May 30, 2024  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


 

English

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • ENGL 5989 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangement for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries and government agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students receive compensation as full-time employees.


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  • ENGL 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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Environmental Health

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  • ENVH 5640 - Environmental Risk Assessment

    (4 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

    Introduces students to the science of environmental risk assessment. Students apply characteristics of hazardous materials, chemistry, and biology to the assessment of risk associated with exposure to hazardous materials. The culminating project and presentation allows students to synthesize foundational public health knowledge and skills with environmental health expertise gained in foundational and concentration courses.


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  • ENVH 5850 - Public Health Program Field Experience - Environmental 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 will 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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  • ENVH 5989 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and governments agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students may receive compensation as full-time employees.


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  • ENVH 5990 - Readings and Research - Environmental 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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  • ENVH 5999 - Internship/Cooperative Education

    (1-3 credits)
    Students must clear arrangements for this course through the Cooperative Education Office prior to registration. Businesses, industries, and governments agencies provide opportunities for planned and supervised work assignments. Students may alternate between periods (usually two semesters) of full-time study and employment with a cooperative education employer. Credit received carries full academic value, and students may receive compensation as full-time employees.


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  • ENVH 6100 - Environmental Concerns in Public Health

    (3 credits)
    This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the major environmental issues impacting the public’s health in the 21st century. Emphasis is placed on the influence of selected environmental agents of physical, chemical, biological, and ergonomic origin. The role of environmental risk assessment and policy and the prevention of environmentally-induced illnesses are examined in view of their impact on communities.


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  • ENVH 6900 - Research Group Rotations

    (3 credits)
    A series of three to five research group rotations in which students gain an understanding of the research problems currently under investigation and the techniques employed in selected research groups. Students select faculty whose research or research techniques are of particular interest, then participate in four to six week-long rotations involving hands-on research/laboratory experience, participation in research discussions, and other actions. (Offered each term by arrangement)


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  • ENVH 6910 - Experimental Design

    (3 credits)
    An introduction to basic experimental design including selecting or assigning subjects to experimental units, selecting or assigning units for specific treatments or conditions of the experiment (experimental manipulation), specifying the order or arrangement of the treatment or treatments, and specifying the sequence of observations or measurements to be taken. Commonly used experimental designs will be presented including design utility and useful statistical approaches. (Offered fall term)


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  • ENVH 6990 - Doctoral Readings and Research

    (1-9 credits)
    Doctoral 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 proposal MUST enroll in Readings and Research. Variable credits (1-9) of Readings and Research may also be used, as approved by the 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). (Offered each term)


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Epidemiology

  
  
  
  • EPID 5100 - Analytic Methods in Public Health

    (4 credits)
    Provides an overview of principles and concepts of epidemiology and biostatistics as well as quantitative data collection and management methods applied to public health data. Provides essential instructions on the use of Excel and SAS software. Topics may include dynamics of disease in populations, characteristics of study designs and their application, measures of frequency and associations as indicators of public health impact, introduction to the elements of statistical inference, probability distribution, estimation of means and rates, and causation.


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  • EPID 5420 - Epidemiology of Chronic Disease

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EPID 5100 

    Examines chronic disease from an epidemiologic perspective. Students learn and apply epidemiologic methods to the evaluation, prevention, and control of chronic diseases of major public health importance in the United States. Topics may include chronic disease surveillance, development of community-based interventions, the role of public health agencies and health care systems in the prevention and control of chronic disease, and socio-economic and behavioral factors in the etiology of chronic illness.


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  • EPID 5480 - Genetic Epidemiology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: EPID 5100 

    This introductory course integrates the disciplines of epidemiology and genetics. The methods of genetic epidemiology will be used to estimate genetic components and localize the genes and regions influencing human diseases and related phenotypes. Heritability will be assessed using twin and pedigree data. Linkage analysis will be used to find genetic regions using human family data and also animal model. Family- and population-based candidate gene and genome-wide association analyses will be used to find diseases associated genes. Multiple regression methods will be used to explore gene x gene and gene x environment interactions. Gene expression studies and public health genomics will be covered.


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  • EPID 5850 - Public Health Program Field Experience - Epidemiology

    (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 will 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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  • EPID 5950 - Capstone in Biostatistics and Epidemiology

    (3 credits)
    Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.

    Provides students in Biostatistics or Epidemiology the opportunity to integrate and synthesize the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their previous course work and experience. Specifically, it provides students the opportunity to develop an evidence-based written product useful to external stakeholders. Students select a public health topic of consequence and develop the product with critical review of the literature and analysis and interpretation of open-source public health data.

    Cross-Listed With: BSTA 5950.


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  • EPID 5990 - Readings and Research - Epidemiology

    (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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  • EPID 6490 - Advanced Research Methods in Public Health

    (4 credits)
    Highlighting the overarching concepts and principles of qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods, this research methods course is designed for the public health professional. The use of surveillance systems and national surveys to address public health issues is also incorporated. Methods used to investigate health issues at the group, organization, community, and population levels are conveyed through case-studies, applied activities, and discussion of public health milestones and current public health issues.


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  • EPID 6850 - Doctor of Public Health Practicum - Epidemiology

    (1-6 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, focus on providing students with new experiences in practicing public health at a professional level. Students produce an analytical academic product either for publication or for presentation to the agency/organization.

    Notes: Repeatable for credit; 6 (six) credits required; a total of 50 hours contact time per credit hour.


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Finance

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

French

  
  
  
 

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