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Maternal and Child Health M.P.H.

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School of Public Health, MMC 819, A395 Mayo Memorial Building, 420 Delaware Street, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-626-3500 OR 1-800-774-8636)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2020
  • Length of program in credits: 42 to 48
  • This program requires 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.
The maternal and child health MPH program is a 48-credit program rooted in the principles of social justice and the programmatic and policy development needed to improve the health of women, children, fathers, and families around the world. The program focuses on public health skills development (program design and evaluation, advocacy, epidemiology) and maternal and child health (MCH) content (family health, reproductive health, infant and child health, adolescent health, social disparities, family systems, and women's health). Eilgible students can complete an advanced-standing, 42-credit curriculum entirely online.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
  • primarily online (at least 80% of the instruction for the program is online with short, intensive periods of face-to-face coursework)
  • partially online (between 50% to 80% of instruction is online)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
At least one year of work or volunteer experience in a clinical, community-based, public health or managed-care agency/program that focuses on women, children, adolescents, and/or families. Basic understanding of physiological and/or psychological human development as demonstrated by coursework, experience, and/or referenced readings.
Special Application Requirements:
Applicants to the advanced-standing option must hold either an advanced degree (e.g., MS,MD, MA, MSW) or have 3-5 years of experience directly related to maternal and child health.
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
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
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL, IELTS).
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 48 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: Students complete an Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) in consultation with the advisor.
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.
Courses offered both A/F and S/N must be taken A/F, with a minimum grade of B- earned.
Public Health Core Requirements (16 credits)
Biostatistics (4 credits)
Select PUBH 6450 (4 credits) or PUBH 6414 (3 credits) plus one biostatistics programming course, in consultation with the advisor.
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
or PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
Biostatistics Programming
Students who take PUBH 6414 must select an additional course for at least 1 credit, in consultation with the advisor, from the following list:
PUBH 6107 - Excel® and Access® skills in public health settings (0.0 cr)
PUBH 6325 - Data Processing with PC-SAS (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6420 - Introduction to SAS Programming (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6617 - Practical Methods for Secondary Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
Epidemiology (3 credits)
Select one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor:
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
Administration/Management (2 credits)
Take the following course:
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
Environmental Health (2 credits)
Take the following course:
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
Social and Behavioral Health (2 credits)
Take the following course:
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (2.0 cr)
Ethics (1 credit)
Take the following course:
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
Foundations of Public Health (2 credits)
Take the following course:
PUBH 6250 - Foundations of Public Health (2.0 cr)
Maternal and Child Health Core Requirements (8 - 10 credits)
MCH Core Course (2-3 credits)
Select one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor:
PUBH 6630 - Foundations of Maternal and Child Health Leadership (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6655 - Principles and Programs in Maternal and Child Health (2.0 cr)
MCH Coursework (6-8 credits)
Students completing the standard program select 4 courses from the following list to meet the 10-credit MCH core requirement. Advanced-standing students select 3 courses to meet the 8-credit minimum required. Courses are selected in consultation with the advisor. PubH 6600 Topics, if selected, must be for 2 credits of Global Maternal and Child Health.
PUBH 6600 - Topics: Maternal and Child Health (0.5-4.0 cr)
PUBH 6605 - Reproductive and Perinatal Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Life Course and Equity Perspectives (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6607 - Adolescent Health: Issues, Programs, and Policies (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6613 - Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6675 - Women's Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6907 - Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition (3.0 cr)
Methods and Analysis (5-7 credits)
Methods Required Course (2-3 credits)
Select one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor:
PUBH 6034 - Evaluation (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2.0 cr)
Methods Coursework (3-4 credits)
Students completing the standard program select at least 4 credits, and advanced-standing students select at least 3 credits from the following list. PUBH 6107, PUBH 6325, and PUBH 6420 may not be appropriate for students taking PUBH 6414 to complete the biostatistics programming requirement. Courses are selected in consultation with the advisor.
PUBH 6035 - Applied Research Methods (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6107 - Excel® and Access® skills in public health settings (0.0 cr)
PUBH 6307 - Clinical Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6325 - Data Processing with PC-SAS (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6389 - Nutritional Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6420 - Introduction to SAS Programming (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6617 - Practical Methods for Secondary Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6636 - Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health Practice (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6806 - Principles of Public Health Research (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6864 - Conducting Health Outcomes Research (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6914 - Community Nutrition Intervention (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7415 - Introduction to Clinical Trials (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7420 - Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis (3.0 cr)
Management, Communication, Policy and Advocacy Skills (2 credits)
Grant Writing (1 credit)
Select one of the following courses in consultation with the advisor:
PUBH 6673 - Grant Writing for Public Health (1.0 cr)
or NURS 5925 - Grant Writing and Critique (1.0 cr)
Management, Communications, Policy and Advocacy (1 credit)
Select at least one course from the following list, in consultation with the advisor.
PUBH 6045 - Skills for Policy Development (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6049 - Legislative Advocacy Skills for Public Health (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6066 - Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6074 - Mass Communication and Public Health (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6078 - Public Health Policy as a Prevention Strategy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6571 - Quality, Patient Safety, and Performance Improvement (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6627 - Sexuality Education: Criteria, Curricula, and Controversy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6634 - Children and Families: Public Health Policy and Advocacy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6702 - Integrative Leadership Seminar (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6711 - Public Health Law (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6724 - The Health Care System and Public Health (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6727 - Health Leadership and Effecting Change (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6735 - Principles of Health Policy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6755 - Planning and Budgeting for Public Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6805 - Introduction to Project Management for Health Professionals (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6955 - Using Policy to Address the Weight-Related Health of Child and Adolescent Populations (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7569 - Health Care Policy (1.0 cr)
Applied Practice (AP) Experience (1 credit)
Take at least one AP credit in consultation with the advisor.
PUBH 7696 - Applied Practice Experience: Maternal and Child Health (1.0-5.0 cr)
Integrated Learning Experience (ILE) (1 credit)
Take at least one ILE credit in consultation with the advisor.
PUBH 7694 - Integrative Learning Experience: Maternal and Child Health (1.0-4.0 cr)
Electives (9-11 credits)
Select electives in consultation with the advisor to complete 48-credit minimum for the standard program or the 42-credit minimum for the advanced-standing program.
PA 5271 - Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis (3.0 cr)
PA 5290 - Topics in Planning (0.5-4.0 cr)
PUBH 6045 - Skills for Policy Development (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6049 - Legislative Advocacy Skills for Public Health (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6078 - Public Health Policy as a Prevention Strategy (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6081 - Sex, Sexuality, and Sexual Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6123 - Violence Prevention and Control: Theory, Research, and Application (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6131 - Working in Global Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6151 - Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Seminar (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6182 - Emerging Infectious Disease: Current Issues, Policies, and Controversies (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6365 - Global Challenges in Infectious Disease Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6375 - Screening for Disease: a Double-Edged Sword? (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6381 - Genetics in Public Health in the Age of Precision Medicine (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6383 - Vaccines (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6386 - Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6389 - Nutritional Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6605 - Reproductive and Perinatal Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Life Course and Equity Perspectives (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6613 - Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6617 - Practical Methods for Secondary Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6627 - Sexuality Education: Criteria, Curricula, and Controversy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6673 - Grant Writing for Public Health (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6702 - Integrative Leadership Seminar (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6711 - Public Health Law (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6724 - The Health Care System and Public Health (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6730 - International Comparative Health Systems (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6809 - Advanced Methods in Health Decision Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6813 - Managing Electronic Health Information (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6832 - Economics of the Health Care System (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6906 - Global Nutrition (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6933 - Nutrition and Chronic Diseases (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6955 - Using Policy to Address the Weight-Related Health of Child and Adolescent Populations (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7252 - Qualitative Research Methods: Discovering the Value of Voice in Words, Stories and Photographs (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7253 - Introduction to GIS (1.0 cr)
PUBH 7415 - Introduction to Clinical Trials (3.0 cr)
PUBH 7420 - Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
 
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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 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 6107 - Excel® and Access® skills in public health settings
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Hands-on course on computer skills to learn a wide range of methods to manipulate public health data. Students will be given ?raw? datasets and practice computer methods to clean, filter, recode, combine, tabulate and report data within the Excel and Access environments. The course is ideal for students who may not pursue more advanced quantitative training but still want to feel comfortable using these widely available programs to produce quality datasets for further analysis, and to generate summary results or reports in their work as public health practitioners. No prerequisites
PUBH 6325 - Data Processing with PC-SAS
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to methods for transferring/processing existing data sources. Emphasizes hands-on approach to pre-statistical data processing and analysis with PC-SAS statistical software with a Microsoft Windows operating system.
PUBH 6420 - Introduction to SAS Programming
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Use of SAS for analysis of biomedical data. Data manipulation/description. Basic statistical analyses (t-tests, chi-square, simple regression).
PUBH 6617 - Practical Methods for Secondary Data Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Graduate level student or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods for finding, transferring, and processing existing data sources. Focuses on practical approaches to pre-statistical data processing and analysis with STATA using a PC with an MS Windows operating system. Complex survey samples, other survey biases. prereq: Graduate level 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 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 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Current issues, principles, and methods of environmental/occupational health practice. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or nursing MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 2.0 [max 3.0]
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.
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 6250 - Foundations of Public Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In this course we will examine values, contexts, principles, and frameworks of public health. We will provide an introduction to public health, consider the history of public health, social/political determinants, impact of health disparities on race, class and gender, moral and legal foundations, public health structures, historical trauma and cultural competence, health and human rights, advocacy and health equity, communication and financing, and the future of public health in the 21st century. Grounded in theory and concepts, we will incorporate core competencies and skills for public health professionals and will focus on developing problem solving and decision-making skills through critical analysis, reflection, case studies, readings, and paper assignments.
PUBH 6630 - Foundations of Maternal and Child Health Leadership
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01483 - PubH 6630/PubH 6655
Typically offered: Every Fall
Historical/current principles, programs, policies, and practices related to women, children, adolescents, and families. Articulating a personal leadership style/plan for development of leadership competencies. Leadership principles, skills, and models applied to improving health of MCH populations. prereq: Public Health MCH major or instr consent
PUBH 6655 - Principles and Programs in Maternal and Child Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01483 - PubH 6630/PubH 6655
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Public health perspective for assessing/meeting health needs of women, children, adolescents, and families. Historical/current principles, programs, policies, and practices related to these populations.
PUBH 6600 - Topics: Maternal and Child Health
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
New courses or topics of interest.
PUBH 6605 - Reproductive and Perinatal Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Epidemiology, programs, services, and policies. Social, cultural, psychological, physiologic, environmental, economic, and political factors that affect reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbearing. prereq: Public health student or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Life Course and Equity Perspectives
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Overview of public health issues related to children in the United States. Focus on identifying and planning public health strategies, policies, and programs to improve health of infants and children.
PUBH 6607 - Adolescent Health: Issues, Programs, and Policies
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Major public health issues of adolescents in the United States. Emphasizes prevention and health promotion strategies and effectiveness of programs and policies.
PUBH 6613 - Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Principles, programs, policies, and practices for identifying/meeting needs of children/youth with special health care needs in the United States. Epidemiology, historic/current legislation, organization/delivery. Readings, online discussions, written assignments. prereq: Graduate-level student in [AHC programs or education or social work or psychology]
PUBH 6675 - Women's Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Programs, services, and policies that affect women's health in the United States. Methodological issues in research. Emphasizes social, economic, environmental, behavioral, and political factors. Measurement/interpretation of factors, how they translate into interventions, programs, and policies.
PUBH 6907 - Maternal, Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02536
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides an overview of nutrition issues affecting pregnant and postpartum women, females of reproductive age, infants, children and adolescents. The course integrates public health practice and policy recommendations with evidence-based clinical practice guidelines to provide a comprehensive view of maternal and child health (MCH) nutrition issues seen by practitioners in community settings. The course addresses nutrition education, community/ population nutrition intervention strategies, and programs and policies to promote healthy eating and physical activity and to reduce obesity and chronic disease risk among MCH populations. The course also provides an opportunity for students to develop social marketing and media communication skills and messages appropriate for maternal and child health (MCH) populations as well as to evaluate child nutrition assistance programs and policies.
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 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 6035 - Applied Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01873
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course teaches basic research skills needed to plan, conduct, and analyze data from a quantitative research project. Skills include developing research questions;performing literature searches; performing literature searches;developing questionnaires; implementing a study; coding, entering and analyzing data using STATA software; and writing reports.
PUBH 6107 - Excel® and Access® skills in public health settings
Credits: 0.0 [max 0.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Hands-on course on computer skills to learn a wide range of methods to manipulate public health data. Students will be given ?raw? datasets and practice computer methods to clean, filter, recode, combine, tabulate and report data within the Excel and Access environments. The course is ideal for students who may not pursue more advanced quantitative training but still want to feel comfortable using these widely available programs to produce quality datasets for further analysis, and to generate summary results or reports in their work as public health practitioners. No prerequisites
PUBH 6307 - Clinical Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Clinical epidemiology is the science of using population methods to answer individual patient questions. This course in clinical epidemiology will cover the design of epidemiological studies and the analysis and interpretation of epidemiological data in order to answer clinical questions. A variety of study designs methods including cohort, case-control, and cross-sectional study designs will be used. In addition to disease and exposure, the course will cover concepts related to prognosis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention. The design and analysis of clinical trials is covered in-depth by other courses (e.g. PubH 7420 and 7415) and hence is not covered here. This course is intended for MS students majoring in clinical research. Others including medical students, students in various MS programs, MPH and PhD programs in the School of Public Health and other interested students are welcome to enroll as long as they meet the course requirements. If you have already studied advanced methods in epidemiology or biostatistics or completed Epi Methods II (PubH 6342) or more advanced courses, please do not take this 2-credit course since there will be redundant material. You may contact the instructor to discuss alternative options instead.
PUBH 6325 - Data Processing with PC-SAS
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to methods for transferring/processing existing data sources. Emphasizes hands-on approach to pre-statistical data processing and analysis with PC-SAS statistical software with a Microsoft Windows operating system.
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 6389 - Nutritional Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Nutrition/disease relationships through application of epidemiologic methods. Characterization of various exposures to food/nutrient intakes, biological basis for nutrition/disease relationships. Studies of specific chronic diseases and nutritional intake. Design/interpretation of studies using nutritional measures. prereq: [[6320 or 6330 or 6341], [Epidemiology MPH or Public Health Nutrition MPH or Epidemiology PhD student]] or instr consent
PUBH 6420 - Introduction to SAS Programming
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Use of SAS for analysis of biomedical data. Data manipulation/description. Basic statistical analyses (t-tests, chi-square, simple regression).
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 6617 - Practical Methods for Secondary Data Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Graduate level student or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods for finding, transferring, and processing existing data sources. Focuses on practical approaches to pre-statistical data processing and analysis with STATA using a PC with an MS Windows operating system. Complex survey samples, other survey biases. prereq: Graduate level student or instr consent
PUBH 6636 - Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health Practice
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Qualitative inquiry, selected data collection, management, analysis methods for qualitative research in public health. Current approaches to assess strength of evidence of qualitative studies in public health. Provision of practical skills that can be applied in public health settings.
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.
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Developing skills built on evidence-based practice. Draws on staff of Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center. prereq: Basic knowledge of epidemiology
PUBH 6806 - Principles of Public Health Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evaluation of public health research literature and planning for independent research projects. Formulation of research question, research design, sampling techniques, use of research concepts, and data analysis. Data collection techniques, including questionnaires, interviews, and data analysis. prereq: Pub hlth or grad or professional school student or instr consent
PUBH 6810 - Survey Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Theory/application of survey research in data collection. Sampling, item development, instrument design/administration to conduct survey or be aware of issues related to design/implementation. Identification of sources of error in survey research.
PUBH 6845 - Using Demographic Data for Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
How to pose researchable policy questions, locate existing data, turn data into a usable format, understand data documentation, analyze data, communicate findings according to standards of the professional policy community. Quantitative issues. prereq: [Grad level research methods course, basic statistics course] or instr consent
PUBH 6864 - Conducting Health Outcomes Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Major concepts/principles in conducting health outcomes research that evaluates medical care. Developing study designs matched to research questions. Frequently used study designs. Evaluating health outcomes. Analytical approaches. prereq: Introductory course in epidemiology or health services research methods or instr consent
PUBH 6914 - Community Nutrition Intervention
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Tools for developing community nutrition interventions. Using behavioral therapy, conducting needs assessments, writing program objectives, developing intervention strategies, evaluating program implementation and effectiveness, planning a budget, writing grant proposals.
PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Interactive, intensive overview of focus group procedures for public/non-profit environments. Practical approaches to determining appropriate use of focus groups. Design options, developing questions, recruiting participants, moderating. Analyzing/reporting results.
PUBH 7415 - Introduction to Clinical Trials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Hypotheses/endpoints, choice of intervention/control, ethical considerations, blinding/randomization, data collection/monitoring, sample size, analysis, writing. Protocol development, group discussions. prereq: 6414 or 6450 or one semester graduate-level introductory biostatistics or statistics or instr consent
PUBH 7420 - Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to and methodology of randomized clinical trials. Design issues, sample size, operational details, interim monitoring, data analysis issues, overviews. prereq: 6451 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6451 or 7406 or instr consent
PUBH 6673 - Grant Writing for Public Health
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02009
Typically offered: Every Spring
Hands-on workshop. Identifying successful elements of a grant application. Grant review process. Critiquing a grant. Writing an application.
NURS 5925 - Grant Writing and Critique
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Self-paced course. Online modular format. How to write/critique grants. Students select a research or program grant to critique, applying knowledge obtained through learning modules. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6045 - Skills for Policy Development
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills relevant to policy development and implementation for public health-related issues.
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 6066 - Building Communities, Increasing Health: Preparing for Community Health Work
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Taught with Powderhorn-Phillips Cultural Wellness Center. Introduction to community building/organizing. Using culture as a resource for health, reducing barriers, identifying community assets, planning organizing strategy, understanding the impact of history. Emphasizes self-reflection and skill-building for authentic, grassroots community work.
PUBH 6074 - Mass Communication and Public Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00291
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course provides an overview of theory and research that lies at the intersection of mass communication and public health. We examine the potential for media exposure to influence public health outcomes, both as a product of people's everyday interactions with media and the strategic use of media messages to accomplish public health goals. To this end, we will explore large-scale public health campaigns in the context of tobacco, obesity, and cancer screening. We also will explore news media coverage of controversial health issues, such as the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, and health information in entertainment media, such as smoking in movies. This course seeks to understand whether media messages have had intended and/or unintended effects on public attitudes and behavior. Although our focus is on mass media, interpersonal, medical, and digital media sources will be considered as well.
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 6571 - Quality, Patient Safety, and Performance Improvement
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to concepts of performance improvement in health care institutions. prereq: MHA or MPH or certificate student or instr consent
PUBH 6627 - Sexuality Education: Criteria, Curricula, and Controversy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Issues and controversies affecting K-12 sexuality education. Current research and guidelines for effective, responsible education and curricula selection. Various curricula being used in the United States. Challenges in teaching sensitive issues inherent in sexuality education.
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 6702 - Integrative Leadership Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Explore, investigate, discuss, develop basic concepts/practices for people/organizations associated with "integrative leadership". prereq: University of Minnesota doctoral student or master's student, Integrative Leadership minor
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 6727 - Health Leadership and Effecting Change
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Analysis of leadership models and competencies, particularly as applied to organizational change. Applications to individual self-development and to health care organizations. prereq: Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate student or [health services research, policy/admin] MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6735 - Principles of Health Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02457
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the policy environment that influences and shapes public health and the provision of health care services, to enhance understanding of the historical and political context of health policy, to develop strategies for analysis of health policy issues, and to communicate effectively in the policy environment. Credit will not be granted if credit has been received for PubH 6835.
PUBH 6755 - Planning and Budgeting for Public Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Principles of budgeting, planning, forecasting, and analyzing in nonprofit/government organizations applied to health care administration and public health. prereq: Academic Hlth Ctr grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6805 - Introduction to Project Management for Health Professionals
Credits: 2.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Core concepts/skills for managing projects effectively, making sure they are completed on time, within budget, meeting performance objectives. prereq: Matriculation in master's program in School of Public Health, or instr consent
PUBH 6955 - Using Policy to Address the Weight-Related Health of Child and Adolescent Populations
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02368
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of federal, state, local policy approaches. National initiatives for prevention of child and adolescent obesity. Specific policies will be discussed at local, state, federal levels. Extensive discussion on evidence of impact of policies on child and adolescent weight.
PUBH 7569 - Health Care Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Public policy environment surrounding health care/public health systems. Political context of health policy. Approaches to policy formation/analysis. Tools/strategies for influencing health policy outcomes.
PUBH 7696 - Applied Practice Experience: Maternal and Child Health
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
MPH students are required to complete a supervised Applied Practice Experience (APEx). Students must address five competencies and must submit two products that demonstrate attainment of the competencies. prereq: Maternal and Child Health Student, instr consent
PUBH 7694 - Integrative Learning Experience: Maternal and Child Health
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
MPH students complete an integrative learning experience (ILE) that demonstrates synthesis of foundational and concentration competencies. Students in consultation with faculty select foundational and concentration-specific competencies appropriate to the student?s educational and professional goals. prereq: Maternal/child health program, instr consent
PA 5271 - Geographic Information Systems: Applications in Planning and Policy Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to GIS. Applications in public planning and policy analysis. Operational skills in GIS software. Mapping analysis of U.S. Census material. Local/state government management/planning. Spatial statistical analysis for policy/planning. prereq: Major in urban/regional planning or instr consent
PA 5290 - Topics in Planning
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Selected topics.
PUBH 6045 - Skills for Policy Development
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Skills relevant to policy development and implementation for public health-related issues.
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 6055 - Social Inequalities in Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
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 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 6081 - Sex, Sexuality, and Sexual Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course is a graduate-level class for students preparing for careers in public health research and practice where sex, sexuality, and sexual health are key components. It is a highly applied, highly interactive course focused on developing skills needed in sex research and sexual health practice. The teaching pedagogical approach is a "flipped classroom" where students are expected to learn the content from the assigned audiotaped lectures, movies and readings, and to come to class ready to participate in exercises, discuss case studies, complete assignments and immerse themselves in public health practice and research focused on sex, sexuality, and sexual health. The purpose of this graduate level course is to prepare health professionals for a professional career addressing community and population sexual health concerns by deepening their knowledge of and exposure to research practice in the field, increasing comfort familiarity and ability to speak on sexual health topics, and by practicing their skills. The assignments focus on hot topics in sex and sexual health, and are designed to increase knowledge of the field of sexual health, while developing skills in conceptualization, measurement, intervention design, and evaluation. Please note this course addresses the greatest challenges in sexual health facing our world, including such hot topics as the zika virus and HIV prevention, clergy sexual abuse, campus sexual climate, sexual harassment, LGBT health disparities, contraception, abortion, women's rights, teen sex, and unplanned pregnancy.
PUBH 6123 - Violence Prevention and Control: Theory, Research, and Application
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Analysis/critique of major theories and of epidemiological research pertinent to violence, including characteristics of violence and relevant risk factors, reporting/treatment protocols, and current/potential intervention efforts and prevention initiatives. Emphasizes interdisciplinary contributions to violence prevention/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 6151 - Occupational and Environmental Health Nursing Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Synthesize information from coursework/professional experience to enhance critical thinking/application to field of occupational/environmental health nursing. prereq: Enrolled in OEHN program, MS, MPH, PhD degrees
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 6365 - Global Challenges in Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
This course will focus on the considerable burden due to infectious diseases within middle and low-income countries, as well as the underlying risk factors that lead to their emergence and spread. Students will learn about and review different measures of disease burden and health status. Different diseases of international public health significance will be reviewed, with a focus on epidemiologic research and methods used describe and analyze disease determinants. The course will also expose students to different interventions (prevention and control strategies) that have been used in both emergency situation, and to reduce the burden of more endemic diseases that significantly impact the health of populations. The scientific literature concerning specific diseases of interest will be examined and discussed in order to illustrate these principles. We recognize that it is impossible to cover all subjects in global health. Using a case-study approach, the course will instead select a variety of infectious diseases of international importance. We will focus instead on approaches to dealing with these different problems, and some of the methodologies used to study them. This course will allow students to gain both skills and a greater understanding of public health research and practice as it applies to international health. prereq: [6320 or 6341, instr consent] master's or doctoral level student in School of Public Health
PUBH 6375 - Screening for Disease: a Double-Edged Sword?
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
The earliest concept of screening for disease arose in the early 1900's with the advent of x-rays, which allowed, literally, for viewing lungs on a "screen". The rise of screening has also been attributed to public health approaches that were employed to "screen" out pollutants from water or to protect from vector-borne diseases. The earliest application of x-rays was to identify tuberculosis. Use of x-rays for tuberculosis led to realization that the technology allowed for the early diagnosis of latent tuberculosis, thereby offering the opportunity for treatment and control of its spread in the population. Another early application of screening was to determine the mental health suitability of army recruits in World War I. Since the World War II era, screening for disease has become a routine part of medical care. Thirty-six of the 55 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force evidence-based recommendations with an A or B grade are for screening in areas such as cancer, pregnancy, cardiovascular disease, mental health, and obesity, among others. Despite the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force imprimatur on screening recommendations, routine screening is complicated not only by conflicting evidence of its efficacy, leading to disagreement among professional medical societies, but also by increasing recognition of potential physical and psychological harms that may outweigh benefits. In addition, social, economic and political forces shape screening application and policy decisions, such as whether or not to provide insurance coverage for screening tests. For example, the 2009 U.S. Preventive Task Force recommendations to change the age at which to begin and frequency of mammography for breast cancer led to a public outcry. Advocacy groups and professional medical societies opposed to the changes lobbied Congress to keep the old recommendations. They claimed the revised recommendations would result in unnecessary deaths. However, it should be noted that reducing mammography frequency and narrowing the age range for women to be screened would also likely reduce reimbursement for clinical screening services. The aim of this course, then, is to provide a comprehensive overview of screening methods and evaluation, and to examine the efficacy, benefits versus harms, population uptake, screening promotion, and controversies surrounding specific screening tests for various health conditions. These include, but are not limited to, cancer, cardiovascular disease, infectious disease, mental health and newborn metabolic and genetic defects. Such controversies can range from overdiagnosis and unnecessary treatment, informed decision-making, screening policies, and ethical issues. The course is designed to appeal to students in Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy, Medicine, genetic counseling and public policy.
PUBH 6381 - Genetics in Public Health in the Age of Precision Medicine
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 6383 - Vaccines
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Vaccines are one of the most successful public health interventions ever developed. Yet, fundamental misconceptions about how and why vaccines work and about the scientific evidence about their efficacy and safety limit the ability of public health professionals to prevent and control the spread of vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccinology is the branch of infectious disease epidemiology that addresses these issues, building upon core concepts in epidemiologic methods and study designs to understand both the individual- and population-level impact of vaccines. In this graduate level course, students will focus on critical concepts and methods in epidemiology, infectious diseases, vaccinology, and public health needed to: 1) Understand the principles of infectious disease transmission dynamics that determine how and why vaccines reduce the burden of disease 2) Utilize epidemiologic methods and study designs to assess both individual and population-level vaccine efficacy/effectiveness 3) Develop and implement strategies to address the challenges of achieving and maintaining high vaccine coverage in diverse communities across the US and globally. More than 25 human diseases can be prevented by vaccination and dozens of novel and next-generation vaccines are currently under development. From ongoing efforts to eradicate polio worldwide to measles outbreaks in the US where the disease had once been eliminated to the development of fast-tracked Ebola vaccines during the West African outbreak, vaccines have taken center stage in the field of infectious diseases over the past several decades because of the incredible impact vaccines have had on saving lives, preventing disease, and preserving health. However, despite the success of vaccination programs against many serious diseases, challenges to designing, delivering, and maintaining trust in vaccines persist. Globally, vaccine-preventable diseases (pneumonia and diarrheal diseases including rotavirus) remain top causes of death in children under 5 years old. Yet vaccine access continues to be a challenge. The field of vaccinology allows us to examine, from an epidemiologic methods perspective, how and why vaccines protect individuals and populations and how and why we face challenges to achieving and maintaining high vaccine uptake among at-risk populations worldwide. In doing so, we gain the knowledge needed to develop strategies that can successfully protect all individuals from vaccine-preventable diseases. From the perspective of researchers, public health practitioners, and medical professionals, we will learn about numerous study designs to assess vaccine efficacy, effectiveness, and safety, and we will learn to apply communication skills critical to translating epidemiologic evidence about vaccines to the public. Specifically, we will draw upon the primary literature to understand concepts in infectious disease transmission dynamics, herd immunity, maternal immunity, and waning/boosting of immune responses. These concepts will set the foundation for understanding how and why vaccines protect both individuals and populations and how individuals interact with populations in complex ways. Throughout this course, we will apply principles of epidemiology and epi methods to understand how vaccines have successfully reduced the burden of disease in many different settings across the globe and to examine how the challenges of vaccine hesitancy, vaccine refusal, and lack of access threaten the advances that have been made in reducing the burden of infectious diseases. Students from many different disciplines who are interested in understanding why vaccines have been regarded as one of the greatest public health achievements of all time will gain a clear understanding of the essential role that they play in preventing disease and maintaining health populations.
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 - Cardiovascular Disease Epidemiology and Prevention
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Well-established risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), prevention of CVD, and national recommendations for treatment/prevention. Emerging risk factors, current controversies in CVD. prereq: [PubH 6320 OR 6341 AND 6450] OR [equivalent] OR [permission of instructor]
PUBH 6389 - Nutritional Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Nutrition/disease relationships through application of epidemiologic methods. Characterization of various exposures to food/nutrient intakes, biological basis for nutrition/disease relationships. Studies of specific chronic diseases and nutritional intake. Design/interpretation of studies using nutritional measures. prereq: [[6320 or 6330 or 6341], [Epidemiology MPH or Public Health Nutrition MPH or Epidemiology PhD student]] or instr consent
PUBH 6605 - Reproductive and Perinatal Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Epidemiology, programs, services, and policies. Social, cultural, psychological, physiologic, environmental, economic, and political factors that affect reproductive health, pregnancy, and childbearing. prereq: Public health student or grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Life Course and Equity Perspectives
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring & Summer
Overview of public health issues related to children in the United States. Focus on identifying and planning public health strategies, policies, and programs to improve health of infants and children.
PUBH 6613 - Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Principles, programs, policies, and practices for identifying/meeting needs of children/youth with special health care needs in the United States. Epidemiology, historic/current legislation, organization/delivery. Readings, online discussions, written assignments. prereq: Graduate-level student in [AHC programs or education or social work or psychology]
PUBH 6617 - Practical Methods for Secondary Data Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Prerequisites: Graduate level student or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to methods for finding, transferring, and processing existing data sources. Focuses on practical approaches to pre-statistical data processing and analysis with STATA using a PC with an MS Windows operating system. Complex survey samples, other survey biases. prereq: Graduate level student or instr consent
PUBH 6627 - Sexuality Education: Criteria, Curricula, and Controversy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Issues and controversies affecting K-12 sexuality education. Current research and guidelines for effective, responsible education and curricula selection. Various curricula being used in the United States. Challenges in teaching sensitive issues inherent in sexuality education.
PUBH 6673 - Grant Writing for Public Health
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02009
Typically offered: Every Spring
Hands-on workshop. Identifying successful elements of a grant application. Grant review process. Critiquing a grant. Writing an application.
PUBH 6702 - Integrative Leadership Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Explore, investigate, discuss, develop basic concepts/practices for people/organizations associated with "integrative leadership". prereq: University of Minnesota doctoral student or master's student, Integrative Leadership minor
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 6730 - International Comparative Health Systems
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
History and development of health systems from a socio-political perspective. Overview of relative importance and meaning of health outcomes data. Role of WHO. Students use OECD health database.
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.
PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Developing skills built on evidence-based practice. Draws on staff of Minnesota Evidence-based Practice Center. prereq: Basic knowledge of epidemiology
PUBH 6809 - Advanced Methods in Health Decision Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Methods applicable to issues of medical decision making. Analyses of environmental/safety decisions. How to apply methods at cutting-edge of clinical decision science. prereq: [6717 or intro course in decision analysis], some facility with mathematical notation/reasoning
PUBH 6813 - Managing Electronic Health Information
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Managing health information is a central function of health care organizations. Information is used for managing population health, profiling providers, and measuring quality. This course describes relational data theory, normalization, and Structured Query Language (SQL) will be used to create and query databases. Students will be introduced to the basic programming skills necessary to manage data in research projects. Programming aspects of the course will use SQL procedure in the SAS language. prereq: Admission to a University of Minnesota Masters program or Permission of instructor.
PUBH 6832 - Economics of the Health Care System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00293 - Econ 5890/PubH 5893
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of traditional issues in health economics. Production of health, demand for health capital and health care, insurance theory and markets, managed care, pricing, physician's services, production and costs in health care institutions, role of government, cost effectivness analysis, reform. prereq: [[Grad or professional school] student, knowledge of [microeconomic analytical tools, analytical statistics]] or instr consent
PUBH 6906 - Global Nutrition
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Nature/scope of chief nutritional issues and problems in the world. Emphasizes developing countries. Nutrient deficiencies, nutrition-related aspects of infectious/chronic disease. prereq: Grad student
PUBH 6933 - Nutrition and Chronic Diseases
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Issues in nutrition and public health. How nutrition research is translated into dietary recommendations for public health. Relation of nutrition to obesity, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.
PUBH 6955 - Using Policy to Address the Weight-Related Health of Child and Adolescent Populations
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02368
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview of federal, state, local policy approaches. National initiatives for prevention of child and adolescent obesity. Specific policies will be discussed at local, state, federal levels. Extensive discussion on evidence of impact of policies on child and adolescent weight.
PUBH 7252 - Qualitative Research Methods: Discovering the Value of Voice in Words, Stories and Photographs
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Utility of qualitative research methods in public health research and policy initiatives. Key methods, including focus groups, grounded theory, ethnography, phenomenology, and photovoice. Using methods when resources are scarce. Ethical/human subjects considerations. Data analysis/dissemination, software selection. Writing small grant proposals. Mixed methodology approaches.
PUBH 7253 - Introduction to GIS
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Concepts/uses of Geographic Information Systems. Data structures, sources of data, tools, vendors/software, health-related applications. Exercises in spatial data display/query, map generation, spatial analysis using ArcGIS software. Students create their own GIS project model. prereq: Experience with spreadsheet programs
PUBH 7415 - Introduction to Clinical Trials
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Hypotheses/endpoints, choice of intervention/control, ethical considerations, blinding/randomization, data collection/monitoring, sample size, analysis, writing. Protocol development, group discussions. prereq: 6414 or 6450 or one semester graduate-level introductory biostatistics or statistics or instr consent
PUBH 7420 - Clinical Trials: Design, Implementation, and Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to and methodology of randomized clinical trials. Design issues, sample size, operational details, interim monitoring, data analysis issues, overviews. prereq: 6451 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6451 or 7406 or instr consent