Public Health (PHTH)

PHTH-101 Introduction to Public Health (2 credits)

This course is an introduction to public health. Students will explore beginning public health concepts, its history, and public health occupations.

PHTH-201 Foundations of Public Health (3 credits)

Students will learn basic public health concepts and apply them to a variety of community settings. They will conduct a community survey, identify applicable social determinants of health and compare findings locally, nationally, and globally. Students will research a public health issue, apply a public health framework and health equity lens, and describe its history and influence of health policy.

PHTH-250 Health Humanities (4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): FA-110 Series, HUM-150 Series completed; CM-125 completed. Preference given to students req to take this course if enrollment exceeds limit.

PHTH-260 Epidemiology (4 credits)

PHTH-310 Health Policy and Advocacy (2 credits)

Health educators communicate with individuals, small groups, and through mass communication strategies to provide health-related information in a variety of settings. Their communication is the foundation for Health Educators to advocate for health and health/education promotion. As advocates, health educators create, implement, and evaluate plans that influence both policy and systems (NCHEC, 2015). This course teaches students how to analyze factors affecting development, implementation, and evaluation of health and health education policies. Students will select an area of personal concern and develop and deliver a health advocacy message to a local, state, federal legislative, or international body.

Prerequisite(s): PHTH-201 completed.

PHTH-330 Global Health (4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): PHTH-201 completed

PHTH-341 Environmental Health (4 credits)

Prerequisite(s): PHTH-201 completed

PHTH-399 Formal Intro to Advanced Work (0 credits)

PHTH-490 Senior Seminar in Public Health (2 credits)