Health Informatics and Management

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PUBH.5010 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health (Formerly PUBH 501) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038621

This course provides a foundation for the analysis of social and behavioral influences on public health. Planning, implementation, and evaluation of initiatives designed to improve public health are discussed. The course reviews prominent concepts in the social and behavioral sciences and provides examples of their impact on public health. Psychosocial theories of health promotion and how they inform public health practice are analyzed. Public health competencies in social and behavioral sciences provide a foundation for the course content.

PUBH.5021 Health Policy and Management (Formerly PUBH 502) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038618

The course provides students with a foundation of public health practice and management. Topics include critical issues for the future of healthcare in the U.S., leadership and politics in public health, partnerships to improve public health, leading and managing change in public health organizations, and improvement in public health practice. The course also provides an overview of the U.S. healthcare system, its organization, management and financing, current policy issues (e.g., cost, quality and access) and healthcare reform activity.

PUBH.5674 Water, Sanitation, and Public Health Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038612

This course introduces students to the critical role of water and water sanitation in protection of public health. The course will provide an overview of the basics of water treatment systems and the role of local public health professionals in water preservation. Students will be introduced to the importance of water and the global water crisis; the basic principles of water hydrology and the connection between surface and ground water; water chemistry, microbiology and common contaminants in water supplies (nutrients, pathogens, and chemicals); water and waste water treatment and protection systems (including storm-water runoff, pools and beaches), their functioning, regulation, and testing; and the emerging issues in water protection, such as hydrofracking. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: HSCI 1021 Introduction to Public Health, and PUBH 2080 (formally 33.313) Principles of Environmental Health Science.

PUBH.6731 Aging and Society (Formerly PUBH 680) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039069

This course will focus on the study of aging as a social process affecting individuals, society, and social institutions and the impact of social structure and institutions on older adults. The course will use a life course perspective of aging to examine the social construction of old age influenced by race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic disparities, and income and educational opportunities. Changing context of family, work and religion impacting the aging population in contemporary society will be analyzed. Effective public health policies and programs to address the well-being of the aging population will be discussed.

PUBH.6734 Epidemiology of Aging (Formerly PUBH 682) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039070

This course focuses on concepts, principles, and methods of epidemiological research in the study of population aging. Interpretation of the relevance of epidemiological findings to the public health of older populations will be examined. Theoretical and methodological issues in conducting epidemiological research with an aging population will be analyzed.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: PUBH.5750Intro Biostat & Epidemiology.

PUBH.6735 Occupational Epidemiology (Formerly PUBH 614) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 038620

An advanced course in modern epidemiologic methods as applied to occupational health risks and interventions. Students read and critique numerous studies in the field, and learn the particular methods and difficulties of conducting epidemiologic studies in the work environment. Major topics covered include: causal inference in epidemiology, point and interval estimation for cohort and case control studies, exposure assessment for epidemiology, multivariate linear and logistic models for control of confounding.

PUBH.6737 Global Aging and Health (Formerly PUBH 681) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039067

This course will provide an overview of the relevance of global aging to public health in high-income, emerging economies, and low -income countries. The course will examine the global perspective of public policy issues related to the aging of the world population. Topics include: demographic trends, global burden of disease, health systems design and caregiving models, social insurance programs, age-friendly cities, cross-cultural perspectives on aging, social change and aging, and public policy responses driven by a global aging population.

PUBH.6831 Nutrition & Physical Activity in Aging Populations (Formerly PUBH 683) Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 039068

The course reviews the importance of two key life-style behaviors, nutrition and physical activity, in older adults. Methods of nutritional and physical activity assessment, inter-relationships between nutrition, physical activity, and health, and public health policy impacting nutrition, activity and health will be discussed. Physiological, psychological and socio-economic issues affecting nutrition and physical activity among older adults will be analyzed. The impact of nutrition and physical activity in health, longevity, and quality of life in aging populations will be analyzed.

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