School of Public Health Undergraduate Program Level Outcomes

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Undergraduate Major in Public Health

Students in the Undergraduate Public Health Program will acquire knowledge in various learning domains with defined learning outcomes.

Domain 1: Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World as it Relates to Individual and Population Health

  • Define public health and related roles and responsibilities of government, non-government agencies, and private organizations.
  • Describe risk factors and modes of transmission for infectious and chronic diseases and how these diseases affect both personal and population health.
  • Describe the reciprocal relationships among literature, the arts, and public health.
  • List the leading causes of mortality, morbidity, and health disparities among local, regional, and global populations.
  • Discuss the role of gender, race, ethnicity, and other evolving demographics in affecting population health.
  • Discuss major local, national, and global health challenges.
  • Explain how the organizational structure, financing, and delivery of personal health care and public health services impact population health.
  • Explain the influence that science and technology have on individual and population health.
  • Outline approaches for assessing and controlling environmental hazards that affect community health.
  • Assess the values and perspectives of diverse individuals, communities, and cultures and their influence on health behaviors, choices, and practices.
  • Appreciate the role of community collaborations in promoting population health.
  • Recognize the importance of key events and milestones in the history and development of the field of public health.
  • Value the relationship between human rights and health.

Domain 2: Intellectual and Practical

  • Describe how the methods of epidemiology and surveillance are used to safeguard the population’s health.
  • Identify scientific data, including tools of informatics, and other information for assessing the well-being of a community.
  • Discuss the interconnectedness among the physical, social, and environmental aspects of community health.
  • Communicate health information to a wide range of audiences through an array of media.
  • Conduct a literature search on a health issue using a variety of academic and public resources.
  • Engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches and teamwork for improving population health.
  • Analyze alternative viewpoints regarding a health topic.
  • Assess the source and quality of health information and data, as related to individual and community health.
  • Appreciate the multiple determinants of health.
  • Recognize the impact of policies, laws, and legislation on both individual and population health.

Domain 3: Personal and Social Responsibility

  • Identify stakeholders who influence health programs and interventions.
  • Discuss the role of community engagement in promoting population health and social justice.
  • Outline individual and community preparedness considerations regarding health emergencies and public disasters.
  • Collaborate with others from diverse backgrounds in addressing health disparities and inequities.
  • Participate in the political process to improve health, social justice, and equity.
  • Analyze ethical concerns and conflicts of interest that arise in the field of public health.
  • Examine the fundamental right to health and health services.
  • Advocate for evidence-based social changes that improve the health of individuals and communities.
  • Champion the role of prevention in promoting a healthy community.
  • Endorse lifestyle behaviors that promote individual and population health and well-being.
  • Value multicultural perspectives and sensitivities on health.

Domain 4: Integrative and Applied Learning

This domain addresses synthesis and advanced accomplishments through demonstration.  Within the UGPH program and Drexel, this domain will be addressed through both the co-op and senior capstone experience.