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Top H 100 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A basic overview of public health. Uses a mix of lectures, guest speakers, classroom activities and homework to help students understand the role of public health in eliminating health disparities, understanding epidemics, and setting policy.

Top H 100H INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH (4)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
A basic overview of public health. Uses a mix of lectures, guest speakers, classroom activities and homework to help students understand the role of public health in eliminating health disparities, understanding epidemics, and setting policy. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top H 199 SPECIAL STUDIES (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top H 210 INTRODUCTION TO THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Provides tools to understand and critically assess the health care delivery system, its components, and the challenges created by its structure. The health care system will be considered from the perspective of several main players [e.g., patients, hospitals, doctors, health plans]. (Bacc Core Course)

Top H 220 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH DATA ANALYSIS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to the application of biostatistics and probability to the health sciences. Topics include quantitative analysis and inference, statistical methods in the biosciences, and quantitative study to evaluate and control health problems. PREREQS: MTH 105 or MTH 111 or higher mathematics.

Top H 225 SOCIAL AND INDIVIDUAL HEALTH DETERMINANTS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Overview of the macro (social/system/environmental) and micro (individual) contributors to premature disease, disability and population health. Selected behavioral theories supporting health risks and strategies for the prevention of premature disease/disability and the promotion of health. (Bacc Core Course)

Top H 250 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Participants will learn key principles, practices and personalities of health care management. The content is broadly applicable to health care enterprises of every kind: public health organizations, physician practices and clinics, hospitals and health systems, agencies and service organizations, for-profit firms, not-for-profit enterprises, etc. PREREQS: H 210* [C-]

Top H 309 PRACTICUM IN HEALTH CARE SERVICES (3-6)  Offered in current or future terms
Supervised work experience in a health care service setting or health-related agency or program. Weekly progress reports and post-experience summary report and evaluation will be expected. Preplanned with instructor approval. Open to health care administration majors. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: Junior standing. Instructor consent required.

Top H 310 HEALTH FIELD EXPERIENCES (3-6)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Introductory field experience in a health or health-related worksite. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits. PREREQS: H 210 [C-] and junior standing.

Top H 312 HIV/AIDS AND STIS IN MODERN SOCIETY (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Fundamental principles relating to etiology, nature, prevention, and control of AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases in contemporary society; emphasis on social, psychological, legal, economic, and ethical issues surrounding these diseases. (Bacc Core Course)

Top H 319 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH POLICY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Describe the policy development process, including problem conceptualization, agenda setting, role of interest groups and public opinion, analysis of alternatives and selection of policy alternative. PREREQS: H 210 [C-] and PS 201 [C-]

Top H 320 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DISEASE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Fundamental principles relating to etiology, nature, prevention, and control of communicable and noncommunicable diseases in human populations. Special emphasis on disease prevention and health promotion in the high risk diseases of modern, industrialized society.

Top H 333 GLOBAL PUBLIC HEALTH (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Introduction to the field of global health, its history, methods, and key principle; understanding global health inequities through case studies; overview of major global health prevention programs. (Bacc Core Course)

Top H 344 FOUNDATIONS OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introductory course examining environmentally-linked disease, and health effects associated with toxic substances, food quality, pesticides, air, water, and noise pollution, and solid/hazardous wastes.

Top H 349 PEER HELPER SKILLS DEVELOPMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Prepares the student for an active role as a peer helper in alcohol and drug abuse prevention and health education. Course work will include: drug, alcohol, addiction and other related health issues, basic listening and communication skills, conflict resolution, crisis recognition and referral. A major component will be affective learning situations designed to promote self-awareness and personal growth.

Top H 364 DRUGS, SOCIETY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR (3) 
Drug use and abuse; theories of addiction; basic principles of drug action regarding the use of sedative and stimulative compounds; alcohol; opiates; hallucinogens; designer drugs; cocaine; and over-the-counter products. Particular emphasis on the role of the individual's value orientation, decision-making, and self-responsibility in treatment and educational approaches to prevention. PREREQS: (PSY 201 [C-] or PSY 202 [C-] )

Top H 364H DRUGS, SOCIETY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR (3) 
Drug use and abuse; theories of addiction; basic principles of drug action regarding the use of sedative and stimulative compounds; alcohol; opiates; hallucinogens; designer drugs; cocaine; and over-the-counter products. Particular emphasis on the role of the individual's value orientation. PREREQS: (PSY 201 [C-] or PSY 202 [C-] ) and Honors College approval required.

Top H 385 SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS AND LAWS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Emphasis on the Occupational Safety and Health Act; study includes the scope and duties under the act, enforcement, and adjudication procedures and OSHA litigation; components of Oregon-OSHA.

Top H 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top H 399H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top H 401 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Instructor's consent required.

Top H 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top H 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Instructor's consent required.

Top H 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Instructor's consent required.

Top H 406 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Instructor's consent required.

Top H 407 SEMINAR (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Seminar to prepare students for their internship in public health. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: HMP (Health Management Promotion) option students are required to take H 436 in preparation and hold junior standing. HPHB (Health Promotion and Health Behavior) option students are required to take H 225 and H 320 and hold junior standing.

Top H 407H SEMINAR (2) 
Seminar to prepare students for their internship in public health. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: HMP (Health Management Promotion) option students are required to take H 436 in preparation and hold junior standing. HPHB (Health Promotion and Health Behavior) option students are required to take H 225 and H 320 and hold junior standing. Honors College approval required.

Top H 408 WORKSHOP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Instructor consent required.

Top H 409 PRACTICUM (1-6)  Offered in current or future terms
Supervised work experience in a public health or health care administration setting. Open to majors in public health. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Senior standing and departmental approval.

Top H 410 INTERNSHIP (1-12)  Offered in current or future terms Has Extra Fees
Directed field experience with participation in a community, worksite, or health agency program. Experience is individually arranged to meet student needs. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 24 credits. PREREQS: H 436 and H 407 (HMP only); H 225 and H 320 and H 476 and H 407 (HPHB only)

Top H 418 PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS AND ISSUES (3) 
Current ethical issues in public health, including gender and ethnicity in employment, pharmaceutical controls, product liability, advertising, and export of high technology. PREREQS: Senior standing.

Top H 421 MENTAL HEALTH (3) 
Examination of social, governmental, legal and individual mental health issues. Brief overview of some major mental disorders. PREREQS: (H 225 [C-] and H 320 [C-] ) and junior standing.

Top H 422 HEALTH, AGING AND CONTROL OF CHRONIC DISEASES (4) 
Epidemiology of the major chronic diseases, risk factors, potential methods of prevention/intervention, ethical issues, and efficacy of current methods of prevention and control. Emphasis on adult populations and public health services, policies, and programs at the local, state, and federal levels designed to promote healthy aging. PREREQS: 9 credits of health course work.

Top H 425 FOUNDATIONS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Measures of disease frequency; measures of effect; association and causation; sources of inaccuracy; experimental and observational study designs. Lec/rec. PREREQS: (H 220 [C-] or ST 201 [C-] ) and junior standing.

Top H 431 HEALTH CARE MARKETING (3) 
Principles, elements and methods of marketing health care services. Role of the consumer, governing body, administration and medical staff as well as impact of professional ethics.

Top H 432 ECONOMIC ISSUES IN HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Application of economic principles to the health care field: the demand for medical care and insurance, health care suppliers, health care markets. PREREQS: ( (ECON 201 [C-] or ECON 201H [C-] ) and H 210 [C-] ) and junior standing.

Top H 434 HEALTH CARE LAW AND REGULATION (3)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Legal aspects of health care delivery; tort law and its applications; professional liability and liability insurance; laws relative to health care institutions, cost controls, antitrust and access. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: H 210 [C] and H 250 [C-] and WR 222 [C-] and admission to HMP program and junior standing.

Top H 436 ADVANCED TOPICS IN HEALTH CARE MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Covers how health services are governed and organized; how health care organizations assess and adapt to change; constraints/opportunities in shaping organizational performance; leadership; strategic decision-making and the use of evidence-based management in health care. PREREQS: (H 210 [C-] and H 250 [C-] ) and junior standing.

Top H 445 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Current and historical topics in the area of occupational health, with particular emphasis on the types of materials that produce human health effects; clinical and epidemiologic data used to assess the public health importance of occupational pollutants and to evaluate control strategies. (Bacc Core Course)

Top H 448 PUBLIC HEALTH TOXICOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to the concepts and principles of toxicology as they apply to environmental and occupational health PREREQS: H 344 [C-] and One year basic college chemistry and biology and two terms organic chemistry.

Top H 449 MASS MEDIA AND HEALTH (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Designed to examine the effects of mass media on population health, from the negative impact of advertising of cigarettes, alcohol and junk food, to the (hopefully) positive impact of public-health campaigns. PREREQS: (H 225 [C-] and H 320 [C-] ) and junior standing.

Top H 457 FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT OF HEALTH CARE ORGANIZATIONS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Utilization of standard financial tools needed to manage the capital resources of health care organizations. Includes funding capital projects, product costing, budgeting methods, capital formation and investment strategies. PREREQS: BA 215 [C-] and H 210 [C-] and H 250 [C-]

Top H 458 REIMBURSEMENT MECHANISMS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduces and analyzes the different types of healthcare reimbursement methodologies used in the U.S. health care system. PREREQS: H 210 [C-] and junior standing.

Top H 461 SEXUALITY: A HEALTH SCIENCE PERSPECTIVE (3) 
Exploration of the meaning of sexuality from a variety of contemporary health science perspectives; aspects of sex and sexuality fundamental to total health; issues central to the health educator role examined. PREREQS: Senior standing.

Top H 465 PUBLIC HEALTH AND WOMEN: SOCIAL AND POLICY ISSUES (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Public health approach to the identification of women's health needs in the United States and in other countries as it relates to the intersection of race, ethnicity, social class, sexual orientation, age, and ability. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: 6 credits in public health.

Top H 467 LONG-TERM CARE ALTERNATIVES (3) 
Overview of the long-term care alternatives. Comparisons of nursing homes with community based facilities; adult day care centers, respite to hospice facilities, social HMOs and other services; cost, quality of life and practicality are addressed.

Top H 468 FINANCING AND ADMINISTRATION OF LONG-TERM CARE (3) 
Examines the financing and administration of long term care. Emphasis is on a system-wide overview and specific application to nursing facility management. PREREQS: Admission to HMP program.

Top H 474 PUBLIC HEALTH AND VIOLENCE IN SOCIETY (3) 
Examination of violence as a major public health issue. Historical, social, environmental, economic, behavioral and psychological aspects of assaultive violence, spousal abuse, rape and sexual assault, child abuse, child sexual abuse, suicide, the effects of the media on violence, drug abuse and violence, and related public health problems in contemporary American society. Emphasis on health and the efficacy of current efforts aimed at ameliorating these problems and potential for alternative public health models for prevention and intervention.

Top H 476 PLANNING AND EVALUATING HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
A systematic approach to planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs in a variety of health related settings. Students will be writing a series of drafts to effectively develop a health promotion program plan. (Writing Intensive Course) PREREQS: (H 225 [C-] and H 320 [C-] ) and at least junior standing.

Top H 477 DIETARY INTERVENTIONS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH (3) 
A public health perspective on the practice of population-based dietary intervention. Examination of relevant theories, research, and practice that pertain to health promoters/educators. PREREQS: NUTR 225 [C-]

Top H 480 UNDERGRADUATE EOH SEMINAR (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Explores current topics in environmental health and safety. EOH faculty will discuss their current research interests; EOH graduate student speakers will share their environmental health and safety internship experiences. Documentaries will be viewed to introduce topics of discussion. Features will be discussions relating directly to ongoing, current environmental/occupational health crises, both in the United States and around the world. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 2 credits. PREREQS: Junior or senior standing.

Top H 489 EMERGENCY AND DISASTER MANAGEMENT (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Study of preparedness, response, recovery and business resumption strategies, activities and applications needed to effectively deal with emergency and disaster incidents.

Top H 491 SELECTED TOPICS (1-3) 
Recent changes and advances in public health and health care administration and their application to special fields of study. Topics vary from term to term and year to year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Senior standing.

Top H 491H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-3) 
Recent changes and advances in public health and health care administration and their application to special fields of study. Topics vary from term to term and year to year. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Senior standing and Honors College approval required.

Top H 494 APPLIED ERGONOMICS (3) 
Principles of occupational ergonomics for managing optimal worker performance and well-being.

Top H 495 DESIGN FOR ENVIRONMENT, SAFETY, AND HEALTH (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Systematic consideration of environmental, safety, and health concerns at the earliest possible stage in the lifecycle design engineering of products, technologies, and manufacturing processes. PREREQS: Junior or senior standing.



 
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