Student Learning Outcomes

  • Mobilizing community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.
  • Developing policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  • Enforcing policies and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  • Linking people to needed resources and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  • Building capacity of communities to achieve health equity through community development and policy.

In the Public Health program, students will learn to: 

  1. Locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize public health information from credible resources and research literature 
  1. Communicate public health information, in both oral and written form and through a variety of media to diverse audiences.  
  1. Identify and address public health issues using a determinants of health framework for assessment, program planning, implementation and/or evaluation of public health education, promotion, policies and/or systems. 
  1. Assess and analyze the varied ways that social and cultural systems conceptualize, support or impact personal and public health, e.g. wealth/poverty, disasters/ chaos, race/ ethnicity, environmental problems. 
  1. Apply research methods (quantitative and qualitative) for identifying community assets and/or problems, surveying health environments or examining the impact of planned interventions across social-ecological levels for public health.