Mar 25, 2023  
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Note - listings are by subject area prefix, not department code.

 

PHC - Public Health Concentration

  
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    PHC 6121 Vaccines


    Credit Hours: 3

    Provides an overview of current immunization strategies and their public health rationale. In addition, students will learn the use of vaccines in disease control and eradication, vaccine immunogenicity and adverse reactions.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6145 Translation to Public Health Practice


    Credit Hours: 3

    Designed to prepare students to translate core public health concepts and principles into real-world public health practice. This course is designed to provide students with hands-on experience pertaining to translation of core public health concepts and principles.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6588 , PHC 6756 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6146 Health Services Planning and Evaluation


    Credit Hours: 3

    Study of health services planning concepts/methods, and evaluation, with an emphasis on facilities and manpower planning, providing an in-depth orientation to information requirements for health planning, and methods to cover gaps of information.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6147 Managing Quality in Health Care


    Credit Hours: 3

    Study of methods and tools for managing quality in health facilities, physician practices, managed care and public health; including developments in quality assurance and improvement, utilization review, risk management, and patient satisfaction.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6148 Strategic Planning and Health Care Marketing


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course reviews the fundamental steps in the strategic planning process and marketing approaches for health care organizations. The textbook and exercises emphasize non-profit organizations.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6151 Health Policy and Politics


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will examine the role of federal, state, and local government in health care organization, delivery, and financing in the United States and other comparable industrial nations.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6160 Health Care Financial Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduction to the financial management practices in health care organizations, cost behavior analysis, financial statement analysis, and the time value of money.

    Prerequisite(s): ACG 2021 or ACG 2071
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6161 Health Finance Applications


    Credit Hours: 3

    The development and application of skills in finance, costing, and capitol decision making relevant to health care management.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6160  with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6166 Advanced Seminar in Health Care Management


    Credit Hours: 2

    The course further develops analytic and decision-making skills regarding health services issues and problems. Students integrate and apply content from previous courses, (including finance, management policy, strategy, and quality) to analyze and solve health service problems by defining issues and goals, identifying methodologies to address concerns, analyzing information and developing and defining conclusions and recommendations.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6148 , PHC 6160 , PHC 6180 , PHC 6191  (or ACG 6025 )
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    PHC 6180 Health Services Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced study of specific topics in health care organization management including the managerial process, organizational theory, resource utilization and control, and human resource management.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6181 Organizational Behavior in Health Services


    Credit Hours: 3

    Investigates the impact that individuals, groups, and structure have on behavior within organizations. The application of such knowledge is used toward advancing the effectiveness of health care and related organizations. Special consideration is given to human resource applications. Case studies and other exercises are used.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6183 Overview of United States and International Emergency/Disaster Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    Public Health and other professionals will be given an overview of the disaster management process. Provides terms, definitions, and concepts of emergency management from a local, national, and international perspective.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6184 Emergency/Disaster Recovery


    Credit Hours: 3

    The content of this course is designed to expose the concepts of: 1)recovery models used by the United States and International operations, 2)recovery planning and response to a disaster environment, especially in terms of major disaster incidents, 3)broadening and enhancing the understanding of roles and responsibilities, and 4)the importance to the overall recovery effort. In addition to the United States and international focus, the course also addresses the coordination and problem solving aspects of disaster operations.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6185 Emergency/Disaster Preparedness and Planning


    Credit Hours: 3

    Emergency Preparedness and Planning provides an overview to preparedness strategies, emergency planning and assessment of hazards and resources. This course provides intermediate level direction and builds upon planning concepts learned in Overview of United States and International Energy Management. Studies include in-depth planning and analytical framework, hazard/vulnerability analysis, and management.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6186 Public Health Emergencies in Large Populations (PHLEP)


    Credit Hours: 3

    To develop or improve the skills of persons interested in providing emergency health services in humanitarian emergencies. The course is divided into two parts: 1)meeting health needs large populations and 2)the humanitarian and ethical issues of refugees and displaced people. Topics covered include food and nutrition, water and sanitation, providing health services, reproductive health, control of communicable diseases, humanitarian law, human rights, ethics, and the geopolitical issues related to population displacement particularly from conflict.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6190 Public Health Database Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course focuses on the creation of databases with applications to public health and clinical research; data entry and database management and checks for accuracy and consistency, and preparation of final databases for statistical analysis.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6701 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6191 Quantitative Analysis in Health Services


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the use of quantitative modeling techniques to address operational problems in managing medical and health care settings. Topics: probability, sampling, hypotheses testing, estimation, time series, demand forecasting, simulation, and queuing.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6756  with a minimum grade of B
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6193 Qualitative Methods in Community Health Research


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides classroom instruction and field application of qualitative research methods for studying community health problems. It provides a general introduction to ethnographic field methods, emphasizing systematic approaches to collection and analysis of qualitative data. Students will learn to identify the kinds of research problems for which qualitative methods are appropriate, and to critique qualitative research in terms of design, technique, analysis and interpretation.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6194 Public Health Geographic Information Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will prepare student to work with Geographic Information Systems related to Public Health. GIS allows the user to simplify, visualize, analyze, interpret and understand data in a geospatial world to address Public Health concerns.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6196 Information Systems in Health Care Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course is designed to prepare students to analyze and design information systems in health services organizations.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6197 Secondary Data Analysis in Maternal and Child Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    The purpose of this course is to provide experience in the management and analysis of data sets relevant to public health. Among the data sets considered are vital statistics, health care utilization databases, practitioner and other registries, periodic surveys, selected surveillance systems, and programmatic data.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6230 Foundations of Humanitarian Assistance


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to develop or improve the skills of persons interested in providing emergency health services in international humanitarian emergencies.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6231 Organizing Emergency Humanitarian Actions


    Credit Hours: 3

    Topics to be covered in this course include the: use of early warning systems, logistics, security of food, safety, assessment and surveillance, epidemiology, malnutrition, feeding programs, water and sanitation, shelter, and communicable diseases.

    Co-Prerequisite(s): PHC 6230 

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6232 From Emergency to Development and Prevention


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course includes: resources, training for local agencies, basic services, cultural issues, Sphere Projects Minimum Standards, basic services, women after a disaster, and health service program.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6230 , PHC 6231 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6233 Current Challenges in the Humanitarian Field


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will review: leadership issues, advocacy, neutrality and impartiality, the media, prisoner visitations, torture, demobilization and decommissioning of combatants, expatriates, peace-keeping to peace-building, sovereignty, and reconstruction.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6230 , PHC 6231 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): PHC 6232 

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6235 Critical Infrastructure Protection for Public Health Concepts


    Credit Hours: 3

    The content exposes: 1) HS Presidential Directives 7 and 63, 2) critical infrastructures and key resources, 3) public-private partnerships, and 4) vulnerability analysis and risk analysis/reduction.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6236 Business Continuity for Global Health and Security


    Credit Hours: 3

    Course covers effects of the environment on health, business, and national security; fundamentals of Business Continuity Management; development of a Business Continuity Plan and a family emergency plan.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6251 Disease Surveillance and Monitoring


    Credit Hours: 3

    A review of epidemiological principles and methods used in the development and practice of disease and infection surveillance, prevention and control for public health in general and in the context of the hospital setting in particular. Basic epidemiological concepts will be focused in communicable diseases, nosocomial infections, environmental exposures, and emerging diseases.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6254 Public Health Implications and Concerns in Homeland Security


    Credit Hours: 3

    Identifies the implications public health presents within the context of homeland security related to public health strategy, interagency capabilities, and the resources that are aimed at preventing and containing risks from tragic events.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6255 Homeland Security: Law, Policy and Public Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the laws and policy documents that are the foundation of homeland security. It is both broad and in depth. Through rigorous analysis, and regular discussions and short papers, students will learn what makes homeland security happen.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6300 Principles of Environmental Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides information regarding fundamental topics in environmental and occupational health including air pollution, water pollution, solid and hazardous waste, and environmental health law and ethics.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6303 Community Air Pollution


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of air pollutants. Emphasis is given to sources and control technologies as well as health effects and environmental impact.

    Prerequisite(s): CHM 3610C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6305 Environmental Analytical Laboratory


    Credit Hours: 3

    Techniques used for quantitative sampling and analysis of air, water, and soil contaminants.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6307 Principles of Exposure Assessment & Control


    Credit Hours: 3

    The student learns the principles and details of processes involved in assessment of inhalation, ingestion, and dermal contact exposures to chemical and biological agents encountered in environmental and occupational settings.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6310 Environmental Occupational Toxicology


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of the nature of industrial and environmental toxins and toxic by-products, generated and distributed, leading to disease, disability, or death, and the control measures available. Lecture and appropriate laboratory methods are used.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6313 Indoor Environmental Quality


    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will learn the importance of maintaining acceptable indoor environmental quality in occupational and residential settings. The course will emphasize current techniques, data interpretation methods, and proper data / conclusions reporting.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6314 Infection Control Program Design


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will review educational program design for health care workers, instructional methods, personnel and financial resource management, role of Infection Control (IC) personnel, development of goals, mission statement, action plans for IC, evaluation of programs, communication with administration, physicians and care givers.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6319 Modern Human Diseases, Diagnosis, and Treatment


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will cover topics regarding current-day human diseases and conditions. We will explore a new topic that is affecting our society, including but not limited to cancer, HIV, diabetes, nosocomial infections, and the current vaccination debate.

    USF | Taneja College of Pharmacy | Pharmacy
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6325 Environmental Laboratory Principles


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course familiarizes students with analytical measurement methodologies in quantitative sampling and analysis of air, water, soil contaminants, and analytical chemistry generally.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6326 Global Issues in Environmental Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    Introduces students to global issues regarding civilization, industrialization and globalization and their effects on the environment and the health of workers and their families.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6345 HSE Management & Administration


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of techniques and administrative practices which are instrumental in the initiation and maintenance of programs and procedures that are geared to prevent and reduce work related injuries, illnesses, and discomfort.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6351 Occupational Medicine for Health Professionals


    Credit Hours: 3

    Designed to enhance the skills of select health professionals in identifying, evaluating and charting a course of action for medical conditions resulting from occupational exposures and hazards.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6353 Environmental and Occupational Health Risk Assessment


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to provide the student the knowledge about the principles and methods used in the practice of environmental and occupational human health risk assessment.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6355 Principles of Occupational Safety


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of safety management as it relates to hazard identification, accident investigation and training, enabling the safety manager to reduce costs to business, industry, and government.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6356 Industrial Hygiene


    Credit Hours: 2

    A study of the recognition, evaluation, and control of the workplace affecting the health of employees.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    PHC 6357 Environmental and Occupational Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    The study of major environmental and occupational factors that contribute to development of health problems in industrialized and developed countries.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6358 Physical Agents - Assessment and Control


    Credit Hours: 2

    Presents advanced aspects of recognition, assessment and control of occupational physical agents. This is the synthesis course for industrial hygiene students, and students will apply knowledge of hazards evaluation and control.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    PHC 6360 Safety Management Principles and Practices


    Credit Hours: 2

    A study of safety management as it relates to hazard identification, accident investigation and training, enabling the safety manager to reduce costs to business, industry, and government.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    PHC 6361 Industrial Ergonomics


    Credit Hours: 2

    Systems logic and methodology for assessing the potential impact of work environments on the health and safety of workers; application of occupational ergonomics and human factors to the design and evaluation of complex work environments.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6360 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    PHC 6362 Industrial Ventilation


    Credit Hours: 2

    Basic principles of fluid mechanics and exhaust ventilation are employed in the design and evaluation of the performance of industrial ventilation systems.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6356 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    PHC 6364 Industrial Hygiene Aspects of Plant Operations


    Credit Hours: 2

    Field visits to industrial plants will be conducted so as to familiarize students without prior experience to the health hazards associated with various processes and the methods of control employed to prevent excessive exposures.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6356 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    PHC 6365C Analytical Methods in Industrial Hygiene I


    Credit Hours: 2

    Analytical measuring methodologies and instruments employed in evaluating exposure to chemical agents are described and detailed. Hands-on laboratory exercises permit full familiarization in the calibration and use of these instruments. Problem solving sessions result in the development of a routine for the proper handling of laboratory data.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6356 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    PHC 6366C Analytical Methods in Industrial Hygiene II


    Credit Hours: 2

    Analytical measuring methodologies and instruments employed in evaluating exposure to physical agents are described and detailed. Hands-on laboratory exercises permit full familiarization in the calibration and use of these instruments. Problem solving sessions result in the development of a routine for the proper handling of laboratory data.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6356 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    PHC 6369 Industrial Toxicology


    Credit Hours: 2

    This course will focus on specific industries, industrial processes and the chemicals that worker’s may be potentially exposed to, and their impact on Public Health. The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) division structure will be used to identify industries that have been studied by NIOSH or other agencies. For each industry identified, chemical hazards, exposure routes, toxicology effects, and monitoring methods will be discussed emphasizing the need for a multidisciplinary approach in providing information aimed at reducing worker exposures to industrial toxicants.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    PHC 6373 Protecting Public Health: Bioterrorism/Biodefense


    Credit Hours: 3

    The theoretical, historical and contemporary issues associated with public health protection and safety. This includes quarantine, health and safety management, homeland security, and the history of biological warfare.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6377 Hazardous Materials and Communication


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course identifies hazardous materials used in the industrial workplace. Students learn the hazards associated with a range of industrial chemicals including metals, caustics, gases, aliphatic, aromatic, chlorinated hydrocarbons, and plastics.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6401 Homelessness: Implications for Behavioral Healthcare


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of the structural, personal, treatment, and sociopolitical issues related to homelessness. Causes of homelessness from structural and personal factors are explored. Quantitative and qualitative data are reviewed to examine the experience of homelessness, pathways into homelessness including mental health, substance abuse, and violence/trauma. A special focus will be on the research conducted by the instructors on services for homeless families and the prevention of homelessness among individuals with severe mental illness.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6408 Health Education and Counseling


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will provide students with an understanding of multi-level factors that contribute to individual’s lived experiences coping with loss, disabilities and genetic or chronic health conditions. Students will learn advanced counseling skills.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6410 Social and Behavioral Sciences Applied to Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    A review of the conceptual, empirical, and theoretical contributions of the Social and Behavioral Sciences as they contribute to an understanding of health and illness.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6411 Introduction to Social Marketing for Public Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to analyze the components and applications of social marketing for public health: theoretical foundations; research methods; strategy development; program design and implementation, materials pretesting, and ethics.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6412 Health Disparities and Social Determinants


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to explore health disparities in the U.S. and multi-level strategies to reduce those disparities. Discussions will focus on a critique of the literature from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and an analysis of case studies.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6413 Family and Community Violence in Public Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    The objective of this course will be to identify and to focus on the most serious policy and research issues which are specific to the field of family violence. The course will cover theory, research, and applied programs in community settings.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6414 Adolescent Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of adolescent health issues and trends. With this primary aim, the objectives are organized around the knowledge of health assessment and interventions with adolescents and the skills needed for effective teaching methodologies to enhance health provider communication with adolescents. This course is not restricted to Public Health graduate students.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6420 Health Care Law, Regulation and Ethics


    Credit Hours: 3

    This is a survey course of the most significant issues in health care law. Core topics include licensure, malpractice, reproductive issues, the right to die, and managed care. Students will develop and understanding of substantive law, legal decision making, and the relationship between health care law and ethics. Graduate students from other departments may take the course.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6421 Public Health Law and Ethics


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course provides students with an overview of major ethical and legal concepts. The course considers the role of the legal system in resolving public health problems through the legislature, the courts, and administrative agencies.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6423 Environmental and Occupational Health Law


    Credit Hours: 3

    Review and analysis of Federal and State laws and regulations in relation to occupational and environmental health and safety.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6430 Health Economics I


    Credit Hours: 3

    Microeconomic analysis of the structure of the health care industry and economic incentives facing physicians, patients, and hospitals.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 2023
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6435 Comparative Health Insurance Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    Overview of health insurance concepts and major systems in developed countries, using microeconomic tools relevant to management and public policy.

    Prerequisite(s): ECO 2023
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6442 Global Health Applications in the Field


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course prepares students for fieldwork in the global public health arena. A comparative approach is taken to highlight similarities and differences across countries at variable levels of socioeconomic development.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6106 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6450 Patient-centered Communication and Professionalism


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course will introduce patient-provider communication skills to health students. Through role modeling, practice, and case studies, students will develop effective patient interviewing and communication skills and demonstrate professionalism.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6460 Social Marketing Program Management


    Credit Hours: 3

    Address the operational and planning issues associated with social marketing programs. Develop social marketing problem-solving, and planning skills. Topics include budgeting, branding, implementation, evaluation.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6411 , PHC 6705 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6461 Advanced Social Marketing


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course enables students to use the social marketing framework to analyze public health problems and design program solutions. The course focuses on a managerial perspective to improve organizational efficiency and social design principles.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6411 , PHC 6705 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6462 Cultural Competency in Public Health Practice


    Credit Hours: 2

    An overview of the knowledge and skills needed to work in multicultural environments and apply the principles of cultural competency. Designed to critically examine this construct by incorporating anthropological perspectives and techniques.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 2
  
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    PHC 6500 Theoretical and Behavioral Basis for Health Education


    Credit Hours: 4

    Assessment of and current methodologies related to understanding and influencing psychosocial, cultural, and situational factors in voluntary behavior change process; theories of health behavior.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 4
  
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    PHC 6505 Program Planning in Community Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course is designed to prepare students to analyze the planning and development process for community health programs. The PRECEDE-PROCEED model and intervention Mapping will be used as the primary planning frameworks.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6500 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6507 Health Education Intervention Methods


    Credit Hours: 3

    Prepares students to analyze and incorporate effective content and process in health education program delivery. Course not restricted to health education majors.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6500 , PHC 6505 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6510 Exotic and Emerging Infectious Diseases


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of human infectious disease with particular emphasis on diseases caused by parasites, viruses, bacteria, and fungi found in sub-tropical and tropical environments.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6511 Public Health Immunology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Immunology as applied to public health. Emphasis is on applications of immunology and immunological techniques used in surveillance, prevention, and control of public health problems.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6512 Vectors of Human Disease


    Credit Hours: 3

    Biology of the vectors of human disease: major groups include the arthropods, mollusks, and mammals. Emphasis on the ecology of the vectors and their transmission of pathogens as they relate to public health.

    USF | College of Public Health | Dean’s Office
Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6513 Public Health Parasitology


    Credit Hours: 3

    Human diseases caused by parasite infection with emphasis on diseases related to environmental exposure and of public health importance. Major groups include the protozoan, cestodes, trematodes, and nematodes of human disease.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6514 Infectious Disease Control in Developing Countries


    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on disease control strategies for selected infectious and communicable diseases. Diseases covered have been selected on the basis of their relative contribution to the burden of disease in developing countries.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6000 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6515 Food Safety


    Credit Hours: 3

    Overview of food safety practices and principles emphasizing the role of food safety in public health. Emphasis is placed on the leading causes of foodborne illness and their associated food groups.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6516 Tropical Diseases


    Credit Hours: 3

    The course approaches tropical and infectious diseases from the preventive and global public health perspectives but takes the biological aspects of the host-parasite relationship as bases for its control.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6517 Infectious Disease Prevention Strategies


    Credit Hours: 3

    Focuses on primary, secondary and tertiary strategies to prevent infectious diseases, with an emphasis on hospital infection control. These strategies include outbreak control measures, isolation/precautions in healthcare facilities, and cleaning.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6521 Public Health Nutrition


    Credit Hours: 3

    Review of nutrition issues and programs for infants, children, adolescents, adults and elderly, food security, and the role of nutrition education in improving public health.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6522 Nutrition in Health and Disease


    Credit Hours: 3

    Overview of nutrients required for health, regulatory mechanisms influencing requirements and metabolism in growth, reproduction, disease, senescence, psychological and sociological implications, and the coming impacts of genomic (personal) nutrition.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6530 Issues and Concepts in Maternal and Child Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    The purpose of this course is to provide for the foundation of Maternal and Child health for students who will be concentrating in this area, or as an overview for non-majors.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6532 Women’s’ Health Issues in Public Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    A public health orientation of women’s health needs with their impact on society, family, and children.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6537 Case Studies in MCH Programs, Policies and Research


    Credit Hours: 3

    Capstone course intended to provide unifying opportunity to utilize concepts, principles, and skills learned in other MCH and public health courses.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6530 , PH Core Courses
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6539 Foundations in Adolescent Behavioral Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    Examines the interaction of epidemiology, disease surveillance, social neuroscience, environmental vulnerability, pharmacology, and developmental risk & resiliency that affect youth populations at risk for drug use and mental disorders.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6543 Foundations in Behavioral Health Systems


    Credit Hours: 3

    This web-based course is a graduate course in Behavioral Health within the Department of Community and Family Health. It is designed to provide the graduate student with an overview and understanding of the significant issues and trends in community & family mental health delivery systems in America. Four major areas of mental health will be emphasized: 1) history and legislation; 2) systems delivery; 3) programs and policies; 4) and selected at-risk populations.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6544 Children’s Mental Health Services


    Credit Hours: 3

    The content of this course is designed to prepare professionals to work in partnership with families and other professionals and participate in interdisciplinary teams in a variety of settings to meet the needs of children with mental health problems.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6545 Evaluation in Mental Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    A study of the theories and practical approaches to the development of evaluative methods for behavioral health.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6050 
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6546 Epidemiology of Mental Disorders


    Credit Hours: 3

    Students in this course will study relevant factors that determine the frequency and distribution of mental disorders in human populations. Mental health intervention strategies also will be explored.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6547 Case Management in Community Mental Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course focuses on case management systems with a special emphasis on clinical case management for vulnerable populations, especially persons with severe mental illness and older adults. This course is designed for persons who are interested in providing case management services, managing such services, or have an interest in the field. The course examines elements critical for the effective provision and evaluation of case management services.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6550 Child Health and Development


    Credit Hours: 3

    This course examines the biological, social and environmental factors that influence child development, the epidemiology of child health, issues related to children with special needs, child health policy, prevention, and intervention.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6561 Laboratory Techniques in Public Health


    Credit Hours: 3

    This is a unique interactive laboratory based course. Each lecture will be supported by a “wet lab” where students would get hands on experience of laboratory research techniques using basic and advanced biochemical and molecular tools.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6562 Microbiology for Healthcare Workers


    Credit Hours: 3

    An overview of contemporary microbiology, with emphasis on the significance of microorganisms in the environment and clinical disease. The structure, physiology, molecular genetics, taxonomy, immunological and clinical aspects, and public health implications of microorganisms will be covered.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6586 Health and Wellness Coaching: Skill Development


    Credit Hours: 3

    Students will demonstrate competencies required for Health and Wellness Coaching credentialing through engaging as a Health and Wellness Coach under the supervision of a certified health and wellness coach.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6589  with a minimum grade of C
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

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Credit Hours: 3
  
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    PHC 6587 Health & Wellness Coaching: Advanced Methods


    Credit Hours: 3

    Advanced methods and skills in the Wellness Mapping 360 methodology. Emphasis is placed on cultivating proficiency in core Health & Wellness Coaching competencies as defined by the International Coach Federation and the International Consortium of Health.

    Prerequisite(s): PHC 6589  with a minimum grade of B
    Corequisite(s): None.
    Co-Prerequisite(s): None.

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Credit Hours: 3
 

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