P_HLTH 7150 Principles of Public Health (3)

This course is designed to be an overview. Students explore the core competencies of public health including the basic question of “What is public health?” and the public health system.

We will also explore the core competency areas of epidemiology, social and behavioral determinants of health, environmental health, and public health policy. For the final lessons of the course, we will consider the future of public health. The overview is designed to introduce concepts that will be studied at much greater depth in the core courses of this program.

This course includes:

  • Writing intensive
  • Major paper(s)
  • Short essays or papers
    • Group assignments
    • Oral, recorded or live (Collaborate) student in-class presentations
    • Discussion forum postings
    • Multimedia assignments (e.g. video, online simulations, audio recordings)
    • Use of software packages, e.g. video, online simulations, audio recordings)
    • Reading intensive
    • Short quizzes

P_HLTH 7160 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Public Health (3)

This course is designed for health professionals interested in health issues from a global perspective. It explores contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in global health through an interdisciplinary perspective.

The roles of nation states, international agencies, the private sector and nongovernmental organizations in promoting health will also be examined. This course will follow a lecture and case study discussion format. The ten case studies used in the course were carefully selected to illustrate real-life proven, large-scale success stories in global public health. They highlight experiences in scale-up of health technologies, strengthening of health systems, and the use of health education and policy change to achieve impressive reductions in disease and disability, even in the poorest countries. Thus, students will be challenged to take a careful look at these success stories and draw important lessons about how to tackle the challenges of poverty, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, immigration, globalization, and global health inequities, towards creating a better world for all.

This online and campus-based course includes:

  • Group assignments
  • Writing intensive
    • Short essays or papers
    • Major paper(s)
    • Short quizzes
    • Multimedia assignments (e.g. video, online simulations, audio recordings) – online only
    • Reading intensive
    • Extra Credit Opportunities

P_HLTH 7952 Research Methods in Public Health (3)

This course is designed to prepare students to be both critical consumers and producers of research in public health. Students will be introduced to problems and tasks confronting researchers at each stage of the research process, and to explicate methodological strategies for the solution of these problems.

It will instill in students a commitment to using scientific approaches to knowledge building, introduce students to problems and tasks confronting researchers at each stage of the research process,  and prepare students to write and critique proposals. Course content will be covered through readings, lectures, class activities, homework and discussions.

This course includes:

  • Group assignments (dependent on instructor)
  • Short essays or papers
  • Major paper(s)
  • Discussion forum postings
  • Short quizzes
  • Reading intensive

P_HLTH 8120 Applied Epidemiology in Community Assessment (3)

Diagnosing health-related needs of at-risk and vulnerable populations. Evaluating outcome-based research.

Clinical practice implementing a public health intervention. Pre-requisite: Graduate level STAT course & Principles of Epidemiology

This course includes:

  • Group assignments
  • Writing intensive
  • Short essays or papers
    • Reading intensive
    • Discussion forum postings
    • Oral, recorded or live (Collaborate) student in-class presentations

Multimedia assignments (e.g. video, online simulations, audio recordings)

  • Use of software packages, e.g. SAS,SPSS, GIS
  • Exams
  • Major tests
  • Short quizzes
    • Extra Credit Opportunities

P_HLTH 8150 Human Health and the Environment (3)

This course reviews the principles and practice of environmental health. This is one of the core courses of the Master of Public Health program with the goal to formally educate MPH and other graduate students in the basic concepts relating to the adverse effects of agents (biological, physical and chemical) and factors (economic, psychosocial) in various human environmental facets (air, food, soil and water) using a combination of lectures, audiovisual materials, case studies and assignments.

Expected outcome is a sound understanding of the fundamentals of human health impacts of our environment.

This online and campus-based course includes:

  • Oral, recorded or live (Collaborate) student  presentations
  • Multimedia assignments (e.g. video, online simulations, audio recordings)
  • Reading intensive
  • Writing intensive
    • Short essays or papers
    • Major paper(s)
  • Exams
  • Major tests
  • Short quizzes
  • Extra credit Opportunities

P_HLTH 8260 Emergency Preparedness (3)

Designed to be an overview of current national guidance and a basic assessment of the current health care system level of readiness focusing on the critical role of the health care system for community, regional, state, and nationally based emergency preparedness efforts. (Core course for Veterinary Public Health emphasis)

P_HLTH 8300 Health Care in the United States (3)

Overview of financing, structure, and outcomes in the U.S. health care system. Contemporary health care issues, policy, and politics will be addressed. Graded on A/F basis only.

This online and campus-based course includes:

  • A group policy brief
  • A policy recommendation paper
  • Two reflection assignments
  • Oral, student in-class presentations, including a health reform debate; forum postings for online section
  • Classroom discussion
  • Exams
    • Weekly short multiple choice, true/false quizzes
    • Two open note essay exams (Midterm and Final)
    • Extra Credit Opportunities

P_HLTH 8420 Principles of Epidemiology (3)

This course is intended to provide a general introduction to the course epidemiological concepts and methods as grounded in the essential services of public health.  The focus of the course is on developing critical thinking skills and providing a foundation in applied epidemiological competencies.

This online course includes:

  • Group assignments
  • Discussion forum postings
  • Exams
    • Short quizzes
    • Major tests
    • Extra credit opportunities

P_HLTH 8620 Emerging Zoonoses Pathogens (3)

This course will enhance student understanding of the epidemiology and ecology of emerging and established zoonotic diseases.  Risk factors for emergence of zoonotic diseases will be discussed and principles of zoonotic disease control will be contextually developed. Prerequisites:  P_HLTH 8420 or V_PBIO 8455 and P_HLTH 8150, or consent.

P_HLTH 8920 Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (3)

This course will take both a theoretical and a practical approach to understanding health related behavior and the field of public health. Students will gain an understanding of theory and empirical research in the social and behavioral sciences, as well as developing practical skills in critically evaluating research and in applying scientific evidence to address real world health concerns.

Our reading and discussion will focus largely on what theory and research suggest about effective ways to change behaviors and social factors to best support good health.

This online and campus-based course includes:

  • Short essays or papers
  • Major paper(s)
  • Discussion forum postings
  • Short quizzes
  • Students are required to read 1-2 chapters and 1-3 peer reviewed articles each week. Additionally they need to locate and read some peer-reviewed journal articles for their final paper. The online course is more writing intensive than when taught face to face – assignments are the same but discussion requires written responses to other students rather than oral in-class discussion. (So there are weekly written commentaries on the readings; 3-4 essays – each about 2-3 pages; and a final research paper).

P_HLTH 8953 Developing and Evaluating Global Public Health Programs (3)

Participation in this course assumes the student has completed research methods or equivalent including an understanding of basic research principles and design, sampling techniques, common data analysis techniques including rudimentary statistics and some familiarity with the use of microcomputer software in analysis.

It also assumes the participant is familiar with the principles of public health or preferably Global Public health.  The focus of this course is on the application of research and evidence in the design and implementation of public health programs in developing countries. The overall intent is to provide the graduate with an introductory grounding in the development of an evidenced based public health program, including developing an original design, an evidenced based proposal with log frame and then how to monitor and measure progress and success, so that he/she can, monitor program performance or participate in a program assessment, from the pragmatic and applied perspective of the manager.

This online and campus-based course includes:

  • Group assignments
  • Short essays or papers
  • Oral, recorded or live (Collaborate) student in-class presentations
  • Discussion forum postings
  • Live scheduled/required webinar discussions(with archived sessions)
  • Multimedia assignments (e.g. video, online simulations, audio recordings)
  • Short quizzes

P_HLTH 8970 Public Health Capstone & P_HLTH 8971 Veterinary Public Health Capstone (3)

As an integrating experience, the Public Health Capstone will allow students to articulate and share what they have learned in coursework and to supplement previous learning by exploring areas of knowledge the students identify as most relevant to their readiness for professional practice.

It will enable students to test theoretical knowledge against real life practical experiences, and to integrate and refine basic and advanced concepts, values, and methods acquired during the professional education.

This online and campus-based course includes:

  • Short papers
  • Oral, recorded or live(Collaborate) student in-class presentations

P_HLTH 8980 Public Health Internship (6)

Field internships are based in local and state public health departments and public health community organizations. Students learn first-hand about public health organizations and complete a project that demonstrates understanding of the application of public health theory, principles, and methods in real-life settings. More internship information.

PUB_AF 8170 Public Policy Processes and Strategies (3)

Processes through which public demands are generated, converted into public policy, and implemented. Examines the intersection of politics, policy, and management as well as the diverse strategies and tools of public action.

Online

  • Group assignments
  • Short essays
  • Annotated bibliography
  • Discussions
  • Recorded presentations
  • Very reading intensive due to shortened course term (9 weeks)
  • No synchronous requirements

On Campus

  • Group assignments
  • Short essays or papers
  • Major paper(s)
  • Oral, recorded or live (Collaborate) student in-class presentations
  • Discussion forum postings
  • Multimedia assignments (e.g. video, online simulations, audio recordings)
  • Reading intensive
  • Writing intensive
  • Short quizzes or a major test

STAT 7020 Statistical Methods in the Health Sciences (3)

Basic inference methods, both parametric and non-parametric, appropriate for answering questions arising in health sciences research. Computer exercises involving data from real experiments from health science area. Pre-requisite: MATH 1100 or 1120 and graduate standing or instructor’s consent.

This course includes:

NURS 8930 Health Program Design and Management (3)

Designing and implementing cost-effective programs in health agencies. Controversies associated with specifying and appraising outcomes of health programs.

This course includes:

  • Short essays or papers
  • Major paper(s)
  • Oral, recorded or live(Collaborate) student in-class presentations
  • Discussion forum postings
  • Multimedia assignments(audio recordings)
  • Extra Credit Opportunities

V M&S 8431 Research Methods and Data Analysis (2)

A consideration of research methods, data analysis, and practical approaches to analyzing data sets derived from veterinary and biomedical sciences.

V PBIO 8455 Epidemiology & Biostatistics (2).

Same as Family and Community  Medicine 8421. Advanced epidemiological theory and methods in the study and control of infections and non-infectious diseases. Pre-requisite: instructor’s consent.

V PBIO 8458 Veterinary Public Health (2)

Same as Veterinary Pathobiology 5557. In this course students are introduced to the wide range of veterinary involvement in maintaining and assuring human health, nationally and globally. Topics discussed include: agencies such as USDA, FDA, CDC, food safety and meat inspection, veterinary responsibility in identifying diseases, legal issues of drug use, and zoonotic diseases.

V_PBIO 8601 Animals in Emergencies & Basic Emergency Response Training (1)

This course will enable veterinary and graduate students to understand their role in society during disasters and credential as responders.

For a list of approved electives for your specific program visit : http://publichealth.missouri.edu/programs.php