Community and Behavioral Health Promotion Course Information
Common Required Core PhD Courses 12 credits
PH 801 Seminar in Public Health Research, Fall
This seminar course facilitates students’ immersion in interdisciplinary collaborative approaches to research that are fundamental to the field of public health, including topics essential to research training, such as learning to think like a researcher, turning hypotheses into well designed studies, manuscript preparation, and grant writing. It will provide a number of ecological conceptual frameworks and the critical review and discussion of readings from public health research to frame a ‘common language’ to prepare for engaging in interdisciplinary collaborative research.
PH 819 Social and Environmental Justice in Public Health, Spring
This core course in the School of Public Health is designed to provide students with a social and environmental justice perspective on public health problems and solutions. Students will read and discuss theories and research relevant to the link between justice and health.
PH 704 Principles and Methods of Epidemiology, Spring
This course core will introduce the quantitative study of patterns and determinants of health and illness in human populations. Concepts of problem conceptualization, study design, causal inference, estimation accuracy, and threats and solutions to study validity will be covered.
PH 710 Biostatistics I (TBD), Fall 2012, Take PH 702 in lieu of PH 710
This course is designed to present fundamental concepts in applied probability, exploratory data analysis, and statistical inference. Topics include methods of presenting data; theory of sampling; introduction to estimation and hypothesis testing. This class will include a hands-on lab component.
CBHP PhD Required Core Courses 6 credits
PH 825 (TBD) Social and Behavioral Health Foundations, Fall
This course provides advanced examination of philosophies, theories and frameworks drawn from across social science and behavioral science disciplines (e.g., psychology, sociology, anthropology) that inform public health research and practice. Class content will include linkages to environmental health science and the biological basis of disease transmission.
PH 826 Principles of Community Interventions, Fall (Year 2)
This course examines the history and impact of community interventions. Also presents current perspectives on community interventions including clinical trials, CBPR, inclusive recruitment.
The Required Core Coursework incorporates public health policy. As the Public Health Policy and Administration division within ZSPH expands, resources permitting, additional course offerings will become available for CBHP students who wish to master competencies in this area.
CBHP Methods 15 credits
Students may petition the CBHP academic program committee to request to take equivalent courses to satisfy the methods and elective requirements.
PH 804 Epidemiology II, Fall (Year 2)
This course will expand upon the epidemiological principles and methods introduced in PH 704. Students will gain hands-on experience working with an epidemiologic dataset to reinforce concepts of study design, data analysis, and interpretation. Prereqs: PH 704, Competency in a statistical computing program, as demonstrated by completion of PH 707 Introduction to Statistical Computing or permission of instructor.
PH 810 Biostatistics II (TBD), Spring
This course is designed to introduce the modern multivariable statistical analysis which is based on the concept of generalized linear models. Topics include linear regression, logistic regression, conditional logistic regression, and survival analysis.
PH 827 Research Design in Community and Behavioral Health Promotion (TBD), Spring (Year 2)
This course covers comprehensive examination of experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental study designs used in social science research. Designs covered include focus groups and coding with qualitative software.
PH 904 Epidemiology III (TBD- May be a special topics course), Spring (Year 2)
Special topics course in Epidemiology or another methods course with advisor approval.
PH 902 Biostatistics III (TBD- May be a special topics course), Fall (Year 2)
Special topics course in Biostatistics or another methods course with advisor approval, including multilevel modeling and structural equation modeling. Examples include SOC 752 Fundamentals of Survey Methodology, SOC 754 Questionnaire Design.
Advanced CBHP Coursework At least 15 credits
Social Work 771: Development of the Family over the Lifespan (Michael Casali)
Com750: Theory and Research in Intercultural Communication (Tae-Seop Lim)
Psy 955: Seminar in Social Psychology and Health (Katie Mosack)
Africology 845: Race/Ethnicity and the Psychology of Oppression (Erin Winkler)
Africology 804: (Currently 880-001: Seminar on Issues in Africology)
Qualitative Interviewing & Grounded Theory (Erin Winkler)
Sociol-610: Reproduction of Minority Communities (William Velez)
PH 828 Topics in the Sociology of Health (TBD); Could also consider 715 (See SOC 715 below)
This course provides an overview of sociological perspectives on various topics including: social meaning of illness; health and illness behavior; health care practitioners and their interactions with patients; and health care systems.
PH 831 Community Based Participatory Research (TBD)
This course provides an integrated understanding of the theory, principles, methods, and applications of Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR). Practical considerations and examples of empirical evidence using CBPR will be presented.
PH 832 Design and Implementation of Public Health Programs (TBD)
This course provides an overview of the process of translating evidence-based initiatives to develop public health programs and interventions for health issues at the local, national, and international levels. Students will learn the process of public health programming including assessment, design, planning, implementation and evaluation. The course will also include an overview of effective public health interventions using a social-ecological theory as a framework to explore various levels of interventions.
PH 833 Intervention Methods in Health Education (TBD)
This course focuses on the theories of health education/ promotion and how to plan/implement programs that address public health issues in defined populations. Student will develop skills needed to select appropriate prevention and intervention methods and learn to scale up effective interventions. Includes an emphasis on the development of community partnerships, as well as development of leadership skills necessary to negotiate public health policy and instruction on community assessment and intervention development.
PH 834 Health Communication Theory and Practice (TBD); Could also consider Communications 715 (See COM 715 below)
This course covers communication theories and methods used in promoting health and preventing disease. Theoretical background in communication and behavior science and practical communication development methods, including communicating effectively with diverse audiences to assess community interventions and then communicating intervention effectiveness to policymakers to sustain and scale up programming.
PH 917 Seminar in Health Outcomes Assessment (TBD) Planned to be jointly offered with HS 917
This course addresses conceptual innovations and methodological strategies involved in assessing outcomes of clinical and community health programs.
PH 919 Advanced Seminar in the study of Social Justice and Public Health
This advanced seminar is designed to provide students with a social justice perspective on public health problems and solutions. Students will explore current theories and methods related to social justice/public health research.
Special Topics and Emerging Issues (Electives) At least 6 credits
Students may petition the CBHP academic program committee to request to take equivalent courses to satisfy the methods and elective requirements
PH 836 Epidemiology of Substance Use Disorders and Major Mental Illness (TBD)
This class provides an epidemiological perspective on substance use disorders and the major psychiatric disorders of childhood, adulthood, and late adult life. The course will also examine issues of etiology, classification, and assessment relevant to psychiatric epidemiology. There will be a focus on how epidemiology can contribute to developing models of causation and prevention.
PH 837 Mental Health Services Research (TBD)
This course is designed for students interested in the application of clinical psychology (and related fields) to the public health arena, particularly with respect to treating mental illness as public health issue. Topics covered will include: Measuring change, a critical review of evidence based programs in prevention and intervention services; and the science dissemination.
PH 829 Global Health (TBD)
This course explores global health through an interdisciplinary perspective; examine global health problems and prevention strategies; examine the different levels of factors (including psychological, social, economic, political, and environmental) that impact global health; understand the complexities of improving health on a global scale; understand the major organizations and political forces in global health; and understand the relationships between global and local health.
PH 830 Urban Health (TBD)
This class provides an in-depth look at the relationship between mortality - and physical and mental illness prevalence - in populations residing in urban areas. Students will explore emerging topics related to built environment, sense of place, fresh food availability, access to health services, race/ethnicity, and poverty in urban areas. The class focuses on medium to large population centers in the United States.
This course focuses on the role of environmental factors in determining human health, and human processes that degrade this interaction.
EOH 822 Molecular and Cellular Basis of Environmental Disease, Spring
This course examines how environmental agents cause changes in gene expression, structure, and activity leading to human disease; and resulting alterations in normal cellular processes and physiological consequences.
ANTHRO 803 Survey of Cultural Anthropology, Fall
This course surveys major theoretical and methodological issues central to cultural anthropology.
ANTHRO 744 Theories of Social Action: Understanding Agency and Social Structure, Spring
This seminar covers theories of social action. Practice and performance theories and the structure vs. agency debate.
SOC 715 Systematic Sociological Inquiry, Fall
This course examines sociological theories, their construction, problems of conceptualization, and methodological requirements.
COMM 715 Technology for Health Communication, Spring, Online
Seminar designed to introduce students to both significant theoretical perspectives and empirical studies related to communication technology for health promotion.
PH 890 Community Practicum in Health Promotion (TBD); Repeatable
Placement on a research project or in a public health agency or related organization for supervised research and/or practice experience. For students who do not have an MPH degree, the 890 (practicum) is intended to provide the opportunity to obtain supervised public health practice experience. This practicum will require students to complete a detailed final report.
NURS 886 Advanced Qualitative Methods in Health Research, Fall, Online
This course enables the student to acquire the advanced knowledge and skills needed to design and implement studies best suited to qualitative modes of investigation. Students will be guided to do in-depth exploration of qualitative approaches relevant to their research questions.
KIN 870 Seminar in Sociological Aspects of Physical Activity, TBD
Advanced seminar on selected topics in sociology of physical activity.
ED POL 711 Community Organizing-Collective Action for Social Change, Fall
This course covers the history of community organizing in America. Strategies for planning and action to contest inequality and confront power. Students can focus on issue from area of interest.
SOC WRK 705 Individual Behavior and Social Welfare, Fall
This course explores the development and behavior of individuals in interaction with their social contexts; implications for social welfare.
ED PSY 823 Structural Equation Modeling, Spring
This course covers the study of applied structural equation modeling including path analysis, confirmatory factor analysis and other latent variable models; exposure to computer programs used for model analysis.|
GEOG 725 Advanced Geographic Information Science: Geographic Modeling, TBD
This course examines advanced spatial modeling with both GIS and other tools of geo-computation, including examination of conceptual models aimed at an analysis of their possible implementation.
GEOG 734 GIS and Society, Fall, Spring
This course explores the interconnected relationship between Geographic Information Science (GIS) and society, including hidden impacts and implications of such a relationship.