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Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health
The Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health degree program is designed to prepare students to take on public health roles; monitoring, evaluating, identifying, and treating health issues. Graduates of this program will have the opportunity for employment in educational organizations, government operations, or private companies in positions focused on creating public health policies, promoting health education, implementing and evaluating medical care programs, analyzing current health statistics, or working directly in their communities. The interdisciplinary curriculum includes courses that effectively teach current and future public health professionals how to treat health issues on individual and group levels. This program combines the natural sciences with statistical analysis and understanding, public health communications, program planning, research training, and ethical and legal aspects of public health. The degree plan culminates in an integrative capstone project, which enables students to synthesize what they learn to address public health challenges.
Estimated Annual Cost: $8,280
Cost estimate based on enrollment in 45 annual quarter hours with current Tuition and Fees. Cost includes fees for textbooks and materials.
What You Will Learn
Students will identify the major health-related needs and concerns of populations.
Students will demonstrate the fundamental concepts of project implementation, including planning, assessment, and evaluation.
Students will gain the practical knowledge necessary to work in various settings and industries, including: hospitals and medical facilities, managed care organizations, nonprofit organizations, state and local health departments, or even the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Students will propose evidenced-based solutions in response to patterns and trends in public health.
Students will characterize the basic concepts of legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of healthcare and public policy.
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This course covers the essential components for the collection, analysis, and presentation of data in all areas of public health. Biostatistics is fundamental to ensuring that findings and practices in public health and biomedicine are supported by reliable evidence. Key to these skills is assessing the impact of chance and variability on the interpretation of research findings and subsequent recommendations for public health practice and policy. Topics covered include: general principles of study design; hypothesis testing; review of statistics methods for comparison of discrete and continuous data including but not limited to z-tests, Chi-square tests, t-tests, ANOVA and correlation/regression.
This course provides an overview to the fundamentals of research design, methods, and data collection. This course provides an overview of the common types of approaches used for health science research. Students will learn how to best present research, how to evaluate and critique a research article, and understand how to obtain and decipher evidence-based research.
his course provides an overview of how healthcare and public health are organized and how their services are delivered in the United States. Topics will focus on current issues in health and medical programs, with an emphasis on leadership and management, communication, technology, documentation including e-health, and trends in health promotion and community health.
This course introduces the student to epidemiology, which is the comparative study of the distribution and determinants of disease in human populations. Students will consider the meaning, scope, and applications of epidemiology to the practice of public health, through the use of statistics, analytic reasoning, and experimental and observational study designs.
This course introduces the student to population health in the United States, with an emphasis on community health programs and current trends of population health. This course will explore disease management, chronic care management, and health policy making, and introduces students to the organization and financing of health services.
This course provides an overview of law and ethics relating to the healthcare industry. The legal, regulatory, and ethical requirements relating to the rights and responsibilities of patient/client decisions are presented.
This course introduces the student to environmental health, with an emphasis on exposure assessment, toxicology, epidemiology and risk assessment. This course will examine sources, routes, media, and health outcomes associated with biological, chemical and physical agents in the environment.
This course introduces the student to the types of programs in the field of health education and health promotion, and techniques utilized in a variety of community settings. This course will explore social behavior in individual health decisions, and the role of the educator to provide promotional tools that lead to healthy lifestyles.
This course introduces the student to the concepts of program planning for health education in the community. This course will explore program development, implementation, and evaluation of currently functioning community health education programs.
This course introduces the student to critical links between global health and social and economic development. This course will explore major health problems of underdeveloped, developed, and emerging nations. Students will conduct in-depth analyses of health problems among various populations from selected countries.
This course serves as the capstone for the Public Health major. The course will provide an opportunity for students to integrate, synthesize and apply their public health knowledge through cumulative and experiential activities. Students will be required to write a formal written report and presentation that demonstrates acquisition of the required public health competencies covered within the public health major.
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About This Program
Graduates of this program will have the opportunity for employment in educational organizations, government operations, or private companies in positions focused on creating public health policies, promoting health education, implementing and evaluating medical care programs, analyzing current health statistics, or working directly in their communities.
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Students completing the BAS in Public Health degree program will gain the practical knowledge necessary to work in various settings and industries, including: hospitals and medical facilities, managed care organizations, non-profit organizations, state and local health departments, or government health agencies. Jobs for public health professionals could include: occupational health and safety specialist, epidemiologist, nutritionist, biostatistician, environmental scientist, health educator, emergency manager, and hazardous materials specialist…just to name a few.
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