Purdue research opportunities for minority students

Courses with emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion

  • PUBH 10000: Introduction to Public Health 
    This course serves as an introduction to the field of public health. Topics include identification of the principal determinants of health and how they affect individuals and populations, the role of government and public health professionals in health and healthcare, and critical and emerging issues in public health in the US and around the world.

  • PUBH 20200: Health in the Time of Pandemics: An Introduction
    This course will introduce students to basic concepts about health and disease through examination of the sweeping effects of pandemics. In addition to reviewing the effects directly related to human health and healthcare systems, the course will provide an interdisciplinary overview of the social, political, and economic consequences of infectious disease outbreaks and the range of local, national, and global responses to address them.  The course will be taught by faculty members representing the broad diversity of disciplines within the College of Health and Human Sciences (HHS), with additional specific contributions from faculty representing other disciplines outside HHS.
  • PUBH 22500: Conemporary Women's Health
    Examines behavioral, psychological, and sociocultural aspects of women’s experience in healthcare systems. Includes the influence of factors such as age, social class, and ethnicity on women’s roles as recipients and providers of health care.

  • PUBH 24000: Global Health
    This course introduces students to current challenges, debates, and efforts at solutions in global public health with a focus on low- and middle-income countries. It provides an interdisciplinary overview of topics that include measures of health and disease, health disparities, communicable and non-communicable diseases, women’s health, maternal and child health, food systems and nutrition, health systems, and global cooperation. It also highlights the central role of data in achieving the global health agenda.

  • PUBH 32000: Health Behavior and Health Promotion
    Introduces health behavior theory and practice in the context of health promotion and education. Examines individual, interpersonal, and community approaches to explaining and predicting health behavior and emphasizes their application to interventions in health promotion and education. 

  • PUBH 32500: Methods in Health Promotion and Education
    Methods and materials of health promotion and education; preparation and use of content and materials related to health concerns of target populations. A variety of strategies and media are covered with theoretical and practical applications.

  • PUBH 40500: Principles of Edidemiology
    The study of the distribution of diseases in human populations and factors that influence these distributions.

  • PUBH 48000: Internship in Public Health
    The internship experience is a valuable opportunity for students to apply the procedures, theories, skills, and techniques they have mastered in the classroom to a professional work experience in the field. Each student in the Public Health Major at Purdue University is required to perform a 400 hour internship experience that meets the expectations of the student, the internship/practicum site, and the University. The internship is to be a culminating experience representative of the degree program and clinical work that provides students the opportunity to acquire invaluable work experience in the field outside of the academic setting.

  • PUBH 49000: Intercultural Development
    This course is designed to help students prepare for studying abroad. The course provides students an opportunity to actively increase their cultural intelligence to help them when working across cultural differences that they will encounter on campus and in their professional careers. The course teaches students how to develop a deeper appreciation and empathy for cultural values and traditions that are different from their own, learn how to cultivate a cultural worldview, become more aware of their own cultures, foster intercultural openness and curiosity, and how to communicate across cultures. The course will emphasize the students’ understanding of how individuals and communities can benefit from learning about others in improving their quality of life.