Public and Community Health
Public Health and Wellness in the Pre-Med Academy
Using an interdisciplinary approach to the subject of Public Health, students in this two year concentrator course become effective researchers and advocates for public health in their community. The course presents thematic units including the Science of Public Health, Epidemiology of Disease, Factors Influencing Community Health Status, Personal and Professional Ethics, Human Growth and Development (including Human Sexuality and Geriatrics), Mental and Behavioral Health, Culture and Special Populations, Environmental Impact, and Disaster or Emergency Response systems. Students examine the health of their communities including culture, socio-economics, gender, personal behaviors, medical care, and the environment. Students will generate a variety of projects that address and evaluate the needs of their community including health promotion and prevention of disease.
Community Emergency Response (in development)
This capstone course is designed to support Pre-Med seniors in pathway completion and industry certifications and also function as a stand-alone elective, open to all students on campus. In this course students will complete a comprehensive, year-long Community Emergency Response training and certification. The course is modeled after FEMA’s training, is aligned with the CERT standards in the Public and Community Health pathway, and will enable students to complete the preliminary requirements for certification. It will also help prepare them to enter into postsecondary education or training programs in a variety of careers in both Public and Community Health and Public Safety.