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Term: 4th term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Robin Dranbauer
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013

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.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify public health problems and policies applicable to defined populations and vulnerable subgroups
Describe the government's role and the role of stakeholders in public health
Explain the dimensions of public health policy making from the standpoint of a health practitioner, including leadership, organization, ethics, human rights, economics, administrative effectiveness, and political effectiveness
Describe the process of policy making and how it affects the design, implementation, and performance of public health policies
Identify policies and services to promote and maintain health and prevent injuries and disease
Identify administrative, legal, social, and/or political strategies to address health problems
Identify potential partners and resources to combat the problems
Mobilize public opinion through the media, if appropriate
Avoid panic when disaster strikes

Methods of Assessment: Student evaluation is based on four components: class participation, attendance at and synopsis of a public health meeting, a mid-term assignment, and a final project
Location: Internet
Enrollment Minimum: 20
Enrollment Maximum: 110
Instructor Consent: Consent required for some students

Undergraduates must obtain consent from instructor to register.

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Introduction to Online Learning is required prior to participating in any of the School's Internet-based courses..

Auditors Allowed: No
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail