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The information below lists graduate courses approved effective Spring 2003 term. For the most recent list of courses offered by the School of Public Health, see http://www.uic.edu/sph/courselistings/. Courses are not offered every term. Please consult the School of Public Health course schedule for information on courses offered during the current term at http://www.uic.edu/sph/ under "Courses".

 
     
 

Biostatistics

BSTT 400 - Biostatistics I (3 sh)
Descriptive statistics, basic probability concepts, one- and two-sample statistical inference, analysis of variance, and simple linear regression. Introduction to a statistical computer package such as Minitab or SAS. Prerequisite: Enrollment restricted to public health students; other graduate and professional students admitted by consent as space permits. To obtain consent, see the SPH registrar.

BSTT 401 - Biostatistics II (4 sh)
Simple and multiple linear regression, stepwise regression, multifactor analysis of variance and covariance, non-parametric methods, logistic regression, analysis of categorical data; extensive use of computer software. Prerequisite: BSTT 400.

BSTT 402 - Logistic Regression and Survival Analysis (2 sh)
Interpretation of logistic regression and survival analysis models. Running logistic and proportional hazards regression models and constructing life-tables using SAS. Prerequisite: BSTT 401.

BSTT 410 - Introduction to Statistical Computing (1 sh)
Application of statistical packages for appropriate statistical analysis and interpretation. Students will use computers for homework assignments. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 400.

BSTT 430 - Design of Clinical Trials (3 sh)
Rationale for clinical trials, blinding, ethical issues, methods of randomization, crossover trials, power and sample size calculations, data management, protocol deviation, data analysis, interim analysis. Prerequisites: BSTT 401 or the equivalent, EPID 401, and consent of the instructor.

BSTT 440 - Sampling and Estimation Methods Applied to Public Health (3 sh)
Major sampling designs and estimation procedures used in the conduct of sample surveys with emphasis on topics relevant to the health sciences. Prerequisite: BSTT 401 or 502 or consent of the instructor.

BSTT 494 - Introductory Special Topics in Biostatistics (1 to 4 sh)
May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Special topics in biostatistics. Content varies. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

BSTT 502 - Biostatistics Methods I (4 sh)
Foundations for and introduction to statistical inference, including one- and two-sample problems; regression analysis, including multiple regression and indicator variables. Prerequisites: College calculus, including multivariable calculus, concurrent registration in BSTT 503, and consent of the instructor.

BSTT 503 - Biostatistics Laboratory (2 sh)
Use of spreadsheets for statistical investigations; use of statistical software; matrix theory, including methods relevant in biostatistical analysis. Prerequisites: Concurrent registration in BSTT 502 and consent of the instructor.

BSTT 504 - Biostatistics Methods II (4 sh)
Analysis of variance and multiple comparisons; model building and diagnostics; generalized linear models; logistic and Poisson regression; introduction to repeated measures and mixed models. Prerequisites: BSTT 502 and 503, or consent of the instructor.

BSTT 511 - Categorical Data Analysis (3 sh)
Previously listed as BSTT 550. Contingency tables and their tests, measures of association, stratified analysis, logistic regression, generalized linear model, Poisson regression, log-linear model, matched data, marginal homogeneity, ordinal data. Prerequisites: BSTT 504 and STAT 411 or consent of the instructor.

BSTT 512 - Survival Analysis (3 sh)
Previously listed as BSTT 530. Concepts of lifetime or survival distributions, especially with censored data; nonparametric estimation of the survival function; rank tests; proportional hazards regression models; parametric models. Prerequisites: BSTT 504 and STAT 411 or consent of the instructor.

BSTT 513 - Longitudinal Data Analysis (4 sh)
Application and theory of models for longitudinal data analysis for both continuous and categorical response data, including use of statistical software for these methods. Prerequisites: STAT 411 and BSTT 504, or consent of the instructor.

BSTT 514 - Biostatistical Consulting (2 sh)
Previously listed as BSTT 510. Restricted to students enrolled in the biostatistics major. Discussion of techniques required for successful biostatistical consultation; effective communication, problem formulation, data analysis, oral and written reports, supervised consulting experience. Prerequisites: BSTT 504 and consent of the instructor.

BSTT 521 - Applied Multivariate Analysis (3 sh)
Previously listed as BSTT 580. Analysis of vector of responses; MANOVA, data reduction methods; introduction to cluster analysis, discriminant analysis, and structural equation models. Prerequisites: BSTT 513 and consent of the instructor.

BSTT 522 - Biostatistical Investigations (4 sh)
Analysis of several large data sets that will require integration of numerous biostatistical tools; written summarization and discussion of results. Prerequisites: BSTT 511, 512, 513, 514; and concurrent registration in BSTT 521.

BSTT 531 - Advanced Statistical Inference (3 sh)
An in-depth consideration of some important ideas of statistical inference including large-sample theory, estimation, and testing. Specific topics to be covered include asymptotic theory, parameter estimation methods, and hypothesis testing. Some computer use in class. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. Open only to PhD degree students.

BSTT 533 - Linear Models (4 sh)
Generalized inverse matrices; distributions for quadratic forms; estimability and testable hypotheses; constrained linear model; applications to regression, ANOVA, ANCOVA models; variance component models. Prerequisites: Consent of the instructor. Open only to PhD degree students.

BSTT 594 - Special Topics in Biostatistics (1 to 4 sh)
May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Advanced special topics. Content varies. Prerequisites: BSTT 501 and consent of the instructor.

BSTT 595 - Biostatistics Seminar (1 sh)
Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only. Current developments in theory and application of biostatistics with presentations by students, faculty, and visiting scientists. Prerequisites: BSTT 501 and consent of the instructor.

 
 

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Community Health Sciences

CHSC 400 - Public Health Concepts and Practice (3 sh)
Concepts, principles, and case studies which provide an overview of the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities, and results of public health practice. Prerequisite: Enrollment restricted to public health students; other graduate and professional students admitted by consent as space permits. To obtain consent, see the SPH registrar.

CHSC 403 - The Future of Public Health (2 sh)
Key public health issues in the United States since the late 1970s. Review of major governmental reports and discussions by public health practice experts.

CHSC 405 - Leadership in Public Health Practice (3 sh)
Same as HPA 405. Utilizing public health core functions, this course explores leadership style and practice through case studies and techniques which enhance leadership development. Prerequisites: CHSC 400 and consent of the instructor.

CHSC 411 - Nutrition for Public Health Professionals (3 sh)
Foundation course to introduce nutrition principles and their application to public health populations and problems. Prerequisite: CHSC 400 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 413 - Principles of Delivering Public Health Nutrition Services (3 sh)
Same as HN 413. Assessment, planning, and evaluation of community nutrition programs using a systems approach. Prerequisite: CHSC 411 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 419 - Public Health Aspects of Sexuality and Women's Health (3 sh)
Same as GWS 419. An overview of human sexuality from a public health view with special emphasis on family planning, sexuality, and behavior effects on women's health.

CHSC 421 - Family Perspectives on Disability (3 sh)
Same as DHD 420 and DIS 420. Societal trends, family caregiving theories and research methodology, support policies and interventions, and family-centered approaches pertaining to families of persons with disabilities.

CHSC 425 - Public Health and Aging (3 sh)
Gerontological public health issues are examined through the psychosocial and physical dimensions of the aging process and interactions between the elderly and the health care system. Prerequisite: CHSC 400 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 432 - Analytic Methods in Public Health (3 sh)
Provides analytic and computer skills needed for assessment and planning in public health and for maximizing the acquisition and use of public health data. Prerequisites: BSTT 400, EPID 400, and CHSC 400.

CHSC 433 - Public Health Planning and Evaluation (3 sh)
Planning and evaluation for community health programs, including proposal development and evaluation; considerations for community/consumer involvement in the planning process. Prerequisites: Credit or concurrent registration in CHSC 442 and CHSC 480 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 434 - Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Public Health (3 sh)
Introduction to the major techniques used in qualitative research (observation, participant observation, in-depth interviews). Includes field and in-class exercises, and introduces computer-assisted qualitative data analysis.

CHSC 441 - Introduction to Maternal and Child Health (3 sh)
Same as GWS 441. Title V maternal and child health programs; concepts of delivery risks by age; effective interventions and public sector organization for delivery of MCH services. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHSC 442 - Introduction to Assessment in Public Health (2 sh)
Conceptualization and measurement of community health status. Epidemiologic, sociocultural, and health systems approaches to assessment, qualitative and quantitative examples, and political and group processes. Prerequisites: BSTT 400, EPID 400, and CHSC 400.

CHSC 446 - Research Methods in Community Health (3 sh)
Introduction to principles and techniques for scientific investigation of problems in public health research and practice; planning and proposal development; ethics; research design; subject selection; measurement; data collection; program evaluation; and reporting results. Prerequisite: BSTT 400 or the equivalent.

CHSC 447 - Survey Planning and Design (3 sh)
Theory and applications of sample survey planning and design for conducting research in health sciences and related fields. Addresses three major topics: survey design and planning, sampling, and data collection procedures. Prerequisite: BSTT 400 or the equivalent. Credit in CHSC 446 or the equivalent is recommended.

CHSC 450 - Introduction to International Health (3 sh)
Survey of health conditions focusing on Third World issues including consequences of population trends, disease prevalence, prevention/control, and technology transfer in socio-economic context.

CHSC 454 - Women, Health, and International Development (3 sh)
Introduction to health and development for women in the developing world, including gender analysis, poverty, education, economic productivity, mortality and morbidity patterns, and psychosocial health. Prerequisite: CHSC 400 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 456 - Women's Health: A Primary Health Care Approach (3 sh)
Same as NUPH 455 and NUSC 455 and NUWH 455. Health promotion and disease prevention in women's health. Includes community experience with community women. Primary health care approaches examined. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHSC 460 - Public Health Aspects of Mental Health (2 sh)
Basic concepts of the community mental health movement: issues of deviance, psychiatric diagnosis, prevention, and service delivery. Prerequisite: CHSC 400 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 461 - Public Health Aspects of Family Violence (2 sh)
The theory, etiology, treatment, and prevention from a public health perspective of child abuse, child sexual abuse, spouse abuse, and elder abuse. Prerequisite: CHSC 400 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 464 - Survey of Developmental Disabilities (3 sh)
Same as DHD 464. Survey of the developmental disabilities field, including basic definitions, history of DD services, relevant public policies and legislation, service delivery systems, and research. Prerequisite: Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 480 - Health Education and Health Promotion (3 sh)
Theories of health, illness behavior, and health education for public health professionals; classical health interventions and surveys, approaches for individual and group behavior change.

CHSC 485 - Communications, Mass Media, and Public Health (3 sh)
Examines the development, theoretical bases, and assessments of mass media interventions, and the intended and unintended effects of the mass media in society.

CHSC 494 - Special Topics in Community Health Sciences (1 to 4 sh)
May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Special topics in community health sciences are presented. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

CHSC 500 - Proseminar in Community Health Sciences (3 sh)
Analysis of current key literature from behavioral sciences, maternal and child health, gerontology, general and miscellaneous fields of community health sciences. Prerequisites: CHSC 400 and 8 semester hours in student's major field (students generally will be preparing to take DrPH preliminary exams).

CHSC 501 - Foundations of Public Health Inquiry (3 sh)
Examination of research paradigms, precepts of theory development, literature synthesis, and ethical principles, all of which enhance the scholarliness and meaningfulness of doctoral students' public health inquiry. Prerequisite: CHSC 400.

CHSC 514 - Nutritional Epidemiology (3 sh)
Examination of nutritional epidemiological techniques in the design of population-based nutrition research. Students complete research proposal using nutritional assessment, epidemiology, and research skills. Prerequisites: CHSC 411 and EPID 400 and 401, or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 520 - Socio-Economic Aspects of Family Planning (3 sh)
The social and economic determinants of population and family planning, projections to the future, and trends in contraceptive use in both developed and developing countries. Prerequisite: CHSC 450 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 527 - Critical Issues in Long-Term Care Policy (3 sh)
Same as HPA 527. Long-term care organization, financing, delivery, utilization, and policy, emphasizing affordability, access, and quality in a managed care environment. Prerequisites: CHSC 400 and 425 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 528 - Societal Analysis of Aging, Health, and Health Care (3 sh)
Same as Sociology 528. Analysis of aging, health, and health care issues mainly from sociological and public health perspectives. Review and application of appropriate concepts, theories, and methods. Prerequisite: CHSC 425 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 529 - Gerontological Health/Illness Behavior (2 sh)
Perceptions and behaviors of older adults are examined in reference to illness prevention, health promotion, and reactions to acute and chronic illness. Prerequisite: CHSC 480.

CHSC 542 - Advanced Maternal and Child Health Applied Programs (3 sh)
Interventions and services in health care programs for maternal and child populations. In-depth program analysis and problem solving with emphasis on public sector programs, population needs, and program evaluation. Prerequisite: CHSC 441.

CHSC 543 - MCH Policy and Advocacy (3 sh)
Explores the social, economic, and political dynamics which influence the development and implementation of MCH policy and U.S. health policy in general. Prerequisite: CHSC 441 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 544 - Public Health Aspects of Adolescent Health (3 sh)
Students research contemporary issues in adolescent health, relating them to physical and emotional development and to policy. Prerequisite: CHSC 441.

CHSC 545 - Reproductive and Perinatal Health (3 sh)
Same as EPID 545. This course focuses on the epidemiology of key reproductive and perinatal health outcomes and relevant health services and health policies. Prerequisites: BSTT 400, CHSC 400, and EPID 400, and consent of the instructor.

CHSC 547 - Public Health Approaches to Maternal and Child Nutrition (2 sh)
Advanced seminar to integrate role and application of nutrition for maternal and child populations. Prerequisite: CHSC 411 or CHSC 441 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 548 - Readings in Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology (1 sh)
Same as EPID 548. Advanced seminar in reproductive/perinatal epidemiology with particular emphasis on methodologic issues. Prerequisites: CHSC 441 and EPID 401 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 556 – Needs Assessment (4 sh)
Same as OT 556. This course introduces theories of need, models of the needs assessment process, and reviews research methods typically used in conducting needs assessments. Emphasis will be on needs assessments in health-related community agencies. Prerequisites: A 400 or 500-level research course such as OT 510, DHD 415, CHSC 446, or SOC 500. The prerequisite research course needs to provide students with an understanding of basic research design, sampling strategies, and an introduction to methods such as surveys and focus groups.

CHSC 564 - Community Integration in Developmental Disabilities (3 sh)
Same as DHD 564 and DIS 564. Historical and contemporary issues pertaining to the empowerment and integration of persons with developmental disabilities into community settings.

CHSC 577 - Survey Questionnaire Design (3 sh)
Concepts and strategies for developing survey questionnaires for various modes of survey data collection. Students develop and present questionnaires related to their individual interests. Prerequisite: CHSC 446 or 447 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 584 - Community Organizing for Health (3 sh)
Focus on the bases of facilitating community organizing processes in health promotion including theories, fieldwork tools, feminist and international perspectives. Field work required. Prerequisite: CHSC 480 or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 586 - Health Behavior Interventions (3 sh)
Advanced concepts and strategies for the development, implementation, and evaluation of public health interventions to change health behaviors. Individual intervention project proposal or equivalent final paper required. Prerequisites: CHSC 446 and CHSC 480.

CHSC 594 - Advanced Special Topics in Community Health Sciences (1 to 4 sh)
May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Advanced study of topics in maternal and child health, gerontology, psychosocial problems in health and illness, health care delivery, international health, aspects of community health. Prerequisites: EPID 400, BSTT 400, and CHSC 400, and consent of the instructor.

CHSC 595 - Seminar in Community Health Sciences (1 to 3 sh)
Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only. Analysis of current research in community health sciences. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

 
 

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Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences

EOHS 400 - Principles of Environmental Health Sciences (3 sh)
Environmental influences on health: population, food, energy; community hygiene and injury control; solid/hazardous wastes, air and water pollution, radiation; industrial hygiene and occupational health. Prerequisite: Enrollment restricted to public health students; other graduate and professional students admitted by consent as space permits. To obtain consent, see the SPH registrar.

EOHS 405 - Environmental Calculations (1 sh)
Problem-solving techniques as applied to environmental and occupational health: dimensional analysis, mass and energy balances, trial and error solutions, numerical and graphical techniques.

EOHS 411 - Water Quality Management (3 sh)
Water pollution; historical and current developments in problems and solutions: characterization, water purification, waste treatment, modeling, standards and criteria, public health concerns. Prerequisite: EOHS 405 or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 418 - Analysis of Water and Wastewater Quality (2 sh)
Same as CEMM 413. Basic instrumentation and procedures related to measurement and surveillance of various water quality parameters.

EOHS 421 - Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (2 sh)
Recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical, biological, and physical agents in the workplace. Application to preliminary surveys, measurement of exposure, and evaluation of control measures. Prerequisite: EOHS 400 or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 424 - Environmental Acoustics (2 sh)
Fundamentals of noise generation/propagation; filtering; weighting; hearing biomechanics; health effects; audiometry; hearing control methods; sound fields; directivity; diffraction/barriers; regulations; instrumentation; control. Prerequisite: General college physics and ordinary calculus, or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 428 - Industrial Hygiene Laboratory I (2 sh)
Detailed methods and experiments for measuring chemical, biological, and physical agents; and methods for evaluating the effectiveness of control measures. Prerequisites: EOHS 400, 405 and 421, or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 431 - Air Quality Management I (3 sh)
Same as CEMM 419. Sources, control, dispersion, and effects upon receptors of air pollution: health and other adverse effects, meteorology and dispersion estimation, photochemistry, aerosol characterization. Prerequisite: EOHS 405 or CEMM 216 or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 438 - Air Quality Laboratory (2 sh)
Basic instrumentation and procedures related to measurement and surveillance of ambient air quality. Methods for collection and identification of gaseous and particulate pollutants. Prerequisite: EOHS 405 or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 440 - Chemistry for Environmental Professionals (3 sh)
Same as CEMM 411. Introductory atmospheric chemistry, aspects of air pollution, chemistry related to natural water and water treatment; priority organic pollutants and heavy metals. Prerequisite: One year of college chemistry.

EOHS 450 - Principles of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (2 sh)
Causes, transmission, control, and prevention of the physical/chemical environmental stressors in the work environment; industrial processes and hazards, contrasts between developed and developing countries.

EOHS 455 - Environmental and Occupational Toxicology (3 sh)
General and applied toxicology as it relates to environmental and occupational exposures to hazardous agents. Emphasis on basic principles, specific types of toxicity, and major classes of toxic agents.

EOHS 461 - Community Health and Consumer Protection (2 sh)
Prevention of health hazards due to infectious and chemical agents and physical processes, especially in the home and small community environments; role of health agencies. Prerequisite: EOHS 400 or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 472 - Management of Solid and Hazardous Wastes (3 sh)
Same as CEMM 423 and GEOG 444. Management of solid and hazardous waste, including radioactive waste: landfills, incineration, recycling, composting, source reduction, groundwater and air pollution impacts, control, regulations, siting, health impacts.

EOHS 474 - Topics in Resource Management and Policy (4 sh)
Same as GEOG 441. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours of credit. Selected topics dealing with environmental problems at local, regional, or global levels. Topics vary. Prerequisite: GEOG 341 or 361 or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 482 - Occupational Safety Science (2 sh)
Principles of occupational safety, safety regulations, accident investigation procedures and engineering, behavioral and administrative techniques for occupational accident control. Prerequisite: EOHS 421 or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 495 - Environmental/Occupational Health Seminar (1 sh)
Discussions of current environmental health and occupational health topics, with presentations by students, faculty members, and visiting scientists.

EOHS 512 - Water and Wastewater Treatment (3 sh)
Same as CEMM 522. Water and wastewater characterization: physical, chemical, and biological methods of water and wastewater treatment; regulatory and control trends; and environmental impact determinations. Prerequisite: EOHS 411 or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 523 - Engineering Controls/Ventilation (4 sh)
Design/evaluation of engineering control technology for workplace hazards: process modification, industrial ventilation, air cleaning, shielding, toxic air contaminants, mechanical hazards, (non)ionizing radiation, temperature. Prerequisites: EOHS 405, 421 and 428, or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 529 - Industrial Hygiene Laboratory II (2 sh)
Field work: comprehensive industrial hygiene surveys of local workplaces. Health hazard analysis, design of sampling strategies, collection of field data, report preparation. Prerequisites: EOHS 428 and 438, or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 532 - Air Quality Management II (2 sh)
Same as CEMM 526. Air quality management: integration of diverse aspects. Data interpretation; standards setting; policy implementation; equipment design; hazardous spill modeling; indoor air pollution; case studies. Prerequisite: EOHS 431.

EOHS 542 - Water Chemistry (3 sh)
Same as CEMM 524. Chemical equilibria and kinetic principles as applied to processes occurring in natural and engineered water systems. Prerequisite: EOHS 440.

EOHS 543 - Environmental Organic Chemistry (3 sh)
Same as CEMM 523. Properties and behavior of environmental organic pollutants. Theory and estimation techniques. Concepts of environmental fate assessment. Applications of fate models. Prerequisite: EOHS 440.

EOHS 551 - Occupational Diseases (4 sh)
Diseases caused by physical, chemical, and biological agents in the workplace: toxicology, epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, high-risk populations, early detection.

EOHS 554 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2 sh)
Same as EPID 554. Methods and issues of environmental epidemiology: outbreak, cluster-analysis, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort, ecological, and time series designs; contemporary issues: cancer and reproductive hazards. Prerequisites: EPID 401, BSTT 401, and EOHS 400, or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 556 - Risk Assessment in Environmental and Occupational Health (3 sh)
Methodologies for utilizing toxicological and epidemiological data to estimate health risks due to exposures to pollutants in environments. Prerequisites: EOHS 405, BSTT 401, and EPID 400, or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 558 - Industrial Toxicology (2 sh)
Clinical toxicology and mechanisms of workplace toxicants: metals, fibers, dusts, and organics. Diagnosis and treatment. Prerequisite: EOHS 400 and 455.

EOHS 570 - Hazardous Materials Management (3 sh)
Definition and application of methods for managing hazardous materials: site health and safety plan development; remediation technique evaluations; incinerator design; computerized hazard response program applications. Prerequisites: EOHS 405, 421, and 428, or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 584 - Radiation Protection (3 sh)
Radioactivity, energetics, kinetics, interactions, external protection, dosimetry, recommendations and standards, measurement, radon. Prerequisite: EOHS 405 or consent of the instructor.

EOHS 594 - Advanced Special Topics in Environmental Health (1 to 4 sh)
Environmental/occupational topics of current importance to public health: pollution, industrial hygiene, and related topics. Variable course contents arranged to supplement the existing curriculum. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

EOHS 597 - Advanced Laboratory Projects in Environmental Health (1 to 4 sh)
Application and integration of sampling and measurement techniques for characterization of inside and ambient environments. Individuals or groups supervised by EOHS faculty members. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

 
 

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Epidemiology

EPID 400 - Principles of Epidemiology (3 sh)
Introduction to descriptive and analytic epidemiology, determinants of health and disease in populations, and application of the epidemiologic methods to disease control; includes use of basic epidemiologic software. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 400 or consent of the instructor. Enrollment restricted to public health students; other graduate and professional students admitted by consent as space permits. To obtain consent, see the SPH registrar.

EPID 401 - Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology I (2 sh)
Design and analysis of cohort and case-control studies, through stratified analysis. Bias, confounding, and interaction effects will be closely examined. Prerequisites: EPID 400 and BSTT 400, or consent of the instructor.

EPID 402 - Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology II (2 sh)
Advanced statistical analysis for case-control and cohort studies. Includes analysis for trend, pair matching, life-tables, sample size and power, and logistic and Poisson regression. Prerequisites: EPID 401 and credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 401 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 405 - Human Growth and Nutrition (3 sh)
Same as ANTH 405. Worldwide variation in human growth and the factors that contribute to differences between populations and individuals in the timing and pattern of growth and development.

EPID 409 - The Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS (2 sh)
Review of the HIV/AIDS pandemic and the global response to it, focusing on patterns of transmission, risk factors, and prevention/intervention. Prerequisite: EPID 400 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 410 - Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (2 sh)
Epidemiology of selected infectious diseases, including incidence, prevalence, and control of disease. Epidemic investigation is emphasized. Prerequisite: EPID 400 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 411 - Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases (3 sh)
Selected topics in chronic diseases with critical analysis of current epidemiologic literature. Prerequisite: EPID 400 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 412 - Introduction to Psychosocial Epidemiology (2 sh)
Reviews landmark studies of psychosocial and psychiatric disorders in U.S. communities; evaluates research methodology, case definition, identification, and empirical findings. Prerequisite: EPID 400 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 428 - Epidemiology of Violence (2 sh)
Reviews public health aspects of violence-related mortality and morbidity, examines existing data bases and conceptual frameworks focusing on etiology, epidemiology, surveillance, and prevention. Prerequisite: EPID 400 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 471 - Population (4 sh)
Same as SOC 471. The measurement and study of major trends and differentials in fertility, mortality, migration, growth, and compositional characteristics of the population of the United States and other nations. Prerequisite: 6 hours of upper-division sociology, including SOC 201, or consent of the instructor.

EPID 494 - Introductory Special Topics in Epidemiology (1 to 4 sh)
Special topics in infectious or chronic disease epidemiology. Course content will vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: EPID 400 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 501 - Advanced Quantitative Methods in Epidemiology (3 sh)
Advanced quantitative methods used in the analysis of case-control and cohort studies, including computer applications. Prerequisites: EPID 401 and BSTT 401, or consent of the instructor.

EPID 510 - Advanced Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (2 sh)
Controversies regarding the etiology, transmission, and prevention of selected infectious diseases. Literature reviews and study designs developed by students are a prominent part of course. Prerequisite: EPID 410 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 513 - Epidemiology of Aging (2 sh)
Current methodologic and public health issues in the epidemiology of aging will be explored. Prerequisites: EPID 401 or 411 and consent of the instructor.

EPID 515 - Survey of Cancer Epidemiology (2 sh)
Survey of cancer epidemiology including nomenclature, mechanisms, descriptive data, analytic methods, etiology, prevention, and control. Prerequisites: EPID 401 and 411 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 516 - Advanced Cancer Epidemiology (2 sh)
Critical review of the epidemiology of selected cancer sites to promote synthesis of knowledge, awareness of methodologic issues, and stimulate future research. Prerequisites: EPID 501 and 515, or consent of the instructor.

EPID 517 - Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Diseases (2 sh)
Epidemiology and risk factors of cardiovascular diseases. Prerequisite: EPID 411 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 518 - The Epidemiology of Pediatric Diseases (3 sh)
Familiarizes the student with issues unique to research on children. Lecture topics include epidemiology of childhood diseases, important research studies, and methodologic problems specific to studying children. Prerequisites: EPID 401 and BSTT 400 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 520 - Genetics in Epidemiology (2 sh)
Topics in genetic/molecular epidemiology, including genetics, population genetics, molecular biology, molecular genetics. Familiarizes students with laboratory/statistical concepts and applications in epidemiological studies. Prerequisite: EPID 401 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 545 - Reproductive and Perinatal Health (3 sh)
Same as CHSC 545. This course focuses on the epidemiology of key reproductive and perinatal health outcomes and relevant health services and health policies. Prerequisites: BSTT 400, CHSC 400, and EPID 400, and consent of the instructor.

EPID 554 - Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology (2 sh)
Same as EOHS 554. Methods and issues of environmental epidemiology: outbreak, cluster-analysis, cross-sectional, case-control, cohort, ecological, and time series designs; contemporary issues: cancer and reproductive hazards. Prerequisites: EPID 401, BSTT 401, and EOHS 400, or consent of the instructor.

EPID 591 - Current Epidemiologic Literature (2 sh)
Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only. Student presentation of recently published scientific papers of epidemiologic interest, to promote breadth of knowledge and critical examination of evidence. Prerequisite: EPID 401 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 594 - Advanced Special Topics in Epidemiology (1 to 4 sh)
Special topics in infectious or chronic disease epidemiology or epidemiologic methods. Course content will vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: EPID 401 or consent of the instructor.

EPID 595 - Epidemiology Research Seminar (1 to 2 sh)
Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only. Thesis research of graduating students and ongoing research by faculty and outside guests will be presented and critically evaluated. Prerequisite: EPID 400 or consent of the instructor.

 
 

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Health Policy and Administration

HPA 400 - Principles of Management in Public Health (3 sh)
A detailed discussion of the conceptual and theoretical foundations to the principles of management with an emphasis on public health and health care settings. Prerequisite: Enrollment restricted to public health students; other graduate and professional students admitted by consent as space permits. To obtain consent, see the SPH registrar.

HPA 401 - Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (2 sh)
Provides grounding in the behavioral sciences with applications to public health. Examines individual, institutional, and societal responses to the psychosocial factors influencing health and illness. Prerequisite: Enrollment restricted to public health students; other graduate and professional students admitted by the consent of the SPH registrar as space permits.

HPA 402 - Social Ethics and Public Health (3 sh)
Applications of ideas from philosophy, law, political science, and economics to analyze the ethical basis of public health policies and programs.

HPA 403 - U.S. Health Care System (3 sh)
Overview of the U.S. health care system, including its evolution, utilization patterns, providers - human, institutional and organizational, financing, regulating, evaluating, and reforming.

HPA 405 - Leadership in Public Health Practice (3 sh)
Same as CHSC 405. Utilizing public health core functions, this course explores leadership style and practice through case studies and techniques which enhance leadership development. Prerequisites: CHSC 400 and consent of the instructor.

HPA 417 - Quality Management in Health Services (2 sh)
Surveys development of quality management in health services and theoretical basics and diverse perspectives of quality management and regulation. Presents relevant research and management methodologies. Prerequisites: HPA 400 and CHSC 400.

HPA 429 - Introduction to Health Services Research (2 sh)
Introduction to health services research using classic studies and current trends which examine access, cost, quality, and organization of health care. Prerequisite: HPA 400.

HPA 430 - Introduction to Public Health Policy Analysis (3 sh)
Identifies and discusses health status as a function of public policy, policymaking to improve the public's health, and current health policy topics and methodology.

HPA 431 - Law and Public Health (3 sh)
Surveys basic concepts and content in major areas of health law; explains the sources of legal authority; and develops familiarity with legal language and thinking.

HPA 432 - Public Health Advocacy (3 sh)
Examination of the courts, government agencies, legislatures, and public opinion, and an analysis of their decision making; planning an advocacy campaign using strategic analysis.

HPA 437 - Health Care Data (3 sh)
Same as BHIS 437. Review of fundamentals constituting a health care information system. How data are transformed into information and then again transformed into knowledge through integrated computer systems.

HPA 444 - Health Care Budgeting and Strategic Planning (3 sh)
Budgeting systems in health care; budgeting techniques, flexible budgeting, cost behavior and forecasting, revenue and expense analysis; strategic planning in health care agencies; continuous quality improvement.

HPA 463 - Managerial Health Economics (3 sh)
Uses managerial economics to study the health care system: demand for medical services; role of health insurance; productivity/cost measurement; labor markets and competition. Prerequisite: HPA 400 or consent of the instructor.

HPA 465 - Health Information and Decision Support Systems (4 sh)
Introduction to computer-assisted management information and decision systems in health organizations; analysis and design of databases; data and information flow; reports and uses of microcomputers.

HPA 494 - Introductory Special Topics in Health Policy and Administration (1 to 4 sh)
Introductory topics in health administration, policy analysis, health care financing, and cost-effectiveness evaluation. Topics vary by semesters.

HPA 510 - Health Care Information Systems I (4 sh)
Same as BHIS 510. Examination, through case studies, of information technologies and systems currently in place and on the horizon, in health care organizations and in health science libraries. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent registration in IDS 531 or consent of the instructor.

HPA 511 - Organization Theory Applied to Health Programs (3 sh)
Classical and modern organization theories applied to health programs. Includes organization structure and goals, management functions and processes, and managerial controls and evaluation. Prerequisite: HPA 400 or consent of the instructor.

HPA 516 - Health Personnel Management (3 sh)
Health personnel policies and programs, human resources requirements, recruitment, development, performance appraisal, salary and wage administration, and management/labor relations in the health industry. Prerequisites: HPA 400 and consent of the instructor.

HPA 520 - Management of Health Care Communication Systems (4 sh)
Same as BHIS 515. Examination and management of data communications in and between health care facilities, including examination of issues, standards, technologies, and system configurations. Prerequisite: HPA 510 or consent of the instructor.

HPA 522 - Health Evaluation Methods (3 sh)
Applies social science research methods and theory to the evaluation of health interventions. Uses quasi-experimental designs to evaluate program effectiveness. Students design their own studies. Prerequisites: BSTT 401 and HPA 400 or consent of the instructor.

HPA 524 - Case Management and Managed Care: Theory and Practice (3 sh)
Case management as a public health and managed care intervention is applied to such problems as chronic diseases, mental illness, AIDS, and maternal and child health.

HPA 527 - Critical Issues in Long-Term Care Policy (3 sh)
Same as CHSC 527. Long-term care organization, financing, delivery, utilization, and policy, emphasizing affordability, access, and quality in a managed care environment. Prerequisites: CHSC 400 and 425 or consent of the instructor.

HPA 529 - Multidisciplinary Research Methods in Clinical Practice I (2 sh)
Overview of research methods used in surveys and the study of outcomes in clinical practice. Includes developing a research proposal in a clinical setting. Prerequisites: Graduate standing in the School of Public Health and HPA 400, EPID 400, and BSTT 400, or consent of the instructor.

HPA 531 - Health Information Systems Analysis and Design (4 sh)
Same as BHIS 520. A project course applying systems analysis and design theory to health care systems evaluation, modeling, and implementation. Prerequisite: HPA 510 or consent of the instructor.

HPA 540 - Applications in Health Information Management (4 sh)
Same as BHIS 525. Covers the application of theory through case study analysis and the use of information systems for quality assurance and management. Prerequisites: HPA 510 and one other course from among HPA 520, 531, or 550, or consent of the instructor.

HPA 543 - Advanced Health Economics (4 sh)
Same as ECON 555. Topics in the supply and demand for health services; the role of insurance in the medical care industry; public policy issues of cost and quality regulation. Prerequisite: ECON 501 or 520 or consent of the instructor.

HPA 550 - Topics in Health Information Management (4 sh)
Same as BHIS 530. The study of advanced topics in various areas of health information management. Prerequisites: HPA 510 and one course from among HPA 520, 531, or 540, or consent of the instructor.

HPA 551 - Marketing Health Programs (3 sh)
Concepts of marketing as a management tool; application of marketing to health care: the marketing process, marketing resources, and strategies for accomplishing marketing objectives. Prerequisite: HPA 400 or MKTG 563 or consent of the instructor.

HPA 556 - U.S. Mental Health Policy (2 sh)
Public policies which have supported the U.S. mental health service system from 1946 to the present. Theory, development, and evaluation of mental health policy in the U.S. Prerequisites: HPA 400 and HPA 430, and either EPID 400 or BSTT 400.

HPA 557 - Measurement in Health Services Research (3 sh)
Presents measurement, reliability and validity theory, and assessment using correlation, internal consistency, factor analysis, and others. Application in developing, analyzing, and reporting behavioral and/or organizational measures. Prerequisites: BSTT 400 and 401 or consent of the instructor.

HPA 563 - Web-based Public Health Information Systems (3 sh)
Examination of web-based applications in public health practice and factors in the design of web-based public health education and database systems. Prerequisites: HPA 465 and graduate or professional standing. Consent of instructor is mandatory. Unless otherwise permitted, class is limited to students in the HPA Public Health Informatics Program.

HPA 564 - Geographic Information System Application in Public Health (3 sh)
Examination of GIS applications in public health and the process of designing a GIS-based public health investigation. Prerequisites: HPA 465 and BSTT 400 and graduate or professional standing. Consent of instructor is mandatory.

HPA 571 - Measuring Performance and Improving Quality in Public Health (3 sh)
Explores the need and the use of tools to measure performance and re-engineer systems in public health and in health care. Prerequisites: HPA 400 and CHSC 400 or consent of the instructor.

HPA 594 - Advanced Special Topics in Health Policy and Administration (1 to 4 sh)
Advanced topics in health administration, policy analysis, health care financing, cost-effectiveness evaluation. Topics vary by semester. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

 
 

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Interdisciplinary Public Health Sciences

IPHS 494 - Introductory Special Topics-Interdepartmental (1 to 4 sh)
May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Introductory special topics in public health. Course content will vary from semester to semester.

IPHS 530 - Practicum in Mental Health Diagnosis (4 to 8 sh)
Review of mental health diagnostic process. Students in psychosocial epidemiology participate with medical students in a psychiatry clerkship. Prerequisites: CHSC 460 and consent of the instructor.

IPHS 540 - Advanced Public Health Practices (3 sh)
Develop a proposal for the solution or alleviation of the public health problem studied in IPHS 440 by a team of health professionals, faculty, and students. Prerequisite: IPHS 440.

IPHS 594 - Advanced Special Topics-Interdepartmental (1 to 4 sh)
May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Advanced special topics in public health. Course content will vary from semester to semester.

IPHS 595 - Seminar in Interdisciplinary Public Health Sciences (1 to 3 sh)
May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only. Analysis of current research in public health. Course content will vary from semester to semester. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

IPHS 596 - Independent Study in Public Health (1 to 4 sh)
May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Selected aspects of specific public health problems; independent study under close supervision of faculty. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor who has supervised at least one course in the area of the independent study.

IPHS 598 - Research in Public Health Sciences-MS (0 to 16 sh)
May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only. Individual research in public health directed by a faculty member. Directed toward the thesis requirements for the Master of Science degree. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

IPHS 599 - Research in Public Health Sciences-PhD (0 to 16 sh)
May be repeated for credit. Students may register for more than one section per term. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only. Individual research in public health directed by a faculty member. Directed toward the dissertation for the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Prerequisite: Consent of the instructor.

IPHS 640 - State and Local Public Health Systems (3 sh)
Overview of state and local health department systems with site visits and discussion of agency problems; emphasis on Illinois agencies. Prerequisite: Minimum of 6 semester hours in MPH core courses.

IPHS 650 - Field Experience in Public Health (1 to 5 sh)
Preceptor-guided field experience in public health practice through an association or public health-oriented community program for students in the MPH. Prerequisite: All course requirements should be completed for the MPH.

IPHS 660 - Doctoral Integrative Seminar (1 sh)
Integration of the concepts and methods of biostatistics and epidemiology into other substantive areas of public health using a case study approach. Prerequisites: BSTT 401 and EPID 401.

IPHS 661 - DrPH Internship in Public Health (0 to 16 sh)
One-year internship for DrPH students; practical experience under supervision in a public health agency; requires written thesis, examination, and oral presentation of the findings. Prerequisite: Approval by DrPH Doctoral Committee.

IPHS 698 - MPH Capstone Experience (1 sh)
Individual project in public health directed toward the MPH capstone experience which is required for the degree. Satisfactory/unsatisfactory grade only.

IPHS 699 - Research in Public Health Sciences-DrPH (0 to 16 sh)
Individual research in public health directed by a faculty member; directed toward the thesis for the Doctor of Public Health. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

 
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