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SPECIAL TOPICS CLASSES

EPIB489A. Epidemiology in the Media: Truth or Fiction (3 credits). introduce students to basic epidemiologic methods and study design, and risk communication. Students will examine the portrayal of epidemiology in the media using examples from movies, books, and newspaper and magazine articles.

SPHL 498A. Introduction to Global Health (3 credits). Exploration of theoretical frameworks and practical perspectives on issues shaping the global health panorama. Determinants examined through: biological and epidemiological; social, cultural and economic; environmental and geographic; multi-section, legal and institutional perspectives with synopsis of how these issues are addressed by international and community organizations in developing countries.

SPHL 698A. Introduction to Global Health (3 credits). Exploration of theoretical frameworks and practical perspectives on issues shaping the global health panorama. Determinants examined through: biological and epidemiological; social, cultural and economic;environmental and geographic; multi-section, legal and institutional perspectives with synopsis of how these issues are addressed by international and community organizations in developing countries.

SPHL 698B. Special Topics in Public Health: Oral Health: A Public Health Case Study (3 credits). An overview of public health aspects of oral, dental and craniofacial disorders, their relationship to general health and well-being and related health disparity and equity issues. Social, environmental, health literacy and health care determinants of these disorders will be discussed. Interventions, policies and programs for the promotion of oral health and for the prevention of oral diseases and conditions are highlight.

SPHL 698C. Global Health Communication and Promotion (3 credits). Describes the critical components involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating health/population promotion and communication interventions. Emphasis given to various approaches and theories as well as how to incorporate those dimensions into practice. Techniques for developing and evaluating health/population communication strategies that include formative and quantitative research.

SPHL 698D. Global Health Program Planning and Evaluation (3 credits). Development of health program and evaluation plans to address health problems in international settings. Linking a Tactical Program Plan to overall health problems of a nation, including policy issues involved in the assessment, budgeting, and evaluation to determine effectiveness.

SPHL 498E. History of Public Health (3 credits). History of public health in the Western world from antiquity to the present. Examines the development of public health institutions, policies, and methods with specific attention to the history of major infectious diseases and epidemics and the evolution of public health's concern with the effect of environment, nutrition, lifestyle behavior, and other factors on health and disease.

SPHL 698E. History of Public Health The history of public health in the Western world from antiquity to the present. The course examines the development of public health institutions, policies, and methods. Specific attention is given to the history of major infectious diseases and epidemics, as well as to the evolution of public health's concern with the effect of environment, nutrition, lifestyle behavior, and other factors on health and disease.

SPHL 698F. Social Marketing in Public Health (3 credits). Examines public health communication theory broadly with specific emphasis on public health, including social marketing campaign design, best practices for implementation, and evaluation methodology. Covers applied techniques for domestic and international markets, tools for optimal health impact, design, message development, media campaigns and supplemental case reviews.

(Check the current course schedule to see which of these courses are being offered.)

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