PUBLIC HEALTH Courses

PUBH 403W. Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health. 3 Credits.

The course will emphasize the importance of social context and cultural construction, social and behavioral foundations of public health and examine current issues in health from a social and behavioral sciences perspective. The course uses a social ecological framework to address multilevel influences on health and enlarge the dominant "risk factor" approach to health behavior. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C with a C or better, CHP 328, CHP 335, and CHP 390.

PUBH 415. One Health – One Medicine. 3 Credits.

This course will teach students the applications of multidisciplinary competencies towards solving human health challenges. The course will identify all areas of global health issues that require human, veterinary and environmental applications for solutions. Prerequisites: junior standing and a declared major in the University or approval of the program director.

PUBH 421. Leadership in Public Health. 3 Credits.

The course will introduce students to the main theories of leadership in public health covering key concepts and strategies using the six levels of leadership framework. The course will explore how individual, team, organizational, community, professional and global leadership impact population and public health. Prerequisites: CHP 328, CHP 335 and CHP 390.

PUBH 422. Health, Culture and Diversity – Reducing Disparities in Public Health. 3 Credits.

The course will introduce students to the main theories of culture, health and diversity and examines what is meant by culture, the ways in which culture intersects with health issues, how public health efforts can benefit by understanding and working with cultural processes, and a brief selection of conceptual tools and research methods that are useful in identifying relationships between culture and health. The course will also include practical guidelines for incorporating cultural understanding in public health settings and examples of programs where that has occurred. Prerequisites: junior standing and a declared major in the University or approval of the program director.

PUBH 441. Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Suicide Prevention. 3 Credits.

Using readings from health sciences, public health, law and psychology, the course addresses multi-level influences on suicide and its prevention. Topics covered include suicide prevention-related ethical issues, terminology, attitudes and social norms, vulnerable populations, risk/protective factors, and public health approaches to prevention. Prerequisite: Junior standing.