Public Health Sciences and Epidemiology (PH)
The courses listed below are offered subject to student interest and faculty availability. Please consult the Schedule of Classes/UH Manoa Registration Homepage 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 Medicine’s Office of Graduate Student Academic Services.
PH 500 Master’s Plan B/C Studies (1) Enrollment for degree completion. Pre: master’s Plan B or C candidate and consent.
PH 602 Introduction to Health Services (2) Overview of the historical, conceptual, ethical and political context for health care delivery. It explores current trends, practices and issues in the delivery of health care services. Repeatable one time.
PH 623 Social Science and Public Health (2) Individual and community health; implications for public health practice, individual and social change processes.
PH 631 Nutritional Epidemiology (3) Dietary, biochemical, anthropometric and clinical methods used for evaluating nutrition and diet in the etiology and epidemiology of disease. Pre: 663 and FSHN 487 or equivalent. (Cross-listed as FSHN 631)
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. Pre: FSHN 185 or consent. (Cross-listed as FSHN 633)
PH 636 Policies, Programs, and Services on Aging (3) Course explores policies, programs, and services for older adults. Students learn about the aging network, assess older adults’ needs, link older adults to appropriate services in the community, and track legislative bills that address older adults’ quality of life. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as SW 636)
PH 637 Death and Dying (3) Lecture-discussion course on the physical, social, cultural, psychological, and spiritual dimensions of dying, death, and bereavement. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as SW 637)
PH 639 Social and Cultural Aspects of Aging (3) Course provides an overview of aging from the biopsycho and social-economic perspectives. Explores common theories of aging. Emphasis on bridging the gap between realm of concepts and theories, and the world of practice. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as SW 639)
PH 640 Health and Aging (3) Biological and physiological changes associated with aging. Social and psychological factors associated with health maintenance. Major threats to health, changing patterns of morbidity and mortality of the aged. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Cross-listed as SW 696)
PH 644 The Special Child (3) Discussion of the health and psychosocial needs and organization, delivery, and financing of health care for children with special health-care needs.
PH 647 Analytic Approaches to MCH (3) Application of analytic methods to the identification of health problems in children and women of reproductive age. Evidence-based approach in MCH. Repeatable one time.
PH 649 Needs Assessment and Program Planning (3) Knowledge and skills acquisition in conducting needs assessment and program planning in public health practice. Pre: 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 655 Biostatistics I (3) Introduction to statistical methods for public health sciences. Probability, experimental design, t tests and analysis of variance, 2X2 contingency tables, linear regression, introduction to life tables. Pre: MATH 203 or equivalent course in calculus; or consent.
PH 656 Biostatistics II (3) Poisson distribution, Fisher’s exact test, contrasts in ANOVA, two way ANOVA, multiple linear regression and analysis of covariance, path analysis, logistic regression, method of maximum likelihood, likelihood ratio tests. Pre: 655, completion of one semester of calculus; or 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.
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 660 Current Topics in Social and Behavioral Health Sciences (1) Critique of published articles in the social and behavioral sciences as they relate to public health. Emphasis on exchange of ideas, alternative approaches; stresses the use of the scientific method to understand human behavior. Repeatable two times. A-F only.
PH 661 Epidemiological Study Design Critique (2) Critique of study design using published public health literature. Emphasis on exchange of ideas, alternative approaches; stresses epidemiology as science of public health. Repeatable. A-F only.
PH 663 Principles of Epidemiology I (3) Research methods and evaluation of research in epidemiology. Pre: 655 (or concurrent) or consent.
PH 664 Principles of Epidemiology II (3) Study design, epidemiologic methods, and grant proposal writing. Pre: 655.
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 671 Community and Public Health Practice (2) Community organization and development applicable to the delivery of health services. Understanding community dynamics, mobilizing community groups for effective health care practice and delivery. Pre: 647 or 737; or consent. (Cross-listed as SW 674)
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. (Cross-listed as NURS 681)
PH 682 Medical and Veterinary Entomology (3) Vector control; insects and other arthropods in relation to human and animal diseases. Pre: PEPS 363 or consent. (Cross-listed as PEPS 661)
PH 696 Continuing Education in Public Health (1) Seminar course designed to provide practical, community-focused, continuing education for the practicing public health professional. The application of public health principles to address practical public health problems is stressed. Weekly discussions and reports will cover a variety of relevant public health topics. Repeatable. A-F only.
PH 699 Directed Reading/Research (V) Pre: consent.
PH 700 Thesis Research (V) Pre: 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. (Cross-listed as NURS 720)
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: consent. (Previous course in human development recommended)
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 745 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 Methods in Epidemiological Research (3) Multiple variable statistical methods currently used in chronic disease epidemiology. Logistic regression, conditional logistic regression, proportional hazards regression modelling, generalized estimating equation-based methods, delta method approximations, exact tests. Pre: 656, 663, completion of one semester of calculus; or consent.
PH 748 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (2) This course will cover selected topics in chronic diseases with critical analysis of the current epidemiologic literature. Methodologic issues, contemporary findings and recommendations for future research will be discussed. PH majors only. A-F only. Pre: 663 or consent.
PH 750 Health Behavior Change (3) The course will provide an understanding of the relationship between health behaviors and outcomes including psychological, physiological, and quality of life aspects. It will also focus on the major theories of behavior and behavior change. Emphasis will be placed on understanding concepts, principles, explanations, and how these are translated into practical interventions for adoption and maintaining behavior change. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: consent.
PH 751 Social Epidemiology (3) This course will examine the epidemiologic study of the social distribution and social determinants of states of health, including the identification of social-environmental exposures and their relation to physical and mental health outcomes. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: 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: 655 or consent.
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: 655 or consent.
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 765 Program Evaluation (3) Presented are principles of and frameworks for program evaluation. Students develop logic models and evaluation plans for a community program, and collect and analyze evaluation data. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent. Spring only. (Cross-listed as SW 765)
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 Integrative Seminar (V) Integrative seminar in (G) Gerontology or (M) maternal and child health. A-F only. Pre: consent. ((G) Cross-listed as IS 611)
PH 791 (Alpha) Advanced Public Health Practice (3) Observation, study, and practical work in student’s area of emphasis. (B) biostatistics; (E) epidemiology; (G) gerontology; (S) social and behavioral health sciences; (T) public health science. A-F only for (S). 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; (E) epidemiology; (J) maternal and child health; (S) community health development; (T) public health science; (U) public health. Repeatable. Pre: consent.
PH 797 (Alpha) Exploration in Public Health (V) Investigation of emergent fields of inquiry in public health. (B) biostatistics; (E) epidemiology; (G) gerontology; (S) community health development; (T) public health science; (U) public health. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as NURS 797)
PH 800 Dissertation Research (V) Pre: consent.
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