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9. COLLEGE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH SCIENCES
 
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.
 
9.1 Admission Requirements
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 i
nformation, 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 pmurphy@cchs.ua.edu; or visit the  Graduate School's website and the Admission Criteria 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:

 

Required courses

Semester hours

CHS 520 Basic Epidemiology

3

CHS 527 Health Policy and Planning

3

CHS 610 Special Problems in Medical Behavioral Science

3

 

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; CHS 525 will complete the student's required 12 credit hours.
 


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