May 25, 2024  
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
Fitchburg State University 2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Public Health Practice Concentration, Public Health Science, B.S

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The Public Health Practice concentration focuses on the socioeconomic determinants of health, promotes human health, and fosters healthy and safe communities. Students learn fundamental concepts of public health, epidemiology, and research methods for public health, along with methods to map, analyze, and predict public health concerns. Students develop the knowledge and skills needed to shape public health policy and interventions from socioeconomic perspective.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will:

  • discuss the history and philosophy of public health.
  • use appropriate methods and tools to analyze public health data and will discuss the importance of evidence based approaches.
  • explain the science of human health and disease, and discuss opportunities for promoting health.
  • describe the socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, and environmental factors that affect human health.
  • describe the characteristics of health systems in the US as well as other countries
  • explain the basic concepts of, and responsibilities of government in, the legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of public health policy
  • describe fundamental scientific principles related to environmental health
  • explain how the built environment influences human health and contributes to health disparities

Public Health Practice Concentration

(7 courses)

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