Description: This course addresses the role of the infectious diseases epidemiologist in governmental public health, focusing on case definition development, notifiable disease reporting, immunization use, and surveillance. Students will learn the biology and epidemiology of important communicable diseases and will develop skills in outbreak investigations and public health response.
EPID724: Leadership and Strategic Planning for Public Health
Description: This course focuses on leadership skills and strategic planning for public health and healthcare professionals with the ultimate goal of readying students for public health 3.0. Students will learn approaches to empower teams and to collaborate across sectors and will practice using systems thinking and policy evaluation as tools for promoting health for individuals and populations. The course will include self-assessment of leadership skills, practice in identifying appropriate leadership and management techniques, and analysis of case studies to understand policy evaluation and systems thinking. Students will be encouraged to bring real-world experience to the class lessons and discussions.
Learning Objectives: 1. Understand the basic structure of the public health system
2. Describe the reasons for and concepts behind Public Health 3.0
3. Discuss systems thinking mindset and utilize tools of systems thinking
4. List steps in policy analysis and evaluation and apply skills of policy analysis
5. Understand the concept of health in all policies
6. Be familiar with leadership styles in public health
7. Understand the differences in public health management and public health leadership
8. State their own leadership style
9. Apply leadership skills in a case-study
10. Be familiar with tools that are available for policy evaluation, systems thinking, and public health leadership
HMP623: Principles and Practice of Preventive Medicine