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School of Public Health

PBH 165 – Personal Health Across the Lifespan

Study of health principles as they apply to college and adult life, including mental health, sexuality, substance abuse, nutrition, health care, and environmental health. Increases understanding of underlying causes of, and cultural, social, and personal influences on these principles, and helps move students toward optimal physical, emotional, social and mental health. (3 cr.)

PBH 365 – Applied Biostatistics for Public Health

This course provides an introduction to biostatistical concepts and reasoning and provides a survey of data and data types. While there are some formulae and computational elements to the course, the emphasis is on interpretation and concepts. (3 cr.)

EAB 703 – Biostatistics for Public Health

This course is designed to provide a foundation in biostatistics for graduate students in the health sciences. Topics include probability, distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing, ANOVA, simple and multiple regression, basic multivariate techniques, vital statistics, and nonparametric methods. Prerequisites: Undergraduate mathematics through calculus or consent of instructor. (3 cr.)

EAB 753 – Nonparametric Statistics for Public Health

This course is designed to provide a strong foundation in nonparametric statistical methods commonly used in public health. Topics explored in this course include ranked data, transformation of ranks, methods for paired and independent samples, nonparametric regression and correlation, categorical data analysis, and robust estimation. Prerequisites: EAB 703 or equivalent graduate-level statistics/biostatistics course. (3 cr.)

EOH 740 – Fundamentals of Environmental Health

This course will address chemical, physical and biological factors in the environment and their relationship to the health of the human population. (3 cr.)

Future Planned Courses

BIOL/PBH 482 & EOH 682 – Parasitology & Vector Biology 1

This course is designed to provide a strong foundation in parasitology and vector biology. The first semester focuses on parasites. The course provides coverage of parasite diversity, parasite interactions with host immune systems, parasite ecology and behavior, parasite evolution, and parasitic diseases. The course includes parasitic Protozoa, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Acanthocephala, Annelida, and Pentastomida. Prerequisites: Undergraduate microbiology course or consent of instructor. (3-4 cr.)

BIOL/PBH 483 & EOH 683 – Parasitology & Vector Biology 2

This course is designed to provide a strong foundation in parasitology and vector biology. The second semester focuses on arthropod parasites and vector biology. The course provides coverage of arthropod diversity, basic arthropod ecology and behavior, and vector-borne diseases. The course includes parasitic arthropods and disease vectors such as Phthiraptera, Hemiptera, Siphonoptera, Diptera, Arachnida, and Blattaria. Prerequisites: BIOL 482/PBH 482/EOH 682 or consent of instructor. (3-4 cr.)