94 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Public Health Program PUH 5802—Epidemiologic Surveillance and Outbreak Investigation This course provides a descriptive analysis of basic components and strategies required for the surveillance and investigation of disease outbreaks. Surveillance data collection, analysis, and reporting are emphasized as well as indicators for assessing the effectiveness of such programs. Prerequisites: PUH 5430, PUH 5301 PUH 6001—Social and Behavioral Sciences Applied to Health Introduces students to the social, cultural, and behavioral foundations of modern public health practice as applied to interventions for disease prevention and health enhancement. Reviews the linkage between public health and other social sciences. Students gain knowledge and awareness of today’s most pressing public health problems and the social and behavioral factors determining them. PUH 6002—Applied Practice Experience The Applied Practice Experience is a unique opportunity for graduate students to integrate and apply practical knowledge and skills learned through coursework to a public practice setting. Students must complete at least 200 hours during the academic semester in which they are registered for the course. This must be documented in the form of a log. Students must complete their work, submit their documents, and give an oral presentation to the course director at the end of the semester they are registered for. There will be scheduled meetings for this course. Prerequisites: PUH 5220, PUH 5301, PUH 5430, PUH 5512, PUH 6001 PUH 6008—Public Health Advocacy The course is designed to provide students with the historical and legal background of legislative advocacy. Students will gain the practical skills necessary to succeed in the legislative advocacy field. The goals of this course are to understand how to effectively advocate on behalf of a cause, company, or nonprofit entity; review laws and regulations affecting lobbying and lobbyists; and comprehend the competitive landscape of public policy. PUH 6016—Survey Methods in Public Health This course addresses the theory and practice of designing and conducting surveys in public health research and practice. Topics will include survey designs, sampling strategies, data collection methods, interviewing skills, coding, and data analysis. Prerequisites: PUH 5430, PUH 5301 PUH 6017—Independent Study in Public Health An independent study in public health is a course for academic credit that offers a qualified student an opportunity to work with a faculty member on an advanced topic of study in any public health discipline. Written approval from the instructor and program director is required. Prerequisites: PUH 5301, PUH 5430. PUH 6022—Community Health Project This course is designed to give the student the opportunity to plan, implement, or evaluate a specific community health initiative. It is an applied experience in collaboration with a field-based site. The project is approved and monitored by the course director. PUH 6120—Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation This course provides students with the knowledge necessary to perform public health program planning, management, and evaluation. Students will critically identify and define a public health need, create a plan for responding to the need, implement andmanage the planned intervention, and evaluate the extent to which the intervention effectively addresses the public health need. To accomplish these ends, students will develop and critique both a unique public health programplan and an evaluation plan for the program during the course of the semester. PUH 6201—Tropical Diseases This course will address tropical diseases in the world today and their public health significance. Malaria, yellow fever, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, filariasis, dengue fever, malnutrition, diarrheal diseases, and other tropical diseases will be discussed in relation to epidemiology, clinical presentation, and management. The impact of these diseases on global health and economic issues will be discussed. PUH 6521—Budgeting and Accounting for Health Care Organizations This course will provide knowledge and skills in various aspects of budgeting and accounting as it applies to health care organizations. PUH 6522—Strategic Marketing for Health Care Organizations This course will provide students with knowledge and strategies in marketing as it applies to health care.