The Public Health Leadership Program is an interdisciplinary program; students are eligible to take classes in many of the other departments. The program uses both PUBH and PHNU call letters for our course listings. PUBH courses are open to any student unless permission is required of the instructor. PHNU courses are open to registered nurses only or by permission of instructor. Visit our model degree plan for a sample yearly schedule.
A list of all courses taught by public health leadership faculty.
These are the official descriptions taken from the University catalog. Additional courses may be added on a semester basis at the discretion of the department.
PUBH 420 - AIDS: PRINCIPLES AND POLICY (pdf) (1). Elective course jointly given by the Schools of Dentistry, Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and Medicine designed to provide a multifaceted understanding of social, clinical and biological aspects of the AIDS epidemic. Spring, Strauss; summer (online), Charles.
PUBH 496 - READINGS IN PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE (Variable). Intensive study of a special problem in public health practice. Fall, spring and summer, Staff.PUBH 500 - GLOBAL HEALTH DISCUSSION SERIES (.5). The Global Health Discussion Series is required of all students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Global Health and students must register and attend 2 semesters of the course. The course meets in the evening for one and a half hours, 5 times a semester. Each session in the series will have a thematic frame that guides facilitated discussion. Formats might include: presentations, showing and discussion of a documentary, discussion of a news report, discussion of a book chapter or article, or, attending a special campus speaker's presentation or event. This course is only open to students pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Global Health. Fall and spring, Fried.
PUBH 510 - INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES IN GLOBAL HEALTH (pdf) (3) This course will explore contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in global health through an interdisciplinary perspective; examine the complex tapestry of social, economic, political, and environmental factors that affect global health; analyze global health disparities through a social justice and human rights lens; and expose students to opportunities in global health work and research. Residential only. Fall. Bentley.
PUBH 610 - INTRODUCTORY SPANISH FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (pdf) (3). This
course is intended for undergraduate and graduate students in the health
professions and social work who know no Spanish or who know so little that they
feel the need to start from scratch. Students with more than two semesters of
college Spanish are not permitted to take this course. The course covers the
curriculum of first-semester Spanish taught within a health context. Activities
center on an original film set in North Carolina and Mexico. Gravatt, Tolman.
PUBH 613I - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE 1 (pdf) (AHSC613I) (DENT613) (MEDI613) (NURS613I) (PHCY613I) (SOWO613I) (3). Prerequisites, college-level Spanish 2, a minimum score on a self-assessment test available on the Web, and permission of instructor. This intermediate-level course is the equivalent of the third semester of college Spanish. Students will hone their listening and speaking skills in class primarily through role-playing activities and class discussion. Activities center on an original film set in a health clinic in rural North Carolina. Online course. Fall, spring and summer, Soler.
PUBH 615I - ADVANCED SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE 1 (pdf) (AHSC615I) (DENT615) (MEDI615) (NURS615I) (PHCY615I) (SOWO615I) (3). Prerequisite, college-level Spanish 3, a minimum score on a self-assessment test available on the Web, and permission of instructor. This advanced-level course reviews the grammar of the third and fourth semester of college Spanish. Students should have taken through the third semester or equivalent. Students will hone their listening and speaking skills in class primarily through role-playing activities and class discussion. Activities center on an original film set in a health clinic in rural North Carolina. Online course. Fall, spring, summer. Instructors from the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Romance Languages.
PUBH 670 - INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL RESEARCH - Part 1 (3). Designed to give the undergraduate student an overview of clinical research methods. Students carry actual research projects through from conception to completion. The class will be divided into working teams who will each tackle a research project. Permission of the instructor required. Fall, Brice.
PUBH 671 - INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL RESEARCH - Part 2 (pdf) (3). Designed to give the undergraduate student an overview of clinical research manuscript writing. Students continue to collect data for the clinical research projects begun last semester. The emphasis of this class is transforming book learning into practical application. Permission of the instructor required. Spring, Brice.
PUBH 680 - PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE (pdf) (3). A comprehensive introduction to public health concepts and practice that examines the philosophy, mission, history, organization, and services of public health systems functioning at the global, national and community levels. Online course. Fall, Lesneski.
PUBH 690 - SPECIAL STUDIES (pdf) (1-3). Permission of instructor required. Sections will focus on specific topics of current interest to health workers. Fliers describing the section offering will be distributed prior to registration each semester. Lecture hours per week dependent upon credit. Fall, spring and summer, Staff.
PUBH 705 - ONE HEALTH: PHILOSOPHY TO PRACTICAL INTEGRATION OF HUMAN, ANIMAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (pdf) (1-3).Graduate/professional seminar cross-listed at Duke University and North Carolina State University. The purpose is to facilitate the understanding of health as an inexorably linked system requiring the collaborative effort of multiple disciplines and to promote cross-campus and cross-discipline interactions. This is an early evening 2 - 3 credit hour course held weekly on Tuesdays (5:30 - 7:30 pm) at NC Biotechnology Center, RTP. Students can sign up for 2 or 3 credits: in addition to regular course work, 3-credit students will be required to attend a weekly Wednesday morning, one hour (8:30 - 9:30 am) discussion session on UNC or Duke campus. The Wednesday session is not required for 2 credit students. In special circumstances with instructors permission, students may enroll for 1 credit and be required to attend all Tuesday night discussions with an adjusted course work load. Course Limit: 15 students per university. Spring. Glickman, Harris.
PUBH 711 CRITICAL ISSUES IN GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH (pdf) (3). This course explores contemporary issues, problems, and controversies in global health through an interdisciplinary perspective; examines the complex tapestry of social, economic, political, and environmental factors that affect global health; analyzes global health disparities through a social justice and human rights lens; and exposes students to opportunities in global health work and research. This course is a prerequisite for all other courses in the Online Global Health Certificate Program. Fall, Ramaswamy.
PUBH 712 GLOBAL HEALTH ETHICS (pdf) (3). This course will introduce students to the theoretical and practical aspects of public health ethics. Develop students analytical skills to evaluate ethical issues related to public health policy, prevention, treatment, and research. Topics include: ethical reasoning; concepts of justice; principles of interacting with communities; professional conduct and research. Online course. Prerequisite: PUBH 711. Spring, Winstanly.
PUBH 713 GLOBAL INFECTIOUS DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY (pdf) (3): This course encompasses the interaction between an infectious agent, host, and environment, modes and dynamics of transmission, the role of immunity in infectious disease epidemiology, and disease elimination strategies, focusing on issues affecting a global society. Online course. Prerequisite: PUBH 711. Fall, Griffin
PUBH 714 MONITORING & EVALUATION OF GLOBAL HEALTH PROGRAMS (pdf) (3): This course covers the fundamental concepts and tools for monitoring and evaluation of public health programs such as for HIV/AIDS/STDs, maternal health, reproductive health, child health, environment, and nutrition. Basic concepts and practices in M&E will be covered such as performance monitoring, impact evaluation, indicators, information systems, data collection methods, evaluation designs, strategic information in decision making, and communicating results to policy makers. Online course. Prerequisite: PUBH 711. Summer, Ramaswamy.
PUBH 715 COMMUNICATION FOR HEALTH-RELATED DECISION MAKING (HBHE 715) (2). Theories and principles of communication tailored to health providers' needs to communicate health risks, benefits, and outcomes to patients and families. Spring, Golin.
PUBH 730 - QUALITY IMPROVEMENT AND LEADERSHIP (pdf) (3). Course designed to provide students with understanding of use of continuous quality improvement methods in community health settings drawing heavily on actual experiences of the students in their professional lives. Online course. Fall and spring, Kelly.
PUBH 731 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SOCIAL MARKETING (pdf) (3). Course will orient students to market-based strategies, models, and tactics for improving individual and community health status within framework of marketing, strategic communication, and advocacy. Online course. Spring, Newton Ward.
PUBH 735 - POLICY DEVELOPMENT (pdf) (3). Permission of the instructor is required for non-SPH students. Focus is on institutional policy development, regulation and enforcement, and field observation. Online course. Spring, Searing.
PUBH 741 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS I (pdf) (3).Spring, Garrett.
Designed for health care professionals needing to appraise the design and analysis of health care studies and intending to pursue academic research careers. The emphasis of the course is on applied data analysis of major health-related studies. Fall, Garrett, Napravnik.
PUBH 742 - QUANTITATIVE METHODS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS II (pdf) (3).
Continuation of PUBH 741, and is designed for medical fellows and junior faculty who have finished their clinical training and are preparing for careers in clinical research. The course includes topics on exploratory data analysis, logistic regression, log binomial models, GEE, and survival analysis.
PUBH 745 - COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT AND HEALTH IMPROVEMENT (pdf) (PHNU 745) (3). Course focuses on development of knowledge and skills to aid communities in improving health outcomes (a) through the analysis of community data and (b) the establishment of collaborative efforts to prioritize health issues for action and identify evidence-based strategies to improve community health. Students interact with a local public health system in a real-time case study involving the collection and analysis of community data. Online course. Spring, Lesneski.
PUBH 746 - PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION (pdf) (PHNU 746) (3). Permission required for non-PHLP students. Fundamentals of public health program planning and monitoring with emphasis on applications in community settings and proposal development for program funding. Online course. Fall, Calleson.
PUBH 747 - PROJECT MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES (pdf) (3). Graduate students only. Provides an overview of knowledge and skills required for effective project/team leadership and management. Includes modules on leadership and management techniques and organizational designs that complement team-based organizations. Also includes an introduction to continuous quality improvement with an emphasis on application to project management. Online course. Admission by permission of instructor. Fall and Summer, Evarts and Sollecito.
PUBH 748 - POLICY DEVELOPMENT (pdf) (2 or 3). Permission of the instructor is required for non-SPH students. Designed to provide students with an opportunity to focus on the fundamental aspects of policy development, with an emphasis on local, state and federal levels within community setting. Online course. Fall, Randolph.
PUBH 749 - MASTER'S SEMINAR (pdf) (1). Designed for students in the HC&P MPH Program who are actively working on their master's paper. 5 required evening sessions in the fall and the regularly scheduled course in the spring. Students receive 1 credit for the spring course, and can receive 1 additional credit by attending the fall sessions, which focus on completing the MPH program in 1 year, provide an overview of the types of master's paper topics and the practicum, and ask students to develop a topic idea to discuss in small groups. Fall and Spring, Calleson and others.
PUBH 750 - STRATEGIES OF PREVENTION FOR CLINICIANS (pdf) (4). Designed for medical students or physicians. Permission of instructor required for non-HC&P students. Establishes a framework for examining prevention activities for clinicians, and then considers a number of important health problems and the evidence for applying prevention strategies to these health problems. Encourages active student participation and involves a multidisciplinary faculty. Fall, Harris.
PUBH 751 - CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF HEALTH LITERATURE I (pdf) (2). Designed for medical students or physicians. Permission of instructor required for non-HC&P students. Emphasizes the process of critical appraisal of existing research literature, with examples from a variety of subject areas. Fall, Harris
PUBH 752 - SEMINAR IN CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF HEALTH LITERATURE (pdf) (1). Designed for medical students or physicians. Permission of instructor required for non-HC&P students. Emphasizes the process of critical appraisal of existing research literature, with examples from a variety of subject areas. Student presentations of structured critical appraisals constitute about 50% of sessions. Spring, Harris.
PUBH 754 RESEARCH METHODS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE (pdf) (3). This course is designed to provide students with the fundamental mental research and analytic methods needed by public health leaders to assess the effectiveness, efficiency and equity of healthcare in order to improve population health. The focus will be on research skills needed by practitioners with the objective of improving health outcomes. This course meets once each week in the early evening. Spring, Schenck.
PUBH 756 - ADDRESSING HEALTH INEQUALITIES IN THE US (MHCH 756) (3). Disparities in morbidity/mortality in sub-populations continue compared to other U.S. populations. Course explores contributors to inequalities and identifies strategies to counterbalance contributors to correct inequalities using public health resources. Spring, Hogan.
PUBH 760 - CLINICAL MEASUREMENT/EVALUATION (EPID 711) (pdf) (3). Prerequisite: Epidemiology or HC & P major. Introduction to clinical epidemiology. Provides a broad-based introduction to the concepts and methods of epidemiology with particular emphasis on their application to clinical research, clinical practice, and health care policy. Fall, Miller, Loehr.
PUBH 763 - POLICY ISSUES IN HEALTH OUTCOMES AND QUALITY OF CARE (pdf) (3). Introduces students to the political history and contemporary policy challenges to the U.S. health care system's efforts to assure that health care is timely, equitable, efficient, effective, and patient-centered. Course explores various areas of quality and outcomes measurement and asks how such measurement can contribute to better health policymaking. Spring, Tolleson-Rinehart.
PUBH 767 - TEAM LEADERSHIP IN RESEARCH NAVIGATION (pdf) (3). This course presents an overview of team leadership and management principles and practices with an emphasis on successful team leadership in clinical research. Understanding and employing team basics and team effectiveness strategies provide the framework for the development of successful leadership of teams undertaking clinical research. Collaborative learning techniques, guest speakers, access to NC TraCS Institute, and team assignments will afford students opportunities to address and further their research efforts. Spring, Evarts and Sollecito.
PUBH 784 PROJECT MANAGEMENT STRATEGY & APPLICATION (3). This course presents classic project management concepts and methods that will be applied to current projects to develop a toolbox of strategies to effectively manage projects. Spring. Evarts.
PUBH 785 - INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH (pdf) (3). Focuses on work, workplace exposures and hazards, and their effect on health. Interdisciplinary approaches to risk identification, reduction, and communication will be emphasized within regulatory and ethical contexts. Spring, Rogers and Randolph.
PUBH 786 - OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY & ERGONOMICS (ENVR 432) (PHNU 786) (pdf) (3). Fundamentals of occupational safety and ergonomics with emphasis on legislation and organization of industrial safety and ergonomic programs, including hazard recognition, analysis, control, and motivational factors pertaining to industrial accident and cumulative trauma disorder prevention. Fall, Wallace.
PUBH 790 - LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT (2). Course is structured as a highly interactive, intensive, three-day workshop that focuses on helping participants understand their own and others' leadership styles. Self-assessment instruments and readings required in advance. Summer I, Steffen and Fernandez..
PUBH 791 - CORE PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP (pdf) (3). Course will introduce students to leadership theories and research, provide a context for leadership in public health, and help students learn core leadership skills. Online course. Fall, Steffen.
PUBH 886 - FIELD PRACTICUM IN PUBLIC HEALTH (3-6). The second integrative experience is a practicum or field experience. This experience will be completed after most regular course work. It is intended to provide the student an opportunity to integrate course work in a new or different type of health-related setting. The practicum cannot be only an observational experience. Rather, it must involve a project acceptable to all relevant parties. Fall, spring and summer, Staff.
PUBH 992 - MASTER'S PAPER (3). Permission of the instructor required. A major paper on a problem relevant to public health practice. This study may extend over more than one semester. Credit is assigned accordingly. Fall, spring and summer, Staff.
PHNU 423 - INDUSTRIAL TOXICOLOGY (pdf) (ENVR 423)(3). Toxicological assessment and a case presentation of related exposure is given. A conceptual approach is utilized to design appropriate programs to prevent worker ill health due to industrial toxicant exposure. Spring, Stopford.
PHNU 496 - READINGS IN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING (1-3). Prerequisites to be arranged with the faculty. Reading and tutorial guidance in a selected area of public health nursing or occupational health nursing. Two or more hours per week. Fall, spring and summer, Staff.
PHNU 740 - PROBLEMS IN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING (1-4). Students study a special public health problem relevant to public health/occupational health nursing. Study will result in a paper demonstrating application of research principles. Fall, spring and summer, Staff.
PHNU 742 - INSTRUMENT DEVELOPMENT (HBHE 254) (3). Prerequisite, graduate statistics and graduate methods course. This course provides a knowledge base and experiences in instrument construction and testing, emphasizing a broad spectrum of psychosocial and behavioral instrument scaling methodologies for field research and evaluation. Staff.
PHNU 744 - ROLES AND FUNCTIONS IN PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING (pdf) (3). Emerging roles and responsibilities of public health nurses and health departments. Emphasis on program areas in health departments and public health under health care reform. Summer, Randolph.
PHNU 745 - COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT AND HEALTH IMPROVEMENT (PUBH 745) (3) See under PUBH.
PHNU 746 - PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION (PUBH 746) (3) See under PUBH.
PHNU 748 POLICY DEVELOPMENT (PUBH 748) (2-3). See under PUBH.
PHNU 781 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSING I - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH ASSESSMENT (pdf) (3). Permission of the instructor required. Concerns factors influencing the development and operation of occupational health programs. General and special health services contingent on work environment and inherent health problems in the employed populations are considered. Fall, Rogers.
PHNU 782 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSING II - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH PROGRAMMING (pdf) (3). Prerequisite, PHNU 781. Permission of the instructor required. Continuation of PHNU 781. Role components of occupational health nursing with emphasis on designing, implementing, and evaluating occupational health programs. Emphasis on analysis of factors influencing the delivery of health care at the worksite. Fall, Rogers.
PHNU 783 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSING, FIELD PRACTICUM I (pdf) (2). Prerequisite or co requisite, PHNU 781. Permission of the instructor required. Students have the opportunity to discuss and apply concepts of OHN practice and the work environment. Concepts related to workplace hazards, interdisciplinary activities, and nursing interventions with worker aggregates are emphasized. Fall, spring and summer, Rogers.
PHNU 784 - OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH NURSING, FIELD PRACTICUM II (pdf) (2). Prerequisites, PHNU 781, 783. Co requisite, PHNU 782. Permission of the instructor required. Students have the opportunity to learn about the managerial and administrative role of the OHN. Emphasis is placed on analysis of the organizational structure, external influencing factors, and evaluation mechanisms. Fall, spring and summer, Rogers.
PHNU 785 INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH (PUBH 785) (3). See under PUBH.
PHNU 786 - OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND ERGONOMICS (ENVR 137) (ENVR 432) (PUBH 786) (pdf) (3). See under PUBH.
PHNU 787 - FUNDAMENTALS OF INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE (pdf) (2). Provides broad understanding of industrial hygiene. Major emphasis is recognition of hazards in the workplace, evaluation of measurement of those hazards, and application of control strategies. Fall, Randolph.
PHNU 886 - FIELD PRACTICE IN COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING (pdf) (3-6). Permission of the instructor required. Field experience in public health nursing or occupational health nursing practice. Study and observation of selected areas related to students' program of study. Field fee, $450. Fall, spring and summer, Staff.
PHNU 993 - MASTER'S THESIS (3-6). Fall, spring and summer, Staff.
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