9. COLLEGE OF COMMUNITY
The College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS) is committed to the
education of students in the health sciences. CCHS provides the last two
years of clinical training for a portion of the medical students enrolled at
the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and it operates a three-year
family practice residency program.
CCHS welcomes students from disciplines other than medicine. A variety of
graduate-level courses are offered, as are internship and research
opportunities for students in nursing, health care management, nutrition,
psychology, education, social work, and other disciplines.
The College of Community Health Sciences does not offer a degree, and
students taking courses offered by CCHS are enrolled in other Graduate
School programs or the University of Alabama School of Medicine (medical
students). Admission requirements for these programs are given elsewhere.
For the most current information, contact the registrar in the Dean's
Office, College of Community Health Sciences, Box 870326, Tuscaloosa, AL
35487-0326; phone (205) 348-7707; e-mail
firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit
the Graduate School's
website and the
section of this catalog.
Graduate minor in
community health sciences.
The aim of the graduate minor in community health sciences is to provide the
student with an understanding of health and disease as processes influenced
by a wide range of factors, from the molecular to the sociocultural. The
minor emphasizes the concepts and tools of epidemiology, community and
family medicine, and behavioral sciences. To obtain a graduate minor, the
student must successfully complete 12 hours in community health sciences
(CHS) courses. The following three courses are required:
CHS 520 Basic Epidemiology
CHS 527 Health Policy and
CHS 610 Special Problems in
Medical Behavioral Science
In addition, students must take 3
credit hours of their choice from other graduate CHS offerings.
It is anticipated that the entering student will have a sufficient
background in quantitative methods. If not, the student will be required to
take CHS 525 Biostatistics prior to the other required coursework;
will complete the student's required 12 credit hours.