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Public Health Sciences (PHS)

PHS 500 Research Ethics for Clinical Investigators (1) This course is designed for graduate students preparing for a career that will include clinical investigations.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

PHS 501 Principles of Public Health (3) This course is designed to provide students with a foundation in public health principles.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

PHS 504 Behavioral Health Intervention Strategies (3) Evaluation of intervention strategies from a biobehavioral health context; theories of change processes in health.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

PHS 505 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation (3) Foundations in public health program planning and evaluation.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: PHS 504 orBB H 504  

PHS 506 Behavioral Health Intervention Strategies II (3) This course provides instruction on how to design theory-driven public health interventions.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: PHS 504 orBB H 504 ; andPHS 505  

PHS 510 Clinical Research Methods (3) Introduction to the design, implementation, analysis, and interpretation of health research, including observational and controlled trials.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

PHS 511 Methods Used in Translational Research (1) This course is designed to familiarize clinicians with state-of-the-art laboratory techniques as they apply to translational research studies.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

PHS 516 Statistical Genetics (3) Basic theory and methods for statistical analysis, introduction to bioinformatics, principles and methods of statistical genetics, case-control association studies.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

PHS 518 Scientific Communication (2) A survey of the formats in which medical science is presented, with exercises in the preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and grant applications, including illustrations.
Effective: Fall 2011
 

PHS 519 Patient Centered Research (3) A survey course designed to provide foundational information regarding 15 core clinical research topics presented in theory and with application.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

PHS 520 Principles of Biostatistics (3) Introduction to the application of techniques and interpretation of results that are commonly used to plan, analyze, and report clinical and health services research.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

PHS 521 Applied Biostatistics (3) An intermediate course that provides more in-depth development of analytical topics covered in the Intro Biostats course, such as analysis of variance and regression techniques. Students will perform analyses, summarize, and interpret results.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: PHS 520  

PHS 522 Multivariate Biostatistics (3) This course focuses on advanced topics in biostatistics involving multivariate responses in biomedical research.
Effective: Fall 2014
Prerequisite: PHS 520 andPHS 521  

PHS 523 Multivariate Analysis (3) This course focuses on the theoretical and applied aspects of multivariate analyses that are relevant to biomedical research.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: STAT 511, STAT 512, STAT 513 andSTAT 514  

PHS 524 Longitudinal Data Analysis (3) This course focuses on the theoretical and applied aspects of longitudinal data analyses that are relevant to biomedical resarch.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: PHS 523  

PHS 525 Biostatistics for Lab Scientists (3) Basic theory and methods for statistical analysis, data presentation and experimental design, with a focus on biomedical applications.
Effective: Summer 2010
Prerequisite: one semester of college calculus (e.g. MATH 110) experience with spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel.  

PHS 526 Categorical Data Analysis (3) This course focuses on statistical theory and methods for analyzing categorical data.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: STAT 511, STAT 512, STAT 513 andSTAT 514  

PHS 527 Survival Analysis (3) This course focuses on the analysis of time-to-event data with a focus on biomedical research.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: STAT 511, STAT 512, STAT 513 andSTAT 514  

PHS 528 Bayesian Methods (3) Approaches to Bayesian modeling and computation with application to medicine and biomedical research.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: STAT 511, STAT 512, STAT 513 andSTAT 514  

PHS 529 Biostatistical Computing for Public Health (1) Provides experience in intermediate and advanced usage of a biostatistical software package for public health data analyses.
Effective: Fall 2014
  Concurrent: PHS 520

PHS 530 Principles of Health Services Research (2) A foundation course on the principles of health services research and the methods used to conduct health services research.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

PHS 535 Quality of Care Measurement (3) Emphasizes the concept and measurement issues involved in assessing and improving the quality of health care.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Master of Science in Public Health Sciences program and satisfactory completion of PHS 510 520  

PHS 536 Health Survey Research Methods (3) This course provides instruction on how to design health research survey questionnaires and how to conduct survey studies.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: PHS 520;PHS 550  

PHS 537 Health Policy and Law (3) This course reviews processes related to health policy formulation, implementation, and advocacy.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: PHS 571 orH P A 520  

PHS 540 Decision Analysis I (1) This course provides an introduction to the methods and applications of decision analysis in clinical decision making.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Master of Science in Public Health Sciences program and satisfactory completion of PHS 520  

PHS 541 Decision Analysis II (1) This course provides an introduction to the methods and applications of decision analysis in clinical decision making.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: enrollment in the Master of Science in Public Health Sciences program and satisfactory completion of PHS 540  

PHS 542 Environmental Health Sciences (3 per semester/maximum of 3) Overview of the impact that chemical, physical, and biologic agents in the environment have on human health.
Effective: Spring 2011
 

PHS 550 Principles of Epidemiology (3) Topics include measurements, surveillance, outbreak investigation, bias, and study design.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: PHS 520  

PHS 551 Advanced Epidemiological Methods (3) Advanced methodological course providing in-depth discussions on applications of advanced methods to design, execution, data analysis, and epidemiological studies reporting.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: PHS 520 andPHS 550 orPHS 510  

PHS 552 Molecular Epidemiology of Chronic Disease (3) This course provides instruction on molecular epidemiologic study design and methods in the study of chronic disease.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

PHS 553 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3) Principles of infectious disease epidemiology and the use of epidemiologic methods to address infectious diseases of national and international importance.
Effective: Summer 2012
Prerequisite: PHS 550  

PHS 554 Statistical Methods in Epidemiology (3) Biostatistical methods in the design and analysis of epidemiological (observational) studies.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: PHS 521 andPHS 551  

PHS 555 Statistical Methods for Public Health II (3) This course will provide theoretical and applied foundations in statistical genetics and genomics, survival data analysis, and longitudinal data analysis as applied in biomedical research and public health.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: PHS 554  

PHS 570 Health Economics and Economic Evaluation (3) An introductory course on applied economic evaluation, with emphasis on micro-economic theory, cost-effectiveness and economic modeling.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: enrollment in PHS graduate program or discretion of the instructor  

PHS 571 Health Services Organization and Delivery (3) Examination of health systems, organization, financing, and evaluation; trends, problems, and issues.
Effective: Fall 2010
 

PHS 575 Integrative Seminar in Public Health Leadership (3) Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to understand the dynamic nature of leadership within the public health sector.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

PHS 576 Integrative Seminar in Public Health Policy (3) Provides in-depth exploration of the development, implementation, and analysis of public health and health-related policy.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

PHS 577 Integrative Seminar in Sosical & Behavioral Determinants of Health (3) Students examine the multiple determinants of population health and initiatives that could improve population health and reduce health disparities.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

PHS 578 Advanced Integrative Public Health Leadership (3) Provides the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to extend the understanding of leadership within public health venues.
Effective: Fall 2016
Prerequisite: PHS 575  

PHS 580 Clinical Trials: Design and Analysis (3) This course stresses the concepts of statistical design and anslysis in biomedical research, with special emphasis on the clinical trial.
Effective: Spring 2009
Prerequisite: PHS 520  

PHS 581 Clinical Trials: Case Studies (1) This course emphasizes case studies in clinical trials design, conduct, and analysis.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

PHS 582 Biostatistical Methods in Clinical Trials (3) An in-depth course on biostatistical methods in the design and analysis of randomized and controlled clinical trials.
Effective: Summer 2015
Prerequisite: STAT 512 andSTAT 514  

PHS 583 Asymptotic Tools (3) An advanced theoretical course on statistical large sample theory and its application in biomedical and public health research.
Effective: Summer 2016
 

PHS 594 Research Topics (1-9) A closely monitored, clinical or population based research project that is conducted during the second year of the PHS MS curriculum.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

PHS 595 Public Health Practice Internship (1-6 per semester/maximum of 6) This course provides Master of Public Health degree students with hands-on, "real-world" experience in the practice of public health.
Effective: Summer 2011
 

PHS 596 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects including non-thesis research, which are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

PHS 597 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be of topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

PHS 598 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

PHS 598A Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Spring 2009
 

PHS 600 Thesis Research (1-9 per semester/maximum of 9) Research training provided to enable the student to advance his or her knowledge about a selected topic in public health sciences.
Effective: Fall 2014
 

PHS 601 PhD Dissertation PHS 601 is available to full-time PhD candidates who have passed the comprehensive exam and met the two-semester residence requirement.
Effective: Spring 2014
 

PHS 801 Data Management (1) Development and implementation of plans for managing clinical research data, collection and processing data, and ensuring data quality.
Effective: Summer 2010
 

PHS 802 Practice of Public Health (2) Provides knowledge and skills in methods and procedures used for the practice of public health.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: PHS 501  

PHS 803 Principles of Global Health (3) This course provides an overview of the major issues and initiatives in contemporary global health.
Effective: Fall 2016
 

PHS 807 Public Health Education Methods (3) Provides the knowledge and skills associated with the methods used to deliver successful public health education programs.
Effective: Spring 2013
Prerequisite: PHS 505 and eitherPHS 504 orBB H 504  

PHS 863 Applied Tobacco Research (3) Provides knowledge and skills in methods for tobacco research, and the use of research to inform tobacco regulation and policy.
Effective: Spring 2016
 

PHS 892 Directed Studies in Public Health (3) The Directed Studies course is intended to help prepare students for dissertation research and/or culimnating manuscript preparation.
Effective: Fall 2015
Prerequisite: completion of DrPH core requirements (21 credits)  

PHS 894 Capstone Experience (3) A culminating experience in which students create and present a scholarly project based on the competencies gained in previous courses.
Effective: Spring 2014
Prerequisite: PHS 501;PHS 520;PHS 550 ; andPHS 571 orH P A 520  

PHS 895A Master of Public Health Internship (3 per semester/maximum of 6) Provides Master of Public Health (MPH) degree students with hands-on, real- world experience in the practice of public health.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

PHS 895B Advanced Field Experience (1-6) This course provides DrPH degree students with advanced hands-on, practical experience in the practice of public health.
Effective: Fall 2015
 

PHS 895C Master of Public Health International Internship (1-6 credits per semester/maximum of 6) Provides Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) students with real-world experience in the practice of public health in international settings.
Effective: Summer 2016
Prerequisite: PHS 501  

PHS 896 Individual Studies (1-9) Creative projects with a professional orientation, including nonthesis research, that are supervised on an individual basis and which fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Spring 2015
 

PHS 896B Integrative Doctoral Research II (3) This course provides Dr.P.H. degree students with opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skills gained through completion of a doctoral portfolio
Effective: Spring 2017 Future: Spring 2017
Prerequisite: PHS 892 andPHS 896A  

PHS 897 Special Topics (1-9 per semester/maximum of 9) Formal courses offered infrequently on a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2012
 

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