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Health Systems Theory and Practice Track

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

If you're interested in tackling big-picture issues and policy when it comes to health concerns, consider the Public Health major's Health Systems Theory and Practice emphasis.

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Corporations, organizations, governments and communities need public health leaders to focus on planning, management and administration. The University of Arizona's Bachelor of Science with a major in Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The Health Systems Theory and Practice emphasis is one of several concentrations within the major. Students in this emphasis take courses in health economics and policy, public health law and ethics, healthcare marketing, and strategic planning. Undergraduates complement their coursework with an internship that provides them with professional public health experience in their area of interest.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Students will be able to communicate public health information in written form.; CEPH Competency 1: Public Health Communication: Students should be able to communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences
  • Students will be able to communicate using a variety of media including an ePortfolio.; CEPH Competency 1: Public Health Communication: Students should be able to communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences
  • Students will be able to synthesize epidemiological information.; CEPH Competency 2: Information Literacy: Students should be able to locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize information

SAMPLE COURSES

  • PHPM 407: Health Economics and Policy
  • HPS 412: Public Health Approaches to Mental Health Disorders in the U.S.
  • PHP 421: Introduction to Public Health Law and Ethics

CAREER FIELDS

  • Healthcare administration
  • Healthcare policy
  • Public health management
  • Corporate wellness
  • Health policy
  • Law

LEVEL OF MATH

Moderate Knowledge

LEVEL OF SECOND LANGUAGE

2nd Semester Proficiency

PRE-MAJOR REQUIRED?

Yes

ADDITIONAL ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see here for more information.

For more information about declaring this track for your degree, contact an undergraduate advisor.

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