Public Health Leadership Program courses offered

Seminar2The 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.


Check out our Gillings Program Search (GPS) for prospective students. The GPS provides a search option for our School’s degree and non-degree programs, as well as the ability to drill down to an overview of each program’s quick facts and related information about how to apply. See our tuition and fees page for related information.


Official course descriptions taken from the UNC Graduate Record are below.

Additional courses may be added on a semester basis at discretion of the department. See UNC Registrar’s site for courses by semester.

Some titles link to the syllabus for that course. Please note that some syllabi are for past semesters, so dates will not apply to future semesters.


Course catalog

A list of all courses taught by public health leadership faculty.

PUBH COURSES

PUBH 420 AIDS: Principles and Policy
Semesters Offered: Spring | 1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh420_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
This course is global.

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.

PUBH 496 Reading In Public Health Practice
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer | 3 Credit Hours

Intensive study of a special problem in public health practice.

PUBH 500 Global Health Discussion Series
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring | 0.5 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/10/pubh500-syllabus-2014-fall.pdf
This course is global.

Provides opportunities for students to get to know each other through an exchange and discussion. Students exchange points of view with globally experienced faculty at UNC-Chapel Hill.

PUBH 510 Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh510_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf
This course is global.

Explores 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.

PUBH 600 Health Care in the United States
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh600_syllabus_2014_summer.pdf

An introduction to the fundamental organization, behavior, financing, and challenges of the health system of the United States. The course treats the entire edifice of American health care as “the American health system,” and intends to examine it in toto, including by comparing it to other national health systems, and in part, by examining critical components of the system.

PUBH 610 Introductory Spanish for Health Professionals
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh610_syllabus_2013_spring.pdf

This course is designed to provide undergraduate and graduate health professional and social work students with introductory-level Spanish skills the opportunity to develop their own skills.

PUBH 613I Intermediate Spanish for Health Care I
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh613_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

Required preparation, college-level Spanish 2 and a minimum score on a self-assessment test available on the Web. Permission of the instructor. This primarily e-learning course provides public health students with the opportunity to improve their oral communication skills in Spanish at the intermediate level via DVD, Web, and workbook.

PUBH 615I Advanced Spanish for Health Care
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh615_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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.

PUBH 670 Introduction to Clinical Research Part 1
Semesters Offered: Fall
Taught rarely.
| 3 Credit Hours

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.

PUBH 671 Introduction to Clinical Research Part 2
Semesters Offered: Spring
Taught rarely.
| 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2013/07/6401.doc

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.

PUBH 680 Public Health Practice
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh680_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

A comprehensive introduction to public health concepts and practice through an examination of the philosophy, purpose, history, organization, functions, tools, activities, and results of public health practice at the national, state, and community levels. Online course.

PUBH 690 Special Studies
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring | 1‑3 Credit Hours
This course is global.

Permission of the instructor. 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.

PUBH 701 Cost Effectiveness in Health and Medicine
Semesters Offered: Spring | 2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh701_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

This course will offer an overview of cost-effectiveness analyses (CEA) in health and medicine. We will focus on understanding the purpose and basic methods used in CEA; this includes an overview of basic health economics as it relates to medicine and public health. Towards the end of the course, we focus on the role of CEA in healthcare and policy decision-making.

PUBH 702 Systematic Review
Semesters Offered: Spring | 1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh702_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

The course is meant to give the student a stronger background in assessing and conducting systematic reviews. The course focuses on reading, discussing, and critiquing systematic reviews on various topics and developing and working on individual systematic reviews over the semester. The course will be taught primarily in a “journal club”, group discussion format.

PUBH 703 Quality Improvement in Health Care and Public Health
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh703_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

This course examines the importance of quality improvement (QI) to population health programs. The course combines theory and practical applications. Students will explore foundational concepts in QI and see it applied in healthcare settings.

PUBH 704 Foundations of Global Public Health
Semesters Offered: Spring | 2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh704_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
This course is global.

Students will gain a broader understanding of population based global health issues and social determinants of health, learn to critically examine various global health topics and plan/participate in a clinical or community health oriented experience (minimum of 2 weeks) outside of the US.

PUBH 705 One Health: Philosophy to Practical Application of Human, Animal and Environmental Health
Semesters Offered: Spring | 1‑3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh705_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf
This course is global.

Graduate/professional seminar (with team project), cross-listed at Duke University School of Medicine and North Carolina State University. The purpose is to facilitate understanding of one 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 credit hour course held weekly on Tuesdays (5:30 – 7:30pm) at NC Biotechnology Center, RTP. Students can also sign up for 1 or 3 credits: in addition to regular course work, 3-credit students will be required to attend a twice monthly Wednesday morning, one hour (8:45am – 9:45am) discussion session on UNC campus; students who enroll for 1 credit will be required to attend all Tuesday night discussions with an adjusted course work load.

PUBH 711 Critical Issues in Global Public Health
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh711_-syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

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.

PUBH 712 Global Health Ethics
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh712_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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.

PUBH 713 Global Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh713_syllabus_2013_fall.pdf

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.

PUBH 714 Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs
Semesters Offered: Summer | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh714_syllabus_2013_summer.pdf

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.

PUBH 715 Communication for Health-Related Decision Making
Semesters Offered: Spring | 2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/HB_sy_hbeh715_spring2014.pdf

Theories and principles of communication tailored to health providers’ needs to communicate health risks, benefits, and outcomes to patients and families.

PUBH 730 Quality Improvement and Leadership
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/12/pubh730_syllabus_2015-spring.pdf

This course presents an overview of quality improvement (QI) and its important relationship to leadership. It focuses on practical skills with sufficient theory to understand the origins of the philosophy and processes that are encompassed by QI. The course has been designed for working practitioners who current have management or leadership responsibilities within their organizations or plan to have such responsibilities in the future. Online course.

PUBH 731 Public Health and Social Marketing
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh731_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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.

PUBH 735 Policy Development
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/pubh735_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

Permission of the instructor is required for non-SPH students. Focus is on institutional policy development, regulation and enforcement, and field observation.

PUBH 741 Quantitative Methods for Health Care Professionals I
Semesters Offered: Fall | 4 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh741_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

Permission of the instructor. Course is designed to meet the needs of health care professionals to appraise the design and analysis of medical and health care studies and who intend to pursue academic research careers. Covers basics of statistical inference, analysis of variance, multiple regression, categorical data analysis.

PUBH 742 Quantitative Methods for Health Care Professionals II
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh742_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/pubh745_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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.

PUBH 746 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh746_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

SPH majors or permission of the instructor. Fundamentals of public health program planning and monitoring, with emphasis on applications in community settings and proposal development for program funding. Online course.

PUBH 747 Project Management Principles and Practices
Semesters Offered: Fall, Summer | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh747_-syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

Graduate students only. Provides an overview of knowledge and skills required for effective project/team leadership and management. Includes modules on leadership, management techniques, application of continuous quality improvement, and organizational designs that complement team-based organizations. Online course.

PUBH 748 Policy Development
Semesters Offered: Fall | 2‑3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh748_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

SPH students or permission of the instructor. 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 a community setting. Online course.

PUBH 749 Master's Seminar
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring | 1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh749_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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.

PUBH 750 Strategies of Prevention for Clinicians
Semesters Offered: Fall | 4 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh750_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

Designed for those interested in the clinical arena. 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. Limited to 30 students.

PUBH 751 Critical Appraisal of Medical Literature I
Semesters Offered: Fall | 2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh751_syllabus_2013_fall.pdf

Emphasizes the process of critical appraisal of existing medical research literature, with examples from a variety of subject areas.

PUBH 752 Seminar In Critical Appraisal of Health Literature
Semesters Offered: Spring | 1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh752_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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.

PUBH 754 Research Methods for Public Health Practice
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh754_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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

PUBH 756 Addressing Health Inequalities in the US
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: https://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/MHCH-756-Syllabus-Spring-2014.pdf

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.

PUBH 760 Clinical Measurement/Evaluation
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh760_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

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. Online course.

PUBH 763 Policy Issues in Health Outcomesand Quality of Care
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/phnu763_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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.

PUBH 767 Team Leadership in Research Navigation
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh767_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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.

PUBH 784 Project Management Strategy and Application
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/10/pubh784_syllabus_2015_spring.pdf

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.

PUBH 785 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Occupational Health
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/phnu785_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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.

PUBH 786 Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/phnu786_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

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

PUBH 790 Leadership Assessment
Semesters Offered: Spring | 2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh790_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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.

PUBH 791 Core Principles of Public Health
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh791_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

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.

PUBH 804 Issues in Public Health Leadership
Semesters Offered: Summer | 1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh804_syllabus_2013_summer.pdf

Course will provide a case-based approach to the approaches different public health leaders have used to deal with a variety of public health issues. The course will focus on identifying the public health competencies used in real-world situations and how students can apply those competencies to their own work in public health.

PUBH 805 Service Trip
Semesters Offered: Spring | 1 Credit Hour

Spring Break Interdisciplinary Service-Learning trip to rural Tyrrell County, North Carolina to learn about social determinants of health, promote health and reduce risks. Planned Community Health Improvement activities, developed with community partners, include working with local residents on fall prevention, performing health promotion activities, and assisting with environmental improvement efforts along the coast of NC.

PUBH 806 Data Skills
Semesters Offered: Spring | 1 Credit Hour | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh450_syllabus_2013_spring.pdf

This course focuses on training public health professions to apply basic analytic and technical skills to their day-to-day job responsibilities. Examples of these responsibilities are quantitative data collection and analysis, working with population-based data, and monitoring progress on specific program activities. We encourage students to apply data skills to their own current public health careers and interests.

PUBH 886 Field Practicum in Public Health
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring | 3‑6 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/pubh886_syllabus_2014.pdf

The practicum or field experience is intended to provide the student an opportunity to integrate course work in a new or different type of health-related setting. This experience will be completed after most regular course work. The practicum cannot be only an observational experience.

PUBH 992 Master's Paper
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/06/pubh992_syllabus_2014.pdf

Permission of the instructor. A major paper on a problem relevant to public health practice. This study may extend over more than one semester. Credit is assigned accordingly.

PHNU COURSES

PHNU 423 Industrial Toxicology
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/07/phnu423_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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.

PHNU 745 Community Interaction and Assessment
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/pubh745_syllabus_2013_spring.pdf

Course focuses on development of knowledge and skills for interaction and assessment of population, advocacy, collaboration, partnerships, coalition building, and constituency development. Online course.

PHNU 746 Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Semesters Offered: Fall, Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh746_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

SPH majors or permission of the instructor. Fundamentals of public health program planning and monitoring, with emphasis on applications in community settings and proposal development for program funding. Online course.

PHNU 748 Policy Development
Semesters Offered: Fall | 2‑3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/pubh748_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

SPH students or permission of the instructor. 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 a community setting. Online course.

PHNU 781 Occupational Health Nursing I: Occupational Health Assessment
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/phnu781_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

Permission of the instructor. 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.

PHNU 782 Occupational Health Nursing II: Occupational Health Programming
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/phnu782_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

Prerequisite, PHNU 781. Permission of the instructor. 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.

PHNU 783 Occupational Health Nursing: Field Practicum I
Semesters Offered: Summer | 2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://www.unc.edu/~charack/courses.html

Prerequisite or co requisite, PHNU 781. Permission of the instructor. 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. Three to nine laboratory hours per week.

PHNU 784 Occupational Health Nursing: Field Practicum II
Semesters Offered: Spring, Summer | 2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/01/phnu784_syllabus.pdf

Prerequisites, PHNU 781 and 783. Corequisite, PHNU 782. Permission of the instructor. 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.

PHNU 785 Interdisciplinary Approaches to Occupational Health
Semesters Offered: Spring | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/phnu785_syllabus_2014_spring.pdf

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.

PHNU 786 Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/phnu786_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

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.

PHNU 787 Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene
Semesters Offered: Fall | 2 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/09/phnu787_syllabus_2014_fall.pdf

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.

PHNU 992 Master's Paper
Semesters Offered: Fall | 3 Credit Hours | Syllabus: http://sph.unc.edu/files/2014/07/phnu_992_syllabus_2014.pdf

Permission of the instructor. A major paper on a problem relevant to public health practice. This study may extend over more than one semester. Credit is assigned accordingly.

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