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Twin Cities Campus

Public Health Practice M.P.H.

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School of Public Health
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
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: 42
  • 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 program in public health practice brings together the science and the art of public health, addressing public health as a broad social enterprise that seeks to extend the benefits of current knowledge in ways that will have the maximum impact on the health status of populations. The school offers academic programs at the master's level that prepare students to be leaders and practitioners in the application of public health principles in agencies delivering preventive health services and public health programs.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Program Delivery
  • 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:
Please visit www.sph.umn.edu for admission requirements.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 100
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 7.0
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
    • Speaking test score: 0
The preferred English language test is Test of English as Foreign Language.
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 42 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. There is no final exam. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project: Each student must complete a culminating experience in which they synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in coursework and other learning experiences and apply theory and principles in a context that reflects an aspect of professional practice. The culminating experience must be used as a means by which faculty judge whether the student has mastered the body of knowledge and can demonstrate proficiency in the required competencies through written and oral presentation. Students are expected to demonstrate familiarity with the tools of applied research or scholarship in public health practice, the ability to work independently, and the ability to apply skills learned in coursework by completing a Research Paper, Systematic Literature Review, Consultative Report, Grant Proposal. Students also have the option of taking the Certificate Public Health exam (CPH) instead of completing a project.
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.
Applicants must have an advanced degree or be admitted or enrolled in a DDS, MPP, MURP, LAW, PHARMD, DVM, MD, CMU or DNP program.
Core Courses
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration (0.5 cr)
Epidemiology
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6341 - Epidemiologic Methods I (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6342 - Epidemiologic Methods II (3.0 cr)
Biostatistics
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
or PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
or PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (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)
Environmental Health
PUBH 6101 - Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
or PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
M.P.H. Culminating Experience
PUBH 7294 - Master's Project: Public Health Practice (0.5-4.0 cr)
Field Experience
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice (0.5-8.0 cr)
Electives
Students have the opportunity to choose their elective courses based on their career goals and interests. Students are required to choose at least one class from each of the four public health practice domains as established by the APHA Council on Linkages. Minimum of 19 credits
Specialty areas (includes concentrations, dual degree programs)
Students applying to a dual degree program must be admitted to both schools that are listed as official sub-plans. Students have the option to add a concentration area or minor.
DDS/MPH Dual Degree
This dual degree will provide students with a unique opportunity in the Upper Midwest to integrate dentistry and the practice of public health to identify and solve community health problems in areas of oral health. Students are required to take SPH core courses: PUBH 6751, PUBH 6020, PUBH 6299, PUBH 6320 or PUBH 6341 or PUBH 6342, and PUBH 6414 or PUBH 6450 or PUBH 6451, and PUBH 6741 or PUBH 6742, and PUBH 6101 or PUBH 6102.
-OR-
MPP/MPH or MURP/MPH Dual Degree
This dual degree wil provide students with a unique opportunity in the Upper Midwest to gain in-depth training in the planning, public policy, and the public health arenas at the master's level. Students are required to take SPH core courses: PUBH 6751, PUBH 6020, PUBH 6299, PUBH 6320 or PUBH 6341 or PUBH 6342, and PUBH 6414 or PUBH 6450 or PUBH 6451, and PUBH 6741 or PUBH 6742, and PUBH 6101 or PUBH 6102.
-OR-
PharmD/MPH Dual Degree
This dual degree will provide students with a unique opportunity in the Upper Midwest to make significant contributions in areas such as health education and prevention of disease in our state and nation. Students are required to take SPH core courses: PUBH 6751, PUBH 6020, PUBH 6299, PUBH 6320 or PUBH 6341 or PUBH 6342, and PUBH 6414 or PUBH 6450 or PUBH 6451, and PUBH 6741 or PUBH 6742, and PUBH 6101 or PUBH 6102.
-OR-
JD/MPH Dual Degree
This dual degree will provide students with a unique opportunity in the Upper Midwest to make significant contributions between the legal and health-care delivery systems in our state and nation. Students are required to take SPH core courses: PUBH 6751, PUBH 6020, PUBH 6299, PUBH 6320 or PUBH 6341 or PUBH 6342, and PUBH 6414 or PUBH 6450 or PUBH 6451, and PUBH 6741 or PUBH 6742, and PUBH 6101 or PUBH 6102.
-OR-
MD/MPH Dual Degree
This dual degree will provide students with a deeper understanding of population-based science and the cultural and environmental factors that affect patients. Students are required to take SPH core courses: PUBH 6751, PUBH 6020, PUBH 6299, PUBH 6320 or PUBH 6341 or PUBH 6342, and PUBH 6414 or PUBH 6450 or PUBH 6451, and PUBH 6741 or PUBH 6742, and PUBH 6101 or PUBH 6102.
-OR-
DVM/MPH Dual Degree
This dual degree will provide students with credentials to work at the interface of human wellness and animal health. Students are required to take SPH core courses: PUBH 6751, PUBH 6020, PUBH 6299, PUBH 6320 or PUBH 6341 or PUBH 6342, and PUBH 6414 or PUBH 6450 or PUBH 6451, and PUBH 6741 or PUBH 6742, and PUBH 6101 or PUBH 6102.
-OR-
Global One Health-CMU
The School of Public Health is collaborating with Chiang Mai University in Northern Thailand to provide their students with a U of MN TC Master of Public Health degree, Executive Program in Public Health Practice. Students are required to have an advanced degree and to take SPH core courses: PUBH 6751, PUBH 6020, PUBH 6299, PUBH 6320 or PUBH 6341 or PUBH 6342, and PUBH 6414 or PUBH 6450 or PUBH 6451, and PUBH 6741 or PUBH 6742, and PUBH 6101 or PUBH 6102.
-OR-
DNP/MPH Dual Degree
This dual degree will provide students with a unique opportunity in the Upper Midwest to provide advanced nursing care as leaders of interprofessional health care teams, emphasizing population-focused practice and quality improvement to impact patient outcomes. Students are required to take SPH core courses: PubH 6751, PubH 6020, PubH 6299, PubH 6320 or 6341 or PubH 6342, and PubH 6414 or PubH 6450 or PubH 6451, and PubH 6741 or PubH 6742, and PubH 6101 or PubH 6102.
Joint- or Dual-degree Coursework:
DDS/MPH Public Health Dentistry Dual Degree Program, MPP/MPH Public Health Public Policy Dual Degree Program, MURP/MPH Public Health Urban and Regional Planning Dual Degree Program, PharmD/MPH Public Health Pharmacy Dual Degree Program, LAW/MPH Public Health Law Dual Degree Program, MD/MPH Public Health Medicine Dual Degree Program, DVM/MPH Veterinary Public Health Dual Degree Program, Global One Health - CMU, DNP/MPH Public Health Doctor of Nursing Practice Students may take a total of 14 credits in common among the academic programs.
Program Sub-plans
A sub-plan is not required for this program.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Executive Program in Public Health Practice
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
This program builds on the student's work and educational experience. It is possible to complete all work for the M.P.H. degree in 16 months, with 42 graduate credits. On average, students complete the program in three years. Attending the Public Health Institute during the May Session is a unique opportunity for students from multiple disciplines to connect and immerse themselves in emerging public health issues. EPPHP is a flexible curriculum that students may tailor to their career and practice. Some established focus areas are: - Cultural competency - Food protection - Preparedness, response, and recovery - Public health leadership - Global health* - Health disparities* - Public health policy* - Complementary and alternative medicine* *These are established interdisciplinary concentrations and the name of the concentration will be listed on the student's transcript. Students must complete and submit a proposal form; please refer to the website for full information.
Students are required to complete the core curriculum, M.P.H. culminating experience, field experience, and elective courses chosen to meet their academic and career interests.
Required courses
Our hybrid executive MPH offers a flexible curriculum that students can tailor to fit their career and practice goals. Online classes comprise the core curriculum, with elective options online or in person at the yearly Public Health Institute. The program is designed for health professionals with an advanced degree, such as an MD, DDS, DV., PharmD, PhD, MS, or public health professional with significant work experience who have completed a Public Health Core Concept Certificate.
PUBH 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration (0.5 cr)
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7294 - Master's Project: Public Health Practice (0.5-4.0 cr)
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice (0.5-8.0 cr)
Students may choose up to 24 credits of elective classes.
Public Health Dentistry
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
This dual degree will provide students with a unique opportunity in the Upper Midwest to integrate dentistry and the practice of public health to identify and solve community health problems in areas of oral health.
Students are required to take SPH core courses: PUBH 6751, PUBH 6020, PUBH 6299, PUBH 6320 or PUBH 6341 or PUBH 6342, and PUBH 6414 or PUBH 6450 or PUBH 6451, and PUBH 6741 or PUBH 6742, and PUBH 6101 or PUBH 6102, and PubH 7294, and PubH 7296, and PubH 6299.
Course Group 1
This dual degree will provide students with a unique opportunity in the Upper Midwest to integrate dentistry and the practice of public health to identify and solve community health problems in areas of oral health.
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration (0.5 cr)
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice (0.5-8.0 cr)
Student may choose up to 23 credits of electives and may transfer up to 14 credits from a school of dentistry upon approval of the program director.
Public Health Medicine
The Public Health Medicine (PHM) program prepares medical students to have a deeper understanding of population-based science and the cultural and environmental factors that affect patients. The classroom requirements of the M.P.H. are completed during a 12-month sabbatical (May through May) from medical school while enrolled full time in the School of Public Health. Most students begin the M.P.H. program after year two of medical school.
Students must complete the basic curriculum, the courses below, and approved electives to meet the required 42-credit minimum. Students must register for the master's project and field experience while enrolled in the program. They may choose to complete these during their time at the SPH or after returning to medical school. A public health medicine setting is required for field placement but may be double counted for clinical rotation with adviser approval.
Public Health Medicine
PUBH 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration (0.5 cr)
PUBH 6450 - Biostatistics I (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6451 - Biostatistics II (4.0 cr)
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6210 - Public Health Medicine Seminar (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
Take 2 or more course(s) from the following:
· PUBH 6852 - Program Evaluation in Health and Mental Health Settings (2.0 cr)
· PUBH 6724 - The Health Care System and Public Health (3.0 cr)
· PUBH 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care (3.0 cr)
Students must take 10.5 to 11.5 elective credits that are approved by their adviser.
Public Health Nursing Practice
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The Public Health Nursing Practice (DNP/MPH) dual degree program provides training in nursing practice and community health.
Students are required to take SPH core courses: PubH 6751, PubH 6020, PubH 6299, PubH 6320 or PubH 6341 or PubH 6342, and PubH 6414 or PubH 6450 or PubH 6451, and PubH 6741 or PubH 6742, and PubH 6101 or PubH 6102 and PubH 7294 and PubH 7296
Required
As a graduate student pursing a DoDNP/MPH, you seek to lead, deliver and improve patient-centered care by bringing the latest evidence-based knowledge to clinical practice and protect, restore and promote public health. With approval, youmay use up to 14 credits of DNP credits towards the MPH and 12 credits of the Public Health courses towards the DNP.
Public Health Public Policy
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The Public Policy/Public Health (MPP/MPH) dual degree program provides training in planning, public policy, and in the public health arenas.
Students are required to take SPH core courses: PUBH 6751, PUBH 6020, PUBH 6299, PUBH 6320 or PUBH 6341 or PUBH 6342, and PUBH 6414 or PUBH 6450 or PUBH 6451, and PUBH 6741 or PUBH 6742, and PUBH 6101 or PUBH 6102 and PubH 7296.
Required
As a graduate student pursing a Public Policy, you seek to advance the common good; as a School of Public Health student, you seek to protect, restore and promote health. Together, the dual degrees provide the skills to create significant change. With approval, you may use up to 14 credits of MPP courses toward the MPH, and 12 credits of Public Health courses toward the MPP.
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration (0.5 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice (0.5-8.0 cr)
Students may choose up to 23 credits of elective courses and may transfer up to 14 credits from a Master of Public Policy program with approval from the director.
Public Health Urban and Regional Planning
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The Master Urban & Regional Planning/Master Public Health (MURP/MPH) dual degree program provides training in planning, public policy, and in the public health arenas. As a graduate student pursing Urban Regional Planning degree, you seek to advance the common good; as a School of Public Health student, you seek to protect, restore and promote health. Together, the dual degrees provide the skills to create significant change. With approval, you may use up to 14 credits of MURP courses toward the MPH, and 12 credits of Public Health courses toward the MURP.
The dual degree in Master Urban & Regional Planning/Master Public Health (MURP/MPH) provides training in planning, public policy, and in the public health arenas.
Required
The dual degree in Master Urban & Regional Planning/Master Public Health (MURP/MPH) provides you with training in planning, public policy, and in the public health arenas. With approval, you may use up to 14 credits of MURP courses toward the MPH, and 12 credits of Public Health courses toward the MURP.
PUBH 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration (0.5 cr)
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice (0.5-8.0 cr)
Students may choose up to 23 credits of elective courses and may transfer up to 14 credits from a Master of Urban and Regional Planning program with approval from the director.
Veterinary Public Health
The Veterinary Public Health D.V.M./M.P.H. dual degree program is part of the public health practice program. It allows students to combine veterinary studies with a public health degree, giving them the credentials to work at the interface of human wellness and animal health, spanning agriculture and food industry concerns, emerging infectious diseases, and other public health issues. There are formal MOUs with the following Colleges of Veterinary Medicine: Cornell University, Purdue University, Western University of Health Science and Ross University. The program in public health practice brings together the science and the art of public health. It addresses public health as a broad social enterprise that seeks to extend the benefits of current knowledge in ways that will have the maximum impact on the health status of populations. The program offers academic study at the master's level that prepares students to be leaders and practitioners in the application of public health principles in agencies delivering preventive health services and public health programs. The major emphasizes the importance and applications of basic scientific knowledge to current societal problems and concerns.
Up to 14 credits may be transferred into the M.P.H. from a school of veterinary medicine upon approval of the adviser and program director. Each of the elective curriculum options outlined below addresses the need for students to have coursework in the following four domains: public health policy and systems development, community intervention, assessment and basic sciences, and program management and communications. D.V.M./M.P.H. students are also required to take one course to fulfill the veterinary public health competencies: biostatistics, surveillance, infectious disease epidemiology, zoonoses, and environmental health.
Required
PUBH 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration (0.5 cr)
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 7294 - Master's Project: Public Health Practice (0.5-4.0 cr)
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice (0.5-8.0 cr)
Student may choose up to 25 credits of electives and may also transfer up to 14 credits from a school of veterinary medicine upon approval of the program director.
Global One Health-CMU
This sub-plan is limited to students completing the program under Plan C.
The University of Minnesota, School of Public Health (SPH) recognizes the need for more global presence in the MPH curriculum and for more opportunities for students across the world to share learning experiences. The SPH is collaborating with Chiang Mai University (CMU) in northern Thailand to provide CMU students with a University of Minnesota Master of Public Health degree in Public Health Practice. This is a distance program offered at a new site.
For admission requirements go to www.sph.umn.edu.
Course Group 0
Global One Health - Chiang Mai University (CMU) is designed for Chiang Mai University students with an advanced degree to earn MPH degrees from UMN and CMU within two years. Students will complete 25 credits with the UMN and 17 credits with CMU.
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science (3.0 cr)
PUBH 6102 - Issues in Environmental Health (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy (1.0 cr)
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6806 - Principles of Public Health Research (2.0 cr)
PUBH 6904 - Nutrition and Aging (2.0 cr)
Students may transfer up to 17 credits from Chiang Mai University with approval of the program director.
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.
 
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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 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 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Cohesive group of interdisciplinary faculty/students develop innovative public health strategies. Students discuss books pertinent to public health and participate in case analysis utilizing core competencies of public health practice. Dual degree students are waived if they have taken: CVM 6005 or DDS 6511, or PA 5051 or Pharm 7310 or Nurs 7100.
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 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 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 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 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 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 7294 - Master's Project: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field research. Original or secondary analysis of data sets related to public health practice. prereq: Public health practice MPH major, instr consent
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -8.0 [max 32.0]
Course Equivalencies: CVM 6516/PubH 5296
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field experience or clinical rotation/practicum in selected community or public health agencies/institutions. Integration of knowledge and skills in population science for public health. prereq: Public health practice MPH major, instr consent
PUBH 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Cohesive group of interdisciplinary faculty/students develop innovative public health strategies. Students discuss books pertinent to public health and participate in case analysis utilizing core competencies of public health practice. Dual degree students are waived if they have taken: CVM 6005 or DDS 6511, or PA 5051 or Pharm 7310 or Nurs 7100.
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 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 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 7294 - Master's Project: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field research. Original or secondary analysis of data sets related to public health practice. prereq: Public health practice MPH major, instr consent
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -8.0 [max 32.0]
Course Equivalencies: CVM 6516/PubH 5296
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field experience or clinical rotation/practicum in selected community or public health agencies/institutions. Integration of knowledge and skills in population science for public health. prereq: Public health practice MPH 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 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 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 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 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 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 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Cohesive group of interdisciplinary faculty/students develop innovative public health strategies. Students discuss books pertinent to public health and participate in case analysis utilizing core competencies of public health practice. Dual degree students are waived if they have taken: CVM 6005 or DDS 6511, or PA 5051 or Pharm 7310 or Nurs 7100.
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -8.0 [max 32.0]
Course Equivalencies: CVM 6516/PubH 5296
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field experience or clinical rotation/practicum in selected community or public health agencies/institutions. Integration of knowledge and skills in population science for public health. prereq: Public health practice MPH 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 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 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 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 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 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 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Cohesive group of interdisciplinary faculty/students develop innovative public health strategies. Students discuss books pertinent to public health and participate in case analysis utilizing core competencies of public health practice. Dual degree students are waived if they have taken: CVM 6005 or DDS 6511, or PA 5051 or Pharm 7310 or Nurs 7100.
PUBH 7294 - Master's Project: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field research. Original or secondary analysis of data sets related to public health practice. prereq: Public health practice MPH major, instr consent
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -8.0 [max 32.0]
Course Equivalencies: CVM 6516/PubH 5296
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field experience or clinical rotation/practicum in selected community or public health agencies/institutions. Integration of knowledge and skills in population science for public health. prereq: Public health practice MPH major, instr consent
PUBH 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Cohesive group of interdisciplinary faculty/students develop innovative public health strategies. Students discuss books pertinent to public health and participate in case analysis utilizing core competencies of public health practice. Dual degree students are waived if they have taken: CVM 6005 or DDS 6511, or PA 5051 or Pharm 7310 or Nurs 7100.
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 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 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 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 6210 - Public Health Medicine Seminar
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Links between medical practice and public health practice. Emphasizes interdisciplinary public health interventions. Two relatively common medical problems serve to focus discussion about intersection of medicine and public health. prereq: [Public health medicine program MPH major or [[MD degree or equiv], 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 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 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 6862 - Cost-Effectiveness Analysis in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Government regulations. New technologies. Diagnosis/treatment protocols. Strengths, limitations, appropriateness of different approaches. prereq: instr consent; introductory econ course recommended
PUBH 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 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 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 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 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 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 6131 - Working in Global Health
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to key issues in global health. Global burden of disease. Cultural issues/health. Nutrition. Infectious diseases. Environmental problems. Women/children. Prereq Grad student.
PUBH 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 6801 - Health and Human Rights
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Relationship of health and human rights in public health context. Philosophical frameworks/groundings. Nexus between health and human rights. Historical/contemporary topics. prereq: Grad student or professional student or instr consent
PUBH 6758 - Managing Public Health Systems
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Problem solving, process management, quality improvement, collaboration/partnership management. Organizing public health core functions and essential services. prereq: [6751 or concurrent registration is required (or allowed) in 6751], [public health [MPH or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or HSRPA [MS or PhD] major]
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 6561 - Quantitative Methods Applied to Health Administration Problems
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Application of Quantitative methods to secondary data, including analysis, data handling, stepwise multiple linear regression and discriminate analysis, pert, queuing, scheduling, inventory and simulation used to solve health administrative problems. Group research thesis with verbal/written presentations. prereq: Health care admin student or instr consent
PUBH 6570 - Healthcare Administration
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Selected readings in healthcare administration. Discussion based on readings. prereq: dept consent
PUBH 7294 - Master's Project: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field research. Original or secondary analysis of data sets related to public health practice. prereq: Public health practice MPH major, instr consent
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -8.0 [max 32.0]
Course Equivalencies: CVM 6516/PubH 5296
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field experience or clinical rotation/practicum in selected community or public health agencies/institutions. Integration of knowledge and skills in population science for public health. prereq: Public health practice MPH major, instr consent
PUBH 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Cohesive group of interdisciplinary faculty/students develop innovative public health strategies. Students discuss books pertinent to public health and participate in case analysis utilizing core competencies of public health practice. Dual degree students are waived if they have taken: CVM 6005 or DDS 6511, or PA 5051 or Pharm 7310 or Nurs 7100.
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 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 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 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 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Cohesive group of interdisciplinary faculty/students develop innovative public health strategies. Students discuss books pertinent to public health and participate in case analysis utilizing core competencies of public health practice. Dual degree students are waived if they have taken: CVM 6005 or DDS 6511, or PA 5051 or Pharm 7310 or Nurs 7100.
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 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -8.0 [max 32.0]
Course Equivalencies: CVM 6516/PubH 5296
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field experience or clinical rotation/practicum in selected community or public health agencies/institutions. Integration of knowledge and skills in population science for public health. prereq: Public health practice MPH major, instr consent
PUBH 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Cohesive group of interdisciplinary faculty/students develop innovative public health strategies. Students discuss books pertinent to public health and participate in case analysis utilizing core competencies of public health practice. Dual degree students are waived if they have taken: CVM 6005 or DDS 6511, or PA 5051 or Pharm 7310 or Nurs 7100.
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 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 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -8.0 [max 32.0]
Course Equivalencies: CVM 6516/PubH 5296
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field experience or clinical rotation/practicum in selected community or public health agencies/institutions. Integration of knowledge and skills in population science for public health. prereq: Public health practice MPH major, instr consent
PUBH 6299 - Public Health Is a Team Sport: The Power of Collaboration
Credits: 0.5 [max 0.5]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Summer
Cohesive group of interdisciplinary faculty/students develop innovative public health strategies. Students discuss books pertinent to public health and participate in case analysis utilizing core competencies of public health practice. Dual degree students are waived if they have taken: CVM 6005 or DDS 6511, or PA 5051 or Pharm 7310 or Nurs 7100.
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 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 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6741 - Ethics in Public Health: Professional Practice and Policy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to ethical issues in public health practice/policy. Ethical analysis, recognizing/analyzing moral issues. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or environmental health [MS or PhD] major or instr consent
PUBH 6751 - Principles of Management in Health Services Organizations
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Understanding of and improvement in the competencies of managers in organizations, particularly as applied to health services and public health organizations. prereq: [Public hlth MPH or MHA or certificate] student or [environmental health MS or PhD] student or dentistry MS student or instr consent
PUBH 7294 - Master's Project: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -4.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field research. Original or secondary analysis of data sets related to public health practice. prereq: Public health practice MPH major, instr consent
PUBH 7296 - Field Experience: Public Health Practice
Credits: 0.5 -8.0 [max 32.0]
Course Equivalencies: CVM 6516/PubH 5296
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Directed field experience or clinical rotation/practicum in selected community or public health agencies/institutions. Integration of knowledge and skills in population science for public health. prereq: Public health practice MPH major, instr consent
PUBH 6320 - Fundamentals of Epidemiology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
This course provides an understanding of basic methods and tools used by epidemiologists to study the health of populations.
PUBH 6414 - Biostatistical Literacy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Develop ability to read/interpret statistical results in primary literature. Minimal calculation. No formal training in any statistical programming software. Biostatistical Literacy will cover the fundamental concepts of study design, descriptive statistics, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, odds ratios, relative risks, adjusted models in multiple linear, logistic and Poisson regression, and survival analysis. The focus will be when to use a given method and how to interpret the results, not the actual computation or computer programming to obtain results from raw data. prereq: MPH or certificate student or environmental health or instr consent
PUBH 6020 - Fundamentals of Social and Behavioral Science
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Four major approaches to public health problems: psychosocial, economic, community, policy. Theory, implementation. Small groups practice skills. prereq: Public health [MPH or MHA or certificate] student or health journalism MA major or instr consent
PUBH 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 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 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 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