Public Health Full-Time Faculty

South College

United States

February 5, 2022

Description

The Public Health faculty will teach twenty (20) college-level courses per year including but not limited to health administration, health science research, health policy, biostatistics, health science leadership and epidemiology at the undergraduate level. Content will include but is not limited to:

Nutrition in Health and Disease

Nutrition in Health and Disease covers the roles of the macronutrients (carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and water), micronutrients (vitamins, minerals, bioactive substances such as fiber, phytochemicals, and others), and dietary patterns in metabolism, wellness, and prevention and treatment of disease. Major topics include digestion, absorption and transport of nutrients, metabolic pathways, nutritional supplements, dietary recommendations, nutritional assessment, and chemical composition of foods, various types of malnutrition, and food safety.

Intro to Health Administration

This course introduces the student to administrative theories, methods, and tasks that are essential to a successful administrator. It includes an introduction to health-care delivery systems, decision-making, and the management functions.

Biostatistics

This course explores concepts and techniques in statistics with an emphasis on applications to the health sciences. Topics covered will include study design, data description, probability, confidence internal estimation, hypothesis testing, and power and sample size determination. Statistical techniques include one-sample, two-sample and paired t-tests, one-way analysis of variance, one-sample and two- sample binomial tests, chi-square test, McNemar's test, and various nonparametric tests. Research data in the health sciences field will be evaluated to assess validity. In addition, each student will write a research proposal.

Epidemiology

This course introduces the basic principles and methods of epidemiology and demonstrates their applicability in the field of public health. Students will learn how to identify and evaluate sources of health information, calculate key epidemiologic measures, perform epidemiological investigations, and evaluate different study designs.

Health Science Leadership

This course provides a historical prospective of leadership theory. Various models will be discussed to allow the students to develop their personal leadership style. An analysis of trends in motivational studies, conflict resolution, and organizational change will be conducted. Specific professional knowledge will be reviewed to assure the student's transition into the health care system. Basic issues concerning resource management will be included.

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