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5th January 2016, 09:21 AM
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Re: Community Health Course

Tufts University is a private research university located in Medford is organized into ten schools, including two undergraduate programs and eight graduate divisions, on four campuses in Massachusetts and the French Alps.

Community Health (CH 1)

The course is divided into six units:
Unit One: Principles of Population Health
Unit Two: Tools for Public Health
Unit Three: Health Systems
Unit Four: Biomedical & Environmental Basis of Disease
Unit Five: Public Health Strategies & Interventions
Unit Six: Overarching Themes in Public Health

Course Objectives
It is an introductory survey course, designed to expose students to a wide range of community/public health issues.

It introduces students to public health theory, evidence, and their application to improve the health of communities and populations.

There is a focus on how social determinants, including social, cultural, economic, political, and environmental factors impact the health of individuals, communities, and populations.

As a field, community/public health has emerged from social movements that view health as a form of social justice.

As such, it examines health disparities, inequities, and strive to understand and create solutions for their elimination.

Objectives of the course are to:

1. Describe the interdisciplinary, cross-cutting, or ecological character of public health and the contributions of a range of disciplines and professions to improving health of communities/populations

2. Discuss social determinants of health, including the role of social, cultural, economic and environmental factors

3. Identify the roles of public health in identifying and ameliorating health disparities/inequities

4. Explain the basic principles of epidemiology, including rates, risk factors, disease determinants, causation, and public health surveillance

5. Explain how public health strategies are developed and applied to improve the health of communities/populations

6. Explain the impact of communicable and non-communicable diseases on the health of communities/populations.

7. Describe the basic organization of health care and public health systems in the U.S. and identify criteria for evaluating these systems,





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