Population-focused Health Care –


(3 credits)

Theories, principles, and strategies of population-based health care are used to design, implement, and evaluate services and plans of care to promote, maintain, and restore health in a defined population. Students focus on population aggregates in structured or unstructured settings across care environments. Strategies to evaluate health outcomes and costs of care are emphasized.
This graduate-level course is 6 weeks. This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Advisor.

Advanced Community Health Concepts

  • Evaluate major concepts of population-based health.
  • Compare and contrast community and aggregate.
  • Explain the constructs of the three levels of prevention.
  • Describe the concept of community as client.

Use of Models in Health Assessment and Promotion

  • Synthesize the model of health promotion into the practice of community health nursing.
  • Explain the importance of working with the community to establish priority health needs.
  • Apply principles of epidemiology, demography, research, and levels of prevention to the identified aggregate.

Advanced Methods of Data Collection for Community Health Assessment

  • Define the term needs assessment and analyze the different steps in this process.
  • Critically analyze community assessment data to determine the level of a community's health.
  • Categorize different sources of community health data.
  • Analyze existing health care databases.

Formulating a Community Health Program

  • Formulate measurable outcome objectives.
  • Determine interventions to formulate and influence policies that affect the health of a community.

Impact of Population Health

  • Evaluate the community resources to assist in the resolution of community health problems.

Program Implementation and Evaluation

  • Analyze evaluation methodologies.

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