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Community Health Education Specialization in Public Health - PhD in Public Health


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Students in the Community Health Education specialization focus on the medical, social, political, ethical, and economic factors that contribute to the overall well-being of public health systems and the communities they serve.

Learning Outcomes


At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Utilize critical-thinking and assessment skills in order to analyze barriers, assess needs, and advance the knowledge and practice of public health.
  2. Evaluate and apply population-based theories and strategies used in the prevention of disease and disability.
  3. Lead and inform professional communication, marketing, and public relations on key issues in public health.
  4. Apply fiscal and organizational tenets to public health program leadership.
  5. Demonstrate advanced competency in health informatics and surveillance techniques used in public health programs.
  6. Apply public health research to promote positive social change concerning the health of diverse populations.
  7. Engage in scientific inquiry that advances the knowledge base of research and practice in community health assessment and education.
  8. Examine evidence-based, community health education and intervention programs and activities designed to improve public health.

Course Sequences


Community Health Education Track 2 (115 Credits)


Quarter

Course

Credits

1

PUBH 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary Approach to Health♦  *

3 cr.

PUBH 8030 - Socioecological Perspectives on Health♦  

5 cr.

2

PUBH 8032 - SPSS Revealed  

1 cr.

PUBH 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease Prevention♦  

5 cr.

3

PUBH 8033 - Interpretation and Application of Public Health Data♦  

5 cr.

PUBH 8031 - Public Health Administration and Leadership♦  

5 cr.

4

PUBH 8035 - Epidemiology: Decoding the Science of Public Health♦  

5 cr.

PUBH 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations for Public Health Leaders♦  

5 cr.

5

PUBH 8034 - Environmental Health: Local to Global♦  

5 cr.

PUBH 8245 - Applied Research in Public Health♦  

5 cr.

6

RSCH 8101 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods  

4 cr.

PUBH 8270 - Health Informatics and Surveillance♦  

5 cr.

7

RSCH 8201 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

4 cr.

PUBH 8400 - Public Health Leadership and Systems Thinking♦  

5 cr.

8

RSCH 8301 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  

4 cr.

PUBH 8315 - Economics and Financing of Public Health Systems♦  

5 cr.

9

PUBH 8450 - Community Health Assessment♦  

5 cr.

PUBH 8551 - Preparing for Dissertation  

5 cr.

10

PUBH 8440 - Application of Public Health and Behavior Change Theories♦  

5 cr.

RSCH 8251 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8351 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8451 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis  

4 cr.

11

PUBH 8475 - Advanced Program Implementation and Evaluation♦  

5 cr.

12 to 15

PUBH 9001 - Dissertation  

20 cr.

*Students enrolling in a midterm start date will a 6-week version of this course by itself in their first term.