NEW Public Health Electives for Spring 2019

New Public Health Elective Courses

Are you still looking for an elective for Spring 19? The Bachelor of Health Science in Public Health (BPH) has new public health courses available! The Public Health courses listed below are open to all majors. During early registration you may need a permission number to register for the course. If you are unable to register for the course or you need a permission number please contact Melissa Bedford, BPH Program Manager, at DHSPublicHealth@health.missouri.edu

 

Public Health Spring 2019 Elective Courses

Chronic Diseases and Public Health Approaches

Offered as P_HLTH 4001 Topics in Public Health for Spring 2019

The epidemiology of major chronic diseases of Western countries will be reviewed including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, neurological diseases, and selected other conditions. Methodologic issues related to the study of these diseases, disease surveillance and strategies for prevention will also be covered.
Section # Course # Learning Mode Days/Time Credit Hours Notes
01 69663 Online Online 3  

Health Issues in Aging (Course Share option through UMKC)

Offered as P_HLTH 4001 Topics in Public Health for Spring 2019

Health Issues in Aging is offered through UMKC through a course share program offered through the University of Missouri. This course focuses on promotion and maintenance of the health and well-being of the older adult population. Current trends and needs of the ever changing and diversifying older adult population are discussed.  The physiological and psychological domains, socio-cultural influences, legal and ethical issues, and health care resources pertaining to older adults in relationship to their health and quality of life are explored. Assessments, problems and strengths, interventions, and outcomes specific to the older adult population are discussed. Opportunities are provided for interaction with the older adult population through service learning. Students must be able to travel to Columbia in order to participate in the course.
Section # Course # Learning Mode Days/Time Credit Hours Notes
03 69665 Online Online 3 UMKC Course Share

Public Health and Environmental Justice

Offered as P_HLTH 4001 Topics in Public Health for Spring 2019

This course is designed to give students an overview of the connection between environmental justice and public health work. Students will use current and past events as a foundation for learning about environmental health disparities faced by minorities and indigenous communities. Looking through the lens of public health, students will tackle difficult topics such as social justice, environmental racism, and climate change as it relates to minority and indigenous communities.
Section # Course # Learning Mode Days/Time Credit Hours Notes
04 69666 Blended Arranged 3  

Drugs and Society

Offered as P_HLTH 4001 Topics in Public Health for Spring 2019

This course is a tool to provide basic understanding of the role of legal and illegal drugs of abuse on people and the addictive processes. Using this information, the major focus will be to understand the problems and opportunities for treatment and prevention relevant to current and past policy issues. The public health implications of several Missouri and national policy decisions in treatment and prevention will be a major focus. An additional major focus will be on legal drugs of abuse – alcohol, tobacco and caffeine – which cause most of the mortality and morbidity due to drug use.
Section # Course # Learning Mode Days/Time Credit Hours Notes
06 69668 Online Online 3  

Sexual Health (UMKC Course Share)

Offered as P_HLTH 4001 Topics in Public Health for Spring 2019

This course is designed to introduce students to the field of human sexuality. Course content will include sexual anatomy and physiology, sexuality across a life-span, sexually transmitted infections, contraception, pregnancy and childbirth, sexual orientation, love and relationships, sexual therapy, sex education, gender identity, and gender roles, and social and legal issues related to sex.
Section # Course # Learning Mode Days/Time Credit Hours Notes
07 69669 Online Online 3