Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the role of public health, its history, core values and its functions - across the globe and in society.
  • Use data to understand public health problems and assess interventions, applying knowledge of data collection and principals of epidemiology and biostatistics.
  • Explain the use and importance of evidence-based public health in solving public health problems.
  • Explain the concepts of population health, and the basic processes, approaches, and interventions used to identify and address health-related needs of populations in the U.S. and the world.
  • Identify opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the life course based on an understanding of the underlying science of human health and disease.
  • Critically examine and recognize the socio-economic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities.
  • Apply project implementation skills, including planning, assessment, and evaluation toward public health problems.
  • Compare and contrast the effects of different health policies in the U.S and elsewhere, in terms of both the economic impacts and effects on the public's health.
  • Explain the roles of various agencies of government and private sector organizations in the regulatory, health care delivery, and health care financing system.
  • Apply communication skills including those in oral presentation, technical and professional writing, and use of mass media and technology to public health issues.
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