Courses Taught by Melissa Creary

HMP626 Race, Ethnicity, Culture and Policy

  • Graduate level
  • Fall, Winter term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Creary, Melissa
  • Prerequisites: Graduate Standing
  • Description: This course is writing intensive and will critically examine aspects of health and policy reform from state and federal perspective. Taught primarily from a US perspective, topics with an international lens will be covered to explore domestic policy and international implications of policies and structures.

PUBHLTH381 Public Health Systems: Achievements and Challenges

  • Undergraduate level
  • Fall term(s)
  • 3 Credit Hour(s)
  • Instructor(s): Creary, Melissa
  • Prerequisites: PUBHLTH 200 or declared PUBHLTH major
  • Description: This course will provide an overview of the essential role of the public health system, which includes health care systems, government organizations and non-governmental organizations, in improving health locally and globally. The top achievements in public health will be critically examined along with current and emerging challenges and threats to human health and well-being, including health inequities. Mechanisms and measures for evaluating human health and illness will be discussed. This course will emphasize multidisciplinary and multi-sector approaches to health promotion and disease prevention.
  • Course Goals: 1. Describe major achievements in public health to understand the public health field 2. Describe the various forms of evidence that support why these are major public health achievements 3. Identify major public health metrics and discuss how they are applied to address public health problems 4. Apply public health perspectives to local and global challenges 5. Discuss the broad range of interconnected professions and disciplines necessary to achieve improved health outcomes and reduce inequalities in health 6. Distinguish the role of race, ethnicity, culture, policy, economics and sustainability in public health 7. Analyze the comparative advantages of various public health and health care delivery systems 8. Demonstrate critical analysis of public health achievements
  • Competencies: 1. Describe major achievements in public health to understand the public health field 2. Describe the various forms of evidence that support why these are major public health achievements 3. Identify major public health metrics and discuss how they are applied to address public health problems 4. Apply public health perspectives to local and global challenges 5. Discuss the broad range of interconnected professions and disciplines necessary to achieve improved health outcomes and reduce inequalities in health 6. Distinguish the role of race, ethnicity, culture, policy, economics and sustainability in public health 7. Analyze the comparative advantages of various public health and health care delivery systems 8. Demonstrate critical analysis of public health achievements