Integrated Public Health

Integrated Public Health - AAS

Integrated Public Health
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2019 Fall
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The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Integrated Public Health degree program is designed to prepare individuals for the broadly defined public health workforce as a generalist. Students study general education and health care principles and skills needed for employment as public health professionals and apply their learning in supervised field work experiences.

Program notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all courses required within the program. One or more of the prerequisite courses for a Required Course may be waived by Program Director depending on student experience and/or prior skills. Students intending to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor's degree can achieve the AGEC-A by completing BIO105 to fulfill the Natural Sciences requirements and by completing FON241LL and any approved general education course in the [HU] area (except HCR210).

Admission criteria

Formal application and acceptance into the program. Arizona Department of Public Safety Level one fingerprint clearance card required. Able to meet background check drug screening, health and immunization requirements.

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ASB100Introduction to Global Health 3
CIS105Survey of Computer Information Systems (3) OR
Permission of the Department/Instructor to enroll in HTM150 0-3
COM270Health Communication 3
FON241Principles of Human Nutrition 3
HES210Cultural Aspects of Health and Illness (3) OR
HCR230Culture and Health (3) 3
HTM150Introduction to Healthcare IT and Systems 3
IPH101Introduction to Public Health 3
IPH105Introduction to Patient Navigation 3
IPH110Principles of Health and Behavior Change 3
IPH115Introduction to Health Administration and the U.S. Health System 3
IPH201Introduction to Epidemiology 3
IPH275Patient Navigator Practicum (3) OR
IPH280Health Education Practicum (3) OR
IPH285Health Administration Practicum (3) 3
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3) OR
PSY230Introduction to Statistics (3) 3
SPA117Health Care Spanish I 3
General Education
General Education RequirementCredits 22-27
General Education CoreCredits 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 3 AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3) 6
Oral CommunicationCredits 3
COM225Public Speaking 3
Critical ReadingCredits 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR equivalent by assessment 0-3
MathematicsCredits 3-5
MAT142College Mathematics (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of higher level mathematics course 3-5
General Education DistributionCredits 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits 3
HCR210Clinical Health Care Ethics 3
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits 3
PSY101Introduction to Psychology 3
Natural SciencesCredits 4
BIO105Environmental Biology (4) OR
BIO160Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4) 4
  1. Describe the dynamics of individual, community, and organizational health infrastructures. (HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH115)
  2. Integrate health research and statistics into health promotion. (HCR230, HES210, IPH110, IPH201, MAT206, PSY230, (COM), [FYC], [MA])
  3. Discuss local, regional, national, and global population health and health disparities. (ASB100, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH201, [SG])
  4. Identify and explain key issues facing community public health professionals. (ASB100, FON241, IPH101, IPH201)
  5. Communicate effectively with the health care team, diverse client populations, and their families. (COM270, SPA117, (COM), [FYC])
  6. Assess the social, cultural, and behavioral factors in health. (ASB100, HCR230, HES210, IPH201, [SB], [SG])
  7. Incorporate evidence-based health care practices into the assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education interventions and public health programs. (COM270, FON241, HCR230, HES210, IPH110, IPH201, [SG], (CRE), [FYC])
  8. Use appropriate technology to deliver health care services to the community. (HTM150, CIS105)
  9. Exhibit behaviors and conduct that reflect safe, legal, and ethical practice. (COM270, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH105, IPH115, [SG], (COM), [SB])
  10. Provide information and refer clients based on the identified barriers and needs to appropriate resources and services available to the client. (COM270, IPH105, IPH115, [SG], (COM))
  11. Describe the role of prevention and community collaborations in promoting healthy communities. (ASB100, HCR230, HES210, IPH101, IPH201)
  12. Implement strategies to improve health outcomes for an individual and/or community. (IPH101, IPH110, IPH201, IPH275, IPH280, IPH285, SPA117, [SB], [SG])
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