Public and Community Health for Business – HLTH 349

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/27/2021

Course Description

This course is an introduction to public and community health issues and problems at the local, state and national levels oriented toward business professionals.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


This course is designed to introduce the student in the historical basis of the contemporary health care system and the interactions between political, cultural, and economic factors of health care. The course will provide the student with foundational health knowledge to work as a business professional in the health care industry. The topics discussed in this course will prepare business professionals for the health care arenas in which they will serve.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify the major issues of community and public health as they relate to business.
  2. Recall the ways to address major community and public health issues in business.
  3. Evaluate one’s Christian responsibility and apply it to the public’s health.
  4. Analyze and classify health information.
  5. Identify the components of a community health program.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will submit a thread of at least 350 words to the questions posed in each forum, and provide a minimum of 2 replies (at least 100 words each) to 2 other class members’ threads. The student must support his/her responses and provide 1 citation for each thread and reply. There must be no more than 5 students responding to one class member’s thread.

Article Reviews (4)

The student must read 4 articles and write a paper summarizing the main points and addressing the problem/topic of each article. Each article review must be 450–500 words and adhere to current APA formatting standards.

Quizzes (2)

Two quizzes will cover specific topics from the assigned modules/weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, have 20 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. Quiz 1 will include material from Modules/Weeks 1–2, and Quiz 2 will include content from Modules/Weeks 5–6.

Exams (2)

There will be 2 exams in this course. The Midterm Exam will cover Modules/Weeks 1–4 and will be based upon the chapters assigned from the course text. The Final Exam will cover Modules/Weeks 5–8. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 40 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 2-hour time limit.