2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022) 
    
    Feb 07, 2023  
2022–2023 Walden University Catalog (September 2022)

Community Health - PhD in Public Health


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Students in the Community Health specialization focus on the medical, social, political, ethical, and economic factors that contribute to the overall well-being of public health systems and the communities they serve.

Learning Outcomes


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

  1. Apply ethical decision-making in public health research.
  2. Design public health research proposals that are evidence based and competitive.
  3. Critically evaluate scholarly literature in public health and related disciplines.
  4. Demonstrate leadership skills to facilitate evidence-based public health solutions.
  5. Conduct original public health research that has the ability to promote positive social change in diverse populations.
  6. Demonstrate appropriate communication skills necessary to deliver complex public health research and information to professional audiences.
  7. Apply public health and behavior change theories used in the prevention of disease and disability.
  8. Assess evidence-based community health programs and activities.

Course Sequence


Community Health Track I


For Track I the recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarter Course Credits
1   
OR 
  
5 cr.
  PhD Residency 1: must be completed before taking RSCH 8110H (Quarter 3)  
2    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   1 cr.
3    5 cr.
   1 cr.
   3 cr.
  PhD Residency 2: must be completed after RSCH 8110H (Quarter 3) and before PHLT 8068 (Quarter 7)  
4    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   1 cr.
  PhD Residency 3: must be completed after RSCH 8210H (Quarter 4) and before PHLT 9005 (Quarter 8)  
5    5 cr.
   5 cr.
6    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   1 cr.
7

Choose one of the following:

5 cr.

Choose one of the following:

5 cr.
   1 cr.
8+ PHLT 9000 - Dissertation  *  5 cr. (continuously registered until completed and approved; minimum 15 cr.)
  Complete PhD Residency 4 after your prospectus is approved  

* In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation/doctoral study course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation/doctoral study course shell.

Community Health Track II


For Track II the recommended course sequence is as follows:

Quarter Course Credits
1 PHLT 8006 - Foundations of Doctoral Success in Public Health♦  
OR 
PHLT 8011 - Foundations of Doctoral Success in Public Health♦  
5 cr.
  PhD Residency 1: must be completed before taking RSCH 8110H (Quarter 6)  
2    5 cr.
   1 cr.
3    5 cr.
  
OR 
  
5 cr.
4    5 cr.
   5 cr.
5    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   1 cr.
6    5 cr.
   1 cr.
   3 cr.
  PhD Residency 2: must be completed after RSCH 8110H (Quarter 6) and before PHLT 8068 (Quarter 10)  
7    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   1 cr.
  PhD Residency 3: must be completed after RSCH 8210 (Quarter 7) and before PHLT 9005 (Quarter 11)  
8    5 cr.
   5 cr.
9    5 cr.
   5 cr.
   1 cr.
10

Choose one of the following:

5 cr.

Choose one of the following:

5 cr.
   1 cr.
11+ PHLT 9000 - Dissertation  *  5 cr. (continuously registered until completed and approved; minimum 15 cr.)
  Complete PhD Residency 4 after your prospectus is approved.  

* In general, students are continuously registered in the dissertation/doctoral study course until they complete their capstone project and it is approved. This usually takes longer than the minimum required terms in the dissertation/doctoral study course shell.