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Public Health Nutrition 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 Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits: 44 to 64
  • 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 Public Health Nutrition (PHN) program is designed to meet the needs of students who want graduate training in health promotion, disease prevention, program development, and nutrition interventions. The program's faculty are internationally recognized for research in obesity prevention, child and adolescent nutrition, eating disorder prevention, nutrition epidemiology, and nutrition intervention. Coordinated Master's Program (CMP): In addition to the traditional public health nutrition degree, the program offers the opportunity to gain expertise in a concentrated area of study such as epidemiology, global health, alternative medicine, health policy, and disability policy. It also offers a coordinated master's program. Please note that the coordinated master's program requires that students have their own transportation during the academic year and summer session, since many sites are not located on public transportation routes. Full- and Part-time Program: Students may pursue the M.P.H. on a full-time or part-time basis, but should note that the majority of the courses are offered only during the day. (Note: The Coordinated Master's Program must be taken on a full-time basis.)
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) & Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
The following courses are required for admission: one general biology course with lab; two general chemistry classes with labs; one organic chemistry; one biochemistry; one human nutrition course; and one social science course. In addition, CMP applicants must also complete one physiology course; one microbiology course with lab; one intro to nutrition course; one intro to food science course; one food systems/service management course. All courses MUST be complete before starting the program. If students are currently completing the prerequisites while they are applying, they must indicate on their application materials how their prerequisites will be completed before they start the program. Preferred GRE performance expectations (test taken post August 2011): A combination of 300 on the quantitative and verbal sections of the test and a score of 3.5 on the analytical writing assessment. Some programs may have higher preferred minimum scores. Check specific programs for details.
Special Application Requirements:
Students applying for the Coordinated Master's Program track go through a two-step process for admission. The first is to be admitted to the M.P.H. degree program. After all CMP applications submitted prior to the Dec. 1 CMP application deadline have been reviewed and admission decisions made, the applicant will receive an email questionnaire and will undergo a phone interview. The top eight candidates will be selected to fill the eight available CMP spots. Students not selected for the CMP may not start the standard track and later transfer to the CMP.
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 44 to 64 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: Culminating Experience
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.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Public Health Nutrition Core
PUBH 6901 - Foundations of Public Health Nutrition Leadership (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6914 - Community Nutrition Intervention (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6915 - Nutrition Assessment (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6933 - Nutrition and Chronic Diseases (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7994 - Culminating Experience: Public Health Nutrition (1.0-6.0 cr)
PUBH 7996 - Field Experience: Public Health Nutrition (1.0-6.0 cr)
Tracks
Standard Track
Lifecycle Courses
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6902 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6903 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6906 - Global Nutrition (2.0 cr)
Research Methods
PUBH 6910 {Inactive} (1.0 cr)
Research Methods Options
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6034 - Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· 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 6415 - Biostatistical Methods II (3.0 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 6705 - Community Health Assessment (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6806 - Principles of Public Health Research (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6389 - Nutritional Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews (1.0 cr)
· NURS 8171 - Qualitative Research Design and Methods (3.0-4.0 cr)
Public Health Core
PUBH 6101 - Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
or PUBH 6742 - Ethics in Public Health: Research and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
Electives
Students must take enough graduate-level electives to fulfill minimum credit requirements in order to graduate. Students without a nutrition/dietetics background must take PUBH 6355 - Pathophysiology, PUBH 6905 - Nutrition for Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and FSCN 4621 - Nutrition and Metabolism.
-OR-
Coordinated Master's Program
Lifecycle Courses
Students who already have a nutrition/dietetics undergraduate degree need to select two of the following four courses. Students who do NOT have a nutrition/dietetics undergraduate degree must choose PUBH 6902, PUBH 6903, and PUBH 6904.
Take 2 - 3 course(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6902 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6903 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6906 - Global Nutrition (2.0 cr)
Research Methods
PUBH 6910 {Inactive} (1.0 cr)
Research Methods Options
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6034 - Evaluation (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6035 - Applied Research Methods (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6325 - Data Processing with PC-SAS (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6420 - Introduction to SAS Programming (1.0 cr)
· PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6415 - Biostatistical Methods II (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
· PUBH 6617 - Practical Methods for Secondary Data Analysis (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6705 - Community Health Assessment (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6803 - Conducting a Systematic Literature Review (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6806 - Principles of Public Health Research (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6389 - Nutritional Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 7250 - Designing and Conducting Focus Group Interviews (1.0 cr)
· NURS 8171 - Qualitative Research Design and Methods (3.0-4.0 cr)
Field Experience/Nutrition Practicum
CMP students take four credits of PUBH 7996 in addition to the following:
PUBH 6995 - Community Nutrition Practicum (8.0 cr)
PUBH 6996 - Clinical Nutrition Practicum (9.0 cr)
Public Health Core
Environmental Health
PUBH 6101 - Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
Epidemiology
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
Biostatistics
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
Ethics
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)
Administration/Management
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
Electives
CMP students who do not have a nutrition/dietetics undergraduate degree must take FSCN 4621 - Nutrition and Metabolism or FSCN 4612 - Advanced Nutrition AND FSCN 4665 - Medical Nutrition Therapy I, AND FSCN 4666 - Medical Nutrition Therapy II and enough graduate-level elective credits to fulfill the minimum required to graduate. Students with a nutrition/dietetics undergraduate degree must take 8-12 graduate-level elective credits to fulfill 60 total credits.
-OR-
Nutritional Epidemiology Track
Lifecycle courses
PUBH 6902 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6903 {Inactive} (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6906 - Global Nutrition (2.0 cr)
Nutrition Science
Only students who do not have an undergraduate degree in nutrition/dietetics need to take the following nutrition science courses.
FSCN 4621W - Nutrition and Metabolism [WI] (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6905 - Nutrition for Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (2.0 cr)
Epidemiology and Biostatistics Core
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6343 - Epidemiologic Methods III (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6390 - Topics: Epidemiology (0.5-4.0 cr)
PUBH 6389 - Nutritional Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6325 - Data Processing with PC-SAS (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6355 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
"Epi of" Courses
PUBH 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6386 - Public Health Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6387 - Cancer Epidemiology (2.0 cr)
Public Health Core
Environmental Health
PUBH 6101 - Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
Ethics
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)
Adminstration/Management
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Coordinated Option
The Coordinated Masters Program (CMP) in public health nutrition provides both a master of public health degree in public health nutrition and the didactic coursework and supervised practice components for registration eligibility and entry into dietetics practice. The program accepts eight students each year. The CMP provides a public health nutrition concentration area that focuses on rural and disadvantaged populations. Supervised practice experiences are integrated throughout the 24-month program utilizing sites both within and outside of Minnesota. Students complete a total of 1,200 hours of supervised practice. Upon successful completion of the program (i.e. coursework, supervised practice experiences, master's project and a comprehensive oral examination) students will receive an M.P.H. degree and a verification statement of eligibility to write the national registration examination for dietitians.
See Program Requirements Page
Global Health Interdisciplinary Concentration Area
The Global Health Interdisciplinary Concentration (GHIC) provides graduate students who are pursuing an M.P.H. with information necessary to define the constitution, cause, and consequences of health problems worldwide. The program offers a unique opportunity to explore the relationships between health, environment, politics, culture, and economic pressures in developed and developing nations. Developing countries are currently undergoing profound demographic changes--changes that are accompanied by shifts in patterns of illness. In many of these nations, the major causes of morbidity and mortality are mutating from traditional infectious diseases to chronic, non-communicable maladies like cardiovascular diseases, cancer, and diabetes. As a result, there is increasing demand for qualified public health practitioners who can identify and help reduce the vast and varied global vectors for chronic disease. Practical application of theory in the field is a major component of the GHIC. Students are encouraged to hone their expertise by pursuing an international field experience. The School of Public Health has established relationships with collaborative institutions abroad. SPH graduate students must complete a formal program plan if they want the GHIC to appear on their transcripts. For more information, contact Carol Francis, interdisciplinary concentrations coordinator, at franc004@umn.edu or 612-624-6952.
Health Disparities Interdisciplinary Concentration Area
The Health Disparities Interdisciplinary Concentration (HDIC)addresses the unequal burden of health risks, morbidity, and mortality experienced by minority cultural and social groups in the U.S., as well as unequal quality of and access to health care. Achieving optimum health for all segments of our society is a central goal of Healthy People 2020, and a concern in Minnesota as well. Despite Minnesota's ranking as one of the nation's healthiest states, Minnesota has some of the largest gaps among cultural and social groups in health indicators. According to the Minnesota Department of Health: - Infant mortality rates among the American Indians and African Americans are two to three times higher than for the state as a whole. - Among African American youth aged 15-24, firearm injury mortality rates are 15 times greater than the rates of all ages, races, and genders combined. - Women from minority communities are less likely to receive sufficient prenatal care compared to other women. - Death rates for African Americans and American Indians are two to three times that of the state as a whole. Rates of diabetes, hypertension, cancer, and HIV/AIDS are higher for many minority communities compared to the state as a whole. SPH graduate students must complete a formal program plan if they want the HDIC to appear on their transcripts. For more information, contact Carol Francis, interdisciplinary concentrations coordinator, at franc004@umn.edu or 612-624-6952.
Public Health Policy Interdisciplinary Concentration Area
The School of Public Health's Public Health Policy Interdisciplinary Concentration (PHPIC) focuses on promoting the health of populations and groups through public and organizational policy. PHPIC is open to students pursuing an M.P.H., includes coursework that explores the way in which federal, state, local, and institutional entities affect the financing, structure, and delivery of public health and medical care. PHPIC coursework provides a better understanding of the healthcare system as a whole and prevention policy. The challenging curriculum helps M.P.H. majors hone practical skills that are highly sought after in the public health and policy arenas. Students who pursue the concentration can chose courses that emphasize: - understanding community dynamics - developing advocacy skills for public health - analyzing legal and policy structures - evaluating and implementing policies and programs - influencing community health - motivating and educating stakeholders and decision-makers - using policy as prevention strategy - eliminating health disparities through policy SPH graduate students must complete a formal program plan if they want the PHPIC to appear on their transcripts. For more information, contact Carol Francis, interdisciplinary concentrations coordinator, at franc004@umn.edu or 612-624-6952.
Arizona State University
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
Public Health Nutrition Core
Students take PubH 6901, 6914 and 6933 from the U of MN as part of the nutrition core in addition to PubH 69XX nutrition assessment course (to be developed)
Research Methods
Students will take three research methods credits that are approved by the advisor and program coordinator. Students are also required to take PubH 6910 and PubH 7994 from the U of MN.
Electives
Students will take elective credits from the U of MM that have been approved by the advisor and program coordinator.
additional nutrition science courses for non-nutrition/dietetics undergrad majors
PubH 69XX: Human Pathophysiology (3 cr) PubH 69XX: Advanced Macronutrient Metabolism (3 cr)
 
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PUBH 6901 - Foundations of Public Health Nutrition Leadership
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of public health nutrition. Roles/function of public health nutritionists. Programs/delivery mechanisms for promoting nutritional status of populations. Students explore their beliefs/competencies in relation to principles/philosophy of public health nutrition. This course has a strong focus on policy, systems and environmental changes to improves access to health foods for individuals and communities.
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 6915 - Nutrition Assessment
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Public health nutrition major or #
Typically offered: Every Fall
Common nutritional assessment using dietary, biochemical, and anthropometric approaches. Applications of methods, interpretation of results. Hands-on experience, training in common anthropometric methods. prereq: Public health nutrition major or instr consent
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 7994 - Culminating Experience: Public Health Nutrition
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed research toward completion of master's project in public health nutrition. prereq: PubH Nutr major, instr consent
PUBH 7996 - Field Experience: Public Health Nutrition
Credits: 1.0 -6.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Supervised public health nutrition field study in health or public health setting under academic/professional supervision. Emphasizes application of acquired knowledge/skills to relevant issues/problems. prereq: Public health nutrition major, dept consent
PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Current literature on nutrition needs/factors affecting nutritional status of adults and the elderly. Relevant community resources. prereq: Grad student or professional school 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 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 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 6415 - Biostatistical Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Statistical computing. Data transformations. Relative risk, odds ratio estimation. Logistic regression. Survival analysis. Kaplan-Meier tables, survival curves. prereq: 6414, [MPH or certificate] 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 6705 - Community Health Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Two of the three core functions of public health: health assessment, assurance. Lectures, discussion, group activities, oral presentations. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6320 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6341, public hlth admin/policy or maternal/child hlth major or instr consent
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
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 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 6389 - Nutritional Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 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.
NURS 8171 - Qualitative Research Design and Methods
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview and comparative analysis of selected qualitative research methods and analytic strategies. Focuses on developing rigorous qualitative designs that contribute to development of nursing and health care knowledge for diverse populations. prereq: 8170 or equiv
PUBH 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 6904 - Nutrition and Aging
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Current literature on nutrition needs/factors affecting nutritional status of adults and the elderly. Relevant community resources. prereq: Grad student or professional school 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 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 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 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 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 6415 - Biostatistical Methods II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Statistical computing. Data transformations. Relative risk, odds ratio estimation. Logistic regression. Survival analysis. Kaplan-Meier tables, survival curves. prereq: 6414, [MPH or certificate] or instr consent
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Two-way ANOVA, interactions, repeated measures, general linear models. Logistic regression for cohort and case-control studies. Loglinear models, contingency tables, Poisson regression, survival data, Kaplan-Meier methods, proportional hazards models. prereq: [PubH 6450 with grade of at least B, health sciences grad student] or instr consent
PUBH 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 6705 - Community Health Assessment
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Two of the three core functions of public health: health assessment, assurance. Lectures, discussion, group activities, oral presentations. prereq: concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6320 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6341, public hlth admin/policy or maternal/child hlth major or instr consent
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
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 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 6389 - Nutritional Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 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.
NURS 8171 - Qualitative Research Design and Methods
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Overview and comparative analysis of selected qualitative research methods and analytic strategies. Focuses on developing rigorous qualitative designs that contribute to development of nursing and health care knowledge for diverse populations. prereq: 8170 or equiv
PUBH 6995 - Community Nutrition Practicum
Credits: 8.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Didactic/experiential learning opportunities in community nutrition program delivery/management. Students complete at least 36 hours each week for eight weeks guided by on-site preceptor and course instructor. prereq: Public health nutrition MPH degree student, instr consent
PUBH 6996 - Clinical Nutrition Practicum
Credits: 9.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Didactic/experiential learning in clinical nutrition. Application of nutrition care process/model to medical conditions. Students complete at least 36 hours each week for nine weeks guided by on-site preceptor and course instructor. prereq: Public health nutrition MPH degree student, 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 6904 - Nutrition and Aging
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Current literature on nutrition needs/factors affecting nutritional status of adults and the elderly. Relevant community resources. prereq: Grad student or professional school 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
FSCN 4621W - Nutrition and Metabolism (WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Carbohydrate, lipid, protein metabolism. Uses systems/holistic approach to emphasize how metabolic pathways interrelate.
PUBH 6905 - Nutrition for Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00887 - PubH 3905/PubH 6905
Typically offered: Every Fall
Nutrition topics of contemporary interest. Concepts/facts about science of human nutrition discussed in relation to personal/community nutrition problems/concerns. Applied introductory course with labs. prereq: Grad student or instr consent
PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02236 - PubH 6320PubH /6341
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Introduction to epidemiologic concepts and methods: (1) Study design (randomized trials and observational studies); (2) Measures of exposure-disease association; (3) Casual inference and bias; (4) Confounding and effect modification.
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 6343 - Epidemiologic Methods III
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis/interpretation of data from various epidemiological study designs. SAS used to demonstrate epidemiological/statistical concepts in data analysis. prereq: [6342, 6451] with a grade of at least B- or instr consent
PUBH 6390 - Topics: Epidemiology
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 80.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
New course offerings or topics of interest in epidemiology.
PUBH 6389 - Nutritional Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
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 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 6355 - Pathophysiology of Human Disease
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Compendium of human diseases relevant to public health professionals. Focuses on cardiovascular disease, cancer, and infectious disease. Presented from epidemiologic perspective. Significance of diseases in terms of prevalence, incidence, morbidity, and mortality. Risk factors, prevention strategies. prereq: Epidemiology major or public health nutrition major or instr consent
PUBH 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 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 6385 - Epidemiology and Control of Infectious Diseases
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and/ methods. Strategies for disease control and prevention, including immunization. Relevance of modes of transmission of specific agents for disease spread and prevention. Public health consequences of infectious diseases at local, national, and international levels.
PUBH 6386 - Public Health Aspects of Cardiovascular Disease
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Well-established risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD), prevention of CVD, and national recommendations for treatment/prevention. Emerging risk factors, current controversies in CVD.
PUBH 6387 - Cancer Epidemiology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Epidemiologic aspects of cancer. Theories of carcinogenesis, patterns of incidence and mortality, site-specific risk factors. Issues of cancer control and prevention.
PUBH 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 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