Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS)

Courses

SBS 1103. International Health. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines avenues of international cooperation in health and explores the most significant health problems and resources in developing and developed countries by focusing on international differences in health status, social/economic/political factors in health care, varied approaches to providing health services, the role of health workers, and the involvement of foundations and multilateral and bilateral agencies. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better. NOTE: This course can be used to satisfy the university Core International Studies (IS) requirement. Although it may be usable towards graduation as a major requirement or university elective, it cannot be used to satisfy any of the university GenEd requirements. See your advisor for further information.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Course Attributes: IS

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 1104. Nutrition and Health. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines food habits and nutritional needs of young adults. It considers nutritional advertisements, food faddism, fad diets, deficiency diseases, and evaluation of diets. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 1105. Society, Drug, and Alcohol Perspectives. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines the current use of alcohol and drugs in society and the effects of one's experience with psychoactive chemicals. This course includes historical, physiological, psychological, sociological, and philosophical perspectives. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 1106. Human Sexuality. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores sexuality and personal lifestyle, including human sexuality as a dimension of health personality; sex roles and sexual identity, the physiological bases of the sex drive, sexual function, and sexual response; and psychological factors related to sexual development and expression. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 1201. Contemporary Health Issues. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores the basic concepts of health and how they relate to our lifestyles. The student will acquire extensive knowledge of injuries and prevention, cardiovascular disease, cancer, human reproduction, human sexuality and communicable diseases including sexually transmitted diseases and HIV/AIDS. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 1903. Honors Global Health. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines avenues of international cooperation in health and explores the most significant health problems and resources in developing and developed countries by focusing on international differences in health status, social/economic/political factors in health care, varied approaches to providing health services, the role of health workers, and the involvement of foundations and multilateral and bilateral agencies. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better. NOTE: This course is restricted to Honors students only.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Public Health
Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate
Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR

Course Attributes: HO

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 2101. Disease Prevention and Control. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores selected transactions between individual, environment, and disease agents, and their influence on human diseases, human nature, and human environment. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 2201. Health Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

Communication processes and effects are examined from the perspective of interpersonal, intrapersonal, organizational and mass communication. The impact of these types of communication in the health care arena is also discussed. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 2203. AIDS and Society. 3 Credit Hours.

This course offers the student the opportunity for an in-depth study of one of the most critical public health issues facing society today. Topics include: current HIV/AIDS information as well as exploration of related issues including sexuality, homophobia, and discrimination, research, international/political implications, and worldwide economic effects. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 2204. Diet and Weight Management. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines modern techniques for weight management and weight loss. Emphasis is on participation in and understanding of programs for weight management, nutrition management, and exercise management. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
SBS 1104|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1104|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH2 Y|May not be taken concurrently.

SBS 2205. Coping with Life Stress Workshop. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on the impact of poorly managed stress on physical and emotional health. Coping skills and strategies for effective stress management are reviewed. Individual stress profiles are developed, emphasizing a holistic view of the individual in a rapidly changing society. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better. NOTE: Lab fee required.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 2206. Holistic Health and Aging. 3 Credit Hours.

Complementary and alternative medicine covers a broad range of healing philosophies, approaches, and therapies. Some are based upon religious or cultural traditions; others are driven by anti-professionalism, and still others, such as chiropractic, are alternative professions, reimbursed and regulated like allopathic medicine, but based upon alternative theories of illness and health. The purpose of this class is to describe the basic principles and practices of a number of alternative therapies. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 2208. Natural Disasters: Response & Recovery. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and models of public health response and recovery in the context of natural disasters. It will assist health care and allied health professionals, public health professionals, and emergency responders to work together to respond effectively and to facilitate recovery in a natural disaster. The course will enable students to meet identified core competencies of emergency health preparedness for public health professionals that include functional roles, resource identification, problem solving, and appropriate response. Students will utilize problem-based learning by analyzing actual disaster events and applying the theories, principles, and practices of response and recovery. In addition, students will learn about the issues faced by special populations and how to address these special needs in natural disaster response and recovery. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 2209. Violence and Injury Prevention. 3 Credit Hours.

This course presents the public health perspective on violence and both intentional and unintentional injury. Course topics include information regarding the incidence of injury-related morbidity and mortality in the United States, as well as strategies for the prevention of injury. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 2211. Communication in Health Care Settings. 3 Credit Hours.

Communication processes, issues and problems in health care settings, particularly in the context of changes in health care organizations are covered. Topics include communication between health care consumers and providers, in interdisciplinary health care teams, in self-help and support groups, and across ethnic groups. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 2212. Advanced Human Sexuality. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an advanced examination of human sexuality as it relates to both sexuality and personal lifestyle. Psychological, sociocultural, political, and biological issues surrounding sex and sexuality are examined in-depth. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
SBS 1106|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1106|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH4 Y|May not be taken concurrently.

SBS 2213. Trauma and Coping. 3 Credit Hours.

This course provides a general overview of issues surrounding cognitive and affective strategies to help students become aware of trauma-related coping behaviors. Common reactions to trauma would cover emergency situations, on-going trauma and death, dying, and bereavement. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 2215. Special Populations: Strategic Community Outreach. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and models of strategic community outreach as it pertains to the special population communities, within the context of emergency management planning, response, and recovery. It assists health care and allied health professionals, public health professionals, and emergency responders to understand how accessible information and technology is part of the community outreach strategy. The course enables students to meet identified core competencies of emergency preparedness for public health and emergency professionals, which include functional roles, resource identification, problem-solving, and appropriate response. Students utilize problem-based learning by analyzing actual and scenario based disaster events and applying the theories, principles, and practices of strategic community outreach pertaining to emergency response and recovery. In addition, students learn about the issues faced by special population communities and how to address these special needs in all hazard response and recovery. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
HPM 2207|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 2207|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently.

SBS 2216. Ethnicity, Culture and Health. 3 Credit Hours.

Students become familiar with the key concepts in public health literature on race and ethnicity and how various aspects of culture influence health. The course also examines how prejudice and discrimination, and neighborhood and community context may contribute to health disparities. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Public Health
Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 2304. HEART Peer Educator Training. 3 Credit Hours.

Peer educators are Temple University students who focus on promoting campus social and educational environments consisting of lower-risk choices, which reflect the attitudes, behaviors, and values of healthy lifestyles. The peer educators are trained to facilitate on-campus as well as off-campus workshops and programs that deal with sexual health, nutrition, and fitness, stress management, tobacco, and other general wellness issues. This class is meant only for those students training to be HEART peer educators. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better. NOTE: This course is for HEART Peer Educators only. Prior to fall 2010, the course title was "Health Teaching Techniques for Peer Educators."

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 3103. Counseling Techniques for Health Professionals. 3 Credit Hours.

This course introductes counseling techniques used by health professionals working with individuals and groups. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 3104. Professional Seminar in Public Health I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to various professional issues including, but not limited to, multiculturalism, professional organizations, and ethics as well as professional behavior in public health settings. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better. NOTE: This course should only be taken the semester before going out on the first internship, SBS 3185.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Public Health
Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Co-requisites: SBS 3105

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(SBS 2103|Minimum Grade of C-|May be taken concurrently
OR HRPR 2103|Minimum Grade of C-|May be taken concurrently)
AND (KINS 1223|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (KINS 1224|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (HRPR 1001|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1101|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH1 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 1104|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1104|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH2 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 1105|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1105|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH3 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 1106|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1106|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH4 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 2101|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 2101|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently
OR PBH5 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (ENVH 2102|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 2102|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently
OR PBH6 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (EPBI 2219|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 2219|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (EPBI 3101|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 3101|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently).

SBS 3105. Fundamentals of Health Education. 3 Credit Hours.

The health teaching process explores the science and art of teaching. Included in this course are the beginning skills that begin the development of being an effective facilitator/teacher/presenter in a variety of settings: planning, teaching and evaluating lessons, and writing measurable objectives. This course focuses on learning and applying various teaching methods and strategies to the content of the discipline and practicing these skills in a controlled environment with high school students from an alternative high school from the School District of Philadelphia. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better. NOTE: This course includes a weekly one-hour practicum.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Public Health
Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Co-requisites: SBS 3104

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(SBS 2103|Minimum Grade of C-|May be taken concurrently
OR HRPR 2103|Minimum Grade of C-|May be taken concurrently)
AND (KINS 1223|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (KINS 1224|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (HRPR 1001|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1101|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH1 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 1104|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1104|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH2 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 1105|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1105|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH3 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 1106|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1106|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH4 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 2101|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 2101|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently
OR PBH5 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (ENVH 2102|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 2102|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently
OR PBH6 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (EPBI 2219|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 2219|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (EPBI 3101|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 3101|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently).

SBS 3185. Internship I. 4 Credit Hours.

This course is a field placement experience at an agency in which students are involved with ongoing public health projects and programs. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Public Health
Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
(CIS 1055|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (KINS 1223|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (KINS 1224|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (HRPR 1001|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1101|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH1 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 1104|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1104|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH2 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 1105|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1105|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH3 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 1106|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1106|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH4 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (EPBI 2219|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 2219|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (EPBI 3101|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 3101|Minimum Grade of C|May be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 3496|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 3496|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently).

SBS 3208. International Health Study Abroad. 6 Credit Hours.

This course involves study abroad in Costa Rica related to public health. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Co-requisites: SBS 4391

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 3382. Independent Study in Public Health. 1 to 6 Credit Hour.

Students in this course pursue supervised independent projects on issues related to public health. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better. NOTE: Registration must be preapproved by faculty before registration.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Public Health
Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

SBS 3496. Community-Based Health Program Planning I. 3 Credit Hours.

An overview of public health programs, functions, services, and interactions within and between public and private sector agencies on local, state, and national levels. Emphasis is given to completing needs assessments of community issues and designing innovative community programs to meet consumer needs. The course includes writing a fictional grant proposal. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better. NOTE: This course is the first part of two semester, writing intensive capstone. Precedes SBS 3596.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Public Health
Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Course Attributes: WI

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(KINS 1223|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (KINS 1224|Minimum Grade of C-|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (HRPR 1001|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1101|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH1 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 1104|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1104|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH2 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 1105|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1105|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH3 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 1106|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 1106|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBH4 Y|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (EPBI 2219|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 2219|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently).

SBS 3596. Community-Based Health Program Planning II. 3 Credit Hours.

A continuation of Introduction to Public Health Programs, this course emphasizes understanding the steps necessary to market and administer a successful health program. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Public Health
Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Course Attributes: WI

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
SBS 3496|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 3496|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently.

SBS 4185. Internship II. 8 Credit Hours.

This is a semester-long field-based placement where students apply academic learning to demonstrate competencies associated with entry-level practice. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Field of Study Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of study: Public Health
Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit.

Pre-requisites:
(SBS 3185|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 3185|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 3596|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 3596|Minimum Grade of C|May not be taken concurrently).

SBS 4391. Directed Research in Public Health. 3 Credit Hours.

This course involves study abroad in Costa Rica related to public health. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate

Co-requisites: SBS 3208

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

SBS 4991. Honors Directed Research: Prevention Research in Public Health. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to participate in a project carried out by a research team as a research assistant. Students participate in a range of activities on the project, depending on their schedules, their aptitude with particular tasks, and the project needs at various times. Public Health majors, minors or students studying in the Public Health concentration must complete this course with a C or better. NOTE: Registration must be preapproved by faculty.

Level Registration Restrictions: May not be enrolled in one of the following: Graduate
Cohort Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Cohorts: SCHONORS, UHONORS, UHONORSTR

Course Attributes: HO

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

SBS 5001. Fundamentals of Public Health. 3 Credit Hours.

This course encompasses historical and sociocultural approaches to understanding public health and bioethics. Emphasis is on understanding public health systems from the dawn of history to the 21st century and the evolution of bioethical issues including the application of bioethical principles, regulations, and strategies in research and health practice. This seminar emphasizes the integration of conceptual and experiential learning. This is reflected in the course design and in teaching and learning processes.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Public Health, Social Work

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 5004. Understanding Stress and Change. 3 Credit Hours.

This course focuses on the impact of stress on physical and emotional health and quality of life. It focuses on the causes, types, and physiology of stress and stress reduction methods, including relaxation, biofeedback, fear control, cognitive restructuring, and social psychological interventions in community settings.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 5005. International Health Studies Abroad. 6 Credit Hours.

Students learn to articulate a historical and cultural understanding of the Costa Rican approach to health and medical care, to identify the major health concerns of the Costa Rican population in rural and urban settings and the major strides taken to improve health, to conduct limited fieldwork with rural communities in teams of 3 to 4 persons or conduct community health field research among the graduate students, and to write a professional paper and presentation on one of the health issues in Costa Rica based on their experience there. While previous Spanish language proficiency is not required, some Spanish language ability is essential for students to gain the maximum understanding during the program. Therefore, students during the first two weeks of the program take intensive Spanish language training in Costa Rica at the Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS). The third week involves travel to other regions within Costa Rica to examine different health conditions depending on the year's topics. During the fourth and fifth weeks, students live and work in rural communities and help to facilitate health education workshops on different activities such as: diabetes, nutrition, HIV/AIDS prevention education, women's health, child health care issues, first aid education, fitness and exercise, and backyard gardening.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 5008. Seminar in International Health. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and models of public health preparedness and response for all hazards emergency management. It will enable health care and allied health professionals, public health professionals, and emergency responders to work together to plan and respond effectively to both natural and man made disasters. The course will introduce students to the identified core competencies of emergency health preparedness for public health professionals which include: functional roles, communication, resource identification, problem solving, and evaluation. The issues of mental health and special populations will be introduced in an emergency management context. Students will utilize problem based learning by analyzing actual disaster events and applying the theories, principles, and practice of preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Public Health, Social Work

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 5009. Risk Communication and Public Health. 3 Credit Hours.

The goal of this course is to demonstrate how health communication professionals can create and implement risk communication plans related to either possible or actual public health hazards (anything that can cause morbidity or mortality). This course focuses on risk communication within the context of terrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and health problems that occur because of natural disasters. It will include core principles of risk communication, examine special challenges of risk communication with diverse audiences, and prepare students to create a crisis and emergency risk communication plan.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 5015. Public Health Nutrition. 3 Credit Hours.

This course explores nutrition as a science and platform for public health promotion and disease prevention. The fundamental contribution of nutrition to public health as well as the potential of food and nutrition policy, programs, and interventions to reduce risk and promote health are examined.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 5102. Theoretical Foundations of Health Behavior. 3 Credit Hours.

Theories of decision-making related to health behavior. Emphasis on the dynamic interaction of attitudes, values, situational factors and other factors that influence health promoting and health damaging behavior.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Public Health, Social Work

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 5104. Models for Teaching Health and Patient Education. 3 Credit Hours.

This course deals with the description and application of teaching models used in health and patient education in communities, health care systems, and schools. There is an emphasis on creating learning environments, communication skills, tailoring for diverse populations, and teaching techniques.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 5202. Man-Made Disasters: Radiological, Chemical & Biological Terrorism. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to introduce students to the concepts and models of public health preparedness, mitigation, and evaluation in the context of man-made disasters, including radiological, chemical and biological incidents. The course addresses identified core competencies of emergency preparedness for public health professionals that include disaster management, risk assessment, risk communication, governmental resources, functional roles, surveillance, and preparedness evaluation. Man-made disasters are looked at in a historical, environmental, and psychological context in order to elucidate the role of public health in man-made disaster preparedness and evaluation. In addition, the role of cultural competency and the needs of special populations are addressed. Public perception of risk and media views of man-made disasters are explored.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Public Health, Social Work

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 5500. Seminar in Current Issues in Public Health. 3 Credit Hours.

Seminar topics rotate to address current issues in public health research, policy and practice.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Public Health, Social Work

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

SBS 8001. Research Methods in Public Health. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

This course examines how to develop and test models, formulate research problem statements and hypotheses, and implement and evaluate research designs and methods of data collection in public health research. It concentrates on fundamental concepts in research design and measurement that help prepare the student to plan and implement theoretically informed and methodologically sound scientific studies in public health and to critically evaluate and discuss public health research. The course emphasizes ethical and practical methods of studying and evaluating causal relations (efficacy and internal validity); determining generalizability of observations (effectiveness, external and ecological validity); and accurate and reliable measuring and conceptualizing of variables (construct validity). In addition, it covers systematic literature searches and randomized controlled trials, which are both increasingly important methods for conducting research in public health.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Public Health, Social Work

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 8002. Research Seminar in Public Health. 3 Credit Hours.

This is a research seminar on linkages between theory and research in social and behavioral health studies. It is required for Ph.D. students prior to taking the preliminary examinations.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 8004. Understanding Stress and Change. 3 Credit Hours.

The course involves becoming aware of situations, people, and words that trigger alarm reactions. Students complete a profile for the course to help them understand the causes of stress, how the body reacts to excessive stress, and symptoms that exist because of stress levels. Students gain awareness of areas that affect control of life situations and how they affect overall energy efficiency. They also become aware of how they manage time and social situations. They learn about the influence of exercise, sleep, nutrition, and relaxation training on health status and quality of life. They learn about their level of job or occupational stress and variables that affect job-related stressors. They become aware of how thoughts and perceptions affect the body's response to the stressors faced each day. They become more competent in managing all aspects of life as it relates to stress reactivity. They may gain confidence and have more energy, greater control and fewer symptoms following the implementation of the many ideas, concepts and recommendations that are offered. They learn to put energy into areas that are controllable and to let go of situations that are now "history" and in the past. They learn how to have a more balanced and logical view of stress and its relationship to health status and quality of life.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 8006. Addictions and Dependencies. 3 Credit Hours.

Social, psychological, cultural, clinical, and biological factors associated with addictions and dependencies, including the use of psychoactive drugs and lifestyle behaviors, are covered. Reviewed are prevention and treatment approaches based on the causes and correlates of addictions and dependencies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Public Health, Social Work

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 8009. Health Psychology. 3 Credit Hours.

Through class lecture, readings, and discussions, students will learn how characteristics of persons (e.g., personality, behavior, coping, and biological reactivity) and their environments (e.g., stress and social support) influence health outcomes at the individual and population level. In addition, the course examines the potential of health psychology to explain population-level health problems and to ameliorate public health problems through behavioral and community-based interventions.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
College Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: College of Public Health, Social Work

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 8018. Obesity: From Genes to Junk Food. 3 Credit Hours.

The course will broadly explore the etiology, treatment, and prevention of obesity from a multilevel systems perspective. Genetic, epigenetic, physiological, and psycho-social influences will be considered at the level of the individual. These influences will also be considered within family, school, and work-site contexts. Macro-level influences include government policies and programs, media, food industry influences, and community resources. Critical thinking skills and scholarly exchange will be emphasized through classroom discussion and weekly presentations/critiques of emerging science in each topic area.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
EPBI 5101|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 5101|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
OR EPBI 5201|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 5201|Minimum Grade of B-|May not be taken concurrently.

SBS 8105. Health Communication. 3 Credit Hours.

This course examines levels of communication processes and effects in 1) intrapersonal health communication related to personality, attitudes, cognitive style, and quality of life; 2) interpersonal communication in the patient-caregiver relationships, including dynamics of stress, conflict, and social support; 3) organizational communication in health-care settings; 4) mass communication processes, including media campaigns to promote good health and disease prevention; and 5) risk communication across settings and strategies.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 8111. Public Health Program Planning. 3 Credit Hours.

This course covers program planning in public health practice. It analyzes national health objectives and their applications at the state and community levels. One emphasis is on program planning as a change strategy to alter knowledge, attitudes, and health behavior to achieve positive health outcomes.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits

Pre-requisites:
(EPBI 5101|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 5101|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently
OR EPBI 5201|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 5201|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently)
AND (EPBI 5002|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 5002|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently)
AND (SBS 5102|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently
OR PBHL 5102|Minimum Grade of B-|May be taken concurrently).

SBS 8307. Systematic Reviews. 3 Credit Hours.

Systematic reviews are essential tools for health care workers, researchers, consumers, and policymakers who need to keep abreast of the accumulation of knowledge within their field. Systematic reviews provide more objective evaluation of the evidence than has been possible with traditional narrative reviews, and so can help resolve uncertainty and point toward promising future directions in research and practice. When appropriate, meta-analyses can help increase the precision of estimates regarding treatment effects and way to improve treatments. For example, identification of subgroups of individuals most (or least) likely to benefit from treatment can generate new questions to be addressed.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 9083. Readings and Conference in Public Health. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

This is an advanced tutorial in public health with an appropriate faculty member. Note: Registration requires a written contract with the supervising faculty member and approval of the student's advisor and of the Director of Graduate Programs.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

SBS 9189. MPH Capstone Seminar. 3 Credit Hours.

This seminar is required of M.P.H. students during final year of study. The seminar includes integration of coursework and practice skills to develop a fieldwork project or internship in a public health agency.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

SBS 9289. MPH Fieldwork I. 3 Credit Hours.

This course entails a fieldwork project or internship in a public health agency. It includes seminars, oral and written reports of progress, and joint supervision by a preceptor and faculty member.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 9389. MPH Fieldwork II. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is an evaluation of the fieldwork project or internship using a full range of research methodologies. Data are collected, analyzed, and reported in a comprehensive final report. Oral and/or poster presentations are presented to public health organizations. The course includes a final oral defense of the project or internship.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may not be repeated for additional credits.

SBS 9991. Independent Project in Environmental Health. 1 to 3 Credit Hour.

Under the direction of an appropriate graduate faculty member, students tie together their coursework in a project that poses a problem, gathers data to help analyze the problem, and provides a solution. Note: Enrollment must be approved by the student's advisor and the Director of Graduate Programs.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

SBS 9994. Preliminary Examinations. 1 Credit Hour.

This course supports preparation for taking the preliminary examinations in the Health Policy and Socila and Behavioral Sciencs PhD. programs. To enroll, students must have completed all required coursework for the Ph.D. and obtain the approval of the Ph.D. Program Director. Students must be enrolled to take the required preliminary examinations.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

SBS 9996. Masters Res in Pub Hlth. 3 Credit Hours.

This course is limited to students who have chosen to fulfill the master's degree by writing a thesis.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

SBS 9998. Dissertation Proposal Research. 3 Credit Hours.

This course supports preparation of the dissertation proposal. The course is required for students who have passed the preliminary examinations for their programs and who have not yet defended the dissertation proposal.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..

SBS 9999. Dissertation Research. 1 to 6 Credit Hour.

This course is limited to Ph.D. candidates who have completed and defended a dissertation proposal that is filed with the Graduate School by the last day to add a course in the semester. Continuous registration in 9999 fall and spring is required until the dissertation is successfully defended.

Level Registration Restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: Graduate
Student Attribute restrictions: Must be enrolled in one of the following Student Attributes: Dissertation Writing Student

Repeatability: This course may be repeated for additional credit..