This course addresses the epidemiological and sociological perspectives and techniques for analyzing the heath status of populations. Topics focus on disease trends, distribution and detriments of health and disease, models and concepts of health and wellness, and the development of a proactive response to community health issues.
Examine the challenges to improving the health and safety of future populations
Evaluation of Population Health
Summarize the use of epidemiology or other data models to support managerial decisions.
Examine the social, economic, and cultural factors related to improving the health of target populations.
Identify approaches to assessing health and wellness of populations.
Assessment and Planning for Population Health
Identify the role of social marketing used in the advancement of population health.
Differentiate between institutional and community leadership roles for the identification of population health objectives.
Describe the role of a community-based planning process and its uses in population health.
Analyze techniques available to determine the health status of a target population.
Population Health Determinants
Analyze the accuracy of data to support public health interventions.
Examine the implications and targets identified in nationally defined objectives for population health.
Examine the difference between an individual- and population-based focus of health care.
Describe the role of standards and their use in determining population health concerns.
Population Health Data Sources
Analyze the utilization of epidemiology tools within other areas of the health care system.
Describe the concept and uses of epidemiology through surveillance systems.
Examine the models and systems utilized to determine and analyze population health issues.
Identify the roles and responsibilities of public health workers.
Examine the relationship of public health within the health care system.
Describe the core functions of public health.
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