This course provides health care students with an introduction to the development of the public health system and through the epidemiological model students will examine the impact of environmental factors on disease trends as well as communicable disease controls. Students will develop beginning skills in community assessment and health promotion strategies. The course also reflects the advances in population health in the community health field. This course represents the concept that many populations of concern in health programs are not solely defined by geographic location.
Explain the historical development of public and community health.
Describe the structure and function of public and community health at national, state, and local levels.
Epidemiology Concepts – Measurement of Health Status
Define epidemiology and its relationship to public and community health.
Discuss the uses and effects of demographic data, surveillance data, and vital statistics in public and community health.
Factors Affecting Public and Community Health
Identify environmental factors that influence the health and wellness of populations.
Describe current communicable disease threats and efforts to control their effects.
Explain the influence of lifestyles, socioeconomic status, and community resources on public and community health.
Assessment of Health Status in Defined Population Cohorts
Identify population cohorts in public and community health.
Describe national, state, and local health objectives.
Identify resources, services, and health care interventions that contribute to a community’s health and wellness.
Strategies for Health Promotion
Identify future trends in public and community health.
Discuss the effect of global health issues.
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