NSU HPD Catalog 2021-2022

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Public Health Program 93 PUH 5201—Foundations of Public Health This course provides an introduction to the history, concepts, values, principles, and practice of public health. The course suggests the sense of purpose that unites the myriad occupations and tasks in public health practice and provides an orientation to each of the five traditional core disciplines of public health practice. PUH 5210—Public Health Communications The course is designed to provide a framework for conducting health communication campaigns, including planning, implementation, and evaluation. It discusses public health communication for media relations/advocacy, social media /health marketing, cross-cultural/diverse audiences, risk /crisis/emergency, research/evaluation, and ethics/law. The course explores the latest public health communication tools, technologies, and strategies. PUH 5220—Environmental and Occupational Health Investigates environmental and occupational factors that contribute to the development of health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Includes such topics as toxic substances, pests and pesticides, food quality, air and water pollution, solid and hazardous waste disposal, occupational hazards, and injury prevention. PUH 5301—Biostatistics This course focuses on the principles and reasoning underlying modern biostatistics and on specific inferential techniques commonly used in public health research. At course completion, students will be able to apply basic inferential methods in research endeavors, and improve their abilities to understand the data analysis of health-related research articles. PUH 5305—Advanced Biostatistics This course addresses advanced statistical methodologies for students who want to pursue research in the public health or medical professions. The concepts of regression, correlation, and prediction will provide practical methods to answer clinical/ health research questions. Three types of regressions (linear, logistic, and time-to-event) are taught. Prerequisite: PUH 5301 PUH 5311—Public Health Genomics This course addresses the principles and practices of genetics and genomics, as well as the ethical, legal, and social issues of genetics and genomics in public health practice. PUH5313—Vaccines andVaccine-PreventableDiseases This course addresses the spectrum of vaccine-preventable diseases and vaccines administered routinely to children, adults, and travelers. The benefits and problems associated with vaccinations will be addressed. PUH 5314—Global Health This course addresses global health problems and trends translated to the needs and demands of populations, as well as the socioeconomic and political impact on health delivery. The role of international health agencies will also be addressed. PUH 5420—Epidemiology of Diseases of Major Public Health Importance In-depth study of the distribution and determinants of specific infectious, chronic, behavioral, and environmentally caused diseases of major public health importance. Prerequisites: PUH 5301, PUH 5430 PUH 5430—Epidemiology Examines basic principles andmethods of modern epidemiology used to assess disease causation and distribution. Students develop conceptual and analytical skills to measure association and risk, conduct epidemiological surveillance, evaluate screening and diagnostic tests, and investigate disease outbreaks and epidemics. PUH 5431—Community Health Assessment Community Health Assessment (CHA) is a process of collecting, analyzing, and reviewing public health data to understand community health needs and facilitate planning of community health resources. CHA serves a core function for local health departments and organizations. In this course, students will learn to locate appropriate public health data sources, analyze public health data, and write a community health profiling report. PUH 5500—School Health Study of the development and enhancement of school level health education and health service programs that support student health and academic achievement. PUH 5510—Maternal and Child Health This course addresses public health issues pertaining tomothers and children. It also addresses programs for prevention, both in the United States and globally, and resources for the programs. PUH 5512—Health Policy, Planning, and Management Discusses principles and logic involved in health policy, planning, and management. Addresses history, political, and environmental contexts, and their incorporation into population research. PUH 5520—Legal and Ethical Issues in Public Health This course introduces nonlawyers to the important roles law and ethics play in determining the public’s health. Students develop skills in analyzing political, legislative, and ethical aspects of public health issues.