COH300 The Ecology of Public Health

Course Description

Consideration of the interrelationships and interdependencies between individuals, families, groups, organizations, communities, and societies and their effects on health status. High level wellness, health, and disease are distinguished. Concepts are developed based on the evolution of public health in civilizations as well as contemporary influences.

Learning Outcomes

  • Define ecological concepts of public health.
  • Describe the field of public health, including its origins and contemporary status.
  • Distinguish between levels of prevention, intervention, and rehabilitation aimed at improving health status.
  • List major health challenges throughout the lifespan, including consideration of gender, socioeconomic status, race and gender.Explain the range of community health services at local, state, and national levels according to sponsorship, mission, programs, financing, personnel, and regulation.
  • Assess the interactions and interdependence of biological, psychological, social, and systems factors affecting health.