Dec 02, 2023  
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024 
Xavier University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 2023-2024

Population Health Minor

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The Population Health Minor is an interdisciplinary minor open to all Xavier University undergraduate students and compatible with any major.  Courses provide students with an understanding of the distribution of health outcomes within populations, the social determinants of health (SDoH) that influence health distribution and equity, the economic framework influencing social determinants of health (SDoH), and the policies and interventions that impact the determinants and life expectancy of the population within diverse communities.

Academic Support - The minor has a faculty Director who is available to advise and guide students on the minor in population health requirements. 

15 total credit hours are required, as follows:

9 hours of a required course

  • HESA 245- Intro to Population Health
  • HESA 380- Quality Management & Performance Improvement
  • HESA 499- Population Health Capstone 

6 hours of Population Health courses

  • Students are to select courses totaling 6 credits from the list of courses that contain the approved attribute for population health 
  • Note:  No more than six hours may come from a single department.

Approved Courses include:

  • BIOL 227 Parasitology
  • BIOL 260-261 Environmental Sciences
  • BIOL 364 Virology
  • BIOL 398 Air and Water Pollution
  • BIOL 430 Medical Genetics
  • ECON 395 Economics of Poverty
  • EDME 359 Community and Advocacy in Education
  • HESA 101 Introduction to US Health Care
  • HESA 345 Population Health Management
  • HESA 372 Internship 2 Community Service Learning
  • HESA 373 Immersive Learning in Population Health
  • HESA 380 Quality Management and Performance Improvement
  • HESA 390 Foundations of Healthcare Ethics and Law
  • HESA 498 Independent Study in Advanced Health Services
  • HESA 101 Introduction to American Health Care
  • HIST 114 History of Native American Health
  • HIST 237 History of Epidemic Disease
  • HIST 319 Health in Modern Britain
  • HOCS 323 Occupational Justice I: Foundations
  • NURS 132 Health and Culture
  • NURS 470 Community Health Nursing
  • NURS 471 Community Health Nursing Practicum
  • PSYC 277 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 368 Health Psychology
  • SOCW 208 Economics of Society
  • SOCW 300 Adolescence to Older Adult Development
  • SOCI 375 Sociology of Health
  • SOCW 299 Child Welfare and Development
  • SOCW 315 Values, Poverty and Society
  • SPAN 332 Spanish in Community Health Settings
  • THEO 312 Christian Health Care Ethics


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