The goal of this course is to equip students already versed in the fundamentals of public health principles with additional practice skills and knowledge in cultural competency. Implicit in the term cultural competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, and value enabling people to work effectively across cultures.
Theory and Practice of Health Promotion
This course introduces public health students to the theoretical foundation of community and population-based health promotion. The course emphasizes theories and models for individual and planned social and community change designed to improve health; and the application and impact of theoretical constructs in designing intervention strategies.
Theory and Practice of Health Communication
The practice of public health is complete and competent with a strong set of communication skills and a working knowledge of communication theory. This course is designed to train public health practitioners in the steps required in developing, implementing, and evaluating health communication interventions.
Outcome Assessment in CHP
This course is designed to review the principles of identifying short-term, mid-term and long-term outcomes and how these are linked to program goals, objectives, mission, and vision. Topics include selecting outcomes in conjunction with the community, and strategies for design, data collection, analysis, and interpretation.
Community Health Research Methods
This course covers key principles and methods of community epidemiology. Topics include the epidemiologic perspective on health, epidemiologic study designs, surveillance databases, and survey design. Students will design and implement a community survey, analyze and interpret results, and discuss the contributions of epidemiology to prevention and policy formulation.