2010-11 Catalog

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Offering Description

Introduction to Public Health

Summer quarter

Faculty: Nancy Anderson community and international health

Fields of Study: health and sociology

Summer: CRN (Credit) Level 40067 (8) First Session  

Credits: 8(Su)

Class Standing: Freshmen - Senior

Offered During: Weekend


The program will provide an introduction to the scope and tools of public health.  Students will work individually and in groups to understand milestones in the history of public health, the basic tools of public health research, and the challenges to successful health promotion projects. The learning community will work in small groups to identify a significant public health problem, develop a health promotion/ intervention, and consider methodology for evaluation of impact.  The program will focus on public health issues in the United States but will also draw on international examples of successful interventions.

Maximum Enrollment: 25

Advertised Schedule: 9a-5p Sat (Jun. 25, Jul. 2, 9, 16, 23) plus 8 hours per week of online class time

Internship Possibilities: This summer program will not include an internship component, but separate internships are possible in coordination with the program.  Contact the faculty for further information.

Preparatory for studies or careers in: health professions including public health, social services, and education.

Campus Location: Olympia

Online Learning: Hybrid Online Learning 25 - 49% Delivered Online

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