Public Health courses

PH 320: Intro to Community Health

Introduces the principles and practices of community health including multicultural definitions of health and illness, health education and health promotion, demography, epidemiology, environmental health, nutrition, and the health of diverse populations throughout the lifespan. Emphasizes methods of assessing the health status of populations and developing community health programs. (Prereq: GE Area A1)

Units: 4 — 4

PH 407: Multicultural Health Education

Provides students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of current health education theory and intervention models for promoting personal and community health and preventing disease in diverse population groups. Improves students' knowledge, understanding, skills, and effectiveness in planning both personal and community health promotion and disease prevention programs. Formerly known as PH 420. [(Prereq: GE Area A4) and (Junior or Senior Standing)]

Units: 4 — 4

PH 417: Global Women's Health Issues

Provides students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the dimensions of women's health through a comparative and historical analysis of women's health status throughout the developing world and in the US. Readings and interactive discussion emphasize cross-cultural similarities and differences in women's health and social conditions, and issues related to social justice and health. Formerly known as PH 430. [Prereq: (Junior or Senior Standing) and (GE Area A4)]

Units: 4 — 4

PH 427: Topics in Health Education

This seminar will provide students with opportunities to explore and study current issues in health education planning and development. Topics will include innovative approaches to addressing major challenges in health education and promotion in the U.S. and selected comparative countries. (Credit/No Credit Available) (Prereq: PH 320: Intro to Community Health (4 units))

Units: 4 — 4

PH 437: Topics in Health Policy

This seminar will provide students with opportunities to explore and study current issues and innovations in health policy analysis and development. Topics will include cutting-edge policy approaches addressing major challenges in public health and medical systems in the U.S. and selected comparative countries. (Prereq: PH 320: Intro to Community Health (4 units) and GE Area A4)

Units: 4 — 4

PH 447: Food Policy, Culture & Hlth

Introduces students to the historical, cultural, economic and political influences on and interrelationships between food policy, nutrition and health. We will explore the factors that influence our efforts to improve nutrition and ensure food security and sustainability through community food production/choices, global food markets, industrial food production, and commercial and public health influences on food choices. Formerly known as PH 440. [Prereq: (Junior or Senior Standing) and (GE Area A4)]

Units: 4 — 4

PH 457: Health Systems & Policy

Introduces students to the public health policy issues facing the United States and other nations. We will explore the population's health status and determinants of health as they relate to organization of the health care systems, rising costs, accessibility of services, ethical use of technology, effectiveness of medical care, utilization of Western medical and alternative forms of care and the role of public health professionals and the importance of prevention. (Prereq: Junior or Senior Standing)

Units: 4 — 4

PH 467: Social Entrepreneurship of Change

This seminar will provide students with opportunities to develop an understanding and application of the advocacy and promotion roles of social entrepreneurship in service to the goal of "health in all policies" within fields of public health, medical, and social care systems. Students will develop skills in mapping community health and social needs, developing innovative interventions across sectors to improve population health outcomes and advocating for change. (Prereq: GE Area A4)

Units: 4 — 4

PH 477: Disease of Poverty & Wealth

This seminar will provide students with opportunities to understand and apply the concept of "public health as social justice" and explore how politics, economics, ideology, and inequity contribute to the unequal distribution of disease in the U.S. With the implementation of national health care reform, provider payments and resource distribution will increasingly be based on improvements in health outcomes for individual patients. This seminar will explore a macro-level applications. (Prereq: GE Area A4)

Units: 4 — 4

PH 487: Sexual Health Education and Training

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and resources necessary to provide age-appropriate sexuality education and training in a variety of settings and with diverse populations. It will do this by introducing students to sexuality education content and methodology, developing learning activities and strategies, and preparing evaluation materials that reflect learning and behavior change.

Units: 4 — 4

PH 495: Special Topics

Explores a particular topic in public health. May be repeated for credit when topics vary. (Offered every semester.) (Credit/ No Credit Available)

Units: 1 — 4