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Public Health Professional Practice




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Course level: Graduate

This course examines the historical and chronological milestones of the field of public health; provides an overview of the goals and guidelines for public health practice through the next decade; provides an evaluation of ethical choices, values and professional practices implicit in public health decisions; considers the effect of public health choices on community stewardship and highlights equity, social justice and accountability in decision-making processes.


This graduate level course requires proof of completion of a Bachelor's degree. Be prepared to provide documentation during the checkout process.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify public health history, philosophy and values and how these shaped the development of public health core functions and essential services.
  • Identify the major causes of and trends in morbidity and mortality in the U.S.
  • Explain the importance of evidence-based reasoning and the use of qualitative and quantitative data in the development of public health systems and policy


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We’ve been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission ( for more than 40 years.

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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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