COLLEGE OF HEALTH
This is a public health core course that provides an overview of the three fundamental areas in public health practice including assessment, policy development, and assurance. Both the purpose of and examples from each area are examined within the context of an operating county public health department. No new faculty needed. No resources needed.
This course focuses on principles and methods employed in program evaluation and evaluative research. Emphasized are issues of conceptualization and design in evaluation, as well as operational procedures used in evaluation studies ranging from identification of variables to instrument design and use of findings. The course also examines application of evaluative research in health service decision-making. No new faculty needed. No resources needed.
Prerequisite: PHC 6XXX Essentials of Public Health Practice This course examines the responsibilities of public health agencies for ensuring that programmatic activities necessary to effect agreed upon goals are being provided. This involves the use of case studies to aid in identifying the public health basis for assurance activities as well as strategies for implementation and evaluation. No new faculty needed. No resources needed.
Prerequisite: PHC 6XXX Essentials of Public Health Practice This course examines responsibilities and action surrounding the development of public health policy as well as the social, economic, and political environments in which such policy is formulated. No new faculty needed. No resources needed.
Prerequisite: PHC 6XXX Essentials of Public Health Practice This course concerns public health responsibilities, methods, and actions dealing with the collection, assembly, and analysis of information on the health care community. The course will include statistics on health status and community health needs as well as epidemiological and other studies related to health problems. No new faculty needed. No resources needed.
This proposal concerns a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in Community Health that was approved by the Florida Board of Regents (BOR) in July 2000. The MPH represents the standard entry-level degree for work in public health. It is a 42-semester hour program with tracks in general community health studies, community health administration, community nutrition, and community public health practice. The track in general community health studies will replace an existing Master of Health Science track in Community Health as recommended by a BOR review of health programs conducted in 1997. The community health administration focus will utilize many current College resources to serve the needs of community health students seeking to be public health administrators. The creation of a community nutrition track under the MPH degree also follows consultant recommendations from the 1997 BOR review. In addition, the track in community nutrition is unique in that there are no MPH community nutrition programs of study currently offered by any of the institutions in the Florida State University System. The track in community public health practice (which will phase out the Certificate in Public Health) is unusual in that there are less than 5 such programs of study in the United States. The MPH degree will not require hiring new faculty for start-up, but by the fifth year two new faculty lines are anticipated. Secretarial support will be required in year two. Other support includes library acquisitions and production of informational materials (brochures, web site, etc.).
Following the recommendations of the BOR in their review of health programs in 1997, the Community Health track will be terminated. This track will be replaced by a General Community Health Studies track within the new MPH program.
Following the recommendations of the BOR in their review of health programs in 1997, the Public Health Certificate Program will be terminated. This certification will be replaced by a Community Public Health Practice track within the new MPH program.