Advisory Tracks

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety

 This advisory track prepares students with the necessary scientific and public health background to protect the general public and workers from adverse effects caused by exposure to harmful agents in air, water, soil, food and consumer products. Upon successful completion of this track, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate health and safety hazards in the workplace
2. Characterize chemical and biological hazards in environmental and occupational settings
3. Understand the roles of health and safety professionals within a management structure
4. Recommend personal protective equipment, engineering controls, and management controls for health and                 safety hazards
5. Understand federal and state environmental and occupational health and safety regulations for the protection             of public health

Gerontological Health

This advisory track provides students with the opportunity to develop in-depth understanding of human aging in society as they prepare for professional practice within the field of public health gerontology. Upon successful completion of this track, students will be able to:

1. Understand how life-course experiences influence later life health in multiple domains, including cognitive,                  emotional, physical, psychological and social.
2. Analyze theory and research as it relates to the public health needs of older adults, their families and their                     broader communities
3. Evaluate community programs for older adults
4. Assess the unique legal and ethical challenges facing current and future cohorts of older adults
5. Identify end-of-life socioemotional, health, and service needs

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

This advisory track addresses behavioral theory, communication and motivation processes, community intervention strategies, strategies for dealing with multicultural populations, and evaluation procedures for community health promotion and primary prevention. Upon successful completion of this track, students will be able to:

1. Synthesize empirical evidence within a conceptual framework in assessing the determinants of population                   health.
2. Select the appropriate policy tools to effectively influence population health.
3. Describe how a health in all policies approach can improve the health of a community.
4. Tailor a public health intervention to characteristics of a specific population.
5. Discuss the historical antecedents of factors affecting the health of a community.



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