Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3175
First Term: 2018 Fall   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 61-66
CIP Code: 51.2208
Occupational Area: Health Science

Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 21-0000


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Integrated Public Health degree program is designed to prepare individuals for the broadly defined public health workforce as a generalist. Students study general education and health care principles and skills needed for employment as public health professionals and apply their learning in supervised field work experiences.



Required Courses
IPH101 Introduction to Public Health 3
ASB100 Introduction to Global Health 3
SPA117 Health Care Spanish I 3
+IPH201 Introduction to Epidemiology 3

+MAT206 Elements of Statistics (3) OR
+PSY230 Introduction to Statistics (3) 3

HES210 Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness (3) OR
HCR230 Culture and Health (3) 3

FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition 3
COM270 Health Communication 3
IPH105 Introduction to Patient Navigation 3
IPH110 Principles of Health and Behavior Change 3
IPH115 Introduction to Health Administration and the U.S.
Health System 3
+HTM150 Introduction to Health Care IT and Systems 3

+IPH275 Patient Navigator Practicum (3) OR
+IPH280 Health Education Practicum (3) OR
+IPH285 Health Administration Practicum (3) 3
Credits: 39

Program Competencies
1. Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructures. (IPH101, IPH115)
2. Integrate health research and statistics into health promotion. (IPH110, PSY230, MAT206, IPH201)
3. Discuss local, regional, national, and global population health and health disparities. (IPH101, ASB100, IPH201)
4. Identify and explain key issues facing community public health professionals. (IPH101, ASB100, FON241, IPH201)
5. Communicate effectively with the health care team, diverse client populations, and their families. (COM270, SPA117)
6. Assess the social, cultural, and behavioral factors in health. (HCR230, HES210, IPH201, ASB100)
7. Incorporate evidence-based health care practices into the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education interventions and public health programs. (IPH110, IPH201, FON241, COM270)
8. Use appropriate technology to deliver health care services to the community. (HTM150)
9. Exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect safe, legal, and ethical practice. (IPH101, IPH105, IPH115)
10. Provide information and refer clients based on the identified barriers and needs to appropriate resources and services available to the client. (IPH105, IPH115, COM270)
11. Describe the role of prevention and community collaborations in promoting healthy communities. (IPH101, IPH201, HCR230, HES210)
12. Implement strategies to improve health outcomes for an individual and/or community. (IPH101, IPH110, IPH201, IPH275, IPH280, IPH285)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: February 27, 2018

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.