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Health Behavior Concentration

The following presents concentration-specific courses and optional electives required to complete the Health Behavior Concentration. Go here for the Health Behavior Concentration checklist and here for the  Health Administration/Health Behavior Dual Concentration and here for the  Epidemiology Health Behavior Concentration checklists.


Focus Courses Credits
Health Behavior MPH 6600 Planning Public Health Programs
P: MPH 6013. Development and delivery of public health programs.
3
  MPH 6605 Evaluating Public Health Programs
P: MPH 6013, MPH 6600. Evaluation of public health programs, including formative, process, impact, and outcome evaluation.
3
  MPH 6027 Applied Mixed-Methods Research
P: MPH 6020; BIOS 7021 or consent of instructor. Mixed-methods data collection and analysis, with focus on use of qualitative and quantitative software.
3

Electives Courses Credits
MPH Courses MPH 6005 African-American Health
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.
3
  MPH 6007 Global Public Health: A Global Perspective
Explores the issues related to the fields of medical anthropology and public health leading toward developing global health interventions.
3
  MPH 6025 Delivery of Healthcare Services
P: MPH 6000 or consent of instructor. Overview of delivery and effective leadership of healthcare services.
3
  MPH 6036 Fundamentals in Agromedicine
Occupational and environmental illnesses, injuries, and prevention in agriculture (farming, fishing, and forestry).
3
  MPH 6040 Long Term Care Administration
P: MPH 6000 or consent of instructor. Overview of delivery of long term care services with an emphasis on the knowledge and skills needed for effective leadership.
3
  MPH 6150 History of Public Health in the Modern West
P: Graduate standing. History of the rise of organized public health systems in the West with emphasis on the contribution such understanding can make to contemporary practices, policies, and priorities.
3
  MPH 6200 Community Health Organization and Leadership
P: COHE 6000 or MPH 6000 or consent of instructor. Leadership, community organization, planning, advocacy and communication skills for administration of community health centers and integrated health care systems.
3
  MPH 6670 Public Health Perspectives on Maternal and Child Health
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.
(every other spring odd years)
3
Preferred elective MPH 7201 Introduction to Survey Methodology
P: MPH 6020 and BIOS 7021; or consent of instructor. Overview of principles and practices of population-based survey research, including methods, sampling designs, questionnaire development, sources of error, and analysis of survey data.
3
Communications COMM 6210 Media and Health Communication
P: Admission to MA in communication or graduate certificate in health communication, or consent of graduate program director. Theory and research of issues involving media and health.
3
  COMM 6220 Interpersonal Health Communication
P: Admission to MA in communication or graduate certificate in health communication, or consent of graduate program director. Theories and practices in various health care contexts, with emphasis on relationships among patients and health care providers.
3
  COMM 6221 Intercultural Communication in Health Contexts
P: Admission to MA in communication or graduate certificate in health communication, or consent of graduate program director. Intercultural communication theory and research as they apply to health contexts.
3
  COMM 6224 Communication and Health Organizations
P: Admission to MA in communication or graduate certificate in health communication, or consent of graduate program director. Analysis and practice of communication in health care settings.
3
  COMM 6226 Communication Approaches to Health Advocacy
P: Admission to MA in communication or graduate certificate in health communication, or consent of graduate program director. Theories and practices of advocacy in health contexts.
3