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2015-16 College Catalog

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Public Health - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 250

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

Public Health is a dynamic field that focuses on saving lives on a population level through disease and injury prevention strategies. Public Health includes a variety of challenging disciplines such as epidemiology, biostatistics, health services, environmental health, behavioral health, and occupational health. Health risk assessments, health screenings, health promotion programming, and surveillance of disease outbreaks are examples of public health services. Public Health professionals work within a variety of settings including state and local health departments, hospitals, workplace wellness programs, government agencies, educational institutions, research organizations, and international development agencies. This area of study is designed to articulate to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Health Administration and Policy program Public Health track when the World Language Sequence is selected. Students not transferring to UMBC are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

English Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3

Arts & Humanities

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Arts & Humanities Core Group A

3

-Arts & Humanities Core Group B

3

The Arts & Humanities requirement may alternatively be fulfilled by completing a World Language Sequence plus one of the following courses: SPCH-151, THET-101, THET-102, THET-103, THET-202, THET-241, or WMST-193. Students who complete a World Language Sequence are not required to complete a General Education Core Elective. Students who plan to transfer to UMBC should complete a World Language Sequence.

Social & Behavioral Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEOG-101Introduction to World Geography

3

-OR

GEOG-102Elements of Cultural Geography

3

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3

Biological & Physical Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Course (must include lab)

4

-Science Core Course

3

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-138Statistics

4

Core Electives

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Any General Education Core Course

4

Required Courses Related to Major

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENST-233Introduction to Environmental Health

3

HEED-115Personal and Community Health

3

HEED-125Ethics in Professional Practice

3

NUTR-211Nutrition

3

PUBH-101Introduction to Public Health

3

PUBH-210Epidemiology

3

PUBH-230Health and the Disease Process

3

PUBH-250Public Health Internship

3

PUBH-260Community Advocacy in Public Health

3

PUBH-280Global Health

3

Total Credit Hours: 60

A graduate should be able to

  1. 1. Apply the history and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, ethics, concepts, and functions across the globe and in society.
  2. 2. Apply the basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use, and analysis and understand why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice.
  3. 3. Apply the concepts of population health and the basic processes, approaches, and interventions that identify and address the major health-related needs and concerns of populations.
  4. 4. Apply the underlying science of human health and disease including opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the life course.
  5. 5. Compare and contrast the socio-economic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities.
  6. 6. Apply the fundamental concepts and features of project implementation, including planning, assessment, and evaluation.