MED 22409 Population Health and Community Health Assessment
This course is the third Population Health course. Its goal is to continue exploring population health and its importance for medicine, building from theory and practice presented in Sociomedical Sciences and using the literature, which the students learned to master in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Different perspectives and applications of population health in New York City will be presented through seminars led by experts, including representatives from the New York City Department of Health and Mental Health (NYCDOHMH). The course focuses on providing students with an opportunity to practice descriptive epidemiology/biostatistics by completing a Community Health Assessment (CHA). Students will learn about the purpose and procedure behind the CHA, and using census and NYCDOHMH data, will complete a CHA for their home neighborhood. Students will expand on their SPSS skills as well.
Credits: 3; Hours: 4