Department of Public Health

The information in this section (Department of Public Health) falls under the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Dean's Office.

Public Health Minor

PUBH   3431   Introduction to Global Health

3 Credit Hours.   3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course introduces the broad and growing field of global health. The course will discuss how health and illness is defined and explore the biological, cultural, social, and political forces that influence health at the global level. This is a survey course that will explore such topics as: comparative health systems, social determinants of health, health services and quality, healthcare policy, key stakeholders, and major global health initiatives. Throughout the course, an emphasis is placed on global health ethics and issues of social justice.

Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing.

PUBH   4090   Selected Topics in Public Hlth

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Allows the student the opportunity to receive specialized and/or focused instruction in a public health topic not generally offered by the College.

Cross Listing(s): PUBH   4090S.

PUBH   4090S   Selected Topics in Public Hlth

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Allows the student the opportunity to receive specialized and/or focused instruction in a public health topic not generally offered by the College.

Cross Listing(s): PUBH   4090.

PUBH   4890   Directed Individual Study

1-3 Credit Hours.   1-3 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

Provides the student with an opportunity to investigate an area of interest under the direction of a faculty mentor.

Cross Listing(s): PUBH   4890S.

PUBH   5520   Introduction to Public Health

2 Credit Hours.   2 Lecture Hours.   0 Lab Hours.

This course is designed to give students a foundation in the core functions of population-based public health (assessment, policy development and assurance). In addition, this course will examine the 10 essential services of public health within these core functions. Defining effective public health practice and providing knowledge about the technical, social, and political parameters related to public health research and practice are goals for this class. Students will gain an understanding of public health as a broad area of work that applies the benefits of current biomedical, environmental, social, and behavioral knowledge in ways that maximize the health status of all populations.

Cross Listing(s): PUBH   5520G.

Professor(s): ROBERT GREGORY EVANS

Instructor(s): SHAMIA T. GARRETT