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Sixth College Classes

The Practicum program brings together an interdisciplinary faculty to expound on culture, art, and technology themes through distinct experiential learning opportunities. These classes are offered as CAT 124 and CAT 198 courses and are open to students in all departments and fields. Students must request departmental approval through the Enrollment Authorization System in order to enroll in CAT 124 or CAT 198.

Winter 2022 Courses

CAT 124: Introduction to Practical Public Health

Dr. Ryan Moran, MD

Associate Clinical Professor, Medicine
Tuesday 2:00-3:50 p.m.

This course is designed to serve as an introduction and Practicum for students to gain an understanding of healthcare from a variety of public health perspectives. Topics will include core areas of public health that will serve as the basis of group discussions and a launch pad for students to explore areas of interest. These core areas will include an introduction to the United States healthcare sector; the role of public health; community health promotion; chronic disease prevention; maternal, prenatal, and infant health; and digital health. In addition to contributing to class discussions, students will be required to proactively seek out opportunities to explore various healthcare settings, issues, and careers outside of the classroom. For example, the course instructors will help facilitate students volunteering at the health fair hosted by Linda Vista Health Care Center, shadowing research staff in the Exercise and Physical Activity Resource Center, and visiting public health resources throughout San Diego county. As locations vary, access to transportation (private vehicle, public transportation, ridesharing like Uber or Lyft, etc.) is required. Professional decorum, including dress/wear, behavior/timeliness, and attitude is a core value for success in this course. The knowledge, skills, and experience gained in this course will be applicable to careers in public health, medicine, and other healthcare professions including the digital health and wellness industries.

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