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CH - Community Health

CH 236 Health and Life-styles Among the Elderly (3)

A survey of the psychosocial and biomedical dimensions that affect the health of the elderly. Current theories and scientific research on the aging process will also be discussed.

CH 238 Contemporary Issues in Drug Abuse (3)

Examines current drug abuse problems and issues confronting modern society, including sociological and psychological factors influencing drug-taking behavior and social and health consequences that accompany drug abuse.

CH 293 Sophomore Practicum in Community Health (3)

Consent of instructor. Assignment to a community health agency. Assisting professional staff, the student will be given the opportunity to apply basic skills and observe the health education program of the facility. S/U graded.

CH 303 Health Education in the Elementary School (1)

Prerequisite: Provisional admission to PTEP or EDFE 110. Examines the foundations in coordinated school health programs and teaches skills in integrating health into elementary schools.

CH 320 Introductory Epidemiology and Biostatistics (3)

Introductory course in epidemiology and biostatistics. Focuses on practical applications of epidemiological and biostatistical principles to diseases and health conditions in the community.

CH 336 Human Sexuality (3)

The general purpose of this course is to survey the psychosocial and biophysical dimensions of human sexuality.

CH 405 Health Communications and the Media (3)

Focuses on the design, production, evaluation and acquisition of appropriate media and materials for health education/promotion programs.

CH 408 Workshop in Health Education (1-3)

Investigate individual's problem areas, varying according to experts conducting workshops. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

CH 440 Foundations of Health Program Management (3)

Provides students with skills in major areas of health program management including: program planning, decision making, budgeting, marketing, staff selection/motivation, evaluation.

CH 492 Internship in Health (6-12)

Prerequisite: CH 410. Supervised experience at a health agency that allows the student to put into practice knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. Repeatable, maximum of 12 credits. S/U graded.

CH 500 Stress Management (3)

A holistic approach to stress management, with cognitive and theoretical knowledge and stress reduction techniques to prevent or alleviate physical symptoms of stress.

CH 505 Health Communications and the Media (3)

Focuses on the design, production, evaluation and acquisition of appropriate media and materials for health education/promotion programs.

CH 508 Workshop (1-3)

A variety of workshops on special topics within the discipline. Goals and objectives will emphasize the acquisition of general knowledge and skills in the discipline. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

CH 509 Seminar in Health Behavior (3)

Review theories of behavior and behavior change as they relate to current health issues. Health behavior change models will be examined and applied.

CH 510 International Health: Cross Cultural Comparisons (3)

This class explores the multi-cultural aspects of health and international comparisons of various health indicators. Students will examine specific health problems, and the nature of health care delivery worldwide.

CH 513 Professional Renewal (1-3)

Update skills and knowledge of professionals in the discipline. Goals and objectives will be specifically directed at individual professional enhancement rather than the acquisition of general discipline knowledge or methodologies. S/U or letter graded. Repeatable, under different subtitles.

CH 515 Grant Writing for Health Professionals (3)

Overview of grant proposal development process. Develop skills in identifying funding needs and sources, methodology, management plans, budgeting and evaluation. Collaboration with local agencies and faculty.

CH 530 Seminar in Health Promotion Strategies (3)

Prerequisites: CH 509, CH 560 or consent of instructor. Examines the effectiveness of a wide range of strategies used in health promotion/disease prevention programs. Current literature/programs are presented and reviewed.

CH 540 Principles of Health Program Management (3)

Prepares students to assume a supervisory role in the management of health and human services programs. Course covers planning, decision-making, organization, budgeting, marketing, human resource management, leadership.

CH 550 Environmental Health (3)

Investigate and discuss the relationships of environmental health problems to human health and welfare. Include sources of these problems, their recognition and control and current research studies.

CH 560 Scientific Foundations of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (3)

Examine epidemiological, physiological and intervention studies from the USA and other countries to develop a scientific basis for health promotion and disease prevention.

CH 610 Program Planning and Evaluation (3)

Prerequisite: CH 530 or consent of instructor. Theories and practices of program planning and evaluation including needs assessment, planning approaches, selection of strategies, data collection and analysis, evaluation design, program implementation and utilization of evaluation data.

CH 620 Epidemiology (3)

Prerequisite: SRM 617. Epidemiological principles analyzed with an emphasis on selected topical issues, infectious and chronic/degenerative diseases, research design and analysis. Practical applications of statistical and epidemiological methods.

CH 622 Directed Studies (1-4)

Individualized investigation under the direct supervision of a faculty member. (Minimum of 37.5 clock hours required per credit hour.) Repeatable, maximum concurrent enrollment is two times.

CH 625 Public Health Administration and Policy (3)

Analyze the organization and administration of public health agencies at national, state and local levels. Major public health problems, including administrative and policy decisions regarding their resolution, will be included.

CH 692 Graduate Internship (3-6)

Prerequisites: CH 610 and consent of advisor. Supervised experience at a health agency that allows the student to put into practice knowledge and skills learned in the classroom. S/U graded. Repeatable, maximum of six credits.

CH 699 Thesis (1-6)

Optional for Master of Public Health candidates in Health Education. Repeatable, no limitations.

CH 999 Graduate School Continuous Registration (1)

To permit a graduate student to continue making progress in a degree program.

S/U graded. Repeatable, no limitations.


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