2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) 
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2014-2015 Walden University Catalog (June 2015) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community Health - PhD in Health Services

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The Community Health specialization prepares students to promote health, reduce risk factors, and influence community leadership to support healthful conditions among diverse populations. Students will examine leadership principles, health education policies, and social and behavioral change theories that underpin effective community health education and advocacy, with consideration given to the planning and organization of health programs and the use of mass communications media and marketing strategies in support of these efforts. Throughout the course of their dissertation, students will be supported by scholar-practitioner faculty members as they pursue individual research in an interest area of community health.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this program, students will be able to:

  1. Accurately evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare policy in a dynamic healthcare environment.
  2. Lead and inform the professional dialogue on key health services issues.
  3. Design, conduct, and analyze studies of economic evaluation in healthcare.
  4. Apply critical-thinking skills to the analysis of controversial issues and conflicting perspectives associated with healthcare ethics and law.
  5. Identify and mobilize human and institutional resources and services to meet the health services needs of diverse communities and populations.
  6. Engage in scientific inquiry that advances the knowledge base of research and practice in health services.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of global community health education programs, strategies, and campaigns.