Winter Term for MPH Health Education
Another quarter went by – that was fast! All of you are in our prayers as you work on your final assignments and prepare for your final exams. As the quarter comes to a close, we would like to encourage that you complete your registration early, so you can spend your holiday break worry-free :-). As always, should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to e-mail myself, your program director, or your advisor. We are here to serve you!
Know your academic record! In this video our APO coordinators guide you on how to access your DCR.
January 3 – March 17, 2017 – Winter Term
December 5, 2016 – January 3, 2017 – Registration (without late fee)
January 4 – 10, 2017 – Late registration (late fee of $200)
January 17 – Last day to withdraw with no record on transcript
February 29 – Last day to withdraw with a “W”
Which Courses Are Available This Winter?
Below is the list of fall course offerings. Program courses are those required for your degree. Those of you who have registered for AHCJ 519, be sure to continue the registration in that course by adding the new CRN to your registration. The electives/cognate courses offered this winter are listed below for your consideration. Be sure to consult your program plan and your academic advisor as you select the courses for this term. Click on the course of interest to see the course description and the CRN number.
PCOR 502: Public Health for a Healthy Lifestyle
(CRN#31040) 5 Units.
Provides an integrated public health core experience focusing on the health of individuals, identifying factors influencing behavioral and physical health. Introduces service learning. Major focus areas include biostatistics, health policy and management, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, and social behavioral sciences (health education). Also includes general public health principles and cross-cutting content as viewed through the lenses of faith, health equity, and global health.
Prerequisite: PCOR 501 or PCOR 511.
HPRO 538: Health Education Program Development and Evaluation
(CRN#31272) 3 Units.
Uses program-planning theories and models with diagnostic techniques to design, deliver, and evaluate health promotion and education programs in a variety of settings: community, occupational, educational, and health care. Presents steps in the health educational planning process, which involves: 1) conducting social, epidemiological, behavioral, environmental, ecological, educational, administrative, and policy assessments; 2) writing goals and objectives; 3) selecting appropriate intervention strategies; 4) integrating and applying behavioral and educational theories to interventions; 5) enhancing instructional delivery and design skills; and 6) evaluating the educational process and reporting results.
AHCJ 519: Graduate Wholeness
Students develop a portfolio that demonstrates the graduate student’s progression toward the student learning outcomes set by Loma Linda University—including wholeness, Christ-centered values, commitment to discovery and lifelong learning, effective communication, embracing and serving a diverse world, and collaboration.
HPRO 696: Directed Study
(Submit an Independent Title Study Request to obtain CRN)
Individual arrangements for the community experience under the guidance of a program faculty member. Minimum of thirty hours required for each unit of credit.
Prerequisite: HPRO 538 and consent of program director.
HPRO 553: Addiction Theory/Program Development
(CRN#30191) 3 Units.
Applies addiction process theory in a practical way to program development. Emphasizes alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) problems, using case studies and extensive reading as part of a problem-solving approach. The epidemiological, pathological, physiological, psychological, and spiritual bases for prevention and treatment of addictions. Laboratory included.
HPRO 565: Tobacco Use: Prevention and Intervention
(CRN#30311) 3 Units.
The second part of a three-part, module-based course. Provides a comprehensive overview of the pathophysiology that underlies the health impact of tobacco use on individuals, families, and society; smoking behavior; pharmacodynamics of nicotine delivery; mechanisms of nicotine addiction, and most importantly, intervention methods (cessation and prevention). Includes individual, group, systems, and public intervention strategies; and provides the measures of efficacy for each. Incorporates terminology and concepts in epidemiology, anatomy, physiology, immunology, endocrinology, and biochemistry. Recommended that EPDM 561, 562 also be completed if HPRO 565 is taken as an elective.
NUTR 534: Maternal and Child Nutrition
(CRN#31271) 3 Units.
Advanced study of the role of nutrition in human growth and development during the prenatal period, lactation, infancy, and childhood.
HADM 528: Organizational Behavior in Health Care
(CRN#30615) 3 Units.
Focuses on understanding, predicting, and influencing human behavior in an organization. Students gain experience using practical individual and group case studies and reading/researching organizational behavior books and topics that facilitate thinking through problems/issues and finding solutions as leaders, managers, and employees in organizations.
HGIS 536: Spatial Analytic Tech and GIS
(CRN#30615) 3 Units.
Modeling and analyzing complex spatial relationships through GIS technology. Selective retrieval of spatial information and computation or mapping of statistical summaries. Advanced methods of analysis using spatial statistics.
EMPR 525: National and International Emergency Preparedness and Response
(CRN#31265) 3 Units.
Utilizes a case-study approach to examine the actions and interventions of public health practitioners and emergency managers in multiple phases of a disaster. Emphasizes development of an operational understanding of the emergency support functions that have national and global application, as well as the public health emergencies faced by global communities.
EMPR 540: Seminar in Emergency Preparedness and Response
(CRN#31266) 3 Units.
Utilizes current events and case studies to illustrate current issues in emergency preparedness and response. Guided discussions on infectious disease, isolation, and quarantine; WMDs; biosurveillance and medical countermeasures; surge capacity and medical evacuation; psychosocial impacts; role of technology. Emphasizes situational analysis, public relations, and risk communication.
WHAT ARE THE COGNATES?
Lifestyle Interventions (13-14 units)
HPRO 526: Lifestyle Diseases and Risk Reduction (3 units)
HPRO 500: Stress Management (2 units)
NUTR 529: Health Aspects of Vegetarian Eating (2,3 units)
HPRO 573: Exercise Physiology I (3 units)
HPRO 553: Addiction Theory and Program Development (3 units)
Maternal Child Health (12 units)
not available online
HPRO 523: Maternal/Child Health: Policy and Programs (3 units)
NUTR 534: Maternal and Child Health Nutrition (3 units)
HPRO 556: High-Risk Infants and Children: Policy and Programs (3 units)
HPRO 614: Seminars in Maternal and Child Health Practice (3 units)
Non-Profit Management (12 units)
not available online
HADM 577: Governance for Non-Profit Excellence (3 units)
HADM 578: Foundations of Fund Development (3 units)
HADM 579: Legal Issues in Nonprofit Management and Policy (3 units)
HADM 580: Foundations of Leadership (3 units)
Emergency Preparedness and Response (16 units)
EMPR 524: Local and State Emergency Preparedness and Response (4 units)
EMPR 525: National and International Emergency Preparedness and Response (4 units)
EMPR 526: PH Issues in Emergency Preparedness and Response (4 units)
EMPR 540: Seminars in Emergency Preparedness and Response (4 units)
Health Care Administration (13 units)
not available online
HADM 534: Healthcare Law (3 units)
HADM 555: Healthcare Delivery Systems (4 units)
HADM 601: Health Systems – Operations Management (3 units)
HADM 605: Healthcare Quality Management (3 units)
Health Geoinformatics (12 units)
HGIS 524: GIS Software Applications and Methods (3 units)
HGIS 535: Integration of Geospatial Data in GIS (3 units)
HGIS 536: Spatial Analytic Techniques and GIS (3 units)
HGIS 547: GIS for Public Health Practice (3 units)
NUTR 509: PH Nutrition and Biology (3 units)
or NUTR 510: Advanced PH Nutrition
NUTR 529: Health Aspects of Vegetarian Eating (2 units)
READY FOR YOUR PRACTICUM?
As you go through your didactic courses, you should start considering what you would like to do during your practicum. Please review the videos below to be best prepared for your practicum experience.
The following items must be completed prior to your first planning appointment:
HPRO 696 Directed Study… What do I do?
If you are planning to register for this course this fall, be sure to start early!!!
Steps for HPRO 696 Registration:
- Discuss your project plans with your advisor
- Once plan is approved, fill out and submit the Independent Study Title Request form
- Wait to receive the CRN number in your LLU e-mail
- Register for the course
Registration-related questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVETEXT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
We understand that life doesn’t stop when you enroll in our program. If you find you are having difficulties in keeping up, contact your mentor and the office of academic records, so we can come up with the plan for success tailored just for you!
You have the option of registering for CHES exam or taking a comprehensive exam. The comprehensive exam has 50 Multiple Choice and True/False questions. The students will be tested on the knowledge and skills presented in core Health Education classes. The best preparation for the test is to review notes from your classes. Most of the questions are based on your knowledge of health education and you will be asked to apply the knowledge you have gained during the program to different scenarios. It will help however, to review goals and objectives, program planning/evaluation, as well as have a basic understanding of the health behavior theories.
To schedule the exam contact the program director, Dr. Anna Nelson
The Culminating Experience gives a common platform for students to demonstrate proficiency in the professional competencies required of public health practitioners. This non-course degree requirement is designed to enhance the student’s professional communication skills by developing a professional presence and demonstrating proficiency in and service within the Public Health profession. This process involves collaboration with and mentoring by the program faculty advisor. The items selected for inclusion into the Culminating Experience will be developed into a professional portfolio with the intent to prepare the student for a job interview. Additional information on this requirement may be found at this link: Professional Portfolio
The student’s advisor will be responsible to verify all content and evaluate using a rubric, with an acceptable score received on the portfolio prior to graduation. If you have any questions about this requirement, please contact Dr. Anna Nelson
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