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General Course Information for COH 605: Public Health Promotion

Course: COH 605 - Public Health Promotion
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Course Prerequisite(s):
Course Description: Exploration of health status and issues in various communities. Application of the national agenda for health promotion and disease prevention in the United States. Emphasis on health disparities by socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender, age, ability and literacy. Examination of diffusion of health innovations throughout communities.
Course Learning Outcomes:
  • Identify the goals, objectives and health determinants related to the focus areas of the current Healthy People agenda for the nation.
  • Identify health disparities among communities in the United States by socioeconomic status, ethnicity, gender, age and ability.
  • Evaluate literacy levels of health information.
  • Develop health education materials for a low literacy community.
  • Apply the Diffusion of Innovation theory to the acceptance of health information in communities.
  • Synthesize community health promotion interventions tailored for particular cultural groups.
  • Evaluate community health promotion interventions in terms of cultural sensitivity and appropriateness.
Specified Program Learning Outcomes:
  • Administer health education strategies and interventions.
  • Apply appropriate research principles and techniques in health education.
  • Assess individual and community needs for health education.
  • Communicate and advocate for health and health education.
  • Conduct evaluation related to health education.
  • Implement health education strategies, interventions, and programs.
  • Plan health education strategies, interventions, and programs.
  • Serve as a health education resource person.

Students with Disabilities:
Students seeking special accommodations due to a disability must submit an application with supporting documentation, as explained under this subject heading in the General Catalog. Instructors are required to provide such accommodations if they receive written notification from the University.

Writing Across the Curriculum:
Students are expected to demonstrate writing skills in describing, analyzing and evaluating ideas and experiences. Written reports and research papers must follow specific standards regarding citations of an author's work within the text and references at the end of the paper. Students are encouraged to use the services of the University's Writing Center when preparing materials.

The following website provides information on APA, MLA, and other writing and citation styles that may be required for term papers and the like:

National University Library:
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Use the Library Training Tools (on the Library Homepage) for additional help

  • Recorded class presentations
  • Tutorials & Guides (APA/MLA, Peer-Review, and more)

Plagiarism is the presentation of someone else's ideas or work as one's own. Students must give credit for any information that is not either the result of original research or common knowledge. If a student borrows ideas or information from another author, he/she must acknowledge the author in the body of the text and on the reference page. Students found plagiarizing are subject to the penalties outlined in the Policies and Procedures section of the University Catalog, which may include a failing grade for the work in question or for the entire course. The following is one of many websites that provide helpful information concerning plagiarism for both students and faculty:

Ethical behavior in the classroom is required of every student. The course will identify ethical policies and practices relevant to course topics.

Students are expected to be competent in using current technology appropriate for this discipline. Such technology may include word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Use of the internet and e-mail may also be required.

Learning to work with and value diversity is essential in every class. Students are expected to exhibit an appreciation for multinational and gender diversity in the classroom.

As a diverse community of learners, students must strive to work together in a setting of civility, tolerance, and respect for each other and for the instructor. Rules of classroom behavior (which apply to online as well as onsite courses) include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conflicting opinions among members of a class are to be respected and responded to in a professional manner.
  • Side conversations or other distracting behaviors are not to be engaged in during lectures, class discussions or presentations
  • There are to be no offensive comments, language, or gestures