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					THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY


SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND
HEALTH SERVICES


STUDENT HANDBOOK
ACADEMIC YEAR 2010-2011




GW School of Public Health and Health Services
2300 I (Eye) Street, NW, Suite 106
Washington, DC 20037
202-994-5179




The Student Handbook serves as a repository for policies and procedures that govern SPHHS and
students’ academic rights and responsibilities. Students are expected to be knowledgeable about these
policies and procedures as they outline steps to resolve academic situations and issue. The Handbook
also describes the GW SPHHS and its academic programs, but it is secondary to the University’s
Graduate and Undergraduate Bulletins, which are complete sources of University-wide information. Both
Bulletins are available in print and on the web at www.gwu.edu/~bulletin/. Information in this Handbook is
accurate as of August 2010. The University and SPHHS reserves the right to change courses, programs,
and fees, or to make other administrative and policy/procedure changes deemed necessary or desirable,
giving advance notice of these changes when possible. Updates to this Handbook appear immediately
on the website at http://www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/studentres/studenthandbook/.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents ........................................................................................................................................... i
Academic Calendar, 2010-2011 ................................................................................................................... v
Washington DC Area Maps...........................................................................................................................vi
Who We Are
        The George Washington University ................................................................................................. 1
        The School of Public Health and Health Services ........................................................................... 1
                 History.. ............................................................................................................................... 2
                 Mission ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 2
                 Accreditation. ...................................................................................................................... 2
                 Administration of the SPHHS…………………………………………………………………… 2
                 Departments and Faculty .................................................................................................... 3
                            Environmental and Occupational Health ............................................................... 3
                            Epidemiology and Biostatistics .............................................................................. 4
                            Exercise Science.................................................................................................... 5
                            Global Health ......................................................................................................... 6
                            Health Policy .......................................................................................................... 8
                            Health Services Management and Leadership ...................................................... 9
                            Prevention and Community Health ...................................................................... 10
What We Do
        Student Affairs……………………………………………………………………………………………. 12
        Recruitment and Admissions ......................................................................................................... 12
        Student Academic and Career Development Services .................................................................. 13
        Student Records ............................................................................................................................ 14
        Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) Student Services ................................................... 14
        Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) Student Services .......................................................................... 15
        MPH Practicum Program Student Services ................................................................................... 15
What We Offer
        SPHHS Undergraduate Programs
                 Overview of Undergraduate Academic Programs ............................................................ 15
                            Bachelor of Science (BS) Programs .................................................................... 15
                            BS Public Health/ MPH Joint Program ............................................................... 16
                            Undergraduate Secondary Field of Study ............................................................ 16
                            Undergraduate Minor .......................................................................................... 17
                 How to Apply for Undergraduate Admission ..................................................................... 17
                 Ways to Finance Your Undergraduate Program ............................................................... 17
        SPHHS Graduate Programs
                 Overview of Graduate Academic Programs ..................................................................... 17
                            Master of Public Health (MPH) ............................................................................ 17
                            Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) .............................................. 17
                            Master of Science (MS) ....................................................................................... 17
                            Graduate Certificate Program .............................................................................. 18
                            Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) ............................................................................ 18
                            Joint Degree, Dual Degree, and Special Programs ............................................. 18
                            Master’s Degrees Offered in Collaboration with Other Schools .......................... 19
                            PhD Degrees Offered in Collaboration with Other Schools ................................. 19
                 How to Apply for Graduate Admission…. ......................................................................... 19
                 Ways to Finance Your Graduate Program ........................................................................ 19
How to Get Started
        Visit and Advisor ............................................................................................................................ 19
        Join the SPHHS Listserv ................................................................................................................ 20
        Locate Your Student Mailbox ......................................................................................................... 20
        Complete Human Resource Requirements ................................................................................... 20



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        Take the SPHHS Academic Integrity Quiz..................................................................................... 21
        Participate in Professional Enhancement Activities ....................................................................... 22
        Keep in Touch with Your Advisor ................................................................................................... 22
Policies and Procedures
        Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities ................................................................................ 22
        Appeal a Grade ............................................................................................................................. 22
        Filing a Petition ............................................................................................................................. 23
        Request a Waiver of the MPH Practicum ...................................................................................... 24
        Enrolling for a Course at Other School or Institutions .................................................................... 24
        Maintain Enrollment Status ............................................................................................................ 25
        Clearing Grades of Incomplete (I) and In Progress (IP) ................................................................ 26
        Maintaining Good Academic Standing – Undergraduate Students ............................................... 26
        Maintaining Good Academic Standing – Graduate Students ........................................................ 27
        Applying for Readmission to a Program…… ................................................................................. 29
        International Students – Less than Full Time Status ..................................................................... 29
Student Life and Other Helpful Resources
        Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area ................................................. 29
        Counseling Center ......................................................................................................................... 30
        Emergency Loan Fund ................................................................................................................... 31
        Exchange on Campus Website ...................................................................................................... 31
        SPHHS Jobs Website .................................................................................................................... 31
        GWork Jobs Database ................................................................................................................... 31
        Safety, Security, and University Operating Status ......................................................................... 31
        SPHHS Student Organizations ...................................................................................................... 32
        University Student Services Offices ............................................................................................... 33
Graduation and Beyond
        Preparing to Graduate.................................................................................................................... 34
        SPHHS and GWU Alumni Associations ......................................................................................... 35
        Alumni Listserv… ........................................................................................................................... 35
        Alumni Course Audit Program ....................................................................................................... 36
APPENDIX I. Undergraduate Program Plans at-a-Glance
        Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training ........................................................................................ 37
        Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science....................................................................................... 38
                 Pre-Health Professional Concentration (Pre-Med, Nursing, Physician Assistant) ........... 38
                 Pre-Health Professional Concentration (Pre-Physical Therapy) ...................................... 39
        Bachelor of Science in Public Health ............................................................................................. 40
        Bachelor of Science/Master of Public Health…………………………………………………………..42
APPENDIX II. Undergraduate Course Listings
        Undergraduate Courses in Exercise Science ................................................................................ 44
        Undergraduate Courses in Public Health....................................................................................... 47

APPENDIX III. Graduate Program Plans at-a-Glance
     Graduation Requirements and Academic Program Plans for the Master of Public Health (MPH)
              and Public Health Graduate Certificate Programs (Graduate Certificates are available in
              all public health programs except Community Oriented Primary Care) ............................ 49
              MPH – Biostatistics Program ............................................................................................ 50
              MPH – Community Oriented Primary Care Program (no Certificate available) ................ 51
              MPH – Environmental and Occupational Health Science and Policy Program ................ 52
              MPH – Epidemiology Program .......................................................................................... 53
              MPH – Global Health Programs ........................................................................................ 55
              MPH – Health Policy Program .......................................................................................... 63
              MPH – Health Promotion Program ................................................................................... 64
              MPH – Maternal and Child Health Program ..................................................................... 65
              MPH- Physical Activity in Public Health……………………………………………………....66
              MPH – Public Health Communication and Marketing ....................................................... 67
              MPH – Public Health Management Program .................................................................... 69



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             Graduate Certificate – Emergency Management and Public Health ................................ 70
             Graduate Certificate – HIV/AIDS Studies ......................................................................... 71
             Graduate Certificate – Public Health Generalist ............................................................... 72
             Graduate Certificate – Physical Activity in Public Health
     Graduation Requirements and Academic Program Plans for the Master of Health Services
             Administration (MHSA) and Health Services Graduate Certificate Programs .................. 73
             Master of Health Services Administration ......................................................................... 74
             Graduate Certificate – Community Health Center Management…...………………………76
             Graduate Certificate –Health Information Technology for Clinicians………………………76
             Graduate Certificate – Health Services Generalist ........................................................... 77
             Graduate Certificate – Long Term Care............................................................................ 78
     Graduation Requirements and Academic Program Plans for the Master of Science
             in Exercise Science (MSES) ............................................................................................. 79
             MSES – Clinical Exercise Physiology Concentration ....................................................... 80
             MSES – Strength and Conditioning .................................................................................. 81
     Graduation Requirements and Academic Program Plan for the Master of Science
             in Health Policy ................................................................................................................ 82
     Graduation Requirements and Academic Program Plan for the Master of Science
             in Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases .................................... 84
             Graduate Certificate – Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Disease ..... 86
     Academic Program Plans for the Doctor of Public Health (DrPH)
             DrPH – Specialty Field in Environmental and Occupational Health ................................. 87
             DrPH – Specialty Field in Global Health ........................................................................... 88
             DrPH – Specialty Field in Health Behavior ....................................................................... 89
             DrPH – Specialty Field in Health Policy ............................................................................ 91
APPENDIX IV. Graduate Course Listings
     Graduate Courses in Exercise Science ......................................................................................... 92
     Graduate Courses in Health Services Management and Leadership ........................................... 94
     Graduate Courses in Public Health ................................................................................................ 98
     Doctoral Level Courses..………………………………………………………………………………..116

Excerpts from the GWU Code of Academic Integrity .......................................................................…119




Note regarding Faculty and Staff Directory: Although contact information is included in this Handbook for
Program Directors and other Advisors, a general directory is not included here. Individual faculty bios on
the SPHHS website include contact information. For an online directory of faculty and staff contact
information, please refer to: www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/about/staffdirectory.cfm



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ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2010-2011
Fall 2010
August 23           SPHHS New Graduate Student Orientation
August 24-August 25 International Services Office Orientation for New Graduate International Students. Email
                    iso@gwu.edu for more information.

August 26           Graduate Student Services Fair, Marvin Center Grand Ballroom, 3:00-5:30 P.M.
August 30           Fall Classes begin
September 6         Labor Day (No classes)
September 10        Grade submission deadline (Practicum/Culminating Experience/etc.) for summer graduation
                    clearance
Mid September       Public Health Grand Rounds**
October 1           Application deadline for Fall graduation clearance
October 2-3         Alumni Reunion Weekend
October 16-18       Colonials Weekend
Mid October         Public Health Grand Rounds**
November 1          Admissions application deadline for Spring 2011 (Master & Certificate Programs)
Early November      Spring 2011 course registration begins
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November 6-10       APHA 138 Annual Meeting in Denver, CO
November 8          SPHHS Reception, Denver , 6:30-8:00 p.m.,
Mid November        Public Health Grand Rounds**
November 25-26      Thanksgiving Break (No classes)
December 7          Last day of classes
December 10         Make-up day if needed due to snow, etc.
Mid December        Public Health Grand Rounds**
December 13         Reading days
December 14-22      Final exams

Spring 2011
January 6           SPHHS New Graduate Student Orientation, Ross Hall
January 10          Spring semester classes begin
January 11          Grade submission deadline (Practicum/Culminating Experience/etc.) for fall graduation clearance
January 17          Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No classes)
Mid January         Public Health Grand Rounds**
February 1          Application deadline for Spring graduation clearance or participating in May Commencement
February 12         President’s Day (No classes)
Mid February        Public Health Grand Rounds**
Mid March           Public Health Grand Rounds**
March 14-19         Spring Break (No classes)
Late March          Summer 2011 course registration begins
March 26            SPHHS Accepted Applicant Open House
April 1             Admissions application deadline for Summer 2011 (Master & Certificate Programs)
April 5-9           Public Health Week
Mid April           Public Health Grand Rounds**
April 15            Admissions application deadline for Fall 2011 (Master & Certificate Programs)
April 25            Last day of classes
April 26            Make-up day if needed due to snow, etc.
April 27            Designated Monday - ALL classes follow a Monday schedule; last day of classes
April 28-29         Reading days
May 2-10            Final exams
May 12              Doctoral Hooding Ceremony
May 14              SPHHS Commencement
May 15              University Commencement

Summer 2011
May 16              First day of classes for Summer 10-week session and first Summer 6-week session.
Mid May             Public Health Grand Rounds**
July 1              Application deadline for Summer graduation clearance.




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     Map   of   Downtown   Washington,   D.C.
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WHO WE ARE
THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

George Washington was determined to have a great national university in the nation's capital. His hope
was that students from all parts of the country would gain first-hand knowledge of the practice and theory
of republican government while also being instructed in the arts and sciences. He bequeathed 50 shares
of The Potomac Company "towards the endowment of a University to be established within the limits of
the District of Columbia, under the auspices of the General Government, if that government should incline
to extend a fostering hand towards it." Despite Washington's intentions, The Potomac Company folded
and Congress never extended a "fostering hand." The University did not take shape until a group of
Baptist clergymen led by Reverend Luther Rice took up the cause. They raised funds to purchase a site
and petitioned Congress for a charter. Congress insisted on giving the institution a non-sectarian charter,
which stated that “persons of every religious denomination shall be capable of being elected Trustees;
nor shall any person, either as President, Professor, Tutor or pupil be refused admittance into said
College, or denied any of the privileges, immunities, or advantages thereof, for or on account of his
sentiments in matters of religion."

Columbian College, as it was originally named, was born on College Hill, a 46-acre tract between the
present 14th and 15th Streets extending from Florida Avenue to Columbia Road. The name of the
institution was changed in 1873 to Columbian University and in 1904 to The George Washington
University. By 1918, the University had moved to the Foggy Bottom neighborhood between 19th and
24th Streets, south of Pennsylvania Avenue, in the heart of Washington, D.C. Today, it is comprised of
more than 90 buildings, including 14 residence halls, on 43 acres bordered by the White House, the John
F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the State Department, and the World Bank, as well as by
numerous federal agencies, national galleries and museums.

GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus, initiated for graduate studies, research projects, and
professional development programs, is located along the high-tech corridor on Route 7, just to the west of
Route 28, in Loudoun County. In 1998, GW established The George Washington University at Mount
Vernon College. This co-ed campus has a small core of unique "women in leadership" programs for
undergraduates. GW's Mount Vernon Campus is located on Foxhall Road in Northwest Washington. Dr.
Steven Knapp took office as GW's 16th president in 2007. W. Russell Ramsey is the current chairman of
the University's Board of Trustees. Currently, GW has more than 25,000 enrollees: of whom 10,400 are
undergraduate students, 13,700 are graduate and professional students, and nearly 1,000 are non-
degree students. GW’s students come from approximately 125 countries and represent every state in the
United States.

THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES (SPHHS)
The SPHHS was established on July 1, 1997 as the eighth School of The George Washington University.
The roots of the SPHHS go back to 1959 with the establishment of the Hospital Administration Program
and what is today the Department of Health Services Management and Leadership (HSML). More than
3,000 students have graduated from programs of this Department. The Public Health Programs were
established in 1987 in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Public Health Programs
developed the Master of Public Health (MPH) program, joint MD-MPH, Physician Assistant-MPH, JD-
MPH, and other joint programs with the Law School, the Elliott School of International Affairs, and the
School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Master’s and Doctoral programs in Epidemiology and in
Biostatistics were launched in 1995 through the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences and its
Department of Statistics. The Doctor of Public Health program began in 1997. The Exercise Science
Department was developed in what is today the Graduate School of Education and Human Development,
and offers both MS and BS degrees. When the SPHHS was established in 1997, it combined programs in
Public Health and Exercise Science with those in the Department of Health Services Management and
Leadership. Dr. Lynn R. Goldman became dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services in
August 2010. The SPHHS is part of the George Washington University Medical Center.            Its Public


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Health Programs Medical Center (GWUMC), an internationally recognized interdisciplinary academic
health center that includes the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, a 380-bed
hospital, and a medical faculty practice plan. John F. (Skip) Williams, MD, EdD, MPH, is the Vice
President for Health Affairs and Provost of the University. James L. Scott, MD, is Dean of the School of
Medicine and Health Sciences. Jean Johnson, PhD, FAAN, is the Dean of the School of Nursing.


SPHHS Mission: The mission of the SPHHS is three-fold:

    •   Teaching with creativity and dedication
    •   Discovering with imagination and innovation
    •   Serving with passion and respect
Working together, in the heart of the nation’s capital, the SPHHS is committed to advancing the health of
the populations of our local, national, and global communities.

SPHHS Vision: The SPHHS will advance the health of the populations of our local, national, and global
communities by:

    •   Developing tomorrow’s leaders in public health and health services
    •   Creating innovative educational opportunities
    •   Translating science into policies, programs, and interventions
    •   Enhancing multidisciplinary collaborations in research, education and service
    •   Fostering an environment in which faculty, students, staff and community partners are
        empowered to accomplish the School’s mission

Accreditation: The public health programs of the SPHHS have full accreditation from the Council on
Education for Public Health. In 2008, SPHHS was awarded a seven-year accreditation through 2015.
The program in health services administration is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of
Healthcare Management Education. The Athletic Training Education Program is fully accredited by the
Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education. The SPHHS is a member of the Association
of Schools of Public Health.

Administration of the School of Public Health and Health Services: The Dean’s suite is located at
2300 Eye Street, Ross Hall, Suite 106, Washington, DC 20037. Phone: 202-994-5179

Lynn R. Goldman, MD, MPH
Dean
School of Public Health and Health Services

Josef J. Reum, PhD
Associate Dean for Administration and Finance
Associate Professor of Health Services Management and Leadership and of Health Policy

Katherine Hunting, PhD, MPH
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health and of Epidemiology and Biostatistics

E. Blaine Parrish, PhD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Vice Chair for Administration and Finance, Department of Health Policy
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Policy

Anne Markus, JD, PhD, MHS
Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Associate Research Professor of Health Policy



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Please refer to the following website for Dean’s Office contact information or to download a copy of the
SPHHS Faculty and Staff Directory: www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/about/staffdirectory.cfm

Departments and Faculty of the SPHHS:            The School of Public Health and Health Services is
comprised of seven departments:

    1.   Environmental and Occupational Health
    2.   Epidemiology and Biostatistics
    3.   Exercise Science
    4.   Global Health
    5.   Health Policy
    6.   Health Services Management and Leadership
    7.   Prevention and Community Health

Each department is described below, along with its chair and faculty. Many faculty have appointments in
more than one GW department. Faculty are listed here only under their primary department. Faculty bios
on the SPHHS website include contact information as well as all departmental affiliations. For a directory
with faculty and staff contact information, please visit the following link to the SPHHS faculty directory:
www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/about/downloads/SPHHS_Directory.pdf .

Department of Environmental & Occupational Health
2100 M Street, NW, Suite 203
Washington, DC 20037
202-994-1734
www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/departments/eoh/
Who We Are
The Environmental and Occupational Health Department is at the center of national and global
conversations about using science to protect workers, the public, and the environment from toxic
substances and dangerous conditions. Faculty and staff in the Department have earned a national
reputation as researchers and leaders in articulating how public health science is best used in regulatory
decision-making, and are called on frequently by congressional committees, federal agencies, national
scientific organizations, international public health entities, and the press to discuss environmental
hazards and the policies addressing them. Through www.DefendingScience.org and the public health
blog, “The Pump Handle,” (http://thepumphandle.wordpress.com), members of the Department provide
analysis, commentary, and background research on public health topics in a manner accessible to the
general public.

Along with our faculty members' professional connections, the EOH Department's location provides our
students with excellent opportunities for jobs, internships, and fellowships with:

    •    Federal agencies (e.g., Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration,
         Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and
         Health)
    •    Advocacy organizations (e.g., Natural Resources Defense Council, Environmental Defense Fund)
    •    Unions and professional organizations
    •    International Organizations (e.g., World Bank, Pan-American Health Organization)
    •    Scientific consulting groups
    •    National scientific bodies (e.g., Institute of Medicine)

Academic Programs
These academic programs attract students who desire expertise in the public health sciences, especially
as it informs environmental and occupational health policy and practice:
     • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) – Environmental and Occupational Health
     • Master of Public Health (MPH) – Environmental Health Science and Policy



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    • Master of Public Health (MPH) – Master’s International Program with the Peace Corps
    • Graduate Certificates – Environmental Health Science and Policy; Public Health and Emergency
      Management
    • Joint degree programs with the School of Law and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    • Master’s International with the Peace Corps

Faculty Research Expertise
   • Regulatory science and policy
   • Health risk assessment and management
   • Assessment and control of environmental hazards
   • Work-related injury and disease epidemiology and prevention
   • Children’s environmental health
   • Climate change and its public health impacts
   • Energy and sustainability issues
   • Use and misuse of scientific evidence in the legal and regulatory arenas
   • Communicating complex EOH issues to the press, policymakers, and general public

Selected Research Programs and Community Activities
    • The Center for Risk Science and Public Health is dedicated to the applying a rigorous, scientific,
       public health-based approach to the analysis of environmental and occupational health risks.
    • The Project on Scientific Knowledge and Public Policy (SKAPP) examines the use of science in
       public-health decision making; its website, DefendingScience.org, provides in-depth case studies
       on hazards from bisphenol A to popcorn lung to hexavalent chromium and background on
       regulatory issues. SKAPP regularly provides assistance to Congressional committees and the
       media.
    • SKAPP has partnered with the journals American Journal of Public Health, Law and
       Contemporary Problems, and Environmental Health Perspectives to produce special issues on
       the intersection of public-health science with the legal system.

Epidemiology and Biostatistics                                   Alan E. Greenberg, MD, MPH
2100-W Pennsylvania Ave, NW                                      Professor and Chair
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8 floor
Washington, DC 20037
202-994-5330
www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/departments/epibio/

Who We Are
The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics provides world-class education and conducts clinical
trials, epidemiological studies, and methodological research that have a substantial impact on the public’s
health. The Department’s activities are framed around a strong commitment to educational excellence at
all levels and the recognition that research is a foundation for its vitality and growth.

To further its commitment to education and research, the Department collaborates with other
Departments at SPHHS, with other Schools at The George Washington University, and with the broader
public health community. The Biostatistics Center is prominent for its leadership role in designing,
executing and analyzing multi-center clinical trials and epidemiologic medical investigations.

Academic Programs
The Department offers these degrees and programs within the SPHHS:
   • Master of Public Health (MPH) – Epidemiology; Biostatistics; Global Health Epidemiology
   • Master of Science (MS) – Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases
   • Graduate Certificate – Epidemiology; Biostatistics; HIV/AIDS Studies; Public Health Microbiology
       and Emerging Infectious Diseases
   • Joint degree programs with the School of Law and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences
   • Master’s International Program with the Peace Corps


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Graduate degrees offered by GW Columbian College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with SPHHS
include:
     • Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Epidemiology
     • Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) – Biostatistics

Faculty Research Expertise
Departmental faculty members have expertise and conduct research in the following focus areas:
   • Applied biostatistics
   • Behavioral epidemiology
   • Cancer epidemiology
   • Chronic disease epidemiology
   • Clinical trials
   • Geographic information systems (GIS)
   • Health disparities in minority communities
   • HIV/AIDS, STD and hepatitis epidemiology
   • Infectious disease epidemiology
   • Psychiatric and behavioral epidemiology
   • Public health microbiology and virology
   • Reproductive health epidemiology

Selected Research Programs and Community Activities
    • The Center for HIV/AIDS Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Public Health Laboratory Research
       aims to contribute to the reduction of HIV/AIDS morbidity and mortality both locally in
       Washington, DC and globally by serving as a center of excellence.
    • The Biostatistics Center (BSC) provides statistical leadership in the design, execution, and
       analysis of multi-center clinical trials and epidemiologic medical investigations, and has
       established national prominence for research excellence.
    • The Biostatistics Center Medical Center Unit provides data management, biostatistical and
       clinical epidemiology expertise, and grant development support to GW Medical Center
       investigators.
    • Current community-based activities include assisting the District of Columbia with its HIV/AIDS
       surveillance programs, working with the DC Cancer Coalition on a cancer control program, and
       working with community-based organizations to serve the needs of HIV-infected individuals.

Department of Exercise Science                                  Loretta DiPietro, PhD
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817 23 Street (Building K), NW                                  Professor and Chair
Washington, DC 20052
202-994-6280
www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/departments/exercisescience/

Who We Are
The mission of the Department of Exercise Science is to foster education and scholarship, to establish a
scientific basis for the value of physical activity and to create programs that promote healthy behaviors
across the lifespan. GW’s School of Public Health and Health Services is one of only three schools of
public health with a Department of Exercise Science. To meet an increasing demand for well-educated
professionals capable of delivering a broad range of exercise-based preventive, technical education and
rehabilitative services, the Department focuses on the following activities:
    • Preparing undergraduate and graduate students for professional careers in the field of exercise
          science
    • Generating new knowledge in the field
    • Providing health-related education, services and resources for the community
    • Developing partnerships with industry, government, educational systems and the medical
          community

Academic Programs



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The Department offers rigorous academic training that prepares students for careers in the field of
Exercise Science. The degrees and programs offered include:
   • Master of Public Health
        o Physical Activity
   • Master of Science
        o Clinical Exercise Physiology Program
        o Strength and Conditioning Program
   • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science
        o Pre-Health Professional Concentration
        o General
   • Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training (the only such nationally accredited program in
        Washington, DC)

Faculty Research Expertise
The Department of Exercise Science has an active research program focusing on obesity and eating
behavior, and on the metabolic aspects of exercise and nutrition as they apply to disease prevention and
rehabilitation. Much of the research is interdisciplinary, involving other departments on campus and in the
community. Current research includes:
    • Regulation of fat metabolism
    • Movement analysis
    • Diet composition and metabolism
    • Cardiac rehabilitation
    • Clinical exercise testing
    • Exercise and secondary conditions in special populations
    • Use of commercial health clubs
    • Psychological aspects of exercise behavior
    • Psychology of exercise and sport

Selected Research Programs and Community Activities
    • Healthy Weight Management is a clinical practice for individuals with unhealthy eating and activity
       patterns. It uses a behavioral approach to help people address the emotional and intellectual
       factors that influence their ability to manage weight on a lasting basis.
    • Athletic training services provided by certified athletic trainers are available for community-based
       charity events and athletic competitions.
    • Health and fitness evaluations, wellness coaching, and behavior change interventions are
       available for athletic, clinical and other special populations.

Department of Global Health                                      James Sherry, MD, PhD
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 200                                     Professor and Chair
Washington, DC 20037
202-994-3799
www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/departments/global/

Who We Are
The Department of Global Health offers innovative academic programs and research and service
opportunities designed to give students the attitudes, knowledge, skills and creativity they need to
improve the health and well-being of people around the world. By fostering interdisciplinary academic
endeavors relevant to global health within a professional environment, the graduate and undergraduate
training available through the Department responds to the changing health and disease environment of
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the 21 century. Faculty members are involved with the many international governmental and
nongovernmental organizations that are based in Washington, DC, and students have extensive access
to research, internship and other learning opportunities designed to expose them to national and
international public health challenges.




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Academic Programs
The Department prepares students for positions of leadership, advocacy, education, and research in the
private and public sectors, with national and international institutions:
    • Doctor of Public Heath (DrPH) – Global Health
    • Master of Public Health (MPH) – Global Health(GH) (with concentrations in GH Communication;
         GH Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation; GH Management; GH Policy; and GH Strategies); Global
         Health Epidemiology
    • Master’s International Program with the Peace Corps
    • Master of Arts/MPH Dual Degree in collaboration with the Elliott School of International Affairs
    • Graduate Certificate – Global Health
    • Joint degree programs with the School of Law and the School of Medicine and Health Sciences
    • Graduate Fellows and Fulbright Scholars receive special training

Students pursuing an MPH degree are required to complete a practicum in their field of interest in global
health. Recent practicum activities have included:
    • Conducting a needs assessment with The AIDS Service Organization (TASO) in Uganda;
    • Helping to develop and enhance a surveillance network and establish relations between the
        Organization of Eastern Caribbean States;
    • Collaborating on information sharing in global governance activities in Geneva, Rome, and
        Washington D.C.
    • Contributing to activities to increase tuberculosis literacy and awareness with the MDR-TB
        Partnership in Geneva.
Students must also write a culminating experience, focusing on a pertinent global health issue. Topics
may relate to overseas work or practicum experiences, public health challenges or transnational
communities in the United States.

Faculty Research Expertise
Areas of faculty research expertise in the Department of Global Health encompass:
   • HIV and Nutrition Policy
   • Obesity
   • Resource Tracking
   • Costing
   • Economics of Health
   • Child Health and Hunger
   • HIV/AIDS
   • Reproductive Health
   • Infectious Disease
   • International Diplomacy and Governance of International Health Systems
   • Accident and Chronic Disease Prevention
   • Global Public Health Education

Selected Research Programs and Community Activities
    • The Department’s research and service work is conducted through The George Washington Center
       for Global Health (CGH). Working with a diverse range of partners, CGH brings a range of
       program evaluation skills and policy expertise to global health research and practice to strengthen
       the link between science and policy in Washington, DC and around the globe.
    • Faculty focus on the development of scientific best practices, and work to effectively communicate
       health information to the public by integrating research findings into both public health education
       and practice. Activities range from the provision of technical support and monitoring and
       evaluation to strategic policy guidance.
    • The Center sponsors a number of events that bring key scholars, health professionals, and policy
       makers to discuss critical global health issues. Annual events include the James P. Grant
       Lecture, USAID Mini- University, the Malaria in the Americas Round table with PAHO and
       PAHEF, the Global Health and Development Achievement Award Dinner, and a variety of



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       research forums and policy roundtables.The Center awards up to 30 Global Health Service
       Fellowships to select MPH candidates from the Department of Global Health every year.
       Fellowships recognize academic achievement and service in the Department and provide
       financial support for three month field placements with one of the Center’s international partner
       institutions. Fellows currently address HIV/AIDS, nutrition, food security, institutional learning and
       capacity building, and global health governance. With this experience Fellows are equipped to
       accelerate their career as leaders in global public health.
    • The Center has two active development and research centers in Kenya and Bangladesh and one
       under development in China. These sites carry out a variety of global health policy and research
       activities and work to advance global public health education though collaborative learning, short-
       term training programs, and faculty exchange activities. Current partners include the Moi
       University School of Public Health in Eldoret, Kenya and the James P. Grant School of Public
       Health in BRAC University in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Department of Health Policy                                Sara Rosenbaum, JD
2021 K Street, NW, Suite 800                               Hirsh Professor of Health Law
Washington, DC 20006                                       and Policy and Chair
202-994-4100
www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/departments/healthpolicy/

Who We Are
Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top 10 health policy training programs. The Department of He
Policy prepares students for advanced careers in health policy through rigorous
teaching, research and service and engages in wide-ranging health policy scholarship and research.

Many Schools of Public Health combine policy and health services management within a single
department. Because of the dominance of health policy in the nation’s capital, and because health policy
spans both health care and public and population health, the SPHHS has chosen to position health policy
as an independent academic department. The GW Department of Health Policy focuses on domestic
health policy, with a growing emphasis on comparative health policy studies that aim to place U.S. health
policy in a broader context. The Department’s academic programs and research emphasize the major
challenges to U.S. health policy that lie at the nexus of health care access, quality, and costs and the field
of public health. Particular focus is given to the health policy challenges facing populations at risk of
disparities in health and health care. Taking maximum advantage of a Washington, D.C. location, the
the Department’s nationally renowned faculty offers unparalleled learning opportunities that approach real
world challenges from a broad, cross-cutting perspective.

Academic Programs

The Department offers rigorous training in health policy analysis that prepares its students for virtually any
career in advanced health policy. The degrees and programs offered include:
    • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) – Health Policy
    • Master of Public Health (MPH) – Health Policy
    • Master of Science (MS) – Health Policy
    • Graduate Certificate – Health Policy
    • Joint degree programs with the Schools of Law and Medicine and Health Sciences
    • Health Policy Concentrations for students pursuing a Master (MPP, MPA) or PhD degree in the
        Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration
    • Health policy training for students pursuing an MBA


Several special programs enrich academic opportunities for students enrolled in the Department’s degree
and certificate programs
    • The Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program: fosters an interdisciplinary approach to the study of
        health law, health policy, health care and public health.



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    •   The Hirsh Program in Medicine and Health Policy: offers special educational opportunities for
        medical and health professions students and residents.
    •   The Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative, specializing in
        health services research related to community health centers and medically underserved
        communities and populations.
    •   The Jacobs institute of Women’s Health, which focuses on women’s health policy, research, and
        scholarship.

Faculty Research Expertise
Areas of specialized policy analysis and research expertise in the Department of Health Policy include:
   • National health reform
   • Policies affecting public and private health insurance
   • Women’s health policy
   • Policies affecting health care quality
   • Health policies affecting medically underserved populations and communities
   • Policies affecting the health care safety net
   • Policies affecting health and health care for persons with serious and chronic health conditions
   • Policies affecting racial, economic, social and cultural disparities in health and health care
   • Health policy in the District of Columbia
   • Policies that shape the health workforce
   • Population health policy including obesity and immunization policy
   • Policies affecting public health preparedness
   • Maternal and child health policy
   • Behavioral health policy
   • Health information technology policy
   • Bioethics
   • Economics and Health Policy

Research and Public Health Practice
Departmental faculty engage in extensive research and public health practice under the auspices of a
series of Centers and research programs all of which offer research opportunities for students: The
Center for Health Policy Research; the Jacobs Institute of Women’s Health; The Center for Integrated
Behavioral Health Policy; and the Center for Health Care Quality; the Hirsh Health Law and Policy
Program; and the Geiger Gibson Program in Community Health Policy.

The Department offers both paid and unpaid research assistantships for students. More information about
these opportunities can be obtained from the department’s website or by contacting Professor Rick
Mauery, at rmauery@gwu.edu. As part of its commitment to active community engagement, Department
faculty members provide technical assistance to a wide range of non-profit organizations and local
government agencies, as well as extensive analytic support for national policymaking.

Department of Health Services Management & Leadership            Robert E. Burke, PhD
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 320                                     Professor and Chair
Washington, DC 20037
202-994-5564
www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/departments/hsml/

Who We Are
The Department of Health Services Management and Leadership (HSML) offers training in health
services administration to help meet the growing need for skilled executives to manage health-related
organizations and programs. Because it recognizes and responds to the fast-paced, dynamic changes
occurring in the industry today, the Department is well-positioned to prepare not only health care
managers, but also the health care leaders of tomorrow. The Master of Health Services Administration
(MHSA) degree incorporates business and medical informatics training, knowledge of health care
systems, law and policy, critical values in decision making, and much more.



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The Department’s special strengths include an emphasis on experiential learning and community service,
distinguished faculty, research collaborations and relationships with policymaking and health care
organizations in Washington, DC. Active alumni and student associations foster mentoring, networking
and other professional development opportunities. The HSML curriculum focuses on legislative and
leadership and strategic planning trends, quality performance improvements, leadership techniques,
community health planning and advocacy, organizational theory, finance and health law. The Department
also offers residency and internship opportunities that allow students to apply their classroom knowledge
in health care settings. Numerous seminar, conference and networking opportunities are made possible
through strong working relationships with professional organizations.

The Department of Health Services Management and Leadership originated in 1959 as an MBA program
in Hospital Administration at The George Washington University. It grew and evolved, becoming the
Department of Health Services Management and Policy at GW’s School of Government and Business in
1991. The Department became part of the School of Public Health and Health Services at the time of its
formation in 1997, and in 2002 was renamed the Department of Health Services Management and
Leadership.

Academic Programs
The Department of Health Services Management and Leadership offers the following degrees and
programs:
    • Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA)
    • Health Services Administration Specialist Degree
    • Master of Public Health (MPH) – Public Health Management – for clinicians and mid- careerists
    • Graduate Certificate – Public Health Management; Health Services Generalist; Long-Term Care
       Administration

Faculty Research Expertise
HSML faculty members offer a broad range of analysis and support to numerous community-based and
national organizations, and conduct research in collaboration with colleagues in the SPHHS, the School
of Business and elsewhere. Areas of research expertise within HSML include:
    • Strategic planning                        • Management and diversity training
    • Long-term-care workforce                  • Health care finance
    • Risk management                           • Health in the workplace

A well-integrated management focus that incorporates an extensive understanding of health policy
ensures a broad perspective in designing and executing this research.

Selected Research Programs and Community Activities
    • Department faculty members provide program analysis, technical assistance and consultative
       services to many community agencies and health services organizations in the region, including
       America’s Health Insurance Plans, the Veteran’s Administration and the American Health Care
       Association. Faculty members also work with the U.S. Department of Labor to design and
       implement work force demonstrations. Faculty also consult to other nations as they prepare
       health services management programs.

Department of Prevention and Community Health                   Julia Lear, PhD, MA
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 700                                    Research Professor and Interim Chair
Washington, DC 20037                                            James Cawley PA-C
202-994-3570                                                    Professor and Interim Vice Chair
www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/departments/pch/

Who We Are
The Department of Prevention and Community Health educates students in four inter-related areas:
health promotion, maternal and child health, public health communication and marketing, and community-



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oriented primary care The department also conducts research and other scholarly activities in these
disciplines. In collaboration with sister SPHHS departments, other schools in the University and the
broader public health community, the Department produces and shares knowledge, develops state-of-
the-art community health programs, communicates health information to professional and lay audiences,
and integrates research findings into public health education and practice.

In addition to its educational activities, the Department pursues these objectives by establishing practice-
academic partnerships, conducting peer-reviewed evaluation and policy research, and contributing to the
evidence base of public health.

Academic Programs
The Department offers rigorous and comprehensive capacity building programs that prepares students for
careers in multiple public health arenas. The degrees and programs offered include:
    • Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) – Health Behavior
    • Master of Public Health (MPH) – Community Oriented Primary Care (COPC); Maternal and Child
        Health; Health Promotion; Public Health Communication and Marketing
    • Graduate Certificate –Community Oriented Primary Care; Maternal and Child Health; Health
        Promotion; Public Health Communication and Marketing
    • Joint degree programs with the School of Law (JD/MPH) and the School of Medicine and Health
        Sciences (PA/MPH and MD/MPH)
    • Master’s International Program with the Peace Corps

Faculty Research Expertise
Areas of expertise include:
   • Health Disparities                          •    Community Based Participatory Research
   • Smoking Cessation                           •    Evaluation Research of Programs
   • Gender Based Violence                       •    Maternal and Child Health
   • Adolescent Pregnancy                        •    Social Marketing
   • Health Communication                        •    School Health
   • Injury Prevention                           •    Life Course Perspective

Selected Research Programs and Community Activities
• Research and service activities are carried out by faculty within the Department of Prevention and
    Community Health. In collaboration with community partners, faculty and staff members conduct
    research designed to create, synthesize and apply knowledge related to behavior change and risk
    reduction through culturally informed community-based programs. This mission is accomplished by
    promoting interdisciplinary collaboration and fostering dynamic community partnerships. Areas of
    special expertise include: minority health; tobacco use; adolescent sexuality; youth violence
    prevention; gender based violence, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, culturally integrative
    intervention development and implementation, early intervention; and evaluation studies.
• The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools is a policy and program resource center for school
    health co-sponsored by the SPHHS. The Center has two priorities: 1) directing a Robert Wood
    Johnson Foundation national grant initiative to expand access to mental health promotion and
    treatment services for immigrant and refugee school-age children; and 2) providing technical
    assistance and other analytical services to support continued development of school-based health
    programs across the nation.

Community engagement is a Department priority. In addition to the service activities associated with
these centers, the Department trains community-based health advocacy groups and health care centers
in health informatics and the dissemination of actionable, easy-to-understand health messages. Faculty
members also provide expertise in evaluating public heath interventions.




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WHAT WE DO
The Office of Student Affairs (OSA)
The OSA is the umbrella office which provides services to SPHHS students. The office is located on the
second floor of Ross Hall. The OSA staff strives to promote quality services by being available,
resourceful, respectful of students’ needs, fair and consistent with SPHHS policies and procedures,
culturally competent, and responsive to faculty and student feedback. Official petitions and other
administrative activities are finalized in the OSA (any form indicating the need for “Dean’s office” sign-off).
The OSA is the first stop for students needing support, assistance, and advice on SPHHS matters.
Student services are directed by:

Dr. E. Blaine Parrish, Associate Dean for Student Affairs
Ross Hall, Room 202
Phone: 202-994-2160
Fax:    202-994-1850
Email: blainep@gwu.edu

Robin Delk, Executive Coordinator
Phone: 202-994-7769
Email: sphrad@gwumc.edu

Recruitment and Admissions
Ross Hall, Room 221
Phone: 202-994-2160
Fax:   202-994-1850

Emily Rhineberger, Assistant Director
Phone: 202-994-0554
Email: sphehr@gwumc.edu

Abigail Walsh, Assistant Director for Student Recruitment
Phone: 202-994-0248
Email: arwalsh@gwu.edu


Recruitment and Admissions can assist students with a broad range of issues related to undergraduate
and graduate program admissions. These include:
   • Undergraduate Program Admissions for Internal and External Transfer Students
   • Graduate Student Admissions
   • International Student Questions and Preliminary Visa Processing
   • Scholarship Processing
   • Curriculum Guide Review and Referral to Your Academic Advisor
   • New Student Clearance for Registration
   • Filing Petitions to:
        o Change Entry Semester/Defer Admission
        o Waive an “Additional Course”
        o Transfer Graduate Credits to GW Graduate Transcript After Admission
        o Transfer Credits from Non-degree to Graduate Transcript
        o Add Certificate to Degree
        o Remove Certificate from Degree
        o Change Degree Program
        o Change Program/Concentration
        o Change from Certificate to Degree
        o Change from Degree to a Certificate
        o Readmission


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Student Academic and Career Development Services
Ross Hall, Room 202
Phone: 202-994-0822
Fax:   202-994-9867

Mallory Boyd, MS, Director
Phone: 202-994-2632
Email: sphmxb@gwumc.edu
Daniela Resh, MPH, Student Advisor
Phone: 202-994-5407
Email: sphdjr@gwumc.edu

Rita Bartley, Executive Associate
Phone: 202-994-0251
Email: sphrdb@gwumc.edu

Student Academic and Career Development Services can assist students with the following:

   •   Student Services or SPHHS Policies and Procedures
   •   SPHHS Forms and Publications
   •   SPHHS International Student Forms/Requirements
   •   Emergency Loans
   •   Capital Connection Fund Procedures and Applications
   •   Career Counseling and Development
       o Resume, Cover Letter Review
       o Special Career Events
       o Job Search and Networking Strategies, Mock Interviews
       o Searchable Jobs Database on SPHHS Website
       o Alumni Informational Interviewing Program
   •   Undergraduate Academic Advising for BSPH and BS/MPH Students
   •   Graduate Academic Advising in a Pinch (only for core courses and only when your departmental
       academic advisor is not available)
   •   Registering for Closed Courses
   •   Conducting Course Evaluations, and Obtaining Previous Course Evaluation Results
       o Questions Regarding SPHHS Special Events i.e. Orientations, SPHHS Multicultural
           Celebration, Public Health Week, Commencement (Graduation) Ceremony Details
   •   Student Organization Contacts
       o Public Health (PHSA)
       o Health Services Administration (HSMLSA)
       o Society of Exercise Science Students (SESS)
       o Athletic Training (ATSA)
       o Doctor of Public Health (DrPH SA)
   •   SPHHS Course Schedules, Caps, Rooms, etc. (contact Robin Delk)
   •   SPHHS Listserv Subscriptions and Questions (contact Robin Delk)
   •   Past Course Syllabi
   •   Information on Graduate Administrative Assistant Positions
   •   Student Directory


Student Records
Ross Hall, Room 222
Fax: 202-994-7893




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Jennifer Lyles, Assistant Director
Phone: 202-994-8406
sphjll@gwumc.edu

Michelle Baxter, Executive Assistant
Phone: 202-994-0962
Email: sphmab@gwumc.edu

Kiesha Graham, Executive Assistant
Phone: 202-994-8036
Email: sphkdg@gwumc.edu

Student Records can assist students with the following:

    •   Practicum Procedures and Documentation
    •   Part-time Student Status Documentation
    •   Registering for Continuous Enrollment or Continuing Research
    •   Leave of Absence
    •   Complete Withdrawal from the University
    •   Taking a Course for Pass / No Pass
    •   Auditing a Course
    •   Professional Enhancement Activities – Procedures and Documentation
    •   Research Training Requirements – Documentation
    •   Applying for Graduation / Graduation Clearance
    •   Updating Your Contact Information
    •   Filing Petitions to:
            o Waive a required course
            o Substitute a course for a required course
            o Attend two schools simultaneously
            o Transfer graduate credits to the GW graduate transcript
            o Register for continuous enrollment versus continuous research
            o Extend the time limit for graduation
            o Request a leave of absence
            o Drop a course after the deadline and receive a full or partial refund
            o Add a course after the deadline and waive the late fee

BSPH Student Services
Sara Wilensky, JD, MPP                                    Mallory Boyd, MS
Director, SPHHS Undergraduate                             Director, Student Affairs
2021 K Street, NW, Suite 800                              Ross Hall, Suite 202
Washington, DC 20006                                      Phone: 202-994-2632
Phone: 202-530-2359                                       Email: sphmxb@gwumc.edu
Email: wilensky@gwu.edu

    •   Professor Wilensky is responsible for the academic and program management of the BS and
        BS/MPH degree programs in Public Health. She also develops special programs and activities
        within the major. Along with Mallory Boyd, she can assist BSPH students with administrative
        issues, including advising, program adjustments, graduation requirements, and transfer of credits.
        As students have questions, ideas, thoughts, or concerns about the undergraduate major in
        public health, they should feel free to contact Professor Wilensky.
    •   Mallory Boyd is the primary contact for general course advising for BSPH students and students
        with a secondary field of study in public health.




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DRPH Student Services
Dr. Marsha Regenstein
DrPH Program Director
Ross Hall 106, 2300 Eye St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-994-8662
marshar@gwu.edu
    • As the DrPH Program Director, Dr Regenstein is responsible for the development,
       implementation, and evaluation of all DrPH policies and procedures. She also works closely with
       the Department DrPH Program Directors in the four DrPH specialty areas to assure academic
       rigor and for advisory/mentoring support for all students. Dr Regenstein can assist DrPH
       students with the administrative activities related to the policies and standards required to
       complete the degree. In addition, Dr Regenstein meets with prospective students inquiring about
       the DrPH degree program. As students have questions, ideas, thoughts, or concerns about the
       DrPH program, they should feel free to contact their Departmental DrPH director or Dr
       Regenstein.

Student Services for the MPH Practicum Program
Professor Donna Caruso
SPHHS Practicum Coordinator
Ross Hall 106, 2300 Eye St., NW
Washington, DC 20037
Phone: 202-994-7418

   •   Professor Caruso works with Departmental Practicum Directors for policy development,
       evaluation and oversight of the school-wide MPH Practicum program. She ensures that the
       school’s program meets the standards set by our accrediting body and the SPHHS Curriculum
       Committee, monitors the performance of the practicum website, identifies potential practicum
       sites and preceptors, and conducts training of students, site preceptors, and faculty. As students
       have questions, ideas, thoughts, or concerns about the MPH Practicum, they should feel free to
       contact their Departmental Practicum Director or Professor Caruso.

WHAT WE OFFER
SPHHS Undergraduate Programs
The School of Public Health and Health Services offers three Bachelor of Science (BS) programs, and
the BS/MPH program. A brief overview is given here. More detailed information for each program can be
found in Appendix I, starting on page 37. Recruitment and Admissions and the program directors are
always happy to answer questions from prospective students. Students transferring in to any of these
programs should note that they will follow the curriculum in place at the time they are accepted for
transfer into the program.

   •   BS in Athletic Training – The athletic training education program focuses on the knowledge,
       skills, and professional standards associated with successful careers in athletic training. This
       program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training
       Education; it is the only such accredited program in Washington, DC.

   •   BS in Exercise Science - (Pre-Health Professional and no concentration) The undergraduate
       program in exercise science prepares students to apply to biologically-based knowledge and
       skills to promote healthy lifestyles. The Pre-Health Professional concentration prepares students
       for admittance to medical, physical therapy, physician assistant, nursing, and exercise physiology
       professional/graduate degree programs. Students opting to have no concentration are prepared



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        for careers in health promotion and admittance to professional/degree programs in nutrition, and
        public health.

    •   BS in Public Health: The undergraduate program in public health focuses on the biological and
        social science foundations of public health and health services, while nurturing students’ skills in
        critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis of information. The program prepares students for
        professional careers and graduate study in fields such as: Allied Health; Business; Health
        Education; Health Services Administration; Law; Policy; Medicine; and Public Health. A minimum
        3.0 grade point average and junior status (60 credits) are required for admissions consideration,
        although students are advised to apply for admission to the Public Health major between January
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        15 and April 15 of their sophomore year. This is a limited enrollment program with only 30 new
        students each fall.

    •   BS in Public Health/MPH: SPHHS will accept a small number of outstanding students into the
        BS/MPH program for fall 2011. This program allows students to acquire both the undergraduate
        BS degree and the master’s level MPH degree more efficiently than had the degrees been
        completed separately. Applicants may apply to any of the MPH programs except Public Health
        Management. Students must apply to the BS/MPH program prior to completion of 60 credits
        (junior status) and complete at least two required or elective public health courses by the end of
        the semester the student applies to the program. Applicants must have a GPA in the range of 3.5
        and grades of at least a B in required public health courses.

    •   Undergraduate Secondary Field of Study: A program of secondary fields of study provides
        undergraduates with opportunities for formal interschool study. Students from other GW Schools
        can choose to have a Secondary Field in Public Health and Health Services by taking at least 18
        credit hours of approved SPHHS coursework. To apply, pick up a secondary field application from
        Recruitment and Admissions (Ross Hall, Room 221) or from your own School’s admissions’
        office.

    •   Secondary Field in Public Health: The SPHHS offers the Secondary Field of Study in Public
        Health and Health Services. Through this secondary field, students are introduced to a wide
        range of issues in areas of public health such as health administration and management, health
        policy, health behavior, environmental and occupational health, global health, and maternal and
        child health. The Public Health Secondary Field of Study consists of 18 credit hours of required
        and elective courses. The secondary field provides a strong foundation in public health in
        preparation for further professional study in fields including law, medicine, physician assistant
        programs, allied health professions, public health, and health services. Requirements: 2.8
        cumulative GPA or above.


Undergraduate Minor: SPHHS undergraduate students who wish to take courses across more than one
discipline within SPHHS can declare a minor. SPHHS students enrolled in the BS degree in Exercise
Science may choose an 18 credit hour minor in Public Health. If you are considering an undergraduate
minor in Exercise Science, please contact Dr. Beverly Westerman (bev@gwu.edu). If you are
considering an undergraduate minor in Public Health, please contact Dr. Sara Wilensky, Director of the
Undergraduate Program in Public Health (wilensky@gwu.edu).

How to Apply for Undergraduate Admissions
For information on how to apply for undergraduate admission (including the BS/MPH joint program),
please refer to the SPHHS Undergraduate Admissions website at:
http://sphhs.gwumc.edu/admissions/undergraduateadmissions

Ways to Finance Your Undergraduate Program at GWU
Visit http://gwired.gwu.edu/finaid/index.php for financial aid information applicable to new undergraduate
students and continuing undergraduate students.



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SPHHS Graduate Programs
The SPHHS offers many different graduate programs. A brief overview is included here. More detailed
information on each program can be found in Appendix III, and at:
http://sphhs.gwumc.edu/academics/graduateprograms The Recruitment and Admissions staff
and the program directors are always happy to answer questions from prospective students.

Master of Public Health (MPH): Students prepare to define, critically assess, and resolve public health
problems. Students acquire a comprehensive understanding of the foundation sciences of public health
(disease mechanisms, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, social and behavioral sciences,
health policy, and health management), as well as in-depth training in one of the following program areas.
    • Biostatistics
    • Community Oriented Primary Care
    • Environmental Health Science and Policy
    • Epidemiology
    • Global Health (Policy; Communication; Management; Strategies; Design, Monitoring and Evaluation)
    • Global Health Epidemiology
    • Health Policy
    • Health Promotion
    • Maternal and Child Health
    • Physical Activity in Public Health
    • Public Health Communication and Marketing
    • Public Health Management
    • Physical Activity for Public Health

Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA): Students develop into leaders who possess the
values, knowledge, and skills to achieve optimal delivery of healthcare. The hallmark strengths of the
MHSA program are its emphasis on experiential learning, residency and internship programs. Within
these programs, students may focus on: acute and ambulatory care management; post-acute care
management (including long-term care); information systems and financial management; operations
management; or strategic management and policy. The Specialist Degree, a post-master’s course of
study, is also available.

Master of Science (MS)
   • Health Policy – Students acquire the analytical skills to assume research roles in health-delivery
     systems, regulatory and other government agencies, and university settings. The individually-
     tailored program design allows students to focus their training in particular areas of health policy
     (for example, long term care policy, maternal and child health policy, health services research
     policy).

    • Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases – Students develop an in-depth
      understanding of the major laboratory, clinical, and public health aspects of humankind’s microbial
      pathogens, and acquire the epidemiologic skills to evaluate and control infectious diseases. Areas
      of emphasis include: study design and analysis; emerging infections; tropical diseases; agents
      linked to bioterrorism; and genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics.

    • Exercise Science, with concentrations in Clinical Exercise Physiology; and Strength and
      Conditioning – Students acquire expertise in assessing and prescribing exercise, and are prepared
      to work with individuals with selected chronic diseases and with other special populations. Students
      also develop the skills to help individuals, groups, and communities incorporate healthful eating
      and exercise behaviors into their lifestyle.

Graduate Certificate Program: Graduate Certificates are 18-24 credits in length and are available in all
program areas listed under the MPH degree as well as in Public Health and Emergency Management,
HIV/AIDS Studies, Public Health Generalist, and Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious


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Diseases. The Department of Health Services Management and Leadership also offers two Graduate
Certificate Programs: Long Term Care, and Health Services Generalist. To add additional breadth to
their training, students enrolled in any SPHHS Master’s program may also “add on” a Graduate
Certificate. For the 18- and 20-credit Graduate Certificates, students may cross-credit 6 equivalent credits
from the Master’s coursework toward the certificate. For the 24-credit Graduate Certificate in Public
Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases, students may cross-credit up to 8 equivalent
credits from their Master’s coursework.

Doctor of Public Health (DrPH): Students prepare to become leaders in public health and health
services policy and practice. Students acquire the knowledge and skills to synthesize and translate public
health science into practice – both broadly and in their area of specialization. DrPH Specialty Fields
include:
     • Environmental and Occupational Health
     • Global Health
     • Health Behavior
     • Health Policy

DrPH programs are open for admission only in even numbered years. The next DrPH admissions cycle
will be for fall 2012.

Joint Degree, Dual Degree, and Special Programs: Students in joint and dual degree programs
pursue two degrees at once, optimizing their graduate education. Dual training provides these graduates
with a myriad of career opportunities. Program plans and graduation requirements are not presented
here for these programs; for further details, visit the link below on SPHHS academic programs at
http://sphhs.gwumc.edu/academics/graduateprograms/jointspecialprograms

    •   JD/MPH or JD/Public Health Graduate Certificate
    •   LLM/MPH or JD/Public Health Graduate Certificate: These joint programs are designed to foster
        an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health policy, health law, public health, and health care.
        Joint degree students will gain a greater understanding of how the law influences and shapes all
        phases of health care and public health, as well as how the changing system affects traditional areas
        of the law.
    •   MD/MPH: This joint program is designed for those who wish to serve individuals and
        communities through leadership in health education, policy, administration, and research. Alumni
        of this program provide the critical combination of clinical- and population-based health training to
        diagnose and treat both individuals and communities.
    •   PA/MPH: This joint program is designed to fill the need for a new type of health care professional,
        one who has both the depth of medical knowledge and the range of management and policy skills
        to meet the challenges of future practice. This program provides the opportunity for students to
        obtain the competencies necessary to succeed in the rapidly evolving American health system.
    •   MA (Elliot School of International Affairs)/MPH Global Health: In this dual degree program,
        students earn a Master of Arts (MA) degree from GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs and
        MPH from the SPHHS. Students must be accepted to the MPH Global Health program. In the
        Elliot School, students must be accepted to the MA program, and can concentrate in any of the
        available areas of study.
    •   MPH/Master’s International Program with the Peace Corps: Students acquire public health
        knowledge and skills through any of the MPH program areas. This program then offers the
        unique opportunity to put this training into practice through a two-year public health service
        assignment with the Peace Corps in a developing country, providing on-the-ground training and
        opening doors to an unforgettable experience.

Other Master’s Degree Programs Offered in Collaboration with SPHHS
   • MS in Biostatistics (offered by Columbian College of Arts and Sciences)
   • MS in Epidemiology (offered by Columbian College of Arts and Sciences)
   • Master of Public Policy/Health Policy Specialization (offered by the Trachtenberg School of
       Public Policy and Public Administration of Columbian College of Arts and Sciences)



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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Degree Programs Offered in Collaboration with SPHHS
   • Biostatistics (offered by Columbian College of Arts and Sciences)
   • Epidemiology (offered by Columbian College of Arts and Sciences)
   • Public Policy & Administration/Health Policy Specialization (offered in by the Trachtenberg
       School of Public Policy and Public Administration of Columbian College of Arts and Sciences)

How to Apply for Graduate Admission
For information on how to apply for graduate admission, refer to the SPHHS Graduate Admissions
website at http://sphhs.gwumc.edu/admissions/graduateadmissions

Ways to Finance Your Graduate Program at GWU
Visit http://sphhs.gwumc.edu/academics/studentresources/studentfundingfor financial aid information
applicable to new and continuing graduate students.


HOW TO GET STARTED
Students are responsible for a number of pre- and post-enrollment activities. The following items require
action on the part of the student and should be considered essential in the orientation and acclimation
process.

 VISIT AN ADVISOR: Upon admission to the SPHHS, students are assigned an academic advisor,
who is a faculty member in the student’s program of study. (Contact information is found in a student’s
acceptance packet.)         A complete list of advisors is available on the web at:
http://sphhs.gwumc.edu/academics/coursesregistration/academicadvisors. The role of the advisor is to
help the student develop a plan for completing the program of study at SPHHS. It is important to meet
with an advisor (or to correspond by phone or email) before registering for first semester courses. A
review of the sample 2-year and 3-year course completion schedules included with most master’s
program guides should take place before the meeting. The meeting should address these questions:

    •   How many credit hours should be taken per semester? A useful guideline for time management
        is that for each 3 credit course, a student will spend 3 hours in class per week, and an additional
        6-9 hours per week preparing for class.

    •   How many hours outside study time should a student work? Full time? Part-time? Does the
        student have other obligations outside work and school? The answers to these questions will
        help determine the most desirable course load. Sometimes students must arrange with an
        employer to take a class in the afternoon. Most SPHHS graduate classes are scheduled in the
        late afternoon (after 3:00 PM) and in the evening to accommodate students who also work.

    •   What courses are offered and in which semester are they offered? Are there pre-requisites that
        must be completed before enrollment? Here’s how to obtain the course schedule:

        o   Undergraduate and graduate students in Exercise Science can access the University’s
            Schedule of Classes at www.gwu.edu/%7eschedule/.
        o   MPH, MS, MHSA, Certificate, or DrPH students should access the most recent course
            schedule on the SPHHS course registration and course schedule website at:
            www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/coursesregistration/courseschedule/ or from the SPHHS Listserv.

    There may be late changes in the schedule that are not reflected in these documents. Check with the
    OSA office for updated information. If you have difficulty contacting your advisor or have other
    questions as you enroll for your first semester, you may also contact Jennifer Lyles, New Student
    Coordinator, at 202-994-8406. Ms. Lyles can assist you in meeting all SPHHS requirements for new
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 JOIN THE SPHHS STUDENT LISTSERV : Request that the SPHHS Office of Student Affairs adds
you to the student listserv. The SPHHS Listserv is a vital communications forum that provides information
about course schedule updates, seminars, professional conferences, student activities, and SPHHS and
University announcements. To sign up, send an email from your GWU.EDU email address to Robin Delk
at sphrad@gwumc.edu with the subject line: PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO SPHHS LISTSERV.

 LOCATE YOUR SPHHS STUDENT MAILBOX: All SPHHS students are given a mailbox. Professors
often use mailboxes to return assignments to you, and students frequently use mailboxes to exchange
materials with each other. Mailboxes are located on the first floor of Ross Hall on the Room 118 corridor.
You should look for your name alphabetically. Names are assigned to mailboxes about one week after
the beginning of the semester.

 COMPLETE HUMAN RESEARCH TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: All students in The George
Washington University (GWU) Medical Center are required to complete training regarding human subject
protection regulation and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). To
fulfill this requirement, you must complete the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative (CITI) Course in The
Protection of Human Research Subjects. Per Medical Center policy, students are required to complete
the CITI course before the end of their first semester. Furthermore, you must complete the CITI course
before you are approved to begin your Practicum (if you are an MPH student) or any other field or
research-related activities. This course is available online so you can take it at a time that fits your
schedule. Be sure to print out the certificate of completion for the CITI course and keep a copy for your
records. You will need this documentation for any IRB submission package. Documentation of completion
is also required for graduation clearance. You must provide Student Records (Ross 222) with a copy of
your CITI training certificate. Additional training requirements exist for students who plan to conduct
some types of research (e.g., clinical research). For further information on the University’s research
training requirements, go to www.gwumc.edu/research/human/index.html. If you have questions about
training requirements for researchers, please contact the Office of Human Research (OHR) at 202-994-
2715 or ohrirb@gwumc.edu.

    I. CITI Human Research Training: All SPHHS students are required to complete the CITI module/s
    that are relevant to their research. There are three sets of training modules designed for:

        •   Social and behavioral researchers
        •   Biomedical researchers
        •   IRB members (does not apply to students)

In order to fulfill the HIPAA requirement, students must complete either the Social and Behavioral
Researchers module or the Biomedical Researchers module. Most SPHHS students will be solely
engaged in social and behavioral research while at GWU, however, others may be involved in biomedical
research. Thus, it is important to complete the modules that are relevant to your anticipated activities.
The term “Biomedical research” includes two types of studies: 1) those designed primarily to increase
the scientific base of information about normal or abnormal physiology and development and 2) those
primarily intended to evaluate the safety, effectiveness or usefulness of a medical product, procedure, or
intervention. The terms "behavioral research" or "the behavioral sciences" may be used to refer
either to studies of the behavior of individuals, or to studies of the behavior of aggregates such as groups,
organizations, or societies. The broad objective of the behavioral and social sciences is similar to that of
the biomedical sciences: to establish a body of demonstrable, replicable facts and theory that contributes
to knowledge and to the amelioration of human problems. When an individual successfully completes the
training, an electronic notice is sent to OHR, but not to the trainee. The notice will be accepted by OHR as
assurance of completion for up to 2 years after the date of receipt. If a trainee leaves GWU during this 2
year period, the CITI notice of completion may be transferable to the trainee’s new institution. CITI is
widely recognized for the quality of its human subject research training. To get started:

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        2.   Click: Register for the CITI course
        3.   Select Institution (GWU is under All Others, a drop-down list)
        4.   Create a new username and password.
        5.   Enter your contact information
        6.   Once you have completed the training, make two copies of your Certificate of Completion and
             turn in one copy to the SPHHS Records Office, 222 Ross Hall. Retain the other copy for your
             files.

The amount of time it will take to complete the relevant CITI modules depends on the type of research
conducted, the user’s interest in pursuing linked sites, and other factors. The Office of Human Research
has posted a breakdown of each module as well as estimated completion times. This can be accessed at:
www.gwumc.edu/research/human/citi_chart.pdf. Although all modules in a set do not have to be taken at
one time, ALL modules in the set entered must be finished for a notice of completion to be sent to OHR.
Note that if the trainee switches out of one set before taking all modules and registers in another set,
none of the modules completed in the first set will be retained as completed in CITI’s system. If you have
questions about GWU’s CITI Human Research Training requirement, please contact the Office of Human
Research at ohrirb@gwumc.edu or 202-994-2715 or visit them on the web at their FAQs page:
www.gwumc.edu/research/human/citi_faq.html.


    II. IRB REVIEW: This is not a research training requirement; however, we have included it here
    because you will need this information when you begin to conduct your own research project. If you
    are planning to conduct research involving human subjects (for a special project, thesis, culminating
    experience, dissertation, journal article, poster session, etc.) must obtain Institutional Review Board
    (IRB) review and approval before collecting or analyzing any data. Visit the website
    (www.gwumc.edu/research/human/index.html) to learn about the IRB process and requirements for
    submitting your protocol for review and approval. The IRB submission forms are available on this
    website by clicking on the Forms link or contacting the IRB office at: Office of Human Research
    (OHR), 2300 Eyes Street, Ross Hall, Suite 613, Washington, DC 20036.

 TAKE THE SPHHS ACADEMIC CODE OF INTEGRITY QUIZ: All undergraduate, certificate,
master’s, and doctoral degree students in the School of Public Health and Health Services are required to
review the George Washington University Code of Academic Integrity and take the quiz within their first
semester of study. The Code of Integrity and step-by-step instructions can be found here:
http://www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/studentres/integrity. Once you have successfully completed the quiz, your
score will be reported to the SPHHS Records Office (Ross Hall 222). Students must complete the quiz
before their second semester registration. Please note: Registration for the spring semester usually
begins in the month of November. Registration for the fall semester usually begins in the month of April.
 COMPLETE THE ONLINE PRACTICUM TRAINING:


 PARTICIPATE IN PROFESSIONAL ENHANCEMENT ACTIVITIES: All undergraduate, certificate,
master’s, and doctoral degree students in the School of Public Health and Health Services are required to
attend eight hours of professional enhancement activities during their program. Professional
enhancement activities supplement the academic curriculum and help prepare students to participate
actively in the professional community. They enhance practical knowledge and awareness of public
health issues – either in general or in a student’s specific area of study. Students can fulfill this
requirement by attending workshops, seminars, or other relevant professional meetings, which are often
held at SPHHS and in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Examples of conference sponsors include
the National Academy for State Health Policy, the Pan American Health Organization, the American
Public Health Association, the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Area Health Education
Center, the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Strength and Conditioning Association,
and the National Athletic Trainer’s Association. Opportunities for professional enhancement are regularly
publicized via the SPHHS Listserv and through your department or advisor.




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Students must submit documentation of Professional Enhancement activities to Student Records. The
documentation that must be submitted to Student Records consists of the Professional Enhancement
Form (www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/studentres/forms/), which includes a prior approval signature from the
student’s advisor, a description of the program agenda, and proof of attendance. Remember to submit
your documentation before you apply to graduate!

 KEEP IN TOUCH WITH YOUR ADVISOR: It is important to keep in touch with your advisor for many
reasons – for example, if your curriculum plan changes, if you need advice on what electives to take, or if
you are having academic difficulty. If you are enrolled in a program that requires a Culminating
Experience, Internship, Practicum, Residency, or similar, you should also seek advice from your advisor
about when to start planning for this activity. It is important to note that many such activities require
substantial lead time and cannot be planned and completed in one semester.


POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
This section summarizes many important policies and procedures that will help you successfully navigate
your way while enrolled in an SPHHS program. If you have questions about a policy or procedure, or
need help with any situation affecting you as a student, please feel free to contact any OSA staff member
or the Associate Dean for Student Affairs.

Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities: All students, upon enrolling and while
attending The George Washington University, are subject to the provisions of the Guide to Student Rights
and Responsibilities.        This Guide, which can be accessed by students online at
http://gwired.gwu.edu/dos/GuidetoStudentRights/, outlines student freedoms and responsibilities of
conduct. It includes information about the following:

 •   Statement of Student Rights and Responsibilities    •   Additional Conduct Regulations
 •   University Policy on Equal Opportunity              •   Code of Academic Integrity
 •   Policy on Sexual Harassment                         •   Privacy of Student Records
 •   Student Grievance Procedures                        •   University Policies Available Online
 •   Code of Student Conduct                             •   A Final Word about Security

The OSA staff can answer questions about these policies. The Code of Academic Integrity is particularly
important and is excerpted at the end of this Handbook. Other policies applicable to students of The
George      Washington     University    can    be     found    at    http://my.gwu.edu/mod/upolicy/
http://my.gwu.edu/mod/upolicy/.

Filing a Petition: When you wish to make a request that requires an exception to GW or SPHHS
policies and procedures, or that represents a change in your program of study, you must file a petition.
SPHHS has separate petitions for undergraduate and graduate students and these can be downloaded at
www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/studentres/forms/.

UNDERGRADUATE PETITION FORM: Submit this form to Admissions to request any of the following:
  • Apply for Readmission
  • Change Entry Semester
  • Change Major
  • Change Concentration
  • Request a Leave of Absence
  • Substitute a Course for a Required Course
  • Transfer credit to GW
  • Drop a course after the deadline
  • Add a course after the deadline and waive late fee




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Complete the petition, offering as much detail (and if applicable, evidence) as possible to support your
request. Return the petition electronically to sphehr@gwumc.edu or in person to Emily Rhineberger in
Admissions, 221 Ross Hall (contact information on form) with any other required attachments.
Admissions will process your petition by referring it to the appropriate faculty member(s) and then
returning it to you with the decision.

GRADUATE PETITION FORM: Submit this form to either Admissions or Student Records, as follows:
Admissions Petitions are submitted to:
   • Change Entry Semester
   • Waive an “Additional Course” Requirement
   • Transfer Graduate Credits to GW Graduate Transcript Before Enrolling (you must have taken
       course within 3 years; grade of B or better; course cannot have counted toward other degree)
   • Transfer Credits from Non-degree to Graduate Transcript
   • Add Certificate to Degree
   • Drop a Certificate from the Degree
   • Change Degree Program
   • Change Program/Specialization
   • Change from Certificate to Degree
   • Change from Degree to a Certificate
   • Request Readmission

Complete the petition, offering as much detail (and if applicable, evidence) as possible to support your
request. Return the petition electronically to sphehr@gwumc.edu or in person to Emily Rhineberger with
any other required attachments. Admissions will process your petition by electronically referring it to the
appropriate faculty member(s) and then returning it to you with the decision.

Student Records Petitions: These are submitted to:
    • Waive a required course
    • Substitute a course for a required course
    • Attend two schools simultaneously
    • Register for continuous enrollment instead of continuous research
    • Transfer graduate credits to the GW graduate transcript (get approval prior to enrolling in outside
        course)
    • Take a Consortium course
    • Request a leave of absence
    • Drop a course after the deadline and receive a full or partial refund
    • Add a course after the deadline and waive the late fee
    • Extend the time limit for graduation

Complete the petition, offering as much detail (and if applicable, evidence) as possible to support your
request. Secure the appropriate signatures (required signatures are noted on the form). Return the
signed Petition with any required attachments to the SPHHS Student Records Office, Ross Hall, Room
222.


Requesting a Waiver of the MPH Practicum: You must submit this application during
your first semester of enrollment. MPH students with substantial public health experience relevant to
their department/program may request to waive the MPH Practicum and substitute elective credits. Prior
to matriculation, applicants must have completed more than three years of relevant, full-time, public
health experience in which they can demonstrate application of at least one track-specific competency.
To request a waiver, complete the Practicum Equivalent Experience Application, available on the SPHHS
Forms website (www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/studentres/forms/). Obtain approval from your Practicum
Director and Academic Advisor, and then submit to Professor Donna Caruso, SPHHS Practicum Director,
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Maintaining Enrollment Status: The University’s continuous enrollment policy is very important.
Once entered in a degree program, you are expected to be continuously registered for at least one credit
during the fall and spring semesters and actively engaged in fulfilling the requirements for your degree.

    •   For fall and spring semester, you must register for one or more credit hours to maintain
        enrollment status.
    •   During the summer session, you do not have to be enrolled unless you are graduating during the
        summer; in this case, register for Continuous Enrollment ($35).
    •   Some additional activities, such as study abroad programs, qualify as continuous enrollment.
        Doctoral students are allowed to register for Continuous Enrollment ($35) to maintain status
        during their comprehensive exam stage only. For further details, contact OSA staff or see
        Continuous Enrollment in the University Bulletin.

If you are a degree student and find it necessary to interrupt active pursuit of your degree, you may
petition to take a Leave of Absence for a specific period of time, limited to a total of one calendar year
during the student’s program. If you discontinue active enrollment in degree studies without being
granted a leave of absence, or if you are granted a leave but do not return to active study at the close of
the period of approved absence, you must apply for readmission and be subject to the regulations and
program requirements then in effect.

Practicum and Culminating Experience: Continuous enrollment becomes most challenging for SPHHS
graduate students as they near graduation and have completed all the courses except for the practicum
or culminating experience. For example, you may complete your coursework during the spring semester,
and register for your practicum or culminating experience during the summer session. If you do not
complete all requirements experience by the end of the summer session, the University requires you to
register for one credit of “Continuing Research” in order to maintain your status during the fall semester.
This credit is charged at the prevailing tuition rate for one credit, making it expensive not to complete your
degree requirements on time. The same problem would arise if you haven’t completed requirements for
graduation when the spring semester starts; you would need to register for one credit of Continuing
Research. During summer session, you need only register for Continuous Enrollment if you are planning
to complete graduation requirements.

Thus it is desirable to register for your practicum or culminating experience project during the semester
you expect to finish it! If unusual circumstances arise and you cannot complete your graduation
requirements before the end of that semester, you may petition one time to register for Continuous
Enrollment rather than paying one credit for Continuous Research. Petitions to register for Continuous
Enrollment rather than Continuous Research must include an explanation of why you did not finish your
project in a timely manner along with documentation sufficient to support the explanation. Documentation
must include a detailed timeline and summary of progress to date and a timeline for finishing your project.
Submission of this documentation does not guarantee the petition will be granted. Financial need is not
an adequate justification. Such petitions will be considered by your Advisor and the Associate Dean on a
case-by-case basis, and for one semester only. Work issues and financial reasons are not considered
as meeting the threshold of “unusual circumstances.”

Maintaining Good Academic Standing – Undergraduate Students: Good academic
standing means an undergraduate student is not on academic probation or under academic suspension.
The following rules governing probation and suspension are applicable to students enrolled in a full-time
program (12 credit hours or more) during the fall or spring semester. Students enrolled for fewer than 12
credit hours during the fall or spring semester and students enrolled during the summer sessions are
subject to academic probation or suspension on the basis of their cumulative record. Specific policies for
students enrolled in the dual BS/MPH program are described in the BS/MPH Supplement to the BS/MPH
Curriculum Guide.

Mid-semester Warning – At the end of the eighth week of each semester, instructors submit to the
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warning is sent to the student and a copy filed with the appropriate advisor. A warning constitutes notice
to the student to consult the instructor and advisor at the earliest opportunity.

Semester Warning – An undergraduate student whose cumulative grade-point average is less than 2.0
after attempting a minimum of 12 credit hours will be issued a warning notice at the end of the semester
and will be required to take corrective measures (e.g., limitation of course load to no more than 13 credit
hours).

Probation – An undergraduate student whose cumulative grade-point average is below 2.0 but above 1.0
after attempting a minimum of 24 credit hours is placed on probation. The course load of a student on
probation may be no more than 13 credit hours. A student returns to good standing if, after a first or
second semester on probation, the grade-point average is raised to 2.0 or more. A student who receives
an unacceptable grade (D, F, I, Z) or fails to raise the cumulative GPA to 2.0 after two semesters on
probation (or 24 additional credit hours attempted) is subject to suspension.

Suspension - The following circumstances constitute grounds for suspension: (1) a cumulative grade-
point average below 1.0 after attempting a minimum of 24 credit hours; (2) failure to attain a cumulative
grade-point average of 2.0 or more after two successive full-time semesters (or 24 additional credit hours
attempted) on probation; or (3) a grade of D, F, I, or Z while on probation.

The SPHHS Dean’s Office, in consultation with the student’s academic advisor, may continue a student
on probation (in lieu of suspension) if satisfactory progress is demonstrated during the probationary
period and sufficient evidence of academic promise, by way of a statement of appeal, is offered by the
student.

Once suspended, undergraduate students may not register for or complete any courses at The George
Washington University. Suspended students may apply for readmission following completion of the term
of suspension. A suspended student seeking readmission must submit evidence to his or her program
director and the SPHHS Dean’s Office of conduct during absence from the University that indicates that
the student will profit from readmission. A student suspended twice for poor scholarship will not be
readmitted.

Timely Progress Toward the Degree – Undergraduate students who fail to make adequate and timely
progress toward the degree, through repeated leaves or repeated failure to complete an appropriate
number of credit hours per semester, may be suspended from the University (see University Regulations,
Right to Dismiss Students in the Undergraduate Bulletin). Students suspended on these grounds may
apply for readmission after supplying sufficient evidence of academic promise.

   Summary of Threats to Academic Standing for Undergraduate Students

    Semester Warning          A student with a cumulative GPA less than 2.0* (with less than 24
                              credits completed) must take corrective action.
    Academic Probation        A student with cumulative GPA less than 2.0* (with 24 or more credits
                              completed) is placed on academic probation.
    Suspension                A student with cumulative GPA below 1.0 after attempting a minimum
                              of 24 credit hours is subject to suspension. A student who receives an
                              unacceptable grade (D, F, I, Z) or fails to raise cumulative GPA to 2.0*
                              while on academic probation is subject to suspension.
   * Note: Grade Point Average of 2.5 for BS students in Athletic Training

Maintaining Good Academic Standing – Graduate Students: A graduate student who is
not suspended or on academic probation or on extended provisional admission status is considered to be
in good standing. At the graduate level, a minimum grade-point average of 3.0 (B) must be maintained
and is required to be awarded a graduate degree. All courses taken for graduate credit after matriculation
as a degree candidate (including those SPHHS courses transferred in from non-degree status, but



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excluding those audited or taken for the grade of CR or P/NP) will be used to calculate the grade-point
average.

Extended Provisional Admission – Graduate program applicants with credentials that are weaker than
expected for graduate study, but who nonetheless show promise of successful graduate work, are
occasionally granted provisional admission by the SPHHS Admissions Committee. While on extended
provisional admission status, students are required to see their advisors each semester prior to
registration. Provisionally admitted graduate students must demonstrate their ability to maintain a GPA of
at least 3.0 in the first nine credit hours of coursework attempted, and during this time are not allowed to
receive a grade of I or a grade lower than a B. Provisionally admitted students who meet these
requirements are granted good standing. Provisionally admitted students who do not meet these
requirements are subject to suspension (see below).

Semester Warning – A graduate student whose cumulative grade-point average is less than 3.0 after
attempting a minimum of one credit hour and a maximum of eight credit hours will be issued a warning
notice at the end of the semester and will be required to take corrective measures (e.g., meet with
academic advisor to outline steps to raise GPA).

Probation – A graduate student whose grade-point average falls below 3.0 at any point after completing
nine credit hours will be placed on probation. This probation extends through the period in which the
student next attempts up to 12 credit hours of work, including prescribed courses. A student’s program
may be restricted by the program director if deemed necessary. During this period, the student’s
performance will be monitored to determine suitability for continued study. A student who fails to raise
the cumulative grade-point average to 3.0 or better during the period of probation is subject to
suspension. Incomplete grades and grades of B- or lower are not allowed during the probation period and
are grounds for automatic suspension. A student who is subject to probation for a second time at any
point during the program is automatically suspended.

Grade of F – A graduate degree candidate who receives a grade of F is subject to suspension. If the
student wishes to remain enrolled, s/he must present cause, for consideration by the dean and the
director of his/her degree program, as to why continued study should be permitted. Once a grade of F is
earned in a core, required, or elective course, it remains a part of the student’s permanent record and is
calculated into the grade-point average. A graduate student given the grade of F in a core or other
required course, and permitted to continue in graduate studies, must repeat the course and achieve at
least the grade of B; such a repeat does not expunge the grade of F, which remains part of the student’s
record. Should this level of performance not be obtained, the student will be suspended from the degree
program.

Suspension – A graduate student who receives an F or does not meet the conditions of probation (see
above) is subject to suspension. Suspended students may not register for or complete any courses at
The George Washington University. An outstanding Incomplete grade at the time of suspension will
become an F.

The SPHHS Dean’s Office, in consultation with the student’s academic advisor, may continue a student
on probation (in lieu of suspension) if satisfactory progress is demonstrated during the probationary
period and sufficient evidence of academic promise, by way of a statement of appeal, is offered by the
student.

A student who is suspended or withdraws under these conditions may apply for readmission after one
semester. To be readmitted, the student must submit evidence that suggests the probability of academic
success. A student who is readmitted will continue on academic probation and must achieve a minimum
grade-point average of 3.5 in the next 12 credit hours of graduate study. Should the student fail to
achieve this grade-point average, the student will again be suspended and will not be readmitted.

Timely Progress Toward the Degree – A graduate student who fails to make adequate and timely
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number of credit hours per semester, may be suspended. Students suspended on these grounds may
apply for readmission after supplying sufficient evidence of academic promise.

Summary of Threats to Academic Standing for Graduate Students
  Extended           Provisional A student who receives a grade of I or grade of B- or lower while
  Admission                      on provisional admission status is subject to suspension.
  Semester Warning               A student with a cumulative GPA less than 3.0 (with less than 9
  (< 9 credits completed)        credits completed) must take corrective action.

     Academic Probation               A student with cumulative GPA less than 3.0 (with 9 or more
                                      credits completed) is placed on academic probation. A student on
                                      academic probation who receives an unacceptable grade (B-, C,
                                      F, I, Z) or fails to raise cumulative GPA to 3.0 within the next 12
                                      credits taken is subject to suspension.
     Grade of F                       A student who receives a grade of F is subject to suspension. If
                                      student wishes to remain enrolled s/he must present cause as to
                                      why continued study should be permitted. If permitted to continue
                                      in graduate studies, student must repeat the course (if core or
                                      required) and achieve at least the grade of B.
     Suspension                       A student who is suspended may not register for or complete any
                                      courses at GW. A student who is suspended or withdraws under
                                      these conditions may apply for readmission after one semester.

Clearing grades of Incomplete (I) and In Progress (IP):                      Conditions under which an
Incomplete (I) may be assigned and changed are the same for both Undergraduate and Graduate
students and are described under University Regulations, Grades in both Bulletins. You must make an
agreement in writing with your Instructor outlining how and when you will make up your incomplete. An
Incomplete must be changed by a date agreed upon by you and your instructor, but no more than one
calendar year from the end of the semester in which you took the course. The grade earned will be
indicated in the form of I, followed by the grade. An Incomplete that is not changed within this period
will convert to an I/F (Incomplete/Failure) and your grade point average and academic standing
recalculated. In cases of well-documented extenuating circumstances, you and your instructor may file a
joint petition to the director of your degree program and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs for
additional time in which to complete the course work. An “I” designation next to the final grade cannot be
changed by reregistering for the course at GW or by taking its equivalent elsewhere and remains on your
permanent record even after the course has been successfully or unsuccessfully completed.

The grade In Progress (IPG) is given for all thesis, residency, advanced reading, independent study,
special project/culminating experience, internship/practicum, and dissertation research courses until the
coursework is completed. Upon the satisfactory completion, the grade is entered and IPG no longer
remains on the transcript. Grades of In Progress may not be given for regular, semester-length courses.

Appealing a Grade: If you believe that an instructor has not fairly evaluated your work, follow this
stepwise appeal process:

 •     First, discuss this situation with the instructor; usually, an appeal can be resolved satisfactorily when
       the student further explains the rationale for his/her answer, and/or the instructor further explains
       his/her rationale for assigning the grade. Students cannot move forward with a grade appeal unless
       this step has been taken. Email discussion with the professor is not an acceptable alternative to an
       in-person meeting. The professor will provide written rationale for denying a change of grade.
 •     If, after discussion with the instructor, you still do not feel that you have been evaluated fairly, then
       you may proceed with your appeal. Appeals relating to undergraduate courses next go to the
       Director of the Undergraduate Program in Public Health. If after that discussion, you still do not feel
       your work has been evaluated fairly, then contract the chair of the department that offers the course.
       If the course is not offered by a specific department, contact the chair of the department where the



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     faculty member has his/her primary appointment. Appeals relating to graduate courses, whether
     the student is a graduate or undergraduate, go to the chair of the department that offers the course.
     Ask the chair to evaluate your case. Some chairs have established written appeal procedures;
     others evaluate appeals on an ad hoc basis. Students cannot move forward with a grade appeal
     unless this step has been taken. The chair will provide written rationale for denying the appeal.
 •   If, after discussion with the department chair, you do not feel that your work has been evaluated
     fairly, then contact the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and ask for a SPHHS Dean’s Office
     review of your case. The Dean’s Office will review your case and may choose to let the grade stand
     or may refer your case to the Committee on Public Health, Health Services, and Exercise Science
     Student Evaluation (a standing committee of the Medical Center Faculty Senate) for further
     evaluation. There is no timeline or deadlines for grade appeals. Each case is reviewed individually.
 •   If you are not satisfied with the decision within the SPHHS, then your next level of appeal is to the
     GWU’s Dean of Students’ Office. Procedures for discussing/filing a grievance are described in the
     Guide to Student Rights and Responsibilities, referenced above.

Applying for Readmission to a Program: SPHHS graduate degree or certificate students who
were previously registered in the University but who did not register during the immediately preceding
semester (summer sessions excluded) must apply for readmission by completing a petition. Completing
and submitting the petition does not guarantee that the student will be readmitted. SPHHS departments
are responsible for readmitting students and can only do so if the student is not in violation of other
SPHHS or University policies. Students who have attended one or more academic institutions while
absent from this University must have complete official transcripts from each institution attended sent
directly to the SPHHS Office of Admissions. Applicants for readmission are considered on the basis of
policies and program requirements currently in effect and if readmitted, will be subject to the policies and
program requirements then in effect.

Independent Study:
Students are not be able to register for this course until the independent study project plan and the
graduate petition form have been completed and approved by the student, the faculty instructor
(supervisor), the student’s academic Program Director, the faculty instructor’s Department Chair, and
Dean of Student Affairs. Independent studies must be approved prior to registration for the course.
Students should submit completed forms and a Registration Transaction Form to Student Records (Ross
222) when registration is open for the semester that the independent study is taking place. All forms and
a detailed description can be found here:
http://sphhs.gwumc.edu/academics/studentresources/studentforms
Independent Study Course Requirements:
1. Students discuss their general topic with a faculty member with whom they would like to complete the
independent study project and solicit the faculty member’s commitment to being the project supervisor.
2. Once the faculty supervisor is identified, the student and faculty supervisor determine the specific
project in which the student will be involved. After this discussion, the student presents a typed outline of
the independent study project to the faculty supervisor, who must approve the outline. The outline must
consist of the following elements:
• Purpose and objectives of the independent study;
• A short description of the project, including a project title;
• A list or description of the components of the project to be completed by the student; A timeline for
completion of the project within one semester;
• A list of the number and approximate dates for meetings between the faculty and student for evaluation
and discussion of the project;
• A description of how the student project will be graded, including any intermediate evaluation/grades
that are required.
• The faculty supervisor may choose to include additional elements to the independent study outline.
• This outline and accompanying form serve as the formal contract for the independent study project.
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• Once the outline is completed and the independent study form signed by the faculty supervisor and the
student, the outline and form should be sent to the student’s academic Program Director, the faculty
supervisor’s department chair, and then to the Dean of Student Affairs for approval.
• Independent study projects may not be used as a substitute for an available required or elective course
and may not cover substantially the same subject matter that is available in a required or elective course.

Enrolling for a Course at Other School or Institution: Graduate Students: Once enrolled
at SPHHS, graduate students are expected to complete course requirements at SPHHS. However, under
limited circumstances, it is permissible to transfer in credits for coursework completed at another
institution. If you wish to register concurrently at GW and another institution from which you wish to apply
credit toward your GW degree, you must request prior written permission. To request such
permission, please follow these steps:

    •   Download a Graduate Petition form from the SPHHS Forms website or pick one up from Ross
        202. Complete the petition and attach the syllabus of the course you wish to take.
    •   Get your advisor’s signature. If the course will substitute for a required SPHHS course, also get
        approval from the instructor of that course and attach the syllabus. Bring petition to Student
        Records (Ross 222).
    •   Following completion of the course, please request that a transcript be sent to Student Records.
        You must earn a grade of B or better to transfer credit, however the grade from another institution
        will not be considered in computing your GW grade-point average.

If you wish to register for a course offered by a GW school other than the SPHHS (that is not already
listed as part of the curriculum program plan for your program of study), and count this course toward
your degree requirements, you must similarly obtain prior written permission by filing a Petition. Follow
the steps above (but you will not have to have a transcript sent).

Undergraduate Students: Undergraduate students who wish to transfer credit for coursework taken at
another institution must request prior written permission. Please follow these steps:
    • Obtain the Petition to Transfer Credits From Another Institution form from the Department of
        Exercise Science (Building K, Room 200), from Ross 202, or from the SPHHS Forms website.
        Complete the petition. Get the signature of the appropriate department faculty member for the
        course(s) you want to transfer (you will need to provide a syllabus or course description – obtain
        this before going to the department). Be sure the faculty member lists the GW equivalent for
        each course you want to take.
   • Have your advisor sign the form.
   • If you are an Exercise Science student, please submit the form to:

        Department of Exercise Science, c/o Executive Assistant,
              rd
        817 23 Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington DC 20052

After you complete your course(s), have an official transcript mailed to the above address. Also, SAVE
YOUR SYLLABUS, and submit a copy to Exercise Science.

    •   If you are a BS Public Health student, please submit the form to:

        Mallory Boyd, MS, Director of the Office of Student Affairs
        2300 I Street, NW, Suite 202, Washington, DC 20037

After you complete your course(s), have an official transcript mailed to the address above. Also, SAVE
YOUR SYLLABUS, and submit a copy to Mallory Boyd.

    •   After your transcript and syllabi are received, all of your paperwork will be forwarded to SPHHS
        Office of Student Records and you will receive confirmation via email that the credits have been
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Consortium Courses: Separate policies apply to Consortium courses (see page 24). Grades in
Consortium courses will be considered in computing your grade-point average.

International Students – Less than Full-Time Status: If you are an international student on
an F-1 or J-1 Visa, it is your responsibility to enroll as a full time student (minimum 9 credit hours for
graduate students; 12 credits for undergraduates) for spring and fall semesters according to the U.S.
Immigration and Naturalization rules governing registration requirements for international students with F-
1/J-1 visa status. In certain situations, a reduced course load may be allowed. To request approval for
this, complete the F-1/J-1 Request for Reduced Course Load Form (download form at
http://gwired.gwu.edu/iso/CurrentStudents/formscopy/) and submit it to the International Services Office
(ISO). You can obtain more information from the ISO at http://gwired.gwu.edu/iso/ or by contacting: Ms.
Annie Hill, Senior International Student and Scholar Advisor at isoaeh@gwu.edu or (202) 994-4477.


STUDENT LIFE, AND OTHER HELPFUL RESOURCES
Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area:                              The George
Washington University is a member of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan
Area. Fourteen universities and colleges in the Washington area—American University, Catholic
University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, George Washington University,
Georgetown University, Howard University, Joint Military Intelligence College, Marymount University,
National Defense University, Southeastern University, the University of the District of Columbia, and the
University of Maryland College Park—are associated in a Consortium through which they coordinate the
use of their respective facilities. Students in approved programs leading to degrees in any one of these
institutions have the opportunity to select from the combined offerings the particular courses that best
meet their needs.

A GW student who wishes to participate in the consortium program must be a main campus (Foggy
Bottom/Mount Vernon) degree student in good academic standing.             Always obtain your advisor’s
approval via petition before deciding to register for a consortium course. You may not register through
the Consortium for courses that are offered by the George Washington University (or are GW-equivalent)
in the same semester.

    •   Full-time undergraduate students may enroll in up to six credit hours per semester; no more than
        a total of 21 credit hours are permitted per degree program.

    •   Part-time undergraduate students may enroll in up to six credit hours per academic year; no more
        than a total of 21 credit hours are permitted per degree program.

    •   Graduate students may enroll in approved courses through the Consortium; no more than a total
        of nine credit hours are permitted for a Master’s program or twelve credit hours for a Doctoral
        program.

Not all Courses are available for Consortium Registration: Enrollment in off-campus courses (including
Distance Education and On-line courses), Independent Study, Study Abroad, Canon Law, Dentistry,
Medicine, Nursing, Physical Education, and Theology courses is prohibited.

Grades: Courses may only be taken for a letter grade. They may not be taken on an Audit or Pass/No
Pass basis. Grades for your consortium course(s) may not appear on your initial grade report.
Graduating students in their last semester should alert their instructor (at the visiting intuition) that they
are graduating and their grades are necessary for a timely graduation.

To register:
    1. Go to the Consortium website www.consortium.org to view schedule of classes and course
        availability. Availability of classes is not guaranteed. If special permission is needed (due to



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        closed course/section, instructor/dean/departmental approval, etc), the student is responsible for
        obtaining written permission from the instructor/dean/department and submitting it with their
        consortium registration form.

    2. Use one consortium registration form for each visited institution. Provide complete course
       information (department code, course number, course reference number (if applicable), section
       number, credit hours, and full course title) from the visited institution’s schedule of classes. Be
       sure to indicate the credit level requested (undergraduate or graduate).

    3. Obtain academic approvals (signatures of academic advisor and Dean) in the order indicated on
       the form. The last two columns of the course information section must be completed for the form
       to be approved.

    4. Deliver the completed form to the Consortium Coordinator in the Registrar’s Office (Colonial
       Central, Ground Floor of the Marvin Center). Consortium registration forms must be returned
       to the Consortium Coordinator by the end of the second week of GW’s classes.

    5. Before attending the first class, return to pick up your Consortium Registration Card at the
       Registrar’s Office. Present, but do not relinquish, this card to the instructor at the institution you
       are visiting in order to confirm your enrollment.

    6. Consortium registrations will not be processed by the visited institution until the general
       registration period just prior to the start of classes. Therefore, your name may not appear on the
       first class roster at the visiting institution. The George Washington University Consortium will
       contact you via email or telephone if there is a problem with your registration

Drop/Add Procedures: To add or drop a Consortium course, you must obtain a Consortium Add/Drop
Form from the Registrar’s Office (Colonial Central, Ground Floor of the Marvin Center) and follow the
procedures outlined. Failure to follow the proper drop procedures may result in financial penalty and a
failing grade.

Tuition and Fees: As an SPHHS student, you pay tuition to GW based on the current semester’s rate for
courses taken through the Consortium. Any applicable course fees listed in the visited institution’s
schedule of classes must be paid directly to the visited institution. These fees will be billed from the
visiting institution directly to you.

Counseling Center: The GW Counseling Center offers a variety of services, including immediate
assistance to students in crisis, group or individual counseling, and services to enhance academic
success such as peer tutoring and academic skills workshops. Information: 2033 K Street, NW, #330,
Phone: 202-994-5330, Counsel@gwu.edu, Web: http://gwired.gwu.edu/counsel/ .

Emergency Loan Fund: The SPHHS Student Emergency Loan Fund (SELF) is available each
semester to help students with unexpected personal expenses. This zero-interest loan must be repaid
within 45 days. Students may borrow only once per semester. To be eligible, students must be in
enrolled at least part-time (at least six credit hours undergraduate, at least five credit hours graduate), or
be in “continuous research” or “continuous enrollment” status if at the end of their program. By University
regulations, students may not borrow against or take out an emergency loan on their next semester's loan
disbursement until the first day of classes of that semester. Applications may be obtained from the
SPHHS Office of Student Academic and Career Development Services, Ross Hall Suite 202.

Exchange on Campus Website: Need to rent an apartment? Looking for a roommate? Want to
buy or sell books? DO NOT POST THESE TO THE SPHHS LISTSERV! Visit “Exchange on Campus”
(www.exchangeoncampus.com) for listings that also include tutors, furniture, electronics, rides, and more.




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SPHHS Jobs Website: The SPHHS Office of Student Academic and Career Development Services
maintains a searchable jobs database to provide a centralized resource for jobs, internships, and
fellowships. The website (www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/studentres/careers/jobs/) is open to SPHHS students
and alumni and also to the greater public health community. To submit a potential job, internship, or
fellowship opportunity for posting on the new website, please send a detailed email to
sphhsjob@gwu.edu. Submissions will be reviewed and posted within 48 hours. Please do not post jobs
directly to the SPHHS Listserv!

GWORK Jobs Database: Another resource for finding job opportunities is the university's "GWork"
jobs databank (http://gwired.gwu.edu/career/StudentsAlumni/CareerPrep/bGWorkJobListingsb/). While
not specifically for public health jobs, positions that may be of interest to SPHHS students may be found
there. GWork is free for GWU students, and students must register online to use the system. Detailed
instructions for using GWork can be found in the “GWork Quick Guide,” available on the web at:
http://gwired.gwu.edu/career/merlin-cgi/p/downloadFile/d/6554/n/off/other/1/name/GWorkStudentGuidepdf/.

If you ever need help with GWork, or have a problem or question, please email the Career Center GWork
help desk at gworkhlp@gwu.edu or call 202-994-6495.

Safety, Security, and University Operating Status: You must carry your GWorld card with
you at all times for identification and access to Ross Hall and other University streets and buildings.

Important Phone Numbers
GWUMC Security Desk                        202-994-8800
GW University Police                       202-994-6111
GW Hospital Security                       202-715-5000
Metropolitan Police Department             Non-emergency 311; Emergency 911
GWUMC Safety Specialist                    1-877-396-2851 or 1-877-395-2560

Inclement Weather Policy: In the advent of inclement weather, the School of Public Health and Health
Services will follow the decision of the University about whether to hold classes. Students, faculty and
staff should call the University hotline at 202-994-5050 or check the Medical Center Status button at
www.gwumc.edu. Instructors who decide to postpone class even when the University is open will inform
their students by phone tree or email. Staff will follow University policy unless otherwise instructed by
their supervisors. All employees deemed essential must report to work.

University Operating Status: Information on the University’s operating status and on procedures for
alert situations is available through the GW Recorded Information Line at 202-994-5050, the Campus
Advisories Web site (access from the GW homepage, www.gwu.edu, or directly at
www.gwu.edu/~gwalert). The Medical Center’s homepage, www.gwumc.edu, also has direct links to
Medical Center Status and Alert Information.

Alert DC: Members of the GW community are encouraged to sign up for Alert DC. This free public
service, made possible through the government of the District of Columbia, provides immediate text
notification to email, cell phone, and other electronic devices during a crisis or emergency. This
emergency notification service is available to DC residents, individuals who work in the District of
Columbia, and visitors. To sign up for Alert DC, visit GW Campus Advisories (from the button at
www.gwu.edu or directly at www.gwu.edu/~gwalert) and click on the DC Emergency Management image
on the right side of the webpage. During the registration process, make sure you select “George
Washington University” as one of your neighborhoods.

Campus Security and Personal Safety: GW is committed to assisting all members of the GW
community in providing for their own safety and security. The annual security compliance document is
available on the University Police Department (UPD) website at http://gwired.gwu.edu/upd/compliance. If
you would like to receive a booklet called “The Pride Brochure” which contains this information, you can
stop by UPD at 2033 G Street, NW, Woodhull House, Washington DC, 20052, or you can request that a



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copy be mailed to you by calling (202) 994-6948. The GWU website and booklet contain information
regarding campus security and personal safety, including topics such as: crime prevention, university
police law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, disciplinary procedures, and other matters of
importance related to security on campus. They also contain information about crime statistics for the
three previous calendar years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus
buildings or property owned or controlled by GW; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent
to and accessible from the campus. [This information is required by law and is provided by The George
Washington University Police Department.]

Student Organizations
The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) is an organization for all students enrolled in the public
health programs at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. The
mission is to develop an experience for the students that is professional, educational, fulfilling, and
enjoyable. The PHSA creates opportunities for students to network with professionals and alumni, to
become active public health agents and to learn about current issues in public health. The organization
advocates on issues pertaining to curriculum revision, research opportunities, student participation, and
financial needs. Website: studentorgs.gwu.edu/phsa; Email: phsa@gwu.edu.

President :                              Brittany Plavchak ( bplavchak@gmail.com )
Vice President :                         Sarah Diamond (sarita22@gwmail.gwu.edu)
Secretary :                              Mallory O’Connor (malloryo@gwmail.gwu.edu)
Treasurer :                              Grace Arnold (gca@gwmail.gwu.edu)
Undergraduate Liaison:                   Jordan Kuhn ( jkayakj@gwmail.gwu.edu )

The Health Services Management and Leadership Student Association (HSML-SA) serves as a
professional organization, offering numerous networking and professional development opportunities to
students. The Student Association regularly sponsors site visits to local health care facilities, as well as
field trips to health care briefings on Capitol Hill. In addition, Student Association members attend the
annual American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Management.
Website: www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/departments/hsml/assoc.cfm#hsmlsa; Email: hsmpsa@gwu.edu.

President :                              Andrew Pete, apete@gwmail.gwu.edu
Vice President :                         Jasveen Kaur, jaskaur@gwmail.gwu.edu
Treasurer :                              Kevin Becker, kevinb@gwmail.gwu.edu
Communication Chair :                    Alexis Jauregui, aaj@gwmail.gwu.edu
Networking Chair :                       Desdemona Smith, dmsmith@gwmail.gwu.edu
Professional Development Chair :         Maryana Katsman, maryana@gwmail.gwu.edu
Recruitment Chair :                      Neema Shah, nshah33@gwmail.gwu.edu

The Athletic Training Students' Association (ATSA) promotes the profession of Athletic Training
through education and activities and creates a community within The George Washington University's
Athletic Training Program. The organization strives to broaden opportunities for athletic training students.
Website: www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/departments/exercise/assoc.cfm#atsa

The Society of Exercise Science Students (SESS) brings together undergraduate and graduate
students pursuing majors within the Department of Exercise Science. SESS is built on the three pillars of
scholarship, charity and camaraderie. Recognizing that their interest and expertise in health, fitness and
disease represents a unique body of knowledge at GW, SESS works to unify students within the major,
promote friendship, and provide service to the Department, the university and the broader community. For
contact information, visit the website at: http://sphhs.gwumc.edu/academics/studentgroupsgetinvolved

The Interdisciplinary Student Community-Oriented Prevention Enhancement Service (ISCOPES)
project is a collaborative effort between George Washington University and George Mason University.
Students participate in interdisciplinary teams that are placed at community sites to learn while providing
service. Students work with community-based organizations to identify health needs and design health
education and health promotion activities. The service-learning activities are supervised by a university


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preceptor and a community preceptor. Student projects have included conducting asthma management
classes, conducting and evaluating needs assessments of Head Start participants, and developing and
implementing health promotion activities for the elderly. For more information, email iscopes@gwu.edu
or visit www.gwu.edu/~iscopes/.

For more information, see www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/studentres/getinvolved/.

University Student Services Offices
Career Center                        1922 F Street, NW                                  202-994-6495
                                     gwired.gwu.edu/career/                             gwcarctr@gwu.edu
Community Living and Learning        Fulbright Hall 104                                 202-994-2552
Center                               gwired.gwu.edu/cllc/                               cllc@gwu.edu
Counseling Center                    2033 K Street, NW, #330                            202-994-5300
                                     gwired.gwu.edu/counsel/                            counsel@gwu.edu
Dean of Students                     Rice Hall 401                                      202-994-6710
                                     gwired.gwu.edu/dos/                                dos@gwu.edu
Disability Support Services          Marvin Center 436                                  202-994-8250
                                     gwired.gwu.edu/dss/                                dss@gwu.edu
Fitness and Recreational Sports      Lerner Health and Wellness Center                  202-994-6251
                                     gwired.gwu.edu/gwellness/                          fit4life@gwu.edu

Gelman Library                       2130 H Street, NW                                  202-994-6845
                                     www.gwu.edu/gelman/

Grad Life                            Rice Hall 401                                      202-994-4737
                                     gradlife.gwu.edu                                   gradlife@gwu.edu
Graduate Student Housing             2129 I Street, NW                                  202-994-2552
                                     gwired.gwu.edu/gwhousing/whereyoulive/grad/        gwhouse@gwu.edu
Graduate Student Services            Rice Hall 603                                      202-994-5984
                                     www.gwu.edu/~gradinfo/                             gradinfo@gwu.edu
GW Bookstore                         Marvin Center Basement                             202-994-6870
                                     shop.efollett.com/htmlroot/storehome/georgewashi   gwu@bkstr.com
                                     ngtonuniversity122.html

Gworld Card Services                 Marvin Center 501                                  202-994-1795
                                     gworld.gwu.edu/                                    gworld@gwu.edu
Housing Services                     2129           I          Street,             NW   202-994-2552
                                     gwired.gwu.edu/gwhousing/                          gwhouse@gwu.edu

Information Technology Services      Rome B107                                          202-994-5530
                                     www.gwu.edu/iss/its/                               ithelp@gwu.edu
International Services Office        2033 K St NW, Suite 310                            202-994-4477
                                     gwired.gwu.edu/iso/                                iso@gwu.edu
Mount Vernon Campus                  2100 Foxhall Road, NW                              202-242-6600
                                     www.mvc.gwu.edu

Multicultural Services               2127 G Street NW                                   202-994-7010
                                     gwired.gwu.edu/mssc/                               msscares@gwu.edu
Office of University Students        812 20th Street, NW                                202-994-1972
                                     www.gwu.edu/~ous/                                  ous@gwu.edu
Special and International Programs   812 20th Street, NW                                202-994-6360
(Summer Sessions/Study Abroad)       www.specialacademic.gwu.edu/                       gwsummer@gwu.edu
Student Activities Center            Marvin Center 427                                  202-994-6555
                                     gwired.gwu.edu/sac/                                mc427@gwu.edu
Student Financial Assistance         Rice Hall 310                                      202-994-6620




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                                       gwired.gwu.edu/finaid/index.php                 finaid@gwu.edu
Student Health Services                2150 Pennsylvania Ave, NW G402                  202-741-2650
                                       gwired.gwu.edu/shs/
Writing Center                         Academic Center, Rome 550                       202-994-3765
                                       www.gwu.edu/~gwriter/                           gwriter@gwu.edu


GRADUATION AND BEYOND

Preparing to Graduate: In order to ensure all requirements have been met and you are ready to
graduate, a petition must be received by the Office of Student Affairs to begin the process. When you get
close    to     finishing   your     degree,     visit    the    SPHHS        Graduation     website   at
www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/studentres/Graduation/ and read carefully for details about filing your Application
for Graduation, obtaining tickets, ordering your cap and gown, and other details. Key information is
summarized briefly here.

Graduation Requirements and Deadlines for Degree Completion: You will be a graduate only after you
have completed all degree requirements (see your advisor or Student Records) and have no financial
obligations to the University. The degree designation (BS, MS, MPH, MHSA, or DrPH) may be used after
your name only when you have completed all of your degree requirements. While degrees are awarded
at the end of each semester, formal Commencement ceremonies occur only in May.

Application for Graduation Form: Information and Deadlines: Download the Application for Graduation
Form from the SPHHS Graduation website or pick one up from 222 Ross Hall, 202 Ross Hall, or the
Exercise Science Office in Building K. Submit this form to Student Records by the deadline below to
indicate that you plan to complete degree requirements in the applicable semester. When submitted in
February, this form also indicates whether you plan to participate in Commencement.

    February 1      If you will be completing degree requirements in the spring semester. Note that you
                    should also submit this form by February 1 if you plan to graduate in the summer, but
                    wish to participate in Commencement as a "walk through candidate" (see walk-
                    through policy below).
    July 1          If you will be completing degree requirements in the summer sessions.
    October 1       If you will be completing degree requirements in the summer sessions.

Spring Commencement Ceremonies: The annual Commencement Ceremonies take place in the spring to
commemorate the graduation of students from the University and the School of Public Health and Health
Services. Please note that participation in commencement does not confirm that you have been
cleared for graduation. If you have applied to graduate in the current spring semester, or if you
graduated in the previous fall or summer semester, you are eligible to participate in the May
Commencement Ceremonies.

Walk-Through University Policy: In addition, according to the University's "Walk-Through Policy," you
may participate in the spring Commencement Ceremonies if you are an undergraduate or master's-level
student with: a reasonable expectation of completing your degree requirements during summer session
2011; and you need no more than nine credit hours during the summer session 2011 to graduate,
The maximum of nine credits is a firm policy and not subject to petition or appeal. Doctoral candidates
who have not successfully defended their dissertation by April 30, 2011, may not participate in either the
May Commencement or Hooding Ceremony.

Forms: The SPHHS Graduation website includes these helpful forms.
   • Request for Transcripts Form: Your final transcript reflects the awarding of your degree and the
       date of your graduation, and therefore, can be issued to you only after your official graduation
       date. You may request a copy of your Official Transcript by submitting a Transcript Request Form



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        along with appropriate payment to the Office of the Registrar, (Colonial Central, Ground Floor of
        the Marvin Center). Copies of the form are also available in the Registrar's Office.
    •   Certification of Completion Form: If you need verification of your graduation before your final
        transcript and diploma are available, request Certification of Completion from the Registrar’s
        Office (Colonial Central, Ground Floor of the Marvin Center).

SPHHS AND GWU Alumni Associations
The GWU Public Health Alumni Association (PHAA) seeks to foster relationships among and between
public health alumni by creating opportunities to network, seek professional development and contribute
to the public health community while maintaining linkages to the students and the School of Public Health
and Health Services. Whether you are in the metropolitan Washington DC area or elsewhere, there are
opportunities for you to help current students as well as to derive benefits for yourself and your
organization. For more information, visit the SPHHS Alumni website at www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/alumni/.

The GWU Alumni Association for Health Services Management and Policy represents over 3,100
graduates of the SPHHS and of the programs that pre-dated the founding of the SPHHS. The HSMP AA
represents the largest number of active graduates of any health services management program in the
United States, and seeks to promote the professional development and advancement of both graduates
and students of Health Services Management and Leadership at GWU and to provide a vehicle for
communication and collaboration between and among alumni, faculty, students and friends of the
program. The Association’s web site provides a vehicle for communication and collaboration between the
alumni, current students and the school. The home page has a number of resource links; a members-
only site also exists for dues-paying members. Individuals who join the GW University Health Services
Management and Policy Alumni Association will have the opportunity to actively network with alumni
colleagues, healthcare leaders, and professionals around the country. Members can also take advantage
of on-line value-added services such as the Job Bank, Marketplace, and Membership Directory. The web
address is:. http://www.gwumc.edu/sphhs/alumni/hsmlaa/ .Graduates of any school or division of the
University are also members of the GW Alumni Association. Membership is automatic; there are no dues.
For further information, see Alumni Association in either of the Bulletins. The many benefits that can be
enjoyed by all GWU alumni are summarized at www.gwu.edu/alumni/benefits/index.html.

Alumni Listserv: Stay up-to-date on job opportunities, SPHHS events, course offerings and other
information through the PHAA Listserv.         To subscribe, simply send an email request to
listserv@hermes.gwu.edu with the following command in the subject line and in the body of the text:
     • Subject line: subscribe phalum First_name Last_name
     • Body: subscribe phalum First_name Last_name

Note: "phalum" is the code for Public Health Alum which identifies the SPHHS alumni listserv; it is very
important to include it in the subject line along with your name.

Alumni Course Audit Program: The Alumni Course Audit Program allows GW alumni and senior
citizens residing in the Foggy Bottom community to attend a wide array of the courses offered at our
campuses on a not-for-credit basis. Participation in the Alumni Course Audit Program allows alumni to
enhance their connection to the University and engage in a commitment to life-long learning. The per-
course charge is $125 for alumni under the age of 60 and is $65 for alumni over age 60.

Registration procedures are described on the website. You can not register for audit courses through the
Registrar's Office; registrations are only accepted by Alumni House. Permission to enroll as an alumni
auditor must be obtained from the faculty member teaching the course, and depends upon available
space. Courses taken on an audit basis cannot be repeated later for credit.

        Alumni House                            Office of Alumni Programs
        1918 F Street, NW                       Phone: 202-994-6435
        Washington, DC 20052                    alumni@gwu.edu
                                                Web: www.gwu.edu/~alumni/gwaa/index.html




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                                                APPENDIX I.
                                     UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS-AT-A-GLANCE

                                 SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                   BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – ATHLETIC TRAINING

Program Director:

Dr. Beverly Westerman
Building K, Room 306
202-994-3862
bev@gwu.edu



                                           GENERAL CURRICULUM COURSES
                                                                                                                        Credits
Literacy                                        UW 1020                                                                             4
Quantitative and Logical Reasoning              STAT 1053 and                                                                      6
                                                MATH (> 1220)
Natural Science                                 BISC 1111 and BISC 1112                                                             8
Humanities and                                  PSYC 1001 and                                                                     18
Social and Behavioral Sciences                  SPHR 1011, or COMM 1040, or COMM 1041, or COMM 1042 and
                                                Two additional approved social behavioral science courses (6 credits)
                                                Two approved humanities courses (6 credits)
Public Health                                   PUBH 1101 or PUBH 2110 or PUBH 2111                                                3
Writing in Discipline                                                                                                              6
Total GCR                                                                                                                         45


                                         ATHLETIC TRAINING CORE COURSES
                                                                                                                                  74
EXSC 1050 (2) Emergency Procedures and Safety Skills         EXSC 3117 (4) Injury Assessment
EXSC 1110 (4) Applied Anatomy and Physiology I               EXSC 3118 (4) Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Medicine
EXSC 1111 (4) Applied Anatomy and Physiology II              EXSC 3119 (4) Therapeutic Exercise in Sports Medicine
EXSC 1121 (3) Introduction to Athletic Training              EXSC 3121 (3) Medical Issues in Sports Medicine
EXSC 1990 (3) Aerobic Exercise Testing and Prescription      EXSC 3122 (3) Athletic Training Administration
EXSC 1991 (3) Anaerobic Exercise Testing and Prescription    EXSC 3123W (3) Psychology of Injury and Performance
EXSC 2110 (3) Prevention and Care of Injury                  EXSC 3124 (3) Athletic Training Practicum I
EXSC 2111 (3) Exercise Physiology                            EXSC 3125 (3) Athletic Training Practicum II
EXSC 2113 (3) Kinesiology                                    EXSC 4121 (3) Athletic Training Practicum III
EXSC 2116 (3) Exercise and Health Psychology                 EXSC 4122 (3) Athletic Training Practicum IV
EXSC 2119 (3) Basic Nutrition                                EXSC 4110 (3) Issues in Exercise Science
EXSC 2121 (1) Orthopedic Taping and Bracing




                                                            ELECTIVES

Planned with Advisor                                                                                                                5



Total Degree Credits                                                                                                              124




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                                 SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                                     BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – EXERCISE SCIENCE
                                     Pre-Health Professional Concentration
                                         (Pre-Med, Nursing, Physician Assistant)


Advisor:

Dr. Beverly Westerman
Building K, room 306
202-994-3862
 bev@gwu.edu




                                         GENERAL CURRICULUM COURSES
                                                                                                              Credits
Literacy                              UW 1020                                                                             4
Quantitative and Logical Reasoning    STAT 1053 and                                                                     6-9
                                      MATH (> 1220)
Natural Science                       BISC 1111 and BISC 1112                                                            8
Humanities                            PSYC 1001 and                                                                     18
and                                   SPHR 1011, or COMM 1040, or COMM 1041, or COMM 1042 and
Social and Behavioral Sciences        Two additional approved social behavioral science courses (6 credits)
                                      Two approved Humanities courses (6 credits)
Public Health                         PubH 1101 or PUBH 2110 or 2111                                                  3
Writing in Discipline                                                                                                 6
Total GCR – Pre Health                                                                                            45-48
Professional


                                        EXERCISE SCIENCE CORE COURSES
EXSC 1050 (2) Emergency Procedures and Safety Skills        EXSC 2110 (3) Prevention and Care of Injury                 43
EXSC 1103 (3) Professional Foundations of Exercise          EXSC 2111 (3) Exercise Physiology
            Science                                         EXSC 2113 (3) Kinesiology
EXSC 1110 (4) Applied Anatomy and Physiology I              EXSC 2116 (3) Exercise and Health Psychology
EXSC 1111 (4) Applied Anatomy and Physiology II             EXSC 2119 (3) Basic Nutrition
EXSC 1990 (3) Aerobic Exercise Testing and Prescription     EXSC 3110 (6) Internship
EXSC 1991 (3) Anaerobic Exercise Testing and Prescription   EXSC 4110 (3) Issues in Exercise Science


                                             CONCENTRATION COURSES
Chemistry and Physics                    CHEM 1111 and 1112                                                             24
                                         CHEM 2151 and 2153
                                         CHEM 2152 and 2154
                                         PHYS 1011 and 1012
Exercise Science                         EXSC 3117 (4) Injury Assessment                                                 4
Total Concentration Courses                                                                                             28

                                                       ELECTIVES
Planned with Advisor                                                                                                    5-8


Total Degree Credits                                                                                                124




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                                 SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                                      BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – EXERCISE SCIENCE
                                      Pre-Health Professional Concentration
                                                    (Pre-Physical Therapy)


Advisor:

Dr. Beverly Westerman
Building K, Room 306
202-994-3862
bev@gwu.edu


                                          GENERAL CURRICULUM COURSES
                                                                                                                        Credits
Literacy                                        UW 1020                                                                         4
Quantitative and Logical Reasoning              STAT 1053 and                                                                 6-9
                                                MATH (>1220)
Natural Science                                 BISC 1111 and BISC 1112                                                           8
Humanities                                      PSYC 1001 and                                                                 18
and                                             SPHR 1011, or COMM 1040, or COMM 1041, or COMM 1042
Social and Behavioral Sciences                  Two additional approved social behavioral science courses (6 credits)
                                                Two Humanities courses (6 credits)
Public Health                                   PUBH 1101 or 2110 or 2111                                                      3
Writing in Discipline                                                                                                          6
Total GCR – Pre Health Professional                                                                                        45-48

                                        EXERCISE SCIENCE CORE COURSES
EXSC 1050 (2) Emergency Procedures and Safety Skills           EXSC 2110 (3) Prevention and Care of Injury                    43
EXSC 1103 (3) Professional Foundations of Exercise             EXSC 2111 (3) Exercise Physiology
            Science                                            EXSC 2113 (3) Kinesiology
EXSC 1110 (4) Applied Anatomy and Physiology I                 EXSC 2116 (3) Exercise and Health Psychology
EXSC 1111 (4) Applied Anatomy and Physiology II                EXSC 2119 (3) Basic Nutrition
EXSC 1990 (3) Aerobic Exercise Testing and Prescription        EXSC 3110 (6) Internship
EXSC 1991 (3) Anaerobic Exercise Testing and Prescription      EXSC 4110 (3) Issues in Exercise Science


                                              CONCENTRATION COURSES
Chemistry and Physics                           CHEM 1111 and 1112                                                            16
                                                PHYS 1011 and 1012
Exercise Science                                EXSC 3117 (4) Injury Assessment                                               12
                                                EXSC 3118 (4) Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Medicine
                                                EXSC 3119 (4) Therapeutic Exercise in Sports Medicine
Total Concentration Courses                                                                                                   28

                                                        ELECTIVES
Planned with Advisor                                                                                                          5-8


Total Degree Credits                                                                                                         124




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                                    SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                       BACHELOR OF SCIENCE – PUBLIC HEALTH
   Program Director:                                 Advisor:
   Dr. Sara Wilensky                                 Mallory Boyd
   2021 K Street, Suite 800                          202 Ross Hall
   202-994-4126                                      202-994-2632
   wilensky@gwu.edu                                  sphmxb@gwumc.edu
                                              GENERAL CURRICULUM COURSES
Premedical GCR Total Credits = 75-77
All Others GCR Total Credits = 52-57
General Curriculum Requirement (GCR)                                                                                        Credits
Categories
Literacy                                          UW 1020                                                                         10
                                                  Students also take two additional WID courses (3 credits each) to
                                                  complete the requirement
Quantitative and Logical                          At least 1 Statistics Course, plus another Statistics, Mathematics                  6
                                                  Course, or Logic (PHIL) course
Natural Science for Premedical Students           Year-long Sequences for Science Majors                                          32
                                                        •    Biology
                                                        •    Chemistry
                                                        •    Organic Chemistry
                                                        •    Physics
Natural Science for All Others                    3 Laboratory Courses from at least 2 fields: Biology, Physical Science,        9-12
                                                  Earth and Environmental Sciences, Astronomy
Social Behavioral Sciences                        Two courses in one or more of the following fields: Anthropology,                   6
                                                  Communication, Economics, Geography, Linguistics, Media and
                                                  Public Affairs, Political Science, Psychology, Speech and Hearing,
                                                  Sociology
Creative and Performing Arts                      Taken from the following areas (may substitute EXSA classes): Fine                  3
                                                  Arts, Creative Writing English, Dance Performance or Production,
                                                  Electronic Media Performance or Production, Applied Music, Theatre
                                                  Performance or Production
Humanities                                        Four courses taken from at least of the following fields: American              12
                                                  Studies, Classical Studies, Literatures in English, Foreign Literatures
                                                  in their Original Language and in Translation, History (including the
                                                  history and appreciation of art, dance, music, and theatre),
                                                  Humanities, Philosophy (except logic), Religion and Women’s Studies
Foreign Language and Culture                      -Option 1: Students take two courses in one language other than                 6-8
                                                  English, beginning at the level at which they place; or
                                                  -Option 2: Students take two courses in aspects of foreign cultures
                                                  from the fields of Anthropology, Art History, Classical and Semitic
                                                  Languages and Literatures, East Asian Languages and Literatures,
                                                  German and Slavic Languages and Literatures, Geography, History,
                                                  Humanities, International Affairs, Music, Political Science, Religion
                                                  and Women’s Studies.

Total Credits for Premedical Students                                                                                          75-77
Total Credits for All Others                                                                                                   52-57

                                        PUBLIC HEALTH REQUIRED CORE COURSES
                                                      33 Credits/11 courses

PubH 1101 Introduction to Public Health & Health Services     PubH 2113 Impact of Culture Upon Health                             33
PubH 1102 History of Public Health                            PubH 2114 Environment, Health, and Development
PubH 2110 Public Health of Biology                            PubH 2115 Health, Human Rights, and Displaced
PubH 2111 Introduction to Preventive Medicine                 Persons
PubH 2112 Principles of Health Education & Health             PubH 2116 Global Delivery of Health Services
        Promotion                                             PubH 2117 Service Learning in Public Health

   BSPH Curriculum continued on next page . . .




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   BSPH Curriculum, continued


                                 SAMPLE PUBLIC HEALTH ELECTIVE COURSES
PubH 3130 Health Services Management & Economics       HLWL 1102 Stress Management                        9
PubH 3131 Epidemiology: Measuring Health & Disease     HLWL 1103 Issues in Men’s Health
PubH 3132-W(option) Health & Environment               HLWL 1104 Outdoor and Environmental Education
PubH 3133- Global Health & Development                 HLWL 1105 Yoga and the Meaning of Life
PubH 3135-W Introduction to Health Policy              HLWL 1106 Drug Awareness
PubH 3134 International Public Health Practice         HLWL 1109 Human Sexuality
PubH 3136 Health Law                                   HLWL 1110 Issues in Alternative Medicine
PubH 3190 Various Topics in Public Health              HLWL 1112 Issues in Women’s Health
PubH 4140-W Senior Seminar                             HLWL 1114 Personal Health and Wellness


                                                     ELECTIVES
Planned with Advisor
Premedical Students                                                                                      1-3
All Other Students                                                                                     21-26

Total Credits                                                                                           120




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                               SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                                BACHELOR OF SCIENCE/MASTERS PUBLIC HEALTH
Program Director:                                 Advisor:

Dr. Sara Wilensky                                 Mallory Boyd
2021 K Street, Suite 800                          202 Ross Hall
202-994-4126                                      202-994-2632
wilensky@gwu.edu                                  sphmxb@gwumc.edu

                                             *BS General Curriculum Requirements

Requirement                                                                      Non Premed Credits       Premed Credits
Literacy                                                                                         10                   10
Quantitative and Logical Reasoning (including one statistics course)                              6                    6
Natural Science                                                                                9-12                   32
Social Behavioral Sciences                                                                        6                    6
Creative and Performing Arts                                                                      3                    3
Humanities                                                                                       12                   12
Foreign Language and Culture                                                                    6-8                  6-8
Total General Curriculum Requirement Credits                                                 52-57                75-77

Required Courses                                              Title                                     Credits
    PubH 1101           Introduction to Public Health and Health Services                                     3
    PubH 1102           History of Public Health                                                              3
    PubH 2111           Introduction to Preventive Medicine                                                   3
    PubH 3130           Health Services Management and Economics                                              3
    PubH 3133           Global Health and Development                                                         3
    PubH 3135           Health Policy                                                                         3
   PubH 4140 W          Senior Seminar                                                                        3
Total Undergraduate                                                                                         21
    Core Credits
    PubH 6001            Biological Concepts for Public Health                                               2
                        (Replaces PubH 2110 Public Health Biology [3 credits] in the BS Public Health
                        Program)
     PubH 6003          Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                              3
                        (Replaces PubH 3131 Epidemiology: Measuring Health and Disease [3 credits]
                        in the BS Public Health Program)
     PubH 6004          Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                         2
                        (Replaces PubH 3132 Health and Environment [3 credits] in the BS Public
                        Health Program)
     PubH 6007          Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health
                        (Replaces PubH 2112 Principles of Health Education and Health Promotion [3
                        credits] in the BS Public Health Program)

  Graduate Cross                                                                                             9
   Over Credits
 Total Core Credits                                                                                         30
BS/MPH Curriculum continued on next page…




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BS/MPH Curriculum, continued

                                     SAMPLE SPHHS ELECTIVE COURSES
   Elective                                              Title                                     Credits
   Courses
 HLWL 1103       Issues in Men’s Health                                                                 3
 HLWL 1104       Outdoor and Environmental Education                                                    3
 HLWL 1106       Drug Awareness                                                                         3
 HLWL 1109       Human Sexuality                                                                        3
 HLWL 1110       Issues in Alternative Medicine                                                         3
 HLWL 1112       Issues in Women’s Health                                                               3
  ExSc 1110      Applied Anatomy and Physiology I                                                       4
  ExSc 1111      Applied Anatomy and Physiology II                                                      4
  ExSc 1118      Sport and Nutrition                                                                    3
  ExSc 2113      Kinesiology                                                                            3
  ExSc 2119      Basic Nutrition                                                                        3
  EHS 1040       Emergency Medical Tech - Basic                                                         3
  EHS 1041       Emergency Medical Tech - Lab                                                           1
 HIST 3363       Race, American Medicine, and Public Health: African-American Experiences               3
  Anth 3504      Illness, Health, and Culture                                                           3
  Anth 3513      Human Rights and Ethics                                                                3
 HSCI 2101       Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Illness                                             3
 PubH 2113       Impact of Culture Upon Health                                                          3
 PubH 2114       Environment, Health and Development                                                    3
 PubH 2115       Health, Human Rights, and Displaced Persons                                            3
 PubH 2116       Global Delivery of Health Services                                                     3
 PubH 2117       Service-Learning in Public Health                                                      3
 PubH 3134       International Public Health Practice                                                   3
 PubH 3136       Health Law                                                                             3
 PubH 3190       Various Topics in Public Health                                                      1-3

                                MPH Core Course Requirements

Required Core Course                                                                               Credits
PubH 6001     Biological Concepts for Public Health (Replaces PubH 2110 Public Health Biology (3         2
              credits) in the BS Public Health Program

PubH 6002      Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                                            3

PubH 6003      Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                                  3
               (Replaces PubH 3131 Epidemiology: Measuring Health and Disease (3 credits) in the
               BS Public Health Program)
PubH 6004      Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                             2
               (Replaces PubH 3132 Health and Environment (3 credits) in the BS Public Health
               Program)
PubH 6005      Policy Approaches to Public Health                                                       2

PubH 6007      Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health (Replaces PubH 2112 Principles         2
               of Health Education and Health Promotion (3 credits) in the BS Public Health
               Program)
PubH 6008      Management Approaches to Public Health                                                   2
Total          Core Credits                                                                            16
Please refer to the relevant MPH Program Guide for your Program-Specific Graduate Requirements and the
BS/MPH Supplement to the SPHHS Student Handbook




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                                               APPENDIX II.
                                 UNDERGRADUATE COURSE OFFERINGS
                         Exercise Science: Undergraduate Course Offerings
                                            2010-2011
EXSC    1050 Emergency Procedures and     2       Introduction to common safety principles, predisposing factors
(050)        Safety Skills                        and common causes of accidents, injuries, and illnesses.
                                                  Includes American Red Cross Professional Rescuer and
                                                  Automated External Defibrillator certification. Laboratory fee,
                                                  $25.
EXSC    1101 Experimental Course          1-3     Topic announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be
(101)                                             repeated for credit provided the topic differs.
EXSC    1103 Professional Foundations in   3      Nature, scope, and scientific basis of exercise science:
(103)        Exercise Science                     orientation to professional competencies and opportunities.
EXSC    1110 Applied Anatomy Physiology I- 4      Fundamentals of human anatomy and physiology for students
(154    1111 II                            4      preparing for health sciences professions. Emphasis on
155)                                              bones, joints, muscles, innervation, and blood supply.
                                                  Laboratory fee: $40 per semester. EXSC 1110 is the
                                                  prerequisite for EXSC 1111.
EXSC    1117 Principles of Coaching       3       Study of coach/athlete behavioral patterns and interactions,
(139)                                             coaching methods, and interdisciplinary principles applicable
                                                  to sport coaching.
EXSC    1118 Sport and Nutrition          3       The nutrition needs for recreational exercise and sports; skills
(134)                                             in assessing nutritional needs; development of individual
                                                  nutrition programs that are sport/activity-specific; and
                                                  identification and correction of nutrition problems affecting
                                                  sports performance.
EXSC    1119 Children in Sport            3       Learn to understand the psychological, psychomotor,
        W                                         psychosocial, and physiological factors of children’s
                                                  participation in sports. Examine the importance of sport to
                                                  children, maturation, readiness to compete, adaptations to
                                                  training, learning, participation motives, social factors, role of
                                                  parents, role of coaches, fundamentals of training,
                                                  overtraining, nutrition, gender, stress, competition, current
                                                  issues and child protection. Theoretical aspects of these
                                                  developmental issues will be examined and applied in a
                                                  variety of sports settings.
EXSC    1121 Introduction to Athletic     3       Introduction to the profession of athletic training. Exploration
(102)        Training                             of topics related to athletic training and sports medicine.
EXSC    1990 Aerobic Exercise Testing and 3       The adaptations of human physiological systems to various
(109)        Prescription                         methods of aerobic exercise. Cardiorespiratory adaptations to
                                                  endurance exercise training, and how these adaptations
                                                  provide a prophylaxis to cardiovascular and metabolic
                                                  disease. Prerequisite: EXSC 1050, 2111
EXSC    1991 Anaerobic Exercise Testing   3       The adaptations of human physiological systems to various
(110)        and Prescription                     methods of anaerobic training. Neuromuscular adaptations to
                                                  strength and power training, with a primary focus on athletic
                                                  populations. Design of training program. Laboratory fee $40.
                                                  Prerequisite: EXSC 1050, 2111
EXSC    2110 Prevention and Care of Injury 3      Information and practical experience in preventing,
(158)                                             recognizing, and treating injuries that occur in physically active
                                                  individuals. Prerequisite: EXSC 1050, 1110-1111 or
                                                  equivalent.
EXSC    2111 Exercise Physiology I        3       The physiological functions of the body and the effect of
(152)                                             exercise on these functions. Prerequisite: EXSC 1110 and
                                                  EXSC 1111




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EXSC    2113 Kinesiology                   3     Analysis of human movement with emphasis on the
(151)                                            biomechanics of exercise and sport movement patterns.
                                                 Prerequisite: EXSC 1110 or equivalent, an approved course in
                                                 anatomy.
EXSC    2116 Exercise and Health           3     The relation of behavioral factors to health and disease. The
(142)        Psychology                          role of physical activity in the prevention of chronic disease
                                                 and disability. Health behavior theories and cognitive
                                                 behavioral approaches to health behavior change.

EXSC    2117 Sport Psychology              3     Study of the psychological aspects of sport participants,
(140)   W                                        athletes, teams, and competition in sport situations, including
                                                 personality, motivation, performance level, achievement, and
                                                 behavioral change strategies, social factors, training events,
                                                 and measurement techniques. Prerequisite: PSYC 1001

EXSC    2119 Basic Nutrition               3     The six classes of nutrients, their chemical basis,
(119)                                            physiological functions and conversion into useable energy.
                                                 Nutrient needs across the lifespan.
EXSC    2121 Orthopedic Taping and         1     Laboratory complement to EXSC 2110 required for Athletic
(160)        Bracing                             Training majors only. Laboratory fee, $40.
EXSC    3101 Independent Study             3     For departmental majors only. Provides the student with an
(173)                                            opportunity to gain or enhance public health knowledge and to
                                                 explore an area of interest related to public health research or
                                                 the delivery and/or administration of health services.
                                                 Prerequisite: outline of project must be approved prior to
                                                 registration by project supervisor and dean’s office.
EXSC    3102 Applied Sport Psychology      3     Introduces students to current research, theoretical
        W                                        perspectives and practical aspects of applied sport
                                                 psychology. Examine nature of peak mental performance and
                                                 a range of psychological skills. Develop practical skills in
                                                 applying mental skills training and use a variety of methods for
                                                 assessing psychological skills in sports settings. Different
                                                 approaches to applying and developing mental skills programs
                                                 for athletes and professional and ethical issues will be
                                                 examined.

EXSC    3110 Internship                    1-9   For departmental majors. Admission by permission of
(175)                                            advisor.
EXSC    3117 Injury Assessment             4     Information and practical experience in the evaluation and
(159)                                            assessment of orthopedic and other injuries. Prerequisite:
                                                 EXSC 2110. Laboratory fee: $40.
EXSC    3118 Therapeutic Modalities in     4     Explanation and demonstration of the use of therapeutic
(168)        Sports Medicine                     modalities on the healing process including discussion of the
                                                 use of therapeutic modalities to enhance the rehabilitation
                                                 process after athletic injury. Prerequisite: EXSC 3117 or
                                                 permission of instructor. Laboratory fee:$40.
EXSC    3119 Therapeutic Exercise in Sports 4    Discussion and application of general rehabilitation techniques
(169)        Medicine                            to specific athletic injuries, including evaluation,
                                                 implementation, and follow-up after specific joint injuries.
                                                 Prerequisite: EXSC 3117 or permission of instructor.
EXSC    3121 Medical Issues in Sports      3     For Athletic Training majors only. General medical issues and
(126)        Medicine                            pharmacology as they relate to the profession of athletic
                                                 training. Laboratory fee, $40.
EXSC    3122 Athletic Training             3     Standards, policies, and practices of organization,
(137)        Administration                      supervision, and administration of athletic training programs.




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EXSC      3123 Psychology of Injury and      3       For Athletic Training Majors only. A study of various areas
(141)     W    Performance                           within the behavioral sciences related to the rehabilitation and
                                                     prevention of injuries and the injured physically active
                                                     individual.
EXSC      3124 Athletic Training Practicum   3, 3,   For Athletic Training majors only. Practical clinical experience
(161      3125 (I-IV)                        3, 3    and application of athletic training skills. Laboratory fee: for
162 163   4121                                       EXSC 3124, $25; for EXSC 4121, $10; for EXSC 4122, $35.
164)      4122
EXSC      4110 Current Issues in Exercise    3       Study of current literature with implications for exercise and
(171)          Science                               sport science specializations; use of library resources and
                                                     retrieval systems; evaluation of professional competencies.
                                                     Senior Exercise Science and Athletic Training majors only.
                         Health and Wellness: Undergraduate Course Offerings
                                              2010-2011
HLWL      1101 Special Topics                1-3     Topic announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be
(101)                                                repeated for credit provided the topic differs.
HLWL      1102 Stress Management             3       This course addressed stress management from a holistic
(102)                                                point of view, which includes mind, body spirit and emotions.
                                                     Through self-assessment and other consciousness raising
                                                     activities students will become aware of their dominant
                                                     stressors and how these stressors affect health and wellness.
HLWL      1103 Issues in Men’s Health        3       Addresses relevant topics as they pertain to issues in men’s
(103)                                                health. Examines issues in men’s health throughout the
                                                     lifespan (i.e. from birth until death) and will incorporate various
                                                     aspects of health ranging from physical and emotional to
                                                     spiritual and occupational.
HLWL      1104 Outdoor and Environmental     3       A conceptual and experiential introduction to outdoor
(104)          Education                             education, environmental education, wilderness travel and
                                                     outdoor leadership with emphasis on the Virginia context.
HLWL      1105 Yoga and the Meaning of Life 3        Provides students with an understanding of the historical
(105)                                                teachings that have contributed to the physical, psychological
                                                     and spiritual practices of yoga. The class is designed to help
                                                     students adopt these teachings to benefit their own lives.
HLWL      1106 Drug Awareness                3       Analysis of the complex role that drugs play in contemporary
(106)                                                society and the ethical, legal, socioeconomic and health
                                                     issues that surround their therapeutic and recreational use.
HLWL      1108 Weight and Society            3       Background and concepts of body dissatisfaction, disordered
(108)                                                eating, food preoccupation, and exercise obsession.
HLWL      1109 Human Sexuality               3       Biological and developmental aspects of human sexuality;
(109)                                                psychological and emotional aspects of sexual behavior;
                                                     sexual identity; social forces affecting sexual issues; and
                                                     research trends in the area of human sexuality.
HLWL      1110 Issues in Alternative Medicine 3      Various modalities of alternative/complementary/integrative
(110)                                                therapy. Critical analysis and evaluation of the many
                                                     dimensions of these approaches.
HLWL      1111 Sport and the Law             3       Basic principles of the law as it applies to amateur and
(111)                                                professional sports. Legal issues and their ramifications.
HLWL      1112 Issues in Women's Health      3       An introduction to health promotion and disease prevention
(112)                                                pertaining especially to diseases, disorders, and conditions
                                                     that are more prevalent among or unique to women or for
                                                     which risk factors or interventions may differ for women and
                                                     men. Topics are covered from epidemiological, sociocultural,
                                                     historical, and behavioral perspectives.




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HLWL    1114 Personal Health and Wellness 3        A survey of the various components involved in personal
(114)                                              health and wellness, such as personal fitness, sexuality,
                                                   mental health, and environmental health. Emphasis is on
                                                   application of knowledge through the use of decision-making
                                                   and behavior modification skills.
HLWL    1115 Marathoning                      3    The history, theory and practice of marathon training and
(115)                                              racing.

Please note that semesters are listed for general guidance only. Please check the current Course Schedule to
determine if a course will be offered in a particular semester.

                            Public Health: Undergraduate Course Offerings
                                              2010-2011
PubH    1101     Introduction to Public Health 3   Introduces aspects of public health and health services,
(101)            and Health Services               including health services administration and policy, maternal
                                                   and child health, environmental health, and health promotion.
                                                   Fall, Spring
PubH    1102     History of Public Health     3    Historical and philosophical development of public health and
(105)                                              its contributions to understanding, preventing, and controlling
                                                   disease and disabilities. Fall, Spring
PubH    2110     Public Health Biology        3    Overview of basic scientific mechanisms, concepts, and
(102)                                              principles in health and in the pathogenesis of disease; a
                                                   foundation for applications to the practice of public health.
                                                   Prerequisite: BISC 1005 or 1111 or equivalent. Fall, Spring
PubH    2111     Introduction to Preventive   3    Introduction to the clinical science basis of preventive
(103)            Medicine                          medicine, including nutrition, infectious diseases, immunology,
                                                   and human growth and development. Overview of the goals
                                                   and methods used for disease prevention. Fall, Spring
PubH    2112     Principles of Health         3    Social and behavioral theories underlying health promotion
(121)            Education and Health              program development and evaluation. Practical applications
                 Promotion                         in a variety of domestic and global public health settings. Pre-
                                                   or co-requisite: PubH 1101. Fall
PubH    2113     Impact of Culture Upon       3    Relationships between cultural values and the development of
(185)            Health                            modern health systems based on Western models of health
                                                   care practice. Reliance upon traditional forms of health care.
                                                   Examples of successful incorporation of traditional practices
                                                   into evolving health care systems. Fall
PubH    2114     Environment, Health, and     3    Explores the relationships among levels of development,
(181)            Development                       environment, and health, with a particular focus on three
                                                   issues of current major interest: the gap in water supply and
                                                   sanitation; increased energy use and air pollution, including
                                                   implications for climate change; and agricultural practices,
                                                   food availability/accessibility and nutrition. Other topics to be
                                                   discussed include urbanization and population change.
PubH    2115     Health, Human Rights, and 3       Concepts of health as a human right, ethics, and the
(182)            Displaced Persons                 participation of the international community in moving toward
                                                   health for all. Civil and international conflict in the generation
                                                   of displaced populations.
PubH    2116     Global Delivery of Health    3    Introduction to health systems and the basic concepts of
(183)            Systems                           health systems administration and financing and health care
                                                   reform with examples from advanced, middle income, and
                                                   poor countries. Spring
PubH    2117     Service Learning in Public   3    Experiential learning though classroom activities and off-site
(193)            Health                            professional work experiences rooted in public health and its
                                                   aims. Builds essential skills of service, learning, and reflection
                                                   through discussion, journal writing, and research.
                                                   Prerequisites: PubH 1101.




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PubH    3130   Health Services               3     Basics of management theory, finance, and economics as
(106)          Management and                      applied to managing in the health services and public health
               Economics                           fields. Management theory considers the functions of
                                                   planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and controlling.
                                                   Attention to quality and performance improvement, problem
                                                   solving and decision-making ethics. Economic theory
                                                   includes macro- and micro-economics, supply and demand,
                                                   and economic and pricing incentives as they affect physicians
                                                   and institutional providers. Financial theory includes sources
                                                   of revenue, financial statements, ratios, and managing cash.
                                                   This is a first-level course. Each student will do both an
                                                   individual and group project. Fall, Spring
PubH    3131   Epidemiology: Measuring       3     Principles of epidemiology applied to disease surveillance,
(132)          Health and Disease                  control of infectious and chronic diseases, and health
                                                   services/health policy. Understand the basic research designs
                                                   and their relationship to establishing cause and effect and
                                                   effectiveness of interventions to prevent and cure disease.
                                                   Prerequisite: PubH 1101. Fall, Spring
PubH   3132    Health and Environment        3     Introduction to environmental and occupational health and
(172W) W                                           implications for individual and population health. Issues of
                                                   clean water, environmental toxins, air pollution, and the
                                                   environmental impact on infectious diseases. WID option
                                                   available. Pre-or co-requisite: PubH 2110. Spring
PubH    3133   Global Health and             3     Basic concepts of development theory, international health
(180)          Development                         policy, demographic trends, and health promotion; how the
                                                   relationships between socioeconomic development and global
                                                   health can be observed, measured, and used for the
                                                   management of health programs. Fall, Spring
PubH    3134   International Public Health   3     Global challenges of new and re-emerging infectious diseases
(184)          Practice                            and the health of travelers. Use of health information in the
                                                   context of globalization and public health practice.
                                                   International aspects of medical and public health training.
PubH   3135    Health Policy                 3     Introduction to the fundamentals of the health care system in
(191W) W                                           the United States and strategies available to policymakers
                                                   when addressing problems relating to access, financing, and
                                                   delivery of health care. Pre- or co-requisite: PubH 1101. Fall
                                                   and Spring
PubH    3136   Health Law                    3     Legal concepts related to individual health care and public
(192)                                              health systems in the United States. Includes health care law,
                                                   public health law, and bioethics. Spring
PubH    3190   Topics in Public Health       1-3   Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes. May be
(190)                                              repeated for credit provided the topic differs. Various offerings
                                                   each semester.
PubH   4140    Senior Seminar                3     This course provides public health majors with a culminating
(195W) W                                           experience to their overall studies in Public Health. Students
                                                   will develop a public health intervention incorporating various
                                                   domains of public health. Prerequisites: PubH 1101, 2110,
                                                   2111, 1102, 3130, 2112, 3131, 3132, 3133, and 3135. Spring
PubH    4199   Independent Study             3     For majors only. Provides the student with an opportunity to
(199)                                              gain or enhance public health knowledge and to explore an
                                                   area of interest related to public health research or the
                                                   delivery and/or administration of health services. Prerequisite:
                                                   outline of project must be approved prior to registration by
                                                   project supervisor, program director, and dean’s office. See
                                                   Independent Study on the SPHHS undergraduate website for
                                                   complete requirements.




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                                       APPENDIX III.
                GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS-AT-A-GLANCE
                        SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                                         MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                                       AND
                           PUBLIC HEALTH GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

                                           Graduation Requirements
                                                     MPH

1.   Graduate Credit Requirement. 45 graduate credits are required.

2.   Course Requirements. Successful completion of the Core Courses and the Program-Specific Courses
     are required.

3.   Grade Point Requirement. A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average is required.

4.   Time Limit Requirement. The degree must be completed within four years.

5.   Transfer Credit Policy. Up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate
     degree may be transferred to the MPH. Up to 18 credits may be transferred to the MPH from the SPHHS
     Graduate Certificate. Credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in the last 3 years with
     a grade point of 3.0 or better.


                                         Graduation Requirements
                       Public Health Program-Specific Graduate Certificate Programs

                        All MPH areas of study also include a Graduate Certificate option

     1.   Graduate Credit Requirement. 18 graduate credits are required. Exceptions: Public Health and
          Emergency Management requires a minimum of 20 credits and Public Health and Emerging Infectious
          Diseases requires 24 credits.

     2.   Course Requirements. At least 9 credits must be taken from the Program-Specific Courses.

     3.   Program of Study. The exact courses and course substitutions from other programs in the University
          require the approval of the academic advisor.

     4.   Grade Point Requirement. A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average is required.

     5.   Time Limit Requirement. The certificate must be completed within two years.

     6.   Transfer Credit Policy. Up to 6 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate
          degree may be transferred to most graduate certificate programs. Credits must have been earned
          from an accredited institution in the last 3 years with a grade point of 3.0 or better. Exceptions: GW
          MPH students and alumni may transfer up to 6 credits of the MPH degree to the Graduate Certificate.
          Between 6-8 credits may transfer to the Public Health and Emerging Infectious Diseases Graduate
          Certificate. Up to 4 credits may transfer to the Public Health and Emergency Management Graduate
          Certificate.




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                         SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                  MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                    Biostatistics Program

Program Director:
                                                        Practicum Director:
Dr. Dante A. Verme
                th
2110-W PA Ave, 8 Fl                                     Dr. Amanda Castel (A-L)   Prof. Ann Goldman (M-Z)
                                                                        th                         th
Phone 202-994-7895                                      2110-W PA Ave, 8 Fl       2110-W PA Ave, 8 Fl
sphdav@gwumc.edu                                        Phone: 202-994-5330       Phone: 202-994-4581
                                                        sphaxc@gwumc.edu          sphasg@gwumc.edu

                             BEGIN PLANNING YOUR PRACTICUM DURING YEAR 1

                                            REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001              Biological Concepts for Public Health                                             2
PubH 6002              Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                                     3
PubH 6003              Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                           3
PubH 6004              Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                      2
PubH 6005              Policy Approaches to Public Health                                                2
PubH 6007              Social and Behavioral Approaches to Pubic Health                                  2
PubH 6008              Management Approaches to Public Health                                            2
Total                  Core Credits                                                                     16

                                     REQUIRED PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COURSES
PubH 6247              Design of Health Studies                                                          3
PubH 6249              Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis                    3
PubH 6252              Advanced Epidemiologic Methods                                                    3
PubH 6258              Advanced Topics in Biostatistical Consulting                                      1
PubH 6260              Advanced Data Analysis for Public Health                                          3
PubH 6261              Epidemiology and Biostatistics Skills Building Seminar                            1
PubH 6264              Quantitative Methods                                                              3
PubH 6266              Biostatistical Methods                                                            3
Electives              Electives- Epi-Biostatistics Courses with Advisor’s Approval                      5
Total                  Required Program-Specific Credits, including Program Electives                   25

                                  PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
PubH 6014.10           Practicum                                                                            2
PubH 6015.10           Culminating Experience                                                               2
Total                  Practicum and Culminating Experience Credits                                         4

Total Degree Credits                                                                                    45




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                        SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                 MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                        Community-Oriented Primary Care Program

Program Director:                                       Practicum Director:

James Cawley, MPH, PA-C                             Professor Karyn Pomerantz
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 702                        2175 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Phone 202-994-3573                                  Phone: 202-994-3623
purljfc@aol.com                                     kpomeran@gwu.edu
          BEGIN PLANNING PRACTICUM DURING YEAR 1; COMPLETE CULMINATING EXPERIENCE IN YEAR 2

                                           REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001             Biological Concepts for Public Health                                      2
PubH 6002             Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                              3
PubH 6003             Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                    3
PubH 6004             Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World               2
PubH 6005             Policy Approaches to Public Health                                         2
PubH 6007             Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                          2
PubH 6008             Management Approaches to Public Health                                     2
Total                 Core Credits                                                              16

                                       REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES
PubH 6500             Planning and Administration of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention         2
                      Programs
PubH 6501             Evaluation of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Programs                 3
PubH 6502             Practical Data Analysis for Prevention and Community Health                1
PubH 6503             Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing                  3
Total                 Required Department Credits                                                9

                                       REQUIRED PROGRAM COURSES
PubH 6510             Community-Oriented Primary Care (COPC) – Principles and Practice           3
PubH 6512             Community Oriented Primary Care Policy and Issues                          2
PubH 6513             Community Health Management                                                2
PubH 6514             Preventing Health Disparities                                              2
PubH 6516             Community Health Information Resources                                     2
Total                 Required Program Credits                                                  11

            ELECTIVES (SELECT 3 CREDITS FROM THIS LIST -PLEASE SEE ADVISOR FOR MODIFICATIONS)
PubH 6249            Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis               3
PubH 6262            Introduction to Geographic Information Systems                               1
PubH 6315            Introduction to Health Policy Analysis                                       3
PubH 6400            Global Health Frameworks                                                     3
PubH 6530            Qualitative Methods in Health Promotion                                      2
PubH 6550            Maternal and Child Health I                                                  3
PubH 6560            School Health and Safety                                                   1-2
PubH 6532            Community Organization, Development, and Advocacy                            3
Total                Required Program-Specific Electives                                          3

Electives             Any SPHHS Graduate Course(s)                                               2

                                PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
PubH 6014.11         Practicum                                                                   2
PubH 6015.11         Culminating Experience                                                      2
Total                Practicum and Culminating Experience Credits                                4
Total Degree Credits                                                                            45



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                          SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                   MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                        Environmental Health Science and Policy Program
Program Director:                                         Practicum Directors:

Dr. Katherine Hunting                                     Dr. David Goldsmith              Dr. Peter LaPuma
Ross Hall 106                                             2100 M Street, Suite 203         2100 M St, Suite 203
Phone: 202-994-7891                                       Phone: 202-994-4627              202-994-1734
eohklh@gwumc.edu                                          eohdfg@gwumc.edu                 eohptl@gwumc.edu

                                              REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001               Biological Concepts for Public Health                                                      2
PubH 6002               Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                                              3
PubH 6003               Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                                    3
PubH 6004               Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                               2
PubH 6005               Policy Approaches to Public Health                                                         2
PubH 6007               Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                                          2
PubH 6008               Management Approaches to Public Health                                                     2
Total                   Core Credits                                                                              16

                                      REQUIRED PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COURSES
PubH 6121               Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology                                                3
PubH 6122               Protecting Public Health and the Environmental: Policies, Politics, and                    3
                        Programs
PubH 6123               Toxicology: Applications for Public Health Policy                                          3
PubH 6124               Problem Solving in Environmental and Occupational Health                                   3
PubH 6126               Assessment and Control of Environmental Hazards                                            3
PubH 6129               Information Sources in Environmental and Occupational Health                               1
PubH 6131               Applied Data Analysis in EOH                                                               2
Total                   Required Program Credits                                                                  18

                              PROGRAM ELECTIVES (SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM THIS LIST)
PubH 6125               Introduction to Children’s Health and the Environment                                      2
PubH 6127               Public Health Microbiology and Biodefense                                                  2
PubH 6128               Global Environmental and Occupational Health                                               2
PubH 6130               Sustainable Energy and the Environment                                                     2
Total                   Elective Program Credits                                                                   2
Electives               Any SPHHS Graduate Courses                                                                 5

                                    PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
PubH 6014.12            Practicum                                                                                  2
PubH 6015.12            Culminating Experience                                                                     2
Total                   Practicum and Culminating Experience Credits                                               4

Total Degree Credits                                                                                              45




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                           SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                    MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                     Epidemiology Program
Program Co-Directors:                                      Practicum Directors:
Dr. Manya Magnus (Advises A-L)   Dr. Heather Young (M-Z)   Dr. Amanda Castel (A-L)      Prof. Ann Goldman (M-Z)
                th                                th                       th                           th
2110-W PA Ave, 8 Fl              2110-W PA Ave, 8 Fl       2110-W PA Ave, 8 Fl         2110-W PA Ave, 8 Fl
Phone: 202-994-3024              Phone: 202-994-6518       Phone: 202-994-5330         Phone: 202-994-4581
sphmdm@gwumc.edu                 bschay@gwumc.edu          sphaxc@gwumc.edu            sphasg@gwumc.edu

                                               REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001               Biological Concepts for Public Health                                                      2
PubH 6002               Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                                              3
PubH 6003               Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                                    3
PubH 6004               Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                               2
PubH 6005               Policy Approaches to Public Health                                                         2
PubH 6007               Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                                          2
PubH 6008               Management Approaches to Public Health                                                     2
Total                   Core Credits                                                                              16
                                             REQUIRED PROGRAM COURSES
PubH 6247               Design of Health Studies                                                                  3
PubH 6249               Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis                            3
PubH 6252               Advanced Epidemiologic Methods                                                            3
PubH 6260               Advanced Data Analysis for Public Health                                                  3
PubH 6261               Epidemiology and Biostatistics Skills Building Seminar                                    1
            EPIDEMIOLOGY CONTENT FOUNDATION COURSES ( SELECT AT LEAST 4 CREDITS FROM THE LIST BELOW)
PubH 6242            Clinical Epidemiology and Decision Analysis                                                  2
PubH 6244            Cancer Epidemiology                                                                          2
PubH 6245            Infectious Disease Epidemiology                                                              2
PubH 6246            Injury Epidemiology and Prevention                                                           2
PubH 6248            Epidemiology Methods in Older Populations                                                    2
PubH 6250            Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS                                                                     2
PubH 6259            Epidemiologic Surveillance in Public Health                                                  2
         SELECT 4 ELECTIVE CREDITS FROM DEPARTMENT OF EPIDEMIOLOGY-BIOSTATISTICS COURSE OFFERINGS
                                SAMPLE LIST BELOW – OTHERS MAY BE ANNOUNCED
PubH 6253            Issues in HIV care and Treatment                                                             1
PubH 6255            Organizational Responses to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic                                            2
PubH 6258            Advanced Topics in Biostatistical Consulting (Instructor’s Approval Required)                1
PubH 6262            Introduction to Geographic Information Systems                                               1
PubH 6263            Advanced GIS                                                                                 1
PubH 6267            Time Series Applications in Public Health                                                    1
PubH 6268            Advanced SAS                                                                                 1
PubH 6269            Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology                                                      1
PubH 6270            HIV/AIDS Surveillance                                                                        1
PubH 6271            Disaster Epidemiology: Methods and Applications                                              1
PubH 6272            Epidemiology of Infectious Agents Associated with Human Cancer                               1
PubH 6273            Ethnographic Methods as Applied in Public Health                                             1
PubH 6274            Emerging Infectious Diseases for Public Health Professionals                                 2
PubH 6484            Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Disease                                               2
PubH 6485            Control of Water and Sanitation Related Diseases                                             1
PubH 6299.xx         Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology                                                           1
PubH 6299.xx         Behavioral Epidemiology                                                                      1
PubH 6299.xx         Analysis of Complex Survey Data Using SUDAAN                                                 1

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MPH Epidemiology continued

PubH 6299.xx           Pesticide Exposures and Cancer                                         1
PubH 6299.xx           Nutritional Epidemiology                                               1
PubH 6299.xx           Others to be announced                                               1-2
Electives              Any SPHHS Graduate Course(s)                                           4
Total                  Elective Credits including Epidemiology Content Foundation Credits    12

                                  PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
PubH 6014.13— Practicum Experience                                                           2
PubH 6015.13— Culminating Experience                                                         2
Total                 Practicum and Culminating Experience Credits                           4
Total Degree Credits                                                                        45




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                            SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                     MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                      Global Health Program
                                  Global Health Communication
Program Director:                                       Practicum Directors:
Dr. James Sherry                                        Dr. Tilly Gurman                   Elizabeth Lee
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 200                            2175 K Street, Suite 200           2175 K Street, Suite 200
Phone: 202-994-3799                                     Phone: 202-994-6789                Phone: 202-994-3795
ghprogramdirector@gwu.edu                               tgurman@gwu.edu                     lizlee@gwmail.gwu.edu

                                                REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001                 Biological Concepts for Public Health                                                    2
PubH 6002                 Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                                            3
PubH 6003                 Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                                  3
PubH 6004                 Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                             2
PubH 6005                 Policy Approaches to Public Health                                                       2
PubH 6007                 Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                                        2
PubH 6008                 Management Approaches to Public Health                                                   2
Total                     Core Credits                                                                            16

                                          REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES
PubH 6400                Global Health Frameworks                                                                     3
PubH 6401                Comparative Regional Determinants of Health                                                  2
PubH 6402                Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar                                        2
Total                    Required Department Credits                                                                  7

                                        REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES
PubH 6430                Theories and Applications for GH Promotion                                                   2
PubH 6431                Global Health Communication                                                                  2
PubH 6432                Global Health Social Marketing                                                               2
                                               – or –
PubH 6503             Intro to Public Health Communication and Marketing                                              3
PubH 6571             Social Marketing: Theory and Practice                                                           3
Total                 Required Concentration Credits                                                                  6
                     ELECTIVE CONCENTRATION COURSES - SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM THIS LIST
             [Advisor approval via petition is required to substitute courses that are not on this list]
PubH 6435             Global Health Program Development and Implementation                                            2
PubH 6441             International Health Organizations                                                              2
PubH 6480             Humanitarian Operations                                                                         2
PubH 6481             Global Mental Health                                                                            2
PubH 6482             International Nutrition and Food Policy                                                         2
PubH 6490             Regional Case Studies in Global Health                                                          2
PubH 6499.xx          Global Health Advocacy and Activism                                                             2
PubH 6xxx             Other SPHHS Elective with Advisor’s Approval                                                    2
Total                 Elective Concentration Credits                                                                  2

                                           REQUIRED METHODS COURSES
PubH 6410                Global Health Study Design and Ethics                                                        2
PubH 6411                Global Health Data Collection                                                                2
PubH 6412                Global Health Data Analysis                                                                  2
Total                    Required Methods Credits                                                                     6
Electives                Any SPHHS Graduate Course(s)                                                                 4

                                     PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
PubH 6014.14             Practicum                                                                                 2
PubH 6015.14             Culminating Experience                                                                    2
Total                    Practicum and Culminating Experience                                                      4
Total Degree Credits                                                                                              45




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                      SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                 Global Health Program
             Global Health Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation Concentration
Program Director:                              Practicum Directors:
Dr. James Sherry                               Dr. Tilly Gurman                           Elizabeth Lee
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 200                   2175 K Street, Suite 200                   2175 K Street, Suite 200
Phone: 202-994-3799                            Phone: 202-994-6789                        Phone: 202-994-3795
ghprogramdirector@gwu.edu                      tgurman@gwu.edu                            lizlee@gwmail.gwu.edu

                                              REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001               Biological Concepts for Public Health                                                         2
PubH 6002               Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                                                 3
PubH 6003               Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                                       3
PubH 6004               Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                                  2
PubH 6005               Policy Approaches to Public Health                                                            2
PubH 6007               Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                                             2
PubH 6008               Management Approaches to Public Health                                                        2
Total                   Core Credits                                                                                 16

                                        REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES
PubH 6400              Global Health Frameworks                                                                      3
PubH 6401              Comparative Regional Determinants of Health                                                   2
PubH 6402              Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar                                         2
Total                  Required Department Credits                                                                   7

                                    REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES
PubH 6435              GH Program Development and Implementation                                                     2
PubH 6437              GH Program Evaluation                                                                         2
PubH 6436              GH Program Management                                                                         2
– or –                              – or –
HSML 6246              Service Line and Project Management                                                           2
Total                  Total Concentration Credits                                                                   6
                      ELECTIVE CONCENTRATION COURSES - SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM THIS LIST
              [Advisor approval via petition is required to substitute courses that are not on this list]
HSML 6203              Intro to Health Management                                                                    2
HSML 6204              Quality and Performance Improvement                                                           2
HSML 6207              Health Services Information Applications                                                      2
PubH 6480              Humanitarian Operations                                                                       2
PubH 6481              Global Mental Health                                                                          2
PubH 6482              International Nutrition and Food Policy                                                       2
PubH 6484              Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Diseases                                               2
PubH 6485              Prevention and Control of Water and Sanitation Diseases                                       1
PubH 6490              Regional Case Studies in Global Health                                                        2
PubH 6xxx              Other SPHHS Elective with Advisor’s Approval                                                  2
Total                  Elective Concentration Credits                                                                2

                                         REQUIRED METHODS COURSES
PubH 6410              Global Health Study Design and Ethics                                                         2
PubH 6411              Global Health Data Collection                                                                 2
PubH 6412              Global Health Data Analysis                                                                   2
Total                  Required Methods Credits                                                                      6
Electives              Any SPHHS Graduate Course(s)                                                                  4

                                    PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
PubH 6014.14           Practicum                                                                                      2
PubH 6015.14           Culminating Experience                                                                         2
Total                  Practicum and Culminating Experience                                                           4
Total Degree Credits                                                                                                 45




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                           SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                    MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                     Global Health Program
                            Global Health Management Concentration
Program Director:                                  Practicum Directors:

Dr. James Sherry                                    Dr. Tilly Gurman                           Elizabeth Lee
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 200                       2175 K Street, Suite 200                    2175 K Street, Suite 200
Phone: 202-994-3799                                Phone: 202-994-6789                         Phone: 202-994-3795
ghprogramdirector@gwu.edu                          tgurman@gwu.edu                             lizlee@gwmail.gwu.edu

                                              REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001               Biological Concepts for Public Health                                                        2
PubH 6002               Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                                                3
PubH 6003               Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                                      3
PubH 6004               Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                                 2
PubH 6005               Policy Approaches to Public Health                                                           2
PubH 6007               Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                                            2
PubH 6008               Management Approaches to Public Health                                                       2
Total                   Core Credits                                                                                16

                                        REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES
PubH 6400              Global Health Frameworks                                                                      3
PubH 6401              Comparative Regional Determinants of Health                                                   2
PubH 6402              Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar                                         2
Total                  Required Department Credits                                                                   7

                                       REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES
HSML 6203              Intro to Health Management                                                                    2
HSML 6207              Health Services Information Applications                                                      2
PubH 6436              GH Program Management                                                                         2
-or-                                – or –
HSML 6246              Service Line and Project Management                                                           2
Total                  Required Concentration Credits                                                                6
                      ELECTIVE CONCENTRATION COURSES - SELECT 2 CREDITS FROM THIS LIST
              [Advisor approval via petition is required to substitute courses that are not on this list]
HSML 6204              Quality and Performance Improvement                                                           2
PubH 6435              Global Health Program Development and Implementation                                          2
PubH 6440              Global Health Economics and Finance                                                           2
PubH 6441              International Health Organizations                                                            2
PubH 6443              Global Health Regulation, Trade and Human Rights                                              2
PubH 6490              Regional Case Studies in Global Health                                                        2
PubH 6xxx              Other SPHHS Elective with Advisors Approval                                                   2
Total                  Elective Concentration Credits                                                                2

                                         REQUIRED METHODS COURSES
PubH 6410              GH Study Design and Ethics                                                                    2
HSML 6209              Health Services Finance (prereq of 2-3 sem hrs of Basic Acctg required)                       2
HSML 6210              Health Services Financial Applications                                                        2
Total                  Required Methods Credits                                                                      6
Electives              Any SPHHS Graduate Course(s)                                                                  4

                                    PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
PubH 6014.14           Practicum                                                                                     2
PubH 6015.14           Culminating Experience                                                                        2
Total                  Practicum and Culminating Experience                                                          4
Total Degree Credits                                                                                                45



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                            SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                     MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                      Global Health Program
                                Global Health Policy Concentration
Program Director:                                  Practicum Directors:
Dr. James Sherry                                    Dr. Tilly Gurman                     Elizabeth Lee
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 200                       2175 K Street, Suite 200              2175 K Street, Suite 200
Phone: 202-994-3799                                Phone: 202-994-6789                   Phone: 202-994-3795
ghprogramdirector@gwu.edu                          tgurman@gwu.edu                       lizlee@gwmail.gwu.edu

                                              REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001                 Biological Concepts for Public Health                                                2
PubH 6002                 Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                                        3
PubH 6003                 Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                              3
PubH 6004                 Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                         2
PubH 6005                 Policy Approaches to Public Health                                                   2
PubH 6007                 Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                                    2
PubH 6008                 Management Approaches to Public Health                                               2
Total                     Core Credits                                                                        16

                                        REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES
PubH 6400                Global Health Frameworks                                                              3
PubH 6401                Comparative Regional Determinants of Health                                           2
PubH 6402                Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar                                 2
Total                    Required Department Credits                                                           7

                                       REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES
PubH 6415                Advanced Global Health Policy Methods                                                 1
PubH 6440                GH Economics and Finance                                                              2
                               – or by Petition –
PubH 6340                Health Economics and Financing                                                        3
PubH 6441                International Health Organizations                                                    2
PubH 6442                Comparative Health Systems                                                            2
PubH 6443                GH Regulation, Trade, and Human Rights                                                2
                               – or by Petition –
PubH 6335                Public Health and Law                                                                 3
                               – or by Petition –
PubH 6330                Health Services and Law                                                               3
Total                    Required Concentration Credits                                                        9

                                         REQUIRED METHODS COURSES
PubH 6410                GH Study Design and Ethics                                                            2
PubH 6411                Global Health Data Collection                                                         2
PubH 6412                Global Health Data Analysis                                                           2
                                                     – or –
PubH 6410                GH Study Design and Ethics                                                            2
PubH 6413                Global Health Policy and Analysis                                                     2
PubH 6414                Global Health Policy Applications                                                     2
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                                                         - or by Petition -
PubH 6310                 Statistical Analysis in Health Policy                2
PubH 6315                 Introduction to Health Policy Analysis               2
PubH 6320                 Applications of Health Policy Analysis               2
Total                     Required Methods Credits                             6
Electives                 Any SPHHS Graduate Course(s)                         4


                               PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
PubH 6014.14         Practicum                                                 2
PubH 6015.14         Culminating Experience                                    2
Total                Practicum and Culminating Experience                      4
Total Degree Credits                                                          45




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                            SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                     MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                      Global Health Program
                              Global Health Strategies Concentration
Program Director:                                  Practicum Directors:

Dr. James Sherry                                   Dr. Tilly Gurman                        Elizabeth Lee
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 200                       2175 K Street, Suite 200                2175 K Street, Suite 200
Phone: 202-994-3799                                Phone: 202-994-6789                      Phone: 202-994-3795
ghprogramdirector@gwu.edu                          tgurman@gwu.edu                          lizlee@gwmail.gwu.edu

                                               REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001                Biological Concepts for Public Health                                                        2
PubH 6002                Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                                                3
PubH 6003                Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                                      3
PubH 6004                Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                                 2
PubH 6005                Policy Approaches to Public Health                                                           2
PubH 6007                Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                                            2
PubH 6008                Management Approaches to Public Health                                                       2
Total                    Core Credits                                                                                16

                                         REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES
PubH 6400               Global Health Frameworks                                                                      3
PubH 6401               Comparative Regional Determinants of Health                                                   2
PubH 6402               Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar                                         2
Total                   Required Department Credits                                                                   7

                                          REQUIRED CONCENTRATION COURSES
PubH 6435                GH Program Design and Implementation                                                        2
-or-                     -or-
PubH 6440                Global Health Economics and Finance                                                         2
Total                    Required Concentration Credits                                                              2
                                ELECTIVE CONCENTRATION COURSES - SELECT 6 CREDITS
   [Advisor approval via petition is required to choose all elective concentration courses. A minimum of 2 credits
                                   should be from the Department of Global Health.]
Total                    Elective Concentration Credits                                                              6

                                           REQUIRED METHODS COURSES
PubH 6410                Global Health Study Design and Ethics                                                       2
PubH 6411                Global Health Data Collection                                                               2
PubH 6412                Global Health Data Analysis                                                                 2
Total                    Required Methods Credits                                                                    6
Electives                Any SPHHS Graduate Course(s)                                                                4

                                    PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
PubH 6014.14             Practicum                                                                                   2
PubH 6015.14             Culminating Experience                                                                      2
Total                    Practicum and Culminating Experience                                                        4

Total Degree Credits                                                                                                 45




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                  SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                           MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                          Global Health Epidemiology
  Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Department of Global Health
Program Co-Directors                                            Practicum Director

 Drs. Heather Young & Manya Magnus                              Dr. Lone Simonsen
 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics                   Department of Global Health
 2110-W Pennsytlvania Avenue, 8th Floor                         2175 K Street NW, Suite 200
 Washington, DC 20037                                           Washington, DC 20037
 Tel:    202-994- 6518 / 202-994-3024                           Tel:    202-994-6793
 Fax:    202-994-0082                                           Fax:    202-994-1955
 Email: bschay@gwumc.edu / sphmdm@gwumc.edu                     Email: iphlxs@gwumc.edu


                                                                                              Credits
                                     REQUIRED CORE COURSES
 PubH 6001      Biological Concepts for Public Health                                                   2
 PubH 6002      Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                                           3
 PubH 6003      Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                              3
 PubH 6004      Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                         2
 PubH 6005      Policy Approaches to Public Health                                                   2
 PubH 6007      Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                                    2
 PubH 6008      Management Approaches to Public Health                                               2
 Total          Core Credits                                                                        16

                                  GH REQUIRED PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COURSES
 PubH 6400      Global Health Frameworks                                                                3
 PubH 6401      Comparative Regional Determinants of Health                                             2
 PubH 6402      Global Health Policy and Practice: Washington Seminar                                   2
 PubH 6440      Global Health Economics & Finance                                                       2
 Total          Required GH Program-Specific Credits                                                    9

                                EPI/BIO REQUIRED PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COURSES
 PubH 6247      Design of Health Studies                                                                3
 PubH 6249      Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis                          3
 PubH 6252      Advanced Epidemiologic Methods                                                          3
 Total          Required Epi/Bio Program-Specific Credits                                               9

                                       PROGRAM ELECTIVE COURSES
       Select 7 credits from the following Global Health and Epidemiology/Biostatistics Courses
                          Other courses may be used with permission of advisor
 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
 PubH 6242 Clinical Epidemiology & Decision Analysis                                                    2
 PubH 6244 Cancer Epidemiology                                                                          2
 PubH 6245      Infectious Disease Epidemiology                                                         2
 PubH 6250 Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS                                                                     2
 PubH 6253 Issues in HIV Care and Treatment                                                             1
 PubH 6255 Organizational Responses to HIV/AIDS Epidemic                                                2
 PubH 6259 Epidemiologic Surveillance in Public Health                                                  2
 PubH 6260 Advanced Data Analysis for Public Health                                                     3
 PubH 6262 Introduction to Geographical Information Systems                                             1
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PubH 6263        Advanced GIS                                                      1
PubH 6267        Time Series Applications in Public Health                         1
PubH 6268        Advanced SAS                                                      1
PubH 6269        Reproductive and Perinatal Epidemiology                           1
PubH 6270        HIV/AIDS Surveillance                                             1
PubH 6271        Disaster Epidemiology: Methods and Applications                   1
PubH 6272        Epidemiology of Infectious Agents Associated with Human Cancer    1
PubH 6273        Ethnographic Methods as Applied to Public Health                  1
PubH 6274        Emerging Infectious Diseases for Public Health Professionals      2

Department of Global Health
PubH 6530       Qualitative Methods in Health Promotion                             2
PubH 6435       GH Program Design and Implementation                                2
PubH 6442       Comparative Health Systems                                          2
PubH 6480       Humanitarian Operations                                             2
PubH 6481       Global Mental Health                                                2
PubH 6482       International Nutrition and Food Policy                             2
PubH 6484       Prevention and Control of Vector Borne Disease                      2
PubH 6485       Prevention and Control of Water and Sanitation Related Diseases     1
PubH 6499.xx Advanced Quantitative Methods in Global Health                       1-2
Total           Global Health and Epi/Bio Electives                                 7

                                PRACTICUM/CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
PubH 6014.13 or 6014.14 Practicum                                                  2
PubH 6015.13 or 6015.14 Culminating Experience                                     2
Total          Practicum and Culminating Experience                                4

Total Degree Credits                                                              45




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                          SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                   MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                     Health Policy Program

Program Director:                       Practicum Directors:

Professor Taylor Burke                  Professor Lara Cartwright-Smith        Professor Kristin Younger
2021 K Street, NW Suite 800             2021 K Street, NW Suite 800            2021 K Street, NW, Suite 800
Phone: 202-994-4226                     Phone: 202-994-8641                    Phone: 202-994-4130
taylorb@gwu.edu                         laracs@gwu.edu                         kyounger@gwu.edu



                                           REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001              Biological Concepts for Public Health                                       2
PubH 6002              Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                               3
PubH 6003              Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                     3
PubH 6004              Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                2
PubH 6005              Policy Approaches to Public Health                                          2
PubH 6007              Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                           2
PubH 6008              Management Approaches to Public Health                                      2
Total                  Core Credits                                                                16

                                    REQUIRED PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COURSES
PubH 6305              Fundamentals for Policy: Health Care and Public Health                      2
PubH 6310              Statistical Analysis in Health Policy                                       2
PubH 6315              Introduction to Health Policy Analysis                                      2
PubH 6320              Advanced Health Policy Analysis                                             2
PubH 6325              Federal Policymaking and Policy Advocacy                                    2
PubH 6330              Health Services and Law                                                     3
-or-                   -or-
PubH 6335              Public Health and Law                                                       3
PubH 6340              Health Economics and Financing                                              3
-or-                   -or-
PubH 6242              Clinical Epidemiology and Decision Analysis +                               2+1
                       PubH 6299.xx Topics by the same name for 1 credit
Total                  Required Program-Specific Credits                                           16

                                        REQUIRED ELECTIVE COURSES
Electives              A personalized combination of elective courses of nine (9) total credits.   9
                       Two of these nine elective graduate-level credits may be taken through
                       other GW departments.


                              PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE COURSES
PubH 6014.16           Practicum                                                                   2
PubH 6015.16           Culminating Experience: The Health Policy Seminar                           2
Total                  Practicum and Culminating Experience Credits                                4

Total Degree Credits                                                                               45




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                         SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                  MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                 Health Promotion Program

Program Director:                                                Practicum Director:

Dr. Caroline Sparks                                                  Professor Karyn Pomerantz
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 700                                         2175 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Phone: 202-994-3589                                                  Phone: 202-994-3623
csparks@gwu.edu                                                      kpomeran@gwu.edu
          BEGIN PLANNING PRACTICUM DURING YEAR 1; COMPLETE CULMINATING EXPERIENCE IN YEAR 2
                                           REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001              Biological Concepts for Public Health                                         2
PubH 6002              Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                                 3
PubH 6003              Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                       3
PubH 6004              Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                  2
PubH 6005              Policy Approaches to Public Health                                            2
PubH 6007              Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                             2
PubH 6008              Management Approaches to Public Health                                        2
Total                  Core Credits                                                                 16

                                      REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES
PubH 6500             Planning and Administration of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention             2
                      Programs
PubH 6501             Evaluation of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Programs                     3
PubH 6502             Practical Data Analysis for Prevention and Community Health                    1
PubH 6503             Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing                      3
Total                 Required Department Credits                                                    9

                                      REQUIRED PROGRAM COURSES
PubH 6530             Qualitative Methods in Health Promotion                                        2
PubH 6531             Health Promotion in Healthcare Settings                                        2
PubH 6532             Community Organization, Development and Advocacy                               3
PubH 6533             Design and Conduct of Community Health Surveys                                 2
PubH 6534             Community Based Participatory Research                                         1
Total                 Required Program-Specific Credits                                             10

                               Electives –(Select 6 credits from this list)
PubH 6514             Preventing Health Disparities                                                   2
PubH 6516             Community Health Information Resources                                          2
PubH 6535             Promotion of Mental Health                                                      2
PubH 6536             Workplace Health Promotion                                                      2
PubH 6537             Health Promotion and Aging                                                      2
PubH 6249             Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis                  3
PubH 6556             Maternal and Child Nutrition                                                  1-2
PubH 6560             School Health and Safety                                                      1-2
PubH 6573             Media Advocacy for Public Health                                                3
PubH 6xxx             SPHHS elective(s)- Advisor’s approval                                         1-2
Total                 Program Elective Credits                                                        6

                           PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE COURSES
PubH 6014.17         Practicum                                                                       2
PubH 6015.17         Culminating Experience                                                          2
Total                Practicum and Culminating Experience Credits                                    4
Total Degree Credits
                                                                                                    45



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                           SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                    MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                               Maternal and Child Health Program

Program Director:                                            Practicum Director:
Dr. Amita Vyas                                               Professor Karyn Pomerantz
2175 K Street, Suite 700                                     2175 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Phone: 202-994-3695                                          Phone: 202-994-3623
avyas@gwu.edu                                                kpomeran@gwu.edu
       BEGIN PLANNING PRACTICUM DURING YEAR 1; COMPLETE CULMINATING EXPERIENCE IN YEAR 2
                                           REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001              Biological Concepts for Public Health                                 2
PubH 6002              Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                         3
PubH 6003              Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                               3
PubH 6004              Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World          2
PubH 6005              Policy Approaches to Public Health                                    2
PubH 6007              Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                     2
PubH 6008              Management Approaches to Public Health                                2
Total                  Core Credits                                                         16

                                       REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES
PubH 6500              Planning and Administration of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention    2
                       Programs
PubH 6501              Evaluation of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Programs            3
PubH 6502              Practical Data Analysis for Prevention and Community Health           1
PubH 6503              Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing             3
Total                  Required Department Credits                                           9

                                       REQUIRED PROGRAM COURSES
PubH 6550              Maternal and Child Health I                                           3
PubH 6551              Maternal and Child Health II                                          2
Total                  Required Program Credits                                              5

                                        Electives (Select 8 credits)
PubH 6552              Women’s Health                                                         2
PubH 6553              Adolescent Health                                                      2
PubH 6555              Reproductive Health: U.S. and Global Perspectives                      2
PubH 6554              Children and Youth with Special Needs                                  2
PubH 6556              Maternal and Child Nutrition                                         1-2
PubH 6557              Child Development and Public Health                                    2
PubH 6558              Women, Gender and Health: A Global Perspective                         2
PubH 6560              School Health and Safety                                             1-2
Total                  Program-Specific Elective Credits                                      8

Electives              Any SPHHS Graduate Course(s)                                          3

                             PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE COURSES
PubH 6014.18           Practicum                                                             2
PubH 6015.18           Culminating Experience                                                2
Total                  Practicum and Culminating Experience Credits                          4

Total Degree Credits                                                                        45




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                         SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                  MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                              Physical Activity in Public Health
Program Director:                                                       Practicum Director
Dr. Loretta DiPietro                                                    Dr. Loretta DiPietro
Building K, Room 202                                                    Building K, Room 202
Phone: 202-994-4910                                                     Phone: 202-994-4910
ldp1@gwu.edu                                                            ldp1@gwu.edu
                           PREREQUISITES: EXSC 2111: EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY (FALL)

                                           REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001              Biological Concepts for Public Health                                    2
PubH 6002              Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                            3
PubH 6003              Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                  3
PubH 6004              Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World             2
PubH 6005              Policy Approaches to Public Health                                       2
PubH 6007              Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                        2
PubH 6008              Management Approaches to Public Health                                   2
Total                  Core Credits                                                            16

                                       REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES
ExSc 6202              Advanced Exercise Physiology 1                                           3
ExSc 6203              Advanced Exercise Physiology 2                                           3
ExSc 6208              Physical Activity: Physiology and Epidemiology                           2
ExSc 6212              Exercise in Selected Chronic Diseases                                    3
Total                  Required Department Credits                                             11

                       REQUIRED PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COURSES (CHOOSE OPTION A OR B)

      Option A                                   Epidemiology Option
PubH 6247              Design of Health Studies                                                 3
PubH 6249              Use of Statistical Packages for Data Management & Data Analysis          3
PubH 6252              Advanced Epidemiologic Methods                                           3
    Option B                             Program Design and Evaluation Option
PubH 6500              Planning and Administration of HP/DP Programs                            2
PubH 6501              Evaluation of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Programs               3
PubH 6502              Practical Data Analysis for Prevention and Community Health              1
PubH 6503              Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing                3
Total                  Required Program-Specific Credits                                        9

                               SAMPLE ELECTIVES (5 CREDITS IN EXSC OR PUBH)
ExSc 6206              Administration of Physical Activity and Health Programs                   3
ExSc 6240              Nutrition Across the Lifespan                                             3
PubH 6246              Injury Epidemiology and Prevention                                        2
PubH 6260              Advanced Data Analysis for Public Health                                  3
PubH 6262              Introduction to Geographic Information Systems                            1
PubH 6536              Workplace Health Promotion                                                2
PubH 6556              Maternal and Child Nutrition                                            1-2
PubH 6560              School and Health Safety                                                1-2
Total                  Elective Credits                                                          5

                           PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE COURSES
PubH 6014.21         Practicum                                                                  2
PubH 6015.21         Culminating Experience                                                     2
Total                Practicum and Culminating Experience Credits                               4
Total Degree Credits                                                                           45




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                           SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                      MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                       Public Health Communication and Marketing Program

Program Director:                                                  Practicum Director:
Dr. W. Douglas Evans                                               Professor Karyn Pomerantz
2175 K Street NW, Suite 700                                        2175 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Phone: 202-994-3632                                                Phone: 202-994-3623
sphwde@gwumc.edu                                                   kpomeran@gwu.edu
           BEGIN PLANNING PRACTICUM DURING YEAR 1; COMPLETE CULMINATING EXPERIENCE IN YEAR 2

                                                 REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001                   Biological Concepts for Public Health                                  2
PubH 6002                   Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                          3
PubH 6003                   Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                3
PubH 6004                   Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World           2
PubH 6005                   Policy Approaches to Public Health                                     2
PubH 6007                   Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                      2
PubH 6008                   Management Approaches to Public Health                                 2
Total                       Core Credits                                                          16

                                            REQUIRED DEPARTMENT COURSES
PubH 6500                   Planning and Administration of HP/DP Programs                         3
PubH 6501                   Evaluation of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Programs            2
PubH 6502                   Practical Data Analysis for Prevention and Community Health           3
PubH 6503                   Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing             1
Total                       Required Department Credits                                           9

                                             REQUIRED PROGRAM COURSES
PubH 6570                   Advanced Public Health Communication: Theory & Practice               3
PubH 6571                   Social Marketing: Theory & Practice                                   3
Total                       Required Program Courses                                              6
                                    Program Specific Electives (Select 6 credits)
PubH 6572                   Marketing Research for Public Health                                  3
PubH 6573 -or-              Media Advocacy in Public Health, -or-                                 3
PubH 6532                   Community Organization, Development and Advocacy                      3
PubH 6574                   Public Health Branding: Theory & Practice                             2
PubH 6575                   Communication Skills for Public Health Professions                    1
Total                       Required Program-Specific Electives                                   6

                                       Electives (Select 4 credits from this list)
PubH 6249                   Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis        3
PubH 6315                   Introduction to Health Policy Analysis                                2
PubH 6430                   Theories and Applications in Global Health Promotion                  2
PubH 6431                   Introduction to Global Health Communication Skills                    2
PubH 6432                   Global Social Marketing                                               2
PubH 6512                   Community Oriented Primary Care: Policy and Issues                    2
PubH 6515                   High Risk and Special Populations                                     2
PubH 6516                   Community Health Information Resources                                2
PubH 6530                   Qualitative Methods in Health Promotion                               2
PubH 6531                   Health Promotion in Healthcare Settings                               2
PubH 6536                   Workplace Health Promotion                                            2
PubH 6537                   Health Promotion and Aging                                            2
PubH 6552                   Women’s Health                                                        2
PubH 6553                   Adolescent Health                                                     2
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PubH 6556                   Maternal and Child Nutrition                         2
Electives                   Any SPHHS course(s)- with Advisor’s approval         2
Total                       Elective Credits                                     4


                                  PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE COURSES
PubH 6014.19                Practicum                                            2
PubH 6015.19                Culminating Experience                               2
Total                       Practicum and Culminating Experience Credits         4

Total Degree Credits                                                             45




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                          SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                    MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                              Public Health Management Program
Program Director:                                         Practicum Director:

Dr. Kurt Darr                                             Dr. John H. Grossman
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 320                              2175 K Street, NW, Suite 700
Phone: 202-994-5567                                       Phone: 202-994-3665
hsmkjd@gwumc.edu                                          mcdjhg@gwumc.edu


                                           REQUIRED CORE COURSES
PubH 6001              Biological Concepts for Public Health                                2
PubH 6002              Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                        3
PubH 6003              Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                              3
PubH 6004              Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World         2
PubH 6005              Policy Approaches to Public Health                                   2
PubH 6007              Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health                    2
PubH 6008              Management Approaches to Public Health                               2
Total                  Core Credits                                                        16

                                    REQUIRED PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COURSES
HSML 6203             Introduction to Health Management                                     2
HSML 6207             Health Services Information Applications                              2
HSML 6212             Community Health Management and Advocacy                              2
HSML 6213             Health Services Marketing and Planning                                2
HSML 6216             Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior                2
HSML 6238
HSML 6246             Service Line and Project Management                                   2
HSML 6263 –or-        Health Services Financial Management -or-                             2
HSML 6209*            Health Services Finance
PubH 6335             Public Health and Law                                                 3
PubH 6502             Practical Data Analysis for Prevention and Community Health           1
Total                 Required Program-Specific Credits                                    20
Total Electives       Any SPHHS Graduate Course(s)                                          5

                             PRACTICUM AND CULMINATING EXPERIENCE COURSES
PubH 6014.20          Practicum                                                             2
HSML 6218             Seminar in Health Services Management and Leadership – Culminating    2
                      Experience
Total                 Practicum and Culminating Experience Credits                          4

Total Degree Credits                                                                       45
* a prerequisite of 2-3 semester hours of Basic Accounting is required for HSML 6209.




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                             SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                        GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
                              Public Health and Emergency Management
Program Director:
Celeste Monforton, DrPH, MPH
2100 M Street, NW, Suite 203
Phone: 202-994-9774
Celeste.Monforton@gwumc.edu


                                        PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COURSES
This is a minimum 20 credit program and at least 10 credits must be from PubH Graduate Courses
PubH 6126             Assessment and Control of Environmental Hazards                                3
PubH 6128             Global Environmental and Occupational Health (for students who                 2
-or-                  have taken PubH 6004) –or-
PubH 6004             Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                   2
PubH 6400             Global Health Frameworks                                                       3
-or-                  -or-
EHS 6201              Response to High-Impact Emergencies                                            3
EHS 6275              Leadership and Change in Emergency Services Management                         3
EMSE 6305             Crisis and Emergency Management                                                3
EMSE 6325             Medical and Public Health Emergency Management                                 3

PubH Electives/       Sample PubH Graduate Courses that May be used as Electives or              Varies
Substitutions         (with advisor’s approval) Substituted for PubH courses above

PubH 6123             Toxicology: Applications for Public Health Policy                              3
PubH 6125             Introduction to Children’s Health and the Environment                          2
PubH 6127             Public Health Microbiology and Biodefense                                      2
PubH 6129             Information Sources in Environmental and Occupational Health                   1
PubH 6245             Infectious Disease Epidemiology                                                2
PubH 6259             Epidemiologic Surveillance in Public Health                                    2
PubH 6335             Public Health Law                                                              3
PubH 6435             Global Health Program Development and Implementation                           2
PubH 6xxx             Other SPHHS Electives

EMSE Electives/       Sample EMSE Graduate Course that May be used as Electives or               Varies
Substitutions         (with advisor’s approval) Substituted for EMSE courses above
EMSE 6240             Environmental Hazard Management                                                3
EMSE 6315             Management of Risk and Vulnerability for Hazards and Terrorism                 3
EMSE 6345             Disaster Recovery and Organizational Continuity                                3

Total Certificate Credits (Minimum)                                                                 20




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                         SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
                                      HIV/AIDS Studies

Program Co-Directors

Dr. Manya Magnus                                Dr. Alan Greenberg
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
2110-W Pennsylvania Ave, 8th Floor              2110-W Pennsylvania Avenue, 8th Floor
Phone: 202-994-3024                             Phone: 202-994-0612
sphmdm@gwumc.edu                                aeg1@gwu.edu

                                                                                               Credits
                          PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COURSES

PubH 6003                 Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                   3
HSci 6287                 Biology of HIV/AIDS                                                       3
PubH 6399.xx              HIV Policy in the U.S.                                                    2
PubH 6250                 Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS                                                  2
                          Prereq: PubH 6002 (recommended), 6003
PubH 6253                 Issues in HIV Care and Treatment                                          1
PubH 6255                 Organizational Responses to the HIV/AIDS Epidemic                         2
                          Prereq: PubH 6250 or PubH 6559
PubH 6270                 HIV/AIDS Surveillance
                          Prereq: PubH 6003                                                         1
PubH 6559                 HIV Prevention: An Interdisciplinary Approach                             1
Total                     Required Program-Specific Credits                                        15

                              SUGGESTED ELECTIVES
PubH 6245                 Infectious Disease Epidemiology                                           2
                          Prereq: PubH 6003
PubH 6259                 Epidemiologic Surveillance in Public Health                               2
                          Prereq: PubH 6003
PubH 6262                 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems                            1
                          Prereq: PubH 6002
PubH 6272                 Epidemiology of Infectious Agents Associated with                         1
                          Human Cancer Prereq: PubH 6003
PubH 6273                 Ethnographic Methods as Applied in Public Health                          1
                          Prereq: PubH 6003
PubH 6299                 Others to be announced                                                   1-2
Electives                 Advisor’s Approval Required                                           Varies

Total Graduate Credits                                                                             18




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                            SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                       GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
                                      Public Health Generalist

Advisor:

Emily Rhineberger
221 Ross Hall
Phone: 202-994-0554
sphehr@gwumc.edu

                                         REQUIRED CORE COURSES
                                            TAKE 17 CREDITS

PubH 6001              Biological Concepts for Public Health                           2
PubH 6002              Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                   3
PubH 6003              Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                         3
PubH 6004              Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World    2
PubH 6005              Policy Approaches to Public Health                              2
PubH 6007              Social and Behavioral Approaches to Public Health               2
PubH 6008              Management Approaches to Public Health                          3
                                                     Elective

Elective               Any SPHHS Graduate Course                                       1


Total Certificate Credits                                                             18




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           GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS-AT-A-GLANCE
                   SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                         MASTER OF HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
                                         AND
                    HEALTH SERVICES GRADUATE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

                                      Graduation Requirements
                                               MHSA

1.   Graduate Credit Requirement. 50 graduate credits are required.

2.   Course Requirements. Successful completion of the core courses and the specific courses are
     required.

3.   Grade Point Requirement. A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average is required.

4.   Time Limit Requirement. The degree must be completed within five years.

5.   Transfer Credit Policy. Up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate
     degree may be transferred to the MHSA. Up to 18 credits may be transferred to the MHSA from the
     Health Services Graduate Certificate. Credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in
     the last 3 years with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

6.   Residency or Internship Requirement. Successful completion of a nine credit residency or three-credit
     internship.

7.   Prerequisites. Undergraduate course in accounting and statistics with a grade of B or better.


                                   Graduation Requirements
     Health Services Graduate Certificates: Health Services Generalist and Long-Term Care

1.   Graduate Credit Requirement. 18 graduate credits are required.

2.   Course Requirements. At least 9 credits must be taken from the program-specific courses.

3.   Program of Study. The exact courses and course substitutions from other programs in the University
     require the approval of the academic advisor.

4.   Grade Point Requirement. A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average is required.

5.   Time Limit Requirement. The Certificate must be completed within two years.

6.   Transfer Credit Policy. Up to 6 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate
     degree may be transferred to the Certificate. Credits must have been earned from an accredited
     institution in the last 3 years with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

7.   Transferring to the MHSA Program. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate Program
     students may apply for the MHSA program. Up to 18 credits may transfer to the MHSA.




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                                MASTER OF HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

Program Director:                                                       MHSA Residency:
Dr. Leonard Friedman                                                    Dr. Robert Burke
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 320                                            2175 K Street, NW, Suite 320
Phone: 202.994.5561                                                     Phone: 202-994-5560
Email:friedmal@gwu.edu                                                  bobburke@gwu.edu

Advising Support:                                                       Internship Director:
Professor Douglas Anderson (last name A-M)                              Dr. Steve Eastaugh
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 320                                            2175 K Street, NW, Suite 320
Phone: 202-994-5569                                                     Phone: 202-994-5568
Email:dander04@gwu.edu                                                  eastaugh@gwu.edu

Dr. Kurt Darr (last name N-Z)
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 320
Phone: 202-994-5567
hsmkjd@gwumc.edu

                                                 CORE COURSES
HSML 6202               Introduction to the US Health Care System                                      2
HSML 6203               Introduction to Health Management                                              2
HSML 6204               Quality and Performance Improvement                                            2
HSML 6206               Quantitative Methods and Epidemiology in Health Services                       3
HSML 6207               Health Services Information Applications                                       2
HSML 6208               Medical Informatics                                                            2
HSML 6209               Health Services Finance (Prerequ of 2-3 sem hrs of Basic Acctg required)       2
HSML 6210               Health Services Financial Applications                                         2
HSML 6211               Health Economics                                                               2
HSML 6212               Community Health Management Advocacy                                           2
HSML 6213               Health Services Marketing and Planning                                         2
HSML 6215               Health Law for Managers                                                        2
HSML 6216               Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior                         2
HSML 6218               Seminar in Health Services Management and Leadership                           2
                        (taken final semester of course work)
PubH 6004               Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                    2
Total                   Core Credits                                                                   31

                                              PROGRAM-SPECIFIC ELECTIVES
                                          Residency students select 10 credits
                                          Internship students select 16 credits
HSML 6221                  Transformational Leadership in Health Services Delivery                     2
HSML 6222                  Group Leadership and Team Facilitation (ISCOPES)                            2
HSML 6223                  Studies in Performance and Improvement Services Delivery                    2
HSML 6225                  Health Services Strategic Management                                        2
HSML 6226                  Studies in Health Services Advocacy                                         2
HSML 6231                  Management of the Acute Care Hospital                                       2
HSML 6232                  Institutional and Systems Management Applications                           2
HSML 6233                  Delivery of Behavioral Health Services                                      2
HSML 6234                  Physician Practice Management                                               2
HSML 6235                  Delivery of Post-acute Care Services                                        2
HSML 6236                  Aging and Disability: Needs and Services                                    3
HSML 6237                  Managing the Skilled Nursing Facility                                       3
HSML 6238                  Ambulatory Care Management                                                  2
PubH 6239                  Managed Care                                                                2
HSML 6244                  Supply Chain Management in Health Services                                  2
HSML 6246                  Service Line and Project Management                                         2
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HSML 6247                 Consulting in Health Care                                               2
HSML 6254                 Seminar: Ethics in Health Services Administration                       2
HSML 6257                 Advanced Health Resources Management                                    2
HSML 6263                 Health Economics and Finance                                            2
HSML 6270                 Research in Health Services Administration (Independent Study)        2-3
HSML 6285-6286            Readings in Health Services Administration                              3
HSML 6299                 Topics in HSML                                                        2-3
Total                     Program-Specific Elective Credits                                10 or 16
                                                 FIELD EXPERIENCE
                                                  3 OR 9 CREDITS
HSML 6273-6275            Residency 1 Focus Areas:                                               9
                               •   Acute and Ambulatory Care Management
                               •   Post-acute Care Management (including Long Term Care)
HSML 6271                 Internship Focus Areas:                                                3
                               •   Information Systems and Financial Management
                               •   Operations Management
                               •   Strategic Management and Policy
Total Degree Credits                                                                            50




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                                      GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
                               COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER MANAGEMENT

Program Director:

Merle Cunningham, MD, MPH
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 320
Phone: (917) 287-0262
Email:merlec@gwu.edu

                                      REQUIRED CORE COURSES
HSML 6203             Introduction to Health Management                                  2
HSML 6204             Quality and Performance Improvement                                2
HSML 6207             Health Services Information Applications                           2
HSML 6209             Health Services Finance                                            2
HSML 6213             Health Services Marketing and Planning                             2
HSML 6215             Health Law for Managers                                            2
HSML 6216             Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior             2
HSML 6226             Health Services Advocacy and Communication                         2
PubH 6099*            Community Health Center Policy                                     2


Total Certificate Credits                                                               18

*pending approval of permanent course number




                                    GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
                      HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (HIT) FOR CLINICIANS/
                                    Public Health Leaders

Program Director:

Dr. Leonard Friedman
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 320
Phone: 202.994.5561
Email:friedmal@gwu.edu

                                       REQUIRED CORE COURSES
CSCI 4532             Information Policy (taken for graduate credit)                     3
HSML 6208             Medical Informatics                                                2
HSML 6216             Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior             2
HSML 6299.xx          Electronic Health Record Implementation (Special Topics Course)    1
ISTM 6202             Relational Databases                                               3
ISTM 6206             Information Systems Security                                       2
ISTM 6226             Principles of Information Systems                                  3
PubH 6099.xx*         Bridging Health Policy & Health Information Technology             2

Total Certificate Credits                                                               18

*pending approval of permanent course number




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                                       GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
                                     HEALTH SERVICES GENERALIST


Advisor:

Dr. Kurt Darr
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 320
Phone: 202-994-5567
hsmkjd@gwumc.edu


                                       REQUIRED CORE COURSES
HSML 6202             Introduction to the US Health Care System                             2
HSML 6203             Introduction to Health Management                                     2
HSML 6204             Quality and Performance Improvement                                   2
HSML 6206             Quantitative Methods and Epidemiology in Health Services              3
HSML 6207             Health Services Information Applications                              2
HSML 6208             Medical Informatics                                                   2
HSML 6209*            Health Services Finance                                               2
HSML 6210             Health Services Financial Applications                                2
HSML 6211             Health Economics                                                      2
HSML 6212             Community Health Management Advocacy                                  2
HSML 6213             Health Services Marketing and Planning                                2
HSML 6215             Health Law for Managers                                               2
HSML 6216             Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior                2
HSML 6218             Seminar in Health Services Management and Leadership                  2
                      (taken in final semester of coursework)
PubH 6004             Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World           2
Electives             Advisor’s approval required                                       Varies

Total Certificate Credits                                                                  18
* a prerequisite of 2-3 semester hours of Basic Accounting is required for HSML 6209.




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                                       GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
                                         LONG TERM CARE


Advisor:

Dr. Robert Burke
2175 K Street, NW, Suite 320
Phone: 202-994-5560
bobburke@gwu.edu


                                     REQUIRED CORE COURSES
                               TAKE 18 CREDITS FROM THE LIST BELOW
HSML 6203         Introduction to Health Management                               2
HSML 6207         Health Services Information Applications                        2
HSML 6216         Human Resources Management and Organization                     2
HSML 6236         Aging and Disability: Needs and Services                        3
HSML 6237         Managing the Skilled Nursing Facility                           3

                                           ELECTIVES
                            Take 6 credits as approved by advisor.
                 See sample list below. Topics vary from semester to semester.
PubH 6537        Health Promotion and Aging                                       2
HSML 6299        Special Topics – Current Issues in Federal Long Term Care        2
PubH 6x99        Special Topics – Alzheimer’s Care: Policy and Practice           1
PubH 6x99        Special Topics – Long Term Care Finance                          1

Total Certificate Credits                                                        18




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                    SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                          GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS and PROGRAM PLANS
                                             for the
                          MASTER OF SCIENCE in EXERCISE SCIENCE (MSES)



                                          Graduation Requirements


1.   Graduate Credit Requirement. 36 graduate credits are required.

2.   Course Requirements: Successful completion of the core courses and the program specific courses are
     required.

3.   Examination Requirement: Pass the American College of Sports Medicine Clinical Exercise Specialist®
     certification examination. (Clinical Exercise Physiology Only)

4.   Grade Point Requirement: A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average is required.

5.   Time Limit Requirement: The degree must be completed within four years.

6.   Transfer Credit Policy: Up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree
     may be transferred to the MSES. Courses need to have been taken within the past three years from an
     accredited institution with a grade of B or better.




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                    SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                        MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE
                         Clinical Exercise Physiology Program

Program Director:

Dr. Larry F. Hamm
Building K, Room 305
817 23rd Street, NW
Phone: 202-994-2443
lfhamm@gwu.edu


                                         PREREQUISITES


        Exercise Physiology- must be completed before beginning coursework at GW.

                                 PUBLIC HEALTH CORE COURSES
                                                                                     Credits
EXSC 6204           Biostatistics for Exercise Science                               2
EXSC 6205           Epidemiology for Exercise Science                                2
PubH 6004           Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World     2
Total               Required Public Health Core Credits                              6

                                      MSES CORE COURSES
EXSC 6202           Advanced Exercise Physiology I                                   3
EXSC 6203           Advanced Exercise Physiology II                                  3
EXSC 6206           Administration of Physical Activity and Public Health Programs   3
EXSC 6207           Psychological Aspects of Sport, Exercise, and Fitness            3
Total               Required MSES Core Credits                                       12

                                   PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COURSES
EXSC 6210           Cardiac Rehabilitation                                           3
EXSC 6211           Clinical Exercise Assessments, Exercise Prescription &           3
                    Electrocardiogram Fundamentals
EXSC 6212           Exercise in Selected Chronic Diseases                            3
EXSC 6315           Clinical Exercise Physiology Rotations                           3
Total               Required Program-Specific Credits                                12

                                     CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
EXSC 6313           Clinical Internship I                                            3
EXSC 6214           Clinical Internship II                                           3
Certification       Students must take and pass the American College of Sports       0
Exam                Medicine Clinical Exercise Physiologist® Certification
                    Examination
Total               Culminating Experience Credits                                   6

Total Degree Credits                                                                 36




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                      SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                          MASTER OF SCIENCE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE
                           Strength and Conditioning Program
  Program Director:

  Dr. Todd Miller
  Building K, Room 304
  Phone: 202-994-2572
  tamiller@gwu.edu


                                          PREREQUISITES

         Exercise Physiology – must be completed prior to beginning coursework at GW.

                                  PUBLIC HEALTH CORE COURSES
                                                                                        Credits
EXSC 6204              Biostatistics for Exercise Science                           2
EXSC 6205              Epidemiology for Exercise Science                            2
PubH 6004              Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable       2
                       World
Total                  Required Public Health Core Credits                                    6

                                       MSES CORE COURSES
EXSC 6202              Advanced Exercise Physiology I                               3
EXSC 6203              Advanced Exercise Physiology II                              3
EXSC 6206              Administration of Physical Activity and Public Health        3
                       Programs
EXSC 6207              Psychological Aspects of Sport, Exercise, and Fitness        3
Total                  Required MSES Core Credits                                            12

                                   Program Specific Courses
EXSC 6220              Power Training for Sport Performance                                   2
EXSC 6221              Science and Theory of Resistance Training                              3
EXSC 6222              Advanced Topics in Strength and Conditioning                           1
EXSC 6223              Biomechanical Analysis                                                 3
Elective               Approved by Program Director                                           3
Total                  Required Program-Specific Credits                                     12

                                 CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
           Students will choose one of the following as a culminating experience:
EXSC 6261 AND     Thesis Seminar and                                                          3
EXSC 6998         Thesis Research                                                             3
                                             OR
EXSC 6233         Graduate Internship and                                                     6
                  Comprehensive Exam                                                          0
Total             Culminating Experience Credits                                              6

Total Degree Credits                                                                         36




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GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS-AT-A-GLANCE
                  SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                     for the
                       MASTER OF SCIENCE in HEALTH POLICY

                                         Graduation Requirements

    1.   Graduate Credit Requirement. 48

    2.   Course Requirements. Successful completion of the core and elective courses, including completion of
         the Master’s Thesis, are required.

    3.   Grade Point Requirement. A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average is required.

    4.   Time Limit Requirement. The degree must be completed within five years.

    5. Transfer Credit Policy. Up to 12 graduate credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate
       degree may be transferred to the MS. Credits must have been earned from an accredited institution in
       the last 3 years with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.


Program Director:

Dr. Holly Mead
2121 K Street, NW, Suite 200
Phone: 202-994-8615
khmead@gwu.edu


                                         PUBLIC HEALTH CORE COURSES
PubH 6002              Biostatistical Applications for Public Health                                       3
PubH 6003              Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                             3
PubH 6005              Policy Approaches to Public Health                                                  2
Total                  Required Public Health Core Credits                                                 8

                                          PROGRAM-SPECIFIC COURSES
PubH 6242              Clinical Epidemiology and Decision Analysis                                      2+1
                       + PubH 6299.xx Topics by the same name for 1 credit
PubH 6305              Fundamentals for Policy: Health Care and Public Health                              2
PubH 6310              Statistical Analysis in Health Policy                                               2
PubH 6315              Introduction to Health Policy Analysis                                              2
PubH 6320              Advanced Health Policy Analysis                                                     2
PubH 6330              Health Services and Law                                                             3
-or-                   -or-
PubH 6335              Public Health and Law
PubH 6340              Health Economics and Financing                                                      3
Total                  Required Program-Specific Credits                                                  17
Electives              Any SPHHS Graduate Courses                                                         18

                                          CULMINATING EXPERIENCE
PubH 6015.16           Health Policy Seminar                                                               2
PubH 6013              Master’s Thesis                                                                     3
Total                  Culminating Experience Credits                                                      5

Total Degree Credits                                                                                      48




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           GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS-AT-A-GLANCE
                   SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                                MASTER OF SCIENCE
            PUBLIC HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY AND EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES

                                      Graduation Requirements

1.   Graduate Credit Requirement. 45 graduate credits required.

2.   Course Requirements. Successful completion of the required courses.

3.   Grade Point Requirements. An overall GPA of 3.0 (B average).

4.   Time Limit Requirement. The degree must be completed within four years.

5.   Transfer Credit Policy. Up to 12 credits that have not been applied to a previous graduate degree may
     qualify to be transferred to the MS program. Credits must have been earned from an accredited
     institution in the last 3 years with a grade point average of 3.0 or better.


Students will also be expected to:

•    Attend seminars in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and in the Department of
     Microbiology and Tropical Medicine.

•    Participate in a poster presentation at GWUMC Research Day.


                                 Graduate Certificate Requirements

1.   Graduate Credit Requirement. 24 graduate credits are required

2.   Course Requirements. 12 credits are required in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. 12 credits are
     required in Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine.

3.   Transfer Credit Policy. Up to 8 equivalent graduate credits may be transferred to the certificate.
     Credits must have been earned in the last 3 years from an accredited institution of higher learning with
     a grade point of 3.0 or better. Up to twenty-four credits may transfer from this Graduate Certificate to
     the MS degree in Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Diseases. However, credits
     accepted in transfer to the graduate certificate that were also used for a previously earned degree will
     not transfer to the MS degree. Academic credits used to achieve one graduate degree may not be
     applied to a second graduate degree. Students may waive courses with similar content, but in their
     place, they need to complete an equivalent number of elective credits to complete the 45 credit
     graduation requirement.
4.   Program of Study. Specific courses taken require the approval of the academic advisor.

5.   Grade Point Requirement. A 3.0 (B average) overall grade point average is required.

6.   Time Limit Requirement. The certificate must be completed within two and one-half years




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                           SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                                    MASTER OF SCIENCE
                PUBLIC HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY AND EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Program Director for the Public Health Courses:              Program Directors for the Microbiology Courses:

Dr. Daniel Hoffman                                           Dr. Jeffrey Bethony       Dr. Larissa May
                          th
2100-W Pennsylvania Ave, 8 Floor                             Ross Hall, Room 727       2150 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Phone: 202-994-7770                                          2300 I Street NW           Suite 2B
sphdah@gwumc.edu                                             Phone: use email          Phone: 202-741-2911
                                                             mtmjmb@gwumc.edu          larissa.may@gmail.com

                                           PREREQUISITES                                                 Credits
Biological Sciences other than Botany                                                                          ≥8
Chemistry                                                                                                      ≥3
Physics                                                                                                        ≥3
Mathematics or Computer Science beyond introductory level                                                      ≥3

                                            PUBLIC HEALTH CORE COURSES
PubH 6002       Biostatistics Applications for Public Health                                                    3
PubH 6003       Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                                         3
PubH 6004       Environmental and Occupational Health in a Sustainable World                                    2
Total           Required Public Health Core Courses                                                             8

                           EPIDEMIOLOGY AND BIOSTATISTICS PROGRAM SPECIFIC COURSES
PubH 6245       Infectious Disease Epidemiology                                                                 2
PubH 6247       Design of Health Studies                                                                        3
PubH 6249       Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis                                  3
PubH 6259       Epidemiologic Surveillance in Public Health                                                     2
PubH 6262       Introduction to Geographic Information Systems                                                  1
Total           Required Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program-Specific Courses                               11

                           MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY, AND TROPICAL MEDICINE COURSES
MICR 6220       Biology of Parasitism                                                                           2
MICR 6233       Virology                                                                                        3
MICR 6236       Fundamentals of Genomics                                                                        2
MICR 6238       Public Health Laboratory Workshop                                                               2
MICR 6239       Interdisciplinary Medical Microbiology (Fall, Year 2)                                           3
MICR 6292       Tropical Infectious Diseases                                                                    2
MICR 8210       Infection and Immunity                                                                          3
Total           Required Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine Courses                               17

                   PROGRAM-SPECIFIC ELECTIVE COURSES – CHOOSE 4 CREDITS FROM THE LIST BELOW
PubH 6127         Public Health Microbiology and Biodefense                                                     2
PubH 6250         Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS                                                                      2
PubH 6252         Advanced Epidemiologic Methods                                                                3
PubH 6253         Issues in HIV/AIDS Care and Treatment                                                         1
PubH 6263         Advanced Geographic Information Systems (GIS)                                                 1
PubH 6271         Disaster Epidemiology: Methods and Applications                                               1
PubH 6274         Emerging Infectious Diseases for Public Health Professionals                                  2
MICR 6212         Pathogenic Bacteriology                                                                       3
MICR 6229         Immunobiology of Infection                                                                    2
MICR 6235         Human and Transforming Viruses                                                                3
MICR 6237         Fundamentals of Proteomics                                                                    2
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MICR 6277      Seminar Series in Microbiology I                                     1
MICR 6278      Seminar Series in Microbiology II                                    1
MICR 6293      Special Topics in Microbiology                                  Varies
Electives      Approved by Advisor                                                  2
Total          Program-Specific Elective Courses                                    4


                               FIELD/LABORATORY EXPERIENCE AND FINAL PROJECT
PubH 6016      Field/Laboratory Experience                                         2
MICR 6294      Final Project                                                       3
Total          Field/Laboratory Experience and Final Project                       5

Total Degree Credits                                                              45




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                         SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                                  GRADUATE CERTIFICATE
               PUBLIC HEALTH MICROBIOLOGY AND EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
Program Director for the Public Health Courses:         Program Directors for the Microbiology Courses:

Dr. Daniel Hoffman                                      Dr. Jeffrey Bethony
2100-W Pennsylvania Ave, 8th Floor                      Ross Hall, Room 727
Phone: 202-994-7770                                     2300 I Street NW
sphdah@gwumc.edu                                        Phone: use email
                                                        mtmjmb@gwumc.edu

                                                        Dr. Larissa May
                                                        2150 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
                                                        Suite 2B
                                                        Phone: 202-741-2920
                                                        larissa.may@gmail.com



                                      PREREQUISITES                                            Credits
Biological Sciences other than Botany                                                                 ≥8
Chemistry                                                                                             ≥3
Physics                                                                                               ≥3
Mathematics or Computer Science beyond introductory level                                             ≥3

                                      PUBLIC HEALTH REQUIRED COURSES
PubH 6002         Biostatistics Applications for Public Health                                             3
PubH 6003         Principles and Practice of Epidemiology                                                  3
PubH 6249         Use of Statistical Packages: Data Management and Data Analysis                           3

               PUBLIC HEALTH ELECTIVE COURSES – CHOOSE 3 CREDITS FROM THE LIST BELOW -
PubH 6245        Infectious Disease Epidemiology                                                           2
PubH 6250        Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS                                                                  2
PubH 6259        Epidemiologic Surveillance in Public Health                                               2
PubH 6262        Introduction to Geographic Information Systems                                            1
PubH 6263        Advanced Geographic Information Systems                                                   1
PubH 6271        Disaster Epidemiology: Methods and Applications                                           1
PubH 6274        Emerging Infectious Diseases for Public Health Professionals                              2
PubH 6299.xx     Epidemiology of Food Safety                                                               2
Total            Required Public Health Credits                                                           12

                  Required Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine Courses
MICR 6220         Biology of Parasitism                                                                    2
MICR 6238         Public Health Laboratory Workshop                                                        2
MICR 6239         Interdisciplinary Medical Microbiology                                                   3
MICR 6292         Tropical Infectious Diseases                                                             2
MICR 8210         Infection and Immunity                                                                   3
Total             Required Microbiology, Immunology, and Tropical Medicine Courses                        12
Total Certificate Credits                                                                                 24




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                          SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                                 DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                   ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALTY FIELD
                            REQUIRED FOUNDATIONAL AND RESEARCH METHODS COURSES
PubH 8401         Foundations of Public Health Leadership and Practice–Doctoral Seminar                 3
PubH 8402         Leadership in Public Health Practice and Policy                                       2
PubH 8416         Doctoral Research Methods I: Study Design and Evaluation                              3
PubH 8417         Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis                                             3
                  Prereq: PubH 8416
PubH 8418         Doctoral Research Methods II: Statistical Analysis Prereq: PubH 8416                  3
PubH 8419         Measurement in Public Health and Health Services Research                             3
                  May Transfer. Approved by Instructor. Prereq: PubH 8418
PubH 8420         Doctoral Research Methods III: Advanced Analysis and Dissemination Prereq: PubH       3
                  8418, 8417
Total             Required Foundational and Research Methods Credits                                    20

                                   REQUIRED EOH SPECIALTY FIELD COURSES
PubH 8411         Advanced Topics – Principles of Environmental Health Risk Science – Doctoral          3
                  Seminar Prereq: PubH 6121, 6123, 6126
PubH 8412         Advanced Topics – Environmental & Occupational Health Research and Practice           3
                  Prereq: PubH 6122
Total             Required Specialty Field Credits                                                      6

                                ELECTIVE SPECIALTY FIELD COURSES – SAMPLE LIST
PubH 6121         Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology                                           3
PubH 6122         Protecting Public Health and the Environmental: Policies, Politics, and Programs      3
PubH 6123         Toxicology: Applications for Public Health Policy                                     2
PubH 6124         Problem Solving in Environmental and Occupational Health                              2
PubH 6125         Introduction to Children’s Health and the Environment                                 2
PubH 6126         Assessment and Control of Environmental Hazards                                       2
PubH 6127         Public Health Microbiology and Biodefense                                             2
PubH 6128         Global Environmental and Occupational Health                                          2
PubH 6130         Sustainable Energy and the Environment                                                2
PubH 6199.xx      Microbial Risk Assessment                                                             1
PubH 6199.xx      Pesticide Exposures and Cancer                                                        1
PubH 6199.xx       Food and the Global Environment                                                      1
Total             Elective Specialty Field Credits                                                      14-20

                                      PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP COURSES
PubH 8413         Research Leadership                                                                   Varies
PubH 8414         Policy/Management Leadership                                                          Varies
PubH 8415         Instructional Leadership                                                              Varies
Total             Professional Leadership Credits                                                       6

                                           COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

                                            DISSERTATION PREPARATION
PubH 8422    Advanced Health Care and Public Health Research Design                                     2
             Prerequisites: Passing Comprehensive Exams, Approval of the Program Director, and a
             page-long abstract that includes the following: Student Name, Program Director, Faculty
             Advisor if different from the Program Director, Title, Objective (including population),
             Research/Analysis Methods, Anticipated Results/Hypotheses. Grade = Credit/No Credit
PubH 8423 Dissertation Research – DrPH Degree Dissertation Research                                     6-12
Total Degree Credits                                                                                    60



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                         SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES
                                  DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                               GLOBAL HEALTH SPECIALTY FIELD
                         REQUIRED FOUNDATIONAL COURSES AND RESEARCH METHODS
PubH 8401   Foundations of Public Health Leadership and Practice–Doctoral Seminar                             3
PubH 8402   Leadership in Public Health Practice and Policy                                                   2
PubH 8416   Doctoral Research Methods I: Study Design and Evaluation                                          3
PubH 8418   Doctoral Research Methods II: Statistical Analysis Prereq: PubH 8416                              3
PubH 8417   Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis Prereq: PubH 8416                                       3
PubH 8419   Measurement in Public Health and Health Services Research                                         3
            May Transfer. Approved by Instructor. Prereq: PubH 8418
PubH 8420   Doctoral Research Methods III: Advanced Analysis and Dissemination Prereq: PubH                   3
            8418, 8417
Total       Required Foundational and Research Methods Credits                                                20
                          REQUIRED GLOBAL HEALTH SPECIALTY FIELD COURSES
PubH 8406   Advanced Topics – Health Research in the Global Arena – Doctoral Seminar                          3
PubH 8407   Advanced Topics – Leadership in the International Settings – Doctoral Seminar                     3
Total       Required Global Health Specialty Field Credits                                                    6
                              ELECTIVE SPECIALTY FIELD COURSES – SAMPLE LIST
PubH 6123   Toxicology: Applications for Public Health Policy                                                 2
PubH 6128   Global Environmental and Occupational Health                                                      2
PubH 6242   Clinical Epidemiology and Decision Analysis                                                       2
PubH 6244   Cancer Epidemiology                                                                               2
PubH 6245   Infectious Disease Epidemiology                                                                              2
PubH 6250   Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS                                                                          2
PubH 6259   Epidemiologic Surveillance in public Health                                                       2
PubH 6262   Introduction to GIS                                                                               1
PubH 6263   Advanced GIS                                                                                      1
PubH 6270   HIV/AIDS Surveillance                                                                             1
PubH 6430   Theories & Applications in Global Health Promotion                                                2
PubH 6431   Global Health Communication                                                                       2
PubH 6432   Global Health Social Marketing                                                                    2
PubH 6435   Global Health Program Development and Implementation                                              2
PubH 6440   Global Health Economics and Finance                                                               2
PubH 6441   International Health Organizations                                                                2
PubH 6442   Comparative Global Health Systems                                                                 2
PubH 6443   Global Health Regulation, Trade & Human Rights                                                    2
PubH 6481   Global Mental Health                                                                              2
PubH 6482   International Food & Nutrition Policy                                                             2
Total       Elective Specialty Field Credits                                                                  14-20
                                     PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP COURSES
PubH 8413   Research Leadership                                                                               Varies
PubH 8414   Policy/Management Leadership                                                                      Varies
PubH 8415   Instructional Leadership                                                                          Varies
Total       Professional Leadership Credits                                                                   6
                                          COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION
                                             DISSERTATION PREPARATION
PubH 8422   Advanced Health Care and Public Health Research Design                                                2
            Prerequisites: Passing Comprehensive Exams, Approval of the Program Director, and a page-
            long abstract that includes the following: Student Name, Program Director, Faculty Advisor if
            different from the Program Director, Title, Objective (including population), Research/Analysis
            Methods, Anticipated Results/Hypotheses. Grade = Credit/No Credit
PubH 8423 Dissertation Research – DrPH Degree Dissertation Research                                               6-12
Total Degree Credits                                                                                              60




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                              SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                                           DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                        HEALTH BEHAVIOR SPECIALTY FIELD


                            REQUIRED FOUNDATIONAL AND RESEARCH METHODS COURSES
PubH 8401       Foundations of Public Health Leadership and Practice–Doctoral Seminar               3
PubH 8402       Leadership in Public Health Practice and Policy                                     2
PubH 8416       Doctoral Research Methods I: Study Design and Evaluation                            3
PubH 8417       Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis                                           3
                Prereq: PubH 8416
PubH 8418       Doctoral Research Methods II: Statistical Analysis Prereq: PubH 8416                3
PubH 8419       Measurement in Public Health and Health Services Research                           3
                May Transfer. Approved by Instructor. Prereq: PubH 8418
PubH 8420       Doctoral Research Methods III: Advanced Analysis and Dissemination Prereq: PubH     3
                8418, 8417
Total           Required Foundational and Research Methods Credits                                  20

                    REQUIRED HEALTH BEHAVIOR SPECIALTY FIELD COURSES (CHOOSE 6 CREDITS)
PubH 8408       Advanced Topics – Health Behavior Research and Practice Application – Doctoral      3
                Seminar
PubH 8409       Advanced Topics – Health Communications Research – Doctoral Seminar; Prerequisite   3
                PubH 8408
PubH 8410       Advanced Topics- Social Marketing Research and Practice Application- Doctoral       3
                Seminar; Prerequisite PubH 6572, 6571
Total           Required Health Behavior Specialty Field Credits                                    6

                                  ELECTIVE SPECIALTY FIELD COURSES – SAMPLE LIST
PubH 6500       Planning and Administration of Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Programs         2
PubH 6503       Introduction to Public Health Communication and Marketing                           3
PubH 6531       Health Promotion in Healthcare Settings                                             2
PubH 6532       Community Organization, Development and Advocacy                                    3
PubH 6533       Design and Conduct of Community Health Surveys                                      2
PubH 6534       Community Based Participatory Research                                              1
PubH 6570       Advanced Public Health Communication: Theory and Practice                           3
PubH 6571       Social Marketing: Theory and Practice                                               3
EDUC 8131       Case Study Research Methods                                                         3
EDUC 8140       Ethnographic Research Methods                                                       3
EDUC 8172       Multivariate Analysis                                                               3
PSYC 8204       Biological Basis of Behavior                                                        3
PSYC 8231       Development of Psychometric Instruments                                             3
PSYC 8277       Health Psychology                                                                   3
PSYC 8278       Behavioral Medicine                                                                 3
PSYC 8287       Cross Cultural Psychology                                                           3
Total           Elective Specialty Field Credits                                                    14-20
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                                      PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP COURSES
PubH 8413       Research Leadership                                                               Varies
PubH 8414       Policy/Management Leadership                                                      Varies
PubH 8415       Instructional Leadership                                                          Varies
Total           Professional Leadership Credits                                                   6

                                        COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

                                          DISSERTATION PREPARATION
PubH 8422    Advanced Health Care and Public Health Research Design                               2
             Prerequisites: Passing Comprehensive Exams, Approval of the Program Director,
             and a page-long abstract that includes the following: Student Name, Program
             Director, Faculty Advisor if different from the Program Director, Title, Objective
             (including population), Research Methods and Analysis Methods, Anticipated
             Results/Hypotheses. Grade = Credit/No Credit
PubH 8423 Dissertation Research – DrPH Degree Dissertation Research                               6-12
Total Degree Credits                                                                              60




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                          SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH SERVICES

                                      DOCTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH
                                    HEALTH POLICY SPECIALTY FIELD


                         REQUIRED FOUNDATIONAL AND RESEARCH METHODS COURSES
PubH 8401         Foundations of Public Health Leadership and Practice–Doctoral Seminar            3
PubH 8402         Leadership in Public Health Practice and Policy                                  2
PubH 8416         Doctoral Research Methods I: Study Design and Evaluation                         3
PubH 8417         Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis                                        3
                  Prereq: PubH 8416
PubH 8418         Doctoral Research Methods II: Statistical Analysis Prereq: PubH 8416             3
PubH 8419         Measurement in Public Health and Health Services Research                        3
                  May Transfer. Approved by Instructor. Prereq: PubH 8418
PubH 8420         Doctoral Research Methods III: Advanced Analysis and Dissemination Prereq:       3
                  PubH 8418, 8417
Total             Required Foundational and Research Methods Credits                               20

                             REQUIRED HEALTH POLICY SPECIALTY FIELD COURSES
PubH 6330         Health Services and Law                                                          3
-or-              -or-
PubH 6335         Public Health and Law                                                            3
PubH 8404         Advanced Topics- Health Systems and Health Policy Research – Doctoral            3
                  Seminar; Prerequisite: PubH 6315, 6320 or approval of instructor
PubH 8405         Advanced Topics – Advanced Health Economics Research- Doctoral Seminar;          3
                  Prerequisite: PubH 6340 or approval of instructor.
                  (Basic microeconomics required)
Total             Required Health Policy Specialty Field Credits                                   0

                              ELECTIVE SPECIALTY FIELD COURSES – SAMPLE LIST
PubH 6360         Advanced Maternal and Child Health Policy; Prerequisite: PubH 6561               1
PubH 6362         Civil Rights Issues in Health Care; Prerequisite: PubH 6330                      2
PubH 6364         Federal Budget Process for Health Policy; Prerequisite: PubH 6340                1
PubH 6376         Primary Health Care Policy; Prerequisite: PubH 6315                              2
PubH 6399.31      Chair’s Seminar in Health Policy; Prerequisite: PubH 6315, 6320 or approval of   1
                  instructor
Total             Elective Specialty Field Courses                                                 11-17

                               PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP COURSES (6 CREDITS)
PubH 8413         Research Leadership                                                              Varies
PubH 8414         Policy/Management Leadership                                                     Varies
PubH 8415         Instructional Leadership                                                         Varies

                                        COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

                                       DISSERTATION PREPARATION
PubH 8422       Advanced Health Care and Public Health Research Design                             2
                Prerequisites: Passing Comprehensive Exams, Approval of the Program
                Director, and a page-long abstract that includes the following: Student Name,
                Program Director, Faculty Advisor if different from the Program Director, Title,
                Objective (including population), Research and Analysis Methods, Anticipated
                Results/Hypotheses. Grade = Credit/No Credit
PubH 8423       Dissertation Research – DrPH Degree Dissertation Research                          6-12
Total Degree Credits                                                                               60




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                                             APPENDIX IV.

                                  SPHHS GRADUATE COURSE LISTINGS
   Please note that semesters are listed for general guidance only. Please check the Course Schedule to
                       determine if a course will be offered in a particular semester.

                                              Exercise Science
                                          Graduate Course Offerings
                                                 2010-2011
ExSc    6202 Advanced Exercise               3    Examines the acute and chronic cardiovascular and
(210)        Physiology I                         pulmonary adaptations to exercise training. Special attention
                                                  is given to the mechanisms that affect oxygen delivery and
                                                  utilization during aerobic exercise. The responses to exercise
                                                  in extreme environmental conditions are also explored. Topics
                                                  are addressed in both lecture and laboratory experiences.
                                                  Register separately for lab. Lab fee $40. Fall
ExSc    6203 Advanced Exercise               3    Examines the metabolic and neuromuscular adaptations that
(211)        Physiology II                        occur in response to acute and chronic exercise. Special
                                                  attention is given to the biochemical pathways responsible for
                                                  energy production during rest and exercise, and how these
                                                  pathways adapt with chronic training. The neural, hormonal,
                                                  and nutritional factors that influence exercise performance are
                                                  also extensively explored. Topics are addressed in both
                                                  lecture and laboratory experiences. Register separately for
                                                  lab. Lab fee $40. Prerequisites: EXSC 6202 or permission of
                                                  instructor. Spring
ExSc    6204 Biostatistics for Exercise      2    Study of research methods, experimental design, sampling
(205)        Science                              techniques, and data analysis for the exercise sciences.
                                                  Specific areas of focus are basic vs. applied research,
                                                  experimental vs. non-experimental studies, biased and
                                                  unbiased sampling, measures of reliability and validity, shapes
                                                  of distributions, descriptive and inferential statistics and meta-
                                                  analytical techniques. Prerequisite: STAT 1053
                                                  statistics/measurement/evaluation or equivalent
                                                  undergraduate statistics course. Fall
ExSc    6205 Epidemiology for Exercise       2    An introduction to the discipline of epidemiology and its
(207)        Science                              application to health issues and practices. Emphasis is placed
                                                  on basic concepts, measures of disease frequency, data
                                                  sources, study designs, results and interpretations, public
                                                  health screening, infectious disease, chronic disease,
                                                  nutritional, and physical activity epidemiology. Fall
ExSc    6206 Administration of Physical      3    Provides an overview of health promotion programs, related
(213)        Activity and Health Programs         research and scientific foundations, national policy review,
                                                  health management strategies and fitness program integration
                                                  in the community health care and worksite markets.
                                                  Emphasis is placed on worksite health promotion needs
                                                  analysis, budgeting, program design, marketing,
                                                  implementation and evaluation systems. Spring
ExSc    6207 Psychological Aspects of        3    Focus on selected psychological and social psychological
(212)        Sport and Exercise                   factors related to the physical activity experience. Students
                                                  will explore the ways in which various psychological
                                                  components influence behavior and the manner in which
                                                  these resulting behaviors might be addressed in a variety of
                                                  situations. Spring
ExSc    6208 Physical Activity: Physiology   2    Examines the etiologic link between physical activity and
(202)        and Epidemiology                     current life-style related risk factors and diseases.
                                                  Prerequisites: EXSC 2111. Spring, Summer




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ExSc    6210 Cardiac Rehabilitation          3     Applied physiology of exercise and psychological stress in
(230)                                              relation to coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction;
                                                   the principles and practice of rehabilitation of patients
                                                   recovering from a coronary event by exercise therapy and risk
                                                   factor reduction. Prerequisite EXSC 2111 or equivalent. Fall
ExSc    6211 Clinical Exercise               3     Provides the student with information, techniques, and
(231)        Assessments, Exercise                 laboratory experiences related to blood pressure
             Prescription, and                     determinations, clinical exercise testing, other selected clinical
             Electrocardiogram                     assessments, basic medications for cardiovascular disease,
             Fundamentals                          and fundamentals of the electrocardiogram. Prerequisites:
                                                   EXSC 6210 or permission.
ExSc    6212 Exercise in Selected Chronic    3     This course is designed to explore the basic pathophysiology
(232)        Diseases                              of selected lifestyle chronic diseases (e.g., type 2 diabetes,
                                                   cardiovascular disease, and cancer). The course will define
                                                   the role of exercise in the prevention and treatment of chronic
                                                   disease across the lifespan (i.e., prenatal to successful aging).
                                                   Spring.
ExSc    6214 Clinical Internship II          3     Provides students with the opportunity to directly work with
(234)                                              patients and apply knowledge and skills acquired from
                                                   coursework in the clinical environment. Internships take place
                                                   at pre-approved clinical sites in the Washington, DC
                                                   metropolitan area and students are supervised by an on-site
                                                   Clinical Instructor. Student performance at the internship site
                                                   will be evaluated by the on-site Clinical Instructor using a
                                                   standardized format. The same internship site used for
                                                   Clinical Internship I OR a different internship site may be used
                                                   for this course. Prerequisite EXSC 6210, 6211, 6212, 6313.
                                                   Approval of Academic Advisor
ExSC    6220 Power Training for Sports       2     Understanding and application of power training methods.
(270)        Performance                           Prerequisite: EXSC 2111 or Equivalent. Fall
ExSc    6221 Science and Theory of           3     Examination of human physiological adaptations to resistance
(271)        Resistance Training                   training with neuromuscular system as primary focus.
                                                   Prerequisite/co-requisite: EXSC 2111 or Equivalent. Spring
ExSc    6222 Current Topics in Strength and 1      Current scientific findings related to the field of strength and
(272)        Conditioning                          conditioning. Prerequisite/co-requisite: EXSC 2111 and
                                                   6221. Spring
ExSc    6223 Biomechanical Analysis          3     Application of mechanical analysis techniques to the human
(273)                                              body in motion. Prerequisite: EXSC 2113 or Equivalent.
                                                   Spring
EXSC    6231 Advanced Seminar                1-3   Topic to be announced in Schedule of Classes. May be
(290)                                              repeated for credit with advisor’s approval.
EXSC    6232 Independent Study               1-3   For MS degree candidates enrolled in the department.
(293)                                              Designed to provide the student with an opportunity to gain or
                                                   enhance public health knowledge and to explore an area of
                                                   interest related to public health research or the delivery and/or
                                                   administration of health services. Permission of
                                                   instructor/advisor required. Summer, Fall, Spring
EXSC    6233 Graduate Internship             1-6   For MS degree candidates enrolled in the department.
(283)                                              Fieldwork, internship, and/or instructional practice, including
                                                   conference and/or seminar. May be repeated for credit to a
                                                   maximum of 6 credits with permission of advisor.
ExSc    6240 Nutrition Across the Lifespan   3     Emphasis is on nutritional needs and issues for special
(225)                                              populations. Covers concerns that affect nutritional status,
                                                   such as pregnancy, lactation, and breast feeding, physical
                                                   activity, and disordered eating. Prerequisites: EXSC 2119 or
                                                   Equivalent. Spring




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ExSc     6243 Evaluation and Counseling          3    Evaluation tools used in exercise, nutrition, and behavior
(227)         Techniques                              therapy. Students learn how to assess eating and exercise
                                                      behaviors, as well as learn counseling and communication
                                                      strategies for helping clients change their behaviors. Spring

ExSc     6261 Thesis Seminar                     3    Required for those students planning to write a thesis and will
(298)                                                 culminate in the development of a research protocol. The
                                                      course will cover the principles, concepts, and procedures of
                                                      research design, including how to interpret the scientific
                                                      literature, how to design a statistical plan and apply basic
                                                      statistical techniques, and how to communicate scientific
                                                      findings both professionally and to the general public.
ExSc     6299 Topics                             3    Topic to be announced in the Schedule of Classes.
(201)
ExSc     6313 Clinical Internship I              3Provides students with the opportunity to directly work with
(233)                                             patients and apply knowledge and skills acquired from
                                                  coursework in the clinical environment. Internships take place
                                                  at pre-approved clinical sites usually in the Washington, DC
                                                  metropolitan area and students are supervised by an on-site
                                                  Clinical Instructor. Student performance at the internship site
                                                  will be evaluated by the on-site Clinical Instructor using a
                                                  standardized format. Prerequisite EXSC 2111, 6210, 6211,
                                                  6212, Approval of Academic Advisor
ExSc     6315 Clinical Exercise Physiology   3    Provides supervised clinical experiences at affiliated
(235)         Rotations                           hospitals for students in the Clinical Exercise Physiology
                                                  Program. Students observe and participate in the
                                                  assessment, treatment and education of patients with a
                                                  variety of chronic diseases. Fall
EXSC     6998 Thesis Research                3    Students work independently to conduct research under the
(299)                                             oversight of a faculty research committee. Limited to MS
                                                  degree candidates in Exercise Science. Fall, Spring,
                                                  Summer
                               Health Services Management and Leadership
                                        Graduate Course Offerings
                                                2010-2011
HSML    6202 Introduction to the U.S. Health 2       Introduction to the systems that define and shape delivery of
(202)        Care System                             health services in the United States. Case studies and
                                                     presentations on major issues develop an appreciation of
                                                     dilemmas confronting policymakers, providers, and patients:
                                                     balancing cost, quality and access. Access and disparity,
                                                     health care professions, facilities, managed care organizations
                                                     and government health care programs. Policy changes that
                                                     have had major impact on American health care in the past
                                                     century. Fall
HSML    6203 Introduction to Health         2        Introduction to management theory essential for those seeking
(203)        Management                              mid- and senior-level management positions in organizations
                                                     providing healthcare or public health services. Application of
                                                     the problem-solving method; extensive use of cases. Fall
HSML    6204 Quality and Performance        2        Theory of quality and performance improvement in health
(204)        Improvement                             services organizations and systems. Emphasis on the
                                                     Deming method of continuous quality improvement (CQI); Six
                                                     Sigma; International Organization for Standardization (ISO)
                                                     standards; Baldrige criteria; accreditation programs.
                                                     Prerequisites: HSML 6203 Spring




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HSML 6206 Quantitative Methods and        3    Application of epidemiology and analytical methods to improve
(206)     Epidemiology in Health               population health, enhance decision-making, and introduce
          Services Operations                  operations management. The concepts and procedures
                                               complement HSML courses for information management and
                                               finance. Prerequisites: 2 or 3 semester hours in introductory
                                               statistics. Fall
HSML 6207 Health Services Information     2    Organization and management of information technology in
(207)     Applications                         modern healthcare organizations with an emphasis on the
                                               acute care hospital. Use of information technology in hospital
                                               clinical, support, and administrative departments. Fall
HSML 6208 Medical Informatics             2    Comprehensive study of the role and impact of IT in health
(208)                                          services organizations. Specific emphasis on the role IT plays
                                               from managerial and clinical perspectives. Topics include ROI,
                                               privacy, error reduction, change management, and decision
                                               support systems. Prerequisite: HSML 6207. Spring
HSML 6209 Health Services Finance         2    Introduction to health resource management and funds
(209)                                          administration for health services organizations. Budgets,
                                               financial statements, and reports. Financial analysis.
                                               Management of plant and equipment. Regulation and
                                               containment of costs. Safeguarding assets. Prerequisite: 2-3
                                               semester hours of introductory accounting. Fall
HSML    6210 Health Services Financial    2      Application of health finance theory to health services
(210)        Applications                        organizations and systems. Budgeting process,
                                                 understanding profit and loss, managing resources including
                                                 accounts receivable, labor and supplies. The budget as a tool
                                                 for analyzing operational changes. Prerequisites: HSML
                                                 6209 Spring
HSML    6211 Health Economics             2      Economics of the health care sector. An economic analysis of
(211)                                            public policy alternatives in the health industry. Roles of the
                                                 physician, hospital, insurance, and other health care markets
                                                 are examined. Fall
HSML    6212 Community Health             2      Concepts and techniques to planning, managing, and
(212)        Management and Advocacy             advocating for community health programs and services.
                                                 Focus on social contract, the Precede-Proceed Model and
                                                 principles of community-oriented primary care. Students will
                                                 study or conduct a community health promotion project.
                                                 Prerequisites: HSML 6202 and 6203. Spring
HSML    6213 Health Services Marketing and 2     Concepts of planning and marketing as they apply to health
(213)        Planning                            services organizations. Particular emphasis on uses of
                                                 planning and marketing techniques in managing departments
                                                 and individual health services programs. Prerequisites:
                                                 HSML 6204 and 6212. Fall
HSML    6215 Health Law for Managers      2      Sources of law and legal processes affecting health services.
(215)                                            Administrative law and agency processes. Legal aspects of
                                                 torts and contracts for physicians, staff, patients, and health
                                                 services organizations and systems. Trends in health
                                                 services law. Prerequisites: HSML 6202 and 6203. Spring
HSML    6216 Human Resources              2      Theory and application of human behavior, human resource
(216)        Management and                      management, and labor relations policies, concepts and
             Organizational Behavior             practices as they affect health services organizations. Primary
                                                 focus is on managing people at work and developing
                                                 management skills. Prerequisites: HSML 6202 and 6203
HSML    6218 Seminar in Health Services 2        Intensive qualitative and quantitative analyses of major
(218)        Management and Leadership           problem areas in health system administration and planning
                                                 using the case study method. Cases cover the broad
                                                 spectrum of health policy, planning and management of the
                                                 health services system. Serves as the capstone course for
                                                 health services students. Taken in the last semester on
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HSML    6221 Transformational Leadership     2   Current leadership thought and competencies focusing on
(221)        in Health Services Delivery         leadership styles, motivation, change management,
                                                 innovation, creativity, emotional intelligence, organizational
                                                 learning, and corporate culture. Prerequisite: HSML 6203
                                                 Spring
HSML    6222 Group Leadership & Team         2   Applies management and leadership theory to small groups,
(222)        Facilitation (ISCOPES)              e.g. committees, patient care teams, process improvement
                                                 groups, task forces, etc. Methods to establish, organize,
                                                 develop, and manage teams for problem-solving. Students
                                                 are assigned to interdisciplinary teams as facilitators and
                                                 receive feedback on their performance. Part of medical
                                                 Center’s service learning program—ISCOPES
                                                 (Interdisciplinary Student Community-Oriented Prevention
                                                 Enhancement Service). Prerequisites: HSML 6204, 6212 or
                                                 equivalent. Fall
HSML    6223 Studies in Performance          2   Application of quality and performance improvement concepts
(223)        Improvement in Health               and techniques in health services organizations. Emphases
             Services Delivery                   on establishing and maintaining organization-wide efforts to
                                                 improve quality. Applications of failure mode and effect
                                                 analysis, Baldrige Quality Award Criteria, and Six Sigma.
                                                 Prerequisites: HSML 6204 or equivalent. Fall
HSML    6225 Health Services Strategic       2   Application of strategic planning concepts to health services.
(225)        Management                          Study of the strategic planning process as a series of
                                                 interrelated analyses, decisions and management actions,
                                                 including representative analytic methods. Discussion of the
                                                 relationships among strategic planning, project/facility
                                                 planning, marketing, financial planning, and quality
                                                 improvement. Prerequisite: HSML 6213 Spring
HSML    6226 Studies in Health Services      2   Application of concepts and techniques of advocating for and
(226)        Advocacy                            influencing change on behalf of organizations, the community,
                                                 and the health services industry. Legislative process,
                                                 lobbying, role of governance, selection and use of media,
                                                 coalition building, and community relations, outreach, and
                                                 needs assessment. Prerequisite: HSML 6212, or equivalent.
                                                 Fall
HSML    6231 Management of the Acute         2   Organizing and managing acute care hospitals. Relationships
(231)        Care Hospital                       and procedures of clinical, support, and administrative
                                                 departments. Process analyses and applications of the
                                                 Deming method of continuous quality improvement.
                                                 Requirements of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of
                                                 Healthcare Organizations. Prerequisite: HSML 6202, 6204,
                                                 and 6209 or instructor’s permission. Spring
HSML    6232 Institutional and Systems       2   Readings and guest speakers. Focus on management theory
(232)        Management Applications             applied in freestanding and multi-institutional health services
                                                 units. Lessons learned by health services executives are
                                                 shown through vignettes and presentation of experiences.
                                                 Seminar Format. Prerequisites: HSML 6202 and 6203, or
                                                 instructor’s permission.
HSML    6233 Delivery of Behavioral Health   2   Study of the organizations and systems to deliver behavioral
(233)        Services                            health services; emphasis on organizing, managing, and
                                                 financing treatment and rehabilitation facilities. Prerequisites:
                                                 HSML 6202, 6204, and 6209. Fall
HSML    6234 Physician Practice              2   Theory and principles of practice management. Emphasis on
(234)        Management                          the fundamentals of organizing, staffing, and controlling a
                                                 physician practice. Financial applications and resource
                                                 consumption. Prerequisites: HSML 6202, 6204, and 6209.
                                                 Spring




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HSML    6235 Delivery of Post-Acute Care   2   Organization and management of non-nursing home post-
(235)        Services                          acute care programs and facilities. Management of both
                                               institutional and non-institutional post-acute care settings
                                               including assisted living, home health care, adult day care,
                                               continuing care retirement communities, and other facilities for
                                               persons needing long-term specialty care. Emphasis on
                                               personal and professional skills necessary to provide a wide
                                               range of services and quality care in these settings.
                                               Prerequisites: HSML 6202 and 6204
HSML    6236 Aging and Disability: Needs   3   Problems of aging and disabilities including social,
(236)        and Services                      psychological, biological, economic, and health services
                                               needs. Theory and research explore attitudes and behaviors
                                               based on contact with older and/or disabled persons. Delivery
                                               of informal and social services to aged and disabled persons.
                                               Fall
HSML    6237 Managing the Skilled Nursing 3    Organizing, financing, and managing the skilled nursing
(237)        Facility                          facility. Determining residents’ needs and developing
                                               appropriate services. Accreditation Standards. Government
                                               regulations and licensing requirements. Prerequisites: HSML
                                               6202, 6204, 6209, and 6236. Fall
HSML    6238 Ambulatory Care Management 2      Organizing and managing ambulatory care. Models,
(238)                                          financing, institutional affiliations, estimating and planning for
                                               ambulatory care, and using medical group practice as part of
                                               comprehensive services delivery. Prerequisites: HSML 6202,
                                               6204, and 6209
HSML    6239 Managed Care                  2   Health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred provider
(239)                                          organizations (PPOs), and utilization management (UM) in
                                               fee-for-service plans. Formation, organization, contractual
                                               arrangements, and medical management of managed care
                                               regarding costs, utilization, quality, and access are analyzed
                                               from the perspectives of managed care organizations,
                                               employers, providers, and public policy. Role of government
                                               in managed care, competition and marketing of managed care
                                               plans, and relationships between plans and providers.
                                               Efficacy of managed care in public and private sectors is
                                               explored. Prerequisites: HSML 6202, 6204, and 6209. Fall
HSML    6241 Compliance and Risk           2   Application of concepts and techniques for organizing and
(241)        Management in Health              implementing compliance, risk management, and patient
             Services Delivery                 safety programs within the context of quality and performance
                                               improvement. Emphasis on organizational values as a
                                               condition to success. Recent compliance requirements will be
                                               addressed (e.g., HIPAA). Prerequisites: HSML 6202 and
                                               6203, or equivalent. Fall
HSML    6244 Supply Chain Management in 2      Theory and application of distribution management of
(244)        Health Services                   materials, services, and information in health services
                                               organizations. Suppliers, inventory control, negotiating and
                                               managing contracts, joint and shared purchasing.
                                               Prerequisites: HSML 6204 and 6206. Spring
HSML    6246 Service Line and Project      2   Theory and application of management science techniques to
(246)        Management                        manage and improve effectiveness of service lines, programs,
                                               and projects in health services. Business case development,
                                               planning, project management tools, and program evaluation.
                                               Prerequisite: HSML 6204. Spring
HSML    6247 Consulting in Health Services 2   Theory and practice of healthcare consulting – what it is, how
(247)                                          it is practiced, how it operates as a business, and concepts of
                                               “best practices.” Prerequisites: HSML 6202 and 6203, or
                                               permission of the instructor. Fall




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HSML    6254 Seminar: Ethics in Health         2     Managerial implications of ethical issues in health services
(254)        Services Administration                 delivery: administrative and institutional ethics; professional
                                                     codes; conflicts of interest, impaired professionals, end-of-life
                                                     decisions, experimentation, and new technology; resource
                                                     allocation. Fall
HSML    6257 Advanced Health Resources         2     Theory and methods of advanced health resource
(257)        Management                              management. Prospective payment systems; capital
                                                     financing, investment, and decision making; buy-lease
                                                     analyses; financial feasibility studies; cost accounting;
                                                     strategic financial planning. Prerequisite: HSML 6211
HSML    6263 Health Services Financial         2     Economic concepts and the role of government and public
(263)        Management                              health programs. Areas of focus include health services
                                                     financing, reimbursement, and current issues related to
                                                     changes in the health care system. Fall
HSML    6270 Research in Health Services       2-3   Field research. Primarily for advanced students; open to
(270)        Administration                          others with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit.
                                                     Fall, Spring
HSML    6271 Field Problem                     3     Work experience guided by a qualified preceptor on selected
(271)        Studies/Internship                      management and planning issues and problems occurring in
                                                     health services facilities, programs, and agencies. Primarily
                                                     for advanced master's and doctoral students; open to other
                                                     students by arrangement. May be repeated for credit. Fall,
                                                     Spring, Summer
HSML    6273 Residency                         3     Work experience guided by a qualified preceptor; periodic
(273    6274                                   3     written progress reports and a written major report or selected
274     6275                                   3     field projects as required. Fall, Spring, Summer
275)
HSML    6285 Readings in Health Services       3    Supervised readings in special areas of health services
(285    6286 Administration                    3    management. Primarily for advanced students; open to others
286)                                                by arrangement. May be repeated for credit. Fall, Spring,
                                                    Summer
HSML    6299 Topics in HSML                   2-3   Experimental offering; new course topics and teaching
(290)                                               methods. May be repeated for credit. Fall, Spring, Summer
                                                  Public Health
                                           Graduate Course Offerings
                                                   2010-2011
PubH    6001 Biological Concepts for Public 2        Provides an overview of current knowledge about biological
(201)        Health                                  mechanisms of major diseases causing death and disability in
                                                     the US and globally; understanding and interpreting the
                                                     reciprocal relationships of genetic, environmental, and
                                                     behavioral determinants of health and disease in an ecologic
                                                     context; analyzing, discussing, and communicating biologic
                                                     principles of disease from a public health perspective.
                                                     Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer
PubH    6002 Biostatistical Applications for   3     Application of biostatistical principles to critical analysis of
(202)        Public Health                           retrospective studies, prospective studies, and controlled
                                                     clinical trials, as well as studies in the health services
                                                     literature. Selection, basic calculations, and interpretation of
                                                     statistical methods for detection of significant associations and
                                                     differences. Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer
PubH    6003 Principles and Practice of        3     General principles, methods, and applications of
(203)        Epidemiology                            epidemiology. Outbreak investigations, measures of disease
                                                     frequency, standardization of disease rates, study design,
                                                     measures of association, hypothesis testing, bias, effect
                                                     modification, causal inference, disease screening, and
                                                     surveillance. Case studies apply these concepts to a variety of
                                                     infectious, acute, and chronic health conditions affecting the
                                                     population. Summer, Fall, Spring




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PubH    6004 Environmental and             2      Examines the connection between population health and
(204)        Occupational Health in a             exposures to chemical, physical, and biological agents in the
             Sustainable World                    environment. Through the use of problem-solving frameworks,
                                                  students will become familiar with data sources,
                                                  methodologies and policy approaches being used to address
                                                  the public health impacts of environmental and occupational
                                                  health hazards, including the consequences of climate
                                                  change, natural resource degradation, and industrial
                                                  chemicals. The course will integrate key concepts of
                                                  environmental health with principles of sustainability to
                                                  illustrate how public policies and practices on the local,
                                                  national and global level affect population health. Summer,
                                                  Fall, Spring
PubH    6005 Policy Approaches to Public   2      Introductory multidisciplinary course focusing on the interplay
(205)        Health                               of all aspects of global public health on health policy
                                                  problems. Students will learn how health policy is made, how
                                                  health care and public health services are delivered, and how
                                                  to define and analyze key health policy problems drawing on
                                                  the perspectives and skills of the public health disciplines.
                                                  Summer, Fall, Spring
PubH    6007 Social and Behavioral         2      Emphasizes social and behavioral science theories, models,
(207)        Approaches to Public Health          and concepts that can be applied to public health problems
                                                  and interventions. Describes the role of social and community
                                                  factors, including race/ethnicity and culture, in both the onset
                                                  and solution of public health problems and describe the inter-
                                                  relationship between the social/behavioral sciences. Summer,
                                                  Fall, Spring
PubH    6008 Management Approaches to      2      An advanced multidisciplinary course examining global public
(208)        Public Health                        health and health delivery issues through the use of a case
                                                  study approach. Prerequisites: PubH 6001, 6002, 6003, 6004,
                                                  6005, and 6007. Summer, Fall, Spring
PubH    6010 Independent Study             1 to 3 Designed to provide the student with an opportunity to gain or
(210)                                             enhance public health knowledge and to explore an area of
                                                  interest related to public health research or the delivery and/or
                                                  administration of health services. Permission of
                                                  instructor/advisor required. Summer Fall Spring
PubH    6013 Master’s Thesis               3      See Advisor. Summer, Fall, Spring
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PubH    6014 Practicum                            This course provides the opportunity for MPH students to
(214)        6014.10 Biostatistics                apply the knowledge and skills acquired through their
             6014.11 COPC                         programs of study. A planned, supervised and evaluated
             6014.12 EOH                          practice experience that is relevant to the student's program is
             6014.13 EPI                          an essential component of a public health professional degree
             6014.14 GH                           program. These opportunities can take place in a variety of
             6014.15 HIS                          agencies or organizations. Each program customizes
             6014.16 HPol                         Practicum requirements to meet students’ needs. (Credit/No
             6014.17 Hpro                         Credit) [For 45-credit MPH students who started Summer 06
             6014.18 MCH                          or after.] Summer, Fall, Spring
             6014.19 PHC&M
             6014.20 PHM
             6014.21 (Phys Activ)




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PubH    6015 Culminating Experience             2-3    A culminating experience is one that requires a student to
(215)        6015.10 Biostatistics                     synthesize and integrate knowledge acquired in coursework
             6015..11 COPC                             and other learning experiences and to apply theory and
             6015.12 EOH                               principles in a situation that approximates some aspect of
             6015.13 EPI                               professional practice. It is through this course that faculty
             6015.14 GH                                evaluates the extent to which the student has mastered the
             6015.15 HIS                               body of knowledge and can demonstrate proficiency in the
             6015.16 HPol                              required competencies. Each program customizes
             6015.17 Hpro                              Culminating Experience requirements to meet students’
             6015.18 MCH                               needs. [For 45-credit MPH students who started Summer 06
             6015.21 (Phys Activ)                      or after.] Summer, Fall, Spring

             [PHM students take HSML
             6218]
PubH    6016 Field/Laboratory Experience        2   The overall purpose of the field/laboratory experience
(216)                                               requirement is to introduce students in the MS-PHMEID
                                                    degree program to a supervised practical experience in a
                                                    Public Health Laboratory or other qualifying public health
                                                    entity from the perspective of the actual wet laboratory
                                                    operations. Students that already have this laboratory
                                                    experience will be introduced to epidemiologic research,
                                                    particularly surveillance, and its tie-in with laboratories either
                                                    in the United States or in an international setting. Fall, Spring,
                                                    Summer
PubH    6090     Practicum/Culminating       4      Individually tailored. Culminating Experience for the MPH
(211)            Experience                         program. Advisor approval required prior to registration. [For
                                                    45-credit MPH students who entered Summer 05, Fall 05, or
                                                    Spring 06.] Summer, Fall, Spring
PubH    6091     Special Project             2 to 4 Under faculty supervision, the student undertakes an original
(212)                                               project that applies the skills and knowledge gained in the
                                                    chosen track and/or concentration within the MPH program.
                                                    Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor. NOTE that credits
                                                    vary by program; please consult your program plan to register
                                                    for the appropriate number of credits. [For 36-credit MPH
                                                    students only] Summer, Fall, Spring
PubH     6099    Topics in Public Health     1 to 3 In-depth examination of a particular facet of public health.
(209)                                               Topics and prerequisites vary. Summer, Fall, Spring
PubH     6099.   Chair’s Seminar in Health   1      A short seminar, open exclusively to doctoral candidates and
(209.31) 31      Policy                             structured to offer an intimate introductory experience to in-
                                                    depth consideration of critical issues in health policy. Fall
                                                Department of
                                     Environmental and Occupational Health
PubH    6121 Environmental and                  3      Epidemiologic methods for the study of environmental and
(221)        Occupational Epidemiology                 occupational health problems. Epidemiologic exposure
                                                       assessment methods and methods relevant to cohort, case-
                                                       control, cross-sectional, and cluster investigation studies.
                                                       Sources of and evaluation of biases and confounding, as well
                                                       as survey and questionnaire design. Prerequisites: PubH
                                                       6003, 6002, Fall
PubH    6122 Protecting Public Health and       3      Reviews the history, structure and workings of the system
(222)        the Environment: Policies,                through which we attempt to protect public health and the
             Politics, and Programs                    environment, with a particular focus on US regulatory
                                                       agencies. Prerequisites: PubH 6004, Spring.
PubH    6123 Toxicology: Applications for 3            Introduction to principles of toxicology with emphasis on
(223)            Public Health Policy                  concepts most relevant in risk assessment, management, and
                                                       communication; and public health policy. Prerequisite:
                                                       Organic Chemistry. Spring




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PubH    6124 Problem Solving in           3   This culminating course uses problem-based learning
(224)        Environmental and                methods to examine a variety of real-world EOH issues in
             Occupational Health              depth. Cases stimulate students to integrate their cumulative
                                              knowledge across all required courses and demonstrate their
                                              professional competencies. Students to conduct activities
                                              characteristic of EOH practice: evaluating a variety of
                                              technical, public, and media, reports; integrating and
                                              interpreting environmental, exposure, and health information
                                              effectively; designing analytic and communication strategies;
                                              presenting in writing and orally relevant materials to address
                                              EOH issues; and, making appropriate policy and/or program
                                              decisions and recommendations. Prerequisites: PubH 6121,
                                              6123, 6126. Summer
PubH    6125 Introduction to Children's   2   Describes the impact of environmental toxicants on children’s
(225)        Health and the Environment       health and reviews some of the major policy issues in the field
                                              of children’s environmental health. Prerequisites: PubH 6004.
                                              Fall
PubH    6126 Assessment and Control of    3   Introduces the anticipation, recognition, assessment, and
(226)        Environmental Hazards            control of hazards in the workplace and the ambient
                                              environment. It emphasizes an understanding of the
                                              characteristic features of specific hazards, which may be
                                              chemical, biological, or physical/ergonomic. Fall
PubH    6127 Public Health Microbiology   2   Provides students with a basic understanding of microbes and
(227)        and Biodefense                   the environment with a particular emphasis on bioterrorism.
                                              Students will be able to: describe microbiological agents in the
                                              environment; describe the public health triad; outline public
                                              health measures addressing the threats of these
                                              environmental microbes; and, evaluate policy and regulations
                                              available to address these threats. Prerequisites: PubH 6004.
                                              Spring
PubH    6128 Global Environmental and     2   Examines environmental and occupational health issues at
(228)        Occupational Health              various stages in the development process. Emphasis will be
                                              placed on principles of development economics and
                                              associated environmental health issues. Prerequisites: PubH
                                              6004. Fall
PubH    6129 Information Sources in       1   Skills for EOH research and information retrieval. Identify
(229)        Environmental and                peer-reviewed, agency, and other sources of research on
             Occupational Health              workplace, air, water, and soil hazards. Contrast research
                                              findings in the workplace and general environment. Examine
                                              contemporary research sources in industrial hygiene, risk
                                              communication, toxicology, epidemiology, health surveillance
                                              and monitoring, and regulation. Pre- or co-requisite: PubH
                                              6004. Fall.
PubH    6130 Sustainable Energy and the   2   Public Health professions play a vital role in shaping
(230)        Environment                      sustainable energy strategies in the context of environment &
                                              human health impacts. Sustainability of various energy
                                              strategies including energy conservation, green building
                                              principles and renewable energy. Mitigation & adaption
                                              policies for climate change. Emphasizes the life cycle
                                              framework which focuses on natural resource depletion, water
                                              & energy consumption as well as air, water & solid waste
                                              pollutant emissions. Prerequisite: PubH 6004. Spring




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PubH    6131 Applied Data Analysis in EOH 2         Apply biostatistical concepts & methods to analysis of EOH
(231)                                               data. Students manage datasets, conduct data analyses
                                                    using Stata, present data graphically, & interpret data for
                                                    relevance to EOH research, policy & practice. Skills
                                                    developed and practiced will help students synthesize data,
                                                    consider findings in terms of risk management options, and
                                                    communicate findings for intended audiences. Prerequisites:
                                                    PubH 6002, 6003, 6004, 6129. Spring.
PubH    6199 Topics in Environmental and     1 to 3 In-depth examination of a particular facet of public health.
             Occupational Health                    Topics and prerequisites vary. Summer, Fall, Spring



                                               Department of
                                        Epidemiology and Biostatistics
PubH    6242 Clinical Epidemiology and       2     Quantitative and qualitative approaches to decision making,
(242)        Decision Analysis                     including risk- benefit analysis, decision analysis, and cost-
                                                   effective analysis. Applications to technology assessment;
                                                   development of clinical guidelines. Prerequisites: PubH 6002,
                                                   6003. Spring Note: MPH Health Policy, MS Health Policy and
                                                   Doctoral Students concurrently take PubH 6299 topics course
                                                   by the same name for 1 credit, thereby enrolling for three total
                                                   credits (PubH 6242 – 2 credits plus PubH 6299.xx, same
                                                   name – 1 credit).
PubH    6244 Cancer Epidemiology             2     Epidemiology of specific cancers, with an emphasis on
(244)                                              molecular and genetic epidemiology. Current research in the
                                                   field. Prerequisites: PubH 6003. Spring
PubH    6245 Infectious Disease              2     The role and conduct of laboratory and field investigations in
(245)        Epidemiology                          the epidemiology of infectious diseases. Prerequisite: PubH
                                                   6003. Spring
 PubH   6246 Injury Epidemiology and         2     Epidemiologic knowledge and prevention strategies for
(246)        Prevention                            intentional and unintentional injuries, including those occurring
                                                   in transportation, occupational, home, and recreational
                                                   environments. Research methods, sources of data, and
                                                   application to injury prevention. Prerequisite: PubH 6003.
                                                   Fall
PubH    6247 Design of Health Studies        3     Epidemiologic concepts and methods applied to specific
(247)                                              research questions especially new types of public health
                                                   problems. Recognition and development of the most
                                                   appropriate study design for a specific health issue. Ecologic,
                                                   cross-sectional, case-control, cohort studies and clinical trials.
                                                   Sampling, measurement, questionnaire design, causality and
                                                   causal criteria. Development of a research proposal.
                                                   Prerequisite: PubH 6003. Fall, Spring
PubH    6248 Epidemiology Methods in         2     Methodological challenges in studying older populations.
(248)        Older Populations                     Epidemiologic endpoints in aging populations. Basic concepts
                                                   and theories explored in aging research. Prerequisite: PubH
                                                   6003. Fall
PubH    6249 Use of Statistical Packages:    3     This course familiarizes the student with one of the most
(249)        Data Management and Data              widely used database management systems and statistical
             Analysis                              analysis software packages, the SAS System, operating in a
                                                   Windows environment. Throughout the course, several
                                                   database management system techniques and data analytical
                                                   strategies for the appropriate analysis of datasets obtained
                                                   from a variety of studies will be presented. Statistical
                                                   techniques covered include linear regression, analysis of
                                                   variance, logistic regression, and survival analysis.
                                                   Prerequisite: PubH 6002. Fall, Spring




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PubH    6250 Epidemiology of HIV/AIDS      2    Methodological issues central to HIV/AIDS research. Biases
(250)                                           peculiar to HIV/AIDS epidemiologic studies (both
                                                observational and experimental designs). The natural history
                                                of HIV, diagnosis, surveillance, vulnerable subpopulations,
                                                behavioral facets, and evaluation of epidemiologic studies with
                                                an emphasis on methodological considerations. Prerequisite:
                                                PubH 6003, Recommended PubH 6002. Fall
PubH    6252 Advanced Epidemiologic        3    Advanced quantitative epidemiologic methods, with a focus on
(252)        Methods                            basic data analytic techniques, identifying and evaluating bias
                                                and adjusting for confounding. Dose-response, trend analysis,
                                                and multiple linear and logistic regression models.
                                                Prerequisites: PubH 6002, 6003, 6247. Co- or prerequisite
                                                PubH 6249. Fall and Spring
PubH    6253 Issues in HIV/AIDS Care and   1    This course will provide an overview and in depth
(253)        Treatment                          consideration of some of the major issues in treatment of HIV
                                                disease, including the assessment of efficacy and
                                                effectiveness, drug resistance, monitoring of drug toxicity,
                                                special populations, the interrelationship between treatment
                                                and prevention, and quality of care. The course has been
                                                designed with an interdisciplinary audience in mind. In
                                                discussions and assignments, students will be able to
                                                emphasize their own area of interest and/or expertise (e.g.
                                                epidemiology, policy, etc) Fall
PubH    6255 Organizational Responses to   2    Focus on the epidemiology of HIV/AIDS on the local, national
(255)        the HIV/AIDS Epidemic              and global levels; guest speakers describing their public
                                                health organizations’ responses to the epidemic; basic
                                                principles of leadership, management, and organizational
                                                strategy and structure in the context of HIV/AIDS
                                                organizations; and interactive dialogues to explore the
                                                strengths and challenges of various organizational
                                                approaches to the epidemic. Prerequisite: PubH 6250, 6559,
                                                or permission of Instructor. Spring
PubH    6258 Advanced Topics in            1    Principles and practice of biostatistical consulting in public
(258)        Biostatistical Consulting          health and medical research environments. Spring
PubH    6259 Epidemiologic Surveillance in 2    Focus on foundations of public health surveillance systems for
(259)        Public Health                      communicable as well as chronic diseases. Outbreak
                                                investigation methods will be included, as well as surveillance
                                                data sources, data management, data analysis, ethical issues,
                                                surveillance system evaluation, and use of information for
                                                prevention. Surveillance systems for reportable diseases,
                                                nosocomial infections, bioterrorism events, cancer,
                                                environmental disease, vaccine-related adverse events,
                                                bovine spongiform encephalopathy, and military personnel will
                                                be discussed. Prerequisites: PubH 6003. Spring
PubH    6260 Advanced Data Analysis for    3    Advanced data analysis using the SAS System to expand on
(260)        Public Health                      the analytic techniques gained in PubH 6002 and PubH 6249
                                                and to provide students with the applied statistical skills
                                                required to analyze various types of public health datasets.
                                                Prerequisites: PubH 6002, 6249. Fall, Spring
PubH    6261 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 1   Assists students in developing the skills needed to complete
(261)        Skills Building Seminar            degree requirements and to provide them with practical
                                                applied public health training. By the end of the course,
                                                students will be able to describe essential skills needed for
                                                preparation, implementation, presentation and communication
                                                of public health data.




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PubH    6262 Introduction to Geographic    1   Geographic information systems (GIS) for mapping and
(262)        Information Systems               display of health data. The course makes use of ArcGIS 8.3.
                                               The use of spatial statistics for the detection of clusters and
                                               patterns in the spread of diseases. Working with
                                               geodatabases, shape files, layers, query information from
                                               attribute tables, geocode addresses and customizing GIS
                                               applications. Summer, Fall, Spring
PubH    6263 Advanced Geographic           1   Provides mid to advanced level training in GIS for display and
(263)        Information Systems               analysis of health data. Use software ArcGIS 9.3 and
                                               additional extensions such as Spatial Analyst and
                                               Geostatistical Analyst. Also uses GeoDa software.
                                               Emphasizes benefits of using GIS to do more than simply
                                               manage and map data. GIS supports a range of spatial
                                               analysis functions that enable researchers to extract additional
                                               meaning from manipulating geographic data. Learn to work
                                               with raster datasets and geodatabases to build spatial models
                                               for analyzing health data and evaluating spatial patterns of
                                               health events based on notion of distance. Prerequisite: PubH
                                               6262. Fall, Spring
PubH    6264 Quantitative Methods          3   Introduces basic concepts in mathematical statistics. Topics
(264)                                          will include probabilities (unconditional and conditional),
                                               density and distribution functions of continuous and discrete
                                               random variables, including expected values. Specific
                                               distribution functions discussed will be Binomial, Poisson,
                                               Hypergeometric, and Gaussian distributions. Additional topics
                                               include bivariable distributions, variance-covariance matrix,
                                               limiting theory, asymptotic results, and maximum likelihood
                                               estimation. Prerequisites: Math 1231, 1232 and PubH 6002,
                                               6249. Spring.
PubH    6265 Design of Medical Studies     3   Design of medical investigations, including the randomized
(265)                                          clinical trial, observational cohort study, and the retrospective
                                               case-control study. Specific methods regarding sample size,
                                               power and precision and statistical procedures for
                                               randomization and sampling. Ethics of clinical trials and the
                                               intention-to-treat principle. Prerequisite: PubH 6002. Spring
PubH    6266 Biostatistical Methods        3   Biostatistical methods for asymptotically efficient tests and
(266)                                          estimates of relative risks and odds ratios from prospective
                                               and retrospective matched and unmatched studies. Fixed and
                                               random effects models. Logistic regression, conditional
                                               logistic regression. Poisson regression. Maximum likelihood
                                               and efficient scores. Prerequisites: STAT 6201-6202, PubH
                                               6264. Fall
PubH    6267 Time Series Applications in   1   Introduce basic concepts for the identification and modeling of
(267)        Public Health                     time series in the time domain approach. Learn a new set of
                                               terminology standards and a different way to analyze these
                                               type of data and to forecast future values of a time series and
                                               its accuracy. Software used is SAS/ETS and 3 procedures:
                                               ARIMA, AUTOREG, FORECAST. New mathematical notation
                                               will be used. Prerequisite: PubH 6249. Spring
PubH    6268 Advanced SAS                  1   Intensive in advanced programming using SAS. Expand
(268)                                          technical skills to provide advanced SAS tools for data
                                               management and graphics. Topics to include Interactive
                                               Matrix Language (IML), SAS Macro facility language, and drill-
                                               down graphs using SAS/GRAPH. Prerequisites: PubH 6002,
                                               6249 or Instructor’s permission. Summer




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PubH    6269 Reproductive and Perinatal   1   Current research, controversial issues and methodological
(269)        Epidemiology                     problems in epidemiology of reproductive and perinatal health.
                                              Present reproductive health issues such as conception and
                                              infertility; perinatal issues such as complications of pregnancy,
                                              infections in pregnancy, adverse pregnancy outcomes, and
                                              birth defects. Prerequisite: PubH 6003. Summer
PubH    6270 HIV/AIDS Surveillance        1   Overview of surveillance methods used domestically and
(270)                                         internationally to monitor HIV/AIDS epidemic. Surveillance
                                              systems including sentinel, population based, behavioral, and
                                              incidence surveillance will be presented and discussed.
                                              Strengths and weaknesses of these various systems will be
                                              discussed in addition to how data from these systems impact
                                              and inform HIV/AIDS related policies and programs.
                                              Prerequisite: PubH 6003. Summer
PubH    6271 Disaster Epidemiology:       1   Introduction to disaster epidemiology that elucidates the
(271)        Methods and Applications         important role epidemiologists play in assessing the health
                                              and psychological effects of natural and man-made disasters
                                              and in identifying factors that contribute to these effects.
                                              Focus will be on applications of epidemiologic methods to the
                                              study of public health consequences of disasters, case studies
                                              from actual disasters used to illustrate various roles of
                                              epidemiologist in responding to these events and lessons
                                              learned. Highlight key skills that epidemiologists need to be
                                              part of a response and recovery . Identify methodological
                                              issues for future work. Prerequisites: PubH 6002, 6003.
                                              Summer
PubH    6272 Epidemiology of Infectious   1   Describes the role of infectious agents in the etiology of
(272)        Agents Associated with           human cancer. Emphasis on differences between specific
             Human Cancer                     oncogenic viruses. Other oncogenic agents, bacterial and
                                              parasitic, will also be discussed. Discuss laboratory
                                              approaches to the documentation of their pathogenicity, how
                                              behavior affects mode of transmission, and which types of
                                              data provide strongest support for documenting oncogenic
                                              potential for humans. Prerequisite: PubH 6003. Summer
PubH    6273 Ethnographic Methods as      1   Use ethnographic field methods in conjunction with
(273)        Applied in Public Health         epidemiological research. Introduction to specific methods
                                              used to examine health phenomena and determinants of
                                              disease. Learn specific applied skills that can be modified
                                              with socio-cultural modifications to evaluate urban sites and
                                              other settings. Basic skills in application of ethnographic
                                              methods, including recursive observations, participant
                                              observations, and variety of approaches to interviewing such
                                              as in-depth, structured and non-structured as well as
                                              conversational interviewing. Discuss use of multiple
                                              approaches in conjunction with ethnography, including focus
                                              groups, archival, document, statistical and secondary data
                                              analysis, and survey research methods. Course emphasizes
                                              use of ethnographic research methods in community-based
                                              health settings and evaluates issues in cultural competency
                                              and how to garner stakeholder support to conduct
                                              epidemiologic studies. Prerequisite: PubH 6003. Fall




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PubH    6274 Emerging Infectious Diseases 2           Focus on epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases of
(274)        for Public Health Professionals          public health importance, including factors leading to their
                                                      development, management of emerging infectious diseases
                                                      from a public health and laboratory standpoint, including
                                                      biosafety, and strategies for emergency preparedness from a
                                                      national and international perspective. Course emphasizes
                                                      the context of emerging infectious diseases and strategic
                                                      approaches to their containment. Prerequisites: PubH 6003
                                                      or Micr 6292 or Instructor permission. Fall
PubH    6299 Topics in Epidemiology and        1 to 3 In-depth examination of a particular facet of public health.
             Biostaistics                             Topics and prerequisites vary. Summer, Fall, Spring

                                                   Department of
                                                   Health Policy
PubH    6305 Fundamentals for Policy:      2          Provides an overview of public health and health care in the
(281)        Public Health and Health Care            United States as an introduction to the study and analysis of
                                                      health policy. It covers the governmental framework,
                                                      institutions, financing streams, workforce, constituencies, and
                                                      interest groups engaged in the health sector to ensure that
                                                      students begin their analytic policy training with grounding in
                                                      the political, economic, and social realities of public health and
                                                      health care. Fall, Spring, Summer
PubH    6310 Statistical Analysis in Health    2      Covers the applications of quantitative and statistical methods
(283)        Policy                                   of data analysis for health policy and health services research.
                                                      Students conduct data analyses using Stata® and apply these
                                                      skills for health policy and health services research purposes.
                                                      This course builds upon the principles of statistics taught in
                                                      PubH 6002 and reinforces these principles with practical
                                                      hands-on experience in programming and analysis for health
                                                      policy. Prerequisite: PubH 6002
PubH    6315   Introduction to Health Policy   2      Core elements of health policy analysis: problem definition,
(285)          Analysis                               background, the political, economic, and social landscape;
                                                      development of policy options and recommendations. Written,
                                                      graphic, and oral presentation skills associated with policy
                                                      analysis. Prerequisites: PubH 6305. Summer, Fall, Spring
PubH    6320   Advanced Health Policy          2      Provides instruction in critical elements of health policy
(287)          Analysis                               applications: problem definition; political, social, and economic
                                                      assessment of a problem; program evaluation and data
                                                      analysis; development of policy options; and the written and
                                                      oral presentation of findings and recommendations. Hands-on
                                                      application of basic quantitative tools in health policy.
                                                      Prerequisite: PubH 6315. Offered Summer, Fall, Spring.
PubH    6325 Federal Policymaking and          2      Provides students with an understanding of the federal health
(291)        Policy Advocacy                          policymaking process, including an overview of the legislative,
                                                      administrative, and judicial processes that impact federal
                                                      health policymaking. Reviews the federal budget process and
                                                      outlines the authorization and appropriation processes.
                                                      Finally, the course uses an advocacy campaign framework to
                                                      demonstrate common techniques and strategies used to
                                                      advance legislative and regulatory policies including coalition
                                                      building, the use of policy studies and media relations, among
                                                      others. Prerequisite: PubH 6305. Fall, Spring, Summer
PubH    6330 Health Services and Law           3      This course addresses the relationship of law and the legal
(292)                                                 system in the U.S. to the individual health care delivery
                                                      system. It examines how various sources of law affect the
                                                      organization, delivery, and financing of health care, as well as
                                                      the regulation of health care quality and patient rights.
                                                      Summer, Fall, Spring



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PubH    6335 Public Health and Law           3   Examines how law can both promote and impede the public’s
(293)                                            health. Introduces students to the legal concepts that underlie
                                                 the public health system and that inform public health
                                                 policymaking in the United States. Topics to be covered
                                                 include the role of law in public health care and policy (e.g.,
                                                 governmental powers vs. civil liberties, regulation of public
                                                 health, tobacco regulation), managed care and public health,
                                                 the role of public health officials in shaping law and policy, and
                                                 public health law reform. Spring
PubH    6340 Health Economics and            3   Covers economic principles as they apply to health services
(294)        Finance                             financing and public health policy: provider payment policy
                                                 and cost containment, supply of health providers and services,
                                                 individual demand for health care services, and cost-benefit
                                                 analyses and economic incentives to promote public health
                                                 goals. Prerequisite: Basic Economics or instructor’s
                                                 permission. Fall, Spring
PubH    6352* Basics of Economics            1   An introduction to modern microeconomics- the study of how
(301)                                            consumers, firms, industries, and the public sector make
                                                 decisions and allocate their resources in the economy. The
                                                 principles of supply and demand and elasticity in both the
                                                 private and public sectors will be analyzed.
PubH    6354* Mental Health/Substance        2   Provides an overview of the U.S. mental health and substance
(302)         Abuse Policy                       abuse delivery system, its components, and the policy
                                                 challenges created by the organization of this system.
                                                 Considers the behavioral health care system from the
                                                 perspective of several main “actors” in the system: patients,
                                                 providers 9primarily doctors & hospitals), health plans, and
                                                 payers (public & private). Prerequisite: PubH 6305
PubH    6356* State Health Policy            2   Provides practical understanding of state health policy and
(303)                                            programs by placing the student in the position of developing
                                                 a briefing on health and health care for a new governor. This
                                                 is a hands-on class designed to replicate the experience of a
                                                 newly appointed official “learning the ropes” in a particular
                                                 state. Prerequisite: PubH 6305
 PubH   6358* Vaccine Policy                 2   Examines vaccine development, production, distribution, and
(304)                                            delivery in the U.S. from the perspective of the influenza
                                                 vaccine shortage. Highlights the interactions among the
                                                 business, legal, political, public health, medical,
                                                 federal/state/local government, and consumer communities
                                                 that combine to influence immunization policy. Prerequisite:
                                                 PubH 6305
PubH    6360 Advanced Maternal and Child 1       In-depth exploration of maternal and child health policy in the
(305)        Health Policy                       U.S., with a particular emphasis on the role of personal and
                                                 public health services for women, children, youth and their
                                                 families in the context of health and human services system
                                                 change. Prerequisite: PubH 6561. Spring
PubH    6362 Civil Rights Issues in Health   2   Examines the intersection of health care and civil rights law in
(306)        Care                                the United States: the history and legacy of health care
                                                 discrimination in the U.S.; the various forms of health care
                                                 discrimination; legislative and regulatory interventions to
                                                 combat discrimination and create/enforce/restore health care
                                                 civil rights; and the unique place that abortion rights holds in
                                                 U.S. law and society. Prerequisite: PubH 6330. Spring




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PubH    6364 Federal Budget Process for        1     Focuses on how the Congressional budget process shapes
(307)        Health Policy                           the funding and design of federal health care programs,
                                                     ranging from entitlement programs like Medicare to
                                                     appropriated programs like community health centers.
                                                     Discussions will cover budget resolutions, appropriations bills,
                                                     and budget reconciliation legislation, as well as Congressional
                                                     procedures & committees through which they are considered.
                                                     Prerequisite: PubH 6305. Summer
PubH    6366   Health Care Corporate          2      Addresses the federal laws and regulations that affect U.S.
(308)          Compliance                            health care industry participants, particularly those relating to
                                                     the prevention of fraud and abuse, and the role of corporate
                                                     compliance programs. Prerequisite: PubH 6330 or HSML
                                                     6215. Spring
PubH    6368   Law, Medicine & Ethics         2      Designed to address those issues in law, ethics, and policy
(309)                                                that focus on the scope and limits of individual autonomy
                                                     within the health system. The specific foci are: reproductive
                                                     health; human sexual relations; the refusal of potentially
                                                     lifesaving medical treatment; assisted suicide; and research
                                                     involving human subjects. Prerequisite: PubH 6330. Fall
PubH    6370   Medicare/Medicaid Law and      2      Describes current legal and public policy issues in the
(310)          Policy                                Medicare and Medicaid programs, including the legal,
                                                     operational, financial, and organizational rules for the two
                                                     programs. Prerequisite: PubH 6315. Spring
PubH    6372   Minority Health Policy         2      Introduces students to the concept of health disparities and
(311)                                                the implications of disparities for health care practice and
                                                     policy. Students will learn how disparities are defined and
                                                     measured, as well as emerging approaches in practice and
                                                     policy to reducing disparities. Prerequisite: 6315. Fall
PubH    6374   Pharmaceutical Policy          2      Examines legal and regulatory frameworks related to the
(312)                                                demand for and supply / quality of pharmaceutical products.
                                                     Highlights policies specific to drug development, pricing,
                                                     reimbursement, utilization, dissemination of information, and
                                                     post-marketing surveillance. Prerequisite: PubH 6315. Fall
PubH    6376   Primary Health Care Policy     2      Explores the politics and policy of the provision of primary
(313)                                                health care in the U.S. Covers the rise of the field of primary
                                                     care and how it is supported and financed, and the role of
                                                     insurers and government in regulation and oversight in the
                                                     areas of access, cost, and quality. Prerequisite: PubH 6315.
PubH    6378   HIV Policy in the U.S.         2      Examines various aspects of the policy response to HIV. The
(314)                                                focus will be on how U.S. policy is shaped in terms of both
                                                     domestic and global responses to the pandemic, i.e., who are
                                                     the players and what are the processes for making U.S.
                                                     policy. The course will also study specific timely policy
                                                     questions facing policy makers at the time the course is
                                                     offered. Summer
PubH    6399   Topics in Public Health Policy 1 to 3 In-depth examination of a particular facet of public health
                                                     policy. Topics and prerequisites vary. Summer, Fall, Spring
                                                 Department of
                                                  Global Health
PubH    6400   Global Health Frameworks        3      Provides a foundation of the various frameworks and
(321)                                                 techniques used to study global health. The frameworks
                                                      examined will include epidemiology, anthropology,
                                                      economics, human rights, and ethics among others. The
                                                      perspectives studied will provide an introduction and
                                                      understanding of how global health issues are framed,
                                                      structured and presented. Fall




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PubH    6401   Comparative Regional          2   Examines the set of social, cultural and economic issues most
(332)          Determinants of Health            central to shaping health in each of the world’s main regions.
                                                 Prerequisite: PubH 6400 Spring
PubH    6402   Global Health Policy and     2    This seminar course will provide an overview of global health
(335)          Practice: Washington Seminar      policy and practice institutional resources in Washington DC.
                                                 Students gain an understanding of how global health issues
                                                 are framed, presented and biased in a multi-institutional
                                                 setting. This is a collaborative learning exercise where simple
                                                 web based tools will be used to develop a virtual classroom of
                                                 the current global health policy and practice dialogue among
                                                 Washington DC based governmental, multilateral, NGO,
                                                 private sector and policy institutes. Fall, Spring
PubH    6403   Scientific Basis of Global    2   Introduces the scientific basis of global health interventions
(323)          Health Interventions              and how they address proximal and underlying determinants
                                                 of health. Successful students will obtain a strong technical
                                                 grounding in the determinants, biology and pathogenesis of
                                                 specific diseases, for which affordable tools for prevention,
                                                 control, and case management exist and are in use in public
                                                 health practice. Fall, Spring
PubH    6410   Global Health Study Design    2   A foundation in the methodologies required to plan,
(340)          and Ethics                        implement and assess global health programming. Students
                                                 will obtain a comprehensive understanding of complementary
                                                 quantitative and qualitative research approaches. Skills
                                                 include: understanding the relationships between hypotheses
                                                 and study purpose, considering the ethics of research
                                                 projects, effectively choosing a research design to achieve
                                                 your purpose, becoming familiar with the general principles of
                                                 qualitative investigation, and achieving productive
                                                 dissemination of findings Fall, Spring
PubH    6411   Global Health Data Collection 2   Provides further depth to understand data collection in a
(341)                                            global health setting. Methodologies include survey design,
                                                 interviewing, and participant observation. Archival research
                                                 and clinical trial research will also be discussed.
                                                 Prerequisites: PubH 6002, 6410. Spring, Summer
PubH    6412   Global Health Data Analysis   2   Continues the series of Global Health Methods courses. The
(342)                                            course examines the fundamental concepts of empirical
                                                 analysis and qualitative analysis. Topics covered include
                                                 open and axial coding, the basis of "Grounded Theory", and
                                                 regression analysis. Prerequisites: PubH 6002, 6003, 6410.
                                                 Spring, Summer
PubH    6413   Global Health Policy and      2   Introduces policy and analytical issues that have implications
(333)          Analysis                          for the health of populations worldwide, as well as various
                                                 concepts, paradigms, practices and programs that have
                                                 global health policy implications. Major areas of focus will
                                                 include: the role of regional and international health
                                                 organizations in developing and implementing global health
                                                 policies and conducting policy analyses; and the critical role
                                                 of rich and poor nations in global health policy and analysis.
                                                 Prerequisites: PubH 6005, 6400, 6410. Spring
PubH    6414   Global Health Policy          2   This course builds on the Global Health Policy and Analysis
(334)          Applications                      course as well as the Global Health Study Design and Ethics
                                                 course. This course introduces students to the critical
                                                 elements required to do policy analysis regarding global
                                                 health issues. In order to conduct these analyses students will
                                                 be taught quantitative data analysis skills using Excel and
                                                 STATA. Prerequisites: PubH 6002, 6003, 6005, 6400, 6413,
                                                 6410 Spring




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PubH    6415   Advanced Global Health       1    Introduction to policy and analytical issues that have
(338)          Policy Methods                    implications for the health of populations worldwide. Will
                                                 introduce various concepts, paradigms, practices and
                                                 programs with global health policy implications. Focus
                                                 includes role of regional & international health organizations
                                                 in developing & implementing global health policies and
                                                 conducting policy analyses, and the critical role of rich and
                                                 poor nations in global health policy and analysis.
                                                 Prerequisites: PubH 6002, 6003, 6005, 6400, 6410, 6411,
                                                 6412 Fall
PubH    6430   Theories and Applications for 2   Use of communication theory and methods in health
(329)          Global Health Promotion           promotion. Integration of multidisciplinary approaches to
                                                 public health communication. Prerequisite: PubH 6007, 6400.
                                                 Spring
PubH    6431   Global Health Communication 2     Introduces the field of health and population communication.
(324)                                            Students will learn its key concepts, theories, research and
                                                 applications. Issues covered will include: definition of key
                                                 concepts; understanding the feedback model of health
                                                 communication; the goals of health communication research,
                                                 and uses of health communication through multi-sector
                                                 initiatives. PubH 6007, 6400, 6430. Summer
PubH    6432   Global Health Social         2    Examines social marketing theory with specific emphasis on
(325)          Marketing                         public health, including social marketing campaign design,
                                                 best practices for implementation, and evaluation
                                                 methodology. It will cover applied techniques for domestic
                                                 and international markets. It is an introduction to the
                                                 importance of public/private partnerships in development and
                                                 to stakeholders in social marketing organizations. PubH 6007,
                                                 6400. Fall
PubH    6435   Global Health Program        2    Basic concepts and principles of program development and
(328)          Development and                   implementation including data collection methods, decision
               Implementation                    making, and problem-solving techniques. Application of
                                                 program development techniques to specific interventions.
                                                 Prerequisites: PubH 6400, Co-requisite PubH 6003. Fall,
                                                 Spring, Summer
PubH    6436   Global Health Program        2    Management concepts and techniques related to the
(326)          Management                        implementation of health and development programs and
                                                 projects. Theories of management: planning, monitoring, and
                                                 budgeting; the role of the manager; management of human
                                                 and other resources, communication and leadership;
                                                 motivation, quality control, teamwork, organizational culture
                                                 and ethics. Prerequisite: PubH 6400, and if DME
                                                 concentration PubH 6435. Fall
PubH    6437   Global Health Program        2    Students will gain skills in the fundamentals of program
(327)          Evaluation                        evaluation and monitoring methods. Students will also
                                                 understand the evaluation aspects of major international
                                                 health programs such as the President’s Emergency Plan for
                                                 AIDS Relief and the President’s Malaria Initiative. Country-
                                                 specific case studies will be used as synthesizing tools to
                                                 review major concepts and assess student knowledge of key
                                                 concepts. Prerequisite: PubH 6400, 6435. Summer
PubH    6440   Global Health Economics and 2     Fundamentals of macro- and microeconomics and financial
(346)          Finance                           analysis in international health including degree of
                                                 centralization, public-private sector roles, and roles of
                                                 international donor agencies. Prerequisite: PubH 6400.
                                                 Spring




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PubH    6441   International Health         2    Provides an in-depth study of the historical development,
(336)          Organizations                     structure and function of the institutions and initiatives
                                                 constituting the international health system. Prerequisite:
                                                 PubH 6400. Fall
PubH    6442   Comparative Global Health    2    Examines what national health systems are, how they differ,
(322)          Systems                           and how they are performing. Health systems will be
                                                 analyzed through four different lenses: Health Care
                                                 Organization; Health Workforce Development; Health Care
                                                 Financing and Health Policy Development. The course
                                                 compares health systems and health reforms in seven
                                                 regions of the world and draws lessons on how health system
                                                 performance might be improved. PubH 6400; Co-requisite
                                                 PubH 6401. Spring
PubH    6443   Global Health Regulation,    2    Explores the impacts of regulations, trade and human rights
(347)          Trade and Human Rights            on health by examining the relevant international declarations,
                                                 agreements and conventions. During the course we will
                                                 examine a variety of topics including the impact of
                                                 international trade agreements on health, the International
                                                 Health Regulations and other regulations affecting global
                                                 health, and the relationship between health and human rights.
                                                 Prerequisite: PubH 6400. Spring
PubH    6480   Humanitarian Operations      2    Analyzes, through a variety of modules, including security
(349)                                            institutions, vulnerable groups, humanitarian operations and
                                                 natural disasters and global security, the impact of global
                                                 health threats such as HIV/AIDS, SARS, avian flu,
                                                 tuberculosis and malaria on security institutions, vulnerable
                                                 populations, civil/military cooperation, and humanitarian
                                                 operations. Also explores the potential value of these
                                                 institutions in mitigating global health threats and responding
                                                 to humanitarian emergencies. Examines a range of scientific,
                                                 policy, and program interventions designed to address these
                                                 issues. Prerequisite: PubH 6400. Fall
PubH    6481   Global Mental Health         2    Focus on global mental health knowledge and public health
(351)                                            policy implementation skills regarding the integration of
                                                 mental health, public health, and primary care in diverse
                                                 health systems and challenging cultural contexts.
                                                 Prerequisite: PubH 6400. Spring
PubH    6482   international Food and        2   Examines the major food and nutrition problems
(348)          Nutrition Programs and Policy     internationally, and the policies and programs aimed at
                                                 addressing food insecurity, under- and over- nutrition, and
                                                 micronutrient deficiencies. Through a combination of lectures
                                                 (some delivered by invited experts), discussion sessions,
                                                 seminal literature, and policy/program critique, the course
                                                 strives to provide the background knowledge, state of the art
                                                 strategies, and analytical tools necessary for future work in
                                                 international nutrition. Prerequisite: PubH 6400. Spring
PubH    6483   Social Marketing and
(751)          Development
PubH    6484   Prevention and Control of    2    Vector borne diseases involve a vector (carrier) that transmits
(350)          Vector Borne Disease              a pathogen to a human host. This course introduces students
                                                 to insects and other vectors that are responsible for
                                                 transmission of diseases such as West Nile Virus, malaria,
                                                 dengue fever, and elephantiasis. Students will learn how to
                                                 recognize various disease vectors, how they transmit
                                                 diseases, the diseases transmitted and methods for effective
                                                 management and control. Fall




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PubH    6485    Prevention and Control of       1      This course will focus on problems associated with providing
(353)           Water and Sanitation                  adequate water and sanitation in developing countries and
                Diseases                              diseases like schistosomiasis, cholera, dysentery & typhoid.
                                                      Innovative tools and solutions for improving water supply and
                                                      sanitation in developing countries will also be discussed.
                                                      Summer
PubH    6490    Regional Case Studies in      2      Examination and analysis of the patterns and determinants of
(337)           Global Health                        health in a specific region. Prerequisite: PubH 6400, 6401.
                                                     Fall, Spring, Summer
PubH    6490    Case Studies in Global Health 2      Examination and analysis of the patterns and determinants of
(337)   .10     – Africa                             health in a specific region. Prerequisite: PubH 6400, 6401.
                                                     Offered in response to student request.
PubH    6490    Case Studies in Global Health 2      Examination and analysis of the patterns and determinants of
(337)   .20     – Asia                               health in a specific region. Prerequisite: PubH 6400, 6401.
                                                     Offered in response to student request.
PubH    6490    Case Studies in Global Health 2      Examination and analysis of the patterns and determinants of
(337)   .30     - Eastern Europe and the             health in a specific region. Prerequisite: PubH 6400, 6401.
                Former Soviet Union                  Offered in response to student request.
PubH    6490    Case Studies in Global Health 2      Examination and analysis of the patterns and determinants of
(337)   .40     – The Muslim World                   health in a specific region. Prerequisite: PubH 6400, 6401.
                                                     Offered in response to student request.
PubH    6490    Case Studies in Global Health 2      Examination and analysis of the patterns and determinants of
(337)   .50     – Latin America and the              health in a specific region. Prerequisite: PubH 6400, 6401.
                Caribbean                            Offered in response to student request.
PubH    6490    Case Studies in Global Health 2      Examination and analysis of the patterns and determinants of
(337)   .60     - Western Europe                     health in a specific region. Prerequisite: PubH 6400, 6401.
                                                     Offered in response to student request.
PubH    6490    Case Studies in Global Health 2      Examination and analysis of the patterns and determinants of
(337)   .70     – North America                      health in a specific region. Prerequisite: PubH 6400, 6401.
                                                     Offered in response to student request.
PubH    6490    Case Studies in Global Health 2      Examination and analysis of the patterns and determinants of
(337)   .80     – Australia, New Zealand and         health in a specific region. Prerequisite PubH 6400, 6401.
                the Pacific                          Offered in response to student request.
PubH    6499*   Global Health Advocacy and 2         Reviews current directions of global health advocacy in donor
(352)           Activism                             and implementing countries and challenges participants
                                                     to create effective advocacy strategies for the future. Students
                                                     will learn about state-of-the-art advocacy tactics including
                                                     policy analysis, agenda setting, public mobilization/direct
                                                     action, grassroots and grasstops tactics, advocacy
                                                     partnerships, media and communications, celebrity activism,
                                                     and advocacy impact planning. Students will complete a group
                                                     paper that will impart them with the skills and experience
                                                     necessary to incorporate advocacy and activism
                                                     into their professional public health practice. Prerequisite:
                                                     PubH 6400. Spring
PubH    6499    Topics in Global Health       1 to 3 In-depth examination of a particular facet of public health
                                                     policy. Topics and prerequisites vary. Summer, Fall, Spring
                                                 Department of
                                        Prevention and Community Health
PubH    6500 Planning and Administration of 2         Students will develop skills to effectively plan, implement, and
(382)        Health Promotion/Disease                 manage programs that address public health problems for
             Prevention Programs                      defined populations in a variety of settings. The
                                                      PRECEDE/PROCEED framework will be used to guide this
                                                      process. Fall, Spring




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PubH    6501 Evaluation of Health         3      Provides students with the knowledge, competencies and
(383)        Promotion/Disease Prevention        skills to plan and implement and evaluation of health
             Programs                            promotion-disease prevention programs for a defined
                                                 population at risk. Prerequisite: PubH 6002, 6003, 6007, 6500.
                                                 Fall, Spring
PubH    6502 Practical Data Analysis for     1   Practical aspects of dataset creation, data management,
(390)        Prevention and Community            rudimentary statistical analysis & tabular/graphical
             Health                              presentation of results in the user-friendly environments of
                                                 PASW (formerly SPSS) and MS Excel. Students will create
                                                 codebooks, enter & clean data, derive new variables from
                                                 existing ones, choose appropriate analytical techniques &
                                                 implement them, graph & tabulate results, and document &
                                                 protect work. Examples will be drawn from commonly-
                                                 encountered situations in prevention and community health,
                                                 such as needs assessments & program evaluations.
                                                 Prerequisites: PubH 6002, 6003 & 6500. Fall, Spring,
                                                 Summer
PubH    6503 Introduction to Public Health 3     Communication theories and methods used in promoting
(363)        Communication and Marketing         health and preventing disease. Theoretical background in
                                                 communication and behavior science and practical
                                                 communication development methods. Prerequisite: PubH
                                                 6007. Fall, Spring
PubH    6510 Community-Oriented Primary 3        Theory and practice of community-oriented primary care,
(361)        Care (COPC) – Principles and        including an extended small group exercise carrying out a
             Practice                            COPC project with a simulated community using Web-based
                                                 data sets. Fall
PubH    6512 Community Oriented Primary      2   Advanced work on COPC methods and policy, focusing on
(366)        Care Policy and Issues              issues related to the provision of health care in underserved
                                                 communities. Prerequisite: PubH 6510. Spring
PubH    6513 Community Health                2   Management and development of community health services.
(367)        Management                          Builds upon principles for management and community-
                                                 oriented primary care. Prerequisite: PubH 6510, 6003. Spring
PubH    6514 Preventing Health Disparities   2   Critical evaluation of the current issues in racial and ethnic
(376)                                            Issues in health care. Introduces students to differences and
                                                 disparities in the access, use, and health outcomes of health
                                                 care in the US. Fall
PubH    6515 High Risk and Special           2   Provides students with an overview of the methods to plan,
(377)        Populations                         implement and evaluation health promotion and education
                                                 programs targeted towards high risk and special populations.
                                                 The course will review the socioeconomic, political-economic,
                                                 cultural and psychosocial factors of populations who are
                                                 considered to be at high risk for specific health problems and
                                                 efforts that have been addressed in current health promotion
                                                 programs. Prerequisite: PubH 6007. Fall Alternate Years
PubH    6516 Community Health Information 2      Introduces students to computer applications useful in
(384)        Resources                           planning and implementing COPC and community health
                                                 programs. Selected computer applications support COPC
                                                 methods for defining and characterizing a community's social
                                                 and health characteristics, mapping an area, investigating a
                                                 prioritized problem, and developing programs and evaluations,
                                                 and sharing results. Fall, Spring




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PubH    6530 Qualitative Methods in Health 2    Application of qualitative methods in the development of
(364)        Promotion                          health promotion interventions, evaluations, and research.
                                                Collecting and analyzing qualitative date through participant
                                                observation, interviewing, group methods, and case studies.
                                                Prerequisite: PubH 6007. Spring
PubH    6531 Health Promotion in Health     2   Behavioral change counseling and training skills to improve
(365)        Care Settings                      health by changing individuals’ behaviors and by developing
                                                training materials for use with providers, health professionals
                                                and high risk groups. This is an advanced course for second
                                                year students. Prerequisite: PubH 6007, 6500. Spring
PubH    6532 Community Organization,        3   Educates health promotion practitioners in how to organize
(387)        Development, and Advocacy          community groups to promote health. The focus is on learning
                                                how to use resources available in the community to advocate
                                                change. Prerequisite: PubH 6007. Fall
PubH    6533 Design and Conduct of          2   This course teaches students how to frame questions in
(392)        Community Health Surveys           health promotion surveys using sound principles of
                                                questionnaire design with emphasis on reliability and validity.
                                                Students learn survey design principles and methods and how
                                                to analyze survey data.
PubH    6534 Community Based                1   Students learn how to conduct community research in
(393)        Participatory Research             collaboration with community leaders and residents. This
                                                course emphasizes the principles of CBPR for addressing
                                                health promotion issues in communities including community
                                                needs and administrative and policy changes.
PubH    6535 Promotion of Mental Health     2   Increases understanding about issues in mental health
(375)                                           promotion. The emphasis is on mental health as a public
                                                health issue and linkages between individual mental health
                                                and the environment. Prerequisite: PubH 6007. Summer
PubH    6536 Workplace Health Promotion     2   Planning, management and evaluation of programs designed
(378)                                           to serve employees' needs, promotion of employee health and
                                                reduction of health care costs in the workplace. Prerequisite:
                                                PubH 6007. Summer
PubH    6537 Health Promotion and Aging     2   Introduces students to the basic health aspects of the aging
(379)                                           process and special health promotion needs for this group.
                                                Problems of aging and public health solutions for older
                                                Americans will be examined. Students will be able to define
                                                the public health concerns for aging Americans, how aging is
                                                affected by a multitude of factors, identify health promotion
                                                strategies to assist in reaching out to this population and
                                                develop methods of collaboration with agencies and
                                                organizations to improve the health of the aging population.
                                                Prerequisite: PubH 6007. Summer
PubH    6550 Maternal and Child Health I    3   Public health issues affecting the health and well-being of
(370)                                           women, children, and families. A multidisciplinary perspective
                                                that integrates the biological, demographic, epidemiological,
                                                economic, behavioral, social, cultural and environmental
                                                aspects. Spring
PubH    6551 Maternal and Child Health II   2   Specific intrapersonal, interpersonal, psychosocial,
(371)                                           community, and social interventions that impact the well-being
                                                of women, infants, children, and adolescents. Students
                                                critically analyze current issues and apply theory to practice
                                                by using population-focused and evidence-based frameworks.
                                                Prerequisite: PubH 6550. Spring
PubH    6552 Women's Health                 2   Issues of women’s health through the life cycle. The process
(368)                                           of critically evaluating women’s health research and issues.
                                                Spring




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PubH    6553 Adolescent Health                2     Issues of physical, mental, and social development and their
(369)                                               bearing on the health of adolescents, with special emphasis
                                                    on prevention. Fall
PubH    6554   Children and Youth with       2      In order to place children and youth with special needs into a
(374)          Special Needs                        public health framework, this course presents an introduction
                                                    to and an overview of children and youth with special needs
                                                    due to a developmental disability. Many aspects of
                                                    developmental disability will be addressed including ‘concept’
                                                    and definitions of disability, causes, epidemiological
                                                    considerations, and development of federal legislation. The
                                                    scope and range of developmental disabilities will be reviewed
                                                    along with classification schemes. Both national and
                                                    international distributions will be considered from a
                                                    sociopolitical viewpoint. Fall
PubH    6555   Reproductive Health: U.S. and 2      Reproductive health from a variety of public health
(372)          Global Perspectives                  perspectives, from defining reproductive health, past
                                                    perspectives, needed improvements, and the factors that
                                                    influence reproductive health. Fall
PubH    6556   Maternal and Child Nutrition  1-2    Covers the nutritional needs of women during the child
(380)                                               bearing years, infants, children and adolescents. The course
                                                    emphasizes the life course approach to nutrition and has a
                                                    special emphasis on the effects of diet during infancy on
                                                    obesity and degenerative diseases in later life. Students will
                                                    examine the biological basis of nutrition, identify risk factors
                                                    associated with poor nutrition in individuals and populations
                                                    and evaluate domestic and international programs. Summer
                                                    (1-credit) and Spring (2-credits)
PubH    6557   Child Development and Public 2       Examination of the development of children from a public
(381)          Health                               health perspective and provide a detailed examination of the
                                                    indicators of children's health that are needed to assist public
                                                    health professionals improve children's health. Fall
PubH    6558   Women, Gender and Health: 2          Focuses on gender as a social determinant of health.
(389)          A Global Perspective                 Emphasis will be placed on examining the frameworks that
                                                    are used in public health research to understand gender-
                                                    based issues and how these frameworks affect the types of
                                                    programs and intervention efforts developed. Spring
PubH    6559   HIV Prevention: An            1      Provides an interdisciplinary overview of HIV prevention
(388)          Interdisciplinary Approach           research from the behavioral, biological and biomedical
                                                    perspective. Students are encouraged to approach the
                                                    assignments and discussions from their own particular
                                                    expertise and career interests/goals.
PubH    6560   School Health and Safety      1 to 2 Examines the history, organization, financing, and politics of
(386)                                               school health programs. It will provide an overview of the core
                                                    components of school health as defined by the Center for
                                                    Disease Control and Prevention: health services, health
                                                    education, physical education, nutrition services, counseling
                                                    or mental health, school environmental health, health
                                                    promotion, and family/community involvement. Summer (1
                                                    credit); Spring (2 credits)
PubH    6561   Maternal and Child Health     2      Provides instruction in maternal and child health policy in the
(373)          Policy Analysis                      U.S. with a particular emphasis on policies related to the
                                                    organization, financing, delivery, and quality oversight of
                                                    personal health services for mothers and children.




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PubH    6570 Advanced Public Health           3   Focuses on the use of communication to positively influence
(395)        Communication: Theory and            people’s -- and population’s -- understanding of health
             Practice                             information, decision-making, and health behavior. In this
                                                  skills-based course students will study, and in a group project
                                                  apply, a range of theories and techniques germane to
                                                  effective message design and delivery. Prereq: PubH 6503.
                                                  Fall
PubH    6571 Social Marketing: Theory and 3       Focuses on the use of marketing to change the behavior of
(396)        Practice                             people, populations, and policy makers in ways that are in
                                                  their, and society’s, best interest. Students in this skills-based
                                                  course will study and work in teams to apply a range of
                                                  marketing strategies to a real-world situation.
                                                  Prereq: PubH 6503. Spring
PubH    6572 Marketing Research for Public 3      Focuses on the use of marketing research techniques to
(394)        Health                               better understand customers of public health programs, and
                                                  thereby to improve program design, implementation, and
                                                  effectiveness. A range of qualitative and quantitative
                                                  techniques will be studied for their relevance to program
                                                  planning, development, and continuous improvement. Spring
PubH    6573 Media Advocacy for Public     3      Focuses on the use of communication to positively influence
(397)        Health                               public policy and public opinion. In this skills-based course
                                                  students will study and apply a range of theories and
                                                  techniques germane to the policy advocacy process.
                                                  Prereq: PubH 6503. Spring
PubH    6574 Public Health Branding:       2      This course focuses on the use of branding in the public
(391)        Theory and Practice                  health and social sectors. Learning from the commercial
                                                  sector, we will examine how to brand behaviors as well as
                                                  products and services. We will review branding methods,
                                                  examine research on branding and its effectiveness, and build
                                                  skills in branding for public health objectives. Fall
PubH    6575 Communication Skills for      1      Helps students develop writing and oral presentation skills
(360)        Public Health Professionals          through intensive, interactive training, practice, and feedback.
                                                  Provides participants with a solid foundation for all forms of
                                                  public health and other scientific and technical written and oral
                                                  communication. Fall, Spring
PubH    6590 Introduction to Social        2      Examine innovative organizations created to improve people’s
(398)        Entrepreneurship                     lives and contribute to improved social & economic conditions.
                                                  Course emphasis on how such organizations are started, how
                                                  they are sustained, and the various business models that are
                                                  adopted to achieve an organizational mission. Summer
PubH    6591 PA/MPH Clinical Leadership 2         Provides first year Physician Assistant/Master of Public Health
(385)        Seminar                              students with an orientation to their roles as health
                                                  professionals with special emphasis on preventive and
                                                  community medicine.
PubH    6599 Topics in Prevention and      1 to 3 In-depth examination of a particular facet of public health
             Community Health                     policy. Topics and prerequisites vary. Summer, Fall, Spring

                                        Doctoral Level Courses
PubH    8364 Quantitative Methods             3      Introduces basic concepts in mathematical statistics. Topics
(464)                                                will include probabilities (unconditional and conditional),
                                                     density and distribution functions of continuous and discrete
                                                     random variables, including expected values. Specific
                                                     distribution functions discussed will be Binomial, Poisson,
                                                     Hypergeometric, and Gaussian distributions. Additional topics
                                                     include bivariable distributions, variance-covariance matrix,
                                                     limiting theory, asymptotic results, and maximum likelihood
                                                     estimation. Prerequisites: Math 1231, 1232 and PubH 6002,
                                                     6249. Spring.




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PubH    8365 Design of Medical Studies      3   Design of medical investigations, including the randomized
(465)                                           clinical trial, observational cohort study, and the retrospective
                                                case-control study. Specific methods regarding sample size,
                                                power and precision and statistical procedures for
                                                randomization and sampling. Ethics of clinical trials and the
                                                intention-to-treat principle. Prerequisite: PubH 6002. Spring
PubH    8366 Biostatistical Methods         3   Biostatistical methods for asymptotically efficient tests and
(466)                                           estimates of relative risks and odds ratios from prospective
                                                and retrospective matched and unmatched studies. Fixed and
                                                random effects models. Logistic regression, conditional
                                                logistic regression. Poisson regression. Maximum likelihood
                                                and efficient scores. Prerequisites: STAT 6202 or Instructor's
                                                permission, Fall
PubH    8401 Foundations of Public Health   3   This interactive seminar course provides doctoral students a
(402)        Leadership and Practice-           fundamental understanding of the history and current issues
             Doctoral Seminar                   associated with the four principal program areas: Health
                                                Policy, Health Behavior, Global Health & Environmental &
                                                Occupational Health. Fall
PubH    8402 Leadership in Public Health    2   Principles of public health practice and policy with a focus on
(401)        Practice and Policy                the interdisciplinary and strategic application of skills,
                                                knowledge and competencies necessary both to perform
                                                public health core functions and to enhance the capacity to
                                                perform these functions. Spring
PubH    8404 Advanced Topics – Health       3   Examination and assessment of issues related to the
(404)        Systems and Health Policy          intersection of healthcare systems and health policy, and how
             Research                           health policy and health services research can inform the
                                                development and evaluation of healthcare systems and health
                                                policy. Prereq: PubH 6315, 6320. Spring
PubH    8405 Advanced Topics - Advanced 3       Examines a range of critical financing issues for U.S. public
(408)        Health Economics Research          health and health care services/systems. Considers the role of
                                                health services research in (1) understanding the effects of
                                                these issues and (2) informing the deliberations and decisions
                                                of policymakers. Prereq: PubH 6340. Fall
PubH    8406 Advanced Topics – Health     3     Alternative field methods adopted from sociology,
(406)        Research in the Global Arena       anthropology, economics, and political sciences for social
                                                sciences and policy research. Builds data collection,
                                                instruments, measurements, indicators, and data analysis and
                                                interpretation skills in specific socio-cultural contexts. Explores
                                                ethical issues in international research. Fall
PubH    8407 Advanced Topics - Health       3   A participatory graduate seminar providing a continuity bridge
(410)        Leadership in International        for departmental DrPH students progressing into the second
             Settings                           and third years of academic study. Designated to provide
                                                students with the tools and experience needed to build their
                                                capacity for leadership in global health. Prerequisite: PubH
                                                8406. As needed.
PubH    8408 Advanced Topics – Health       3   Advanced topics relating theory to practice in areas of health
(405)        Behavior Research and              education and behavioral change. Application of qualitative
             Practice Application               and quantitative research to health related behavior at
                                                individual and community levels. Spring
PubH    8409 Advanced Topics – Health       3   Examines the methods of communications research
(409)        Communications Research            designated to alter health behavior. Emphasis placed on
                                                critical analysis of communications research aimed at the
                                                mass public, groups, and interpersonal level. Prerequisite:
                                                PubH 8408
PubH    8410 Advanced Topics- Social        3   Advanced topics relating social marketing research in areas of
(421)        Marketing Research and             health education and behavioral change. Application of social
             Practice Application- Doctoral     marketing practice to health related behavior at individual and
             Seminar                            community levels. Prerequisites: PubH 6572 & 6571.




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PubH    8411 Advanced Topics - Principles    3   Environmental health (EH) risk analysis paradigms and the
(407)        of Environmental Health Risk        sciences that contribute to recognizing, characterizing, and
             Science                             responding to EH risks. The strengths and weaknesses of the
                                                 fundamental principles, methods, and products of these
                                                 sciences will be explored through discussion of case studies
                                                 and current issues. A range of EH problems will be used to
                                                 illustrate scientific conflicts and variations in practical
                                                 applications. Prerequisite: PubH 6121, 6123, 6126 or
                                                 instructor’s permission. Fall
PubH    8412 Advanced Topics -            3      Discussion of case studies emphasizing study design,
(411)        Environmental and                   methods, measurements, ethical issues, and procedures.
             Occupational Health Research        Focus on interdisciplinary research, practice, & policy
             and Practice                        strategies appropriate for workplace and community settings.
                                                 Prereq: PubH 6122 or instructor’s permission. Fall
PubH    8413 Research Leadership          1 to 6 Students participate in a range of activities designed to
(413)                                            develop and enhance their research methods and analytic
                                                 skills. These activities include participating in the development
                                                 and submission of sponsored research proposals; being
                                                 formally affiliated with a research project, assuming
                                                 responsibility for completing a real-world research project;
                                                 engaging in empirical data collection and analysis efforts.
PubH    8414 Policy/Management            1 to 6 Students participate in a range of activities designed to
(414)        Leadership                          develop and enhance their management, leadership and
                                                 policymaking skills as applied to problem solving in real-world
                                                 settings, such as public health departments, community health
                                                 centers, legislative settings, and public or teaching hospitals.
PubH    8415 Instructional Leadership     1 to 6 Students participate in a range of activities designed to
(412)                                            develop and enhance their teaching skills. These activities
                                                 include course development, teaching master’s level courses,
                                                 acting as TA for undergraduate courses, advising students
                                                 about their class performance, evaluating student
                                                 performance, and developing remedial programs for students.

PubH    8416 Doctoral Research Methods I: 3         Prepares doctoral students to design and conduct program
(416)        Study Design and Evaluation            and policy evaluation in public health. Intensive introduction
             Research                               to the principles of study program design and evaluation
                                                    research emphasizing the ability to synthesize the population-
                                                    based intervention literature, apply planning and management
                                                    methods, describe and apply research methods from a range
                                                    of disciplines, and prepare a program research proposal. Fall
PubH    8417 Qualitative Research Methods 3         Techniques for designing and conducting qualitative research
(415)        and Analysis                           and for analyzing and reporting qualitative data relevant to
                                                    program development and implementation, community
                                                    assessment, and policy analysis. Prerequisite: PubH 8416.
                                                    Summer

PubH    8418 Doctoral Research Methods II: 3        Intensive course in data management and data analysis using
(419)        Statistical Methods                    STATA® . Database management system techniques and
                                                    data analytical strategies for the appropriate analysis of data
                                                    sets obtained from a variety of studies will presented. The
                                                    student will manipulate national data sets from
                                                    epidemiological studies as well as Demographic and Health
                                                    Survey (DHS) data. Prereq: PubH 8416. Spring




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PubH    8419 Measurement in Public Health 3      In this course students review principles of measurement and
(403)        and Health Services Research        assessment as they apply to public health and health services
                                                 research constructs, review existing state-of –the-art
                                                 measures of individual and population health status (e.g.,
                                                 morbidity, mortality, functioning and health-related quality of
                                                 life) and of individual and community health behavior, and
                                                 explores current measurement issues in health research.
                                                 Prerequisite: PubH 8418. Fall
PubH    8420 Doctoral Research Methods    3      Advanced multivariate data analyses of complex datasets and
(420)        III: Advanced Analysis and          programs, including advanced cross-sectional techniques,
             Dissemination                       time-series analysis, and the use of panel data. Evaluation of
                                                 results, and dissemination of findings to relevant stakeholders.
                                                 Prereq: PubH 8417, 8418. Fall
PubH    8422 Advanced Health Care and     2      Design of protocol suitable for implementation as part of
(417)        Public Health Research              Doctor of Public Health dissertation requirement.
             Design                              Prerequisites: Passing Comprehensive Exams, Approval of
                                                 the Program Director, and a page-long abstract that includes
                                                 the following: Student Name, Program Director, Faculty
                                                 Advisor if different from the Program Director, Title, Objective
                                                 (including population), Research Methods and Analysis
                                                 Methods, Anticipated Results/Hypotheses. Grade = Credit/No
                                                 Credit. Fall, Spring
PubH    8423 Dissertation Research        1 to   Dissertation Research for DrPH. Prereq: PubH 8422.
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EXCERPTS FROM THE GWU CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY
www.gwu.edu/~ntegrity

Preamble
We, the Students, Faculty, Librarians and Administration of The George Washington
University, believing academic honesty to be central to the mission of the University,
commit ourselves to its high standards and to the promotion of academic integrity.
Commitment to academic honesty upholds the mutual respect and moral integrity that
our community values and nurtures. To this end, we have established The George
Washington University Code of Academic Integrity.

Article II, Section 1: Definition of Academic Dishonesty
(a) Academic dishonesty is defined as cheating of any kind, including misrepresenting
    one's own work, taking credit for the work of others without crediting them and
    without appropriate authorization, and the fabrication of information.

(b) Common examples of academically dishonest behavior include, but are not limited
    to, the following:



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   1) Cheating - intentionally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials,
      information, or study aids in any academic exercise; copying from another
      student's examination; submitting work for an in-class examination that has
      been prepared in advance; representing material prepared by another as
      one's own work; submitting the same work in more than one course without
      prior permission of both instructors; violating rules governing administration of
      examinations; violating any rules relating to academic conduct of a course or
      program.

   2) Fabrication - intentional and unauthorized falsification or invention of any
      data, information, or citation in an academic exercise.

   3) Plagiarism - intentionally representing the words, ideas, or sequence of ideas
      of another as one's own in any academic exercise; failure to attribute any of
      the following: quotations, paraphrases, or borrowed information.

   4) Falsification and forgery of University academic documents - knowingly
      making a false statement, concealing material information, or forging a
      University official's signature on any University academic document or record.
      Such academic documents or records may include the application for
      admission, transcripts, add-drop forms, requests for advanced standing,
      requests to register for graduate-level courses, etc. (Falsification or forgery of
      non-academic University documents, such as financial aid forms, shall be
      considered a violation of the non-academic student disciplinary code.)

  5) Facilitating academic dishonesty - intentionally or knowingly helping or
     attempting to help another to commit an act of academic dishonesty.
EXCERPTS FROM THE GWU CODE OF ACADEMIC INTEGRITY, CONTINUED
www.gwu.edu/~ntegrity


Article II, Section 2: Reportage

(a) It is the moral responsibility but not the sanctioned obligation (unless otherwise
    provided herein) of each member of the George Washington University community
    to respond to suspected acts of academic dishonesty by:

   1) consulting the individual(s) thought to be involved and encouraging them to
      report it themselves, and/or

   2) reporting it to the instructor involved, and/or

   3) reporting it to the Academic Integrity Council.




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(b) Reporting oneself after committing academic dishonesty is strongly encouraged and
    may be considered in determining sanctions.


Article II, Section 3: Assignments and Examinations

(a) Instructors are solely responsible for establishing academic assignments and
    methods of examination.

(b) Instructors are encouraged to provide to students clear explanations of their
    expectations regarding the completion of assignments and examinations, including
    permissible collaboration.

(c) Instructors are encouraged to choose assignments and methods of examination
    believed to promote academic honesty. Examples of these include careful proctoring
    of examinations and the constant creation of fresh exams. Collaborative projects and
    unproctored examinations do not violate the promotion of academic integrity. When
    assigning collaborative projects or using unproctored examinations, the instructor
    should explicitly state the expectations of performance for all participants.

(d) Instructors are encouraged to provide opportunities for students to affirm their
    commitment to academic integrity in various settings, including examinations and
    other assignments. The following statement may be used for this purpose: "I,
    (student's name), affirm that I have completed this assignment/examination in
    accordance with the Code of Academic Integrity."




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