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Health Behavior
Health Services Management
Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health

College of Public Health Undergraduate Course Offerings, Fall 2013

CPH 201Introduction to Public Health 
CPH 201-001Instructor: Pamela TeasterTuesday / Thursday
12:30 – 1:45 pm
CPH 201-401Instructor: Alex HowardTuesday
6:00 – 8:30 pm
*** Fulfills UKCore Social Sciences Area of Inquiry ***
Course Description: This course provides the student with basic knowledge about the discipline of public health. After receiving a philosophical and political orientation to public health, students will begin to acquire functional knowledge of the strategies most often applied in public health practice. Key content areas (such as HIV prevention, maternal and child health, reducing obesity rates, and reducing tobacco addiction) will become focal points for the investigation of these strategies.
CPH 203-401Sexual HealthMonday
 Instructor: Richard Crosby6:00 – 8:30 pm
*** Fulfills UKCore Social Sciences Area of Inquiry ***
Course Description: This course will provide students with an in-depth treatment of all sex-related topics that influence the health and wellbeing of humans. Emphasis is placed on healthy sexual expression in the context of global HIV and STD epidemics as well as global issues with unintentional pregnancy and cervical cancer – all of which are highly preventable. Students will also gain an in-depth education about human sexual functioning (physiology and neural pathways), sexual pluralism (diversity in sexual expression), issues pertaining to gay and lesbian health, and the science of understanding relational issues and gender role issues in US culture.
CPH 365-001Live Strong Through LifeTuesday / Thursday
 Instructor: Brock Symons11:00 – 12:15 pm
Course Description: This course is intended to demonstrate what we as individuals can do to achieve and maintain optimum health and well-being through life. The classroom experiences of this course are intended to clearly define the intersection of three health-related pillars: nutrition, physical activity and mental health. This class will explore how the three pillars improve health across life by first exploring how the human body fails (aging, cardiovascular and metabolic disease, obesity, and cancer) and then demonstrating how the human body can thrive through life.
CPH 365-002Managing Health Organizations to Improve Population HealthMonday / Wednesday / Friday
 Instructor: Alex Howard9:00 – 9:50 am
Course Description: This course will introduce students to a number of foundational concepts related to leadership and management, specifically in the realm of health organizations (e.g., local and state health departments, hospitals, community clinics, etc.). In particular, this course will explore the areas of managing human and non-human resources, and improving agency performance. Students will have the opportunity to interact with managers and organizational leaders from a variety of health service agencies.
CPH 365-003Preparing for an Apocalyptic Event: Population Health and Crisis ManagementMonday / Wednesday / Friday
 Instructor: Alex Howard11:00 – 11:50 am
Course Description: Students enrolled in this course will participate in in-depth analyses of multiple large-scale disasters. This course will provide students with the knowledge necessary to participate in all phases of the crisis management process, as overseen by a health service organization. Case studies will be utilized heavily throughout this course and students will have the opportunity to engage in discussion with various health professionals from around Kentucky that engage in crisis management activities. Writing assignments in this course will involve historical analysis of both domestic and international disasters.
CPH 365-004A Sick World: Global Public Health in the Early 21st CenturyTuesday
 Instructor: James Holsinger3:30 – 6:00 pm
Course Description: This course provides students with basic knowledge about the issues of global public health and its importance to all peoples of the globe. After receiving an introduction to the principles and goals of global public health, students will begin to acquire functional knowledge of the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of global public health practice. Key content areas such as health determinants, issues of health, education, and poverty, ethical and human rights concerns, the impact of culture on global public health, the burden of disease on the global human population, and other pertinent global public health topics will become focal points for class discussion. This course will emphasize theory-driven empirical investigation of key behavioral issues that influence the health and well-being of people around the globe. Case studies of global public health issues will be utilized.
CPH 365-401Foundations of Environmental HealthTuesday
 Instructor: Nancy Johnson6:00 – 8:30 pm
Course Description: An overview of the environmental factors that influence human health, including hazards from unsanitary water, polluted air, traumatic injury hazards, toxins, radiologic risks, and other features of the natural and human made environment that can kill, injure, maim, and cause disease in human populations. Special focus is given to understanding the relationships between biological, chemical, and other factors that produce unhealthy environments that sicken individuals throughout their lifespan. Additional topics include the important influence of environmental hygiene, restaurant inspections, occupational safety and health issues, clean water standards, air pollution regulations, and other laws and regulations that protect the health and safety of human populations. Course Prerequisites: BIO 111 or 150 and CHE 104 or 105; or permission of the instructor.
CPH 440-401Foundations in Health BehaviorTuesday / Thursday
 Instructor: Richard Crosby5:00 – 6:15 pm
Course Description: This course will provide students with an overview of how the social and behavioral sciences contribute to primary prevention in the rapidly expanding field of health behavior. Emphasis will be placed on theory-driven approaches that are supported by empirical investigations. Students will acquire a working knowledge of foundational theories used in public health practice as well as the ability to measure key theoretical constructs. The course includes an overview of public health issues in the United States. The course also includes training regarding the translation of research findings into public health practice.
GRN 250Aging in Today’s World 
GRN 250-001Instructor: Graham RowlesTuesday / Thursday
9:30 – 10:45 am
GRN 250-002Instructor: John WatkinsTuesday / Thursday
2:00 – 3:15 pm
GRN 250-003Instructor: TBNTuesday / Thursday
11:00 – 12:15 pm
*** Fulfills UKCore US Citizenship Area of Inquiry ***
Course Description: This class explores the processes and meanings of “growing old,” focusing on influences from childhood through adolescence and adulthood, with constant attention to how these processes and meanings are situated in time and space and eventually inform individual and societal conceptions of and actions concerning old age.
UKC 120-001Disease Detectives: Epidemiology In ActionTuesday / Thursday
(CPH 310)*Instructor: Wayne Sanderson2:00 – 3:15 pm
*** Fulfills UKCore Natural/Physical/Mathematics Area of Inquiry ***
Course Description: This course will outline the history of epidemiology as a science and examine its wide-ranging contributions to the fields of public health, medicine, and the social sciences. This course will focus on epidemiological methods to investigate health outcomes and identify associated and causative factors of disease in populations.
UKC 130-001Public Health through Popular FilmTuesday / Thursday
(CPH 202)*Instructor: Claudia Hopenahyn12:30 – 1:45 pm
*** Fulfills UKCore Social Sciences Area of Inquiry ***
Course Description: This course will provide students with an introductory understanding of public health concepts through critical examination of popular cinema and instruction in basic public health principles, disease principles, and behavioral and social interactions related to the movie topics. A combination of lectures, readings and film viewing will enable students to understand the relationship between behavioral, environmental, biological and other risk factors with disease, injury or other health outcomes. The effect of social, economic and health systems context will also be examined. In addition, students will learn to distinguish between fact and fiction with regard to the science and activities of public health as portrayed in cinema.
UKC 370-001Statistical Thinking for Population HealthMonday / Wednesday / Friday
(BST 330)*Instructor: David Fardo9:00 – 9:50 am
*** Fulfills UKCore Statistical Inference Area of Inquiry ***
Course Description: This course provides students with an introduction to statistical concepts that are important for solving real-world public health problems. This course will present statistical principles and associated scientific reasoning underlying public health practice and health policy decision-making.
*Permanent course number (in parentheses) pending final university approval.
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