Portland-State-University 2022-2023 Bulletin

CPH 535 Professionalism, Ethics & Systems Thinking in Public Health

This course presents several key theoretical principles and practices of public health. Using a case-based format, the course will examine six competencies of public health Attachment E.2 p. 1 of 3 practice identified by the Academic Council on Linkages including familiarity with the Core Functions and Essential Services of public health; facility in grant-writing; the relationship of the legal and political systems to public health; interpretation of public health data for public use; pitfalls of policy-making; and the ethics of public health practice and study design. In-depth examination of these issues will prepare the student for leadership roles in community and in public health.


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