The Importance Of Public Health

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Public health focuses on the science and clinical practice of human populace and efforts on preventing diseases and disabilities, and promoting physically and mentally well-being.1 Public health emphasizes on the multitude’s health rather than the individual’s.1 This field devotes to solve a variety of medical and social issues like environmental health, immunization and infectious diseases, etc.1 Epidemiology, the science of public health, studies the occurrence of disease in populations. When early epidemiologists devoted on preventing the expansion of epidemics, present epidemiologists observe and examine the populations to maintain them away from diseases.1 As the results of epidemiologists’ studies has influence on health policies, public health practitioners apply the epidemiologists’ discovery, data and/or conclusion when developing health services, or any other works.1 There are three core courses recommended by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health and they are Public Health, Epidemiology, and Global Health.3 The requisite degree to be professional in Public Health nowadays is to at least completing undergraduate.3 If one pursues an advanced education in this field, Master of Public Health (MPH) degree is the next step from undergraduate.3 After completing the MPH degree, one can go further by joining the American Public Health Association (APHA), a professional organization for public health professionals.3 It is suggestable to get the Certified in Public Health (CPH) because it is the only acknowledged certification for public health.3 Career opportunities in public health include public health nursing, environmental health technologists, global public health, etc.1 Public health practitioners nowa... ... middle of paper ... ... of Public Health, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies concluded to give access to public health education to all undergraduates in 2003.3 Public health’s exclusive facet is that a variety of jobs are all open for Masters of Public Health.3 Through the research about Public Health, I had a chance to learn that students in medical, dental, law, or veterinary schools can choose to strive for generalist MPH degree to enhance their career achievement.3 This opportunity really called my attention because it was unexpected to find a connection between the public health field and the dentistry field. Also, it appeared as a good, constructive plan to consider public health as an enhancement for my career goal, which is becoming an odontologist. I feel positive about this career not as setting it as my main goal, but as a betterment for my major goal.
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