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Immigrant & Refugee Family Wellness Through Yoga & Zumba, Elizabeth Crawford, Faith Swenson, Angela Serrani, Kathleen Cassidy, Brittany Roy 2015 University of New England

Immigrant & Refugee Family Wellness Through Yoga & Zumba, Elizabeth Crawford, Faith Swenson, Angela Serrani, Kathleen Cassidy, Brittany Roy

Immigrant and Refugee Family Wellness Engagement Through Yoga and Zumba

Research poster stemming from CEIPE mini-grant funded student project Immigrant And Refugee Family Wellness Engagement Through Yoga And Zumba. Students from multiple health professions collaborated to provide Yoga and Zumba classes at the Riverton Community Center. The project aimed to increase the participants’ ability to utilize stress reducing activities through a blend of student created heath education materials and yoga and zumba classes for refugee women and children.


Teen Perceptions Of Sexual Health Education In Marin County, Chaunte L. McMichael Ms. 2015 Dominican University of California

Teen Perceptions Of Sexual Health Education In Marin County, Chaunte L. Mcmichael Ms.

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Sexual health education in the United States has generally been taught utilizing two approaches, Abstinence-only or Comprehensive sex education. Abstinence- only until marriage programs teach abstinence as the preferred option in expressing sexuality and reducing risk of negative outcomes. This type of education usually censors out information regarding contraception and other barriers for protecting against sexually transmitted diseases (advocatesforyouth.org). Comprehensive-sex education also teaches that abstinence is the best method in preventing unintended pregnancies but it additionally explores preventative methods for people who choose to engage in sexual behavior. Although larger studies have been conducted in comprehensive or abstinence education ...


Childhood Obesity, Jennifer E. Mac-Romero 2015 Dominican University of California

Childhood Obesity, Jennifer E. Mac-Romero

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Childhood obesity is an epidemic in the United States. In 2012, more than one-third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). Studies have suggested that obesity is greater in the low-income population than in higher income individuals (Wang, 2006). The literature review has provided evidence that suggest, Hispanic mothers contribute to the rising rates of childhood obesity due to parenting and Hispanic traditions. Although there are interventions created and being created to reduce the high rates of childhood obesity, there are still gaps in interventions that are culturally tailored for Hispanic mothers ...


Model Of Cost-Effectiveness Of Mri For Women Of Average Lifetime Risk Of Breast Cancer, Mckenna L. Kimball 2015 Dominican University of California

Model Of Cost-Effectiveness Of Mri For Women Of Average Lifetime Risk Of Breast Cancer, Mckenna L. Kimball

Scholarly and Creative Works Conference

Background: Mammography is the current standard for breast cancer detection however magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a more sensitive method of breast imaging. Despite MRI’s increased sensitivity, MRI has more false positives and higher costs. The purpose of this study was to determine if MRI or MRI in conjunction with mammography was a cost-effective solution for breast cancer detection in women with average lifetime risk of breast cancer.

Methods: A mathematical model was used to compare annual mammography, annual MRI, and mammography and MRI on alternate years. The model included the natural history of breast cancer, screening by mammography ...


Envh 7231 - Air Quality, Simone M. Charles 2015 Georgia Southern University

Envh 7231 - Air Quality, Simone M. Charles

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Introduces students to chemical, physical, and biological principles of air quality, as well as potential sources of contamination and the resulting effects. The course will also introduce environmental policies pertinent to air issues along with current remediation strategies to ameliorate pollution.


Pubh 3330 - Modifying Health Behaviors, Ashley Walker 2015 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 3330 - Modifying Health Behaviors, Ashley Walker

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is intended to introduce students to the learning and behavioral science theories that provide a framework for the practice of health education and promotion. Application of the theories to planning and implementing health promotion and education programs for individuals, groups, families, and communities will be emphasized. This course also introduces the students to various approaches to describing, explaining, and predicting health behaviors that have or are perceived to have significant effect on human health.


Hspm 7236 D - Health Informatics, Jeff Jones 2015 Georgia Southern University

Hspm 7236 D - Health Informatics, Jeff Jones

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course presents the knowledge, infrastructure, functions, and tools of health informatics. It explores technology, planning and management and applications in public health and health care. The emphasis is on conceptual frameworks as well as a deeper level of engagement on system applications. It focuses on the application of health technology, with a particular emphasis on the private/public sector of health management. It is designed to familiarize students with core concepts and issues confronting managers in the health sector associated with planning, implementation and evaluation of information systems. The course provides an overview of the theory, processes and applications ...


Pubh 5520/5520g - Introduction To Public Health, Katie Mercer 2015 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 5520/5520g - Introduction To Public Health, Katie Mercer

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to give students a foundation in the core functions of the population-based public health (assessment, policy development and assurance). In addition, this course will examine the 10 essential services of public health within these core functions. Defining effective public health practice and providing knowledge about the technical, social, and political parameters related to public health research and practice are goals for this class. Students will gain an understanding of public health as a broad area of work that applies the benefits of current biomedical, environmental, social, and behavioral knowledge in ways that maximize the health status ...


Pubh 6535 - Theoretical Perspectives Of The Social And Behavioral Sciences In Public Health (Online), Raymona H. Lawrence 2015 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 6535 - Theoretical Perspectives Of The Social And Behavioral Sciences In Public Health (Online), Raymona H. Lawrence

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to familiarize students with the history and current applications of social and behavioral sciences as they are applied to public health practice and research. It explores social and behavioral science models, theories, and approaches that inform public health, and its philosophical roots. The course also examines social and behavioral determinants of health equity across the ecological spectrum. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills to help students synthesize and utilize information in research and practice. An important contribution of this course is the emphasis on recognizing the contributions of social and behavioral science research and practice ...


Pubh 3136 A - Principles Of Environmental Health, Tempest Hill 2015 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 3136 A - Principles Of Environmental Health, Tempest Hill

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to and overview of the key areas of environmental health. Using the perspectives of the population and community, the course will cover factors associated with the development of environmental health problems. Students will gain an understanding of the interaction of individuals and communities with the environment, the potential impact on health of environmental agents, and specific applications of concepts of environmental health. The course will consist of a series of lectures and activities which will cover principles derived from core environmental health disciplines. The sequence of major topics begins with ...


Cohe 7238 A - Communication For Change, John S. Luque 2015 Georgia Southern University

Cohe 7238 A - Communication For Change, John S. Luque

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to familiarize students with the history and current applications of health communication theory and strategies to public health practice and research. This course examines how to structure, develop and evaluate social marketing, media advocacy, risk communication and advocacy skills for change. In addition, systematic qualitative data collection processes such as interviewing skills, participant observation and focus groups will be developed. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills to help students analyze and utilize these skills in research and practice.


Hspm 6030 - Healthcare Economics And Policy, James H. Stephens 2015 Georgia Southern University

Hspm 6030 - Healthcare Economics And Policy, James H. Stephens

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course examines the dynamic nature of health economics and policy in addition to understanding the political process in the healthcare and public health context. This course uses foundational economic concepts to develop health economic applications and processes. The course will review important studies in medical research, epidemiology, public health and other fields as they relate to the economics of health care. An overview of the process of policy making with excerpts from congressional testimony, proposed rules, executive orders, etc., will be covered.


Cohe 7233 - Ecologically Focused Program Evaluation, Moya L. Alfonsa 2015 Georgia Southern University

Cohe 7233 - Ecologically Focused Program Evaluation, Moya L. Alfonsa

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course provides an overview of the principles of program evaluation. It explores the methods associated with systematic evaluation of public health education programs. Students will learn the skills needed to plan, conduct, and critique evaluation research. The content of the course includes: program logic models, formative, process, impact, outcome, and summative evaluation; theory driven evaluation; a review of validity issues as they relate to evaluation; sampling in a complex context; operationalizing variables; assessment of measurement instruments; and analysis of quantitative evaluation designs. In addition, issues that impact evaluation across the ecological model, specifically the importance of context and equity ...


Bios 9433 - Analysis With Missing & Miss-Specified Data, Robert Vogel 2015 Georgia Southern University

Bios 9433 - Analysis With Missing & Miss-Specified Data, Robert Vogel

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course is designed to provide the student with the basics of methods for analyzing data with missing data and misspecified data. This course will cover the following topics: missing data in experiments, complete case analysis, weighted complete case analysis, available case analysis, single imputation methods such as mean, regression, last value varied forward, hot deck imputation, cold deck imputation, Bayes Imputation, Multiple imputation, and non-ignorable missing data models. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of “B” in BIOS 9131. Co-requisite: BIOS 9231.


Pubh 6534 - Health Policy And Management, Katie Mercer 2015 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 6534 - Health Policy And Management, Katie Mercer

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

The course provides a comprehensive introduction and overview to public health management and administration. The course context is based on managerial decision making and the practical knowledge, tools, processes and strategies required by organizational management. This course overviews the basics of administration, including public health law, human resources management, budgeting and financing, health information management, performance measurement and improvement, ethics, leadership, communication, media relations, and legislative relations in public health; introduced as processes are strategic planning, program development and evaluation, budget preparation, and constituency building for collaboration. Emerging areas of public health policy and management are also discussed as contexts ...


Pubh 7090 A - Selected Topics In Public Health: Advanced Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Isaac Chun Hai Fung 2015 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 7090 A - Selected Topics In Public Health: Advanced Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Isaac Chun Hai Fung

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course covers the use of mathematical and computational approaches to study infectious diseases. We will discuss models that address both the dynamics of infectious disease spread through populations and the dynamics of pathogens inside an infected individual. Students will learn how to build and analyze models for a variety of human and animal diseases. We will look at the impact of interventions on disease outcomes. Students will learn how to interpret results of modeling studies to make informed public health policy decisions.


Pubh 7991 A - Capstone Research Course, Katie M. Mercer 2015 Georgia Southern University

Pubh 7991 A - Capstone Research Course, Katie M. Mercer

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Requires the completion of an independent research project in the preferred field requiring the defense of the design, methods, analysis, and interpretation of the data.


Bios 7231 – Clinical Trial Methodology, Karl E. Peace 2015 Georgia Southern University

Bios 7231 – Clinical Trial Methodology, Karl E. Peace

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

Students are introduced to regulatory, scientific, statistical and practical aspects of methods inherent in design, monitoring and analysis of clinical trials. Clinical trials in many areas of drug development are presented, discussed and critiqued.


Epid 7133 - Epidemiologic Research Methods I, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung 2015 Georgia Southern University

Epid 7133 - Epidemiologic Research Methods I, Isaac Chun-Hai Fung

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course will focus on epidemiologic methods - primarily methods used in observational studies, cohort studies, case-control studies and randomized controlled trials. With respect to cohort studies, topics covered include cohort identification, ascertainment of exposure status, follow-up of cohort members, measuring outcomes, sources of bias and interpretational issues. Case-control topics include issues around defining cases and controls, control of confounding, and sources of bias/systematic error. Topics around randomized trials include randomization procedures, defining and assembling treatment/intervention arms, selecting study subjects and approaches to data collection. Other topics covered in this course include surveillance and ecologic studies. Pros and cons ...


Bios 7131 – Survival Analysis, Lili Yu 2015 Georgia Southern University

Bios 7131 – Survival Analysis, Lili Yu

Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health Syllabi

This course introduces statistical methods for analyzing data collected on the time to an event, referred to as survival data, in medical research and other health-related fields. Emphasis will be placed on the application of the methodology and computational aspects rather than theory. The students will learn how to apply SAS procedures to data and interpret the results.


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