College of Public Health Courses
BSE
BSE 5001 Problems in Biostatistics and Epidemiology 1 hrs.
Prerequisites: Concurrent or previous enrollment in BSE 5113 and 5163. Applied problem solving in biostatistics and epidemiology.
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Laboratory

BSE 5013 Application of Microcomputers to Data Analysis 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163 or permission of the instructor. Introduction to the use of data management and processing equipment and 1 package (SAS) readily available on this campus. Storage, manipulation, and retrieval of data and statistical summaries are emphasized.
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BSE 5023 Computer Applications in Public Health 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163 or Permission of Instructor. Application of currently available hardware and software to common problems encountered in Public Health practice.
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BSE 5111 Scientific Integrity in Research 1 hrs.
Prerequisites: None This course is designed to provide training to M.S. and Ph.D. students in Biostatistics and Epidemiology in the responsible conduct of research, scientific integrity, and the protection of human research subjects. The class will cover issues related to: 1) acquisition, management, sharing, and ownership of data; 2) conflict of interest and commitment; 3) human subjects protection; 4) research misconduct; 5) publication practices and responsible authorship; 6) peer review; and 7) collaborative science. The course is to be completed prior to initiation of thesis or dissertation research.
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BSE 5113 Principles of Epidemiology 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: None. This course provides an introduction to epidemiology for students majoring in any aspects of Public Health. The principles and methods of epidemiology investigation, both of infectious and non-infectious diseases are discussed.
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Laboratory

BSE 5153 Clinical Trials 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Basic Statistics and Epidemiology or permission of instructor. Principles for the design and conduct of clinical trials are discussed. Emphasis will be given to protocol preparation, randomization, sample size, trial monitoring, ethical issues and data analysis.
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BSE 5163 Biostatistics Methods I 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: College algebra and ability to use computer spreadsheet or instructor permission. Fundamental concepts and applications of statistics. This course and BSE 5173 serve as an introduction to all higher level courses in statistics. This course makes use of the SAS statistical package.
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Laboratory

BSE 5173 Biostatistics Methods II 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163 and BSE 5013. More complex forms of the analysis of variance are present. The fundamental aspects of experimental design as well as covariance, multiple regression, curvilinear regression, and the binomial and poisson distribution are discussed.
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Laboratory

BSE 5193 Intermediate Epidemiologic Methods 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113 or equivalent Methodological issues important to the design of epidemiologic studies of both infectious and non-infectious disease. Topics include formulation of a research question, types of studies, sample size, sampling methods, biases and confounding, data collection instruments and the presentation and interpretation of data.
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BSE 5253 Introduction to Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113 and BSE 5163 or equivalent. Methodologic issues and approaches used in occupational and environmental risk assessment studies will be presented. These include study design, assessment of exposures, ascertainment of outcomes, methods of analysis and sources of data. Examples of classic occupational and environmental studies will be presented and implications for health policy will be discussed.
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Laboratory

BSE 5283 GIS in Health 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163, BSE 5113, and permission of instructor The goal of this course is to familiarize students with applications of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) in Public Health. Topics include a basic understanding of using geodatabases, geocoding, producing effective disease maps, visualization, classification, and accuracy assessment. Students will be able to produce effective infectious disease and cancer cluster maps.
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Laboratory

BSE 5303 Epidemiology of Infectious Disease 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113. Intended for epidemiology majors. Lectures and laboratory sessions devoted to the study of factors common to all infectious diseases as well as studies of specific disease.
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Lecture

BSE 5333 Introduction to Emerging Infections and Bioterrorism 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113 Principles of Epidemiology. The course will introduce students to a wide variety of topics relating to emerging infections and bioterrorism. The course will first provide an overview of emerging diseases and the factors associated with their appearance. Second, the course will examine bioterrorism, its agents, history, potential impact and discuss public health preparedness.
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BSE 5343 Methods in Infectious Disease Epidemiology 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113; BSE 5303; or authorization from the instructor. This course aims at covering methods applicable to the design and conduct of epidemiological studies specific to infectious diseases.
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Lecture

BSE 5363 Epidemiology and Prevention of Chronic Diseases 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113; BSE 5163; BSE 5193 or BSE 5001 This course is a survey of chronic diseases and the epidemiologic methods used to study them. Students are expected to read and report on the literature and to use descriptive statistics on survey data of chronic disease risk factors.
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BSE 5403 Social Epidemiology 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113 (Principles of Epidemiology) and BSE 5163 (Biostatistics Methods I) or permission of the instructor. The purpose of this course is to provide students with both the information and experience to identify social determinants of health outcomes in populations. Students will develop an understanding of the general concepts of social epidemiology and develop their own critical assessment of how social factors impact health outcomes and the development of disease. Students will participate in class discussions, read relevant materials, and conduct and report on a community assessment project.
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BSE 5603 Sampling Theory and Methods 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163 and permission of Instructor. To introduce various commonly used sampling methods including when and how to apply them, advantages and disadvantages, how to determine sample size, and the design of forms and questionnaires for data collection.
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BSE 5643 Regression Analysis 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163 and 5013. Multiple linear regression analysis, including polynomial regression, indicator variables, and covariance analysis are covered. Also covered are : tests of hypotheses and interval estimates, model selection and validation; methods for measurement errors, diagnostic methods for outliers, influence, and multicollinearity; nonlinear regression, logistic regression with non-normal distributions; and time-series analysis and forecasting. Applications are drawn from public health.
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Laboratory

BSE 5653 Nonparametric Methods 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5013; BSE 5163; one of the following: BSE 5173 or BSE 5643 or BSE 5663 Modern techniques of nonparametric analysis applied to single and multiple samples, including approaches based on signed- and ranked-transformed data and on permutation tests. Discussion of exact results and large sample approximations. Nonparametric analysis of categorical data summarized in contingency tables. Nonparametric bootstrapping. Introduction to robust regression. Analysis of qualitative data as it applies to experimental design in biology and medicine. Discussion of the binomial and chi square tests as well as rank based and distribution free methods to the k-sample case and nonparametric measures of correlation and association. Analysis of variance of ranked data is included.
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BSE 5663 Analysis of Frequency Data 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163 and 5013. Tests and measures of association for contingency table analysis; partitioning chi-square; the odds ratio; comparative trials; analysis of categorical data with matched samples; combining evidence from contingency tables; effects and controls of misclassification errors; and multiway contingency tables are covered in this course.
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Laboratory

BSE 5703 Principles of the Theory of Probability 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. Introduction to the principles to the theory of probability. Primarily for the student who plans to major in the field of statistics.
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BSE 5733 Principles of Mathematical Statistics I 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5703 and Differential and Integral Calculus. An introduction to mathematical statistics and the theory of statistical inference. The theory of distributions including sampling distributions, multivariate distributions and approximations to distributions.
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BSE 5743 Principles of Mathematical Statistics II 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5733. Law of large numbers, estimation of parameters, central limit theorem, confidence intervals and tests of hypotheses. Regression, sampling from a normal population, experimental design, analysis of variance, and distribution free methods.
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BSE 5763 Applied Bayesian Statistics 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163 Biostatistics Methods I and at least one of the following: BSE 5173 Biostatistics Methods II or BSE 5643 Regression Analysis or BSE 5663 Analysis of frequency data or BSE 6563 Longitudinal Data Analysis.
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Lecture

BSE 5803 Epidemiology and Prevention of Diabetes 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113, BSE 5163, and BSE 5363; or permission of instructor. Students gain knowledge of diabetes through application of epidemiologic principles and methods. Topics to be covered include types of diabetes and diagnostic and classification criteria, prevalence, incidence and costs of diabetes in the U.S. and other countries, risk factors, diabetic complications, and prevention strategies for diabetes and its complications.
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BSE 5960 Directed Readings in Biostatistics and Epidemiology 1-6 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission. May be repeated; maximum credit six hours. Offers the student the opportunity to explore with faculty guidance, areas of interest in biostatistics or epidemiology not specifically incorporated in formal courses.
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Independent Study

BSE 5980 Research for Master's Thesis 1-4 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission. Credit hours vary
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Independent Study

BSE 5990 Special Studies 1-3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. Topics of a special nature or of unusual interest to students. Deals with a specific topic, area or problem, which is not adequately covered in the current curriculum, as judged by the training needs of the students.
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Independent Study

BSE 6151 Applied Statistical Methods for Clinical Trials 1 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163, BSE 5153 (or concurrent enrollment), BSE 5013 This course is designed to introduce the student to practical applications of statistical methods in clinical trials.
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BSE 6192 Grant Writing Skills in Epidemiology 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5303, BSE 5363, BSE 5193. Problems encountered in the design and execution of epidemiologic field studies in human populations. Students will be required to design a field study for a specific disease and prepare a scientific protocol and emphasis will be placed on grantsmanship.
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BSE 6193 Methods in Clinical Epidemiology 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5013, BSE 5163, BSE 5113, BSE 5193 and at least one of the following: BSE 5663, BSE 5173 or BSE 6643. This course focuses on quantitative methods used in the design and conduct of clinical epidemiologic studies. Emphasis will be placed on differentiating among diagnostic, prognostic and etiologic/intervention research, selecting analytical methods, Identification and avoidance of common biases, and critical evaluation of existing literature.
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BSE 6194 Advanced Epidemiologic Methods 4 hrs.
Prerequisites: Principles of Epidemiology and Introductory course in Biostatistics This course will cover, in depth, the design of epidemiologic studies, practical and theoretical considerations, biases, confounding and misclassification, concept of cause and causal models. Examples from the literature will be evaluated and methods of analysis presented.
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BSE 6233 Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113 Principles of Epidemiology & BSE 5163 Biostatistics Methods I This course provides an overview of the epidemiology of major reproductive and prenatal health endpoints including infertility, fetal loss, birth weight, congenital malformations and infant mortality. Current knowledge of the determinants of these outcomes is introduced with emphasis on metholodologic considerations specific to the study of reproductive and prenatal health.
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BSE 6323 Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology 3 hrs.
A description of the use of human genetics and molecular biology in studying host susceptibility to disease. Includes a background review of mendelian genetics and single gene defects as well as methodologies currently being used in the laboratory and their application to epidemiologic studies of multifactorial disease.
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BSE 6353 Epidemiology of Cardiovascular Disease 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113, BSE 5363 or Permission. The course includes a detailed review of the epidemiology of the major cardiovascular diseases including natural history, prevention, and treatment. Major cardiovascular studies are reviewed.
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BSE 6363 Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5363 and BSE 6323. A detailed review of epidemiologic aspects and prevention strategies for the major cancer sites is presented. Emphasis will be placed on the causes, prevention, early detection and control of cancer.
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BSE 6553 Linear Models I 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5563, BSE 5743. The theoretical development of analytic methods for the analysis of data conforming to linear models with a review of basic mathematical statistics, an introduction to linear models and their classifications, the general linear model of full rank, curvilinear models and model of functional relationships.
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BSE 6563 Longitudinal Data Analysis 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163 Biostat. Methods I; BSE 5013 Microcomputer Applic. Data Analysis; BSE 5173 Biostatistics Methods II. The course focuses on data that are correlated in time, space, or through an inherent hierarchical structure. Applications for continuous outcomes include repeated measures, mixed, random coefficient, and hierarchical models. Applications for categorical outcomes include general estimating equations and generalized linear mixed models.
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BSE 6643 Survival Data Analysis 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163 and 5013 and either BSE 5663 or BSE 5653, or by permission of the instructor. Discussion of statistical methods for the analysis of clinical and laboratory data related to survival. Special attention is given to data from experimental animals and human patients with acute diseases, for example, cancer.
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Laboratory

BSE 6663 Analysis of Multivariate Data 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5173, BSE 5663 or Permission of Instructor. The development and application of the statistical techniques which are currently used for description, estimation, and hypothesis testing of multivariate data collected in medical or health related studies. Use of computer programs which perform these techniques and of programs which can be combined to perform these techniques will be emphasized.
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BSE 6950 Research in Biostatistics and Epidemiology 1-4 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission. Open only to advanced students to engage in supervised research into Biostatistics or Epidemiology.
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Independent Study

BSE 6960 Directed Readings 1-4 hrs.
Prerequisites: None Intensive directed readings in a specific area of interest.
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Independent Study

BSE 6980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 1-16 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission. Credit hours vary
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Independent Study

BSE 7103 Introduction to Biostatistics 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Ability to use a computer. Either earn a grade of B or better in college algebra or a more advanced mathematics course(course must have been taken no more than six years prior to admission, or score at or above the 50th percentile on the quantitative portion of either the GMAT or the GRE, or score 500 or better on the mathematics specialized exam of the GRE. A broad introduction to the concepts underlying biostatistical methods.
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CPH
CPH 7003 Integrated Public Health Practice and Preparedness 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113, BSE 5163, HPS 5213, OEH 5013, HAP 5453 (3 of 5) Integrated Public Health Practice and Preparedness (CPH-7003) is part of the Culminating Experience for all Master of Public Health students. The course requires the student to synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in coursework and other learning experiences and to apply theory and principles in a situation that approximates aspects of professional practice. This course includes applied practice projects that allow the student to demonstrate discipline specific core competencies and the core interdisciplinary/crosscutting competencies.
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CPH 7013 Fundamentals of Terrorism 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: None This course provides a systematic overview of terrorism for students majoring in Public Health. Didactic elements and exercises will be used to examine: What is terrorism? What are the organizational attributes of terrorist groups? What factors motivate terrorist groups and individuals? What are the tactics and targets of terrorism? Emphasis will be placed on understanding the historical evolution, organization, motivation, and tactics of terrorists at the group and individual levels.
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CPH 7113 Advanced Topics in All Hazards Preparedness 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Accepted to MPH program in Public Health Preparedness, or permission of instructor. This course is an overview of the current issues facing public health professionals tasked with preparing for and responding to technological and natural disasters. The course will provide foundation information on all hazards preparedness.
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CPH 7223 Policy and Legal Aspects of Terrorism 3 hrs.
A three credit hour course that would teach master's level students in bioterrorism about the law as a public health tool. This course will provide students with an understanding of current laws relevant to public health preparedness, an appreciation of emerging areas of law, as well as past, present, and future conditions that will raise legal issues, require legal solutions, and impede or facilitate the success of public health legal interventions.
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CPH 7323 Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear & Explosives Terrorism 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: None This course provides a systematic overview of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives terrorism. Didactic elements and exercises used to examine weapons of mass destruction and weapons of mass effect. Emphasis is placed on understanding the basic principles of explosive devices, chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals, biological agents, radiological dispersion devices, nuclear devices.
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CPH 7433 Psychological Aspects of Public Health Preparedness 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: None This course addresses the Public Health role in Preparedness for the psychological aspects of Terrorism and Disaster, no prior psychological study required.
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CPH 7633 Public Health Strategies for Tobacco Control 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5113, BSE 5163, HAP 5453, HPS 5213, OEH 5013, or permission of instructor. Multi-Level Course: BSE 5633 This course provides an overview of the history, health effects, politics, and prevention of tobacco use, examining the issue from all perspectives: epidemiological, psychosocial, political, economic and environmental. Students will explore the multidimensional aspects of tobacco use and the research and metholodology contributing to best practices in tobacco control.
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CPH 7733 Introduction to Global Health 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission of instructor required for enrollment This course provides a systematic introduction to global health, emphasizing an interdisciplinary approach to understanding current and emerging transnational health issues, major governmental and non-governmental actors that address key problem areas, and factors that influence the success and failure of interventions.
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CPH 7941 Practicum Preparation Seminar 1 hrs.
Prerequisites: Good standing in the MPH program and a minimum of 36 hours to be completed by the end of enrollment in CPH 7941. This course is a prerequisite for enrollment in CPH 7950 Public Health Practicum. The student will identify and secure a practicum host site and preceptor; complete the necessary prerequisites specific to the student's practicum experience; complete the Application for Practicum; and complete the Practicum Agreement.
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CPH 7950 Public Health Practicum 1-2 hrs.
Prerequisites: CPH 7941 This course provides a planned, supervised and evaluated public health practicum experience that approximates some aspects of professional practice that applies classroom knowledge and skills to achieve practice goals and objectives. A maximum of 1 hours can be applied toward the MPH degree.
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Practicum

CPH 7990 Special Studies 1-3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor This course offers the student the opportunity to explore topics of a special nature or area of interest in public health.
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Independent Study

HAP
HAP 5183 Organizational Theory and Behavior 3 hrs.
Organization design, theories of management, the social psychology of organizations.
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HAP 5203 Health Economics 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: None This course applies economic principles to the evaluation of health care markets. Topics include the production of health care markets. Topics include the production of health, supply and demand of medical care, and market structures. How the healthcare system is influenced by technology, different sectors of the workforce, government, pharmaceutical and health insurance industries will also be discussed.
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HAP 5213 Advanced Health Economics 3 hrs.
Open to advanced students for study of specialized areas in health economics. Student will conduct an in-depth study of a special area of economic analysis of health issues.
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HAP 5303 Health Policy and Politics 3 hrs.
How health policy in the U.S. is initiated, formulated and implemented. A comparative, cross-national and cross-state perspective is employed to analyze political culture, interest group and party behavior, the legislative and executive processes, and the dynamics of federalism.
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HAP 5323 Operations Research 3 hrs.
A review of the queuing theory, linear and goal programming, networks, (pert,cpm, dynamic programming) simulation.
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HAP 5353 Public Health Law 3 hrs.
Introduction to the legal system and its potential for advancing public health policy implementation. Judicial decisions are analyzed to reveal the major legal issues confronting public health professionals. Topics include federal public health activity, state public health powers, patients' rights and other topics relevant to delivering health care to large populations.
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HAP 5453 U.S. Health Care Systems 3 hrs.
This course focuses on the history and structure of health organizations in the U.S. Also examined are the functional interrelations among institutional and financial arrangements in the health industry. The course concludes with a comparison of international health systems.
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HAP 5483 Health Care Law and Ethics 3 hrs.
An overview course focusing on the impact of laws and regulations on the processes involved in delivering health care services, and the ethical issues raised. Topics covered include civil liability in the provider-patient relationship; treatment consent and refusal, licensing and medical staff, antitrust, and managed care issues.
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HAP 5543 Marketing of Health Services 3 hrs.
Specific topics include analysis of the market, the development and administration of a marketing program, and methods of evaluating marketing strategies.
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HAP 5563 Human Resources Management in Health Services Organizations 3 hrs.
Basic concepts and theories of human resources management and their application in the health care organization. Included are current human resources management theories and techniques and their impact on the health care organization's personnel management practices.
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HAP 5613 Financial Management of Health Service Organization 3 hrs.
The course focuses on indicators of fiscal performance that are common to all health service organizations. Emphasized are the fundamentals of managing working capital, sources of funding and capital rationing. The course concludes with discussion of advanced methods of improving profitability.
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HAP 5623 Health Forecasting and Budgeting 3 hrs.
This course examines methods of developing forecasts and the budgets for the programmatic activity of health organizations that function in the public or private section.
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HAP 5633 Financing Health Care in the U.S. 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: HAP 5453 or permission of the instructor. This course examines the history, development and current theories of financing healthcare in the United States. The course considers financial management issues and the related strategic questions facing healthcare organizations. The course also reviews the affect these financial issues have had on community health status and the sources of revenue derived from health services operations.
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HAP 5643 Quantitative Methods in Health Administration 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. The focus of the course is on the application of statistical analyses to administrative functions, issues or problems that are germane to health service organizations. Excel and other statistical packages are used to perform required calculations.
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HAP 5673 Advanced Health Care Financial Management 3 hrs.
This course emphasizes advanced methods and computer applications that improve financial decisions and fiscal performance. The focus is on liquidity, profitability, debt structure and capital decision.
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HAP 5713 Forecasting Methods in Health Administration 3 hrs.
The course examines the use of management information and various approaches to the development of forecasts. Based on projections. The course also focuses on methods of managing the risks imposed on health organizations.
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HAP 5733 Managed Care and Integrated Systems 3 hrs.
Course focuses on the structures and processes that characterize managed care organizations and integrated health systems. Contractual obligations and relations among health professionals are also discussed.
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HAP 5766 Healthcare Quality Practice 6 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163 and HAP 5453 To provide the participants with enhanced skills to initiate, develop and sustain health care change. The program provides the participants with advanced skills in organizational development, team building, problem solving techniques and process improvement.
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Independent Study

HAP 5843 Public Health Practice 3 hrs.
The purpose of this course is to integrate the principles of Health Administration, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Promotion Sciences and Environmental Health as components that contribute to public health practice.
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HAP 5863 Strategic Management in Health Services Organization 3 hrs.
Emphasized elements of organizational strategy with a focus on leadership, application of general themes to health industry. Components of strategic plan, and the development, implementation and evaluation of plans in relation to organizational environments.
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HAP 5873 Health Information Systems 3 hrs.
Covers the methods, techniques and technologies used to collect, analyze, and disseminate information needed to effectively manage health service organizations. Includes, but is not limited to, the use of computers in managing organizations.
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HAP 5883 Health Care Quality Management 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: HAP 5453, HAP 5183, BSE 5113, and BSE 5103. An introduction to the process of quality improvement in health care organizations. Different criteria and guidelines for implementing total quality improvement process will be discussed. Differentiation will be attempted between components of quality assurance and quality management.
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HAP 5950 Field Work in Health Administration 1-4 hrs.
Supervised experience in field work appropriate to training and career goals.
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Internship

HAP 5960 Directed Reading 1-3 hrs.
Offers the student the opportunity to explore, with faculty guidance, areas of interest in health not specifically incorporated in formal courses.
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Independent Study

HAP 5973 Seminar in Health Administration 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: All required courses in the MHA program. This course serves as the capstone for the MHA Program. The course ensures that students possess the knowledge, skills and ability required of all senior administrators. The course also ensures that students are able to comprehend, integrate, and apply previous training to problems or issues that occur in a health service organization.
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HAP 5980 Research for Master's Thesis 1-4 hrs.
Research for Master's
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Independent Study

HAP 5990 Research in Health Administration 1-6 hrs.
Supervised research into the organization and administration of medical care and Public Health programs.
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Independent Study

HAP 6123 Seminar on Industry and Health 3 hrs.
Reviews the strategies, methods, and techniques industry is using to control health care expenditures. Includes analysis of trends; interrelationships with industry and third party payers, managed care systems, and government; employee benefit packages, self insurance; employer health promotion, employee assistance programs and utilization control.
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HAP 6453 Comparative International Health Systems 3 hrs.
A comparative analysis of the evolution, administrative structure, finance and provision of medical care in selected countries throughout the world.
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HAP 6773 Quantitative Issues in Healthcare Qualtiy 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163 Biostatistics Methods I, HAP 5453 US Healthcare Systems, HAP 5883 Health Care Quality Mgt. A course of quantitative analysis and tools in Healthcare Quality and Quality Improvement. Several display and analyses quality tools will be discussed. SPSS software will be used to apply statistical methods on the analyses and reporting of databases for health care quality studies and improvement projects in healthcare organizations.
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HAP 6783 Advanced Public Organizations and Decision-making 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Organizational theory & behavior HAP 5183 The course is the study of current theories of public organizations, management, and decision-making. The readings include both seminal and more contemporary work on the theories as well as their application to health and public sector organizations.
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HAP 6883 Health Insurance and Finance 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: HAP 5203 (Health Economics) or instructor's permission The course covers the economics of health insurance, its role in healthcare markets and its effects on healthcare financing and costs. The course examines both the efficiency benefits insurance provides and the efficiency losses insurance creates in health care markets and market failures. The course discusses basic insurance terminology, public private, employment-based health insurance plans and options.
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HAP 6893 Healthcare Risk Management 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: BSE 5163 Biostatistics Methods; HAP 5453 US Health Care Systems; HAP 5883 Health Care Qualtiy Mgt. Healthcare risks and how to implement strategies that can mitigate risks are discussed. It provides students with information on the functionality of risk management systems. It will reinforce the skills needed for risk assessment data management, configure facility management risks, perform risk analysis and create risk models in health care organizations.
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HAP 6940 Representative Studies in Health Administration 1-3 hrs.
Topics vary.
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HAP 6953 Advanced Healthcare Quality 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: HAP 5883 Healthcare Quality Management. This course identifies current topics in healthcare quality from the different perspective of the provider, consumer and regulator. Participants will critique activities and mechanisms related to understand quality issues. The course will focus on practical application of quality in healthcare facilities, including process of documentation, performance monitoring, and outcome improvements.
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HAP 6960 Directed Reading 1-4 hrs.
Participation in subject and field investigation under the supervision of the faculty.
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HAP 6972 Seminar For Doctoral Students 2 hrs.
A forum for depth exploration, articulation, and discussion of current health care issues and trends, as well as their administrative implications. Doctoral students will lead, respond, discuss, and summarize issues.
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HAP 6980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 1-16 hrs.
Research for doctoral dissertation.
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Independent Study

HAP 6983 Advanced Health Care Organizations and Environment 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Organizational theory & behavior HAP 5183 The course is the study of current theories of complex organizations. Beginning with a comparison between closed and open systems of organizing, organizations are examined in the context of their environment. Special emphasis will be given to the internal and external environments as they relate to organizational innovation and change.
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HAP 7103 Managerial Epi 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: None The focus of the course is on the role and use of epidemiologic tools in the field of health care administration. Epidemiologic techniques are applied to specific areas of health administration including management, planning, quality, assurance, marketing, directing, organizing, staffing, and community relations in the market of the healthcare organization.
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HAP 7403 Exp PH Law 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: COPH students: completion of COPH MPH Core Courses (BSE 5163, BSE 5113, HPS 5213, OEH 5013, HAP 5453) or permission of the instructor Law students: Completion of all first-year courses This course will focus on providing law and public health students a real-life experience with public health law. Effective health officials, executives, and attorneys are familiar with the principles of public health law as well as the application of the law to the public health field as they protect, promote, and act to affect the health of the public. As future professionals, this course introduces the application of constitutional law, federal and state statutes, administrative and regulatory law, and case law to public health problems , issues and policy.
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HAP 7913 Professional Communication Skills 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: None This course seeks to instruct public health and health administration students on professional writing, oral presentation skills, and conflict resolution and presentation skills, and conflict resolution and negotiation. It teaches those skills through intensive feedback (from the instructor and other students), discussions, and projects built to simulate health care delivery situations.
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HPS
HPS 5213 Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health 3 hrs.
Introduction to basic concepts of social and behavioral sciences in public health theory and practice. Social factors influencing health outcomes, theories of health behavior and health promotion at the community level are emphasized.
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HPS 5383 Health and Illness in Old Age. 3 hrs.
This course reviews the relationship between aging and health status and the factors that affect health services utilization by older people.
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HPS 5453 Theoretical Concepts of Health Promotion 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: HPS 5503 or permission. Introduction to theories of health behavior and behavior change at individual, group, organizational, community and social levels. Emphasis is on the examination of major theoretical concepts, discussion of similarities and differences, and their application.
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HPS 5463 Community Assessment, Organization and Interventions 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: HPS 5503 The course addresses knowledge and skills for facilitating community organization and empowerment for health promotion. Topics addressed include defining community and an ecological approach to community development; assessing community needs and assets; building upon community capacities; gaining trust and entry into communities.
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HPS 5493 Health Promotion Interventions for Chronic Disease 3 hrs.
Course emphasizes individual, interpersonal, organizational, community, public policy and cultural interventions to reduce the social burden from chronic diseases.
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HPS 5503 Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion 3 hrs.
An overview of the historical, behavioral sciences, epidemiological and conceptual foundations of health education and health promotion. Stresses stages of program development, models of practice, and professional issues.
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HPS 5543 Program Evaluation 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: HPS 5213; HPS 5563 The purpose of the course is to introduce key concepts used in program evaluation and to provide the student with the conceptual tools needed to participate meaningfully in program evaluation activities. The course integrates many previous courses, including biostatistics, research methods, and theory. The stress is on practical evaluations that can be conducted in applied settings.
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HPS 5553 Community-Based Participatory Research in Public Health 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: HPS 5503; HPS 5213; & HPS 5463 Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR) is defined as systematic inquiry, with the collaboration of those affected by the issue being studied, for the purposes of education and action for social change. This course will examine CBPR theory, methodology and practice with diverse populations and health issues.
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HPS 5563 Program Planning for Health Promotion 3 hrs.
Covers basic components of the program planning process in health education, including problem analysis, needs assessment, intervention design, implementation and process evaluation.
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HPS 5633 The Family and Health 3 hrs.
Study of the internal and external factors (social, cultural, physical, economic and psychological) affecting the family and the relationship of changing family forms and functions to other major institutions related to public health.
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HPS 5693 Physical Activity and Public Health 3 hrs.
This course will draw from public health, medicine, behavioral sciences, exercise physiology, and epidemiology to examine physical inactivity as a public health problem. The course will provide students with skills and knowledge to plan, implement, and evaluate physical activity programs.
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HPS 5713 Adolescent Health 3 hrs.
This course will focus on methods for the assessment of health issues and public health interventions for adolescents. Psychosocial, psychodynamic, sociocultural and ecological perspectives on adolescents will be examined. Influences of biological factors, cognition and creativity, peers, sexual development, and adolescent subculture will also be studied. A variety of early intervention and treatments will be explored.
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HPS 5803 Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Health 3 hrs.
Emphasis is on the attitudes, customs, traditions, perceptions and beliefs held by ethnic minority groups and the impact these attitudes have upon the abilities of public health workers to interact with these individuals.
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HPS 5853 Health and the American Indian 3 hrs.
Health needs, beliefs, and practices of American Indian groups will be explored as they relate culturally. Content areas include: American Indian health needs, problems and resources history; problems of reservation and urban Indians; Alaskan natives; and the interrelationship of health, property ownership, and social organization.
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HPS 5953 Research Methods in Social and Behavioral Sciences 3 hrs.
Research design, measurement, methods of data collection, analysis and interpretation of results and application in the behavioral sciences.
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HPS 5960 Directed Reading 1-6 hrs.
Intensive reading in special areas with staff.
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HPS 5980 Research for Master's Thesis 1-4 hrs.
Research for Master's Thesis
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Independent Study

HPS 5990 Special Studies 1-6 hrs.
Topics of a special nature or of unusual interest to the individual student which are not adequately covered in curriculum.
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HPS 6230 Doctoral Seminar in Contemporary Social and Behavioral Issues 1-6 hrs.
Topics change with each offering, and include contemporary issues in public health, health education and health promotion.
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HPS 6453 Focus Group Research 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: HPS 6933 A valuable qualitative research method used in health promotion. For those students who intend to conduct focus group research during their careers to develop a thorough understanding of the concepts involved. Includes discussion on appropriate use of research, planning phase, implementation phase, data analysis, collaboration and budgeting, and reporting results.
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HPS 6633 Health Promotion Theory I: Individuals and Small Groups 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral program or completed HPS 5354 and departmental approval. Introduces students to advanced theory regarding strategies and concepts of health behavior, health behavior changes and health outcomes of individuals and small groups. A comprehensive understanding of the theoretical foundations of health promotion sciences and the capacity to evaluate and utilize theory in the development of health promotion strategies and interventions is stressed. Addresses history and the scientific foundations of health promotions.
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HPS 6643 Health Promotion Theory II: Groups, Organizations, Community, and Policy 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral program or completed HPS 5453 and departmental approval. Introduce students to the major theories of health behavior and behavior change at group, organizational, community, and policy levels. Emphasis is on the examination of major theoretical concepts, discussion of similarities and differences, and their application.
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HPS 6833 Social Marketing 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: HPS 5503 or HPS 5453 The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the technique of social marketing. Students will identify an issue they wish to address through a social marketing effort and work through the social marketing planning process.
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HPS 6853 Measurement in Health Education 3 hrs.
Explores the evaluation methodologies for specific application in health education programs. Uses health education and evaluation models in contrast to the biomedical models. Laboratory utilizes computers to solve simulation problems and perform measurement functions.
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HPS 6923 Social Determinants of Health 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral Program or Permission of Instructor. The purpose of this course is to provide a thorough background to the ecological model of health that fully acknowledges the complexity of the social determinants of health and how interventions at each level of the ecological model can be designed and implemented to improve population health.
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HPS 6933 Qualitative Research Methods in Public Health 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Admission to the doctoral program or permission of the instructor. This course will identify the intellectual foundations of qualitative research in the context of multiple research methods. Rationales for most appropriate use of qualitative techniques will be delineated. Qualitative research design construction will be specified. The use of a coding scheme as a simultaneous research technique and analytic device is emphasized.
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HPS 6943 Advanced Program Evaluation 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Admission to doctoral program or completed HPS 5543 and departmental approval. This course provides the student with knowledge and skills necessary to conduct program evaluations for a variety of programs in diverse public health settings. The course builds on the HPS master level program evaluation course by providing students with an in depth examination of the program evaluation process, methods, and goals. Current issues emerging with the area of program evaluation are also addressed.
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HPS 6953 Advanced Research Methods in Social and Behavorial Sciences 3 hrs.
Emphasis is on development of research proposals and preparation of manuscripts for publication. Each student prepares a proposal for a social or behavioral research project in public health which will be critiqued by faculty and students.
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HPS 6980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation 1-16 hrs.
Research for Doctoral Dissertation
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OEH
OEH 5013 Environmental Health 3 hrs.
The effects of environment on health. Consideration is given to urban water supply and wastewater disposal, air quality control, solid and hazardous wastes, and sanitation.
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OEH 5023 Public Health Biology and Sanitation 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: OEH 5013 This course will provide a basic understanding of the biology of organisms (mostly microorganisms) that are important in public health, the sources of organisms in the environment, and the protective measures that can be used to control exposures from a technical and management standpoint.
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OEH 5102 Occupational and Environmental Sampling Strategies 2 hrs.
Essential elements of sampling and analysis strategies for occupational and environmental contamination, interpretation of data and record keeping requirements are discussed.
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OEH 5213 Principles of Environmental Health and Safety Management 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: OEH 5013 Designed to introduce students to the principles and practices of environmental health and safety management. Emphasis is on the industrial, municipal, state, and federal system.
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OEH 5262 Occupational and Environmental Law 2 hrs.
An overview of occupational and environmental health law focusing on RCRA, SDWA, OSHA, TSCA, NEPA, and other critical legislation and regulations guiding occupational and environmental health efforts.
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OEH 5702 Principles of Safety 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: Permission Basic principles of safety management and injury prevention are presented, with emphasis on programs and practices applied to major issues in occupational safety. Essential elements of ergonomic performance and basic principles of safety science are introduced. The ergonomic and safety evaluation of the work place, risk reduction through management, engineering and behavior modification are discussed.
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OEH 5723 Fundamentals of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: None This course is an introduction to fundamental concepts of physical science applied to qualitative and quantitative examination of occupational/environmental problems impacting human health. This course will provide the students with an understanding of how to apply theoretical constructs to solve problems in the occupational/environmental health arena.
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OEH 5734 Noise and Radiation Hazards 4 hrs.
Prerequisites: College-level physics and OEH 5723. Permission of instructor may be substituted for OEH 5723. Students will acquire a basic understanding of the nature and properties of noise, ionizing radiation, and nonionizing radiation; the interactions of these forms of energy with matter; the implications of these properties and interactions for health effects, dose assessment, and control; and guidelines for radiation protection and hearing conservation programs.
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OEH 5743 Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Measurements 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: OEH 5723 This course familiarizes the student with basic measurements used in the field of occupational and environmental health. It is primarily a lab class that exposes students to the procedures that they have been introduced to in the prerequisite classes. Part of the class is spent in the laboratory but a significant portion occurs in the field. Students will learn basic lab techniques such as equipment calibration, sample collection methods, laboratory analytical methods, and field analytical techniques.
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Laboratory

OEH 5801 Basic Ergonomics 1 hrs.
Prerequisites: None This course is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of ergonomics, vibration, and thermal stress. On completion of this course, students should be able to analyze jobs for ergonomic risk factors and communicate their findings to professional peers and lay people.
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OEH 5960 Directed Readings 1-4 hrs.
May be repeated; maximum credit four hours. Designed for each student with an extensive directed reading in a specific area of the student's interest and/or background.
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OEH 5972 Technical Reporting and Professional Ethics 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: None Student will develop skills in written and oral technical communication and learn conventions of scientific and business writing. Ethical principles of professional practice and responsible conduct of research will be discussed.
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OEH 5980 Research For Master's Thesis 1-4 hrs.

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OEH 5990 Special Studies 1-4 hrs.
May be repeated with change of subject matter. Topics of a special nature or of unusual interest to the student. Deals with a specific topic, area or problem in depth which is not adequately covered in the current curriculum as judged by the training needs of the student.
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OEH 6102 Research Methods In Occupational And Environmental Health 2 hrs.
Scientific methods of investigating occupational and environmental health problems; evaluating research studies; developing research designs. Special emphasis will be given to quantitative research tools, modeling and simulation techniques.
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OEH 6252 Risk Communication 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: OEH 5213, OEH 5723, & OEH 5013 or Permission. Designed to acquaint public health students with risk communication concepts, strategies and activities during non-emergency and emergency situations by investigating the structure, methodology, and application of theoretical principles of communication with a focus on the occupational and environmental health arena.
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OEH 6553 Occupational and Environmental Toxicology 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: OEH 5013 Environmental Health Organic Chemistry This course covers the fundamentals of Toxicology that Public Health students majoring in Occupational and Environmental Health will need in their careers. It is roughly divided between classic toxicology which covers means of exposure, mechanisms or toxicity, absorption/distribution/elimination of toxins, biotransformation and practical/applied toxicology which covers the use of this information in assessing the risks to populations in ambient and occupational settings.
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OEH 6683 Applied Modeling in Occupational & Environmental Health 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: OEH 5723, OEH 6793 The purpose of this course is to introduce critical modeling principles and applications used in occupational and environmental health (OEH) research. Upon completion of the class, students should be able to understand the principles of commonly used models. Students will select and apply models to assess the occupational exposure, environmental quality, and human health risk by using what they learned from the class. The student will also learn the methods to evaluate and validate the model data and outcome, as well as use models to support decision-making process.
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OEH 6752 Occupational Hazards Control 2 hrs.
Prerequisites: OEH 5723 or instructor permission This course introduces students to worker protection strategies incorporating engineering, administrative, and personal protective equipment approaches. It prepares students to: recognize incorrect industrial exhaust ventilation system choice, design, and operation: select appropriate personal protective equipment: and develop protective procedures and associated program documents compliant with relevant regulations.
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OEH 6793 Aerosol Science 3 hrs.
Prerequisites: Graduate standing, mathematics through college algebra, college physics, and/or permission of the instructor. This course will familiarize students with the behavior of airborne particles (dusts, mists, fogs, etc.) of occupational and environmental health concern. Students will be able to recognize potential aerosol hazards, identify measurement methods appropriate to their characterization, and interpret measurement results in the light of current exposure standards.
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OEH 6980 Research For Doctor's Dissertation 1-16 hrs.
Research For Doctor's Dissertation
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Independent Study