2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) 
    
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2017-2018 Walden University Catalog (September 2017) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community Health Education - 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 1 (88 cr.)


Quarter Course Credits
1 PUBH 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary Approach to Health♦ * 3 cr.
Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; should be completed within 90 days of completing PUBH 8003.  
PUBH 8050 - Global Health and Issues in Disease Prevention♦   5 cr.
2 PUBH 8130 - Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations for Public Health Leaders♦   5 cr.
RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods  OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦   5 cr.
Complete Residency 2 as face-to-face or virtual within 18 months of your start date or linked to your registration for
or completion of your first research course.
 
3 PUBH 8270 - Health Informatics and Surveillance♦   5 cr.
RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦   5 cr.
4 PUBH 8400 - Public Health Leadership and Systems Thinking♦   5 cr.
RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦   5 cr.
5 PUBH 8315 - Economics and Financing of Public Health Systems♦   5 cr.
PUBH 8450 - Community Health Assessment♦   5 cr.
6 PUBH 8551 - Preparing for Dissertation   5 cr.
PUBH 8440 - Application of Public Health and Behavior Change Theories♦   5 cr.
Complete Residency 3 face-to-face by the end of your third year.  
7

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis  

5 cr.

Complete Residency 4 during your third year or beyond as:

  • a face-to-face or virtual residency (RESI 8404) OR
  • an approved professional conference (RESI 8900 based on program availability) OR
  • a dissertation intensive (DRWI 8500) during your 9000 course. Contact Academic Advising to register.
 
PUBH 8475 - Advanced Program Implementation and Evaluation♦   5 cr.
8–11+ PUBH 9001 - Dissertation ** 20 cr. (minimum requirement)–120 cr. (8-year maximum timeframe)**
Optional: Complete a PhD Dissertation Intensive retreat (DRWI 8500) face-to-face during your dissertation. Contact Academic Advising to register.  

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

**To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook. In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation course until they complete an approved dissertation, which usually requires more than the minimum terms in the dissertation course shell.

Community Health Education Track 2 (119 cr.)


Quarter Course Credits
1 PUBH 8003 - Building a Multidisciplinary Approach to Health♦ * 3 cr.
Complete Residency 1 face-to-face as soon as you begin your program; should be completed within 90 days of completing PUBH 8003.  
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.
Complete Residency 2 as face-to-face or virtual within 18 months of your start date or linked to your registration for or completion of your first research course.  
6 RSCH 8100 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods  OR RSCH 8110 - Research Theory, Design, and Methods♦   5 cr.
PUBH 8270 - Health Informatics and Surveillance♦   5 cr.
7 RSCH 8200 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR RSCH 8210 - Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis♦   5 cr.
PUBH 8400 - Public Health Leadership and Systems Thinking♦   5 cr.
8 RSCH 8300 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  OR RSCH 8310 - Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis♦   5 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.
Complete Residency 3 face-to-face by the end of your third year.  

RSCH 8260 - Advanced Quantitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8360 - Advanced Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis  

OR

RSCH 8460 - Advanced Mixed-Methods Reasoning and Analysis  

5 cr.
 

Complete Residency 4 during your third year or beyond as:

  • a face-to-face or virtual residency (RESI 8404) OR
  • an approved professional conference (RESI 8900 based on program availability) OR
  • a dissertation intensive (DRWI 8500) during your 9000 course. Contact Academic Advising to register.
 
11 PUBH 8475 - Advanced Program Implementation and Evaluation♦   5 cr.
12–15+ PUBH 9001 - Dissertation ** 20 cr. (minimum requirement)–120 cr. (8-year maximum timeframe)**
  Optional: Complete a PhD Dissertation Intensive retreat (DRWI 8500) face-to-face during your dissertation. Contact Academic Advising to register.  

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

**To complete a doctoral dissertation, students must obtain the academic approval of several independent evaluators including their committee, the University Research Reviewer, and the Institutional Review Board; pass the Form and Style Review; gain approval at the oral defense stage; and gain final approval by the Chief Academic Officer. Students must also publish their dissertation on ProQuest before their degree is conferred. Learn more about the dissertation process in the Dissertation Guidebook. In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation course until they complete an approved dissertation, which usually requires more than the minimum terms in the dissertation course shell.