At the conclusion of the program students will be able to:
- Discuss the historic milestones, core disciplines and core functions of public health.
- Appreciate human cultures and social determinants of health as they relate to individual and population health.
- Explain the impact of natural processes and systems on health and patterns of disease and injury among diverse populations.
- Apply critical and creative thinking, and analysis and synthesis of information processes to inform, assist and promote public health.
- Disseminate knowledge and information to address current public health issues effectively through both oral and written communications.
- Engage in public health-related activities with local, regional, national and/or global organizations.
PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE AREA OF EMPHASIS
- Recognize how environmental and occupational factors impact the health status of individuals and populations.
- Apply skills in biostatistical and epidemiologic methods in public health practice and research.
COMMUNITY AND POPULATION HEALTH AREA OF EMPHASIS
- Recognize how social and behavioral factors impact the health status of individuals and populations.
- Identify appropriate theories, methods, strategies and policies to address the public health needs of communities and populations.
PATIENT NAVIGATION AREA OF EMPHASIS
- Attain productive and effective communication skills with all members of the patient care team, including those that may not traditionally be included in this team (e.g., social workers, food pantries, transportation, childcare)
- Recognize how to improve patient quality of life and care via multiple systems and processes.
- Apply chronic disease management techniques and constructs.