Jan 29, 2023  
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

Communicative Disorders

  
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    CDIS 5040 - Adult Language Disorders

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5010 . A study of the clinical characteristics of aphasia and related communication disorders in adults with emphasis on differential diagnosis and treatment. An information-processing model provides a theoretical basis for treatment. Neuroanatomy and associated neurological symptoms are included. Treatment efficacy issues are researched.


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    CDIS 5045 - Dysphagia

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5010 . A study of the differential diagnosis and treatment of dysphagia in adults and children with a focus on neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Assessment with a clinical bedside exam and videofluroscopy with emphasis on interpretation of radiographic studies (modified barium swallow). Neurologic diseases and lessons commonly associated with dysphagia will be identified. Team management of pare care is discussed. Treatment efficacy issues are researched.


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    CDIS 5070 - Voice Disorders

    (3 credits)
    A study of etiology, evaluation, and management of vocal pathologies encountered in children and adult clients. Normal voice production and voice disorders are studied from a voice-science perspective involving physiological investigation using both clinical and instrumentation techniques. Special needs of school-age children, laryngectomy patients, clients with psychogenically based voice problems and professional voice users are presented. Vocal diversity among multicultural populations is discussed.


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    CDIS 5200 - Language Disorders of School-Aged Children

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5015 . A study of language disorders of school-age children and their influence on literacy with emphasis on evaluation, treatment techniques, and collaborative strategies for the administration of services in the schools.


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    CDIS 5205 - Speech-Language Pathology for Audiology Students

    (3 credits)
    This course presents an overview of speech and language development and communicative disorders in pediatric and adult populations for audiologists. The course provides a foundation in normal speech and language milestones, screening procedures, characteristics of individuals with communicative disorders and treatment approaches pertaining to the screening and referral of audiology patients for speech and language services.


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    CDIS 5210 - Communication Problems of the Aging

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5040 . A review of the socio-emotional, perceptual, physical, and cognitive changes associated with aging that affect communicative skills.


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    CDIS 5240 - Pediatric Organic Disorders

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5015 . A study of the genetic, developmental, dental, surgical, psychosocial, audiologic, and speech-language aspects of children with organic pathologies such as craniofacial conditions, autism and mental retardation. Assessment and treatment issues for these populations are covered. The course describes the speech-language pathologist’s role as a member of a multidisciplinary team.


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    CDIS 5250 - Communication Challenges of Autism Spectrum Disorder

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5010  and CDIS 5015 . A study of the characteristics, identification, evaluation, and treatment of individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. The course addresses the communication challenges of this population, considering associated sensory, social, physical, and motor needs. Discussion of assessment and intervention includes specific methodologies, collaboration with caregivers and teachers, and the influence of environment. Critical thinking and analytical skills are emphasized.


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    CDIS 5260 - Seminar in Intervention Issues

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5015 . An examination of current research and theoretical issues pertaining to intervention practices in childhood communicative disorders with an emphasis on infant-toddler intervention strategies. The course explores the works of Vygotsky as they apply to intervention with language impaired individuals.


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    CDIS 5270 - Augmentative Communication

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5015  and CDIS 5040 . A study of assistive communicative devices utilized by individuals with severe communicative impairments due to physical, sensory or motor impairments. Emphasis on the strategies employed to assess the appropriateness of communicative devices and utilized these devices in communicative situations.


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    CDIS 5275 - Dysphagia Laboratory

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite(s) or concurrent CDIS 5045 . This class provides practical experience in clinical and radiological assessment and treatment approaches for individuals with swallowing impairments. Discussions of ethical issues and counseling procedures associated with dysphagia management will be discussed.


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    CDIS 5280 - Language and Literacy Disorders

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5015  and CDIS 5200  The study of the relationship between oral language disorders and reading and writing deficits of literacy disorders. Discusses theoretical approaches, development, etiologies, and intervention for oral language and literacy disorders.


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    CDIS 5285 - Voice Laboratory

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Prerequisite(s) or concurrent CDIS 5070 . This course presents a study of instruments used in the diagnosis and treatment of voice disorders include laryngeal function, speech intensity, fundamental frequency, sound spectography and velopharyngeal function. The diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of the laryngectomy and tracheostomy patient will be addressed.


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    CDIS 5290 - Advanced Adult Neurogenic Cognitive Communicative Disorders

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5040 . An advanced seminar focused on three topics: communicative and cognitive disorders following right hemisphere damage (RHBD), traumatic brain injury (TBI), and dementing progressive neurological diseases. Emphasis is on in-depth understanding of the nature of the disorders and their neurological correlates, the diagnostic tools for assessing the disorders, and critical review of treatment procedures used to remediate the disorders.


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    CDIS 5295 - Counseling in Communicative Disorders

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. Introduction for speech-language pathologists and audiologists to issues related to child and adolescent development, childhood motivations for misbehavior, and the individual and family counseling interventions that can support speech therapy and audiology practices.


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    CDIS 5400 - Research Methods in Communicative Disorders

    (3 credits)
    A study of research design and methods used in descriptive and experimental research in speech and hearing science. Review of descriptive and inferential statistics.


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    CDIS 5510 - Audiology Clinic for Speech-Language Pathologists

    (1 credit)
    On- and off-campus supervised clinical practica, individually structured for speech-language pathology students, providing evaluation and treatment experiences with auditory disorders of children and adults. Notes: Repeatable.


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    CDIS 5610 - Speech-Language Pathology Clinic for Audiologists

    (1 credit)
    On- and off-campus supervised clinical practica, individually structured for the audiology students, providing clinical evaluation and treatment experiences with communicative disorders of children and adults.


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    CDIS 5620 - Speech-Language Pathology Clinic: Child Evaluation/Treatment

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5015 . Supervised experience in the assessment and treatment of children with speech and language disorders. Notes: Repeatable.


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    CDIS 5670 - Speech-Language Pathology Clinic: Advanced

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of two semesters of supervised clinical practica and permission of the speech-language pathology faculty. On- and offcampus supervised clinical practica, individually structured for the student, providing clinical evaluation and treatment experiences with communicative disorders of children and adults. Repeatable. Notes: Repeatable.


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    CDIS 5690 - Externship: Speech-Language Pathology

    (6-9 credits)
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of three semesters of supervised clinical practica and permission of speech-language pathology faculty. A concentrated off campus supervised clinical practicum, individually structured for the student, providing clinical evaluation and treatment experiences with communicative disorders of children and adults. Repeatable. Notes: Repeatable.


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    CDIS 5900 - Independent Study

    (3 credits)
    Permission of the instructor and the department chair required. Independent study of literature or research appropriate to the areas of concern to an individual student is arranged.


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    CDIS 5990 - Readings and Research

    (1-3 credits)
    Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s advisory committee in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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    CDIS 6100 - Instrumentation and Acoustic Measurement

    (3 credits)
    This course provides the basics of electronic and digital signal generation. Information pertaining to equipment used for calibration and measurement of acoustic and electric signals is applied to uses in the audiologic clinic and the hearing science lab.


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    CDIS 6115 - Audiologic Evaluation I

    (3 credits)
    An in-depth study of tests and topics that comprise the clinical domain of audiology. Such material includes audiometric standards, calibration, routine clinic protocols, immittance testing, as well as behavioral and physiological assessments of nonorganic hearing loss.


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    CDIS 6140 - Amplification Systems I

    (3 credits)
    A study of hearing aids, related acoustics, hearing aid selection/fitting procedures, verification of performance measures, and troubleshooting. Demonstrations and laboratory activities are included.


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    CDIS 6141 - Amplification Systems II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 6140 . This class is a study in advanced hearing aid technologies including implantable hearing aids, cochlear implants, and the strategies used to select and verify such fittings.


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    CDIS 6142 - Amplification Systems III

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 6140 , 5141/CDIS 6141 . This class examines the most recent innovations in hearing aid technology including digital and programmable amplifying systems. Practical experience with devices and fitting strategies that minimize the effects of noise and their verification in the clinic will be prioritized.


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    CDIS 6145 - Pathologies of the Auditory System

    (3 credits)
    A study of pathological conditions that affect the ear and the sense of hearing. Topics include embryological development and identification of congenital syndromes linked to hearing loss, post-natal maturation, and pathologies affecting the pediatric patient, the effects of aging, and associated adventitious hearing loss.


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    CDIS 6150 - Psychoacoustics

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Advanced Graduate Standing. An in-depth examination of psychoacoustics, specifically the physiological and psychological processes that produce the sensation of hearing. The class will result in a greater appreciation of the effectiveness, as well as the shortcomings, of clinical audiology procedures.


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    CDIS 6160 - Audiologic Evaluation II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 6115 . A study of advanced audiologic techniques including multifrequency tympanometry, acoustic reflex studies, tests for pseudohypacusis, and special tests employing speech stimuli. Imaging techniques for structure (e.g., CT scans, MRI) and for function (e.g., PET, EEG) are discussed.


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    CDIS 6180 - Pediatric Audiology

    (3 credits)
    A study of hearing loss and its etiology in children, the development of auditory behavior, and the techniques and skills utilized for auditory assessment and management of children with auditory disorders.


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    CDIS 6195 - Electrophysiology

    (3 credits)
    An in-depth study of electrophysiological procedures including both vestibular function tests (electronystagmorgraphy) and early and late auditory evoked potentials (electrocochleography, brainstem auditory evoked response, middle latency auditory evoked response, late auditory evoked response, and the cognitive responses).


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    CDIS 6196 - Electrophysiology II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 6195 . A study of the advanced audiological diagnostic techniques used for Electric and Magnetic assessment of the auditory system, including ABR, Brain Mapping, AMLR, ALR, P3000, MMN, ENOG, SSER, and VER.


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    CDIS 6205 - Speech-Language Pathology for Audiology Students

    (3 credits)
    This course presents an overview of speech and language development and communicative disorders in pediatric and adult populations for audiologists. The course provides a foundation in normal speech and language milestones, screening procedures, characteristics of individuals with communicative disorders and treatment approaches pertaining to the screening and referral of audiology patients for speech and language services.


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    CDIS 6300 - Rehabilitative Audiology for Children

    (3 credits)
    A study of current methods, techniques, and models for (re)habilitation of children with hearing impairment including central auditory processing disorders. Discussions of hearing aid orientation, counseling, speech reading, auditory training, cochlear implants, and other relevant techniques used in the management of pediatric hearing disorders.


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    CDIS 6310 - Rehabilitative Audiology for Adults

    (3 credits)
    A study of the rehabilitative processes and procedures used with the adult hearing impaired population.


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    CDIS 6340 - Audiology Clinical Practice Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Advanced graduate standing. An examination of personal, organizational, economic, legal, and ethical issues of autonomous audiology practice. Emphasis is on the managerial role of the audiologist as these issues relate to various models of audiological service delivery.


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    CDIS 6355 - Tinnitus Management

    (3 credits)
    This course will provide an overview of strategies used to diagnose, quantify, and manage tinnitus. Causes and mechanisms of tinnitus generation, exacerbation, and amelioration will be identified. Treatment approaches covered in the class include tinnitus masking, retraining, cognitive behavioral therapy, and use of pharmacological and homeopathic agents.


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    CDIS 6360 - Vestibular Assessment

    (3 credits)
    This course addresses the anatomy and physiology of the normal vestibular system. Administration and interpretation of the basic vestibular test battery including electronystagmography will be studied in the context of basic audiologic function and diagnosis.


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    CDIS 6361 - Advanced Vestibular Assessment and Rehabilitation

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 6360 . This course addresses the administration and interpretation of computerized dynamic posturography and rotational testing. Vestibular adaptation principles and vestibular rehabilitation therapy techniques are linked to measures of treatment outcome measures and an understanding of balance problems in special populations.


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    CDIS 6370 - Hearing Conservation

    (3 credits)
    This course will provide practical applications of the components included in comprehensive hearing conservation programs including: measurement of acoustic energy in a variety of industrial settings, measurement of hearing for occupationally and recreationally noise exposed individuals, and the provision of education regarding hearing loss and protection to a variety of populations.


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    CDIS 6390 - Medical Audiology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Instructor permission and graduate standing. This course provides for audiologists information pertaining to the medical aspects of clinical practice. Topics covered include medical management of hearing and balance disorders, pharmacological agents, aging, universal precautions, and cerumen management.


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    CDIS 6400 - Research Methods in Communicative Disorders

    (3 credits)
    A study of research design and methods used in descriptive and experimental research in speech and hearing science. Review of descriptive and inferential statistics.


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    CDIS 6401 - Research Methods in Audiology I

    (1 credit)
    Provides students the means to identify a clinically-relevant research question, develop a literature review, and present a research prospectus.


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    CDIS 6402 - Research Methods in Audiology II

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 6401  Provides the material and background necessary for students to develop the methodology, collect and analyze the data for a research project.


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    CDIS 6403 - Research Methods in Audiology III

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 6401  and CDIS 6402 . Supports completion of research project, including data interpretation, and development of presentation strategies for dissemination of research findings.


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    CDIS 6410 - Audiology Seminar

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 6400 . A seminar focusing upon contemporary topics in the diagnosis and treatment of hearing loss, tinnitus, and vestibular disorders. Students will complete and present an original project at a pre-approved research forum.


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    CDIS 6520 - Audiology Clinic

    (3 credits)
    A series of on- and off-campus supervised clinical practica, individually structured for the student, providing evaluation and treatment experiences with auditory disorders of children and adults. Repeatable.


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    CDIS 6590 - Externship: Audiology

    (6-9 credits)
    Prerequisites: CDIS 5520 and permission of the audiology faculty. A comprehensive off-campus supervised clinical practicum experience, individually structured for the student, providing evaluation and treatment experiences with auditory disorders of children and adults. Repeatable.


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Community and Behavioral Health

  
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    COBH 5007 - Principles and Practice of Patient Education

    (3 credits)
    In this course students develop skills in the design and use of educational methods and materials to provide specialized education for the patient in the clinical environment.


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    COBH 5019 - Supervised Teaching

    (1-3 credits)
    This is a required course for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with teaching assignments. This course is designed to provide graduate assistants with supervision and training opportunities that serve to integrate their graduate assistantship assignment and graduate program or professional goals and activities. It is offered on a P/F basis and is not counted as degree credit. (fall, spring)
     


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    COBH 5029 - Supervised Research - Community and Behavioral Health


    This is a required course for graduate assistants or tuition scholars with research assignments. This course is designed to provide graduate assistants with supervision and training opportunities that serve to integrate their graduate assistantship assignment and graduate program or professional goals and activities. It is offered on a P/F basis and is not counted as degree credit. (fall, spring)


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    COBH 5030 - Overview of Public Health

    (3 credits)
    This course provides an introduction to public health concepts and practice by examining the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities, and results of public health practice at the national, state, and community levels. The course also addresses important health issues and problems facing the public health system. Case studies and a variety of practice-related exercises serve as bases for learner participation in real world public health problem-solving simulations.


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    COBH 5110 - Community Health Assessment Research

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Prior or concurrent registration in COBH 5200  and EPID 5400  or permission of the instructor. Assessing appropriate demographic and health-related data are foundational to addressing health problems in a responsive and effective way. This hands-on course provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply strategies for identifying and prioritizing individual and community health status, risks, and needs. It includes development, administration, analysis, and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative needs assessment strategies including stakeholder interviews, focus groups, and survey questionnaires, which are included in a written assessment report. Students select a real world health problem and population to be the focus of assessment research during the semester and in subsequent related courses: COBH 5120  and COBH 5130 .


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    COBH 5120 - Health Program Planning and Evaluation

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: COBH 5110  or permission of the instructor. This course focuses on the planning of specific health programs and services to meet needs identified in COBH 5110 . Students are guided through the process of developing a written proposal focused on a health intervention using evaluation methods to determine its effectiveness. Once the program is formally proposed, students develop and pretest program content, materials, and evaluation tools targeting the identified population and community health issue investigated.


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    COBH 5125 - Rural Health Research and Practice

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EPID 5400  Principles of Epidemiology or permission of instructor. PUBH 5200 Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health or permission of instructor. Corequisites: COBH 5377  — Health Communications or permission of instructor. This interdisciplinary course with nursing, medicine, public health and other disciplines is the first of a two-semester series of courses which allows students to develop an understanding of rural health issues using community based participatory research methodology and theory relevant to health sciences. Student and faculty teams partner with rural communities to assess health priorities and develop plans to address identified needs. Both quantitative and qualitative evaluative methods are utilized to assess and analyze health status indicators using appropriate technology.


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    COBH 5130 - Consulting and Implementation of Health Programs and Services

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: COBH 5120  or permission of the instructor. Building on experiences in previous courses in the program sequence, this course focuses on implementation and evaluation of specific health programs and services that students have designed for community and organization settings. The course integrates guided consultative activities involving group process, training, interpersonal communication, and organizational and community development. The final product is a written research report of the health promotion intervention.


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    COBH 5135 - Rural Health Projects

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: COBH 5125  Rural Health Research and Practice or permission of instructor. In this course students from nursing, medicine, public health and other disciplines work in interdisciplinary teams to develop a community-based health proposal in collaboration with their rural community partners. Through implementing and evaluating the proposed community-based project, students gain hands-on experience in using participatory methods to promote the health of a selected rural population. Students enhance their formal presentation skills through presenting the results of their community-based health project.


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    COBH 5200 - Social and Behavioral Foundations of Public Health

    (3 credits)
    This course reviews the concepts and methods of social and behavioral sciences relevant to the identification and solution of public health problems. Social, cultural, economic and environmental factors are discussed as the fundamentals upon which public health has been developed at the various governmental and community levels.


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    COBH 5210 - Professional Development for Public Health Practice

    (2 credits)
    This course offers students opportunities to interact with faculty, alumni, preceptors, and health professionals in the context of continuing education workshops covering important, timely, and desirable public health topics. Students attend 30 contact hours of continuing education seminars over the duration of the course in consultation with their academic advisors.


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    COBH 5357 - Thanatology

    (3 credits)
    This course explores the concept of death, dying, grief and addresses the topics of: medical, legal, social, cultural, and religious view of death both in America and other cultures. Through these studies, students will be able to deal with their own emotions and better understand that death is a natural process of life.


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    COBH 5377 - Health Communication

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: COBH 5200 , or permission of the instructor. This course examines the interpersonal, group, organizational, and public communication processes that shape beliefs, decisions and behavior regarding health, sickness, and health care. Students explore the attitudes and actions of various participants in health communication, including citizens, health professionals, and those engaged in public debate of health issues. (Students cannot receive credit for both SPCH 5377  and PUBH 5377.)


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    COBH 5401 - Rural Health Issues

    (3 credits)
    This interdisciplinary course addresses contemporary issues relevant to the delivery of health care in rural areas, particularly those of Appalachia. It focuses on rural communities and is taught in a problem solving, case project format with interdisciplinary team presentations and discussions.


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    COBH 5457 - Emerging Technologies for the Health Professions

    (3 credits)
    This course prepares health professionals for the ever changing technological workplace demands, introducing new technologies with practical applications. Students are taught skills to present and manipulate information in the electronic age and reduce repeated task/events into time-saving solutions. Health education and training strategies are combined with emerging digital tools to develop training components.


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    COBH 5600 - Industrial Health Education

    (3 credits)
    This course explores the special health information needs of employed populations. Included is an in-depth study of the application of diverse disciplines to promote and enhance the health of workers in industrial settings.


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    COBH 5607 - Gerontology and Health

    (3 credits)
    This course examines the aging process and familiarizes the student with physical, physiological, psychological, and social changes which have an impact on health.


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    COBH 5707 - International Health: An Overview of Problems and Issues

    (3 credits)
    This course provides an overview of the patterns of health care delivery, public health practice, and the factors that inhibit or enable their applications among community groups and organizations around the world.


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    COBH 5850 - Public Health Program Field Experience - Community and Behavioral Health

    (1-6 credits)
    In the field experience, students apply the principles of public health in a planned and supervised learning experience. This occurs through work in actual public health field settings. Students observe and participate in different functions and operations of a public health agency or health service organization. Students with at least 4 years of full-time public health practice experience may be eligible to substitute part of the contact hours with additional learning activities that build on their past public health experience. Please contact the MPH Coordinator for more information.


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    COBH 5900 - Grant and Proposal Development

    (3 credits)
    In this course students gain the skills to prepare proposals for grants, contracts, and other external funding for health activities. Included are budgeting, contact administration, technical specifications and strategies for locating funding sources. Students will prepare a proposal as part of the required course activities.


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    COBH 5907 - Independent Study in Public Health - Community and Behavioral Health

    (1-3 credits)
    This course is designed for students desiring an in-depth study of health problems in a special area of interest.


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    COBH 5937 - Stress Management

    (3 credits)
    This course offers a survey of the literature and research on stress. Emphasis is given to the identification of stressors, development of adaptive coping skills, and practice of relaxation techniques among health professionals.


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    COBH 5950 - Research Seminar

    (3 credits)
    This course will discuss the principles and procedures of research in public health. students will use this course to develop their thesis proposal.


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    COBH 5957 - Special Topics - Community and Behavioral Health

    (1-6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course is developed and offered when there is sufficient demand for additional study of a specific public health topic. Consultation with the instructor is required prior to enrollment.


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    COBH 5970 - Public Health Monograph

    (6 credits)


    Prerequisites: Permission of student’s academic advisor. In this course, students prepare a substantive paper on one or more aspects of public health theory or practice. The content may be based on any of several approved sources of data, including assessment and intervention methodologies completed within the Trilogy courses, or extensive review of the literature. All monographs will be prepared in a format appropriate for publication in an appropriate public health targeted medium.

     

     


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    COBH 5990 - Readings and Research - Community and Behavioral Health

    (1 credit)
    Prerequisites: Permission of student’s academic advisor. Students who are not enrolled in other coursework but require the use of university facilities and/or faculty guidance for studies, research, or preparation of a prospectus MUST enroll for Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-3) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by student’s academic advisor in conjunction with other coursework, to document such activities as development of research and scholarly skills that would not be appropriately covered by other types of independent study. Readings and Research credits do not count toward degree requirements. Grading of Readings and Research will be either satisfactory completion (S), satisfactory progress (SP), or unsatisfactory (U).


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    COBH 6110 - Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health and Disease

    (3 credits)
    This course presents an in-depth analysis of factors contributing to health and disease in populations. It addresses concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, and health protection in light of modifiable and nonmodifiable risk factors, including lifestyle behavior patterns, personality and cognitive processes, cultural and spiritual forces, socioeconomic status, age, race, gender, and environmental exposure. Students will explore relationships of these health determinants within the context of selected social and behavioral theories.


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    COBH 6150 - Evaluation Research in Public Health

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BSTA 5350  and EPID 5405 . This course focuses on all parts of the evaluation process as it applies to the field of public health. Outcome identification will be included as an integral part of this process. Both theoretical and applied perspectives within public health practice are covered, including design, conduct, and outcomes identification for public health program evaluations. The important components of study design, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and report writing are addressed.


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    COBH 6160 - Systems Approaches to Public Health Issues

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: BSTA 5350  and EPID 5405  This course uses a problem-based learning approach to systems thinking and modeling for critical public health concerns. Students integrate key population level theories (e.g., ecological, PRECEDE, organization, communication) with systems theory in a multilevel investigative process of public health assessment, organization, and evaluation. Case studies and interdisciplinary teamwork provide the tools for student inquiry and the resulting narrative and written reports.


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    COBH 6195 - Seminar in Public Health

    (1 credit)
    This course provides doctoral students with the opportunity to interact with faculty, researchers, authors, and peers in the diverse arenas of public health practice and research. It employs readings, guest presentations, and group discussions to explore current trends in applied research and practice. Emphasis will be placed on research methods as well as outcomes.


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    COBH 6210 - Health Assessment and Surveillance Research

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EPID 5405  and BSTA 6170 . This course provides skills appropriate for the understanding and practice of public health assessment and surveillance. Emphasis is placed on the theory and techniques of health screening, survey research, and monitoring of health and disease in diverse populations. Students will learn the appropriate use and interpretation of preventive screening tests for the early detection of disease with significant public health implications, surveys useful in gathering health-related information, and selected regional or national data sets useful in the ongoing surveillance of disease in large populations.


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    COBH 6220 - Methods in Community Health Research

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EPID 5405  and BSTA 6170 . This course introduces a variety of qualitative, ethnographic, and observational research tools for investigating questions germane to public health. Students practice a variety of data collection and analytic methods including: direct observation, informant interviews, focus groups, and formal methods. Participatory and action research designs and methods are emphasized.


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    COBH 6240 - Organizing Communities for Health Action

    (3 credits)
    This course provides students with a hands-on systems approach to the theory and practice of community organization for health action, including community mobilization, capacity building, developing and sustaining interdisciplinary collaborations, health education empowerment and evaluation, principles of cultural competency, grant writing, and design of community-based participatory research.


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    COBH 6250 - Evidence-Based Public Health: Best Practices in Community Health

    (3 credits)
    This course provides skills for using an evidence-based approach to decision making for contemporary public health practitioners. It introduces community health best practices and other evidence-based methods as components of a systematic approach to finding effective interventions to community health challenges in diverse populations.


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    COBH 6850 - Doctor of Public Health Practicum - Community and Behavioral Health

    (6 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of student’s program advisor. This course enables students to apply the knowledge and experience gained in their DrPH courses to real life public health situations and leadership challenges in professional and community settings. Student placements, developed in consultation with the student’s practicum supervisor, will focus on providing students with new experiences in practicing public health at a professional level. Students will produce an analytical academic product either for publication or for presentation to the agency/organization


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    COBH 6960 - Doctor of Public Health Dissertation - Community and Behavioral Health

    (1-9 credits)
    Prerequisites: Successful completion of comprehensive examination. Supervised research toward dissertation by arrangement with the student’s graduate committee. Hours are repeatable but only 9 credits count toward the degree.


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    CSCI 5011 - Internet Technology I

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. This course, a comprehensive study of the design and implementation of web sites, is organized into three major segments: HTML programming, user interface design, and information architecture design. The course takes the user from creating web pages to designing a large web site. Emphasis is on the use of existing software applications that generate web-ready code. Other topics include HTML, multi-media integration, and browser plug-ins. Laboratory use of software and team participation is an integral part of this course.


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    CSCI 5012 - Internet Technology II

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CSCI 5011 . This course is intended to build upon a student’s background in HTML web page and site design by teaching skills such as advanced web page and site design, web site management, usability, accessibility, marketing principles, optimization for search engines, outsourcing, and emerging technologies.


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    CSCI 5017 - Introduction to Information Assurance

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: CSCI 1100; Corequisites: Senior or graduate standing. The course provides an introduction to information assurance for non-Computer Science majors including security risks of personal computers and computing environments and requirements and mechanisms for assuring information quality. The course includes both lecture and hands-on instruction.


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    CSCI 5027 - Information Management

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. An overview of DBMS concepts and topics appropriate to professionals who will be concerned with the management of DBMS servers and their use within a corporate setting.


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    CSCI 5057 - Advanced Internet Technologies

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. This course provides training in state-of-the-art Internet design tools by building upon students’ existing background as programmers. Topics will address advanced issues in design, optimization, and maintenance of web pages and web sites, the latest in server and client-side programming, and other emerging technologies.


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    CSCI 5067 - Networking Essentials

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor. General concepts of data communication and networking using popular conceptual models, together with recent developments in system administration with regard to current operating systems.


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