Courses

Faculty from the IOD teach undergraduate and graduate level courses through UNH’s Colleges of Liberal Arts and Health and Human Services. These courses provide students with current research, best practices, historical insight, and hands-on experience. The current list of courses taught by IOD faculty includes:

ECON 727 - Advanced Econometrics
Instructor:
Andrew Houtenville, Ph.D.
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring
Method of least squares estimation with treatments for hetereogeneity and endogeneity. Method of maximum likelihood estimation. Binary choice models. Panel data models. Survival analysis. Topics employ calculus.

EDUC 956 - Developing Positive Behavior Supports to Ensure Success for All Learners
Instructor:
Kathryn Francoeur
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022
Behavioral challenges are the most frequent reason students with significant disabilities are excluded from inclusive settings in schools and communities. This course will provide a baseline knowledge of the 3-tiered MTSS-B framework, including the key features, how services and supports are implemented for all students in the school, specific interventions for students who show risk of developing an emotional or behavioral disorder (Tier II), and development of strategies to support students who experience challenging behavior and individualized interventions for students with significant impairment (Tier III). This course provides knowledge in behavior as communication, utilization of functional assessments, and development of strategies to support students who experience challenging behavior.

EDUC 998 (1SY) - Special Topics
Instructors:
Mary Schuh, Joanne Malloy
Credits: 1.0
Term: Fall 2022
Topic: Trauma informed practices and policies.

HHS 400A - UNH-4U: Career and Professional Seminar
Instructors:
Brianna Hayward, Karen Martin-Brown
Credits: 1.0 to 4.0
Term: Spring & Fall 2022
In this seminar, UNH-4U students will explore career interests, develop career plans, and learn and practice skills needed to land a job or internship. Specific objectives include: 1) articulating career goals and competencies; 2) creating an academic and career development plan; 3) demonstrating skills for job and internship pursuit; and 4) engaging in professional networking. UNH-4U students can participate in the seminar up to 4 semesters with specific seminar activities established in consultation with mentor.

HHS 400B - UNH-4U Seminar: Academic Success and Well-Being Seminar
Instructors:
Brianna Hayward, Karen Martin-Brown
Credits: 1.0 to 4.0
Term: Spring & Fall 2022
In this UNH-4U seminar, students will focus on resource availability and resource navigation to support academic success, healthy living, and well-being. Specific objectives include: 1) identifying and articulating goals in the areas of academic success, healthy living, and well-being; 2) establishing resource utilization plans in support of each of these goals; 3) demonstrating targeted knowledge and skills related to independence in managing individual needs. UNH-4U students can participate in the seminar up to 4 semesters with specific seminar activities established in consultation with mentor.

HHS 798/898 - Special Topics in Neurodevelopmental Disorders (LEND) Seminar
Instructors:
Elizabeth Humphreys, Stacy Driscoll
Credits: 3.0
When Offered: Fall & Spring
Description: Explores areas related to specific professional health interests. May repeat but not duplicate subject areas. A) Communication Disorders, B) Health Management and Policy, C) Medical Laboratory Science, D) Nursing, E) Occupational Therapy, F) Kinesiology, G) Recreation Management and Policy, J) Family Studies, K) Social Work, L) Health Promotion, M-Z) Interdisciplinary. Prerequisite: permission. Special fee on some topics.

OT 733 - Assistive Technology and Physical Disabilities for Electronic Devices
Instructor:
Jay Wilson
Credits: 2.0
Term: Spring 2022
This course focuses on switch and computer access solutions; programming switch interfaces for computers and iPads; alternative mice and keyboards; switch access recipes; iPad mounting solutions; electronic aids for daily living; voice-controlled solutions for the phone, computer, and activation of household appliances. Students will learn how to make, modify, and mount various switches on electronic devices. Intensive hands-on AT exploration will be completed on campus or virtual evidence provided will be accepted.

PHP 990 - Field Study
Instructor: 
Karla Armenti, Ph.D.
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2022
This course provides a 16-week long opportunity for students to synthesize, integrate, and apply the skills and competencies they have acquired during enrollment in the MPH Program and apply them to a public health problem or project in a professional public health practice setting. Students are expected to spend a minimum of 40 hours in the organization (not including preparation time) exploring how that organization deals with a particular public health issue and working on a project for that organization. In addition, students present the findings of their work in a poster session following the conclusion of the course. This public health experience is conducted under the direction of a faculty member and a community public health mentor. This class meets one hour prior to the regularly scheduled core and elective courses in the MPH Program. Prereq: Completion of core courses and permission of course instructor and MPH Program Director.

SW 704/804 - Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Challenges
Instructor:
Heidi Cloutier
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022
This course focuses on the characteristics and needs of youth with emotional and behavioral challenges based upon socio-cultural and ecological theories, and provides exposure to family- and youth-driven practices and approaches that represent System of Care values and principles.

SW 808 - Mental Health Aspects of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities
Instructor: 
Andrea Caoili
Credits: 3.0
Term: Spring 2022
Students will 1) develop an understanding of the mental health aspects of Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities (IDD), 2) understand the challenges in the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions in people with IDD, 3) understand specific clinical presentations as well as treatment and support adaptations for mental health problems in individuals with IDD, 4) gain insight into the application and adaptation of evidence-based and evidence-informed practices when working with individuals with IDD and co-occurring mental health conditions and their systems of support, and 5) understand the role of social work in supporting individuals with IDD and mental health conditions in various practice contexts.