Community Health Education/ HSC 401
Spring 2011, Section 1, Course Code 4529
Natalie Whitehouse-Capuano, MPH, CHES
B. Office Phone
D. Office Hours:
3- 4:00 M, 2:30-3:30 Tu; 12:30-1:30 Th & by
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
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
Class participation is highly encouraged throughout the course as we
all have things to learn from each other.
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
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
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
Integrate health education programs with other health services and health
professionals in practice settings.
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
Utilize goals from
Healthy People 2010
to evaluate and create health programs.