Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE ID:
UTCH-0003
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
15 weeks (45 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Public Health
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide instruction that will cover basic public health functions and principles as well as historical context, the core disciplines of public health, essential functions that every public health system should apply, and health communications.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply ethical principles in the collection, maintenance, use, and dissemination of data and information
  • Describe the interdisciplinary characteristics of public health practice areas, programs and measures
  • Describe how public health uses social and behavioral interventions to improve the health of populations
  • Describe the impact of the environment on the health of populations
  • Describe how the determinants of health affect health status
  • Describe public health institutions and systems
  • Describe the legal basis for public health
  • Identify prominent events in the history of public health practice
  • Compare and contrast public health science skills to the Core Public Health Functions and ten essential services of public health
  • Describe how healthy policy is used to improve population health

General Topics:

  • An overview of public health
  • Trends throughout the history of public health
  • Major achievements of public health
  • Public health institutions and systems
  • Health law, policy, and ethics
  • Core disciplines of public health (epidemiology)
  • Core disciplines of public health (behavioral health)
  • Core disciplines of public health (environmental health and safety)
  • Core disciplines of public health (management)
  • Public health laboratory
  • Communicable diseases
  • Non-communicable diseases
  • Health informatics and health communications
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
Supplemental Materials