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Unformatted text preview: West Chester University College of Health Sciences Department of Health HEA 242: Introduction to Community and Public Health HEA 242(80) Tuesdays, 8/31-10/20/09 Fall 2009 4:15-10:00pm 3 Credits HSC, Room 328 Instructor: Stacie M. Metz, PhD, MPH, MSW, MA Assistant Professor, Department of Health Office: Sturzebecker Health Sciences Center, Room 317 Phone: 610-436-2101 Email: [email protected] (preferred method of contact) Office Hours: Mondays: 9:30-noon Wednesdays: 2:00-3:30pm Thursdays: noon-1:00pm * My office hours fill up quickly. Please email to set up an appointment time even if the time slot you want is in the designated office hours. Purpose of the Course : This course is intended to provide the student with an overview of public/community health in the United States. The history of public/community health along with the growth of the public health system will be reviewed through lecture, class discussions, and small group discussions. The course will present the relationship between health and the community including the impact of social, cultural, and economic factors. Pertinent public and community health issues such as minority health, aging, chronic disease, communicable disease, and health care delivery will be examined. Course Objectives : At the end of this course, the participant will: 1. Demonstrate knowledge about the history and philosophy of public health/community health. 2. Identify key leaders and events in the history of public health in the United States. 3. Define the scope and components of public health/community health. 4. Recognize selected concepts and models utilized in community health planning. 5. Illustrate the structure of government agencies relevant to the public/community health arena. 6. Identify the various public/community health programs currently available along with the target groups and responsible agencies. 7. Identify and interpret key principles of insurance and health care. 8. Compare and contrast the role of public health professionals in a variety of settings. 9. Identify current public health issues and recognize the need for appropriate action. 1 Required Text : McKenzie, J. F., Pinger, R. R., & Kotecki, J. E. (2008). An Introduction to Community Health (6 th Edition) . Jones and Barlett. Course Evaluation : Students will be evaluated on the following: Percent of Total Grade • Take-Home Quiz I (multiple-choice and short-answer): 15% • Take-Home Quiz II (multiple-choice and short-answer) 15% • Assignment #1: Public Health Organizations 15% • Assignment #2: Public Health Job Search, Resume, Cover Letter 15% • Hot Topics in Public Health Group Presentation 15% • Hot Topics in Public Health Group Bulletin Board Display 15% • Class Attendance/Participation 10% If any assignment is late, 15% will be deducted from the assignment and that student has until the next class to turn in the assignment. An additional 15% will be deducted for each class meeting that the assignment is late....
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