Community Health Sciences (CHSC)

Courses

CHSC 400. Public Health Concepts and Practice. 3 hours.

Introduction and overview of public health systems, including the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities, and results of public health practice. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department.

CHSC 401. Behavioral Sciences in Public Health. 3 hours.

Provides grounding in the social and behavioral sciences to analyze public health issues, including individual, community, institutional, and societal factors influencing health and illness. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department.

CHSC 405. Leadership in Public Health Practice. 3 hours.

Utilizing public health core functions, this course explores leadership style and practice through case studies and techniques which enhance leadership development. Course Information: Same as HPA 405. Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department.

CHSC 411. Nutrition for Public Health Professionals. 3 hours.

Foundation course to introduce nutrition principles and their application to public health populations and problems. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department.

CHSC 419. Public Health Aspects of Sexuality and Women's Health. 3 hours.

An overview of human sexuality from a public health perspective with special emphasis on family planning, sexuality and behavioral effects on women's health. Course Information: Same as GWS 419. Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department.

CHSC 421. Community Health 1: Assessing, Promoting and Improving Community Health. 4 hours.

Provides an introduction to theory and methods for community health assessment, promotion, and improvement. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHSC 421 if the student has credit in CHSC 431 or CHSC 480. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in IPHS 401 and credit or concurrent registration in IPHS 402. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

CHSC 422. Community Health 2: Evidence-Informed Community Health Interventions. 4 hours.

Provides an introduction to quantitative, qualitative and mixed research methods which are applied in planning, implementing, and evaluating evidence-informed community health interventions and policies. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHSC 422 if the student has credit for 433 or CHSC 446. Field work required. Prerequisite(s): CHSC 421 and Credit or concurrent registration in IPHS 403. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

CHSC 423. Community Health 3: Professional Development for Public Health Practice. 4 hours.

Emphasizes critical thinking, communication and professional development skills for public health practice and prepares students to complete an integrative individual capstone project. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): CHSC 421 and CHSC 422.

CHSC 425. Public Health and Aging. 3 hours.

Introduction to public health issues related to aging, including psychosocial and physical dimensions of the aging process and interactions between the elderly and the health care system. Course Information: Graduate or professional standing; or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 430. Public Health Policy and Advocacy. 3 hours.

Frameworks and tools for understanding, developing and analyzing public health policy issues and processes. Course Information: Credit is not given for CHSC 430 if the student has credit for HPA 430. Prerequisite(s): CHSC 400; and graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department. MPH and Certificate students in Community Health Sciences will have priority in registration.

CHSC 431. Community Assessment in Public Health. 3 hours.

An introduction to community assessment in support of community health improvement activities, including: concepts methods and models of community health assessment and improvement. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in CHSC 400; and graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department. MPH and Certificate students in Community Health Sciences will have priority in registration.

CHSC 433. Public Health Planning and Evaluation. 3 hours.

Planning, implementation and evaluation of community health programs, including proposal development and evaluation and considerations for community/consumer involvement throughout the process. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 400 and Credit or concurrent registration in CHSC 431 and Credit or concurrent registration in CHSC 480; and graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department. MPH and Certificate students in Community Health Sciences will have priority in registration.

CHSC 434. Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Public Health. 3 hours.

Introduction to the major methods and techniques used in qualitative research (observation, participant observation, in-depth interviews); includes field and in-class exercises, and introduces computer-assisted qualitative data analysis. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department.

CHSC 446. Research Methods in Community Health. 3 hours.

Introduction to principles and techniques for scientific investigation of problems in public health research and practice. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in BSTT 400; and graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department. MPH and Certificate students in Community Health Sciences will have priority in registration.

CHSC 447. Survey Planning and Design. 3 hours.

Theory and applications of sample survey planning and design for conducting research in health sciences and related fields. Addresses three major topics: survey design and planning, sampling, and data collection procedures. Course Information: Same as PA 447. Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing and BSTT 400 and CHSC 446; or approval of the department.Recommended background: Credit in CHSC 446 or the equivalent.

CHSC 456. Women's Health: A Primary Health Care Approach. 3 hours.

Health promotion and disease prevention in women's health. Includes community experience with community women. Primary health care approaches examined. Course Information: Same as NUEL 456. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Lecture-Discussion and one Practice.

CHSC 460. Introduction to Public Health Emergency Preparedness. 3 hours.

Provides an overview of and introduction to public health emergency preparedness concepts and practice.

CHSC 461. Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Assessment Methods. 4 hours.

Focuses on analytic skills and assessment tools used in public health emergency preparedness and response activities.

CHSC 462. Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Management. 4 hours.

Focuses on the management of public health emergency preparedness and response activities.

CHSC 464. Survey of Developmental Disabilities. 3 hours.

Survey of the developmental disabilities field, including basic definitions, history of DD services, relevant public policies and legislation, service delivery systems, and research. Course Information: Same as DHD 464. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of the instructor.

CHSC 470. Introduction to Rural Health Systems and Policy. 3 hours.

Introductory survey course focusing on rural health systems and rural health policy from an interdisciplinary perspective. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in CHSC 400; and Credit or concurrent registration in EPID 403 or Credit or concurrent registration in EPID 400. Recommended Background: Experience or interest in rural public health practice.

CHSC 480. Health Education and Health Promotion. 3 hours.

Application of theories of health education and health promotion for individual, group, and community-level behavior change. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Credit or concurrent registration in CHSC 401; and graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department. MPH and Certificate students in Community Health Sciences will have priority in registration. Recommended background: For CHSC students, CHSC 401 is recommended as a prerequisite.

CHSC 485. Communications, Mass Media and Public Health. 3 hours.

Examines the development, theoretical basis, and applications of mass media strategies in public health. Course Information: Prerequisite(s): Graduate or professional standing; or approval of the department.

CHSC 494. Special Topics in Community Health Sciences. 1-4 hours.

Study of topics in maternal and child health, gerontology, behavioral science of health and illness, international health, community health and public health practice. Course Information: May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term. Topics vary by semester. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor. Restricted to graduate or professional standing, or consent of the instructor.