Important Vocabulary to know:
- Interdisciplinary health services
- Natural Sciences
conclusion and chapter review:
Each lesson within the chapter asked these basic essential questions:
- What is Public Health?
- What are the main public health concerns on a college campus, namely, Saint Joseph's University?
- What are some of the public health resources available on a college campus (e.g. SJU)?
- What opportunities are there at SJU for pursuing a career in public health?
"From conducting scientific research to educating about health, people in the field of public health work to assure the conditions in which people can be healthy. That can mean vaccinating children and adults to prevent the spread of disease. Or educating people about the risks of alcohol and tobacco. Public health sets safety standards to protect workers and develops school nutrition programs to ensure kids have access to healthy food." - The American Public Health Association
The main concerns outlined in lessons 2 and 3 are the personal, mental and dietary health of the students and the relation to alcohol use. Alcohol use is intrinsically intertwined within the other public health obstacles college students face. Understanding alcohol at a university campus can help you understand some of the other public health risks. While some things, like sleep deprivation, can not be controlled or prevented, the university maintains its mission to educate its students on how to achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Furthermore, programs such as WADE, the Flock and Student Outreach are crucial to providing safety and support to those who are experiencing the effects of addiction or alcohol and drug abuse.
Finally, while public health degrees are not available and there are limited options to pursue public health at SJU, there still are multiple paths to follow through biology, psychology, and IHS at Saint Joe's if one wishes to enter the public health discipline.
"Cura Personalis" is a latin phrase that translates into "care for the whole person". while the context of this popular jesuit mantra is to explore new opportunities within one's identity and personality, it also can be understood to encourage one's MAINTENANCE of his or her mind, body, and spirit.