SRJC Course Outlines

3/1/2024 3:24:14 AMHLC 52 Course Outline as of Fall 2024

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HLC 52Title:  INTRO PUBLIC HEALTH  
Full Title:  Introduction to Public Health
Last Reviewed:12/12/2023

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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In this course, students will learn about basic concepts of public health, and the history and accomplishments of public health professionals and agencies. Topics will include the epidemiology and prevention of infectious and chronic diseases.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent; and Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in HLE 5

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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In this course, students will learn about basic concepts of public health, and the history and accomplishments of public health professionals and agencies. Topics will include the epidemiology and prevention of infectious and chronic diseases.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent; and Course Completion or Concurrent Enrollment in HLE 5
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2018Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Major Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1. Demonstrate accurate analysis of epidemiological reports on chronic and infectious diseases worldwide.
2. Evaluate aspects of lifestyle changes that can prevent or reduce the prevalence of chronic and infectious diseases in individuals and in the community.
 

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At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Define important foundational concepts in community and public health.
2. Identify different public health professions and organizations and explain how each contributes to the field of public health.
3. Describe the historical development of public health including the most important achievements of public health.
4. Distinguish the difference between personal and public health.
5. Distinguish how public health differs from the traditional Western medicine approach to treating disease and illness.
6. Demonstrate the use of basic epidemiological methods, such as the analysis of rates, and the definition of cases, population at risk, risk factors, incidence, prevalence, morbidity, and mortality.
7. Outline strategies for prevention, detection, and control of infectious and chronic diseases.
8. Outline the process of community organizing and health promotion programming.
9. Describe the interplay between health determinants, such as environmental conditions, social, behavioral and cultural factors, and biological considerations, and explain the role of each in determining local, national and global health organization and policy.
10. Analyze current public health issues and describe how they affect societal well-being among specific populations of age, sex, ethnicity, minority, education and socioeconomic status.
11. Describe the organization, financing, and delivery of various medical and population-based services in the U.S. healthcare system.
12. Identify, assess, and utilize credible information resources on community health current issues, such as the internet, social media, media outlets, and libraries.

Topics and Scope
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I. Definition of Public Health
    A. Distinction between personal and public health
    B. History and accomplishments of public health officials and agencies
    C. Core functions of public health professions and institutions
II. Analytical Methods of Public Health
    A. Epidemiology
    B. Statistics
III. The Biomedical Basis of Public Health
    A. The conquest of infectious disease
    B. New infectious disease
    C. Chronic disease
    D. Genetic disease
IV. Community Organizing and Health Promotion Programming
V. Social and Behavioral Factors in Public Health
    A. Health among ethnic and minority groups
    B. Education and socioeconomic status and health
    C. Community concerns: including, but not limited to addiction, obesity, and violence
    D. Maternal, infant, child, adolescent, and adult health
VI. Environmental Issues in Public Health
    A. Clean air
    B. Clean water
    C. Garbage
    D. Food and drug safety
    E. Population control
    F. Injury prevention
    G. Emergency preparedness
VII. Healthcare Systems

Assignments:
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1. Written assignments (2-3), including:
     A. Health research paper (5-6 pages)
    B. Analysis of various public health media sources (2-3 pages)
2. Group presentation on a public health issue
3. Quizzes (5-7)
4. Midterm (1) and final exam (1)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
35 - 55%
Written assignments
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
35 - 50%
Quizzes; midterm and final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Group presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Introduction to Public Health. 6th ed. Schneider, Mary-Jane. Jones & Bartlett Learning. 2021.

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