Courses

PHST 201 Hlth & Soc: Intro Publ Health

This course provides an introduction to the field of Public Health. We will survey foundational issues and opportunities to show the breadth of the discipline. You will learn to see the world-and nearly every aspect of human social life-through a new lens, wherein population is related to social sturctures and human behaviors. We will consider the relationship between health and economics, technology, education, race, gender, place, and culture, including an emphasis on social disparities in health. We will place the U.S. health care system within its global context, working to better understand basic models of health care as practiced around the world. You will also learn of the vast opportunities for careers in health, ranging from clinical paths to health administration to health analytics. This course challenges assumptions about what health is and how we approach it, as we engage in the first look at publc health. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Shannon L. Anderson M/W/F 10:50AM-11:50AM

PHST 202 Global Health

Health for all has long been a stated goal in global society. The achievement of this goal, however, necessitates a complex understanding of the many social, ecological, economic and political factors that affect the constantly changing health of a given population. Students will come to better understand causative factors associated with communicable and non-communicable diseases worldwide, traditional and new approaches to treatment and health promotion, and best practices for engaging in efforts at improving health outcomes within and between global cultures. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
GA Aimee C. Dickenson T/Th 1:10PM-2:40PM

PHST 301 Introduction to Epidemiology

Epidemiology is the sceince of public health. This course is designed to introduce you to the philosophy, purpose, and basic methods of epidemiology. Epidemiology helps us understand how diseases are distributed in populations, including demanding that we investigate and analyze social determinants. If we want to remedy health-related problems and build a healthier, safer social world, this is crucial. Epidemiology lays the foundation for all public health practice. It is a scientific way of thinking about causes and effect. Epidemiology is used to investigate disease outbreaks, determine the natural history of disease, set resource priorities, and develop policies. Basic epidemiologic theory and techniques, applicable to public health practice, will be introduced. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Requisites

  • PHST-201 AND PHST-202 or permission. Must be taken prior to taking this course.

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp M/W 2:20PM-3:50PM

PHST 331 Environmental Public Health

Of concern to any society is the health of its people. The connections between human health, environmental degradation, and the built environment is the focus of this course. From a social science perspective, we will study the social and physical environmental determinants of health that contribute to unequal outcomes. The social production of environmental health risks and community responses to environmental threats and health problems will be examined. The course draws on the subfields of medical and environmental sociology to explore environmental health problems and their link to environmental justice concerns. (1) 1 Unit

Requisites

  • Take 1 group; Must be taken prior to taking this course.
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  • Take 1 courses;
  • From Subject SOCI;
  • From Level 200;
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  • Take PHST-201;

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Daniel Sarabia M/W/F 9:40AM-10:40AM

PHST 405 Independent Study

1/2 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Chad T. Morris
P1 Dr. Elizabeth I. Ackley

PHST 406 Independent Study

1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Shannon L. Anderson
P Dr. Shannon L. Anderson

PHST 416 Internship

1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Kristen M. Schorpp

PHST 420 Community Health Seminar

A capstone course for the public health studies major that includes an in-depth review and analysis of major themes within public health studies. (1) Lecture: 3 hrs/wk. 1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Kit C. Myers T/Th 2:50PM-4:20PM

PHST 496 Honors Project

1 Unit

Offerings

Section Instructor Time Comments
A Dr. Chad T. Morris