Public Health Specialization Courses
HBEH 600 Social and Behavioral Sciences in Public Health (3 credits). This course focuses on social and behavioral science theories, research, and interventions aimed at promoting health of individuals, groups, communities, and populations. Two lecture hours per week. Spring, Summer, Fall. Golden.
HBEH 715/PUBH 715 Communication for Health Related Decision Making (2 credits) (Spring) Theories and principles of communication tailored to health providers’ needs to communicate health risks, benefits, and outcomes to patients and families. (Golin)
HBEH 727 Patient Advocacy (3 credits) (Fall) This interdisciplinary course is designed as an introduction to patient advocacy for graduate and advanced undergraduate students in the health professions at UNC. We will cover a variety of topics including ethics, health policy and access, advocacy for special populations, and innovative approaches to health system change. (Earp)
HBEH 730 Theoretical Foundations (3 credits) (Fall) Prerequisites: FOR HBHE MAJORS. Selected social and behavioral science theories and concepts that apply to the analysis of health-related behavior and to the generation of intervention strategies. Three lecture hours per week, one seminar hour. (Ribisl)
HBEH 765 Cancer Prevention and Control Seminar (HPAA 765) (EPID 772) (3 credits) (Fall) An interdisciplinary overview of cancer prevention and control. Emphasis on projects and activities from perspectives of Epidemiology, Health Behavior and Education, and Health Policy and Management. Appropriate research design and methodologies are covered. (O’Malley)
HBEH 799 Advanced Qualitative Research Methods (3 credits) (Fall) This is a course about analyzing, interpreting and writing-up the results of qualitative research. The course is designed to provide advanced graduate students in public health and other related fields the opportunity to explore different analytic approaches and techniques and to develop new analysis and writing skills. (Barrington)
HPM 715 Health Economics (3 credits) (Fall and Spring) This course provides a broad overview of the field of health economics. The course examines how standard concepts and methods in economics can be used to understand health-related decisions made by individuals and firms. It also studies the application of economics to health care policy, with a focus on how economic analysis can assist in the development of market and non-market solutions to various health care policies.
HPM 754 Health Care in the United States: Structure and Policy (4 credits) (Fall) This core course is designed to provide students with an overview of the structure, systems, and policies of health care delivery in the United States. The goal is to increase students’ knowledge and abilities to analyze and address health care issues from both management and policy perspectives. (Brooks and Hobbs)
MEJO/HBEH 795 eHealth (3 credits) (Spring) This seminar provides in-depth study of the eHealth field. We will examine the context of the digital age and what consumers are engaged in online with regard to health; the history of eHealth; interactivity and conceptual approaches to eHealth; and a range of eHealth applications, including Internet websites, computer-tailored interventions, health video games, text-messaging interventions, mobile “apps,” and social media. (Noar)
NUTR 715 Dietary Change Interventions (3 credits) (Spring) This course focuses on developing theory-based nutrition interventions at the population level. Addresses levels of interventions such as individual, social network, organizational (e.g., schools and work sites); methods of implementation (including social marketing and mass media); and principles of assessing change. (Allicock/Faith)