PBHE111 Introduction to Health Care Administration (3 semester hours)

This course presents information and insight that identifies the challenging and overarching issues surrounding Heath Care Administration. It carefully examines the broad functions, operations and tools of the field and emphasizes the need for excellence in the management of health services. This course will assist students as they prepare for health services management careers and provides an ongoing program of professional development for those already employed in health professions. The course is divided into three parts: Managing in Health Services Environments, Managerial Tools and Techniques, and Managing Relationships.

PBHE112 Health Services Organization (3 semester hours)

This course examines Health Service Administration, primarily The Structuring Policies of Federal, State, and Local Organizations. PBHE112 reveals the framework of the United States Healthcare System; the organization and administration of health services; the roles of international, federal, state, and local health organizations; and the barriers to health services delivery.

PBHE209 Wellness: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (3 semester hours)

This course introduces students to the wellness concept, which builds the foundation for health literacy and an appreciation for life-long health and physical fitness. The components of wellness will be studied in this class, including physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, environmental, and occupational, with the goal of promoting and advocating for self-responsibility, health literacy, and a life-long commitment to wellness.

PBHE211 Public Health in America (3 semester hours)

This course discusses the important role that public health plays in the United States. Students will examine how behavioral, epidemiological, environmental and social factors influence the public’s health, and how public health professionals develop appropriate intervention strategies to improve the nation’s health. Students will also explore future challenges facing public health professionals in the 21st century.

PBHE215 Healthcare: Moral Issues (3 semester hours)

This course is an examination of moral issues and dilemmas within the health care profession based on associated ethical theories and principles. The course puts special emphasis on patient's rights, social justice of health care, and evolving health care technologies.

PBHE315 Health Economics and Finance (3 semester hours)

This course is designed to provide the student with tools used to express the financial and economic components of the health care industry. The student will develop a vocabulary in addition to gaining knowledge in the use of graphs, charts, tables and reports. The student will utilize these tools to assess past and present analysis as well as projecting future developments.

PBHE413 Special Operations in Emergency Medical Services (3 semester hours)

This course deals with the specialized issues associated with emergency medical services—those issues that are not commonplace or part of everyday procedure. Topics include emergency medical services in mass casualty, biological, chemical and radiological incidents. The course also covers unique topics in emergency medical services, to include the employment of services in complex contingencies, such as those faced when fire, police, terrorist, and other emergencies co-exist with the need to provide medical services on-scene and post-disaster.

PBHE426 Quarantine (3 semester hours)

This course is a study of the theoretical, historical, and contemporary issues associated with quarantine as a public health and safety measure. Students will learn quarantine strategy, implementation, effectiveness, and debate. The course topics will include the consideration of quarantine as a health and safety measure in modern homeland security strategy.

PBHE427 Epidemiology (3 semester hours)

This course provides an introduction to epidemiologic concepts and approaches to population problems in public health. It covers a wide spectrum of topics, to include outbreak investigation, test properties, and study design. The course will provide understanding of disease and disease transmission, rates and proportions associated with different forms of outbreak, and epidemiological risk management methods and measures.

PBHE498 Senior Seminar in Public Health (3 semester hours)

This senior capstone course allows students majoring in public health to analyze specific program related issues and problems using the knowledge and understanding gained by completing the required courses in the program and a significant number of the major courses. This is a capstone course to be taken after all other Public Health courses have been satisfactorily completed. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 105 hours towards your program)