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PHI 511 Foundations of Public Health (3)
Examines public health and healthcare - U.S. and globally. Covers foundational elements of public health, including history and impact, importance of health equity and human rights, and how racism manifests and is perpetuated within public health/healthcare systems. Builds community and provides a foundation for students to work effectively as public health professionals on inter-professional teams.
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PHI 512 Analytic Skills for Public Health I (7)
Focuses on principles and methods of epidemiology and biostatistics, including: descriptive epidemiology, data summaries and presentation, study design, measures of excess risk, causal inference, screening, measurement error, misclassification, effect modification, confounding, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, p-values, sample size calculation, and linear regression analysis. Includes hands-on data analysis.
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PHI 513 Analytic Skills for Public Health II (3)
Introduces qualitative and mixed methods and relevance to rigorous public health research and practice. Places a strong emphasis on qualitative data analysis as an integral dimension of the mixed-methods approach. Focuses on contexts for and types of qualitative research questions, integration with quantitative measures of magnitude and frequency, and assessment of strength of evidence in the context of implementation science. Prerequisite: PHI 511 and PHI 512.
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PHI 514 Determinants of Health (3)
Describes and applies frameworks for understanding determinants of health at multiple levels and within different systems. Emphasizes individual- and family-level determinants, physical and social environments, population-level determinants, and systems dynamics. Students learn how to apply theory and to interpret and weigh evidence to identify and prioritize health determinants for public health research, practice, and policy. Prerequisite: PHI 511 and PHI 512.
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PHI 515 Implementing Public Health Interventions (4)
Uses evidence and ethics in intervention design, implementation, and evaluation. The concepts, models, and methods of implementation science in public health are emphasized across multiple levels of the socio-ecological framework. Ethical considerations include assessing and acting on the values and preferences of stakeholder groups and striving for equity in potential outcomes. Prerequisite: PHI 511; PHI 512; PHI 513; and PHI 514.
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PHI 516 Public Health Practice (3)
Integrates knowledge of health determinants, public health systems, analytic skills and evidence-based approaches to public health problem solving. Public Health Practice, the culminating course of the MPH core curriculum, develops new skills in public health leadership, management, communication and community engagement. Students work in teams to apply knowledge and skills to real world public health practice challenges through case studies. Prerequisite: PHI 511; PHI 512; PHI 513; and PHI 514.
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PHI 590 Public Health Interdisciplinary Selected Topics (1-10, max. 20)
Topics vary.
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