Sep 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PBHL 3000 Introduction to Public Health

This course provides an introduction to public health: its interdisciplinary nature; key historical moments and developments; models and frameworks for understanding health in populations; primary concerns such as infectious and chronic disease and injury; and disparities in health status by race, socioeconomic status, gender, and sexual orientation. Case studies of significant public health challenges and achievements will be analyzed to illustrate how public health works to transform the health of groups by working at multiple levels of the social ecological model. Standards for ethical practice, including cultural competency will also be considered. The course will provide students with a broad introduction to thinking and practice in public health.
Credits: 3.0