Description: Nutrition is the study of foods and health. Introduction to Nutrition will introduce students to nutrition concepts such as how food nourishes the body and the role of nutrition in human health. An emphasis will be placed on the roles of key nutrients in the body including water, minerals, vitamins, fats, protein and carbohydrates. In addition, this course will examine the components of a nutritious diet, dietary recommendations intended to guide the public, the relationship between nutrition and fitness, energy balance and body weight, diet and disease, food safety and food technology, social and economic factors that drive nutrition choices and the global nutrition environment. This course will delve into to the complexities of current topics and controversies in nutrition such as: Are carbohydrates bad for you? Do popular weight-loss diets work? Whose diet is best for optimal health; vegetarians or meat eaters? Are new food technologies safe? (This course is intended for non-nutrition majors and will not fulfill the requirement for nutrition majors and nursing students.)
Description: Public Health is the science of protecting the health of the community through organized and systematic efforts. These efforts can take the form of education, providing access to health care, and protecting the public from exposures that could cause them harm. This course examines the role of public health in the community. It will focus on major health problem that have faced populations both historically and currently.
Description: Epidemiologists have frequently been referred to as disease detectives. They study how a disease is spread in the population and who is affected by it. The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic principles and methods of epidemiology and to demonstrate their applicability in the field of public health. 17/S1:01@NECC Room LC 132 El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center, 414 Common Street, Lawrence.
Description: Global Health is the science of understanding the health of populations throughout the world, in an effort to understand contributing factors to health, with a focus on improving the health of the communities across the globe through organized and systematic efforts. These efforts can take the form of education, providing access to health care and resources, with the goal of protecting populations from exposures that could cause them harm. This course examines the complex distribution of disease across the globe, examining the health of diverse communities. It will focus on major health problems, considering economic and social conditions contributing to disease burden, unique to developed and developing nations across the globe, from cholera to malnutrition to obesity.HYBRID 17/SP SEC 02: 1/30, 2/6, 3/20, 4/17, 4/24 Sec 03:1/23,2/27,3/20,4/24
Description: Health and the Environment will introduce students to the issues and concepts in the field of environmental health. It is intended to provide students with an understanding of how environmental factors impact the health of individuals and the community. This course will also cover the efforts that have been made to prevent or minimize the negative impact of environmental toxins. Emphasis is placed on providing students with a general understanding of the health hazards resulting from exposure to physical, chemical and biological hazards; vectors for dissemination (water, soil, and air); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; the scientific basis for policy development; and emerging global environmental health issues Prerequisite: PBH 200 16/FA Sec 02 :@NECC Dimitry, L-249
Description: Health policy and advocacy training is needed to provide future public health practitioners with policy-making knowledge and skills in generating public support, policy-maker communications, and policy campaign operations. This course will provide a comprehensive introduction to the fields of public health policy and advocacy. Students will gain an understanding of the current healthcare system and strategies used to advocate for the community?through legislation, written pieces,media, coalitions, and communityorganizing. The course will focus on moving from identifying a health problem, to creating potential solutions, and then determining how to propel the solution forward into action. Prerequisites: PBH 200 and PBH 206 or the written permission of the instructor. 16/FA sec 02:@NECC Dimitry, L-251
Description: Public Health operates in a dynamic environment that requires effective leadership and management. In fact, the World Health Organization lists ?leadership and governance? as one of the six interrelated health systems building blocks. United States health reform also includes an expanding definition of public health that demands that the public health professional be an effective collaborator who understands the need for problem solving, conflict resolution, inter-organizational relationships and organizational change. This course will address theories and principles of leadership, leadership styles and practices, the levels of public health leadership, leadership tools needed for the 21st-century, public health competencies, and emerging public health trends and issues. 17/S1:Sec01@NECC Room LC 132 El-Hefni Allied Health and Technology Center, 414 Common Street, Lawrence.
Description: These courses are designed for senior Public Health students. They are an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a public health setting.Students will work in an area of public health that is of interest to them. This is a two semester course. Prerequisites: PBH 200, PBH 203, PBH 206, PBH 303, and PBH 307 or the written permission of the instructor. 17/FA sec 02 @ NECC meeting dates 9/13, 27, 10/18, 11/15, 29 Wednesdays 3:00-6:00 Classroom needed on September 13, September 27, October 18, November 15, and November 29 LH 207, 420 Common Street
Description: These courses are designed for senior Public Health students. They are an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a public health setting. Students will work in an area of public health that is of interest to them. This is a two semester course. Prerequisites: PBH 200, PBH 203, PBH 206, PBH 303, and PBH 307 or the written permission of the instructor.
Description: This course is designed to teach masters level students the basic principles of biostatistical analysis, epidemiological analysis, and design and analysis of clinical trials. Topics include study design, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing; sample size and power calculations; analysis of variance; correlation and regression; multiple regression and statistical control of confounding; and survival analysis. This course provides students with the skills to perform, present, and interpret basic statistical analyses. For the more advanced topics (regression techniques and survival analyses), the focus is on interpretative skills and critically reading of the literature.
Description: In this course select issues that are critical to the health of the public are analyzed in order to gain an understanding of public health practice. Students will examine existing data, current and proposed public policy and current practice in order to gain an understanding of the field of public health.
Description: This course will introduce students to the basic principles and methods of epidemiology. The course will cover methods used in research studies that address the distribution and determinants of disease in the population. This course is intended to provide an introduction to the skills needed to critically evaluate the epidemiologic literature relevant to public health professionals.