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COH494A Internship in Health Promotion

Course Description

Practical application of knowledge and skills required for a health promotion professional in a community agency. Students assigned to agencies according to interests, abilities, and availability of approved internship sites. Two month requirement.

Learning Outcomes

  • Upon completion of the capstone course the student will demonstrate proficiency in the following program objectives at the beginning level: andlt;olandgt; andlt;liandgt;Demonstrate orally and in writing, knowledge and understanding of community health theory, and disciplinary concepts.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Use knowledge of the determinants of health behavior and health promotion in providing health prevention programs.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Use effective verbal, nonverbal, and media communication techniquest to promote health programs for the community.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Monitor health status to identify and sole community health problems.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Educate and empower people to take action on health issues.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Develop policies and plans to support individual and community health efforts.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Enforce laws and regualtions that protect health and ensure safety.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Link individuals to needed health care services and assume the planning for provision of health care when unavailable.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of individual and population-based health services.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Critique and utilize research finding and research new ideas and innovative solutions to health care.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Use increasingly complex technologies in an appropriate and cost-effective manner.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Perform in ethically and culturally sensitive ways.andlt;/liandgt; andlt;liandgt;Use professional standars and make a commitment to lifelong learning.andlt;/liandgt;andlt;/olandgt;