aoc / asi producing courses
public health nursing course (66b) (principles of preventive medicine 6a-f5 and sexually transmitted disease 6h-f9):
course poc: questions about this course should be directed to hrc career manager for 66bs, ltc jenifer constantian, (703) 325-2391, firstname.lastname@example.org
course location: amedd c&s, fort sam houston, tx
length: 9 weeks
overview: this course is designed to provide army medical department (amedd) officers with the skills and knowledge to function in preventive medicine specialty areas at an entry level. the course is tailored to provide uniquely different training to six specialty officer groups: (1) public health nurses (phn's), (2) environmental science/sanitary engineers, (3) medical corps/veterinary corps/physician assistant (mc/vc/pa), (4) entomologists (ento), (5) nuclear medical science officers (nmso), and (6) audiologists.
scope: course content includes the following areas: community health practices, communicable and infectious diseases, operational preventive medicine, epidemiology, statistics, medical entomology, industrial hygiene, health physics, sanitary engineering, and environmental science. preventive medicine core topics provide a broad overview of each of the specialty areas for all students, preparing them to function as part of a multi-disciplinary team. each specialty group also receives additional instruction in appropriate specialty topics, preparing them to function independently at an entry level within their specialties.
eligibility: an officers should have a minimum of three years of medical-surgical nursing experience prior to attendance. all officers must complete phase i sexually transmitted disease course by correspondence prior to attendance at 6a-f5, principles of preventive medicine. phase ii std will be scheduled for the week immediately preceding 6a-f5.
application instructions: active duty enrollment is coordinated through an branch, hrc (instructions below)
*reserve officers should contact their reserve education poc.
*civilians should contact their local mtf nursing leadership.
hrc army nurse corps education and training officer
maj editha ruiz
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