Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Public Health * - Courses

PUB 101LEC Introduction to Public Health
Public Health

Public health seeks to understand and improve the health and wellbeing of both individual people and of populations (groups of people). In this course we examine public health perspectives on health, wellness, illness, and population well-being. This includes understanding key influences on the health and wellbeing of individuals and populations and addressing health problems from a population health perspective.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


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PUB 198SEM UB Seminar
Public Health

The one credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps transition to UB through an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 198 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the UB seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.


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PUB 199SEM UB Seminar
Public Health

The three credit UB Seminar is focused on a big idea or challenging issue to engage students with questions of significance in a field of study and, ultimately, to connect their studies with issues of consequence in the wider world. Essential to the UB Curriculum, the Seminar helps students with common learning outcomes focused on fundamental expectations for critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and oral communication, and learning at a university, all within topic focused subject matter. The Seminars provide students with an early connection to UB faculty and the undergraduate experience at a comprehensive, research university. This course is equivalent to any 199 offered in any subject. This course is a controlled enrollment (impacted) course. Students who have previously attempted the course and received a grade of F or R may not be able to repeat the course during the fall or spring semester.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Other Requisites: Students who have already successfully completed the first year seminar course may not repeat this course. If you have any questions regarding enrollment for this course, please contact your academic advisor.


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PUB 210LEC Global Public Health
Public Health

PUB 210 will provide upper division undergraduate students with a meaningful appreciation of the challenges in achieving the human right to health in low- and middle-income countries worldwide. Students will understand the leading causes of illness, death, and disability and approaches to prevention and control of those conditions in resource-constrained settings. Students will also understand the complex interrelationships between social, environmental, and political factors that affect health and well-being in low- and middle-income countries. Further, students will learn how to critically evaluate solutions to improve global health.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: PUB 101


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PUB 220LEC Behavioral and Social Influences on Health
Public Health

The discipline of public health helps inform decisions that shape the behavior of individuals, communities, and societies. PUB 220 is an exploration of theories, models, and methods of social and behavioral disciplines relevant to the identification, description, and solution of public health problems. The course is designed to engage students? curiosity and aid them in developing basic literacy as well as critical and creative thinking regarding social and behavioral concepts and processes that influence personal and population health. PUB 220 will also provide students with a firm foundation for developing public health competency in social and behavioral principles and related core themes in health promotion and disease prevention. This course examines social, behavioral, structural, and cultural factors that have an impact on public health in multiple contexts including individual, community, national and global perspectives.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


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PUB 301LEC Introduction to Epidemiology
Public Health

The purpose of this course is to introduce the basic principles and methods of epidemiology and its role in public health. Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related events in populations and its application to the prevention and control of diseases in human populations. Students will learn how to explore natural phenomena using basic epidemiologic principles and methods, including hypothesis development, data measurement and interpretation, experimentation, and the evaluation of evidence. Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts in epidemiology and to how the basic tenets in epidemiology are used to solve issues in public health. A variety of exposures and health outcomes will be used as examples in class to demonstrate the broad application of epidemiologic concepts in public health to resolve health issues in society.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)


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PUB 420LEC Social Determinants of Health
Public Health

In this course we will examine the social nature of health, illness, and medicine. Over the first half of the semester we will seek to understand how the context of a person's life shapes their likelihood of achieving good health and susceptibility to illness. We will explore the social patterning of health, longevity, and disease in the US today. Who avoids illness and who does not? Who is at increased risk of dying prematurely? We will then turn to understanding the social factors that shape health. How does the context of a person's life (where they live, who they are friends with, if they are married, if they work, their gender and sexual orientation) shape health? Finally, we will examine the role of medical care in contributing to health in the US. What is good health care, who gets it, and why? We will explore these issues through the lens of social science, biology, epidemiology, economics, public policy, and medicine.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


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PUB 422LEC Public Health Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Exploration
Public Health

Public Health Ethics explores interdisciplinary perspectives using literary, philosophical, and historical examples. Public health ethics has a special concern about functions of the state and organizations in protecting and promoting health. The American Public Health Association Principles of Ethical Practice of Public Health will be employed to assess important moral dilemmas presented in cases, literature, and films. Principles of moral philosophy and moral psychology will also be used.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)


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