Unit: School of Medicine
Department: PBHS Public Health Sciences Admin
Office location and address
351 McCormick RdCharlottesville, Virginia 22903
Topics in Public Health Sciences
This course provides the opportunity to offer new topics in Global Studies.
Placeholder course for students studying abroad
Undoubtedly, we've made important advances in global health, but there's still a long way to go. What factors determine health? What threats do we face today? What issues should we be working to change? We will explore these questions & more through a variety of interactive lectures & small group activities centered on 4 major themes: History & Trends, Determinants of Health, Culture, & Communication.
Explores the legitimacy, design, & implementation of a variety of policies aiming to promote public health & reduce the social burden of disease & injury. Highlights the challenge posed by public health's pop-based perspective to traditional ind-centered, autonomy-driven approaches to bioethics & const. law. Other themes center on conflicts between PH & pub morality & the relationship between PH and social justice.
Explores topics in global public health and the myriad of governmental and non-governmental entities whose goal is to address and resolve problems encountered in global public health and synthesizes the student's interdisciplinary studies in global public health, culminating in a Capstone Paper.
Special Topics courses in Public Health Sciences. Prerequisites: Instructor Permission
Course reviews both quant & qual methods but its emphasis will be on qual methods. How do these different research traditions relate to each other? The course will be closely integrated with the Public Health Practicum/Field Placement. This methods course will help to initiate & guide the work done in the field research projects . Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
Students will participate each day in an ongoing, real-world research project. Projects will be highly multi-disciplinary & may include questions, theory & methods from anthropology, epidemiology, health systems, political science, sociology, gender studies, education psychology & dev. studies. If approved by MPH Director, course may be used in lieu of PHS 8900 for MPH Degree seeking students. Prerequisite: Instructor Permission
Supervised Independent Research
Provides students with the opportunity to engage in the policy development & advocacy process. This includes defining & analyzing a policy issue, synthesizing info & data from numerous sources to generate policy options, examining the legal, ethical & other implications of potential policy options, understanding the preferences & perspectives of key stakeholders, & clearly communicating & advocating for policy options with different audiences.
Examination of topical issues and current problems and research in various areas of public health. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.