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  Dec 15, 2017
 
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health Sciences AS


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Public health is the science of promoting health, preventing disease, extending life and improving quality of life for populations.  The population can be as small as a community or as large as a country.  Public health professionals address the impact of genetics, environment and individual behavior on the health of the population.  The mission of public health is accomplished through the development and delivery of educational programs, creation of policy, regulation and administration of resources and continuing research.  The scope of public health practice is broad encompassing a wide range of disciplines which emerge from the five core areas; behavioral science, epidemiology, biostatistics, administration and environmental health.  This degree program is designed to articulate with the BS in Public Health Sciences, University of Maryland School of Public Health.  Students may choose to complete this program at either the Shady Grove campus or the main campus in College Park.  Students not transferring into the BS in Public Health Sciences are advised to check the requirements of the institution and program to which they intend to transfer.

General Education Course Selections


Click here to view the Foundation/Distribution Courses  for selection to fulfill the General Education Course Requirements.

Suggested Course Sequence


A suggested course sequence for full-time students follows. All students should consult an advisor.

Second Semester


Fourth Semester


Total Credit Hours: 60


*ENGL 101  /ENGL 101A  , if needed for ENGL 102  /ENGL 103  or HLTH elective.

Program Outline


General Education Requirements


Distribution Courses


Total Credit Hours: 60


*ENGL 101  /ENGL 101A  , if needed for ENGL 102  /ENGL 103  , or HLTH elective.

Program Outcomes


Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Identify and analyze credible sources of health information.
  • Describe the biopsychosocial factors which impact human health.
  • List and describe controllable and uncontrollable risk factors for disease.
  • List and describe the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in the US.
  • Analyze the contribution of both controllable and uncontrollable risk factors to the health status of individuals and populations.
  • Evaluate the impact of personal/individual choice in achieving and maintaining good health.
  • Evaluate the impact of individual choice on the health of the population.

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