Apr 16, 2024  
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG] See drop-down menu above to access other catalogs.

Public Health Major Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • identify and describe the core values of diversity, equity, service, leadership, excellence and scholarship.
  • describe and discuss the development and evolution of public health practice in the US and the world.
  • critically evaluate and utilize the scientific method, scientific data, and informatics tools to locate, use, and analyze heath related information.
  • utilize epidemiological skills and tools to determine needs and to design and develop health interventions.
  • describe the etiology of chronic and communicable diseases.
  • describe and provide examples of primary and secondary prevention strategies to address morbidity and excess mortality.
  • identify environmental hazards that affect health and describe approaches for addressing said hazards.
  • describe and discuss the links among the physical, social, psychological, and environmental aspects of health.
  • describe the influence of race, class, gender, and sexual orientation on health disparities and health status.
  • describe and discuss behavior, community, and social change theories and apply them to the design and development of health interventions.
  • assess needs for individual, community and population health.
  • develop goals and objectives to meet health needs.
  • develop and utilize strategies that lead to the attainment of program goals and objectives.
  • evaluate the attainment of program/intervention goals and objectives.
  • describe and discuss the organizational structure, financing and delivery of health care in the US.
  • describe and discuss behavior, community and social change theories and apply them to the design and development of health interventions, policies and regulations.
  • describe the process by which bills are considered and laws are enacted on the local, state and national levels.
  • engage in legislative advocacy with the goal of improving the health of the public.
  • demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication of health information.