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Boise State Online unveils cutting-edge public health courses

Two transformative courses will become part of the online Bachelor of Public Health. These soon-to-be-offered courses, led by Clinical Associate Professor Andy Hyer and Clinical Assistant Professor Desmond Banks, promise to offer students a comprehensive and dynamic education in the ever-evolving field of public health.

PUBH 341 Promoting Mental, Emotional, and Social Well-Being

Hyer brings a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm to PUBH 341, a course designed to delve into the critical dimensions of mental, emotional and social well-being. The course focuses on understanding how these dimensions intricately relate to overall health outcomes from a public health perspective.

PUBH 341 Highlights

  • Data-Driven Insights: Research and empirical data are used to illustrate the prevalence of unmet mental, emotional and social needs in diverse backgrounds across the United States. The course provides a comprehensive overview of the instrumental role well-being plays in improving population health outcomes.
  • Practical Strategies: Students will explore evidence-based and evidence-informed strategies to promote well-being in various settings, from workplaces and educational environments to families and healthcare delivery systems.
  • Flexible Learning Pathways: The course introduces alternative learning pathways, allowing students to tailor their assignments to their career goals. Whether focusing on project completion or reflective activities, students can engage with the material in ways that resonate most with them.

PUBH 498 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

In PUBH 498, Banks guides students through the dynamic landscape of contemporary public health issues. The course provides real-time exploration and analysis of current health threats, addressing root causes, social drivers and resulting disparities.

PUBH 498 Highlights

  • Current and Relevant: The course focuses on real-time issues, ensuring students are equipped to understand and address the ever-changing landscape of public health threats.
  • Root Cause Analysis: Students will examine the root causes behind health issues, providing them with a deeper understanding of the social and environmental factors contributing to disparities.
  • Intervention Strategies: The course explores real-time intervention strategies, preparing students to apply their knowledge immediately to address public health challenges.

More Information about Boise State’s Public Health Courses

As students embark on their academic journeys in the spring of 2024, they can anticipate a comprehensive and dynamic learning experience that prepares them to navigate the complexities of the ever-evolving field of public health.

To learn more about current course offerings, visit the online Bachelor of Science in Public Health website.