - Influencing community health - Motivating and educating stakeholders and decision-makers - Using policy as prevention strategy - Eliminating health disparities through policy SPH graduate students must complete a formal program plan if they want the PHPIC to appear on their transcripts. For more information, contact Carol Francis, interdisciplinary concentrations coordinator, at franc004@umn.edu or 612-624-6952.
 
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PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: Intro courses in toxicology/exposure analysis (e.g., PubH 6104 Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology, PubH 6103 Exposure to Environmental Hazards) or equivalent.
PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 5181/VMed 5165
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles/methods for surveillance of foodborne diseases. Investigation of outbreaks, assessment of food safety hazards. Focuses on integration of epidemiologic/lab methods.
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02236 - PubH 6320PubH /6341
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to epidemiologic concepts and methods: (1) Study design (randomized trials and observational studies); (2) Measures of exposure-disease association; (3) Casual inference and bias; (4) Confounding and effect modification.
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/concepts in identifying health effects in workplace. Strategies for identifying excess risk, evaluating strengths/weaknesses of research techniques, assessing bias/confounding. prereq: Coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics
PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods and techniques for designing, implementing, analyzing, and interpreting observational epidemiologic studies, including cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional studies.
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-way ANOVA, interactions, repeated measures, general linear models. Logistic regression for cohort and case-control studies. Loglinear models, contingency tables, Poisson regression, survival data, Kaplan-Meier methods, proportional hazards models. prereq: [PubH 6450 with grade of at least B, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Guided evaluation of potential health/safety problems at work site, recommendations and design criteria for correction/evaluation of occupational health/safety programs. prereq: 6170 or instr consent
PUBH 6160 - Systems Toxicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of information regarding basic pharmacokinetic principles/metabolic systems to elucidate mechanisms of toxicity induced by xenobiotic compounds. prereq: [Coursework in biochemistry, molecular biology, organic chemistry] or instr consent
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nurs/PubH 5170
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Concepts/issues in occupational health/safety. Application of public health principles/decision-making process in preventing injury/disease, promoting health of adults, protecting worker populations from environmental hazards. Observational visit to manufacturing facility. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 5181/VMed 5165
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles/methods for surveillance of foodborne diseases. Investigation of outbreaks, assessment of food safety hazards. Focuses on integration of epidemiologic/lab methods.
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues/controversies surrounding emerging infectious diseases. Framework for considering realistic/innovative policies. Bioterrorism, public health preparedness. Pandemic influenza preparedness, smallpox vaccination, antibiotic resistance. prereq: AHC student, instr consent
PUBH 6192 - Measurement and Properties of Air Contaminants
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Gaseous/particulate air contaminants, their occurrence in workplaces. Factors governing generation/dispersal. Criteria, rationales, and standards for measurement in workplace. Industrial hygiene measurement. Aerosol-related ill-health. prereq: Good grasp of [elementary physics, chemistry, mathematics including calculus]
PUBH 6193 - Advanced Topics in Human Exposure Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designing exposure studies for epidemiologic investigations and health risk assessments. Techniques to measure/estimate human exposures to hazardous agents in non-occupational and occupational environments. prereq: 6192 or instr consent
PUBH 6343 - Epidemiologic Methods III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis/interpretation of data from various epidemiological study designs. SAS used to demonstrate epidemiological/statistical concepts in data analysis. prereq: [6342, 6451] with a grade of at least B- or instr consent
PUBH 6355 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Compendium of human diseases relevant to public health professionals. Focuses on cardiovascular disease, cancer, and infectious disease. Presented from epidemiologic perspective. Significance of diseases in terms of prevalence, incidence, morbidity, and mortality. Risk factors, prevention strategies. prereq: Epidemiology major or public health nutrition major or instr consent
PUBH 6381 - Genetics in Public Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Mechanisms of molecular genetics. Issues related to medical/public health genetics, including basis of human diversity, Human Genome Project, novel genetic mechanisms underlying diseases, ethical/legal issues. prereq: Grad student or professional school student or instr consent
PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and/ methods. Strategies for disease control and prevention, including immunization. Relevance of modes of transmission of specific agents for disease spread and prevention. Public health consequences of infectious diseases at local, national, and international levels.
PUBH 6386 - Public Health Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Well-established risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), prevention of CVD, and national recommendations for treatment/prevention. Emerging risk factors, current controversies in CVD.
PUBH 6387 - Cancer Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Epidemiologic aspects of cancer. Theories of carcinogenesis, patterns of incidence and mortality, site-specific risk factors. Issues of cancer control and prevention.
PUBH 7401 - Fundamentals of Biostatistical Inference
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Part of two-course sequence intended for PhD students in School of Public Health who need rigorous approach to probability/statistics/statistical inference with applications to research in public health. prereq: Background in calculus; intended for PhD students in public hlth and other hlth sci who need rigorous approach to probability/statistics and statistical inference with applications to research in public hlth
PUBH 7402 - Biostatistics Modeling and Methods
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Second of two-course sequence. Rigorous approach to probability/statistics, statistical inference. Applications to research in public health. prereq: 7401; intended for PhD students in health sciences
PUBH 7407 - Analysis of Categorical Data
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contingency tables, odds ratio, relative risk, chi-square tests, log-linear models, logistic regression, conditional logistic regression, Poisson regression, matching, generalized linear models for independent data. SAS/S-Plus used throughout. prereq: 7405, [Stat 5102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 5102 or Stat 8102 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in Stat 8102]
PUBH 8140 - Validity Concepts in Epidemiologic Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Conceptual basis for validity in observational epidemiologic research. Recognizing, evaluating, preventing, and correcting for confounding specification error, measurement-error bias, and selection/follow-up bias.
PUBH 8142 - Epidemiologic Uncertainty Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Scientific interpretation of statistical analysis as dependent on both data and assumptions. Techniques that enable an investigator to incorporate uncertainty about assumptions into a quantitative analysis. prereq: 8140
VMED 8090 - Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Diseases Common to Animals and Humans
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Major human zoonotic diseases, methods of transmission, diagnosis, control, and prevention. prereq: Epidemiology and infectious disease course or instr consent
PUBH 6380 - Ecology of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00899 - CMB 5180/PubH 5180
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways in which host, agent, and environmental interactions influence transmission of infectious agents. Environmental dissemination, eradication/control, evolution of virulence, analytical/molecular tools.
PUBH 7210 - Topics: Global Food Systems
Credits: 0.5 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Food systems related to specific food products, including inputs, processes, and outputs from production sites to consumers. Context for food safety policy. Concept of food system biosecurity as prerequisites for a safe, abundant, affordable, and diverse food supply. Case studies of food-borne disease outbreaks illustrate critical controls in food production.
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02236 - PubH 6320PubH /6341
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to epidemiologic concepts and methods: (1) Study design (randomized trials and observational studies); (2) Measures of exposure-disease association; (3) Casual inference and bias; (4) Confounding and effect modification.
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: Intro courses in toxicology/exposure analysis (e.g., PubH 6104 Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology, PubH 6103 Exposure to Environmental Hazards) or equivalent.
PUBH 6115 - Worker Protection Law
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of government in protecting rights of citizens. Labor movement history as starting point for discussion of systems for protecting workers in unsafe workplaces and compensating them for injuries. Laws against class-based discrimination.
PUBH 6116 - Environmental Law
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Questions when pollution protection law conflicts with policy encouraging the use of natural resources. Conflicts when government restricts use of property without compensating its owner. Increasing authority of government to audit businesses.
PUBH 6049 - Legislative Advocacy Skills for Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
State legislature as arena for public health practice. Skills necessary to operate in that arena. Analyzing emergence, development, and resolution of legislative issues of public health importance.
PUBH 6078 - Public Health Policy as a Prevention Strategy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Philosophical, ethical, economic, political, efficacy rationale for policy approach to prevention. Historical/current application of prevention policy to public health problems. prereq: 2nd yr MPH or public health MS student or [Epi, Biostats, Env Hlth, HSRPconcurrent registration is required (or allowed) in A PhD student] or instr consent
PUBH 6634 - Children and Families: Public Health Policy and Advocacy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
The course will focus on how public policies at the federal, state and local level influence children's health. Students will develop practical skills to understand, analyze, communicate, and advocate on children’s policy issues. The course will include presentations and discussions with Minnesota's current leaders in children's health policy including legislators, advocates, and state commissioners. Instructor information: Lauren Gilchrist is the Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Mark Dayton. In this role, she works with commissioners, legislators, local government and stakeholders to advance health and human services policy issues for the state of Minnesota. She previously served as an advisor to the late Senator Ted Kennedy and Senator Al Franken.
PUBH 6711 - Public Health Law
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Basic concepts of law, legislative process, and legal bases for existence/administration of public health programs. Legal aspects of current public health issues/controversies, regulatory role of government in health services system. prereq: Grad student or professional school student or instr consent
PUBH 6724 - The Health Care System and Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Overview of health care delivery, finance systems within public health context. Components of health care system: financing, role of employers/public programs, health care delivery system, managed care. Collaborative interventions between managed care, public health. prereq: Public health or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6726 - Medical Device Industry: Business and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Business, public policy, regulatory, technology management issues concerning medical device/biotechnology industries. Nature/effects of private-public sector interactions. Involvement by leaders in Minnesota organizations. prereq: MPH or MHA or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6780 - Topics: Public Health Administration and Policy
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 60.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
New courses or topics of interest in public health administration/policy.
PUBH 6835 - Principles of Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Social, political, and economic context within which U.S. health-care system developed. Influence of these contextual elements on public policies guiding/regulating organization/delivery of health services. prereq: [Pub hlth [MPH or certificate] or pub affairs MPA or healthcare admin MHA or [health serv research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]]] student or instr consent
PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02013
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Understanding an evaluation study. Program evaluation. Applications to health and mental health settings. emphasizes public health.
PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 8801 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Theory
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Integrated overview of U.S. health services policy. Related theoretical/empirical literature. Analysis of alternative policy-making models, political/philosophical underpinnings of those models. prereq: [Grad or professional school] student or instr consent
PUBH 8802 - Health Services Policy Analysis: Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Emphasizes relationships between health services research/policy. Uses case studies to examine how research influences policy/vice versa.
PUBH 8803 - Long-Term Care: Principles, Programs, and Policies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Long-term care policy for functionally impaired persons, particularly the elderly. Team taught from healthcare and social services perspective; grounded in research literature on evidence of program effects. Innovative programs addressing current fragmentation of services. prereq: Grad-level health-care policy course or instr consent
ANTH 5041 - Ecological Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00001
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Concepts, theories, and methods of ecological anthropology (cultural ecology) show how humans interact with the biophysical environment. Compare biological and cultural interactions with the environment; examine adaptive strategies cross-culturally. prereq: grad or instr consent
ANTH 8203 - Research Methods in Social and Cultural Anthropology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Classic and current issues in research methodology, including positivist, interpretivist, feminist, and postmodernist frameworks. Methodology, in the broadest sense of the concept, is evaluated. Students conduct three research exercises and set up an ethnographic research project. prereq: Grad anth major or instr consent
PA 5001 - Intellectual Foundations of Public Action
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Evolution of intellectual approaches that underlie public planning, management, and policy analysis in a democratic society. How decision making is shaped by knowledge/values. Role of rationality. Conceptual, descriptive/normative, and structure/process approaches.
PA 5002 - Introduction to Policy Analysis
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process of public policy analysis from problem structuring to communication of findings. Commonly used analytical methods. Alternative models of analytical problem resolution.
PA 5021 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to tools useful for public policy. Intermediate microeconomics, macroeconomics, and concepts of international trade. prereq: [Econ 1101 or equiv] or instr consent
PA 5022 - Economics For Policy Analysis and Planning II
Credits: 1.5 -3.0 [max 4.5]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of economic reasoning to a wide range of contemporary public policy issues. The following topically-focused courses also fulfill the MPP economics requirement: PA 5431: Public Policies on Work and Pay, PA 5503: Economics of Development, PA 5521: Development Planning and Policy Analysis, and PA 5805: Global Economics. prereq: 5021 or equiv
PA 5031 - Empirical Analysis I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic statistical tools for empirical analysis of public policy alternatives. Frequency distributions, descriptive statistics, elementary probability/probability distributions, statistical inference. Estimation/hypothesis testing. Cross-tabulation/chi-square distribution. Analysis of variance, correlation. Simple/multiple regression analysis.
PA 5032 - Regression Analysis
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Bivariate/multivariate models of regression analysis, assumptions behind them. Problems using these models when such assumptions are not met. prereq: [5031 or equiv] or instr consent
PA 5033 - Multivariate Techniques
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Use of bivariate and multivariate statistical approaches for analyzing and evaluating public affairs issues and the assumptions behind the analytical approaches. Designed to help students read, understand, interpret, use, and evaluate empirical work used in social sciences by policy analysts and policy makers. prereq: [5032 or 5044 or equiv] or instr consent. May fulfill stats requirements in other programs.
PA 5035 - Survey Research and Data Collection
Credits: 1.5 [max 1.5]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to survey research methods. Emphasizes applications to policy/applied research. Research design choices (e.g., descriptive, experimental, case studies), sampling, variable specification, measurement. Conducting interviews, self-administered questionnaires. Qualitative techniques. prereq: [5031 or equiv], [major in publ policy or sci, tech, environ policy or urban/regional planning] or instr consent
PA 5711 - Science, Technology & Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interplay of science, technology, the environment, and society. Approaches from across the social sciences will cover how science and technology can create new environmental pressures as well as policy challenges in a range of spheres from climate change to systems of intellectual property and international development.
PA 5722 - Economics of Natural Resource and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01860 - ApEc 5651/PA 5722
Typically offered: Every Spring
Public policy associated with natural resource use and environmental protection. Develops/applies economic concepts/methodologies/policy mechanisms. Principles of environmental/resource economics. Issues related to renewable/nonrenewable resources and environmental pollution. Focuses on scientific/political aspects of policy. prereq: [Intermediate microeconomics, intermediate policy analysis, grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6863 - Understanding Health Care Quality
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to assessing/assuring quality of care. Emphasizes both process and outcomes approaches, paralleling interest in appropriateness/effectiveness of care. Issues around creating needed behavioral changes.
PA 8790 - Advanced Topics in Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
PA 5311 - Program Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Principal methods, primary applications of evaluation research as applied to policies/programs in health/human services, education, or the environment. Conducting evaluations. Becoming a critical consumer of studies. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02236 - PubH 6320PubH /6341
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to epidemiologic concepts and methods: (1) Study design (randomized trials and observational studies); (2) Measures of exposure-disease association; (3) Casual inference and bias; (4) Confounding and effect modification.
VMED 5180 - Ecology of Infectious Disease
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00899
Typically offered: Every Fall
How host, agent, environmental interactions influence transmission of infectious agents. Environmental dissemination, eradication/control, evolution of virulence. Use of analytical/molecular tools.
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 5181/VMed 5165
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles/methods for surveillance of foodborne diseases. Investigation of outbreaks, assessment of food safety hazards. Focuses on integration of epidemiologic/lab methods.
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues/controversies surrounding emerging infectious diseases. Framework for considering realistic/innovative policies. Bioterrorism, public health preparedness. Pandemic influenza preparedness, smallpox vaccination, antibiotic resistance. prereq: AHC student, instr consent
PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and/ methods. Strategies for disease control and prevention, including immunization. Relevance of modes of transmission of specific agents for disease spread and prevention. Public health consequences of infectious diseases at local, national, and international levels.
VMED 5180 - Ecology of Infectious Disease
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00899
Typically offered: Every Fall
How host, agent, environmental interactions influence transmission of infectious agents. Environmental dissemination, eradication/control, evolution of virulence. Use of analytical/molecular tools.
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: Intro courses in toxicology/exposure analysis (e.g., PubH 6104 Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology, PubH 6103 Exposure to Environmental Hazards) or equivalent.
PUBH 6711 - Public Health Law
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Basic concepts of law, legislative process, and legal bases for existence/administration of public health programs. Legal aspects of current public health issues/controversies, regulatory role of government in health services system. prereq: Grad student or professional school student or instr consent
PUBH 7210 - Topics: Global Food Systems
Credits: 0.5 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Food systems related to specific food products, including inputs, processes, and outputs from production sites to consumers. Context for food safety policy. Concept of food system biosecurity as prerequisites for a safe, abundant, affordable, and diverse food supply. Case studies of food-borne disease outbreaks illustrate critical controls in food production.
PUBH 7214 - Principles of Risk Communication
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Key concepts of risk communication theory and their practical application to collection/sharing of information in support of individual and community decision-making about public health issues. Application of risk communication principles to routine, ongoing public health issues and those that arise out of emergency/crisis.
VMED 8090 - Epidemiology of Zoonoses and Diseases Common to Animals and Humans
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Major human zoonotic diseases, methods of transmission, diagnosis, control, and prevention. prereq: Epidemiology and infectious disease course or instr consent
VMED 5420 - Molecular Epidemiology of Infectious Disease
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Impact, application, and interpretation of molecular techniques in understanding etiology, transmission, and control of infectious diseases important to animal and public health. Theoretical/practical aspects of molecular biology methods in context of epidemiological studies of infectious diseases, including bacterial/viral infections of veterinary/zoonotic significance. Population and evolutionary genetics of pathogenic microorganisms. Data analysis/interpretation. Design of descriptive/hypothesis-driven epidemiological studies involving molecular techniques. prereq: Basic course in microbiology
FSCN 4121 - Food Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Microorganisms involved in food-borne disease, food fermentations, and food spoilage. Methods for their control/detection. Food microbiology. Foodborne pathogens. Microbial food spoilage. Control of microorganisms in food. prereq: BIOC 3021, [2021 or VBS 2032 or MICB 3301]
BIOL 4121 - Microbial Ecology and Applied Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Evolution/structure of microbial communities. Population interaction within ecosystems. Quantitative/habitat ecology. Biogeochemical cycling. Molecular microbial ecology, gene transfer in the environment. Molecular phylogeny of microorganisms. Application of microbes in agriculture. Production of commodity chemicals, drugs, and other high-value products. prereq: 3301
MICB 4131 - Immunology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01727 - /MicB 4131/VPM 4131
Typically offered: Every Fall
Molecular, genetic, cellular bases for humoral/cell-mediated immunity. Innate immunity. Antigen recognition by B/T lymphocytes. Interactions between lymphocytes/other cells of immune system. Cytokines. Immunoregulation. Key aspects of clinical immunology. prereq: [2022 or VPB 2022 or BIOL 2032 or VPB 2032 or VBS 2032 or 3301 or MicB 3301], [BIOC 3021 or BIOL 3021 or BIOC 4331]
MICB 4151 - Molecular and Genetic Bases for Microbial Diseases
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Genetic basis of microbial pathogenesis. Effect of gene transfer and regulation on evolution of microbial pathogens and capacity to colonize, induce disease. Biochemical and cellular interactions between bacteria and human hosts. prereq: MicB 4131 and BioC 3021 advised
MICB 4171 - Biology, Genetics, and Pathogenesis of Viruses
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: MicB 4141W/4171
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Structure, attachment, entry. Genome replication/mRNA production by RNA viruses. Reverse transcription. DNA virus templates. Replication of DNA virus genomes. Processing of viral pre-mRNA. Translational control. Assembly, host defense, tumor viruses, pathogenesis, HIV, antivirals. prereq: [BIOC 3021, BIOL 4003, [3301 or BIOL 4004]] or instr consent; seats are prioritized for CBS majors (others who meet the course prerequisites can contact the instructor for permission)
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02236 - PubH 6320PubH /6341
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to epidemiologic concepts and methods: (1) Study design (randomized trials and observational studies); (2) Measures of exposure-disease association; (3) Casual inference and bias; (4) Confounding and effect modification.
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to key issues in global health. Global burden of disease. Cultural issues/health. Nutrition. Infectious diseases. Environmental problems. Women/children. Prereq Grad student.
PUBH 6133 - Global Health Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Aspects of global health from public health perspective. Faculty/students from different backgrounds/programs lead/discuss presentations on global health topics. prereq: Public health student or instr consent
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues/controversies surrounding emerging infectious diseases. Framework for considering realistic/innovative policies. Bioterrorism, public health preparedness. Pandemic influenza preparedness, smallpox vaccination, antibiotic resistance. prereq: AHC student, instr consent
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pathogenesis of diseases caused by occupational hazards. Evaluating work-related illnesses. Overall regulatory framework governing occupational health/safety. prereq: Environmental health major; toxicology course recommended or instr consent
PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Guided evaluation of potential health/safety problems at work site, recommendations and design criteria for correction/evaluation of occupational health/safety programs. prereq: 6170 or instr consent
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nurs/PubH 5170
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Concepts/issues in occupational health/safety. Application of public health principles/decision-making process in preventing injury/disease, promoting health of adults, protecting worker populations from environmental hazards. Observational visit to manufacturing facility. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 6034 - Evaluation
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02013 - PubH 6034/PubH 6852
Typically offered: Every Spring
Developing useful program evaluations. Emphasizes skills for program administrators, planners. Needs assessments. Assessment of program design, implementation, impact. Cost-effectiveness analysis. Quantitative and qualitative data collection methods. Ethical considerations.
PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Extent and causes of social inequalities in health. Degree to which understanding of these inequalities is hampered by methodological limitations in health research. Focuses on individual, community, and policy approaches to reducing social inequalities in health.
PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Injury epidemiology: analyses of major injury problems affecting the public in the workplace, community, and home using epidemiologic model and conceptual framework; emphasis on strategies/program development for prevention and control.
PUBH 6122 - Seminar: Safety in the Workplace
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Realm of and potential risk factors for occupational safety problems. Strategies for prevention/control.
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues/controversies surrounding emerging infectious diseases. Framework for considering realistic/innovative policies. Bioterrorism, public health preparedness. Pandemic influenza preparedness, smallpox vaccination, antibiotic resistance. prereq: AHC student, instr consent
PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Theory/practical applications of concepts, tools, techniques of continuous quality improvement (QI) in public health/health care.
NURS 8171 - Qualitative Research Design and Methods
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview and comparative analysis of selected qualitative research methods and analytic strategies. Focuses on developing rigorous qualitative designs that contribute to development of nursing and health care knowledge for diverse populations. prereq: 8170 or equiv
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Injury epidemiology: analyses of major injury problems affecting the public in the workplace, community, and home using epidemiologic model and conceptual framework; emphasis on strategies/program development for prevention and control.
PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pathogenesis of diseases caused by occupational hazards. Evaluating work-related illnesses. Overall regulatory framework governing occupational health/safety. prereq: Environmental health major; toxicology course recommended or instr consent
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/concepts in identifying health effects in workplace. Strategies for identifying excess risk, evaluating strengths/weaknesses of research techniques, assessing bias/confounding. prereq: Coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics
PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Guided evaluation of potential health/safety problems at work site, recommendations and design criteria for correction/evaluation of occupational health/safety programs. prereq: 6170 or instr consent
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nurs/PubH 5170
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Concepts/issues in occupational health/safety. Application of public health principles/decision-making process in preventing injury/disease, promoting health of adults, protecting worker populations from environmental hazards. Observational visit to manufacturing facility. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 6173 - Exposure to Physical Agents
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Nature, health effects, monitoring, and control of physical agents in working/living environments. Ionizing/non-ionizing radiations (including lasers, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light). Noise/vibration, heat/cold stress. Dose, response, and engineering interventions.
PUBH 6387 - Cancer Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Epidemiologic aspects of cancer. Theories of carcinogenesis, patterns of incidence and mortality, site-specific risk factors. Issues of cancer control and prevention.
PUBH 7200 - Topics: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 80.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
New course offerings or topics of interest in public health practice.
PUBH 8120 - Occupational Health and Safety Research Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Facilitates student research training in occupational injury prevention. Roundtable discussions, interdisciplinary involvement. prereq: [6120, [6330 or 6341], 6450, environmental health major, [OIPRTP specialty or equiv]] or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: Intro courses in toxicology/exposure analysis (e.g., PubH 6104 Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology, PubH 6103 Exposure to Environmental Hazards) or equivalent.
PUBH 6160 - Systems Toxicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of information regarding basic pharmacokinetic principles/metabolic systems to elucidate mechanisms of toxicity induced by xenobiotic compounds. prereq: [Coursework in biochemistry, molecular biology, organic chemistry] or instr consent
PUBH 6161 - Regulatory Toxicology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth introduction to laws (and associated regulations) of U.S. federal regulatory agencies, such as CPSC, EPA, FDA, OSHA, and DOT, that require/use toxicological data/information in their mission of protecting human/environmental health. prereq: Background in toxicology or pharmacology or related field is recommended
PUBH 8160 - Advanced Toxicology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Cellular/molecular mechanisms by which xenobiotics cause toxicity. Investigative approaches to current research problems in toxicology/carcinogenesis. Apoptosis, cell cycle regulation, genetic toxicology, molecular mechanisms of chemical carcinogenesis, genetic basis for susceptibility to environmental toxicants. prereq: 6160, one course in biochem, one course in molecular biol, instr consent
PUBH 8161 - Current Literature in Toxicology
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Modern methods in toxicology, critical thinking skills. Topics vary each semester. Students read and discuss toxicological literature.
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health research/policy. Ethical analysis. Recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or certificate] student or [clinical research MS or Environmental health [MS or PhD] or epidemiology PhD or [health services research, policy/admin [MS or PhD]] major or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics. Gaussian probability models, point/interval estimation for means/proportions. Hypothesis testing, including t, chi-square, and nonparametric tests. Simple regression/correlation. ANOVA. Health science applications using output from statistical packages. prereq: [College-level algebra, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6130 - Occupational Medicine: Principles and Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Pathogenesis of diseases caused by occupational hazards. Evaluating work-related illnesses. Overall regulatory framework governing occupational health/safety. prereq: Environmental health major; toxicology course recommended or instr consent
PUBH 6150 - Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Occupational Health and Safety Field Problems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Guided evaluation of potential health/safety problems at work site, recommendations and design criteria for correction/evaluation of occupational health/safety programs. prereq: 6170 or instr consent
PUBH 6170 - Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Nurs/PubH 5170
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Concepts/issues in occupational health/safety. Application of public health principles/decision-making process in preventing injury/disease, promoting health of adults, protecting worker populations from environmental hazards. Observational visit to manufacturing facility. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 6172 - Industrial Hygiene Applications
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health/safety hazards. Practice application to specific industrial hygiene problems related to gases/vapors, aerosols, and physical agents.
PUBH 6173 - Exposure to Physical Agents
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Nature, health effects, monitoring, and control of physical agents in working/living environments. Ionizing/non-ionizing radiations (including lasers, ultraviolet, visible, and infrared light). Noise/vibration, heat/cold stress. Dose, response, and engineering interventions.
PUBH 6174 - Control of Workplace Exposure
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Hierarchy of options for controlling human exposures to airborne contaminants, both gaseous/aerosol. Science/practice of process control/exhaust ventilation in workplaces/other indoor air spaces/air cleaning. Control of emissions to ambient environment.
PUBH 6175 - Environmental Measurements Laboratory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Measuring exposures to potentially hazardous agents in air or water. Sampling the agent. Preparing sample for analysis. Conducting analysis. Interpreting results. prereq: EH or instr consent
PUBH 6192 - Measurement and Properties of Air Contaminants
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Gaseous/particulate air contaminants, their occurrence in workplaces. Factors governing generation/dispersal. Criteria, rationales, and standards for measurement in workplace. Industrial hygiene measurement. Aerosol-related ill-health. prereq: Good grasp of [elementary physics, chemistry, mathematics including calculus]
PUBH 6193 - Advanced Topics in Human Exposure Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Designing exposure studies for epidemiologic investigations and health risk assessments. Techniques to measure/estimate human exposures to hazardous agents in non-occupational and occupational environments. prereq: 6192 or instr consent
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: Intro courses in toxicology/exposure analysis (e.g., PubH 6104 Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology, PubH 6103 Exposure to Environmental Hazards) or equivalent.
PUBH 6115 - Worker Protection Law
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Role of government in protecting rights of citizens. Labor movement history as starting point for discussion of systems for protecting workers in unsafe workplaces and compensating them for injuries. Laws against class-based discrimination.
PUBH 6116 - Environmental Law
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Questions when pollution protection law conflicts with policy encouraging the use of natural resources. Conflicts when government restricts use of property without compensating its owner. Increasing authority of government to audit businesses.
PUBH 6120 - Injury Prevention in the Workplace, Community, and Home
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Injury epidemiology: analyses of major injury problems affecting the public in the workplace, community, and home using epidemiologic model and conceptual framework; emphasis on strategies/program development for prevention and control.
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to key issues in global health. Global burden of disease. Cultural issues/health. Nutrition. Infectious diseases. Environmental problems. Women/children. Prereq Grad student.
PUBH 6132 - Air, Water, and Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues related to providing adequate levels of clean air/water. Local water quantity/quality, air quality in developed/developing world, global air/water quality, policies meant to protect these resources.
PUBH 6140 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles/concepts in identifying health effects in workplace. Strategies for identifying excess risk, evaluating strengths/weaknesses of research techniques, assessing bias/confounding. prereq: Coursework in epidemiology, biostatistics
PUBH 6161 - Regulatory Toxicology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
In-depth introduction to laws (and associated regulations) of U.S. federal regulatory agencies, such as CPSC, EPA, FDA, OSHA, and DOT, that require/use toxicological data/information in their mission of protecting human/environmental health. prereq: Background in toxicology or pharmacology or related field is recommended
PUBH 6176 - Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Generation, control, and disposal of hazardous materials/wastes. Recognizing, evaluating, controlling, and preventing hazards from chemicals that threaten occupational/environmental health. Lectures, case studies, workshops, field trips. prereq: [6170, [courses in [chemistry, organic chemistry] or equiv]] or instr consent
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues/controversies surrounding emerging infectious diseases. Framework for considering realistic/innovative policies. Bioterrorism, public health preparedness. Pandemic influenza preparedness, smallpox vaccination, antibiotic resistance. prereq: AHC student, instr consent
PUBH 6190 - Environmental Chemistry
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview air, water, and soil chemistry. Pertinent environmental problems. Human/ecological multimedia exposures to chemicals in the environment. prereq: One course each in [gen chem, org chem] or instr consent
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-way ANOVA, interactions, repeated measures, general linear models. Logistic regression for cohort and case-control studies. Loglinear models, contingency tables, Poisson regression, survival data, Kaplan-Meier methods, proportional hazards models. prereq: [PubH 6450 with grade of at least B, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 7220 - Personal Protective Equipment and Respiratory Protection
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
How to choose personal protective equipment and respiratory protection for those responding to emergencies. Treating infectious patients. Handling hazardous materials. Facing known workplace contaminants. Handling/wearing suits, gloves, eye/hearing protection, and hardhats. Respiratory protection ranging from dust masks to a self-contained breathing apparatus. How to develop legally-required personal protective equipment and respiratory protection programs.
PUBH 7260 - Ergonomics and the Prevention of Workplace Injuries
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Summer Odd Year
Ergonomics for prevention of workplace injuries. Engineering principles/policy issues. Cumulative/acute injuries, status of current policy/regulatory efforts, and program management issues. Applications include upper extremity disorders, back injuries, VDT workstations, and safety/productivity issues.
CEGE 4561 - Solid Hazardous Wastes
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: CSE or grad, Chem 1022, 3501 or #
Typically offered: Every Spring
Solid and hazardous waste characterization; regulatory legislation; waste minimization; resource recovery; chemical, physical, and biological treatment; thermal processes; disposal practices. Analysis and design of systems for treatment and disposal. prereq: CSE or grad, Chem 1022, 3501 or instr consent
CEGE 5551 - Environmental Microbiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: [Upper div or grad] student
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Role of microorganisms in environmental bioremediation, pollution control, water/wastewater treatment, biogeochemistry, and human health. Lecture. prereq: [Upper div or grad] student
IE 5511 - Human Factors and Work Analysis
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01553
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Human factors engineering (ergonomics), methods engineering, and work measurement. Human-machine interface: displays, controls, instrument layout, and supervisory control. Anthropometry, work physiology and biomechanics. Work environmental factors: noise, illumination, toxicology. Methods engineering, including operations analysis, motion study, and time standards. prereq: Upper div CSE or grad student
IE 5513 - Engineering Safety
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Occupational, health, and product safety. Standards, laws, and regulations. Hazards and their engineering control, including general principles, tools and machines, mechanics and structures, electrical safety, materials handling, fire safety, and chemicals. Human behavior and safety, procedures and training, warnings and instructions. prereq: Upper div CSE or grad student
KIN 5001 - Foundations of Human Factors/Ergonomics
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: HumF/Kin 5001
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Variability in human performance as influenced by interaction with designs of machines and tools, computers and software, complex technological systems, jobs and working conditions, organizations, and sociotechnical institutions. Emphasizes conceptual, empirical, practical aspects of human factors/ergonomic science.
ME 5113 - Aerosol/Particle Engineering
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Kinetic theory, definition, theory and measurement of particle properties, elementary particle mechanics, particle statistics; Brownian motion and diffusion, coagulation, evaporation and condensation, sampling and transport. prereq: CSE upper div or grad student
ME 5133 - Aerosol Measurement Laboratory
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Principles of aerosol measurement. Single particle analysis by optical and electron microscopy. Aerosol samplers and inertial collectors. Integral mass concentration and number concentration detectors. Size distribution by laser particle counter and differential mobility particle sizer. Aerosol generation and instrument calibration. prereq: CSE upper div or graduate student
PA 5721 - Energy and Environmental Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them. prereq: Grad or instr consent
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6103 - Exposure to Environmental Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts, assessment, and control of exposure to biological, physical, and chemical hazards in the environment. Environmental health as an essential component of public health.
PUBH 6104 - Environmental Health Effects
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01528 - PubH 3104/PubH 6104
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Environment as a determinant of disease in humans. Identifying biological mechanisms/effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents on human health. Principles of toxicology as they apply to toxicant-human interactions. prereq: Basic science coursework; undergrad coursework in [biology, chemistry, biochemistry] recommended
PUBH 6105 - Environmental and Occupational Health Policy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Environmental and occupational health policies, laws, concepts, and principles. Proposals/approaches for regulatory reform, approaches to policy analysis, phases/issues in policy-making process. prereq: Environmental health major or instr consent
PUBH 7194 - Culminating Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 25.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research towards completion of culminating experience in environmental health. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 7196 - Field Experience: Environmental Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised environmental health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Environmental health major, instr consent
PUBH 6112 - Environmental Health Risk Assessment: Application to Human Health Risks from Exposure to Chemicals
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to risk in context of regulatory decision making. prereq: Intro courses in toxicology/exposure analysis (e.g., PubH 6104 Environmental Health Effects: Introduction to Toxicology, PubH 6103 Exposure to Environmental Hazards) or equivalent.
PUBH 6181 - Surveillance of Foodborne Diseases and Food Safety Hazards
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: PubH 5181/VMed 5165
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles/methods for surveillance of foodborne diseases. Investigation of outbreaks, assessment of food safety hazards. Focuses on integration of epidemiologic/lab methods.
PUBH 6700 - Foundations of Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Organization of public health, predominately in the United States. Role of public health administration. Problem-solving skills necessary for effective administration.