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CHE Required Concentration Courses

Descriptions of required courses for the community health education (CHE) concentration in addition to the Foundation MPH courses.

Courses

PUBH 536 Research Methods in Public Health (3)
Research design, basic quantitative and qualitative research techniques and ethical considerations. Development of research skills, data collection instruments, and problem identification for research topic.

PUBH 550 Program Development and Implementation (3)
This course requires the application of behavioral sciences theory to the development and implementation of health promotion programs.

PUBH 555 Health and Society (3)
This course provides students with an understanding of social and behavioral determinants that influence health status and care in America. The application of this knowledge to behavior in health-related organizations is emphasized. Topics include social and psychological aspects of disease, sociological aspects of health care delivery systems, the political economy of health and illness, impact of social movements on health, and social consequences of health legislation.

PUBH 556 Grant Proposal Writing for Health and Social Programs (4)
This project-based course covers the complete process of grant proposal development: identification and assessment of viable funding sources, funder relations, proposal writing, budget development, preparation of a full proposal for submission, and proposal submission. Students gain an understanding of the nonprofit philanthropic, state, and federal funding environments and how they differ.

Related Electives (3)  

Professional Skills Development:

PUBH 587 Internship (3 – 6)
Internship in approved organization under supervision of designated preceptor. Students must complete a total of 6 hours.
Grading Restriction: Satisfactory/No Credit grading only.  Repeatability: May be repeated. Maximum 6 hours.  Comments: One semester advance notice required.  Registration Permission: Consent of major advisor.