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Principal Course Distribution Requirement

Principal courses offer introductions to the breadth of disciplines in the College. They acquaint students with the subject matter in an area, with the types of questions that are asked about that subject matter, with the knowledge that has been developed and is now basic to the area, and with the methods and standards by which claims to truth are judged.

Students must complete courses in topical groups in three major divisions (humanities, natural sciences and mathematics, and social sciences). For the B.A., three courses are required from each division, with no more than one course from any topical group. The B.G.S. requires two courses from each division, with no more than one from any topical group. To fulfill the requirement, a course must be designated as a principal course according to the codes listed below.

These are the major divisions, their topical subgroups, and the codes that identify them:

Humanities

  • HT: Historical studies
  • HL: Literature and the arts
  • HR: Philosophy and religion

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

  • NB: Biological sciences
  • NE: Earth sciences
  • NM: Mathematical sciences
  • NP: Physical science

Social Sciences

  • SC: Culture and society
  • SI: Individual behavior
  • SF: Public affairs

No course may fulfill both a principal course distribution requirement and a non-Western culture or second-level mathematics course requirement. Laboratory science courses designated as principal courses may fulfill both the laboratory science requirement and one of the distribution requirements. No free-standing laboratory course may by itself fulfill either the laboratory science requirement or a principal course requirement. Students should begin taking principal courses early in their academic careers. An honors equivalent of a principal course may fulfill a principal course requirement.

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Non-Western Culture Requirement

A non-Western culture course acquaints students with the culture, society, and values of a non-Western people, for example, from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the Middle East, or Africa. Students must complete one approved non-Western culture course.

One approved non-Western culture course is required. Occasionally courses with varying topics fulfill the non-Western culture course requirement. See the Schedule of Classes for details. These courses are coded NW.

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Transfer and Earned Credit Course Codes

These codes are used to evaluate transfer credit and to determine which academic requirements a course meets.

  • H: Humanities
  • N: Natural Sciences and Mathematics
  • S: Social Sciences
  • W: World Civilization and Culture
  • U: Undesignated Elective Credit (course does not satisfy distribution requirement)
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The purpose of this course is to introduce students to Structural Equation Modeling (SEM). Topics to be covered include matrix algebra, correlation/covariation, regression, Path analysis, exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis, full structural equation models and multi-group models. Students will be exposed to the various statistical software programs available for SEM and will be expected to become proficient in utilizing EQS. Prerequisite: PRE 710 or equivalent course. LEC
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A study of research and theory in the areas of cognitive learning and of instruction, including such topics as motivation, problem solving, discovery learning, conceptualization, theory construction and task analysis. Emphasis placed on independent learning experiences and field-based experimentation with pilot study. Prerequisite: PRE 807 and PRE 715 or permission of instructor. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to introduce students to advanced topics in Structural Equation Modeling. Topics to be covered include multi-level models, latent growth models, mixture models and approaches to handling missing and/or non-normal data. Students will be exposed to the various statistical software programs and will be expected to become proficient in utilizing EQS. Prerequisite: PRE 906 or equivalent course. LEC
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Supervised practice in the application of psychological theory of educational problems. Includes work useful with exceptional children as well as experience in the application of such areas as mental hygiene and learning theory to problems involving the total school population. (Same as SPED 801.) Prerequisite: Permission of advisor and instructor. LEC
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A continuation of PRE 910 with special emphasis on remedial techniques associated with learning difficulties. (Same as SPED 802.) Prerequisite: PRE 910 and permission of advisor and instructor. LEC
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The course will treat an intensive critical study of various views of evaluation as it exists opposite the experimental research process, emphasizing the operational definitions of objectives, existing models, taxonomies, and structure, and goals and methods of obtaining and summarizing evaluation data. Prerequisite: PRE 710 and PRE 816 or equivalents or permission of instructor. LEC
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An examination of selected current issues and trends. (This course fulfills the requirement by the School of Education for a course in current issues and trends.) Prerequisite: Doctoral student status in a program in the Department of Psychology and Research in Education. LEC
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Application of theory including classical theories of reliability and validity, latent-trait theories, item sampling, and factor analysis to problems in educational test development and use in areas such as evaluation, research, placement, and selection. Prerequisite: PRE 725 and PRE 811. LEC
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Theoretical foundations and practical applications of item response theory in educational measurement. Prerequisite: PRE 921. LEC
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This course is designed to acquaint students with knowledge of advanced theory and applications in the field of item response theory (IRT). Topics to be covered include: advanced IRT models for dichotomous and polytomous, multidimensional, rater effects, and testlet-based item response data, estimation of parameters for these models and related software, and goodness of fit tests. The course will also focus on some advanced applications using these models, including test development, test score equating, differential item functioning, scoring and score reporting, Monte Carlo simulation studies, and innovative test designs. Prerequisite: PRE 922 or equivalent course. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to provide advanced students in the areas of educational research, psychometrics, and statistics with techniques for computer programming, analysis, and carrying out research using computer simulations. The topics covered are: Programming with Fortran languages, data manipulation and management, analysis, simulation of data according to statistical and psychometric models, numerical techniques for matrix operations, sampling from distributions, solutions for non-linear equations, and Markov-Chain Monte-Carlo techniques. There are no prerequisites for this course, but those students who have coursework through the multivariate statistics level will benefit most from this course. Other suggested courses include those related to psychological and educational measurement, classical test theory, item response theory, and research methods. LEC
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This course provides students with an introductory background in the basic principles and applications of hierarchical linear modeling (HLM). The course will review both the conceptual issues and methodological issues in using hierarchical linear modeling by working step-by-step with real data sets. Prerequisite: PRE 810 Regression Analysis (formerly PRE 904). LEC
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This course is intended to introduce the student to a) ethical principles, standards, and issues in the profession of psychology; b) legal issues involved in the practice of school psychology; c) problem-solving models to solve ethical dilemmas; and d) current topics in the field of school psychology. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. LEC
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Computer-based testing holds the promise of increasing test validity and reliability while reducing the logistical problems associated with large-scale assessment. This seminar will provide an overview of what we have learned about administering tests on computer between the 1960s and today. The focus will be on measurement issues, but depending on class interest topics will vary. A prior course in item response theory is desirable but not required. Prerequisite: PRE 725 or equivalent course. LEC
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There is a great demand for more useful, more actionable test scores. Traditional large-scale group administered tests do not provide this kind of information due to low reliabilities of, or high inter-correlations among, sub-scores. This course will explore approaches used by individually administered tests to provide diagnostic information, new psychometric models that hold promise of providing better diagnostic information, and implications for test design. A primary focus will be on how psychometric models can be used with diagnostic subscores that are more reliable and less correlated than traditional approaches. Prerequisite: PRE 922 or equivalent course. LEC
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A course designed to offer a comprehensive view of the field of educational psychology and research. The course will treat a series of thematic areas with a focus on latest developments and emerging theories in learning, development and quantitative methods. Intended for post-master's level students. Prerequisite: Prior graduate level course work in development, learning, measurement, and statistics. LEC
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This course is designed to provide students with a knowledge foundation of clinical supervision and consultation theories and models, modes/formats of supervision, the supervisory/consulting relationship, legal and ethical considerations in the provision of supervision/consultation, and supervision research issues. Prerequisite: PRE 948. LEC
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Designed to be the initial advanced practicum for first year doctoral students. Attention is directed to development of a broad range of basic and advanced skills. Graded on a satisfactory/fail basis. Prerequisite: PRE 842 or equivalent. LEC
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Intensive counseling practice, including group and individual supervision, that may be taken either through Counseling and Psychological Services or an approved site outside of the university. Focus is on the acquisition and demonstration of advanced counseling skills. Two consecutive semesters (Fall, Spring) of enrollment are required of doctoral students. Responsibility to the site is for a continuous nine months, with fall semester responsibilities ending on the first day of spring semester classes. A grade of incomplete will be granted at the end of the regular fall grading period, with the regular fall grade being granted after completion of fall semester responsibilities. Graded on a satisfactory/fail basis. Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of PRE 948 and prior or concurrent enrollment in PRE 951. LEC
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An examination of historical and contemporary cognitive theories and strategies used in the practice of counseling psychology. Consideration of theoretical positions and issues, research functions, assessment strategies, and application of techniques. Prerequisite: PRE doctoral student status or consent of instructor. LEC
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Survey of selected psychodiagnostic instruments currently in use and their administration, scoring, and interpretation. Emphasis will also be placed on the use of the clinical interview as an assessment tool, case conceptualization/diagnosis, and integrative report writing. Prerequisite: Completion of PRE 830 and degree-seeking status in Counseling Psychology or consent of instructor. LEC
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An advanced treatment of theory, research, and practice issues central to Counseling Psychology. Topics include theoretical and research paradigms in Counseling Psychology; the relationship of theory and research to practice; and evidence on factors influencing counseling processes and outcomes. Prerequisite: Counseling Psychology doctoral student status or consent of instructor. LEC
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A study of personality and therapeutic change from systems, interactional, and communications perspectives, with implications for research and assessment in counseling. Designed for graduate students at the specialist and doctoral levels. Prerequisite: Counseling Psychology doctoral student status or consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of the major career development theories in counseling psychology. Models and methods of career counseling will be reviewed and integrated from the different theoretical perspectives. The empirical support of each theory and needed research will be identified. The course will include presentation of theories of career development and their specific applicability in counseling. The career development of special groups (women, the culturally different, non-whites) will be studied as well as alternative methods of delivery in career development and counseling. Prerequisite: Completion of PRE 846 or equivalent, and Ph.D. degree-seeking status in Counseling Psychology or consent of instructor. LEC
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A survey of contemporary systems of marital and family counseling. Consideration of marital and family function/dysfunction, theoretical models of family interaction, models of counseling practice and methods, and research on marital and family counseling. Prerequisite: Degree-seeking status in Counseling Psychology or consent of instructor. LEC
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The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the assessment of various domains related to the development of infants, toddlers, and young children. The student will learn how to use formal and informal assessment techniques for screening, diagnostic, educational planning, and educational evaluation purposes. An emphasis will be placed on the linkage between assessment and intervention. This course is designed for students in the applied psychology fields (i.e., school psychology, counseling psychology, clinical child psychology, and clinical psychology). Prerequisite: PRE 705, PRE 725, PRE 805 and permission from the instructor. LEC
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This is the first of a two semester sequence of courses on school-based consultation. The course is a combination lecture-laboratory experience that introduces the student to the literature, theory, and techniques of consultation. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. LEC
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This is the second in a series of two consultation courses. The course continues a review of literature and theory and also includes applied consultation experiences for the student. Class time is used to supervise the student's field-based consultative activities. Prerequisite: Approval of instructor. LEC
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This course will focus on the utilization and integration of adult life span theory and issues with counseling theory and practice. Particular attention is given to the adaptation of counseling practices to the developmental concerns of adult male and female clients. Additional emphasis is given to encouraging research projects related to the adult lifespan and effective counseling practices. Prerequisite: Graduate student status as an advanced master's student or doctoral student in the Program in Counseling Psychology or written permission of instructor. LEC
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The course includes a review of literature and theory as well as supervised practice. Therapeutic intervention is broadly conceived, including individual and group counseling, and parent and teacher consultation. The importance of the family-school relationship is stressed. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor and completion of course on counseling. LEC
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A special course of study to meet current need of education professionals--primarily for post-master's level students. LEC
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Three consecutive enrollments, covering a minimum of eleven months of experience in an approved counseling psychology field setting. Supervision and directed experiences coordinated by the student's adviser, the program training director, and internship setting supervisors. Required of all counseling psychology doctoral students. Prerequisite: Doctoral degree-seeking status in counseling psychology, completion of Ph.D. comprehensive examinations, and consent of counseling psychology faculty. FLD
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This course has two components: 1) a supervised experience as a practicing school psychologist, and 2) a group supervision class emphasizing case presentations and other integrative practice elements. The student functions as a provisionally certified school psychologist. Prerequisite: Completion of Ed.S. degree. FLD
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This is a one year, supervised experience in an approved setting. The structure and content of the experience follows guidelines of several professional organizations including The American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists. Prerequisite: Approval of School Psychology committee. FLD
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Supervised and directed experiences in selected educational settings. The advisor will schedule regular observations of the field experience and conferences with the student. Written summaries and evaluations of the field experiences will be prepared independently by the student, a representative of the cooperating agency, and the advisor. Open only to advanced students. Field experience credit in any one semester may not exceed five hours, and total credit may not exceed eight hours. FLD
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To meet the college teaching experience requirement for doctoral programs, a student shall engage in a semester long, planned, instructional activity that shall include college classroom teaching under supervision. Planning shall be done with the advisor and/or member of the faculty who will supervise the experience. The activity shall be done under the supervision of a member of the University of Kansas faculty or by an individual or individuals designated by the candidate's committee. FLD
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Prerequisite: Prior graduate course work in the area of study and consent of instructor. Course is graded on a satisfactory/fail basis. RSH
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Course is graded on a satisfactory/fail basis. LEC
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Introduction to intaglio. Prerequisite: ART 102, and ART 103 or ART 104. LAB
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Introduction to relief printing. Prerequisite: ART 102, and ART 103 or ART 104. LAB
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Introduction to lithography. Prerequisite: ART 102, and ART 103 or ART 104. LAB
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Introduction to serigraphy. Prerequisite: ART 102, and ART 103 or ART 104. LAB
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Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART102, ART 103, and ART 104; or permission of instructor. LEC
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Continuation of PRNT 223. Prerequisite: PRNT 223, or permission of instructor. LAB
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Continuation of PRNT 224. Prerequisite: PRNT 224, or permission of instructor. LAB
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Continuation of PRNT 223. Prerequisite: PRNT 223; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC
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Continuation of PRNT 224. Prerequisite: PRNT 224; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC
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Continuation of PRNT 233. Prerequisite: PRNT 233 or permission of instructor. LAB
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Continuation of PRNT 233. Prerequisite: PRNT 233; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC
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Continuation of PRNT 243. Prerequisite: PRNT 243 or permission of instructor. LAB
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Multiple block and plate printing in color. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) Prerequisite: PRNT 223 and permission of instructor. LAB
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Continuation of PRNT 243. Prerequisite: PRNT 243; membership in the University Honors Program or 3.25 minimum cumulative grade-point average; and permission of the department. LEC
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Course to be offered in an area of special interest to individual faculty and qualified students. (This course is not regularly offered. The current Schedule of Classes should be consulted.) May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Printmaking courses, or permission of instructor. LEC
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Prerequisite: PRNT 324 or permission of instructor. LAB
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Prerequisite: PRNT 334 or permission of instructor. LAB
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Prerequisite: PRNT 344 or permission of instructor. LAB
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Prerequisite: PRNT 523 or permission of instructor. LAB
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Prerequisite: PRNT 524 or permission of instructor. LAB
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Prerequisite: PRNT 525 or permission of instructor. LAB
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Individual studio activity; capstone experience. Course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters; a maximum of nine hours may apply toward the bachelor's degree. Prerequisite: ART 102, ART 103, and ART 104; and twelve hours of Printmaking courses, or permission of instructor. IND
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Individual research in printmaking. Prerequisite: PRNT 526 or PRNT 527 or PRNT 528. LAB
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Continuation of PRNT 662. Prerequisite: PRNT 662. LAB
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Individual research in printmaking: course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: PRNT 579 and permission of instructor. RSH
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Continuation of PRNT 663. Prerequisite: PRNT 663. LAB
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Individual research in printmaking: course content to be determined by the student under supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit in subsequent semesters. Prerequisite: PRNT 802 and permission of instructor. RSH
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Continuation of PRNT 827. Prerequisite: PRNT 827. LAB
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Basic concepts of epidemiology and methods for identification of factors influencing health and disease in human populations. Considerations are centered on physical, biological, psychosocial and cultural factors in relation to infectious and non-infectious diseases; interactions between agent, host, and environmental factors as determinants of health and disease; application of the epidemiologic approach to health services; retrospective and prospective analysis of morbidity and mortality data. LEC
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This course is an additional supplement to the Principles of Epidemiology course. We will review articles and discuss the major principles of epidemiology through the use of the medical literature. This course is designed for students to obtain practical training in epidemiologic concepts and methods. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in PRVM 800. LEC
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Course will provide a comprehensive overview to clinical research. The student will gain an understanding of how to develop clinical research questions including protocol design and the factors that should be considered in initiating a clinical research study. This will include biostatistical considerations, the recruitment of study participants, regulatory issues, and data management, and defining measures and instruments. Students will gain knowledge of how to define clinical research among the various institutional entities involved with clinical research at the University of Kansas Medical Center such as the Research Institute (RI), General Clinical Research Center (GCRC) and the Human Subjects Committee (HSC). Additionally, one component of the course will focus on how to apply for funding (grantsmanship), critical appraisal of research studies, and how to present research data. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor. LEC
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This course will focus on public health practice. Guest lectures from national, state, and local public health agencies will present problems and how these problems are being addressed. Topics are expected to vary somewhat from year to year, depending on the priorities of the agencies. However, topics might include such issues as smoking prevention, automobile accidents, foodborne outbreaks, cryptosporidum outbreaks, lead poisoning in children, asthma in children, sexuality transmitted diseases, diabetes, cancer control, nutrition, cardiovascular diseases, bioterrorism, legal issues and administration of public health. This course is the same as Public Health Grand Rounds. FLD
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In-depth, individualized investigation of special problems in community health. Designed especially for students with limited background in community health. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. RSH
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This course presents an overview of the methods used in epidemiologic field investigations. It provides students with a comprehensive review of the basic components of an outbreak investigation, an introduction to public health surveillance, and an overview of specific types of investigations in which a field epidemiologist might become involved, including traceback studies, environmental health assessments, noninfectious health event investigations, contact tracing, and forensic epidemiology. In addition, resources that often come into play in outbreak investigations are presented, such as public health laboratories, the incident command system, and geographic information systems. Prerequisite: PRVM 800. RSH
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This seminar will present locally and nationally recognized clinicians and researchers to discuss various areas of clinical research. The course is designed to expose students to a variety of ongoing research and features speakers from a variety of disciplines including physicians, epidemiologists, biostatisticians behavioral scientists, nursing faculty, nursing students, medical students, allied health faculty and others. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC
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An introduction to contemporary public health principles and practice addressing the history, philosophy, and scope of public health practice with emphasis on current organization and administration of programs, recent developments and trends, public health law and regulations and the interface of public and other health related systems. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC
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This will be a study of Cardiovascular Disease risk factors, expression, treatment, and prevention from a population-based standpoint. Participants will gain knowledge of cardiovascular disease prevalence, incidence, risk factors, outcomes, and prevention strategies. The goal of this course is to understand major aspects of cardiovascular epidemiology and current strategies for primary and secondary prevention of major cardiovascular diseases. Attention will be given to physiologic mechanisms leading to atherosclerosis; traditional and novel coronary heart disease risk factors; prevention methodologies for cardiovascular disease, and the role of lifestyle, dietary, and genetic factors in the development of cardiac and vascular diseases. The course will be evidence- and outcomes-based, with reference to landmark studies and major publications. Relevant historical breakthroughs and current controversies in CVD will be discussed using recent publications from the lay press and peer-reviewed journals. Emphasis will be placed on coronary artery disease and its clinical manifestations. Participants will learn to critically assess public health measures undertaken to recognize, manage, and treat atherosclerotic disease processes. LEC
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Pharmacoepidemiology is the application of the principles of epidemiology to the study of medications and their effects of health. Evaluating a drug's effects commences when a chemical entity becomes a drug candidate, intensifies through clinical trials, and continues after products reach the market. These studies are critical for supporting the proper use of medications in terms of efficacy, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness. This course provides a broad introduction to the principles of pharmacoepidemiology with a focus on applications in the medical literature. Prerequisite: PRVM 800. LEC
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This is a graduate-level course designed to teach students about literacy and its implications on public health practice and research in the United States, with a focus on health literacy. Students will be introduced to the different types of literacy, including health, prose, quantitative, document, and computer, and how to evaluate them. In addition, students will learn how to lower literacy levels of health education materials for practical application. Cultural competency in literacy will also be discussed, with a focus on culturally competent health communication and education. LEC
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This course is concerned with the public health aspects of infectious diseases of importance in the United States. Emphasis will be given to surveillance and control of reportable diseases transmitted via person to person spread, arthropod vectors, lower animals, and common sources. Special considerations are given to characteristics of the agent, host, and environment that influence transmission and selection of control strategies. Instruction is by lecture, seminars and problem-solving sessions. Prerequisite: PRVM 800 or permission of instructor. LEC
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This course is divided into seven sections: 1) Global health introduction, 2) Health inequalities and the socio-economic context of disease, 3) Maternal and child health, the health of special populations, 4) The spread of infectious diseases, and HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB, 5) Globalizations and emerging infectious diseases, and nutrition, 6) Environmental health ,and the health of effects of environmental change, 7) Global health payers and players, and global health priorities. Prerequisite: PRVM 800 Principles of Epidemiology or permission of the department/instructor. LEC
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This graduate-level course examines the intersection of gender, race, and class and its effects on individual and public health. The theoretical orientation of this course is informed by Black feminist scholarship on intersectionality: that is, the intersecting oppressions of gender, sexuality, race, class, and nation. This theory is extended to contemporary public health and social problems through an examination of applied public health studies and interventions. Students' work will be grounded in theory, but they will learn to apply theory in fieldwork-based exercises and critical analysis of public health problems. LEC
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The course provides an overview of social and behavioral aspects of public health including the relevance of psychological and social factors for health, the principles of health behavior change, the application of these principles in various health domains, and an introduction to health behavior and health promotion interventions. The course begins with the rationale for studying social and behavioral aspects of health and examines select social and behavioral factors (e.g. gender, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity) as they relate to physical well-being. The course also focuses on well-established theories of health behavior and examines the role of psychological and social factors in specific health topics (e.g. obesity, cancer, cardiovascular disease, smoking). Prerequisite: None. LEC
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This course will provide students with an overview of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) applied in the context of health (public health, allied health and health care). Students will be introduced to GIS and health applications used locally, nationally and internationally. They will learn about pertinent data, how to visualize the data, how to design maps that represent the data, how to use spatial data, how to geocode data, and how to prepare and analyze data. Real-life examples will be used throughout the course and students will gain hands-on experience using a GIS application. Students will also be kept abreast of any new GIS resources and trends or developments in GIS as relates to health. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. LEC
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This course is a comprehensive introduction to oral public health in general as it relates to public health in general, within the context of the U.S. healthcare system. Course content includes: Basic organizational arrangements of health services in the U.S., concepts of public health and dental public health, public health problems and oral public health problems in the context of social and community factors and social determinants of health behavior, oral public health developments from a historical perspective, oral health/dental care financing and decision making; assessments of oral health status and need for care; population-based programs for oral disease prevention/health promotion, oral/dental public health research methodology and the practice of oral public health. LEC
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This is an introductory behavioral research methods, course. Students will learn about research designs, hypothesis formation, measurement, sampling, ethical issues in research, and pragmatic and research issues with evaluating behavioral interventions. Students will also learn how to critically evaluate and develop behavioral randomized clinical trials. Prerequisites: None. Social and Behavioral Aspects of Health and an Introductory statistics course are recommended but not required. LEC
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This course is designed to enhance students' understanding of the immigration progress and its implications on health. This course will address a wide range of health issues experienced by immigrants in the U.S. and will analyze resources, disparities, and cultural factors having an impact on immigrants' health. This course will also review partnerships and strategies developed to address the health of immigrants in the U.S. Prerequisite: Completion of PRVM 818 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health and PRVM 863 Health Disparities is recommended. Instructor or program approval is required. LEC
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Internships with community agencies, community preceptors in areas of concentration. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. FLD
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Family, maternal, and child health problems will be addressed. Topics will include prenatal care (maternal health and habits); fetal growth factors, well baby care (immunizations, nutrition, growth, development, behavior); developmental disabilities; adoption; adolescence; child abuse; family as a support system; long-term medical and social outcomes of chronic illness/disability in children. Subjects are covered through lecture, discussion and field visits under the supervision of a pediatrician. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC
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This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the core functions of public health: assessment, policy development, and assurance. It uses both theoretical and practical material to develop basic administrative competencies necessary for the practice of public health. Particular emphasis is placed on case studies which examine how public agencies use public and private resources most efficiently, effectively, and equitably to maintain or improve the health populations. (Same as HP&M 861.) LEC
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Development of basic program management skills as applied to the public health environment. The course will be organized into three components: 1) the public health environment of the United States; 2) the development of public health programs; and 3) public health management. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC
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This course will identify specific health effects of environmental contaminants and discuss principles of prevention. Specific problem areas will include air and water pollution, solid waste disposal, food preservation, radiation, industrial hygiene, occupational skin and lung diseases, chemical carcinogens accidents, an agricultural health and safety. A number of guest lecturers and field trips will be utilized. LEC
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Epidemiological concepts applied to problems in environmental and occupational health will be discussed. This course will focus on studies of workplace and environmental exposures, exposure assessment and monitoring, hazardous exposures and adverse health effects, and approaches to prevention. Specific health effects of exposure to toxic chemical and physical agents will be discussed, as well as reading, evaluating, and interpreting epidemiologic studies. Prerequisites: PRVM 800 Principles of Epidemiology and PRVM 830 Environmental Health or permission of instructor. LEC
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Designed to teach students the core concepts in community health education and promotion, students will be introduced to the scientific and practical knowledge necessary to develop successful research and implement programs. Students will learn models of analysis, management of health promotion in the workplace, health education diagnosis, planning, and evaluation. A variety of examples will be used, including the Centers for Disease Control model, and other commonly recognized approaches to community health promotion. Prerequisites: PRVM 818 Social and Behavioral Aspects of Public Health or permission of instructor. LEC
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Principles and procedures to evaluate health promotion and disease prevention programs. Includes data collection methods, instrument scale development, measurement, and evaluation designs. Case studies of disease prevention literature on evaluation will be analyzed. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC
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An overview of the aging process, review of current knowledge of epidemiology of selected diseases, such as dementia and osteoporosis, and falls that primarily affect aging individuals. Emphasis on epidemiologic designs, methods, and issues (e.g., low response rate and measurements) that are pertinent to research on aging individuals. Prerequisite: PRVM 800, BMTR 811/PRVM 804, or permission of instructor. LEC
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Web-based course. Children rely on adults to protect them from hazards. Are we doing as much as we should? Are certain health problems in children related to environmental contamination? This course reviews and applies concepts in epidemiology, toxicology, reproductive health, and childhood development. Important children's health problems such as asthma, attention deficit disorder, and others are addressed. Students apply principles of health communication in a project designed to prevent environmental health problems among children. Prerequisite: PRVM 800 Principles of Epidemiology. LEC
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Epidemiologic concepts applied to problems in reproductive health of men and women. Critical analysis of epidemiologic studies on sociocultural, individual and pregnancy-specific risk factors to reproduction. Field trips will be used to explore methods to reduce adverse reproductive health outcomes in populations (worksites, managed care organizations, local health departments). Literature synthesis skills are used in a project focused on preventing adverse reproductive outcomes in a defined population. LEC
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Overview of how population-based epidemiological concepts are applied to primary care settings, within the framework of community-oriented primary care (COPC). Community and clinic populations will be emphasized. Epidemiology theory and primary care research applications will be taught. Prerequisite: PRVM 800 or permission of instructor. LEC
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Application and elaboration of epidemiologic principles in the context of clinical decision-making; design and interpretation of studies relating to diagnosis, prognosis, prevention, and therapeutics; techniques of economic analysis and meta-analysis; use of clinical epidemiology to develop practice guidelines. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. LEC
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