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300.615.81 the Tools of Public Health Practice

Health Policy and Management
3rd term
1 credits
Academic Year:
2019 - 2020
Auditors Allowed:
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Nick Enquist
Course Instructor s:

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


Introduces the core functions of public health and the core competencies for public health professionals. Students assess their strengths, as well as academic and professional goals. Describes each of the core competency areas and encourages development through academic coursework, the public health practicum, and professional development.

Learning Objectives:

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

  1. Identify the importance of the core functions and public health workforce competencies to address real world public health problems
  2. Conduct a self-assessment to determine personal strengths and weaknesses and goals for competency development
  3. Gain a foundation to prepare for your practicum, as well as for your personal career advancement and development
Methods of Assessment:

Class participation (30%) (viewing course lectures and participating in the LiveTalk) and submission of the public health workforce competency self-assessment (70%)

Enrollment Restriction:

undergraduate and interdivisional students are not permitted in this section

Instructor Consent:

No consent required