As we look forward to Summer 2022, we have some important advising notes and updates on summer course options for you.
In Summer 1 (5/9 - 6/26/2022), most of you will enroll in one of the two required on-campus visit courses; PHW200E: Introduction to Health Policy and Management for first year students and PHW289: Interdisciplinary Seminar for second year students. For students unable to attend on campus visits this June or who have completed both campus visit courses, PHW257: Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response is a great course to take in Summer 1.
For Summer 2 (6/27 - 8/14/2022), we have expanded our course options with the addition of courses specifically chosen to work with each of our concentrations: Health Policy and Management (HPM), Epidemiology and Biostatistics (EPI&BIO) and in Public Health Nutrition (PHN). All of Summer 2 courses are available to students in the Interdisciplinary program option as well. For first year students, Summer 2 is your first opportunity to select a course of your choice so this is an exciting term for first years. There is one summer course PHW204: Mass Communications in Public Health that will not be taught in Summer 2022 because the instructor is out on maternity leave.
The list of available Summer 2 courses is found below:
PHW205: Program Planning and Development (required for PHN concentration - recommended for first year PHN students; recommended for interdisciplinary students interested in leading public health programs)
You will build the necessary skills to plan effective public health programs through examination of the principles and methods underlying program planning; With an emphasis on multi-disciplinary, collaborative, and “real world” planning processes, the course offers a real-world application of program planning principles, along with through critique and discussion of case studies.
PHW206: Maternal and Child Health Nutrition (fulfills requirement for PHN concentration - recommended for second year PHN students; elective for other concentrations)
You will be presented with the major nutritional issues faced infants, children, adolescents and reproductive age women in the United States. Course topics include programs and interventions aimed at improving MCH nutrition, evidence-based MCH nutrition practice guidelines, application of knowledge to food choices at a personal and programmatic level.
PHW223: Strategy in Health Care Organizations (required for HPM students, required for Graduate Certificate in Health Management; recommended elective for interdisciplinary program and other concentrations)
This course is an introduction to health care strategy in which students will have an immersive, practical, hands-on experience in the strategic management of a real or fictitious health care organization. This course will familiarize students with the requisite skills and techniques to lead strategic change at a division, department, or enterprise level within a healthcare organization.
New course - PHW268: Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WaSH) for Health and Development (recommended elective for EPI&BIO Concentration and for Interdisciplinary, EPI&BIO, PHN students interested in global health)*
This course is designed for students who may be interested in working in countries where contaminated water, inadequate sanitation and poor hygiene (WaSH) are the cause of serious health problems. In this course, important concepts in WaSH will be covered so that students can understand what is needed to develop, Implement, monitor and evaluate a WaSH program. It emphasizes concepts that are needed to develop effective, appropriate, accessible and affordable WaSH interventions to reduce the global burden of disease.
Second time offered - PHW219: Social and Behavioral Research: Introduction to Survey Methods (offered Spring 1 and Summer 2; meets methods requirement for interdisciplinary students and recommended for students in EPI&BIO Concentration)*
This course provides students with a thorough tool kit for designing survey questionnaires and for implementing telephone, face-to-face, mail, and internet surveys. The two three-hour, weekly class sessions are designed to convey practical knowledge with a case study approach used to complement the topical lectures. An SPSS laboratory also is given each semester.
Second time offered - PHW220M: Health Policy Methods (offered Summer 1 and Fall 2; meets policy requirement for HPM concentration; recommended for students interested in public health policy in interdisciplinary program or other concentrations)*
This course serves as an introduction to key topics in health policy making in the United States, with a focus on policy analysis methods. Using the policy analysis framework of Eugene Bardach’s Eightfold Path first introduced in PHW200E, the course will explore the entire policy analysis process from the identification of a problem, to the evaluation of policy solutions, and finally to the techniques and formats for effective health policy communications.
*We have submitted updated course proposals to the campus curriculum committee(COCI) for approval. We are expecting them to be reviewed at their 3/11 meeting. Once approved, they will be assigned class numbers and open for your enrollment.