Submitted by the Academic Programs
New Courses, Courses Changes, & Program of Study (2 packages)
Public Health – Graduate
Change a degree-major of an existing program Master of Public Health - Community Health Major
Summary of the Changes: This request is for changes to course titles and descriptions for the Master of Public Health (MPH)/Health Promotion/Health Ed program of study to align it with other MPH programs in Florida and to reflect language used by the MPH accrediting body, the Council on Education for Public Health. These changes will also lay the foundation for adding an epidemiology concentration to the MPH degree. The requested changes will not change the total course requirements for the degree (45 credit hours). The requested changes are: 1) change the course number and title of HSC6505 Epidemiology (3 credit hours) to PHC6000 Epidemiology I (3 credit hours) 2) change the title of HSC6603 Theory of Health Behavior (3 credit hours) to Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3 credit hours) 3) change the course description of PHC6103 Public Health Practice (3 credit hours)
Change an existing course
The course number and title of HSC6505 Epidemiology (3 credit hours) needs to be changed to PHC6000 Epidemiology I (3 credit hours) to align the course number and title with similar courses taught in the state university system and to establish the foundation for adding advanced epidemiology courses.
Theory of Health Behavior
The title of HSC6603 Theory of Health Behavior (3 credits) needs to be changed to HSC6603 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health (3 credits) to better align with verbiage used by the Council on Education for Public Health, the accrediting body for the MPH program.
Public Health Practice
The course description for PHC6103 Public Health Practice (3 credit hours) needs to be updated to better align the description with the course objectives and criteria from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the MPH program accrediting body.
New Course Description:
This course provides an introduction to the field of public health. Students will make local public health contacts in Northeast Florida, become involved at the state level through the Florida Public Health Association, and explore national public health organizations. Students will hone their professional presentation, writing, and research skills, and receive ethics and cross-cultural communication training.
Public Health – Graduate
Add a new course
Emerging Issues in Epidemiology (3 crs)
Prerequisites: NoneCo-requisites: None
This course focuses on current national and international emerging issues in epidemiology. Leading themes include infectious disease, chronic non-communicable disease, risk behaviors, violence/bioterrorism, mental health, and maternal/child health.
Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3 crs)
This course introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes and entities. Methods include definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field effectiveness. Case studies focus on acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, and other vector-borne diseases.
Public Health Biostatistics II (3 crs)
This course focuses on statistical software commonly used in modern biostatistics, providing the basis for further study in epidemiology and biostatistics. The course will provide information concerning software-based descriptive and inferential techniques commonly used in public health research.
Epidemiology II (3 crs)
This course will build upon the knowledge learned in PHC 6000 Epidemiology I to further develop understanding of epidemiological concepts and methods and how to apply them. The practical epidemiological skills learned in this course will prepare students to effectively address challenges that arise in public health research and practice.
Global Health Epidemiology (3 crs)
Prerequisites: "HSC6505: Epidemiology"Co-requisites: None
This course will explore global differences in the distribution and determinants of disease and health, and examine interventions aimed at improving health status. Specific topics of discussion will include the epidemiology of disease in developing countries, rapid growth of urban populations and impacts on disease transmission, refugee health, global tobacco control, and ethical issues in research of disadvantaged populations.
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