Core Course 1: Understanding Public Health Issues
- What constitutes a public health issue and why.
- What factors determine population health patterns and inequities.
- Strategies for communicating with diverse audiences about public health issues.
- Explain public health history, philosophy and values.
- Identify the core functions of public health and the 10 Essential Services.
- Discuss the science of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in population health, including health promotion, screening, etc.
- Explain effects of environmental factors on a population’s health.
- Explain biological and genetic factors that affect a population’s health.
- Explain behavioral and psychological factors that affect a population’s health.
- Explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities.
- Explain how globalization affects global burdens of disease.
- Explain an ecological perspective on the connections among human health, animal health and ecosystem health.
- Discuss the means by which structural bias, social inequities and racism undermine health and create challenges to achieving health equity at organizational, community and societal levels.
- Describe the importance of cultural competence in communicating public health content.
- Apply systems thinking tools to a public health issue.
- Perform effectively on interprofessional teams.