This Blog is for undergraduate majors and minors in the School of Public Health, those interested in our programs, and anyone concerned about public health issues. We hope it helps undergraduate students learn more about the field, the School and opportunities to engage.
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Public Health Major: In the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Public Health, students learn to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and explore answers to promote the health and well-being of communities, locally, nationally, and globally. The major provides undergraduates with competencies in assessment & measurement, communication, environment, ethics & social justice, natural science, population health, policy & politics, and social science with particular emphasis on collaboration and critical thinking across these domains. Empowered with problem solving skills, graduates use the degree as a foundation for a range of career and educational options in business, economics, education, health sciences, law, public health, and social and behavioral sciences. http://sph.washington.edu/uph/
Health Informatics and Health Information Management Major: The Bachelor of Science and post-baccalaureate certificate in HIHIM is a program that prepares students for health informatics and health information management roles including acquiring, analyzing, and protecting electronic and traditional medical information for patient care. Students apply knowledge of management, information technology, health regulation, structure and use of clinical data, and records management, to meet the information needs of health care team professionals and organizations, public health, and clinical research. This program prepares students for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) national certifying examination of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). http://depts.washington.edu/hihim/
Environmental Health Major & Minor: In the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health, students learn to utilize tools of scientific inquiry to identify, prevent, and control environmental factors that threaten human health. As part of their training, students are introduced to basic principles of risk assessment, microbiology, epidemiology, sampling, and toxicology and can choose to focus in one of three interest areas: biomedical sciences, Health & Environmental Science, and Environmental Public Health Practice. The Environmental Health minor is designed to help students understand the basic influences and impact of various environmental factors on human health. http://deohs.washington.edu/prospective/undergraduate
Global Health Minor: The Global Health minor provides students with a transdisciplinary introduction to the key concepts, debates, challenges, and opportunities in the field of global health. It gives undergraduates an opportunity to become familiar with major problems and policy issues in the field. Students participating in the minor will be able to understand and discuss the determinants of global health and global health responses to health problems, including health systems. There are no prerequisites for the minor and admission is open to all undergraduate students enrolled at the University of Washington Seattle campus. http://globalhealth.washington.edu/academics/undergraduate-minor
Nutritional Sciences Minor: The Nutritional Sciences minor provides students with a foundation of knowledge in the study of nutritional sciences, food systems, food studies, and their relationship to population health. Through an examination of food and nutrition policies and practices that affect sustainable diets and long-term health, students gain a multidisciplinary perspective of the food environment, including the interplay of food and nutrition, human behavior, business, culture, and the environment. http://depts.washington.edu/nutr/minor.html