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305.607.01 Public Health Practice

Health Policy and Management
2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • M W,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Robin Dranbauer
Course Instructors:

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Understand how the core functions, essential public health services and core public health workforce competencies define what, why and how public health operates
  2. assess and define a current public health challenge
  3. offer specific strategies and approaches to address this challenge
  4. assess and evaluate effectiveness of chosen approaches to addressing this challenge; and
  5. create an individual public health career growth and development plan
Methods of Assessment:

1) class participation 2) completion of two course assignments (assessment of public health in your hometown and attendance at a public health meeting), and 3) a final paper

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Undergraduates must obtain permission of instructor prior to registration

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