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BHP 404 Community Health (3 Credits)

This course is for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. This course is designed to present the salient dimensions of community health. The course identifies the fundamental principles of personal health: nutrition, mental health, drugs, exercise, sleep and rest. Additionally, the study and practice of community health also explores the principles of community health sanitation, community services and public health. The course aims to provide a necessary set of building blocks for health science students who may at some point become involved in community health activities during their career.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Describe the key concepts of community health.
  • Show how epidemiology can be used to track and prevent health problems in the community.
  • Discuss how community organization and planning affects community health promotion.
  • Explain community health issues for various population groups in a country.
  • Describe how mental health is an important community health issue.
  • Discuss how the local environment affects community health and health promotion along with the place of injuries and occupational health in community health activities.
  • Critically review professional journal article in health sciences for illustration of course concepts.