Public and Community Health for Business – HLTH 349

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

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.

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 the Course Overview.

Discussions (3)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student will submit a thread of at least 350 words to the thread prompt, 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 Review Assignments (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 (4)

There are 4 quizzes. Two quizzes will cover specific topics of the assigned Modules: Weeks. The quizzes will be open-book/open-notes, objective, comprised of 20 multiple-choice and true/false randomized questions, and must be completed within 60 minutes each. Quiz: Health Planning and Governmental Health Organizations will include material from Module: 1: Week 1 - Module 2: Week 2, and Quiz: The Environment and Health will include content from Module 5: Week 5 - Module 6: Week 6.

There will be 2 quizzes in this course based on the course text. The Quiz: Midterm will cover Module 1: Week 1 - Module 4: Week 4, will be open-book/open-notes, comprised of 40 true/false and multiple-choice questions, and must be completed within 120 minutes. The Quiz: Final will cover Module 5: Week 5 - Module 8: Week 8, will be open-book/open-notes, comprised of 40 true/false and multiple-choice questions, and must be completed within 120 minutes.