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Community Health

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This course emphasizes the health of communities and populations and the professional nursing role in health promotion and disease prevention. Topics include population-based health issues such as environmental health, epidemiology, and communicable disease. In a clinical setting, students will work with persons in a variety of community settings and learn how to assess and screen individuals and families within communities, address identified needs, educate people across the lifespan, collaborate with other health care professionals, make referrals, and participate in health promotion clinics. Students will gain an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of public health and the overall effects on health in the U.S. and abroad.