SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH GENERAL (SPHG)

SPHG 350H. Introduction to Public Health. 3 Credits.

This introductory course will describe the history of public health, the key terms and concepts, and how the core areas of public health are integrated to promote health at a population level. The class will engage the students in active learning through the use of media, innovative technology, discussion groups, and field experiences.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPHG 600. Introduction to Public Health. 3 Credits.

School of Public Health majors only. This introductory course describes the history of public health, key terms, concepts, and the integration of core areas of public health to promote health at a population level. The class engages students in active learning through the use of media, innovative technology, discussion groups, and field experiences.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPHG 620. Exploring Public Health. 1 Credit.

This introductory course serves to develop a foundation in the breadth and depth of public health, locally and globally. Students will develop an understanding of the basic concepts of the public health disciplines and how they are used to promote health at a population level.
Grading status: Pass/Fail.

SPHG 690. Special Topics in Public Health. 1-3 Credits.

Topic will vary with the instructor and semester.
Repeat rules: May be repeated for credit; may be repeated in the same term for different topics; 9 total credits. 3 total completions.
Grading status: Letter grade.

SPHG 700. Introduction to Global Public Health. 3 Credits.

Course restricted to students in the Global Public Health concentration. This graduate course is an introduction to global public health. The course defines and explores the history of public health, examines the key terms and concepts, and how the core areas of public health are integrated to promote health at a local and global population level.

SPHG 710. Foundations of Public Health Practice. 4 Credits.

Students will learn to identify and describe public health problems in a specific global context, and then use theory, evidence, and partnerships with local stakeholders to prioritize potential community-based programs and public policies to improve population health.
Requisites: Prerequisite, EPID 600.

SPHG 720. Leading for Racial Equity: Examining Structural Issues of Race and Class. 2 Credits.

This multidisciplinary seminar prepares participants from graduate programs and communities to address the challenges of racial, ethnic, and tribal equity. Co-instructors promote applied leadership through: a firm definition and analysis of racism, power, and privilege; historic and current structures that sustain inequities; and anti-racism tools and resources for system change.

SPHG 780. Public Health Entrepreneurship. 3 Credits.

Permission of the instructor (complete application: www.unc.edu/cei/grad). Basic concept underlying commercial and social entrepreneurship applied to public health, including guest lectures by individuals with proven success in these areas.