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Core Courses

BIOS6030-70 Introductory Biostatistics (3)

Introduction to statistical methodology in the health field. Topics covered include presentation of data (graphs and tables), descriptive statistics, concepts of probability, estimation of parameters, hypothesis testing, simple linear regression, correlation, and the analysis of attribute data. The course provides students a firm foundation in statistical methods.

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ENHS6030-70 SURVEY OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (3)   

This course is designed as a survey course which introduces students to basic environmental health topics and it fulfills the school's core requirement.  The course focuses on environmental factors impacting human health and the environment. Sources of these factors, methods of identification, recognition, evaluation and regulatory framework control are discussed.  Factors might include health hazards associated with contaminated water, food and air, vectors of disease, exposure to toxic chemicals, environmental justice, regulations, and safety in the work place.

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EPID6030-70 EPIDEMIOLOGIC METHODS I (3)

The purpose of this course is to prepare students to function effectively as mid-level epidemiologists in public health agencies or other settings. The knowledge base and skills that are the focus of this course are fundamental to the scope of work expected of master's degree graduates in epidemiology. The course focuses on epidemiologic approaches to activities that are a routine part of public health practice. 
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HSMG6030-70 PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT (3)

This course provides a comprehensive survey of management principles and practices in the health care setting, with particular attention to the public health arena. Students are introduced to the US healthcare system (both public and private sectors), the legal and ethical bases for public health, methods of ensuring community health safety and preparedness, public policy, management principles for planning, managing and evaluation, principles of strategic planning, marketing and quality improvement, and skills for communicating and building partnerships with community partners. As such, this course covers a broad range of management and public health systems topics at an introductory level.

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SPHL6010-70 BIOLOGICAL Basis of Disease and Genomics(3)

This course provides a foundation of knowledge about the human body in health and disease.The biological basis of health and disease core area is designed to provide a foundation of knowledge about the human body in health and disease.  The three levels it is built upon comprise a natural transition from the cellular level, to the individual level, and, finally, to the societal level. It gives an overview of important concepts of the biological mechanisms of disease at the cellular, individual, and societal levels. At the cellular level, the course summarizes DNA and cellular function, genomics, immunology, and vaccination. At the individual and societal levels, the course addresses the most important infectious and non-infectious causes of death worldwide, providing background on their pathophysiology, clinical aspects, and patterns of disease occurrence, risk factors, and methods of prevention.

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SPHL6030-70 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL ASPECTS OF GLOBAL HEALTH (3)

The core area on the social and behavioral aspects of global health covers the behavioral, social, and cultural aspects of health and disease.  Students learn behavioral and social theories that are relevant to health, with particular attention to the roles of culture, race, and ethnicity in the conceptualization of health and illness.  Students learn how factors that protect or erode health operate at multiple levels, examples include:  individual, organization, and societal levels, social policy, and globalization.  Students develop an appreciation for the relevance of these theories to the identification and solution of public health problems in both developed and developing countries.

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