Syllabus401 - CommunityHealthEducation/HSC401

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Community Health Education/ HSC 401 Spring 2011, Section 1, Course Code 4529 General Information A. Instructor Natalie Whitehouse-Capuano, MPH, CHES B. Office Phone (562) 985-5740 C. E-mail D. Office Hours: 3- 4:00 M, 2:30-3:30 Tu; 12:30-1:30 Th & by appointment Office Location: HHS2 - 112 E. Mailbox Located in Health Science Department Office, HHS2 115 F. Class Time and place: M 4:00- 6:45 PM in ET-229 Course Description Community Health Education (3 units). Prerequisites: HSC 301 & HSC 430. Concepts of community health education with emphasis on community organization: application of these concepts to health education activities of official, voluntary & professional health agencies. Class participation is highly encouraged throughout the course as we all have things to learn from each other. Course Objectives Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to: A. Utilize the knowledge gained in this class to effectively analyze health behaviors and how they impact on the health of the community. B. Understand the historical impact of public health intervention on community health development among diverse populations. C. Understand and define the role of community health, health promotion, program planning and evaluation, epidemiology, school health, health education, public health, community based organizations, epidemiology and national data collection. D. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate a community health intervention currently being conducted by a community based organization targeting a multicultural population. E. Understand the impact of socioeconomic status on community health status. F. Understand and utilize basic epidemiological principles of incidence, prevalence, relative risk, rate, crude death rate, age-specific rate, age-adjusted rate and birth rate. G. Identify local & national resources needed for the successful implementation of a community health program. H. Assess how health care organizations and services contribute to community health I. Integrate health education programs with other health services and health professionals in practice settings. J. Apply principles of health education to community health needs. K. Define the various components necessary to measure health thought the life span. L. Understand the relationship between social health and mental health. M. Understand the impact of leisure, fitness, recreation and nutrition on community health status. N. Utilize goals from Healthy People 2010 to evaluate and create health programs. 1
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Course Materials/Access: Required Text Book:  McKenzie, J., Pinger, R., Kotecki, J. (2008). An Introduction to  community Health Sixth Edition Required: Healthy People 2020 available at or on CD 
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course HSC 401 taught by Professor Nomura during the Spring '10 term at CSU Long Beach.

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Syllabus401 - CommunityHealthEducation/HSC401

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