Graduate Catalog 2008-09
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MPH: Public Health
6000. Public Health Practice (3)
Foundation for public health administration. Introduces MPH degree program. Applied focus on public health problems, issues, and resources of eastern North Carolina. Describes how empirical assessment of population health status informs managerial decision-making and describes the organization of the public health infrastructure. Overview range of practice in public health and of tools and resources for health improvement.
6002. Advanced Public Health Practice (3)
P: MPH 6000 or consent of instructor. Core issues and skills for public health administration and practice. Focuses on public health law, ethics, legislation, information systems, media relations, marketing, human services management, and emergency preparedness.
6003. Occupational Health (3)
Assessment of occupational health problems and risk factors focusing on analyzing and reducing health hazards in the workplace.
6005. African-American Health (3)
Comprehensive, holistic, and sociocultural perspective focusing on national, regional, state, county and local African-American health and health disparity issues leading toward developing public health interventions.
6006. Making Sense of Data (3)
Interpretation and use of public health data. Overview of public health data management and decision making skills by the use of real life examples.
Public Health: A Global Perspective (3)
Explores the issues related to the fields of medical anthropology and public health leading toward developing global health interventions.
6008. Ethnic Health and Health Disparities (3)
Explores the issues related to ethnic health and health disparities, leading toward developing new public health intervention programs.
6010. Fundamentals of Environmental Health (3) Same as EHST 6010
Effects of environment on human health with focus on rural environment. Considers water supply and wastewater disposal, water quality, solid and hazardous wastes, air quality, occupational health and safety, food protection, and vector control.
6011. Introduction to Epidemiology (3) Same as HLTH 6011
Introduces methods and concepts of epidemiologic methodology and application of epidemiology in public health.
6013. Behavioral Sciences and Health Education (3) Same as HLTH 6013
Introduces concepts of role of social factors in health and illness as well as health education/promotion. Overview of relationships between various social factors, with health outcomes. Includes theories and approaches of health education/promotion programs.
6020. Research Methods (3)
Synthesize material from social and behavioral sciences, biostatistics, and epidemiology to better understand health problems.
6021. Epidemiology of Chronic Disease (3)
P: MPH 6000, 6011; or consent of instructor. Practical information on chronic disease epidemiology, prevention, and control. Covers broad range of disease processes. Focuses on chronic diseases that account for large proportion of morbidity and mortality in population. Emphasizes risk factors that can be modified through public health interventions.
6022. Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (3)
P: MPH 6000, 6011; or consent of instructor. Provides concepts involved in understanding causes, transmission, and control of infectious disease as well as policies, methods, and tools employed in surveillance, detection, investigation, control, and prevention of disease outbreaks.
6023. Epidemiology of Cancer (3)
P: MPH 6000, 6011; or consent of instructor. Study design and epidemiologic methods used in cancer epidemiology research
6025. Delivery of Healthcare Services (3)
P: MPH 6000; or consent of instructor. Overview of delivery and effective leadership of healthcare services.
6035. Interdisciplinary Rural Health (3) Same as NURS 6035
Theoretical base and skills for interdisciplinary rural health practice.
6050, 6051, 6052. Independent Study (1,2,3)
May be repeated. May count a maximum of 6 s.h. toward degree. P: Consent of advisor. Study of topic not otherwise offered in public health curriculum or in greater depth than is possible within context of regular course.
6100. Aging and Health (3) Same as GERO 6100; SOCI 6100
P: Consent of instructor or Center on Aging associate director for educational programs. Analysis of behavioral, social, and cultural influences upon health status of older adults and intervention strategies.
6610. Nutrition and Public Health Issues (3) Same as NUTR 6610
P: Consent of instructor. Examines science base for community nutrition, including problem identification, interpretation of nutritional data and scientific issues, public health policy, societal and health trends, and emerging legislative issues related to nutrition and public health.
6670. Public Health Perspectives on Maternal and Child Health (3)
P: Enrollment in Master of Public Health degree program or permission of instructor. Introduces students to maternal and child health (MCH), with primarily a domestic focus. Emphasis on understanding the role policies and programmatic issues play in MCH. Students will gain an understanding of key issues for MCH populations.
6903. Internship in Public Health (3)
240 hour internship focusing on integration and demonstration of academic knowledge with learned public health core competencies in professional public health practice settings.
6991, 6992. MPH Professional Paper (2,1)
P for 6991: 6000, 6002, 6011, and 6020 or consent of instructor. P for 6992: All core courses or consent of instructor. Includes applied learning exercise on the implementation of public health and epidemiologic research methodology. Students develop a research proposal (6991); implement their proposal, analyze their results, and write a public health research article (6992) that is ready for submission to a peer-reviewed scientific journal.
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