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New Department Addresses
Biostatistics
Epidemiology
Gerontology
Health Behavior
Health Services Management
Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health

MPH Course Description

  • Core Courses
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Health Behavior
  • Health Services Mgmt.
  • Preventive Med. & Env. Hlth

Required Core Courses

CPH 604 PUBLIC HEALTH AND DISEASE PREVENTION (3)

This course will demonstrate how changes in health behavior can and do impact population-level indicators of morbidity and mortality. Students will acquire the necessary tools to identify priority needs for health promotion, design community-based programs, and to implement and evaluate these programs. Students will be able to make clear linkages between health promotion practices and the overarching goals of public health. Selection and design of strategies will be achieved through an understanding of theory-based approaches that have been widely applied in health promotion research. Because theory and practice are driven by research, the course will also introduce students to examples of health promotion research (both methods and findings will be emphasized). Finally, the course will introduce students to various methods that can be used to evaluate health promotion programs.

STA 580 BIOSTATISTICS (3)

Primarily statistics in the biological, behavioral and social sciences, this course is an introduction to methods of analyzing data from experiments and surveys; the role of statistics in research, statistical concepts and models; probability and distribution functions; estimation; hypothesis testing; regression and correlation; analysis of single and multiple classification models; analysis of categorical data. Lecture, three hours/week; laboratory, two hours/week. Prereq: MA 109 or equivalent.

CPH 601 OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH I (3)

This course is an overview of occupational and environmental health problems, toxicology related to the work place and other environments, industrial hygiene, safety, and other topics relevant to environmental health. Lecture, three hours/week. Prereq: PHA 603 and PGY 502 or equivalents, or consent of instructor.

CPH 605 EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)

In this course students are taught the principles and methods of epidemiologic investigations, research methodology, and statistical integration. Major topics include etiologic factors of disease and injury, the distribution of health problems within populations, levels of prevention, and the concept of risk. The design of retrospective, cross-sectional and prospective studies are examined to illustrate odds ratio, relative risk, life tables, and person-years. Students are required to complete and submit a research proposal, present a topic paper, and serve as a co-facilitator for an article discussion.

CPH 650 MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH ORGANIZATIONS (3)

This course teaches the theories and practice of administration as they are applied in public health settings. It addresses knowledge and applications of the functions of public health management and their relationship to organizational effectiveness.

Required Courses

CPH 609 PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICUM (3)

The public health practicum is designed as an integrative experience in the workplace. The practicum is an opportunity to apply classroom theories and methods under the guidance of an experienced public health practitioner with faculty oversight.

CPH 663 PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE AND ADMINISTRATION (3)

This course will be offered in classroom. Emphasizes the practical application of the principles of health care organization to public health at the national, state, and local levels. Course objectives reflect an overview of the principles of managing a public health organization: legal basis of public health, organization and delivery of public health services, health planning and community needs assessment, epidemiological approach to diseases, methods for chronic and infectious disease control, future changes that can impact the provision of public health services, etc.

In addition please view your concentration area course descriptions too.

Concentration Area Courses - Biostatistics

CPH 535 DATABASE AND SAS PROGRAMMING (3)

Teaches the construction and maintenance of databases with applications to public health and how to program in SAS, the leading statistical analysis system. SAS skills include report writing, MACRO writing, and programming using SAS Intranet.

CPH 630 BIOSTATISTICS II (3)

Emphasizes statistical methods used in public health studies. This includes receiver operator curves, multiple regressions, logistic regression, confounding and stratification, the Mantel-Haenzel procedure, and the Cox proportional hazards model.

CPH 631 DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF HEALTH SURVEYS (3)

Design and analysis issues associated with well known national health surveys, including reliability and validity of measurements, instrument validation, sampling designs, weighting of responses, and multiple imputations. Students will learn how to use statistical software to analyze data from complex survey designs.

CPH 632 MIXED MODELS IN PUBLIC HEALTH (3)

Presents statistical techniques for analyzing those longitudinal studies in public health that involve repeated measures and random effects. This course will cover multilevel regression models, Poisson regression models, logistic models with random effects, crossover experiments, and nonlinear pharmacokinetic models.

CPH 664 DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF CLINICAL TRIALS (3)

An overview of clinical research design and analysis. Phase I-IV clinical trials, parallel groups design crossover trials, and group sequential trails. Sample size determination and interim stopping rules. Discussion of randomization, treatment masking, confounding, stratification, multiple endpoints, surrogate endpoints and random effects, prognostic factor analysis, and meta analysis.

CPH 712 ADVANCED EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)

Provides an in-dept understanding of the evidence needed to show causal relationships and epidemiologic theories, concepts and tools used to establish causal relationships.

STA 524 PROBABILITY (3)

Sample space, random variables, distribution functions, conditional probability and independence, expectation, combinatorial analysis, generating functions, convergence of random variables, characteristic functions, laws of large numbers, central limit theorem and its applications. Prereq: MA 213 and MA 322.

STA 525 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICAL INFERENCE (3)

Simple random sampling, statistics and their sampling distributions, sampling distributions for normal populations; concepts of loss and risk functions; Bayes and minimax inference procedures; point and interval estimation; hypothesis testing; introduction to nonparametric tests; regression and correlation. Prereq: STA 320 or STA 524 or STA 424G.

STA 673 DISTRIBUTION-FREE STATISTICAL INFERENCE (2)

Inference for population quantiles, sign tests, Wilcoxon tests, Kruskal-Wallis and Friedman tests, Kendall and Spearman rank correlation. Goodness-of-fit tests for completely and partially specified distributions, rxc contingency tables, McNemar and Cochran's Q tests for matched proportions; three dimensional tables and tests of partial and multiple associations. Lecture, three hours per week; laboratory, two hours per week for seven and a half weeks. Offered the first or second half of each semester.

STA 677 APPLIED MULTIVARIATE METHODS (3)

Survey of multivariate statistical techniques. The multivariate normal distribution; the general linear model; general procedures for parameter estimation and hypothesis testing in the multivariate case; Hotelling's T2, multivariate analysis of variance and covariance; structural models for the covariance matrix; utilization of existing computer programs. Prereq: STA 671 and 672, and a knowledge of linear algebra equivalent to MA 262.

INF 520 BIOINFORMATICS (3)

An introduction to computer analysis of macromolecular structure information. This course describes how to access, process, and interpret structural information regarding biological macromolecules as a guide to experiments in biology. Prereq: BIO 315 or BIO 304 or BCH 401 or BCH 501 or BCH 502 or BIO 510 or consent of instructor.

Concentration Area Courses - Epidemiology

CPH 610 INJURY EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)

Describes the distribution and determinants for traumatic injury and poisonings, including both intentional and unintentional events. Topics include: sources of data, methodological approaches to studying injuries, evaluation of injury interventions, and the link between epidemiology and public health policy impacting injuries.

CPH 612 INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)

Emphasizes the epidemiological and microbiological methods used to study infectious diseases including new, emerging, and re-emerging diseases. Include are the history, epidemiologic concepts and tools needed to understand and investigate the maintenance, transmission, and effects of infectious disease in human populations.

CPH 614 MANAGERIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)

Reviews the fundamental principles of epidemiology and teaches students how to apply these principles to the management of health service organizations.

CPH 616 CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)

Provides students with an overview of the risk factors associated with cardiovascular disease. Also teaches students about variations in the frequency of risk factors and in the rates of cardiovascular disease by characteristics of person, time and place.

CPH 617 ENVIRONMENTAL/OCCUPATIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)

Provides students with an understanding of occupational and environmental exposures and their associations with specific health effects, and with the application of epidemiologic concepts and methods to describe and analyze these associations. Combines lectures on exposure assessment, study design and methodological issues, as well as discussion and presentation of topics focused on specific outcomes and exposures.

CPH 618 EPIDEMIOLOGY OF AGING (3)

Applies epidemiologic questions and methods to the study of older persons. Lectures and discussion focus on health outcomes (mortality, disability, disease) and their predictors. Students will critically evaluate research literature in these areas and investigate a specific topic in depth.

CPH 662 PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE TO TERRORISM (3)

Focuses on public health concepts, history, methods, planning and response preparedness in response to a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) terrorist attack, in both the nation and Commonwealth of Kentucky. Will discuss how public health methods can be applied to response planning and preparedness for such a bioterroristic WMD attack and improve the public health and medical infrastructure for response to natural disasters. Public health response includes surveillance of disease and laboratory reports for evidence of WMD attack, as well as epidemiological review of suspicious cases of illness potentially related to biological or chemical weapons.

CPH 630 BIOSTATISTICS II (3)

Students will learn statistical methods used in public health studies. This includes receiver operator curves, multiple regressions, logistic regression, confounding and stratification, the Mantel-Haenzel procedure, and the Cox proportional hazards model.

CPH 711 CHRONIC DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)

Provides students with an overview of the risk factors associated with the most common chronic diseases, data sources available about these diseases and epidemiologic theories, concepts and tools associated with these diseases.

CPH 712 ADVANCED EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)

Provides an in-dept understanding of the evidence needed to show causal relationships and epidemiologic theories, concepts and tools used to establish causal relationships.

CPH 718 SPECIAL TOPICS IN EPIDEMIOLOGY: DECISION-MAKING IN HEALTH/ MEDICINE (3)

This course applies decision science theory to healthcare decision making. It is intended for epidemiologists, managers, and health behaviorists who want to understand the process of rational decision-making. Topics include (1) managing uncertainty, (2) treatment decisions, (3) valuing healthcare outcomes, (4) diagnostic test decisions, (5) prevention and screening, (6) tests with multiple outcomes, (7) cost-effectiveness, cost-benefit, and cost-utility analysis, and (8) modeling events that reoccur over time.

Concentration Area Courses - Health Behavior

CPH 646 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: HEALTH COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES FOR DIVERSE POPULATIONS (3)

A special emphasis in this class will be placed on understanding the role of culture in influencing the adaptation of targeted health messages with diverse populations, practices, and behaviors. An additional focus will be placed on health status, current trends, and health indicators for special populations identified through the Kentucky Health Objectives for the year 2003, as reported by the Kentucky Department for Public Health. A unique feature of this course will be the opportunity to prepare a social marketing/health communication campaign for actual health curricula.

CPH 646 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH (3)

An introduction to MCH-related issues in the U.S. and Kentucky and includes a focus on policies and programs for women, children and adolescents. U.S. and Kentucky data sources and uses of data that impact maternal and child health are examined. Students are given the opportunity to discuss and examine the history and organization of MCH related services in the U.S. and review a broad array of current issues central to maternal and child health, including poverty, racial and ethnic disparities in health, the organization and financing of health services, analyze the ways in which political context in the U.S. affects the health and well-being of families, process in which knowledge, strategic planning, and politics will combine to create public health policy to address these issues in the context of current programming.

CPH 646 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: FOOD SYSTEMS AND MALNUTRITION (3)

This seminar course explores key issues in public health and malnutrition through a food systems perspective. The class is based on the premise that malnutrition – both under-nutrition and over-nutrition – is related to all facets of a highly interconnected food system consisting of food production, food processing and distribution, and food consumption. Understanding how the various parts of the food system interact is essential in the design of effective public health policy and projects to combat malnutrition in its various forms.

CPH 646 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: PUBLIC HEALTH AND ANTHROPOLOGY (3)

This seminar explores the contributions that anthropology, the academic field that focuses on the study of human culture, can make towards a better understanding of health behavior in the context of public health. Culture, the central focus of study of the field of anthropology, is often a perplexing factor confronting public health researchers and practitioners. We will consider how the perspectives and tools developed in anthropology can be utilized in public health to help understand culture, both in the United States and in developing countries.

CPH 646 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: KENTUCKY HEALTH DEMOGRAPHICS (3)

This far-ranging course specifically emphasizes a deeper understanding of the Commonwealth of Kentucky: demographics, healthy issues, public health rankings, health infrastructure, genomics, and datasets. Drawing upon social/behavioral science theory, his course will also examine the connected pragmatic and theoretical issues of measurement and categorization. Genomics are a new level of demography at the cellular level. This course will provide a brief foray into the basics of human genomics and how they may present themselves in the context of Kentucky populations. At the end of this class, students will be expected to be familiar with the public health structures, population, and…most critically…how and where to access or gather data on a broad range of health issues involving Kentuckians’ health.

CPH 646 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: ECOLOGICAL INFLUENCES ON HEALTH BEHAVIOR (3)

This course will explore the social and natural ecological forces that shape health behavior. It will focus on the concept that individual health decisions are made in a particular context, and that altering that context can reshape those decisions. Students will be exposed to both theoretical and case study material comparing individual/educational approaches to public health with population-based approaches utilizing environmental change. The course will also cover the philosophical and ethical questions inherent in the choices between individual and population approaches to public health.

CPH 646 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: MEASURING HEALTH BEHAVIOR: (3)

This course focuses on measurement, the key component of research. Measurement encompasses a broad range of research concerns and programming invariably involves evaluation of whether an intervention works. Proper evaluation, however, begins before an intervention starts. In some cases existing data are used to define a health problem. In other cases formative research seeks baseline data to define the prevalence and characteristics of a population and its members’ behaviors. Prior to intervention implementation, researchers and programmers need to first define what outcomes they seek and a logical path of data collection to test for such outcomes. Within this rather elegant model are a host of issues that arise when working with complex human beings. A client’s cultural background, the ethics of data-gathering, or even the gender of the interviewer can influence findings. This is ultimately a course about how rather than what. Public health practitioners measure many types of people and health behaviors. This course delves into how we can measure human behavior responsibly and effectively.

CPH 647 RESEARCH METHODS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH (3)

This course provides the student with basic knowledge about the design and analysis of research in the field of health promotion. The theory, design, applications, and analytic strategies used for various types of research are presented in a sequential format. Goals of the course include: 1) gaining the ability to critically evaluate research in health promotion practice, 2) achieving competence in research methodology, and 3) understanding the conceptual application of analytic techniques to data.

CPH 648 HEALTH AND CULTURE (3)

This course is designed to facilitate a deep understanding of the role of one’s culture in influencing the adaptation of health attitudes, practices, and behaviors. This course is required because it is a philosophy of the department that health educators involved in advocacy, policy, prevention, promotion and program evaluation, should be trained to understand how and why complex differences in and among diverse populations frame population expectations regarding personal and community. As a part of this course, students will be required to examine their own cultural biases and strengths in an atmosphere of non-judgment, respect, and trust. An additional focus will be placed on health status, current trends, and health indicators for special populations identified through the Kentucky Health Objectives for the year 2003, as reported by the Kentucky Department for Public Health.

CPH 646 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND PUBLIC HEALTH (3)

This course will introduce students to the ArcView Geographic Information System (GIS) to map and spatially analyze public health data. While GIS has numerous applications for many disciplines, this course will specifically focus on its uses in public health. Beyond use of GIS for cartography, this course will also examine issues and methods of analyzing the processes creating health patterns. The versatility of GIS in a public health setting will be examined and will include exercises looking GIS applications involving health marketing, demography, epidemiology, and health care systems. Public health workers who utilize GIS in their research and work have been invited to the class to discuss their ‘real world’ experiences. Students will be expected to complete a research project involving GIS. It is hoped that this project will compliment or supplement their capstone. Other issues covered in the class will be the ethics of GIS, manipulation of data; sources of data, and understanding some commonly used public health datasets such as the YRBS, BRFSS, etc. The course will also provide an introduction to HTML coding to create simple websites for publishing public health information and maps on the Internet.

Concentration Area Courses - Health Services Management

CPH 614 MANAGERIAL EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)

Reviews the fundamental principles of epidemiology and teaches students how to apply these principles to the management of health service organizations.

CPH 631 DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF HEALTH SURVEYS (3)

Design and analysis issues associated with well-known national health surveys, including reliability and validity of measurements, instrument validation, sampling designs, weighting of responses, and multiple imputations.  Students will learn how to use statistical software to analyze data from complex survey designs.

CPH 644 RURAL HEALTH DISPARITIES (3)

This course will provide professionals working in or planning to work in leadership roles in the Commonwealth with a comprehensive overview of issues pertaining to health disparities of rural populations, particularly in Kentucky, by examining current programs and policies, relevant literature, and both quantitative and qualitative research pertaining to the health and well-being of rural populations. An overarching theme of this course is that rural Kentuckians, as a part of the fabric of America, are rich in culture, tradition, history and resilience who have earned the right to high quality health care and access to vital and responsive health services and systems.

CPH 646 SPECIAL TOPICS: PROGRAM EVALUATION (3)

This course provides an overview of program evaluation theory and methods and their application to public health programs.  Emphasis is on developing skills in selecting and applying evaluation methods at all stages in program development, implementation and delivery in order to provide useful information and in-depth knowledge for monitoring and improvement of public health programs. Course Prerequisites: CPH 604 Public Health and Disease Prevention and either CPH 605 Epidemiology, CPH 647 Research Methods, or consent of the instructor.

CPH 647 RESEARCH METHODS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH (3)

This course provides the student with basic knowledge about the design and analysis of research in the field of health promotion. The theory, design, applications, and analytic strategies used for various types of research are presented in a sequential format. Goals of the course include: 1) gaining the ability to critically evaluate research in health promotion practice, 2) achieving competence in research methodology, and 3) understanding the conceptual application of analytic techniques to data.

CPH 648 HEALTH AND CULTURE (3)

This course is designed to facilitate a deep understanding of the role of one’s culture in influencing the adaptation of health attitudes, practices, and behaviors.

CPH 652 PUBLIC HEALTH FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING (3)

Introduces the use of management accounting techniques to decision making in health care organizations.  Lectures, problems and cases will be used to provide an opportunity to focus on the various types of health care providers. 

CPH 653 PUBLIC HEALTH LAW AND POLICY (3)

Introductory course for nonlawyers in selected aspects of the law and policy development related to public health.

CPH 660 GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN PUBLIC HEALTH (3)

This course will introduce students to the ArcView Geographic Information System (GIS) to map and spatially analyze public health data.  While GIS has numerous applications for many disciplines, this course will specifically focus on its uses in public health.  Beyond use of GIS for cartography, this course will also examine issues and methods of analyzing the processes creating health patterns.  The versatility of GIS in a public health setting will be examined and will include exercises looking at GIS applications involving health marketing, demography, epidemiology, and health care systems.

CPH 662 PUBLIC HEALTH RESPONSE TO TERRORISM (3)

Focuses on public health concepts, history, methods, and planning and response preparedness in response to a Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) terrorist attack, in both the nation and Commonwealth of Kentucky.  Will discuss how public health methods can be applied to response planning and preparedness for such a bioterroristic WMD attack and improve the public health and medical infrastructure for response to natural disasters.  Public health response includes surveillance of disease and laboratory reports for evidence of WMD attack, as well as epidemiological review of suspicious cases of illness potentially related to biological or chemical weapons.

CPH 728 SPECIAL TOPICS IN OCCUPATIONAL/ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH: HEALTH OF AGRICULTURAL POPULATIONS (3)

An introduction to the unique threats and hazards that impact the health, safety and productivity of farmers, members of farm families, hired farm workers, and others who live or work in agricultural environments, such as crop and livestock production, timber production and commercial fishing.  The course will cover the history of the field and issues current to the population.  Emphasis will be given to special populations in agricultural such as youth, the elderly, migrant farm workers, and females, along with the traditional farmer.  Other topics include health promotion strategies, epidemiology of farm risks, farm demographics, farm mental health, and current research to improve health and reduce injuries in agricultural populations.

CPH 740/646 MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH (3)

An introduction to MCH-related issues in the U.S. and Kentucky and includes a focus on policies and programs for women, children and adolescents.  U.S. and Kentucky data sources and uses of data that impact maternal and child health are examined.  Students are given the opportunity to discuss and examine the history and organization of MCH related services in the U.S. and review a broad array of current issues central to maternal and child health, including poverty, racial and ethnic disparities in health, the organization and financing of health services, analyze the ways in which political context in the U.S. affects the health and well-being of families, process in which knowledge, strategic planning, and politics will combine to create public health policy to address these issues in the context of current programming.

CPH 751 GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH (3)

Course materials and visiting speakers present and analyze major issues in global health, identify and compare health systems in developed and developing countries, and explore emerging global health issues.  This course is required for the Certificate in Global Health.

CPH 758 SPECIAL TOPICS IN HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT: PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND GOVERNANCE (3)

An analysis of the development and implementation of health policy, paying special attention to political and governance issues.  The course will focus on  health policy at all levels of government, with particular focus on the interdependence of national, state, and local governments and organizations to provide public health services. 

HA 603 Health Law (3)

Familiarizes students with the application of law to management issues in health care organizations.  Skills including terminology, legal reasoning, the tools of law, and topics specific to the health care setting are addressed.

HA 636 HEALTH ECONOMICS (3)

Applies general theoretical principles of economics to the health care sector.  The basic approach is to recognize the importance of scarcity and incentives, allowing for differences peculiar to health.  The demand and supply of health and medical care are examined as they involve physicians, nurses, and hospitals.  The competitiveness of their markets, health insurance, and the role of government are explored. 

HA 673 HEALTH POLICY (3)

An analysis of the development and implementation of health policy on a national, state, local and organizational level.  The course will focus on issue and policy analysis, formal and informal processes of policy development and the issues, values and political and community factors affecting policy development and program implementation. 

 
 

Concentration Area Courses - Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health

CPH 601 OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH I (3)

An overview of occupational and environmental health problems, toxicology related to the work place and other environments, industrial hygiene, safety, and other topics relevant to environmental health. Prereq: Undergraduate chemistry and biology, or permission of instructor.

CPH 620 OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH II

A continuation of topics in CPH 601. Required for those concentrating in Env. Health.

CPH 622-001 TOXIC AGENTS AND PUBLIC HEALTH

 

CPH 728-002 ADVANCED AGRICULTURAL HEALTH & SAFETY

 

CE 555 MICROBIAL ASPECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING (3)

To understand the principal unit of life, the cell, and how it functions and is used in industrial and environmental treatment rocesses. Emphasis will be on the prokaryotic cell structure, function, growth, metabolism, and adaptive traits. Microbially mediated bio-geo-chemical cycles will be understood as well as the metabolic growth requisites of each.

CE 655 WATER, SANITATION, AND HEALTH (3)

Concentrates on waterborne diseases. The content will include prokaryote structure, energetics, and survival strategies; emerging and classic waterborne and water-related pathogens; animal vectors; fate of pathogens in the environment; and indicator, index, and surrogate pathogen organisms.

KHP 515 ANATOMICAL AND MECHANICAL KINESIOLOGY (3)

A quantitative and qualitative study of human motion as it relates to locomotor and physical education activities. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, two hours. Prereq: ANA 206, PGY 206, or equivalent and consent of instructor.

KHP 615 BIOMECHANICS OF FUNDAMENTAL MOVEMENTS (3)

A research oriented, qualitative and quantitative investigation into the fundamental human movement patterns of ambulation, jumping, throwing, and striking. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, two hours. Prereq: An introductory course in physics, KHP 515, and consent of instructor.

KHP 618 WORK HARDENING & ERGONOMICS (3)

A study of the basic areas of ergonomics including: anthropometric principles, repetitive motion disorders, low back pain, design of manual handling tasks, and job evaluation tools. The class will also discuss important government documents such as the NOISH Lifting equation and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

TOX 509 BIOCHEMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY (3)

Presentation of basic and advanced concepts to provide an integrated description of toxicology, its scope, the unique application of principles that characterize it as a science, and its professional practice. Emphases will include the influence of federal regulations on the practice of toxicology. Prereq: BCH 501 and PHA 522 or equivalents or consent of instructor.

PHY 472G INTERACTION OF RADIATION WITH MATTER (3)

Basic aspects of the interaction of ionizing radiation with matter. Bohr atom, atomic spectra, radioactivity, energetics of decay. Sources of radiation, penetration of charged particles, electromagnetic radiation, and neutrons through matter; excitation and ionization processes; selected nuclear reactions; basic radiation detection and dosimetry. Prereq: PHY 213 or 232; MA 114 (may be taken concurrently); or equivalent. (Same as RM 472G.)

RM 545 RADIATION HAZARDS AND PROTECTION (3)

An analysis of common radiation hazards encountered in medicine, research, industry, and the environment. Regulations and procedures for the safe use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiations. Lecture, two hours; laboratory, two and one-half hours. Prereq: PHY/RM 472G or consent of instructor. (Same as PHY/RAS 545).

AEN 463G AGRICULTURAL SAFETY AND HEALTH (3)

Provides a comprehensive overview of major safety and health hazards in agricultural production and an overview of the basic approaches for the prevention and control of agricultural injuries and illnesses. The course is oriented toward upper class and graduate students. Prereq: AEN 220, AEN 252, and junior standing or consent of instructor.