HLTH105N: Introduction to Public Health

Class Program
Class Hours 3 Lab Hours 0 Credits 3

Public health topics, both historical and contemporary are important to all citizens and to societal decisions. This survey course provides a foundation for understanding public health through exposure to current health care and policy issues viewed through the perspective of multiple disciplines. Students will learn methodology for understanding population health and developing critical thinking and decision-making skills in the analysis of public health issues using a population-based perspective. The course will provide an ecological understanding of the causation and prevention of disease with an emphasis on health issues that affect society as a whole.