Community Health and Disease


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Course Description

This course is provided by Region 6 South Central Public Health Training Center and will require a secondary login and/or registration.

This course describes the biological processes underlying the most important causes of morbidity and mortality in the U.S. and connects these with community disease prevention/health promotion strategies. It includes review of health problems and the physiology and pathophysiology of the organ systems involved, individual- and population-level causes and behavioral determinants of disease, the patterns of disease occurrence in populations, and individual- and community-level strategies for prevention.        

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Target Audience

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Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the leading causes of potential life lost in the U.S.
  2. Describe the biologic mechanisms of diseases for these leading causes
  3. Describe individual-level behavioral risks for these diseases
  4. Identify population-level and environmental risks for these diseases
  5. Describe prevention strategies at the individual and community level, including policy and environmental strategies

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

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Professional/Disciplinary Competencies

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Online/ Self-study 

Credit /CEU

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5 hrs.


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Course Publication Date

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