305.607.01 PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE
Focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct public health practice, as well as lead and manage public health organizations in the United States and throughout the world. Complements other public health practice coursework through hands-on application of knowledge and skills to real-world practice concerns and settings. Frames practical perspectives and approaches around the core public health functions, the essential public health services, and the public health workforce competencies.
At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to: 1) describe, using the core public health functions as a framework, how public health practitioners can be prepared to address public health challenges; 2) apply management, team building, budgeting, and leadership strategies to effectively run a public health organization; 3) understand the importance of communication and use appropriate strategies to effectively communicate public health information to various audiences; 4) assess the efficacy of specific public health programs and policies; and 5) advance their personal career growth and development.
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Understand how the core functions, essential public health services and core public health workforce competencies define what, why and how public health operates
assess and define a current public health challenge
offer specific strategies and approaches to address this challenge
assess and evaluate effectiveness of chosen approaches to addressing this challenge; and
create an individual public health career growth and development plan
- Monday 1:30 - 3:20
- Wednesday 1:30 - 3:20