SRJC Course Outlines

10/3/2022 1:26:47 AMHLC 52 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  HLC 52Title:  INTRO PUBLIC HEALTH  
Full Title:  Introduction to Public Health
Last Reviewed:2/12/2018

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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The course provides an introduction to the discipline of Public Health. Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of public health, the history and accomplishments of public health officials and agencies. An overview of the functions of various public health professions, institutions, and an in-depth examination of the core public health disciplines is covered. Topics of the discipline include the epidemiology of infectious and chronic diseases, prevention and control of diseases in the community, analysis of the social determinants of health and strategies for eliminating disease, illness and health disparities among various populations; community organizing and health promotion programming; environmental health and safety; global health; and healthcare policies.

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
Description: Untitled document
The course provides an introduction to the discipline of Public Health. Students will gain an understanding of the basic concepts of public health, the history and accomplishments of public health officials and agencies. An overview of the functions of various public health professions, institutions, and an in-depth examination of the core public health disciplines is covered. Topics of the discipline include the epidemiology of infectious and chronic diseases, prevention and control of diseases in the community, analysis of the social determinants of health and strategies for eliminating disease, illness and health disparities among various populations; community organizing and health promotion programming; environmental health and safety; global health; and healthcare policies.
(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:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate accurate analysis of state wide epidemiological reports on chronic and infectious
    diseases in California.
2.  Critique aspects of lifestyle changes that can prevent or reduce the prevalence of chronic and
    infectious diseases.
3.  Analyze how models of lifestyle behavior change can be incorporated in individuals and in the
    community.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.  Define important foundational concepts in community / public health.
2.  Identify different public health disciplines, 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 of community organizing, building 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: the basic science of public health
    B. Principles, methods and limitations
    C. Statistics: making sense of uncertainty
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 and child, adolescent, adulthood and elder 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. Medical Care and Public Health

Assignments:
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1. Two to three written assignments, including a 5-6 page health research paper and a 2-3 page
    analysis of available information via various public media sources
2. Panel discussion on a public health issue
3. Quizzes (5 - 7)
4. One midterm and one final exam

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 including a health research paper and analysis of available information via various public media sources
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%
Panel discussion


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Introduction to Public Health. 5th ed. Schneider, Mary-Jane. Jones & Bartlett Learning. 2016

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