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College Of Health Professions News, Georgia Southern University Jan 2022

College Of Health Professions News, Georgia Southern University

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  • Georgia Southern establishes Center for Rehabilitation and Independent Living


Health And Kinesiology News, Georgia Southern University Nov 2021

Health And Kinesiology News, Georgia Southern University

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  • Sport management students participate in Case Study Bowl in Las Vegas


Health And Kinesiology News, Georgia Southern University Oct 2021

Health And Kinesiology News, Georgia Southern University

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  • Mind, Body and Fitness Program


Rehabilitation Sciences News, Georgia Southern University Oct 2021

Rehabilitation Sciences News, Georgia Southern University

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  • RiteCare Center Awarded 2021 SPEAK OUT! & LOUD Crowd Grant


Hspm 7133 - Public Health Policy And Ethics, Bill Mase Oct 2021

Hspm 7133 - Public Health Policy And Ethics, Bill Mase

Public Health Syllabi

The course prepares learners to understand complex health and human service-related systems in order to inform effective practice-based ethical decision-making. The primary focus of the course relates to public health policy and practice. Major content areas include health policy institutions, the health policy process, ethical political considerations, social determinants of health, workforce, health care financing, medical technology, health care organizations, the public health system, primary care systems, and other health-related issues impacting the health of the public. Strategies of implementing change through policy making and the legislative process are covered.


Pubh 3232: Foundations Of Health Education And Promotion Practice, Jackie Mesenbrink Oct 2021

Pubh 3232: Foundations Of Health Education And Promotion Practice, Jackie Mesenbrink

Public Health Syllabi

This course examines current issues and topics related to the practice of health promotion and education including philosophical foundations of health promotion and education, ethical issues in health education and promotion, the Certified Health Education Specialist Competencies, organizations and associations in public health education and employment potential.


Pubh 3131 – Chronic Disease: A Modern Epidemic, Yelena Tarasenko Oct 2021

Pubh 3131 – Chronic Disease: A Modern Epidemic, Yelena Tarasenko

Public Health Syllabi

Chronic conditions (e.g. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, obesity) are currently responsible for 60% of the global burden of disease and the World Health Organization predicts this to rise to 80% by the year 2020. This is one of the greatest challenges facing health care systems throughout the world and it places long-term health and economic demands on health care systems as the population ages. This course will provide students with the opportunity to study specific issues related to chronic disease epidemiology and management and their links to practice.


Bios 9136 - General And Generalized Linear Models, Jingjing Yin Oct 2021

Bios 9136 - General And Generalized Linear Models, Jingjing Yin

Public Health Syllabi

This course provides students with the theories of the classical linear model and the general linear model for continuous outcome and linear relations, then the Generalized Linear Model for nonlinear relations and discrete outcomes. The first half of the course includes theories of the linear regression model with the matrix algebra and multivariate normal distribution, then to the analysis of quadratic forms and the study of the General Linear Model. The second half of the course begins with an introduction of the components of a Generalized Linear Model and methods of fitting these models. It also covers the most widely ...


Pubh 9235 - Communication And Advocacy, Tilicia Mayo-Gamble Oct 2021

Pubh 9235 - Communication And Advocacy, Tilicia Mayo-Gamble

Public Health Syllabi

This course will provide students with the ability to evaluate the history and current applications of health communication theory and strategies to public health practice and research. Emphasis is placed on use of health communication theory and strategies designed to create change across the ecological spectrum, from individual to policy levels. Students will gain the skills to structure, develop, implement and evaluate social marketing, media advocacy, risk communication and advocacy efforts for policy change. In addition, ability to lead systematic qualitative and mixed method data collection processes involving interviewing skills, participant observation and focus group development will be developed. Emphasis ...


Envh 7233 – Environmental Exposure And Impact Assessment, Atin Adhikari Oct 2021

Envh 7233 – Environmental Exposure And Impact Assessment, Atin Adhikari

Public Health Syllabi

Introduces students to appropriate design, implementation, and analysis of primary environmental exposures and how they are influenced by public health ethics, equity and disparities. Specific topics covered include designing risk profiles; evaluating dose-response relationships; assessing the contribution of public health ethics, equity and disparities to environmental exposures; and analyzing field exposures of toxins.


Envh 7234 – Environmental Toxicology, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu Oct 2021

Envh 7234 – Environmental Toxicology, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Public Health Syllabi

This course introduces students to concepts associated with the lethal and sub-lethal effects of environmental and occupational stressors on humans and other living organisms.


Bios 9131 – Advanced Statistical Theory For Biostatistics I, Hani Samawi Oct 2021

Bios 9131 – Advanced Statistical Theory For Biostatistics I, Hani Samawi

Public Health Syllabi

This course provides an advanced study of theoretical statistics. Topics include: an introduction probability and sample space, conditional probability and Bayes Theorem, probability distribution of a random variable, discrete and continuous random variables, functions of random variables, moments and moment generating functions, order statistics and their distributions, discrete distributions, continuous distributions, bivariate and multivariate normal distribution, modes of convergence, limiting moment generating functions, and the central limit theorems. 3 hours


Pubh 4798: Internship In Health Education And Promotion, Jamie S. Cromley Oct 2021

Pubh 4798: Internship In Health Education And Promotion, Jamie S. Cromley

Public Health Syllabi

This course provides the senior level Public Health majors with a practical experience in an appropriate practice setting. Students must complete all course work in the Public Health major prior to enrolling in this course.


Pubh 4231 - Health Aspects Of Aging, Jamie S. Cromley Oct 2021

Pubh 4231 - Health Aspects Of Aging, Jamie S. Cromley

Public Health Syllabi

This course is intended to familiarize students with promotion of health in an aging population, the notion that aging is a natural part of the lifecycle, community, state and federal health programs and services for the aged. Students will become acquainted with the process of and problems associated with aging in order to effectively manage this important public health issue. Specific health concerns of the elderly including the increase in life expectancy, current life extending research and technology and successful aging will also be examined. Knowledge and understanding of biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of aging as related to health ...


Pubh 3432: Introduction To Global Health Policy, Bill Mase Oct 2021

Pubh 3432: Introduction To Global Health Policy, Bill Mase

Public Health Syllabi

This course introduces the range of cultural and policy approaches different countries take to health, healthcare access, and related population-level health interventions. As part of this course, students will compare different healthcare systems from selected countries.


Pubh 4331 – Occupational Health In Public Health Practice, Atin Adhikari Oct 2021

Pubh 4331 – Occupational Health In Public Health Practice, Atin Adhikari

Public Health Syllabi

This course provides an overview of the key issues and practices related to workplace hazards in public health practice. Students will be introduced key concepts of environmental epidemiology, toxicology, preparedness, disease management, prevention, and health promotion in occupational settings that both workers and the public are impacted. The course covers primary methods of pollutant exposure assessment, a basic understanding of environmental toxicology, health effects of chemical, biological, and physical agents in a variety of facilities from agricultural, to service industry, private sector to healthcare settings. Students will also be introduced to safety regulations in these settings.


Pubh 3430: Sexuality Education, Helen Bland Oct 2021

Pubh 3430: Sexuality Education, Helen Bland

Public Health Syllabi

“Explores contemporary issues in human sexuality and prepares future health professionals to conduct sexuality education with diverse populations in a variety of settings (i.e., school, community, or worksite). Content is intended to help students increase their knowledge of sexuality, improve their ability to educate about and promote sexual health and develop skills to increase their comfort level in discussing human sexuality” (2021-2022) Georgia Southern University Undergraduate and Graduate Online Course Catalog). This is NOT a personal Human Sexuality course in the traditional sense. PSYC 3237: The Psychology of Human Sexuality would be a better fit, if that type of ...


Pubh 4890 - Directed Individual Study, Joanne Chopak-Foss Oct 2021

Pubh 4890 - Directed Individual Study, Joanne Chopak-Foss

Public Health Syllabi

This course is intended to enhance your knowledge of a contemporary public health issue while developing your skills as a researcher. An essential part of scientific research is learning to conduct a detailed literature review. Without this fundamental skill, you are likely to waste a great deal of time exploring questions that have already been answered or fail to get the best results due to outdated theories and methods.


Pubh 4133: Health Promotion Program Planning Ii, Kristina Harbaugh Oct 2021

Pubh 4133: Health Promotion Program Planning Ii, Kristina Harbaugh

Public Health Syllabi

Introduces students to additional theory and application of community-based program planning and evaluation. The second of a two-course sequence, the focus will be on program implementation, evaluation, and reporting of the health promotion plan developed during the prior semester. Students will gain first-hand experience in conducting an evaluation of a community health education program.


Pubh 7090 03f: Quality Improvement In Healthcare & Pubilc Health, Linda Kimsey Oct 2021

Pubh 7090 03f: Quality Improvement In Healthcare & Pubilc Health, Linda Kimsey

Public Health Syllabi

This course is an overview of the application of quality improvement (QI) in healthcare and public health settings. In both healthcare and public health, creating and maintaining a culture of continuous improvement is an essential component of an organization’s performance and is vital to achieving the Institute of Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim principles. After covering the history and theory of QI, this course introduces Lean, Six Sigma, and PDSA frameworks as well as the tools and techniques associated with the components of each. Practical application of tools will be emphasized using an A3 problem solving template with a ...


Bios 6331: Regression Analysis In Biostatistics, Jingjing Yin Oct 2021

Bios 6331: Regression Analysis In Biostatistics, Jingjing Yin

Public Health Syllabi

This course introduces the methods for analyzing biomedical and health related data using linear regression models. The course will introduce the student to some basic theories in linear models but would mainly focus on applied linear model fitting, regression parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. The course will involve model selection, diagnosis and remedial techniques to correct for assumption violations. The students will learn how to apply SAS procedures PROC REG, PROC CORR, and PROC GLM and interpret the results of analysis. Emphasis will also be placed on the development of critical thinking skills.


Bios/Pubh 6541: Biostatistics, Jian Zhang Oct 2021

Bios/Pubh 6541: Biostatistics, Jian Zhang

Public Health Syllabi

No abstract provided.


Pubh 3330: Modifying Health Behaviors, Kristina Harbaugh Oct 2021

Pubh 3330: Modifying Health Behaviors, Kristina Harbaugh

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 effects on human health.


Pubh 3136 – Principles Of Environmental Health, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu Oct 2021

Pubh 3136 – Principles Of Environmental Health, Evans Afriyie-Gyawu

Public Health Syllabi

This course examines health issues, scientific understanding of causes, and possible future approaches to control the major environmental health problems in industrialized and developing countries. Topics include how the body reacts to environmental pollutants; physical, chemical, and biological agents of environmental contamination; vectors for dissemination (air, water, soil); solid and hazardous waste; susceptible populations; biomarkers and risk analysis; the scientific basis for policy decisions; and emerging global environmental health problems.


Pubh 2131 - Introduction To Community And Public Health, James Thomas Oct 2021

Pubh 2131 - Introduction To Community And Public Health, James Thomas

Public Health Syllabi

Introduces the student to the core functions of public health with an emphasis on community health programs and current trends of population health. Exposes the student to the role of community health practice in maximizing the health status of all populations. Course will include an overview of the organizational structure of federal, state, and local health-related agencies and examine the interrelationship of political, social, cultural and economic dimensions of community based population health activities.


Phld 9334: Financial Management Of Public Health Orgs & Programs, Linda Kimsey Oct 2021

Phld 9334: Financial Management Of Public Health Orgs & Programs, Linda Kimsey

Public Health Syllabi

This course examines the structure and functioning of the finance components of the Public Health System using Federal Basis Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (FGAAP). It will provide DrPH students with the theory, concepts, and tools necessary to make better decisions regarding the acquisition and deployment of resources, and promote the financial well-being of public health organizations. The course will discuss the following topics: financial goals; time value analysis; financial risk and return; debt and equity financing; capital decisions; cost of capital; capital investment decisions; business valuation; and leasing decisions. Students will apply the material learned in real world (case) settings ...


Phld 9231 – Health Informatics & Decision Making, Gulzar H. Shah Oct 2021

Phld 9231 – Health Informatics & Decision Making, Gulzar H. Shah

Public Health Syllabi

This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of managing information as an asset in public health and healthcare delivery contexts. Emphasis will be placed on converting data into information and converting information into decision support models.


Cohe 7232 A – Health Promotion Planning And Evaluation, Andrew Hansen Oct 2021

Cohe 7232 A – Health Promotion Planning And Evaluation, Andrew Hansen

Public Health Syllabi

Introduces the student to the theory and application of planning and evaluation principles. Planning and evaluation skills will be developed that can be utilized in a variety of health-related settings. Familiarizes students with theories and models from the social and behavioral sciences and health education used in behavior change interventions. Emphasizes the planning and implementing of community health interventions at multiple ecological levels.


Epid 7134 – Research Methods Ii, Logan Cowan Oct 2021

Epid 7134 – Research Methods Ii, Logan Cowan

Public Health Syllabi

This course provides instruction and hands-on experience in the analysis and interpretation of data from epidemiologic studies. Topics to be covered include epidemiology research questions that can be addressed by cross-sectional, case-control and cohort studies; the rationale underlying the major techniques used to analyze data from these studies; the conditions under which these methods are appropriate and their relative advantages and disadvantages. Attention will be given to how interactions, confounders and nonlinear relationships among variables can be addressed along with interpretation of statistical software output from epidemiologic studies employing these designs and analytical methods.


Epid 8130 – Field Methods In Epidemiology, Kelly L. Sullivan Oct 2021

Epid 8130 – Field Methods In Epidemiology, Kelly L. Sullivan

Public Health Syllabi

This course addresses practical aspects of management and implementation of research studies and will focus on the conduct of research consistent with the scientific method. Topics include planning study activities, questionnaire design and implementation, and operations research.