NSU HPD Catalog 2020-2021

Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Public Health Program 81 Course Descriptions Note: Listed at the end of each entry are lecture hours, laboratory hours, and semester hours. Prerequisites are also listed. PUH 5002—Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Students learn health education strategies that can be incorporated into multiple settings, focusing on wellness and preventive interventions. This course addresses individual and social factors as well as behavioral issues, health determinants, and community resources. PUH 5003—Public Health Seminar This course provides an overview of public health special lectures. A written report is required following each lecture. PUH 5004—Public Health Grant Writing Introduction to the skills of grant writing in public health. Each student will submit a grant as a culminating experience. PUH 5050—Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention This course provides an overview of substance abuse in a public health context, focusing on local, national, and global issues. It will enhance the student’s understanding of current prevention and intervention strategies. PUH 5110—Culture, Ethnicity, and Health Introduces students to skills and insights necessary in promoting health in diverse populations. Issues discussed include the need for effective communication, with an understanding of cultural factors and how they impact on preventive efforts, health care status, access to health care, and use and cost of health care services. The course also explores traditional modalities of health maintenance among various populations. PUH 5111—Public Health Issues of the Elderly Examines important determinants of morbidity and mortality among the aged population. Emphasizes social, cultural, economic, behavioral, and physical characteristics of importance in the design and development of appropriate prevention efforts directed at the elderly. PUH 5112—All-Hazards Preparedness Students will review the ecological, sociological, environmental, and general health effects of disasters, natural and man- made. The course will explore the interprofessional roles and responsibilities of professionals, paraprofessionals, and volunteers in all-hazards emergency planning, response, mitigation, and recovery. Students will gain insights into all- hazard preparedness within the health system, community, and state and local agencies. PUH 5115—Principles of Health Education This course provides an overview of the fundamental concepts of health education, contemporary health education philosophy, and the process to become a certified health education specialist. 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

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