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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy Course Listing Public Health 832 Course Listing  

Public Health 832 Course Listing

This list includes the public health (832) courses offered at the Bloustein School as of September 1, 2022. Courses are taught by multiple instructors and may not be offered each semester. Please refer to WebReg for information about special topics courses.
10:832:201 Principles of Public Health (3) Dimensions of personal and environmental health and their relationship to social, economic, cultural, psychological, and political factors. Measurements of community health status.
10:832:202 Designing Healthy Cities (3) A review of America's cities and suburbs from their original planning stage to their ultimate reality and how it affects human health and well-being. Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:202, 10:971:202, and 10:975:202.
10:832:212 Health Disparities (3) Overview of health disparities in the United States with an emphasis on inequality, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic position (SEP), and gender.
10:832:235 Urban Health (3) Exploration of patterns of disease and disability associated with global urban populations:  understanding the factors contributing to them and evaluating policies intended to reduce the burden of disease. Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:235.
10:832:240 Global Health Perspectives (3) Examination of how sociocultural, economic, environmental, and political forces contribute to vulnerability and inequality in developing countries, and their impact on health and well-being. Credit not given for both this course and 09:910:240.
10:832:241 Principles of Health Education (3) Introduction to the health education learning theory/models aimed at health promotion, disease prevention, and behavioral change at the individual, family, and community level.
10:832:242 Principles of Health and Wellness (3) Examination of health promotion and behaviors, human growth and wellness, disease prevention, nutrition, and the ramifications of lifestyle choices from a personal, community, and societal perspective.
10:832:243,244 Wellness Learning Community I,II (1.5,1.5) In a shared learning experience, students examine wellness at personal, institutional, and community levels.
10:832:252 Health and Social Justice (3) Introduction to social justice issues, health equity and policy, determinants of health, and health disparities, with a focus on individual and community health.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:377:252.
10:832:253 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Public Health (3) Evaluate the disparities and health care needs of LGBTQ populations; review current policy issues, initiatives, and affirming strategies related to LGBTQ health.
10:832:255 Bullying, Violence, and Society (3) Explore the relationship between mass media and violence; consider the epidemiology, risk factors, and treatments for aggressive and violent behavior and their impact on victims, perpetrators, and society.
10:832:260 Health Care Systems (3) Review of elements of the American health care system, including provider components, financing of health care, and basic structure of public policymaking and public health systems. Credit not given for both this course and 10:501:260.
10:832:262 Peer Education Advocacy (3) Training in health outreach, promotion, advocacy, and education in order to serve as peer-educators on topics such as mental health and alcohol and/or other drug use.
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course not open to seniors.
10:832:291 (1 Credit), 295 (4 Credits); 292, 293, 294, 296, 297 (All 3 Credits) Special Topics (as shown) Special Topics  Topics vary. See WebReg for current offerings. This course is designed to address current issues in public health.
10:832:298,299 Independent Study (BA,BA) Prerequisites: A contract with a faculty sponsor and permission of the program director.
10:832:301 Sexual Health Advocacy (3) Opportunities for learning new information about sexual health and community development, strengthening critical thinking skills, and broadening empathy for others. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Course not open to seniors.
10:832:302 Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy (3) Examination of the health, political, and moral influences that impact current sexual and reproductive health policies. Focus on the origins of reproductive health policies and the ramification of their implementation. Credit not given for both this course and 10:833:302.
10832:309 Ethical Challenges in America: Poverty, Stress, and Health (3) Explore the compelling evidence for the lasting effects of stress, particularly for the poor, and efforts by the health care industry to mediate these effects.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:652:309
10:832:320 Protecting Public Health and the Environment (3) Overview of the policies and realities facing communities trying to protect community health in the face of economic feasibility and political forces.
Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:320.
10:832:321 Environmental and Occupational Health (3) Examination of contemporary topics in environmental and occupational health, including workers' compensation, ergonomics, hazardous waste, and air and water pollution.
10:832:323 Demography and Population Studies (3) Review of demographic concepts, methods, and  applications from an interdisciplinary perspective. Global population studies, with a historical focus on distributions of wealth and power. Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:323, 10:775:323, or 10:833:323.
10:832:332 Public Health Economics (3) Examination of microeconomics within the context of the demand for health and the allocation of public resources to improve the public's health. A case study approach is used.
10:832:333 Financial Aspects of Public Health (3) Introduction to financial management tools used in public health settings. Develop analytical skills to interpret financial information and processes used in government and nonprofit agencies.
10:832:334 Public Health Management (3) Overview of fundamental management practices in public health settings including leadership, team building, credentialing and standards, regulatory oversight, budgeting, and professionalism. Credit not given for both this course and 11:375:406.
10:832:335 Epidemiology (3) Study of the principles and methods of epidemiology: the study of the distribution (patterns of occurrence) and determinants (causes) of disease and injury in human populations.
Pre- or corequisite: Statistics or Precalculus and 10:832:201
10:832:337 Population Health and Urbanization (3) The health impacts of industrialization and urbanization from the last 100 years, with examples from the literature and former industrial clusters located within 20 miles of our campus, as well as from Asia and other areas of the world.
10:832:338 Health and Public Policy (3) Investigation of the basic machinery of policymaking and the legal processes that underpin the U.S. health care and public health systems with an emphasis on recent health care reform. Credit not given for both this course and 10:833:338.
10:832:339 Public Health Literature (3) Review of the historic and current public health literature, intensive writing, and various forms of communication emphasized, including summaries of resources, preparing public presentations, and a public service announcement.
10:832:340 Aging and Public Policy (3) Overview of aging and public policy including ageism, cultural and racial-ethnic diversity as it pertains to aging, and the impact of longevity on national health and social service delivery. Credit not given for both this course and 10:762:340 or 10:833:340.
10:832:341 Public Health and Aging (3) Overview of the physical, mental, and social aspects of aging. Focus is placed on the implications of aging for families and communities, wellness models, long-term care, reimbursement, and health care delivery issues.
10:832:345 Health Program Development (3) Understanding of planning process for the promotion and improvement of the public's health through individual, group, institution, and community-level interventions.
10:832:346 Health Program Evaluation (3) Study of evaluation tools that ensure public health actions are effective after their implementation. Focus on the framework, key concepts, and standards of effective evaluation.
10:832:350 Drugs, Culture, and Society (3) Overview of the history, physical/psychological effects, current trends, and legal/social consequences of drugs. Discussion of prevention, intervention, and treatment approaches.
10:832:351 Addictions Policy (3) Review of basic pharmacology and scientific nature of addiction as public health issue. Exposure to treatment facilities, mutual aid meetings, and discussions of substance abuse policies. Credit not given for both this course and 10:833:351.
10:832:352 Community Health Promotion (3) Dimensions of health education concepts and theory as applied to the community level. Focus on community assessment, capacity building, and evaluation.
Prerequisite: 10:832:241.
10:832:353 Science of Prevention (3) Introduction to the theory and methods of prevention in alcohol, drug, and tobacco addiction at the individual, family, and community level. Prerequisite: 10:832:350.
10:832:356 Public Health Law and Ethics (3) Introduction to public health law, ethics, and advocacy. A key  theme is the health and well-being of the community versus the rights of the individual.
10:832:401 Public Health Preparedness I (3) Dimensions of biological, chemical, and radiological agents that have the potential to cause widespread harm to public health. Scenarios for various exposures and public health responses are presented.
10:832:402 Public Health Preparedness II (3) Review of emergency management concepts as they apply to public health including enhancing emergency response and minimizing the impact of disasters. Case studies and interactive exercises will be conducted.
10:832:404 Emerging Infectious Diseases (3) Consideration of the public health impacts of new and emerging infectious diseases in global populations. Prerequisite: 10:832:335 or permission of instructor.
10:832:405 Cancer and Society (3) Exploration of the epidemiology of cancer, including the cultural and political history of the disease, global burden, causal mechanisms, disparities, cancer survivorship, and prevention. Prerequisite: 10:832:335 or permission of instructor.
10:832:413 Advanced Topics in Health Disparities (3) Explore major ways in which race-based health inequities are created and sustained, with focus on structural factors such as public policy, racial discrimination, neighborhoods, and the health care system. Prerequisite: 10:832:212.
10:832:414 Culture and Health (3) Analysis of belief and value systems rooted in families, along with perceptions and experiences of health/wellness and disease/illness. Discussion of traditional practitioners and alternative healers.
10:832:415 Women and Health (3) Assessment of issues raised by women's health care needs and by women's participation in the health labor force in the context of contemporary feminist thought.
10:832:416 Mental Health and Society (3) Exploration of historical and contemporary policies regarding mental health care in the United States. Deinstitutionalization, public versus private care facilities, patient and consumer empowerment. Credit not given for both this course and 10:833:416.
10:832:438 Environmental and Public Health Practice (6) Preparation to sit for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) examination including an intensive review program and a 200-hour internship at a local health department. Prerequisites: 32 credits of science and math and permission of the department. Offered during Summer Session only.
10:832:440 Global Public Health (3) Assessment of the wide range of global health issues and the various policies and programs nations adopt to deal with them. Prerequisite: 10:832:240.
10:832:483,484 Special Topics (3,3) Topics vary. See WebReg for current offerings. These courses are designed to address current issues in public health.
10:832:485,486 Independent Study (BA,BA) Open to 832 majors only. Prerequisites: Students must contract with a faculty sponsor and be granted permission by the program director.
10:832:497,498 Bloustein Honors Research (3,3) Advanced undergraduates conduct applied research in public health under the supervision of a faculty member.
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