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305.607.81 Public Health Practice

Health Policy and Management
4th term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2012 - 2013
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Robin Dranbauer
Course Instructors:

Introduction to Online Learning.


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. Identify public health problems and policies applicable to defined populations and vulnerable subgroups
  2. Describe the government's role and the role of stakeholders in public health
  3. 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
  4. Describe the process of policy making and how it affects the design, implementation, and performance of public health policies
  5. Identify policies and services to promote and maintain health and prevent injuries and disease
  6. Identify administrative, legal, social, and/or political strategies to address health problems
  7. Identify potential partners and resources to combat the problems
  8. Mobilize public opinion through the media, if appropriate
  9. 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

Instructor Consent:

Consent required for some students

Consent Note:

Undergraduates must obtain consent from instructor to register.

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