• Epidemiology
  • Statistics

 

This course introduces students to physical, chemical and biological hazards found in the environment and health risks associated with workplace and community exposure to them. Risks to special populations and mechanisms of reducing or controlling these risks are discussed. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Fall 2024 HSC502-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course discusses approaches to health promotion and disease prevention intervention in different settings, using varied strategies, and for different target groups. The course is intended to be practical in nature focusing on the specifics of intervention development and delivery and how these might vary across settings, behaviors and strategies. The course will emphasize the careful exploration of examples of intervention creation, delivery and effectiveness. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the resources, and other practical considerations necessary to produce, deliver, monitor, and disseminate an intervention with demonstrated effectiveness. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 HSC516-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Wigginton, Melissa L.
Summer 2025 HSC516-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

The overall framework for the course is based on the bio-psychosocial or ecologic perspective on health. In these models, health is seen as being determined by biologic, behavioral, social, and environmental factors that interact with each other and, to a greater or lesser extent, can be influenced by individuals and groups. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 HSC522-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Sturz, Dominick L.
Summer 2025 HSC522-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

Principles and methods used to investigate the distribution, determinants, and prevention strategies for disease in human populations. Major topics include: disease classification, measures of disease frequency and relative effect, comparisons and contrasts of analytic study designs, methods used to isolate effects, statistical significance testing, interpretation of results, and screening for latent disease. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 HSC540-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online McKinney, Ogbochi A.
Spring 2025 HSC540-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course will cover the statistical methods commonly used in the collection and analysis of public health data. Includes descriptive statistics, basic concepts in regression, non-parametric statistics, and parametric statistics as well as an introduction to the use of statistical software. Emphasis on understanding and applying statistical concepts to the interpretations of health research data. (3 units, Spring)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 HSC544-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online McKinney, Ogbochi A.
Spring 2025 HSC544-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course includes a review of healthcare systems, policy actors and processes in the United States, roles of government, bureaucracy, and interest groups in health policy and the policy process. Students taking this course will also become familiar with common advocacy techniques and strategies used to initiate legislative and regulatory policies including coalition building, the use of policy studies, and media relations. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Fall 2024 HSC554-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Fall 2024 HSC554-BE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF

This is an introductory, graduate level public health program planning, development, and evaluation course that broadly addresses program planning models, process of program development and methods of evaluation in the area of public health. This course will be focused on the following three areas: (1) study of program planning models, (2) process of program development, and (3) methods of evaluation in public health settings. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 HSC560-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online Bonome, Janet H
Summer 2025 HSC560-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course provides an introduction to research methods that examines two major approaches in research paradigms. The course will study in depth different types of quantitative research designs such as experimental, quasi-experimental, and descriptive approaches and students will initiate a research project that investigates behavior, knowledge, or attitudes factors that help students to understand the complexity of behavior change through the use of qualitative and quantitative data. Prerequisite: HSC 544 or STA 544. (3 units; Summer and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 HSC590-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Bonome, Janet H
Summer 2024 HSC590-AE Session 1
05/06/2024
06/30/2024
Online Bonome, Janet H
Fall 2024 HSC590-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 HSC590-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 HSC590-AE Session 1
05/05/2025
06/29/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the organization of the U.S. health care ?system.? It examines the major institutions, professions and political forces that influence the provision of health care services. Students explore the development of major components of the medical care system from an historical perspective by examining the changes in their organization and role over time. They also consider the major problems presently confronting each aspect of health care and discuss alternative means of resolving these issues for the future. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 HSC501-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Bonome, Janet H
Fall 2024 HSC501-AE Session 1
09/02/2024
10/27/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course provides historical perspectives, definitions and discussion of current public health issues. Additionally, this course prepares future public health professionals to draw on knowledge and skills from a variety of disciplines to define, critically assess/evaluate contemporary public health challenges. Topics may include emergency preparedness for environmental/natural disasters, bioterrorism and a review of the responding agencies (e.g. FEMA, etc.). In addition, determination of potential funding sources required to meet identified public health needs, with an emphasis on the process of formulating a fundable plan, and communicating that plan in NIH-style or an alternate appropriate format. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 HSC523-AE Session 1
01/08/2024
03/03/2024
Online Bonome, Janet H
Spring 2025 HSC523-AE Session 1
01/06/2025
03/02/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills pertaining to the functions of strategic planning and marketing in the health care setting. Areas to be covered include an analysis of strategic planning and marketing theory, emphasizing strategic planning concepts in an era of regulation and competition, and a marketing orientation to designing the services offered by the health care organization. Students will examine contemporary health service issues through multi-disciplinary perspectives within organizational leadership, analyzing how leaders account for internal and external factors to improve organizational and system performance, thereby meeting individual and community health. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 HSC538-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Sturz, Dominick L.
Spring 2024 HSC538-CE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Garza, Gregory S.
Spring 2024 HSC538-BE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Sturz, Dominick L.
Spring 2025 HSC538-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

Students explore and analyze current ethical issues such as biomedical research, insurance statutes, and demand management. Students survey the extensive legal foundations of health care, and apply current case law to contemporary situations. Topics include legal aspects of legislation, patient rights, data security, professional liability, and labor relations. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Fall 2024 HSC552-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Fall 2024 HSC552-BE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF

Introduces issues in international health, emphasizing core disease conditions, leading causes of death and disability within an international context, as well as programmatic and policy responses to improve international health. Topics may include environmental/natural disaster preparedness, food security, infectious/communicable disease management, essential drugs and immunizations, population/family planning and maternal-child health, traditional practices and cross-cultural communications, literacy, and international public health policy/advocacy. (3 units; As Offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Summer 2024 HSC557-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online Sturz, Dominick L.
Summer 2025 HSC557-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course consists of structured and supervised professional experiences. Students will demonstrate foundational public health competencies through applied practice experiences in appropriate sites outside of academic and classroom settings. Approved sites may include governmental, non-governmental, non-profit, industrial, university, wellness-center, or for-profit settings. (1 unit; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 HSC593-AE Session 1&2
01/08/2024
04/28/2024
Online McKinney, Ogbochi A.
Summer 2024 HSC593-AE Session 1&2
05/06/2024
08/25/2024
Online McKinney, Ogbochi A.
Fall 2024 HSC593-AE Session 1&2
09/02/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 HSC593-AE Session 1&2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 HSC593-AE Session 1&2
05/05/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF

This course is a culminating experience that allows the student to demonstrate public health knowledge they have gained throughout the MPH program. The culminating exercise will be in the format of a comprehensive examination, research thesis or project. Students completing a thesis or project will prepare a presentation (both oral and written) that focuses on that experience. Prerequisite: HSC 590. (3 units; As offered and Online)

SemesterCourse SectionDatesLocationInstructor
Spring 2024 HSC596-AE Session 2
03/04/2024
04/28/2024
Online Bonome, Janet H
Summer 2024 HSC596-AE Session 2
07/01/2024
08/25/2024
Online Bonome, Janet H
Fall 2024 HSC596-AE Session 2
10/28/2024
12/22/2024
Online STAFF, STAFF
Spring 2025 HSC596-AE Session 2
03/03/2025
04/27/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF
Summer 2025 HSC596-AE Session 2
06/30/2025
08/24/2025
Online STAFF, STAFF