NSU HPD Catalog 2023-2024

84 Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine—Public Health Program 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. 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. (3 credit hours) 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 (3 credit hours) 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. (3 credit hours) 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. (3 credit hours) 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 (3 credit hours) PUH 5430—Epidemiology Epidemiology, one of the core disciplines in public health, is the study of the distribution and determinants of healthrelated conditions and the application of this study to the control of disease and other health problems. The course focuses on epidemiologic concepts and methods critical to the understanding of the occurrence and control of health-related conditions such as, infectious and chronic diseases, mental disorders, community and environmental health hazards, accidents, and geriatric problems. Students will learn how to use epidemiologic concepts and methods for public health program planning, evaluation, and research. (3 credit hours) 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. (3 credit hours) PUH 5510—Maternal and Child Health This course addresses public health issues pertaining to mothers and children. It also addresses programs for prevention, both in the United States and globally, and resources for the programs. (3 credit hours) 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. (3 credit hours) PUH 5520—Ethical Issues in Public Health This course introduces students to the important role ethics plays in determining the public’s health. (3 credit hours) 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 (3 credit hours) 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. (3 credit hours) PUH 6002—Applied Practice Experience TThe Applied Practice Experience is a unique opportunity for graduate students to integrate and apply practical knowledge and skills learned through coursework in a public practice setting. The Applied Practice Experience allows each student to demonstrate attainment of at least five competencies, of which at least three must be foundational. The course director assesses each student’s competency attainment through products that are produced for the site’s use and benefit. Students give an oral presentation to the course director at the end of the semester they are registered for. There are scheduled meetings for this course. Prerequisites: PUH 5220, PUH 5301, PUH 5430, PUH 5512, PUH 6001 (3 credit hours)