Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 5896
First Term: 2019 Spring   
Award: CCL  
Total Credits: 23
CIP Code: 51.1504
Occupational Area: Health Science

Instructional Council: Allied Health (51)
GPA: 2.0
SOC Code: 21.1094.00


Description: The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Integrated Public Health: Health Navigation program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level employment as health navigators or community health workers. It is designed to prepare students for employment in a variety of health industries, including public health, clinics, hospitals, insurance companies, and a variety of non-profit agencies that serve the community. Students will be exposed to how to identify appropriate health resources and services for clients and to communicate with diverse populations. In addition, students will study in depth a variety of insurance coverage and government programs to help their clients optimize the benefits and resources available to them.



Required Courses
COM270 Health Communication 3
FON241 Principles of Human Nutrition 3
HCC146 Common Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals 2
IPH101 Introduction to Public Health 3
IPH105 Introduction to Patient Navigation 3
+IPH275 Patient Navigator Practicum 3
SPA117 Health Care Spanish I 3

HES210 Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness (3) OR
HCR230 Culture and Health (3) 3
Credits: 23

Program Competencies
1. Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructure and how clients access care and services. (IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
2. Identify and explain key issues facing community public health professionals. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
3. Assess the social, cultural, and behavioral factors that impact health and heath care. (HCR230, HES210, IPH105, IPH275, SPA117)
4. Use effective care coordination and transition management methods in acute care and ambulatory care in community settings. (IPH101, IPH105, IPH275, SPA117)
5. Facilitate client-centered care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the promotion of health. (COM270, HES210, HCR230, IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
6. Use interpersonal and presentational communication skills that promote supportive collaborative relationships with clients, families, and health professionals and that result in an effective exchange of information. (COM270, HCC146, IPH101, IPH275, SPA117)
7. Use appropriate technology to deliver healthcare services to the community. (HCC146, IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
8. Design assessments and use the data to improve collaboratively the navigation process. (IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
9. Exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect safe, legal, and ethical practice. (FON241, IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
10. Implement strategies to improve health outcomes for an individual and/or community. (COM270, FON241, IPH101, IPH105, IPH275)
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 20, 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.





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