Areas of Study

Course Overview

This course will prepare the student for the public health internship experience. Topics covered include general issues in fieldwork in public health, agency systems and policies, diversity issues in public health settings, ethical and legal issues, interpersonal and professional relationships in public health work settings, career options in public health, and the appropriate use of interpreters in internship settings. Emphasis will be placed on students’ understanding of their personal, social, and cultural identity in the context of health and well-being and the impact on their future work in health care settings.

Prerequisites: Public Health major with junior or senior status and permission of the instructor.

Credit: 3