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Elizabeth Greenwald, MPH, CHES
College of Health and Human Services
egreenwa@iun.edu

Office: MP 3003
Phone: 219-629-0133

Online Course Offered:
Spring Semester

PBHL-P201 Public Health in the Urban Environment

Course Description  

Course exposes students to public health principles, and their application in an urban context. Topics include the population health approach, environmental health and justice, social and behavioral sciences, public health preparedness, health care structures and policy. Students will be introduced to the roles and functions of public health science and practice. (Catalog Course Description)

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Course Goals and Objectives  

1. Demonstrate an understanding of the history, core functions, and essential services of public health.

2. Discuss the basic principles of epidemiology and describe the methodology for understanding populations.

3. Describe concepts of prevention, detection, and control of infectious and chronic diseases.

4. Describe the structures of health care and public health systems and explain the impact of inadequate access to quality health care.

5. Identify social determinants of health and the impact of environmental factors on health. Discuss issues of environmental justice.

6. Describe public health’s commitment to vulnerable populations, including special health issues such as drug addiction, mental illness and maternal-child-family care.

7. Discuss the theory and practice of community involvement in shaping research agendas and practices.

8. Identify public health roles in disaster preparedness and response.

9. Describe professional career opportunities in public health.

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Course Activities  

During the semester students are required to:

• Read the assigned chapter prior to completing online assignments and/or forum posting discussions.

• Listen to pre-recorded lectures prior to completing online assignments and/or forum postings and discussions.

• Complete 13 online quizzes

• Compete  20 Discussion Question Forums and Participate 15 Forums

• Complete 14 Assignments

• Complete a Final Paper

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Course Syllabus  

INDIANA UNIVERSITY NORTHWEST  | COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

PBHL-P201 Public Health in the Urban Environment

Online Course Syllabus

Time: Online

Place: Online

Instructor: Elizabeth Greenwald

Office: Dunes/Medical Professional 3003

Phone: (219) 629-0133

Email: egreenwa@iun.edu

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