PHM 1690 Introduction to Biostatistics in Public Health
This course is designed as the first biostatistics course for students who have not previously taken a course in biostatistics; it is a designated core course for MPH students. Students will learn how to analyze quantitative data using appropriate biostatistical methods and software and interpret analysis results for a given public health context.
At Rice: UNIV 010 001 (CRN: 24647) 3 credits
PHM 2612 Epidemiology I
This course provides a strong foundation in concepts, principles, and methods specific to epidemiology. By the end of this course, students should be able to apply these skills to (a) assess the health of a population; (b) describe the natural history, distribution, and determinants of health-related states and events; and (c) evaluate programs designed to improve public health. To accomplish this, the course considers epidemiology in the context of core public health functions and services.
At Rice: UNIV 012 001 (CRN: 24649) 3 credits
PHWM 2110 Public Health Ecology & the Human Environment
This course provides an introductory overview of the basic principles underpinning public health ecology and environmental health. It satisfies the core environmental health MPH requirement for majors and non- majors. Students are provided with foundational knowledge in public health ecology, principles or environmental health and an introduction to environmental policies & controls. Applications of this knowledge will be applied to an environmental case study, wherein students will use a systems thinking approach to identify the key elements of the problem, develop solutions and articulate a dissemination plan. In addition, inter-professional engagement simulations will be used to provide students with skills for engaging stakeholders, including community members, policy makers/enforcers, and other healthcare professionals.
At Rice: UNIV 014 001 (CRN: 24651) 3 credits
PHM 1110 Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health
After completing this MPH core course, students will be able to explain the contribution of health promotion and behavioral sciences to public health. Students will learn about commonly used theories and models, community engagement, needs assessment, and program design, implementation, and evaluation. Throughout the semester, students will improve oral and written communication skills while applying newly acquired knowledge related to public health problems.
At Rice: UNIV 011 001 (CRN: 24648) 3 credits
PHM 3715 Management and Policy Concepts in Public Health
This course provides an overview of theory and practice in the management and policy sciences applied to the field of public health. Topics include public health in the U.S. health system/legal bases of public health, public policy institutions, planning and management to promote health, emergency preparedness, public sector institutions, management, and decision-making. Students will gain skills in oral and written communication with individual and group projects.
At Rice: UNIV 015 001 (CRN: 24652) 3 credits
Last Updated: January 2020