Interdisciplinary Public Health Sciences - IPHS


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Spring 2015. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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399 Research in Public Health Sciences - Undergraduate
1 TO 3 hours. Research experience under the guidance of a faculty member who will act as a research supervisor. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Application of credit toward the degree is contingent upon the approval of the student's college and/or department. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the department or school and consent of the instructor supervising the research experience.

409 Global Public Health Challenges
3 hours. An ecological approach to public health to provide a broad overview of current health problems around the world, with an emphasis on low income countries.

410 Global Public Health Solutions
3 hours. Utilizes readings and case studies of successful health interventions in the developing world to orient students to the field of global public health. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing.

415 Foundations in Anthropology and Global Health I
3 OR 4 hours. Explores the field of cultural medical anthropology and provides a theoretical foundation allowing for understanding and exploration of anthropology's role in international health. Same as ANTH 415. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in ANTH 216; and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

416 Foundations in Anthropology and Global Health II
3 OR 4 hours. Provides an evolutionary and biocultural approach to human biology, physiology, health and disease. Same as ANTH 416. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): Grade of B or better in ANTH 232; and junior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.

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

501 Public Health Leadership Seminar I
3 hours. Intended to build organizational and systems leadership skills for public health professionals who are expected to be in leadership positions at the highest levels within the public health system. Enrollment is restricted to students in the DrPH program; other students may register with consent of the instructor.

502 Public Health Leadership Seminar II
3 hours. Application of strategic management as a leadership tool to drive change and foster innovation within public health organizations and public health systems. Prerequisite(s): IPHS 501. Enrollment is restricted to students in the DrPH program; other students may register with consent of the instructor.

503 DrPH Integrative Methods Seminar I
3 hours. Explores principles of research study design which integrate analytic methods for public health analysis to solve problems and conduct practice based research. Methods include epidemiology, needs assessment, and evaluation. Prerequisite(s): IPHS 502 and EPID 403 and BSTT 401; or consent of the instructor. Enrollment is restricted to students in the DrPH program; other students may register with consent of the instructor.

505 DrPH Integrative Methods Seminar II
3 hours. Alternative research designs featuring case study methods, action research, and systems analysis, for problem-solving and to support evidence-based public health practice research. Prerequisite(s): IPHS 503. Enrollment is restricted to students in the DrPH program; other students may register with consent of the instructor.

510 Leadership in Public Health Policy Development
3 hours. Policy development or policy planning is a leadership activity and part of the DrPH competency framework. This course covers the policy process and role of policy analysis in policy development from a leadership perspective. Prerequisite(s): IPHS 501. Enrollment is restricted to students in the DrPH program; other students may register with consent of the instructor.

511 Personal Leadership Development
3 hours. Examines the personal dimensions of leadership and is intended to give students a basis for understanding their leadership styles, those of others, and to further professional leadership development. Prerequisite(s): IPHS 501. Recommended Background: Senior level management experience in the government or non-profit sector. Enrollment is restricted to students in the DrPH program; other students may register with consent of the instructor.

512 Public Health Leadership Tools
3 hours. Covers some of the most commonly used and practical leadership process management tools from both a theoretical and applied perspective. Prerequisite(s): IPHS 501. Recommended Background: Senior level management experience in the government or non-profit sector. Enrollment is restricted to students in the DrPH program; other students may register with consent of the instructor.

516 Anthropolgy and Global health Integrative Seminar
4 hours. Critical examination of global health issues from social science and public health perspectives. Includes consideration of cultural underpinnings, geo-political influences, design of appropriate and effective interventions, and policy formation. Same as ANTH 516. Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing; and consent of the instructor.

590 Practical Training in Public Health Sciences
1 TO 3 hours. Practical training in public health within industry, governmental agency, or other relevant entity for Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy students. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Completion of the first year of the program; and approval of the department . International students must obtain permission from the Office of International Services to register for this course.

591 Readings in Anthropology and Global Health
1 TO 8 hours. Student along with his/her advisor will develop a series of readings focused on a specific topic of interest to the student. Same as ANTH 591. May be repeated up to 1 time(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

592 Research in Anthropology and Global Health
1 TO 8 hours. Research and methods class combined with practical fieldwork in Anthropology and Global Health. Same as ANTH 592. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

593 Special Topics in Anthropology and Global Health
4 hours. Special topics in Anthropology and Global Health. Same as ANTH 593. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing; and consent of the instructor.

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

595 Seminar in Interdisciplinary Public Health Sciences
1 TO 3 hours. Analysis of current research in public health. Course content will vary from semester to semester. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

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

598 Research in Public Health Sciences - M.S.
0 TO 16 hours. Individual research in public health directed by a faculty member. Directed toward the thesis requirements for the Master of Science degree. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

599 Research in Public Health Sciences - Ph.D.
0 TO 16 hours. Individual research in public health directed by a faculty member. Directed toward the dissertation for the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

650 Field Experience in Public Health
0 TO 5 hours. Preceptor guided field experience in public health practice through an association or public health oriented community program for students in the Master of Public Health degree program. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): All course requirements should be completed for the Master of Public Health degree.

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

661 DrPH Internship in Public Health
0 TO 16 hours. 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. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Approval of the Doctor of Public Health doctoral committee.

698 Master of Public Health Capstone Experience
1 hours. Individual project in public health directed toward the MPH capstone experience which is required for the degree. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

699 Research in Public Health Sciences - DrPH
0 TO 16 hours. Individual research in public health directed by a faculty member. Directed toward the thesis for the Doctor of Public Health degree. Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory grading only. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.