Degrees and Certificates
Public Health: Bachelor of Science (B.S.),Bachelor of Science
This course focuses on the mental health delivery system and how people with mental illness interact with the public health and mental health system. The changing social constructions of mental illness and its evolution over time are explored as well as the related historical and contemporary public policy developments.
This course is designed to introduce students to the field of epidemiology. Students are presented with the historical role of epidemiology in the understanding of disease causation as well as the role of modern epidemiology in public health and health education.
Public health policies and laws represent responses to complex public health problems and are typically matters of significant local, state and national concern. The goal of health policy is to promote and protect the health and welfare of individuals and populations and the legal system is often the structure through which public policy is enacted. This course introduces students to the public health policy arena through the examination of current key issues in the field.
Students enroll for varied credit in a program approved internship with a public health related organization. Methods of evaluation are determined by a faculty sponsor in conjunction with the on-site supervisor. An oral presentation of the internship experience is required. A minimum of 80 hours is required for this internship. Graded Pass/Fail.
Students propose, design and implement a comprehensive literature review in an area of interest within the public health field. Students meet weekly as a group with the course instructor to discuss design, methodology, results and progress toward completion of the review.