Public Health - Public Health (PHPH)

PHPH 523. Public Health in the United States2 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: Course covers the history of and issues facing public health in the United States.

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PHPH 550. Special Topics in Public Health Sciences1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Description: In-depth exploration of public health sciences topics to advance students' knowledge in aspects of field not covered at same depth in existing courses.

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PHPH 601. Evaluating Health Care Literature1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the MS in Biostatics program or the MSc or Certificate in Clinical Investigation Sciences program.

Description: A review of formal methods for evaluating the medical literature including those of the University of Rochester Clinical Pharmacology Group; and the Evidence Based-Medicine Group. Meta-Analysis: sources of information, using medical informatics, selection of trails, pooling of data, analyzing pooled data and interpreting results, problems and limitations of meta analysis will be covered.

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PHPH 610. New Drug & Device Development2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the MS in Biostatics program or the MSc or Certificate in Clinical Investigation Sciences program.

Description: This course introduces the rationale for, practical aspects of, and new issues in drug and device development as well as the relevant industry and government policies and regulations.

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PHPH 630. Geographic Information Systems in Public Health3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course provides public health students with "hands-on" GIS experience, using Environmental Systems Research Institute's (ESRI's) ArcGIS software and other software packages. Topics covered include an introduction to geographic information systems, management and use of health, census and spatial data, mapping health information, spatial clustering of health events, analysis of environmental hazards, risk and spread of infectious and vector-borne diseases, and location of health services and access to care.

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PHPH 632. Ethical Conduct of Health Care Research2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the MS in Biostatics program or the MSc or Certificate in Clinical Investigation Sciences program.

Description: This course focuses on key aspects of research ethics, such as codes of ethical conduct, federal regulations, and institutional review boards. Key principles explored include informed consent, privacy, and conflicts of interest. The course also considers special populations, such as cognitively impaired individuals and children; and specialized forms of research, such as genetic research and research utilizing repositories of stored tissue.

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PHPH 675. Independent Study in Clinical Research1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the MSc or Certificate in Clinical Investigation Sciences program.

Description: Course allows students to pursue advanced study with faculty guidance on a topic related to clinical research.

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PHPH 679. Public Health Practicum Experience1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrollment in the Masters of Public Health program and completion of Year 1 requirements, HIPAA and CITI training certificates on file.

Description: Required field experience for Masters of Public Health degree (total of 3 hours). The practicum experience is designed to bridge the gap between academia and public health practice by providing field experience at a public health worksite. Each MPH student identifies a practice site, develops a learning agreement in consultation with the practice site mentor and faculty mentor, works at the site to address the components of the learning agreement and to gain experience within the organization, prepares a written characterization of the practice site, and prepares written and oral reports describing the practicum experience.

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PHPH 696. Issues in Public Health2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences.

Description: This course provides students with several broad topical concepts encountered within the field of public health. It serves as an introductory course, providing a framework upon which to build all other subsequent core courses. It also serves as a venue to introduce students to the five core areas of public health (epidemiology, biostatics, health management and policy, health knowledge, and environmental health) through various presentations and activities.

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PHPH 697. Integrating Learning and Experience in Public Health2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in Master of Public Health program, completion of MPH year 1 requirements, MPH year 2 fall semester requirements, and concurrent enrollment in MPH practicum.

Description: This course is designed to integrate knowledge acquired in coursework and other learning experiences and to apply this knowledge to situations with various aspects of professional public health practice. Through the evaluation of previous cases and the development of a new case from current and emerging areas of public health, students working in teams demonstrate their abilities in applying general and specific public health knowledge they have learned through their courses of study.

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PHPH 699. Mentored Research1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Enrolled in the MSc or Certificate in Clinical Investigation Sciences program.

Description: Independent research in order to complete the professional paper requirement for the Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Sciences program.

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PHPH 701. Directed Reading for Qualifying Examinations1-9 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in the School of Public Health and Information Sciences who has completed required coursework in a doctoral degree program and is preparing for comprehensive examinations.

Description: The course allows doctoral students to prepare for qualifying examinations with faculty guidance on topics and readings. This course may be repeated.

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