offerings: Many of our courses,
such as Contemporary Issues in Health Care, relate directly
to the delivery of health care in the United States. Others,
such as Introduction to Global Health, explore how low- and
middle-income countries deliver health care to their population
with far fewer resources. In addition, our courses offer insight
into why some groups (the poor, uneducated, racial/ethnic
minorities, to name a few) within a population suffer a disproportionate
amount of disease and how our health care and public health
systems might better respond to these needs.
learning: Three of our program's courses provide opportunities
for students to apply public-health knowledge in the community.
Access to health services, the environment's impact on population
health, education's relevance to health literacy and much
more will be explored by volunteering in local organizations
that seek to improve the health of the community.
opportunities: Health care is one of the most promising
sectors of the economy for those seeking employment. A growing
emphasis in the domestic arena and a retiring public-health
workforce will provide many opportunities for employment
in the public and private sectors. A study conducted in
2007 determined that by 2012, 50% of the state health agency
workers will be eligible to retire. Several studies have
indicated that there are not enough properly trained public
health officials to replace them.
Learn more about the Department of Community Health.