Public Health

WELCOME TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH CERTIFICATE OF COMPETENCE
AT KAUA'I COMMUNITY COLLEGE!

The Certificate of Competence in Public Health will provide students interested in Public Health initiatives, careers, or transfer to the University of Hawai‘i (UH) at Mānoa with an introduction to Public Health studies. The Certificate of Competence courses are the core framework for a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health at the UH Mānoa Office of Public Health Studies. The PH courses will fulfill part of the Elective requirement for the Associate in Arts (AA) in Liberal Arts at Kaua‘i Community College should students wish to pursue this AA degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs) approved 09/30/2019:

  1. Review the history and philosophy of public health.
  2. Identify and explain the core functions of public health.
  3. Describe the major human diseases and their underlying etiologies.
  4. Articulate the impact of public health policies on vulnerable populations, including indigenous people.
  5. Distinguish the fundamental characteristics and organizational structures of the U.S. health system, as well the differences in systems abroad.
  6. Use information literacy skills such as locating and evaluating pertinent public health information.
  7. Demonstrate effective written and public speaking communication skills.

GUIDED PATHWAYS TO COMPLETION

Certificate of Competence in Public Health, 9 credits

Fall Semester 1

  • PH 201 Introduction to Public Health ( 3 credits)

Spring Semester 2

  • PH 202 Public Health Issues in Hawaiʻi (3 credits)
  • PH 203 Introduction to Global Health (3 credits)

Total credits: 9

CTE ANNUAL NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION

The University of Hawai‘i does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, age, color, national origin, or disability. For inquiries regarding our nondiscrimination policies, please
contact your campus designee noted in the link below.
UHCC applies an open access policy, with program admission based upon the completion of applicable course/testing prerequisites. The lack of English skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in CTE programs.
 
Click here to see the entire policy, presented in 14 primary languages.