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CPH 200 Community and Public Health
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
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Description: Introduction to the broad discipline of public health and influences of community and individual health status. Examines the role of various agencies in public health, methods of evaluation, and major public health issues.

Prerequisites: RDG100

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Define community and public health in terms of science, politics, prevention, controversially, and organizations.
2. (Analysis Level) Recognize and relate the analytical methods of public health including epidemiology principles and methods in the study of disease, injury, and death in the community.
3. (Analysis Level) Identify and examine the uses of statistics, probability, risk assessment, and risk perception in control of disease and health conditions.
4. (Analysis Level) Analyze public health issues in racial/ethnic populations with regard to health disparities.
5. (Analysis Level) Analyze U.S. public health issues in all stages of life: maternal, infant, child, adolescent, young adult, adults, and elders.
6. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast the social and behavioral factors in health, including: personal habits, psychosocial factors' effect on health behavior, effects on health of tobacco, poor diet, and inactivity.
7. (Analysis Level) Recognize and relate the environmental issues in public health including: air, water, foodborne illness, solid and hazardous waste issues, and natural disasters.
8. (Comprehension Level) Recognize injuries in the community as a public health problem. Identify safety and health in the workplace and mental health concerns in the U.S.
9. (Analysis Level) Analyze medical care and public health issues including the integration between public health and the medical profession.
10.(Comprehension level) Identify and describe the ten essential public health services.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None