SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH GENERAL (SPHG)
Special topics course. Content will vary each semester.
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 research, and how they are used to promote health at a population level.
Public health topics will vary with the instructor and semester.
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.
This course is designed to introduce you to public health and help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and describe public health problems. Restricted to matriculated BSPH majors in BIOS, HPM, EHS, and NUTR.
The course is designed to help you understand and analyze complex health systems and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to develop, implement, and evaluate solutions to public health problems.
Basic concept underlying commercial and social entrepreneurship applied to public health, including guest lectures by individuals with proven success in these areas. Honors version available.
Thailand-based summer version of this course will introduce students to basic concepts and case studies of commercial and social entrepreneurship as applied to the pursuit of public health through both for-profit and non-profit entities. This course features many guest speakers with successful experience in public health entrepreneurship in diverse arenas as well as those who have experienced challenges or venture failures. Students may not receive credit for both SPHG 428 and SPHG 429. Honors version available.
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.
Topic will vary with the instructor and semester.
This course prepares students for public health practice by introducing fundamental leadership skills necessary to advance equity and recognize and address bias in organizational settings. Restricted to MPH students only.
This course awards credit to required practicum assignments and includes a series of interprofessional practice activities designed to provide healthcare professionals with the foundational skills needed to work in teams to effectively collaborate and coordinate care in population health. Restricted to MPH students only.
This course awards credit to required pre-practicum assignments.
This 200 (minimum) hour planned, mentored and evaluated applied practice experience gives students an opportunity to use their Gillings MPH training in a professional public health setting.
This course awards credit to required post-practicum assignments.
This introductory course is part of the MPH core curriculum and focuses on the biostatistics and analysis methods commonly found in public health. Students will learn to produce, interpret, and use straight-forward data analyses.
This course is part of the MPH core curriculum, and introduces epidemiologic concepts and how to describe population patterns of health, inequities, and their determinants.
This course is part of the MPH core curriculum and introduces students to systems thinking approaches to understanding the complex and interconnecting factors that underpin current public health issues.
This course explores how public health practitioners establish priorities for action, with context and community as crucial factors. We examine strategies for addressing public health problems at each level of the social-ecological framework. Builds on first semester MPH core courses.
Students will identify, analyze and prioritize potential public health solutions. In addition, students will learn to adapt evidence-based solutions, engage with stakeholders, and disseminate solutions. Builds on first semester MPH core courses.
This course serves as the Master's Thesis substitute course for the MPH program.