Population-focused Health Care –
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.
- The University of Phoenix reserves the right to modify courses.
- While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
- Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.