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Public Health Undergraduate Course Descriptions

111-3 Personal Health - This freshman seminar will introduce students to basic concepts in personal health and wellness.

210-3 Sexual Health - Surveys the dynamics of sexual health as related to overall health.  Identifies and examines basic issues in human sexuality as relating to larger society.

220-3 Drug Use & Abuse - Drug and non-drug alternatives that modify mood and behavior, factors influencing use, effects, and legal control; students' personal values, motivations and choices concerning drug use.  

230-3 Emotional Health & Stress Management - An introduction of a variety of types of positive and negative emotions and their determinates in addition to their contributions to an individual's overall well-being. 

240-3 Introduction to Applied Nutrition - Primary roles of major nutrients in human body functions.  Relationships between these nutrients and health outcomes/conditions including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, osteoporosis, and obesity.  

305-3 Principles & Foundations of Community Health - History and philosophy of health education; theory and practice of health education programs; role of the professional in various health promotion settings. PBHE majors and minors only.

313-3 Intentional & Unintentional Injuries - Overview of intentional and unintentional injury data, educational initiatives, environmental modifications, legal interventions and hazard analysis procedures. PBHE majors and minors only.

353-3 Public Health Data Analysis - Basic concepts of biostatistics, descriptive and inferential statistics and their interprestation and application in resolving real-world public health issues, and hands-on practice of statistics software.  PBHE majors and minors only.  Prerequisites:  355 or consent of instructor.

355-3 Introduction to Public Health - Efforts by agencies and organizations to promote, protect, and restore people's health. Role and collaboration efforts of local, state, national, and global health agencies. PBHE majors and minors only.

363-3 Health Policy & Management - Review, analysis, and formulate a public health related policy.  A mode for an individual, community, and society to make informed consumer health related decisions. PBHE majors and minors only.  Prerequisite:  111.

370-3 Intructional Strategies in Community Health - Strategies for effectively delivering health education in school and community settings.  Analysis of creative technologies, resources, and programs.  PBHE majors and minors only.  Prerequisite:  305.

375-3 Research Methods in Public Health - General concepts and foundations of measurement, evaluation, and research; major methods and techniques of research and evaluation.  Special emphasis given to conducting small research assignments.  PBHE majors and minors only. Prerequisite:  305.

405-3 Health Counseling - Theories of health behavior and behavior change. Exploration of helping role as it relates to health behavior, health assessment analysis, decision making, problem solving, referral skills. Not for graduate credit. PBHE majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 305.

410-3 Environmental Health - People's relationship with their environment; impact relationship has on status of one's health; individual and community roles in promotion of environmental health. Not for graduate credit. PBHE majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 111 or consent of instructor.

420-3 Contemporary & Controversial Issues in Health - Investigation of current controversial issues in health and health care.  Emphasis on critical analysis and presentation of complex challenges from a public health perspective.  Not for garduate credit.  PBHE majors and minors only.  Prerequisite:  305.

455-3 Introduction to Epidemiology - Causes, prevention, control of communicable, chronic and degenerative diseases in various community setting settings. Examination of statistical measures and methods for organizing vital statistics. PBHE majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 355, or consent of instructor.

462-1 to 3 Special Topics in Public Health - Relevant health issues; topic and credit hours announced. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours so long as no topic is repeated. PBHE majors and minors only.

489-1 to 3 Independent Study in Public Health - Independent projects or readings under the supervision of a public health faculty member. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. PBHE majors and minors only.

490-3 Program Planning in Public Health - Principles and approaches of planning programs within the community. Examination of program planning models. Application to various public health settings. PBHE majors senior standing.  Concurrent enrollment in 491 required.  PBHE majors and minors only. Prerequisite: 370 & 375.

491-3 Program Implementation & Evaluation in Community Health - Principles and practices of public health program implementation and evaluation. Application of selected models and assessment strategies of community health. Concurrent enrollment in 490 required. PBHE majors senior standing.

495-3 Grant Writing in Public Health - Practical application in the development of a grant for a public health agency or community. Strategies for exploring funding, collaboration, and preparation of quality proposals. Prerequisites:  490 & 491. 

498-3 Senior Professional Seminar - Discussion of topics related to public health; ethics, professional responsibilities, preparation, certification and future trends. Completion of portfolio and senior assignment required. Prerequisites: 490 & 491.

499-3 to 6 Internship in Public Health - Supervised experiences in health agencies, clinics, government agencies and other professional settings. Not for graduate credit. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor and program director.  Completed or concurrent enrollment in PBHE 498. 

Michelle Cathorall, Dr.PH.,
2013, University of North Carolina - Greensboro

David Cluphf, Ed.D.,
1999, West Virginia University
Chaya Gopalan, Ph.D.,       1988, University of Glasgow
Brianne Guilford, Ph.D.,
2013, University of Kansas

Dayna Henry, Ph.D.
2010, Indiana University

Erik Kirk, (Chair) Ph.D.,
2004, University of Kansas

Nicole Klein, Ph.D.
1995, University of Texas at Austin

Curt Lox (Dean), Ph.D.,
1994, University of Illinois

Bryan Smith, Ph.D.,
2004, University of Missouri - Columbia

Lindsay Ross-Stewart, Ph.D.,
2009, University of North Dakota

Joshua Wooten, Ph.D.,
2008, Texas Woman's University

Huaibo Xin, Dr.PH.
2011, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
Jennifer Zuercher, Ph.D., 2009, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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