Community Health Sciences assessment plans

  • Community Health Sciences B.S.

    Mission Statement

    Our mission in the School of Community Health Sciences (public health) is to develop, disseminate, and apply knowledge with an ecological approach to protect and promote the health of populations statewide and worldwide. We carry out this mission through the following goals:Prepare future public health practitioners, researchers, educators and leaders. Develop the knowledge base for public health through research. Engage with multiple communities through professional and scholarly service. Expose students to diversity in multiple venues. Be recognized for leadership in innovative approaches to public health.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1.Overview of Public Health: Describe the history and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts, and functions across the globe and in society.

    Assessment Methods

    • Mapped to course SLOs with course assessments. Survey of students in CHS 101, early in semester, as the 'pre-test'. Survey of students in CHS 280 as mid-program assessment. Survey of graduating students in CHS 494 as 'post-test'.

    Performance Indicators

    • Assignments and exams in CHS 101, 200, 473, 494, CHS Capstone

    2.Role and Importance of Data in Public Health: Apply the basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use, and analysis and why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice.

    Assessment Methods

    • Mapped to course SLOs with course assessments. Survey of students in CHS 101, early in semester, as the 'pre-test'. Survey of students in CHS 280 as mid-program assessment. Survey of graduating students in CHS 494 as 'post-test'.

    Performance Indicators

    • Assignments and exams in CHS 101, 102, 211, 280, 473

    3.Identifying and Addressing Population Health Challenges: Distinguish the concepts of population health, and the basic processes, approaches, and interventions that identify and address the major health-related needs and concerns of populations.

    Assessment Methods

    • Mapped to course SLOs with course assessments. Survey of students in CHS 101, early in semester, as the 'pre-test'. Survey of students in CHS 280 as mid-program assessment. Survey of graduating students in CHS 494 as 'post-test'.

    Performance Indicators

    • Assignments and exams in CHS 101, 102, 200, 473, 494, CHS Capstone

    4.Human Health: Recognize the underlying science of human health and disease including opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the life course.

    Assessment Methods

    • Mapped to course SLOs with course assessments. Survey of students in CHS 101, early in semester, as the 'pre-test'. Survey of students in CHS 280 as mid-program assessment. Survey of graduating students in CHS 494 as 'post-test'.

    Performance Indicators

    • Assignments and exams in CHS 102, 200, 494, CHS Capstone

    5.Determinants of Health: Compare the socio-economic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities.

    Assessment Methods

    • Mapped to course SLOs with course assessments. Survey of students in CHS 101, early in semester, as the 'pre-test'. Survey of students in CHS 280 as mid-program assessment. Survey of graduating students in CHS 494 as 'post-test'.

    Performance Indicators

    • Assignments and exams in CHS 101, 102, 200, CHS Capstone

    6.Project Implementation: Demonstrate the fundamental concepts and features of project implementation, including planning, assessment, and evaluation.

    Assessment Methods

    • Mapped to course SLOs with course assessments. Survey of students in CHS 101, early in semester, as the 'pre-test'. Survey of students in CHS 280 as mid-program assessment. Survey of graduating students in CHS 494 as 'post-test'.

    Performance Indicators

    • Assignments and exams in CHS 494

    7.Overview of the Health System: Evaluate the fundamental characteristics and organizational structures of the U.S. health system as well as to the differences in systems in other countries.

    Assessment Methods

    • Mapped to course SLOs with course assessments. Survey of students in CHS 101, early in semester, as the 'pre-test'. Survey of students in CHS 280 as mid-program assessment. Survey of graduating students in CHS 494 as 'post-test'.

    Performance Indicators

    • Assignments and exams in CHS 101, 102, CHS Capstone

    8.Health Policy, Law, Ethics, and Economics: Discuss the basic concepts of legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy, and the roles, influences and responsibilities of the different agencies and branches of government.

    Assessment Methods

    • Mapped to course SLOs with course assessments. Survey of students in CHS 101, early in semester, as the 'pre-test'. Survey of students in CHS 280 as mid-program assessment. Survey of graduating students in CHS 494 as 'post-test'.

    Performance Indicators

    • Assignments and exams in CHS 101, CHS Capstone

    9.Health Communications: Practice the basic concepts of public health-specific communication, including technical and professional writing and the use of mass media and electronic technology.

    Assessment Methods

    • Mapped to course SLOs with course assessments. Survey of students in CHS 101, early in semester, as the 'pre-test'. Survey of students in CHS 280 as mid-program assessment. Survey of graduating students in CHS 494 as 'post-test'.

    Performance Indicators

    • Assignments and exams in CHS 101, 494, CHS Capstone
  • Public Health M.P.H.

    Mission Statement

    The of Public Health is committed to the exploration, understanding, and promotion of health and wellness across the lifespan through education, research, and community outreach to assist with improving the health of our university, our community, our state, our nation, and our world. The underlying assumption of this ecological perspective is that the promotion of health and wellness is based on an understanding of the dynamic interplay among diverse environmental, political, philosophical, social, psychological, and personal factors. The Master of Public Health degree is designed to provide a quality graduate-level curriculum for students interested in careers in public health primarily in and throughout the inter-mountain west.

    Student Learning Outcomes

    1. Students will be able to develop skills in public health research methods and public health practice.

    2. Students will be able to develop critical thinking, analytical, and communication skills.

    3. Students will be able to develop a knowledge base in theories, principles, and research in public health in applied contexts.