HCM 3305


This course provides practical guidance in the areas of community health, health education, and health promotion. This course will also cover information about the design, development, and evaluation of health programs in the community. Consideration will be given to racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, political, and residential patterns of health and the impact that each has on community health.


  1. Discuss the science of epidemiology and how it is used to prevent and control disease and health conditions within the realm of community health.
  2. Perceive the importance of effective community organizing and health promotion programming for community health in the United States and throughout the world.
  3. Compare and contrast the different approaches that must be taken when caring for different age groups in community health.
  4. Explain competencies necessary to provide culturally appropriate services to diverse populations.
  5. Evaluate the current approaches used to treat mental disorders and highlight any necessary changes in these approaches.
  6. Formulate plans to educate the community about issues regarding alcohol, tobacco, and drug use.
  7. Distinguish the various forms of healthcare delivery in the United States today and discover methods for improving healthcare delivery.
  8. Recommend methods for controlling pollution and diseases caused by pollution.
  9. Propose ideas for dealing with intentional and unintentional injuries within the community.
  10. Develop successful programs to help maintain safety and health in the workplace.




An introduction to community health (Rev: 7)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Author: McKenzie, J. F., Pinger, R. R., & Kotecki, J. E.
ISBN: 978-0-76-379011-0
Price: (No information available)

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