CHLH - Community Health

CHLH Class Schedule


CHLH 100   Contemporary Health   credit: 3 Hours.

Examines concepts of health and health promotion in contemporary society with emphasis on a healthy lifestyle for individuals and groups. Topics include self care, health insurance, exercise, nutrition and weight control, sexuality, contraception, tobacco, alcohol, cardiovascular health, infectious diseases, and cancer.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

CHLH 101   Introduction to Public Health   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to the nation's public health system; includes an overview of the basic concepts and core functions of public health practice, the scope of applications, and the variety of service organizations (both public and private) that shape public health.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

CHLH 110   Intro to the Health Sciences   credit: 3 Hours.

This elective course provides students with a general overview of the day to day job requirements and responsibilities of variety of allied healthcare professionals and how they interact with other members of the healthcare team. Students will also learn about the wide variety of practice settings available along the continuum of care. Through the course, students will learn basic medical terminology, concepts and skills in preparation for internships and graduate school. Same as KIN 110.

CHLH 125   Orientation KIN & Comm Health   credit: 1 Hour.

Serves as an introduction to the Kinesiology and Community Health Department and provides an overview of the Kinesiology and Community Health curricula, areas of study, and opportunities available for careers in the field. Enrollment required for Community Health freshmen and transfer students. Credit is not given for both CHLH 125 and KIN 125.

CHLH 126   Campus Acquaintance Rape Education   credit: 3 Hours.

Provides a semester-long introduction to the field of sexual violence prevention education, with a focus on intersectional prevention programming within institutions of higher education. Students will examine individual, relationship, community, and societal factors that contribute to the prevalence of sexual violence and will explore primary, secondary, and tertiary strategies for sexual violence prevention utilizing a public health approach. Additionally, students will develop practical skills for leading peer workshops for the FYCARE (First Year Campus Acquaintance Rape Education) program. Prerequisite: Majority of seats held for freshman-sophomore status until first day of classes.

CHLH 127   Peer Facilitation for Alcohol Prevention   credit: 3 Hours.

As a pervasive and influential part of the American college experience, alcohol can serve many purposes for students. By redefining alcohol use and misuse, reframing the perspective of behavior change, and transforming social norms, this course will help you develop the skills to promote individual, interpersonal, and community-level behavior change. This course explores the use of peer facilitation as a tool for health promotion at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. Prerequisite: Restricted to students with Freshman, Sophomore, or Junior class standing.

CHLH 199   Undergraduate Open Seminar   credit: 1 to 5 Hours.

Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated up to a maximum of 10 hours.

CHLH 200   Mental Health   credit: 2 Hours.

Introduction to the science of mental health and illness including personality development, the genesis and manifestations of mental illness, and the maintenance of mental health; taught with an emphasis on the preventive and medical aspects of mental health.

CHLH 201   Public Health Research Methods   credit: 3 Hours.

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to the basic principles and concepts underlying research methods on public health. Topics include conceptualization, measurement, research design, sampling, evaluation, data sources and ethics. The students will be exposed to a wide range of quantitative, and mixed methods.

CHLH 203   Introduction to Health Technology   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduces the topic of health technology and provide an opportunity for students to explore the potential benefits and risks associated with new technologies. Students will learn about how technology can be used to improve people’s health and support healthier communities, how technology is transforming health care, and how technology can be used to bridge social determinants of health and health inequalities. Students will be introduced to the field of human-centered design which focuses the design on understanding users’ needs, and human factors which draws on the understanding of human capabilities to create easy to use applications and devices. Students will also learn the basics about behavioral theories and research methods relevant to creating effective health technology interventions.

CHLH 206   Human Sexuality   credit: 2 Hours.

Emphasizes the behavioral aspects of human sexuality. Topics include: birth control; prenatal care, pregnancy and childbirth; sex roles; premarital sex; lifestyles; marriage and divorce.

CHLH 210   Community Health Organizations   credit: 2 Hours.

Overview of institutions and agencies which provide health information, education, services, and care. Includes historical foundations, constituencies, organizational goals and structure, funding and expenditures, modes of service delivery, political and ethical issues.

CHLH 243   Drug Use and Abuse   credit: 2 Hours.

Introduction to the biological, psychological, pharmacological, and legal aspects of drug use and abuse; surveys community and university resources concerned with drug use and abuse; emphasizes personal and social actions for responsible drug use.

CHLH 244   Health Statistics   credit: 3 Hours.

Introduction to biostatistics. Students learn concepts necessary to understand statistical inference as applied to health issues.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Quantitative Reasoning I

CHLH 250   Health Care Systems   credit: 3 Hours.

Overview of the major issues confronting health care systems from a macro perspective. Identification and analysis of the functions, major participants and trends in health care systems in the United States and abroad. Attention on current and emerging issues having implications for health care systems in industrialized nations.

CHLH 260   Introduction to Medical Ethics   credit: 3 Hours.

Course stresses normative bioethics: decisions about what is ethical behavior in a variety of real and practical issues. Analysis of medical ethical cases at the individual, community and wider national and international levels will be addressed. Approved for both letter and S/U grading.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Humanities - Hist & Phil

CHLH 274   Introduction to Epidemiology   credit: 3 Hours.

Basic concepts and methods of epidemiology; patterns of disease occurrence; applications of epidemiology to health education, health services administration and planning, health policy, and environmental health.

CHLH 304   Foundations of Health Behavior   credit: 4 Hours.

Examination of the application of the social and behavioral sciences to health and health behavior. Psychological, social psychological, and sociological approaches to health behavior are analyzed. Topics covered include development of health attitudes and behaviors, perceptions of health and illness, methods of changing health behavior and patient-provider interaction. Prerequisite: CHLH 100, or consent of instructor; completion of the campus Composition I requirement.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Social & Beh Sci - Beh Sci
Advanced Composition

CHLH 314   Introduction to Aging   credit: 3 Hours.

A multidisciplinary introduction to the study of aging; the social, psychological and physiological context of changing roles in later life; public and private policies that affect older people and their familis. Same as HDFS 314, RST 314, PSYC 314, and REHB 314.

CHLH 330   Disability in American Society   credit: 3 Hours.

Same as REHB 330. See REHB 330.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Social & Beh Sci - Soc Sci

CHLH 340   Health Promotion Practicum   credit: 3 Hours.

Preparation and presentation of lifestyle workshops to campus community groups. Practica selected from one or more of the following topics: chemical education, sexuality, stress management or campus acquaintance rape education (CARE). Same as SOCW 350. Approved for both letter and S/U grading. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor.

CHLH 380   Orientation to Internship   credit: 1 Hour.

Provides students with information concerning placement in internship. Topics include internship requirements; student responsibilities; preparation of resumes and cover letters; selecting an organization or site; interviewing; issues of professional development. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

CHLH 393   Special Projects   credit: 2 or 3 Hours.

Special projects in research and independent investigation in any phase of health, kinesiology, recreation, and related areas selected by the students. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.

CHLH 402   Cancer Epidemiology   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Class on cancer epidemiology will address the investigation of the descriptive and analytic epidemiology of cancer. It will include information on the development of malignancy and characteristics of tumor cells. The investigation of the relationship between various risk and protective factors and the development of different types of cancer will be discussed in an epidemiologic context. The role of primary prevention and secondary prevention (screening) will also be covered. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Previous or concurrent class in epidemiology or consent of instructor. Junior standing or above.

CHLH 404   Gerontology   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Interdisciplinary approach to the study of aging and the aged from physiological, psychological, and social perspectives. Same as HDFS 404. 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours.

CHLH 405   Aging with Disability   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Due to improvements in medical management, persons with disabilities are living longer lives. They, however, face new problems and impairments. This course will explore the psychological and physical changes persons with disabilities face as they age. In addition, the course examines the impact that aging with disability has on the US healthcare system, legislation and healthcare professionals. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.

CHLH 407   Disability, Culture & Society   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Examines the cultural and social contexts of disability, their consequences for the experience and management of disability, and implications for cultural competence in disability-related research and practice. Same as ANTH 404, KIN 407, and REHB 407. 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours.

CHLH 409   Women's Health   credit: 3 Hours.

Examines the culture of women in relationship to their health. Study is devoted to selected health care issues, developmental and physiological changes in the life cycle, health problems that affect women, and the maintenance of health. Same as GWS 409. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHLH 100 or equivalent; or consent of instructor.

CHLH 410   Public Health Practice   credit: 4 Hours.

Theory and practice of public health promotion as they relate to educational approaches in solving community health problems. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHLH 210 or consent of instructor.

CHLH 415   International Health   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Explores the various factors that impact the health of populations around the world. Political, cultural, social, environmental and other domains will be examined in relation to how they affect the health of residents of various countries. 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours.

CHLH 421   Health Data Analysis   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Introduces health data analysis, sources and uses of health data, collection techniques and classification procedures, commonly used health indices, techniques of rate adjustment, graphic presentation of data as they relate to the planning, conducting, and evaluating of community health programs. 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Quantitative Reasoning I course or equivalent.
This course satisfies the General Education Criteria for:
Quantitative Reasoning II

CHLH 429   Research Techniques   credit: 4 Hours.

Study of the ethics of research, research literature, research designs, and health measurement techniques utilized in the public health sciences. Emphasizes developing skills in analyzing research and assessment of health behaviors, and problem identification and research design for individual student research projects. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHLH 590, or SOC 485, or EPSY 480; or equivalent.

CHLH 441   Health Behavior and Technology   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

To deepen understanding of how health technology can support health behaviors, this class investigates a) the psychological, interpersonal, and social processes that drive health behaviors and health technology use; b) current models of technology-mediated behavior change; and c) methods to examine the effects of health technology on health behaviors. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Graduate section is restricted to graduate students.

CHLH 455   Health Services Financing   credit: 3 Hours.

Examines major topics and emerging trends in health financing, including sources of revenue, public and private financing organizations, reimbursement and sources of revenue to health providers, and capital financing in the health care industry. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Junior standing.

CHLH 456   Organization of Health Care   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Examines types and performance of health care organizations (e.g. , doctors' offices, clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes), networks of health services, evaluation of health care, and social policy issues relating to organizations in the U. S. health care system. 2 to 4 undergraduate hours. 2 to 4 graduate hours.

CHLH 457   Health Planning   credit: 3 Hours.

Survey of the history and objectives of health planning as related to medical care delivery in the United States; methods of health, institutional and community planning; planning and marketing concepts and methods; analysis of consumer behavior, public policies, and private competitive forces. Same as SOCW 457. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHLH 250 and junior standing.

CHLH 458   Health Administration   credit: 3 Hours.

Examines management principles relative to health care institutions emphasizing goal setting, decision making, system analysis, organizational structure, conflict resolution, and leadership theories. 3 undergraduate hours. 3 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Senior or graduate standing, or consent of instructor.

CHLH 469   Environmental Health   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

Appreciation of the concepts and mechanisms used to prevent or control environmental conditions that may lead to infectious or other environmentally induced diseases. Presents topics from a public health perspective that include air pollution, water supply management, waste management, radiation protection, food hygiene, occupational health and disaster management. Same as ENVS 469. 3 or 4 undergraduate hours. 3 or 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: CHLH 274 or equivalent.

CHLH 470   Technology, Health, and Aging   credit: 3 or 4 Hours.

An undergrad/grad interdisciplinary course that is focused on technology, healthcare, and aging. It is a combination lecture/lab course wherein students learn design and evaluation tools, are part of a project development team, participate in transgenerational learning activities with older adults, and focus on technology design to support healthy aging. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: Restricted to students with Junior or Senior class standing and Graduate students.

CHLH 474   Principles of Epidemiology   credit: 4 Hours.

Investigation of descriptive epidemiologic techniques (comparisons of disease rates in different populations) and analytic study designs (case-control and cohort studies and randomized trials). Applications to and examples from invectious and chronic diseases are presented. Group exercises involving the investigation of epidemiologic problems and application of analytic epidemiologic techniques are performed. Same as ENVS 474 and PATH 474. 4 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite: One statistics course.

CHLH 485   Community Health Internship   credit: 8 Hours.

Provides students with a supervised field experience in official, voluntary, and professional health agencies, and is designed to allow students to gain work experience in actual field situations. Students will work in University-approved health agencies and/or on course assignments that will prepare students for their future careers as health professionals. These experiences will be tailored for each student. The completion of the internship is a requirement for graduation for all Community Health students. 8 undergraduate hours. No graduate credit. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: Senior standing in Community Health. Restricted to Community Health major(s). Restricted to students with Senior class standing.

CHLH 494   Special Topics   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Lecture course in topics of current interest; specific subject matter announced in the Class Schedule. 1 to 4 undergraduate hours. 1 to 4 graduate hours. Approved for Letter and S/U grading. May be repeated in same or separate semesters, if topics vary.

CHLH 501   Issues in Health Education   credit: 4 Hours.

Analyzes current developments, trends, and controversies in health education with emphasis on developing student competencies for intervention planning, implementation and analyses; and examines issues affecting the health educator in various work settings, including patient care, public health, school health, and higher.

CHLH 510   Public Health Dev   credit: 4 Hours.

Advanced study of the principles, practice and current issues of public health at the local, state, national and international levels, including the relationships between public health departments, voluntary health agencies, and other community organizations.

CHLH 527   Statistics in Epidemiology   credit: 4 Hours.

Description and application of quantitative issues and statistical techniques prominent in the analysis of classification data arising from epidemiologic cohort or case-control aetiologic studies; studies of preventive public health; and therapeutic clinical interventions. Practice using available computing software for implementation is stressed. Same as ENVS 527 and PATH 525. Prerequisite: CHLH 474 and minimum of two statistics courses covering multiple regression and correlation.

CHLH 540   Health Behavior: Theory   credit: 4 Hours.

Analysis of social science theories and perspectives that comprise the foundation of health education theory and practice. Includes development of a conceptual frame of reference for understanding, predicting, and facilitating change in health behaviors. Same as KIN 540. Prerequisite: Graduate standing.

CHLH 541   Health Disparities Over the Life Course   credit: 4 Hours.

This course provides students with an understanding of how institutional, sociocultural, and individual factors contribute to racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and sex health disparities over the life-course. A lifespan developmental approach is adopted to examine issues of health disparities in greater depth. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: Restricted to graduate students.

CHLH 545   Grant Writing for Health Professionals   credit: 4 Hours.

This is a course for students who are interested in learning about the grant writing process. Primary topic areas will include the components of a grant application, grant announcements (FOA/RFA), specific aims and objectives writing, proposal narrative (significance, innovation and approach), budget justifications and grant review process. Various grant mechanisms of major funding agencies will be reviewed, including both federal (NIH, Fulbright, NSF, CDC, and NIDILRR) and private (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, National Multiple Sclerosis Association, and Paralyzed Veterans of America Foundation). Students will complete two grant writing assignments (one NIH grant and one non-NIH grant) to gain hands-on experience with preparing successful grants. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: Restricted to Graduate Students.

CHLH 550   Health Policy: United States   credit: 4 Hours.

Comprehensive analysis of the policy process in health care in the United States; systematic and critical review of health policy development, implementation, and evaluation; impact of government at all levels and the role of providers, industry, labor, and consumer in health policy. Prerequisite: Admission to graduate program in community health or the MBA Administration Program; CHLH 429; or consent of instructor.

CHLH 568   Computer Packages in Health Research   credit: 2 Hours.

This introductory level class is designed to introduce students to SAS and STATA programming for the analysis of public health, clinical and biomedical data. Students will learn to perform basic data management and analysis tasks in SAS and STATA, the leading software packages in public health research. Students will use both programs to write programs for processing data and performing statistical analyses. The course is recommended for graduate students interested in pursuing careers in epidemiology, community health, and other fields that involve health data analysis. 2 graduate hours. 2 professional hours. Prerequisite: Restricted to graduate Public Health majors at Urbana-Champaign.

CHLH 569   Systematic Review and Meta-analysis   credit: 4 Hours.

The goals of this course are to: (1) Deepen understanding on the key concepts and essential methods in systematic review and meta-analysis though lectures and reading assignments; (2) Master basic skills on conducting systematic review and meta-analysis through hands-on exercises and projects; and (3) complete a publication-quality systematic review and/or meta-analysis of a student's own choice as the final project of this course. 4 graduate hours. 4 professional hours.

CHLH 570   Intro Public Hlth Practice   credit: 1 Hour.

An introduction to principles of public health practice, covering a range of topics including history of public health, determinants of health, structure and function of the public health system, ethics, and public health approaches to prevention and to improving population health. Approved for S/U grading only. Prerequisite: MPH student or consent of the instructor.

CHLH 572   Principles of Epidemiology   credit: 4 Hours.

Advanced course designed to provide an introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of epidemiology and demonstrate their applicability in the field of public health. Emphasizes the use of epidemiologic data and research to a) describe the pattern of diseases in communities, and b) identify risk factors for diseases and for health disparities. Prerequisite: Completion or concurrent enrollment of basic statistics course is encouraged.

CHLH 573   Biostatistics in Public Health   credit: 4 Hours.

Introduction to fundamental topics in biostatistics in public health, covering univariate and bivariate statistics as well as basic topics in multivariate analysis. Including practice in analyzing health data through computer laboratory sessions.

CHLH 575   Chronic Disease Prevention   credit: 4 Hours.

Advanced course in population-based approaches to chronic disease prevention, with emphasis on policy and environmental strategies affecting lifestyle risk factors. Provides an understanding of common diseases, screen tests, community assessment, systematic evidence reviews, and evidence-based community interventions. Prerequisite: MPH students or consent of instructor.

CHLH 576   Analytical Epidemiology   credit: 4 Hours.

The aim of this advanced epidemiology course is to provide students in-depth coverage of the design of epidemiologic research studies and the analysis of epidemiologic data. This course will expand analytical, writing, and oral communication skills using in-class group exercises, take-home computer exercises, and a course project. 4 graduate hours. 4 professional hours. Prerequisite: CHLH 572 and CHLH 573 or equivalent. Restricted to graduate Public Health majors at Urbana-Champaign.

CHLH 577   Health Program Evaluation   credit: 4 Hours.

Use of research methods and theory for evaluation of initiatives and programs in public health and medical care. Emphasis on acquiring skills in evaluation and conducting evaluations whose results have impact on public health practice. Covers different theories and perspectives on health evaluation. Review of published evaluations used to illustrate research methods and practical issues in program evaluation. Prerequisite: MPH student or consent of instructor.

CHLH 578   Applied Epidemiology   credit: 4 Hours.

Advanced epidemiologic analysis of disease problems. Covers research designs including cohort, case-control, and intervention trials; methods of analysis including multivariate adjustment for confounding and description of effect modification; and application of statistical computer software with emphasis on chronic diseases. Same as PATH 520. Prerequisite: CHLH 474, PATH 517, or equivalent and advanced course work in statistics through multivariate analysis.

CHLH 579   Cultural Competence in Public Health   credit: 4 Hours.

Cultural competence education increases public health professionals' cultural awareness, knowledge of self and others, communication skills, attitudes, and behaviors. This course will examine theoretical models in public health and explore community-based programs as they relate to cultural competence and health promotion. 4 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: Restricted to MPH Graduate Students.

CHLH 581   Professionalism in Public Health   credit: 1 Hour.

The overall goal of this course is to introduce MPH students to concepts of professionalism and public service. These concepts will be utilized to directly prepare for the MPH Applied Practice Experience and the MPH Integrative Learning Experience. Both the Applied Practice Experience and Integrative Learning Experience are supervised and evaluated field experiences in public health practice settings of your choice. This seminar prepares students to formulate and identify meaningful practice experiences. Students will take this course twice during the first academic year of enrollment in the MPH program. 1 graduate hour. No professional credit. May be repeated in separate semesters for a maximum of 2 hours. Required of all MPH students during the first year of their program. Prerequisite: Restricted to MPH students.

CHLH 582   Advanced Biostatistics   credit: 4 Hours.

The aim of this advanced course is to further develop students' skills in a broad range of statistical methods applied in the health sciences. Methods covered in this course will primarily focus on those used to analyze and interpret data collected from observational studies and clinical trials. The course will cover the following topics power & sample size calculations, descriptive statistic, general & generalized linear models, categorical data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis. 4 graduate hours. 4 professional hours. Prerequisite: CHLH 573 & CHLH 568 or equivalent. Restricted to graduate Public Health majors at Urbana-Champaign.

CHLH 585   Community Health Internship   credit: 4 Hours.

Observation, study, and practical work in student's area of specialization under supervision in professional field situations; student works for a minimum of 12 weeks in a University-approved agency or site. Prerequisite: CHLH 429, CHLH 474 and CHLH 510; or graduate standing in community health; or consent of the department.

CHLH 587   MPH Applied Practice Experience   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Provides MPH students with planned, supervised and evaluated field experience in a public health practice setting where students will synthesize knowledge and skills acquired through the course of MPH study. Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated up to 4 hours in separate terms. Prerequisite: Completion of all Core MPH Courses.

CHLH 589   MPH Integrative Learning Experience   credit: 2 Hours.

Provides MPH students an opportunity to synthesize, integrate, and apply knowledge and skills acquired in MPH coursework, through work on a project relevant to public health practice. Generally offered for MPH students in their last semester of study in the MPH program. Prerequisite: MPH student.

CHLH 591   Seminar   credit: 1 Hour.

Lecture, discussions, and critiques on kinesiology and community health related subjects by faculty members and visiting professional leaders; presentation and criticism of student research. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated in subsequent terms as topics vary.

CHLH 593   Special Projects   credit: 2 to 4 Hours.

Independent research on special projects. May be repeated to a maximum of 8 hours. Prerequisite: EPSY 480, KIN 501, and CHLH 540 or equivalent.

CHLH 594   Special Topics   credit: 1 to 4 Hours.

Lecture course in topics of current interest; specific subject matter announced in the Class Schedule. May be repeated.

CHLH 599   Thesis Research   credit: 0 to 16 Hours.

Preparation of theses in community health. Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated to a maximum of 16 hours.