Course Descriptions


PUBH Course Descriptions

All courses are three semester credit hours unless otherwise noted.

PUBH 5020 - Occupational Health
Hazardous materials, mathematics, anatomy, and physiology; hazard recognition for harmful agents; methods, standards, recommendations, and instruments used to evaluate hazards; techniques for hazard control; occupational health programs and regulations; communication and ethics.

PUBH 5030 - Issues in Global Health
Course examines current issues and trends that affect international health, including delivery systems in other countries, and examines a variety of environmental, economic, and political factors that play a role in the transmission and treatment of human diseases.

PUBH 5060 - Occupational Safety
Safety and health organization, administration, management, services; controlling unsafe conditions/acts relation to construction and buildings, machines, materials handling, pressure vessels, electrical equipment; emergency procedures; communication effectiveness and ethical guidelines/standards.

PUBH 5160 - Environmental Health
Scientific, regulatory and management principles applicable to human disease associated with food, water, air and soil contamination. Focuses on biology and chemistry of contamination and transformation, exposure monitoring and contaminant control.

PUBH 5260 - Hazardous Materials and Emergency Response
(terrorism) Disaster preparedness and emergency response; and, personal protective equipment and site assessment/monitoring. This course requires the student to wear personal protective equipment, perform hands on monitoring and sampling, and assess and respond to in class response scenarios.

PUBH 5310 - Chemical Agents
Scientific principles and practices applicable to the qualitative and quantitative evaluation of chemical agents associated with human diseases resulting from various environmental exposures. Content includes methods to assess exposures in the workplace.

PUBH 5370 - Crisis Communication
Concepts, principles, strategies and "tools" of effective crisis management and communication from a public health perspective. Students learn to interact with stakeholders in situations posing a high risk to the health and safety of the public, and to communicate properly with the public through the broadcasting media and internet.

PUBH 5410 - Hazard Control
Ventilation; control of indoor and outdoor (ambient) air pollution; operation of dilution and location exhaust ventilation systems; design of ventilation systems; respiratory and other personal protective equipment and programs available or commonly used in the workplace; communication and ethics.

PUBH 5510 - Social, Economic, and Political Implications of Infectious Diseases
Examines and discusses the social, economic and political implications of newly emerging and existing infectious diseases and their impact on international health and commerce.

PUBH 5520 - Bio Agents Path Evaluation and Control
Scientific principles and practices applicable to the pathogenicity, evaluation and control of microbiological agents, parasitic agents, and some biological vectors associated with human diseases resulting from various environmental exposures. Content includes normal/abnormal human physiology relative to exposure, exposure assessment, and exposure control.

PUBH 5620 - Physical Agents
Monitor exposure to physical agents; assessment of exposure to physical agents; appropriate exposure control methods of physical agents; professional reports; laws, regulations, recommendations, standards, services related to physical agents; communication and ethics.

PUBH 5700 - Risk Assessment
Human health risk assessment including hazard identification, dos-response assessment, human exposure assessment, and risk characterization are discussed. Emphasis on practice of risk assessment, management, and communication relative to public, environmental, and occupational health and safety.

PUBH 5720 - Exposure Assessment Strategies
Exposure assessment is an integral part of occupational and environmental health. This course will focus on the statistics and methods needed to assess exposures in the workplace.

PUBH 6000/8000 - Biostatistics
An introduction to descriptive statistics including measurement of central tendency, dispersion, relative position, correlation, and regression. Inferential statistical theory, selected nonparametric methods, application of computers, and also occupational exposure assessment will be discussed.

PUBH 6010/8000 - Public Health Epidemiology
The course will present principles of the epidemiology method including problem solving. Various study designs will be discussed, including prospective and retrospective studies, analytic, and experimental methods.

PUBH 6030/8030 - Advanced Epidemiology
This course covers principles and methods of epidemiology in depth. The topics include causal inference, risk and effect, confounding, interaction, randomization, and matching. Special emphasis is given to design and interpretation of epidemiological studies.

PUBH 6040 - Public Health Administration (not offered after Fall 2018)
This course provides a basic understanding of the nature of public health administration, focusing on fundamentals, the recent changes, associated administrative and organizational arrangements that have been developed and the roles and responsibilities of public health administrators.

PUBH 6050 - Concepts and Issues in Environmental Health
The course will review environmental concepts, focusing on water, soil, food, and diseases as they pertain to public health. Emergency preparedness for environmental events will be discussed. The impact of environmental events on public health, preparations, and appropriate responses will be included. The relationship between environmental health and public health will be emphasized.

PUBH 6060/8060 - Advanced Biostatistics
Advanced statistical techniques with particular emphasis on problems in public health. Multiple regression, methods of analysis of variance, categorical data analysis including logistic regression, non-parametric and survival analysis. Problems whose solution involves using a statistical program (e.g., SPSS).

PUBH 6070/8070 - Genetic Epidemiology
Introduces genetic epidemiology methods, principles of population genetics including linkage and association studies used in assessing familial aggregation, and transmission patterns for identifying the genetic basis of common diseases.

PUBH 6110/8110 - Categorical Data Analysis
This course introduces the theory and application of methods for categorical data, with emphasis on biomedical and public health applications. Topics include contingency tables, log-linear, logistic regression and Raush models, multivariate methods for matched pairs and longitudinal data. The methods are illustrated with SAS and/or SPSS, R.

PUBH 6120/8120 - Epidemiology Infectious Disease
Provides an overview of major infectious diseases affecting public health in the U.S. and worldwide; introducing the basic epidemiologic methods for surveillance and investigation of infectious disease outbreaks.

PUBH 6130/8130 - Molecular Epidemiology
The course focuses on the application of epidemiological techniques to the study of effects of occupational and environmental exposures.

PUBH 6150/8150 - Clinical Epidemiology
This course focuses on epidemiologic concepts and methods in clinical medicine. Topics include clinical measurements and outcomes, risk, prognostic factors, clinical diagnosis, study design, decision analysis, clinical research and meta-analysis.

PUBH 6160/8160 - Reproductive Epidemiology
Reproductive health issues from the pre-conception, prenatal delivery, and postnatal periods and emphasizes health issues affecting women, men, and infants. A focus on current research, controversial issues and methodological issues.

PUBH 6180/8180 - Cancer Epidemiology
Focuses on a number of cancers, including the most incident cancers in the United States. Provides a broad overview of cancer epidemiology and basic substantive knowledge regarding many cancers and their risk factors, prevention, and biology and pathogenesis.

PUBH 6200 – Methods & Materials for PUBH
Introduces students to resource materials and methods appropriate for public health education. Students will use various mediums of instruction in direct application to public health programs.

PUBH 6210 - Public Health Management (not offered after Spring 2018)
Students develop a deeper understanding of the principles of management and their application in directing a public health agency. While the primary focus is on human resource management, strategic management, strategic planning, organizational positioning and related topics are also discussed (BGSU).

PUBH 6220 - Budget and Administration in Public Health (not offered after Summer 2018)
An examination of the basic components of budgeting and fiscal management as applied to public health organizations.

PUBH 6250 - Nutritional Epidemiology
The student will explore the relationship between diet and long-term health and disease.  Students will learn the epidemiological methods to gather data and make associations between diet intake and health.

PUBH 6280 - Economics, Marketing, and Human Resource Management in Public Health (not offered after Summer 2018)
Emphasis on integrated applications of economics, marketing, and human resources in public health agencies and workplaces. Prerequisite: Enrollment in MPH program or permission of instructor.

PUBH 6300 - Community Health Organization
Focuses on techniques to bring about change in a community’s health status through assessment, public advocacy, coalition building, decision-making, planning, policy development, and political influence. Applications will be emphasized.

PUBH 6330/8330 - Public Health and Aging
Examines public health and aging issues in contemporary society. Introduces physical, cognitive and affective function from a public health perspective. Prevention and health promotion models are included.

PUBH 6350 - Public Health Law (not offered after Summer 2018)
Development of knowledge necessary for functioning as a health care professional; includes an introduction to our legal system in contexts that are important for public health, as well as a detailed analysis of the law related to issues of primary concern to public health professionals.

PUBH 6410/8410 - Global Perspectives on Public Health and Disaster Preparedness
This course introduces the introductory healthcare learner (including but not limited to MD, MPH, PA, MSN, MSBS, OT, PT) to specific principles of global perspectives on disaster management and response. Covers epidemiology of various diseases and population health issues from a global and domestic perspective. Employs an all-hazards framework, providing essential skills to function in the event of a catastrophe. Guest speakers from healthcare disciplines who work internationally will present first-hand experiences in managing disasters.

PUBH 6460 - Health Promotion Programs 
An examination of current issues and research associated with health promotion in the workplace. This course will focus on the implementation and evaluation of health promotion programs appropriate to the workplace

PUBH 6500/8500 - Disaster Preparedness/Response 
By means of synchronous, asynchronous, classroom, audiovisual, and simulation platforms, the learner will develop an in-depth knowledge concerning how a community, specifically its healthcare infrastructure (including Public Health), must plan for, respond to, and recover from a disaster.

PUBH 6510 - Issues in Pandemic Preparedness and Response
By means of synchronous, asynchronous, audiovisual, and simulation platforms, the learner will develop an in-depth knowledge concerning how the healthcare infrastructure of a community must plan for, respond to, and recover from a pandemic. The course is divided into four topic areas: 1) introduction; 2) preparedness; 3) response; and 4) recovery.

PUBH 6520 - Public Health Nutrition 
The student will study the relationship of human nutrition to issues of public health.  The student will learn the potential for reducing risk of leading diseases through improving nutrition status, and how nutrition programs impact public health

PUBH 6550/8550 - Chronic Disease Epidemiology
Epidemiology of selected chronic diseases and non-infectious conditions: cancer, cardiovascular diseases, musculoskeletal diseases and other chronic diseases. Emphasis on classification, rates, associations, etiology, prevention and control.

PUBH 6560/8560 - Interdisciplinary Crisis Management for Medical and Public Health Professionals
The purpose of this semester course is to introduce the interdisciplinary healthcare learner (including but not limited to MD, PA, MPH, MSN, OT and PT students) to specific principles of epidemiology and disaster medicine employing an all-hazards framework and to provide essential skills enabling proper functioning in the event a catastrophe arises in the near future. The course will include lectures, simulation exercises and independent web-assisted content.

PUBH 6600/8600 - Health Behavior
Examines the role of behaviors on health status and how to influence and understand behavior through use of cognitive models and change theory.

PUBH 664/86400 - Issues in Public Health
Examination of various contemporary issues in public health. Includes social, economic, political, and community problems in the provision of health services, health manpower, and payment for health care.

PUBH 6730 - Research Environmental Health
Students will participate in selected ongoing research programs of members of the faculty. May be repeated for credit.
3.000 Credit hours

PUBH 6790 - Indep Study in Biostatistics
This courses addresses areas of biostatistics not covered by a regular course offering. It is intended to provide students the knowledge and experience needed in that area. This course is designed for public health students and could be beneficial to Ph.D. students, specifically those who need advanced statistical techniques for their dissertation. Topics include survival analysis, statistical models in carcinogenesis, statistical genetics, nonparametric statistics and multivariate techniques. May be repeated for credit.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

PUBH 6800/8800 - Evaluation of Health Programs
An exploration of types of program evaluation, evaluation models, data collection, types of data, data quality, evaluation reports, standard data collection instruments and ethical issues in health program evaluation (UT-Main). Prerequisites: PUBH 6460/HEAL 8460; co-requisite: HEAL 6750.
3.000 Credit hours

PUBH 6810 - Independent Study
Supervised independent completion of an individual or group project or activity, or readings, on a specialized topic in public health. May be repeated for credit twice up to maximum of 8 hours.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

PUBH 6830 - Internship in Public Health --PHAD (becomes PUBH 6960 after Fall 2018)
Supervised internship in public health. May be repeated for credit.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

PUBH 6840 - Project in Public Health --PHAD (becomes PUBH 6970 after Fall 2018)
Supervised practicum experience in public health or completion of a project related to public health. Scholarly project for all PHA and some PHN majors.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

PUBH 6850 - Capstone Seminar
Integrative Seminar in Public Health (3). Systematic study of chosen topics in public health (BGSU).
3.000 Credit hours

PUBH 6890 - Independent Study in Public Health
The student and instructor will agree on a program of study that will enable the student to achieve specific learning objectives in environmental health. May be repeated for credit.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

PUBH 6960 - Internship in Public Health –PHEP, ENVH, HPRO
Comprehensive or focused practical training in environmental and occupational health at a designated agency, organization, or company.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours

PUBH 6970 - Project in Public Health – PHEP, ENVH, HPRO, MSOH
Independent development by a student with approval and guidance by a Major Advisor, of a paper, manual, software, etc. applicable to a specific area of environmental and occupational health.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours

PUBH 6990 - Thesis Research 
Student utilizes resources to outline and create a thesis for presentation to a committee.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours