Public Health (PH)
School of Public Health
The courses listed below are offered subject to student interest and faculty availability. Please consult the current Schedule of Courses for confirmed offerings each semester. Individuals who are not public health students require instructor consent to enroll in courses; all courses 600 level and above require graduate standing. For additional information, contact the School of Public Health's Student Services Office.
PH 401 Introduction to Public Health (3) Health as a basic human right; history of public health as an integral part of social and cultural evolution. Economics of health also considered.
PH 410 Growing Old in a New Age (3) A survey course in gerontology that introduces students to biological, psychological, social, and societal aspects of aging. Taught on cable television or via HITS. Pre: graduate standing or 100-level course work in human development or social sciences, or consent.
PH 415 Geography of Health and Disease (3) Principles, methods, and research design of medical geography. Analysis of place as applied to questions of health and disease. Overview of global health issues. Pre: GEOG 380 or consent. (Cross-listed as GEOG 415)
PH 420 Hazardous Materials (3) Introduction to state and federal environmental regulations relative to hazardous substances. Analysis of specific health and environmental impacts of hazardous waste. Pre: CHEM 151 (or concurrent) or consent. (Cross-listed as ENBI 420 and GEOG 420)
PH 500 Master's Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master's Plan B or C candidate and consent.
PH 600 Foundations of Public Health Practice (2) History and philosophy of public health; consideration of current issues and trends; comprehensive analysis of specific problems.
PH 601 Medical Care Systems (3) Organization of medical care services; interpretation of need and demand; types, numbers, nature, relationships of medical institutions and manpower; financing medical care; national plans for medical care.
PH 602 Fundamentals of Health Administration (V) Fundamental concepts and methods of modern management in health-care settings.
PH 603 Legal Basis for Health Services (3) Basis for regulation of public health; aspects of administrative law-including disclosure, confidentiality, consent, interference with person and property, permits, licenses, search and inspection, abatement, seizure, liability, legislative process and politics-influencing public policy development.
PH 604 Leadership and Organizational Behavior in Health Services (3) Personnel supervision, leadership modes in health-care systems; organizational and work group behavior, development of effective organizational performance. Application of behavioral sciences in health administration. Pre: 602 or consent.
PH 605 Principles of Fiscal Management for Health Services (3) Budget-making and the budgetary process in public and private health services; capital development and planning; procedures of fiscal management as administrative controls. Pre: 602 or consent.
PH 606 Economics of Health Service (3) Economic analysis as a basis for individual and social decision-making; supply and demand aspects of health and medical activities. Pre: consent.
PH 608 Foundations of Health Policy and Planning (3) Principles, logic, and history of health policy issues and planning. Action model of health planning; institutional and political context. Relevance of population and research-based planning. Pre: graduate standing.
PH 610 Introduction to Health Policy (3) Review of contemporary national health policy issues and concerns. International comparison of policy evolution. Pre: 601.
PH 615 Intercultural Interaction in Health Administration (3) Theory-based frameworks and training methods of intercultural interaction and their applications to health-care administrative situations as studied, experienced, and applied.
PH 616 Basic Concepts of International Health (3) World development, resultant interdependent global health problems; development of international health and related technical assistance agencies, their methodologies, and effectiveness; special emphasis on health problems of Asia and the Pacific. Pre: consent.
PH 617 Comparative Public Health Systems (3) Health systems in selected countries and communities of Asia and Pacific. Historical development and relevant sociocultural, economic, political factors influencing development. Pre: 616.
PH 618 Cross-Cultural Perspectives in International Health (3) Discussion of international health activities in cross-cultural perspective; exchange of technologies, information, values, attitudes.
PH 619 International Health Programming (3) Practical techniques for structured decision-making and leadership skills applicable to intersectoral health project planning presented in an inquiry-based approach. Pre: consent.
PH 623 Social Science and Public Health (2) Individual and community health; implications for public health practice, individual and social change processes.
PH 630 Hospital-Based AP4 Practicum (8) This is the first of three required practica for ADA AP4. This is a hospital-based practicum of 40 hours/week for eight weeks separated into clinical and management components. Student must have been admitted to the AP4. A laboratory fee may apply, depending on site. Pre: consent.
PH 631 Public Health Nutrition I (3) Methods of identifying nutrition-related health problems and planning primary and secondary prevention programs for diverse ethnic populations. Concurrent field experiences. Pre: graduate standing in PH nutrition.
PH 633 International Nutrition (3) Analysis of major nutrition problems in developing countries. Comparative review of the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs to intervene in the development of malnutrition.
PH 636 Community Services for the Elderly (V)
Field visits to institutions and non-institutional facilities for the elderly; interviews with older people. Designed to give students understanding of how needs of the elderly are met at the community level. Pre: consent.
PH 638 Care of Long-Term Patients (3)
Interdisciplinary consideration of care for the adult patient with chronic illness or disability. Emphasis on the medical and social needs of long-term patients and how these needs are met in the community. For students in public health, medicine, nursing, social work, and other health-related fields.
PH 639 Aspects of Aging (3) Interdisciplinary consideration of social, psychological, economic, health-related aspects of aging.
PH 640 Health and Aging (3) Biological and physiological changes associated with aging. Social, psychological, environmental factors associated with health maintenance. Major threats to health, changing patterns of morbidity and mortality of the aged. Pre: 639 or consent.
PH 642 Health and Human Development (2) Biological and social factors affecting health in various stages of the life cycle. Implications for practice.
PH 644 The Special Child (3) Discussion of the health and psychosocial needs and organ-ization, delivery, and financing of health care for children with special health-care needs.
PH 645 Reproductive Health Promotion (2) Seminar in family planning, perinatal care services with focus on high-risk groups like adolescents, cultural perspectives on child bearing, and program evaluation.
PH 647 Issues and Concepts in MCH (3) Major health problems affecting children and women in their childbearing years. Analysis of biological, psychological, environmental factors impinging on their health. Implications for service delivery.
PH 648 Child Survival Interventions (3) The purpose of this course is to improve knowledge and skills relating to planning and evaluating child survival interventions.
PH 649 Leadership Skills in MCH I (3) Needs and resource assessment; planning, implementing, and evaluating MCH services. Pre: 647 (or concurrent), 654 (or concurrent), and 663 (or concurrent); or consent.
PH 654 Introduction to Public Health Statistics (3) Organization, summary, presentation, and logical interpretation of statistical data (descriptive statistics). Probability, statistical inference, elementary tests of significance, sampling. A-F only. Pre: one year of high school algebra, or MATH 24 and MATH 25, or equivalent.
PH 656 Biostatistics II (3)
Estimation, tests of hypotheses, analysis of variance and co-variance, multiple regression and correlation as applied to biomedical and public health problems. Pre: consent.
PH 658 Computer Applications in Public Health (2) Applications of computers to problems common to public health. Emphasis on data analysis and processing using existing computer programs. Pre: 654.
PH 659 Methods of Demographic Analysis (3) Statistical evaluation and analysis of population data; data sources; population growth; composition; standardization of rates; mortality and the life table; nuptiality and fertility; distribution, migration, and urbanization; projections and stable population theory. Pre: 654 or comparable statistics course, or consent. (Cross-listed as PPST 691 and SOC 691)
PH 661 Epidemiological Study Design Critique (1) Critique of study design using published public health literature. Emphasis on exchange of ideas, alternative approaches; stresses epidemiology as science of public health. Repeatable. CR/NC only.
PH 662 HIV and the Human Condition (3) An interdisciplinary look at HIV disease from the perspectives of public health, social work, medicine, and nursing. The course will provide an overview of the major issues relating to HIV/AIDS. (Cross-listed as SW 662)
PH 663 Principles of Epidemiology I (2) Research methods and evaluation of research in epidemiology. Pre: 654 or consent.
PH 664 Principles of Epidemiology II (3) Study design, epidemiologic methods, and grant proposal writing. Pre: 654 and 663; or consent.
PH 665 Infectious Disease Micro I (3)
Pathogenesis, epidemiology, immunobiology of infectious diseases caused by bacterial and fungal pathogens; principles of host-pathogen interactions; public health aspects of infectious diseases. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: MICR 351 or consent. (Cross-listed as TRMD 604)
PH 666 Seminar in Infectious Disease Control (3) Strategies for controlling important infectious diseases in the Pacific area. Emphasis on epidemiology, ecology, and public health principles. Pre: 663 (or concurrent), MICR 130, and consent.
PH 667 Infectious Disease Micro II (3) Pathogenesis, epidemiology, immunobiology of infectious diseases caused by viruses and parasites; principles of host-pathogen interactions; public health aspects of infectious diseases. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: MICR 351 and TRMD 604; or consent. (Cross-listed as TRMD 605)
PH 668 Tropical Medicine and Microbiology Lab (3) Laboratory projects in infectious diseases microbiology; practical experience in use of instruments, equipment, and procedures used in public health and diagnostic microbiology, and research on infectious diseases.
Pre: TRMD 605 or consent. (Cross-listed as TRMD 606)
PH 669 Laboratory Aspects of Parasitic Diseases (2) Lectures and practical training in public health aspects of laboratory techniques for parasitological diseases with special reference to the Pacific Basin. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as TRMD 669)
PH 670 Culture and Community (2) Individual and community health in cultural perspective: consideration relevant to cross-cultural training and practice.
PH 671 Prevention: Principles for Health Practice (3)
Introduction to prevention principles/concepts for utilization in planning and delivery of health-care services. Includes assessing health conditions and designing prevention strategies. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as SW 674)
PH 679 Nonformal Health Education (3)
Application of adult education principles to health education. Needs assessment, selection of learning experiences, evaluation in the context of learner-centered activities with adult groups. Pre: consent.
PH 681 Environmental Determinants of Health (2) Environmental factors in personal and community health; implications for public health practice. Consideration of major issues from local, U.S., and international perspectives.
PH 682 Medical and Veterinary Entomology (3) Vector control; insects and other arthropods in relation to human and animal diseases. Pre: ENTO 263 or consent. (Cross-listed as ENTO 661)
PH 683 Occupational Health I (2) Historical development of occupational health; occupational diseases and accidents; control of hazards in occupational environment; study of selected occupations and specific problems. Pre: consent.
PH 684 Principles of Industrial Hygiene (3) Recognition and evaluation of occupational hazards in a broad range of workplace settings. Pre: 683 or consent.
PH 685 Solid Waste Management and Control (3)
Organization and operation of solid waste systems and programs at federal, state, and local government levels. Laws, ordinances, and regulations; relationship of solid waste disposal to air and water pollution control. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as CE 642)
PH 686 Air Pollution, Toxics, and Control (3) Chemical mechanisms of formation and destruction of major air pollutants, transport phenomena, and health and environmental impacts. Evaluation of source and control technologies. Current and pending regulations and policies. Open to nonmajors. Pre: PHYS 170 and CHEM 171 or equivalent, or consent. (Cross-listed as ME 686)
PH 687 Environmental Toxicology (3) Biochemical basis for toxic effects. Emphasis on environmental toxicants. Pre: upper division course including lab in biochemistry or physiology, or consent.
PH 688 Environmental Health for Developing Countries (3) Appropriate technologies for environmental health interventions; emphasis on water and sanitation for rural developing countries. Pre: consent.
PH 689 Environmental Chemistry (3) Basic concepts of chemistry as related to the environment, with more emphasis on water. Topics include chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base, precipitation and dissolution redox reactions, sorption, organic chemicals in the environment. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as CE 635)
PH 690 Water Quality Biology (3) Fundamental microbiology involved in environmental engineering processes and research with special emphasis on mixed culture systems, biochemistry, and microbiological aspects of water supply protection, wastewater treatment, and disposal. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as CE 636)
PH 691 Occupational Safety (2) Hazard recognition, analysis, and control. Accident causation and investigation. Measurement/evaluation of safety program elements. Ergonomics of work. Pre: consent. Recommended: 683.
PH 692 Industrial Hygiene Engineering (2) Fundamental concepts of engineering control applications. Emphasis on ventilation, thermal stress, air pollution control, and noise control. Pre: 684 or consent.
PH 694 Hazardous Materials Management (2) Introduction to the fundamental concepts of hazardous materials management. Emphasis on laws, ordinances, regulations, and control strategies. Pre: consent.
PH 695 Ergonomics (2) The technology of work design, including consideration of the biology of work, the psychology of work, and methods of studying work. Pre: 683 or consent.
PH 699 Directed Reading/Research (V) Pre: consent.
PH 700 Thesis Research (V) Pre: consent.
PH 701 Public Health Project Planning and Management (V) Operational-level planning theory studied; planning skills learned and applied on computer software; concepts unique to project management are compared and contrasted to traditional management. Pre: PH 602 or consent.
PH 704 Hospitals and Their Management (3)
Hospital structure, organization, managerial processes, governance, capital development. The hospital industry, its environment, special problems, major issues. Pre: 605.
PH 705 Management of Ambulatory Care Services (2) Structure and organization of group medical practices, community health centers, ambulatory surgical facilities, other forms of ambulatory medical care. Management, governance, ownerships, capital development, special problems. Pre: 605.
PH 707 Health Program Planning and Evaluation (3) Key sequential events, process and management tools for health program planning and evaluation in governmental and non-governmental organizations and health facilities. Pre: consent.
PH 708 Research Methods in Health Planning and Evaluation (3) Methodologies commonly used in public health program and systems planning and evaluations. Pre: 608 or consent.
PH 709 Information Systems and Planning (3) Data collection and use for planning, research, and problem-solving. Research strategies, measurement, database creation, documentation, management, evaluation. Types and uses of available data and information systems. Pre: 608, 654, and 663; or consent.
PH 710 Politics of Health/Policy Process (3) Constitutional, legal, governmental framework of health. Policy process, analytic techniques, assessing alternatives, adoption, implementation, evaluating effectiveness. Impact of constraints on policy analysis strategy. Pre: 608 or consent.
PH 711 Policy/Planning Practicum (3) Application of planning and policy analysis principles and methods to health problems. Projects utilizing advanced planning techniques under faculty supervision. Pre: 708 or consent.
PH 712 Strategy in Health Care Management (3) Principles and methods of strategy applied to health-care management and planning using cases, especially not-for-profit voluntary agencies, medical centers, government bureaus; marketing, fund-raising, consultation. Pre: 601, and one of 602 or 608.
PH 718 Ethical Issues in International Health (3) Definition of ethics-social values for health professionals; problems related to medical technology; international research activities; relationships between ethics, law, health. Pre: consent.
PH 727 Primary Health Care Management of Populations at Risk (3) Health and development concepts; strategies in planning, implementation and management of primary health care in developing countries and for under-served at-risk populations in cross-cultural settings.
PH 728 Research in Primary Health Care (3) Problem analysis of primary health-care interventions, operations research, research design, and strategies for integrative versus selective approaches for specific disease: meta and impact analyses.
PH 729 Public Health Aspects of EMSS/DM (3) Overview, identification, and integration of public health care and planning in disasters and emergency medical services systems. Analyzes PH implications of major disaster types and specific events.
PH 730 Community-Based AP4 Practicum (7) The second of three required practica for the ADA AP4. The practicum is a total of 260 hours with about 20 hours/week spread over approximately 13 weeks, divided into two equal components of outpatient clinical services and community nutrition planning and intervention. Pre: 630, 631, and 663; or consent.
PH 731 Environmental and Nutritional Factors in Chronic Disease (3) Roles of genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors in the etiology and treatment of chronic diseases of public health significance. Pre: 681 or consent.
PH 733 Nutrition of the Elderly (3) Analysis of the nutrition problems of older adults and review and evaluation of domestic and international policies and programs to correct them. Pre: 639 or consent.
PH 734 Health and Development: The First Three Years (3) (Seminar) This course focuses on development and the factors influencing healthy child development in the first three years of life. Nutrition, parent-child relationships, family environment, sociodemographics, health supervision of the child, health education of the caregivers, heredity, resiliency, and special needs are examined with regard to their influence on physical/motor, cognitive/language, social emotional, and adaptive development. The role and timing of interventions to promote healthy development are addressed. Open to nonmajors. Pre: instructor consent. (Previous course in human development recommended)
PH 735 Child and Family Violence (3) Dynamics of child abuse and neglect and issues related to child maltreatment and family violence. Includes legal, cultural, and social aspects. (Cross-listed as SW 759)
PH 736 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Child Abuse and Neglect (3)
Interdisciplinary approaches, discussions, and collaborative methods for practice in child abuse and neglect. Content includes legal, medical, education, nursing, social work, public health, and psychology aspects. Pre: 735. (Cross-listed as SW 760)
PH 737 Policies/Programs in MCH Services (3) Development and organization of health services for mothers and children-review and analysis of policies and events, legislation and programs; current issues. Pre: 647 or consent.
PH 738 Leadership Skills in MCH II (3) MCH program administration; consultation; advocacy processes; training staff development; quality assurance. Pre: 647, 649, 654 (or concurrent), and 663 (or concurrent); or consent.
PH 741 Population Policy Management
(3) Public health policies in context of population growth and demographic profiles of developing countries. Assessment of these parameters using population statistics. Development of population and public health policies and socially acceptable strategic planning. Pre: 610, 619 and PPST 690; or consent.
PH 742 Evaluation of Family Planning (3) Influences of multiple demographic, public health, economic and socio-cultural factors in evaluation of family planning programs. Qualitative and quantitative study techniques in program evaluation efforts. Exploration of relevant issues and direct application of evaluation methods. Pre: 619, 707, and 741.
PH 743 Nutrition of the Mother and Child (3) Analysis of the problems of mothers and children and evaluation of domestic and international policies and programs to correct them. Pre: 647 or consent.
PH 744 Seminar on Women and Health (3) The role of women, health professionals, and women's health. Current literature and research regarding attitudes, roles, rights, and health care. (Cross-listed as NURS 744 and SW 776)
PH 745 Explorations in Maternal and Child Health and Disabilities I (V) This course is designed to teach leadership development for health professionals in an interdisciplinary seminar format. Inquiry-based learning approaches are applied with a series of families and children with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities to explore clinical, cultural, policy, and program implications for services and supports for individuals with disabilities and family members. Program evaluation and research analysis are also conducted with relevance to best practice with the MCH or CSHN population. Pre: consent.
PH 746 Maternal and Child Health and Disabilities II (V) This course is designed to apply leadership development for health professionals in an interdisciplinary seminar format. Inquiry-based learning approaches are applied with a series of families and children with neurodevelopmental and related disabilities to explore clinical, cultural, policy, and program implications for services and supports for individuals with disabilities and family members. Program evaluation and research analysis are also conducted with relevance to best practice with the MCH/CSHN population. Pre: consent.
PH 747 Statistical Techniques in Epidemiological Research (3) Statistical methods applied to epidemiological studies, emphasis on non-infectious diseases.
PH 748 Applied Multivariate Analysis in Health Sciences (3) Statistical methods for the analysis of many variables, variance and co-variance, treatment of categorical data. Applications to biomedical data. Pre: 656 or equivalent.
PH 751 Research Seminar in Medical Geography (3) Pre: 415, GEOG 415, or consent. Repeatable. (Cross-listed as
PH 752 Epidemiological Modeling of Diseases (3) Theoretical model building in disease dynamics; analytical methods and applications. Pre: 654 and 663; or consent.
PH 753 Life Table and Survival Analysis (3) Construction and interpretation of various types of life tables, treatment of censored data, proportional hazards, relative risk regression models, and parametric survival analysis. Pre: 654.
PH 754 Categorical Data Analysis (3) Theory and practice of statistical analysis of cross-classified data, especially from public health and social sciences, including loglinear models, response models, proportional odds models, and others. Pre: 654.
PH 755 Seminar in Tropical Medicine and Public Health (1) Weekly discussion and reports on current advances in tropical medicine and public health. Repeatable. (Cross-listed as TRMD 690)
PH 756 Special Topics in Tropical Medicine (1) Advanced instruction in frontiers of tropical medicine and public health. Repeatable. (Cross-listed as TRMD 705)
PH 760 Practicum in Health Education and Community Organization (V) Group problem-solving activity focused on a community problem. Process of converting knowledge to actions stressing health promotion, participatory planning, organization for social action. Repeatable.
PH 763 Topics in Health Promotion and Education (3) Combined Lecture/Lab. Consideration of theory and practice of health promotion and education in the context of selected problems and in a variety of settings: medical care, community, school, workplace. Topics will vary with student interests and relevant focal areas. Repeatable for credit. Restricted to majors.
PH 764 Health Promotion Research Seminar (3) Review and analysis of current behavioral and educational social science research relevant to health promotion, risk reduction, and problems of translating research to practice. Pre: 763 or consent.
PH 766 Organizational Development in Health Systems (3) Concepts, skills, and practice of organizational and staff development and renewal. Educational strategies of organizational diagnosis, planned change, intervention theory and practice, consultation related to changing goals and technology. Pre: consent.
PH 769 Seminar in Community Health Education (2) Integrating final semester seminar; preparation of scholarly papers that will present elements of a personally meaningful theory of practice based on data generated from literature, classwork, field experience, and interaction with faculty and peers. Pre: 791O, master's degree candidacy, and health education specialization.
PH 770 Environmental Epidemiology (3) Epidemiology of environmental hazards such as asbestos, lead, noise, and pesticides. Pre: 654, 663, and 681; or consent.
PH 773 Measurement of Environmental Factors (3) Instrumentation for collection, identification, and/or measurement of environmental hazards. Sampling and analysis of industrial atmosphere for dusts, mists, gases, fumes; interpretation of other physical measurements such as radiation, light, sound, and noise. Pre: 684 (or concurrent) or consent.
PH 774 Water Quality Management (3) Major environmental factors affecting water quality including urban, industrial, and agricultural activities. Engineering aspects of analysis in relationship to control and management for water quality improvement. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as CE 631)
PH 777 Research Design in Public Health (3) Principles of research applicable to inquiry; problem definition, data gathering and appropriate analytic methods. Pre: consent.
PH 778 Qualitative Research Methods (3) Advanced seminar in research design and methodology using qualitative approach, with an emphasis on qualitative theory and method, data collection and analysis, applied to health behavior research. Pre: 618 or 670, and 654 or 777.
PH 780 Preventive Medicine Seminar (1)
Designed to develop problem-solving skills in the area of health promotion and disease prevention for residents and potential residents in the preventive medicine residency program.
PH 788 Seminar in Public Health Sciences (V) Topics related to recent developments in major areas; student and faculty research activities. Sections: (1) biostatistics; (2) environmental health; (3) epidemiology; (4) public health nutrition. Repeatable. Pre: consent.
PH 789 Seminar in Community Health Development (V)
Graduate seminar for students in department of community health development. Sections: (1) gerontology; (2) health planning; (3) health services administration; (4) maternal and child health; (5) mental health; (6) health education. Repeatable. Pre: consent.
PH 790 Seminar in International Health (V) Current issues in cross-cultural (international) health and population/family planning studies. Pre: consent.
PH 791 (Alpha) Advanced Public Health Practice (3) Observation, study, and practical work in student's area of emphasis. (B) biostatistics; (C) health planning; (D) environmental health; (E) epidemiology; (G) gerontology; (H) health services administration; (I) international health; (J) maternal and child health; (M) population and family planning; (O) health education; (R) public health nutrition; (S) community health development; (T) public health science. Pre: public health degree candidate and consent.
PH 792 (Alpha) Current Issues and Topics in Public Health (V) Current and emerging issues and topics related to public health. (B) biostatistics; (C) health planning; (D) environmental health; (E) epidemiology; (G) gerontology; (H) health services administration; (I) international health; (J) maternal and child health; (M) population and family planning; (O) health education; (R) public health nutrition; (S) community health development; (T) public health science; (U) public health. Repeatable. Pre: consent.
PH 795 Doctoral Seminar in Public Health (V) Development of critical review of problems and issues related to doctoral study in public health. Repeatable. Pre: enrollment as DrPH student.
PH 797 (Alpha) Exploration in Public Health (V) Investigation of emergent fields of inquiry in public health. (B) biostatistics; (C) health planning; (D) environmental health; (E) epidemiology; (G) gerontology; (H) health services administration; (I) international health; (J) maternal and child health: (M) population and family planning; (O) health education; (R) public health nutrition; (S) community health development; (T) public health science; (U) public health. Repeatable. Pre: consent.
PH 800 Dissertation Research (V) Pre: consent.
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