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The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health: science option is designed for students who desire a broad, strong foundation in the core sciences that also incorporates health-related courses. Students in this track may use elective credits to complete requirements for pre-health professional programs or to prepare to enter graduate programs in health sciences/ public health that require a strong science focus. Students should show an interest in science and how developments therein can help address some of the world’s most complex health issues. The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health: health care with management option is designed for students who want to focus their efforts on the business/management side of health care. This track is desirable for students who want to move into staff and administrative positions within the health care industry or to continue with graduate education within business or management. The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health: health education/communication option prepares students to pursue careers as health educators. Health educators are professionals who design, conduct, and evaluate activities that help improve the health of all people. These activities can take place in a variety of settings: schools, communities, health care facilities, businesses and colleges. Graduates may also pursue graduate education in health education/ communication. Admission Requirements The minimum requirements to be considered for acceptance into the Bachelor of Science, Public Health major include: 1. Overall GPA of 3.0 or better (high school or college if transfer student) 2. SAT scores of 950 or more (or comparable ACT) 3. Four years/courses of science and math at the high school level

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS PUBH 300 Public Health This course introduces the study of community and society health as a whole. It explores factors that maintain good health and factors that can be influenced to promote health and prevent disease. The population health approach is discussed throughout the course as well as factors such as individual medical care, community wide health projects, laws, and other influences. Prerequisite: at least junior status within the Public Health major 3 credits, Fall PUBH 310 Epidemiology for Public Health This course will examine basic concepts of epidemiology as the study of patterns, causes and effect of health and disease in populations, and its influence on public health policy. Students will be introduced to the history, basic concepts, and methods of epidemiology as related to public health. The social, behavioral and cultural factors that influence public health will be explored. Prerequisite: PUBH 300 3 credits, Spring PUBH 400 Global Health This course will introduce students to the key concepts and issues related to global health. The impact of globalization on the patterns of disease and effective control methods will be emphasized. The effect of social, economic and cultural factors on global health issues will be introduced. Prerequisite: PUBH 300 3 credits, Fall

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Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019  

Gannon Undergraduate Catalog 2018-2019