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Maternal and Child Health M.P.H.

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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 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.
While the name of the program, Maternal and Child Health (MCH), may suggest that a focus only on mothers and children, the MPH in maternal and child health program is dedicated to improving the health of youth and families too. The program is especially interested in socially vulnerable populations and the environments, behaviors, and policies that affect their long-term health and well-being. Students come from a variety of backgrounds, but share a common interest in social justice and public health principles. Graduates quickly assume leadership roles in nonprofit organizations, research settings, state and local public health agencies, and healthcare organizations. The program has a standard, on-campus curriculum (with the option of an epidemiology emphasis) and an online curriculum.
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:
Prefer at least one year's 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. Also prefer a basic understanding of physiological and/or psychological human development as demonstrated by coursework, experience, and/or referenced readings. Applicants to the advanced standing (online) track 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. The final exam is written and oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: See department for more details.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
Please visit www.sph.umn.edu for the current curriculum options available.
Standard Program -- Scientific Basis Coursework
Select at least 8 credits from the following list, in consultation with the advisor.
Take 8 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6686 - Global Reproductive Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6605 - Reproductive and Perinatal Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Issues, Programs, and Policies (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 6902 - Maternal, Infant, and Preschool Nutrition (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6903 - Child and Adolescent Nutrition (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6906 - Global Nutrition (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6123 - Violence Prevention and Control: Theory, Research, and Application (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6950 - From Kid to Community: Personal, Social and Environmental Influences on Youth Obesity (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6955 - Using Policy to Address Child and Adolescent Obesity Prevention (1.0 cr)
· PA 5451 - Immigration, Health and Public Policy (3.0-4.0 cr)
Standard Program -- Required Methodological and Analytical Skills Course
Take one of the following two 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)
Standard Program -- Additional Methodological and Analytical Skills Coursework
Take at least 3 courses from the following list, in consultation with the advisor.
Take 4 - 11 credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6035 - Applied Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6325 - Data Processing with PC-SAS (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6420 - Introduction to SAS Programming (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 7400 - Topics: Biostatistics (0.5-4.0 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 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 6910 - Critical Review of Research in Public Health Nutrition (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6914 - Community Nutrition Intervention (3.0 cr)
Standard Program -- Grant Writing Course
Take one of the following courses:
PUBH 6673 - Grant Writing for Public Health (1.0 cr)
or NURS 5925 - Grant Writing and Critique (1.0 cr)
Standard Program -- Foundation Course
Take one of the following courses:
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)
Standard Program -- Management Policy or Advocacy Skills Coursework
Take one course from the following list, in consultation with the advisor.
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6045 - Skills for Policy Development (1.0 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 6634 - Children and Families: Public Health Policy and Advocacy (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6571 - Leading Performance Improvement in Health Care (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6700 - Foundations of Public Health (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6702 - Integrative Leadership Seminar (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6727 - Health Leadership and Effecting Change (2.0 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 6807 - Global Health Relief, Development, and Religious and Non-Religious NGOs (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6835 - Principles of Health Policy (2.0 cr)
Standard Program -- Public Health Core Coursework
Environmental Health
Take one of the following courses:
PUBH 6101 - Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
Epidemiology
Take one of the following courses:
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
Biostatistics
Take one of the following courses:
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
Ethics
Take one of the following 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)
Management
Take exactly 1 course(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
Standard Program -- Field and Culminating Experience
Take at least 2 credits of PUBH 7696, and 1-2 credits of PUBH 7694.
PUBH 7696 - Field Experience: Maternal and Child Health (1.0-4.0 cr)
PUBH 7694 - Culminating Experience: Maternal and Child Health (1.0-4.0 cr)
Standard Program -- Electives
Take elective credits, in consultation with the advisor, to meet the 48-credit requirement.
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
J.D./M.P.H.-Maternal and Child HealthM.S.W./M.P.H.-Maternal and Child Health 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.
Online
Online Program -- Required Coursework
Scientific Basis Courses
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6686 - Global Reproductive Health (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Issues, Programs, and Policies (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6613 - Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6902 - Maternal, Infant, and Preschool Nutrition (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6903 - Child and Adolescent Nutrition (2.0 cr)
Methodologial and Analytical Skills -- Required Course
PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2.0 cr)
Additional Methods Courses
Take 3 credits in consultation with the advisor.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6420 - Introduction to SAS Programming (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6765 - Continuous Quality Improvement: Methods and Techniques (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6400 - Topics: Biostatistics (0.5-4.0 cr)
Management and Communication Skills Courses
Take the following two courses:
NURS 5925 - Grant Writing and Critique (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6655 - Principles and Programs in Maternal and Child Health (2.0 cr)
Additional Management and Communications Courses
Take 3 credits from the following list, in consultation with the advisor:
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6700 - Foundations of Public Health (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6724 - The Health Care System and Public Health (3.0 cr)
Culminating and Field Experience Courses
Take 1 to 2 credits of PUBH 7694 and 2 credits of PUBH 7696.
PUBH 7696 - Field Experience: Maternal and Child Health (1.0-4.0 cr)
PUBH 7694 - Culminating Experience: Maternal and Child Health (1.0-4.0 cr)
Electives
Take elective credits, in consultation with the advisor, to meet the 42-credit minimum. Elective credits can include courses offered during the School of Public Health's Summer Institute.
Public Health Core Courses
Take the following required courses:
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6101 - Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
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 US, as well as unequal quality of and access to healthcare. 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
PHPIC coursework provides a better understanding of the health care system as a whole and prevention policy. The challenging curriculum helps MPH majors hone practical skills that are highly sought after in the public health and policy arenas. Students who pursue the concentration can choose 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 6686 - Global Reproductive Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Examine reproductive health issues, programs, services and policies in developed and developing countries. Emphasis on social, economic, environmental, behavioral, and political factors that affect family planning, reproductive health, fertility, and pregnancy outcomes. prereq: [Acad hlth grad level student or grad student in [international studies or child development or other social sciences]] 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: Issues, Programs, and Policies
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 6902 - Maternal, Infant, and Preschool Nutrition
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
This course provides an overview of how nutrition and obesity impact health outcomes among women of childbearing age, infants,toddlers and preschool-aged youth. Students will understand the evidence-base for current nutrition recommendations and will utilize this information to critique and propose policies to improve the health and weight status of MCH populations.
PUBH 6903 - Child and Adolescent Nutrition
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Current issues/literature. Major nutrition issues of youth. Biological, cultural, and psycho-social factors influencing food behaviors. Strategies for improving nutritional health. prereq: Public health nutrition MPH or maternal/child health MPH degree student 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 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 6950 - From Kid to Community: Personal, Social and Environmental Influences on Youth Obesity
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: completed one of the following: a) basic intro to nutrition course, b) PubH 6094, or c) 1 year work experience in the field of obesity and/or public health or instructor consent.
Typically offered: Every Fall
Overview of public health strategies for the prevention of pediatric obesity. Includes overview of epidemiology of child and adolescent obesity with a focus on social-ecological risk factors. Discusses implications for developing interventions and programs. prereq: completed one of the following: a) basic intro to nutrition course, b) PubH 6094, or c) 1 year work experience in the field of obesity and/or public health or instructor consent.
PUBH 6955 - Using Policy to Address Child and Adolescent Obesity Prevention
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02368 - Pubh 3955/Pubh 6955
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.
PA 5451 - Immigration, Health and Public Policy
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00519 - PA 5451/PubH 5281
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
How to access demographic, health, and background information on US immigrants. Characteristics and health needs of immigrants. Designing culturally competent health programs. How to advocate for needed policy changes to promote immigrant health and wellbeing. Community visits required. Online course.
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 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 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 7400 - Topics: Biostatistics
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 20.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
New courses or topics of interest in biostatistics.
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 6806 - Principles of Public Health Research
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 6910 - Critical Review of Research in Public Health Nutrition
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Applying principles of nutrition, epidemiology, and biostatistics to evaluate scientific research on topics of significance in public health nutrition. Interactive seminar format with lecture, discussion, and student presentations.
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 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 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. prereq: Maternal/child health MPH major enrolled in online program 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 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 - Jour 5541/PubH 5394
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intersection of mass media, public health and behavior. Role of theory in understanding intended/unintended campaign effects. Role of health journalism. Decisions that inform media-based interventions. prereq: [One course in [behavioral or social science], [public health or journalism] grad student] or instr consent
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 6571 - Leading Performance Improvement in Health Care
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 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.
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 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 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 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
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 6807 - Global Health Relief, Development, and Religious and Non-Religious NGOs
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Intersection of global health, relief, development, and roles/interaction of intergovernmental/governmental agencies and religious/non-religious NGOs in humanitarian response, development and social welfare generation supporting global health. Health, humanitarianism, culture, interagency relations. prereq: Public Health or grad student or instr consent
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 6101 - Environmental Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of environmental health relating to macro-/micro-environments and to products consumed or used by people. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or instr consent
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01063 - PubH 3102/PubH 6102
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 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 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 7696 - Field Experience: Maternal and Child Health
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised maternal/child health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Maternal/child health major, instr consent
PUBH 7694 - Culminating Experience: Maternal and Child Health
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research toward completion of master's project in maternal/child health. prereq: Maternal/child health major, instr consent
PUBH 6686 - Global Reproductive Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Examine reproductive health issues, programs, services and policies in developed and developing countries. Emphasis on social, economic, environmental, behavioral, and political factors that affect family planning, reproductive health, fertility, and pregnancy outcomes. prereq: [Acad hlth grad level student or grad student in [international studies or child development or other social sciences]] or instr consent
PUBH 6606 - Children's Health: Issues, Programs, and Policies
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 6902 - Maternal, Infant, and Preschool Nutrition
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
This course provides an overview of how nutrition and obesity impact health outcomes among women of childbearing age, infants,toddlers and preschool-aged youth. Students will understand the evidence-base for current nutrition recommendations and will utilize this information to critique and propose policies to improve the health and weight status of MCH populations.
PUBH 6903 - Child and Adolescent Nutrition
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Summer
Current issues/literature. Major nutrition issues of youth. Biological, cultural, and psycho-social factors influencing food behaviors. Strategies for improving nutritional health. prereq: Public health nutrition MPH or maternal/child health MPH degree 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 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 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 6400 - Topics: Biostatistics
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 80.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
New course offerings or topics of interest in biostatistics.
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 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. prereq: Maternal/child health MPH major enrolled in online program or instr consent
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.
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 7696 - Field Experience: Maternal and Child Health
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised maternal/child health field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Maternal/child health major, instr consent
PUBH 7694 - Culminating Experience: Maternal and Child Health
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research toward completion of master's project in maternal/child health. prereq: Maternal/child health major, 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 6101 - Environmental Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Principles of environmental health relating to macro-/micro-environments and to products consumed or used by people. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or instr consent
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01063 - PubH 3102/PubH 6102
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