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Introduction to Public Health


This course will introduce the fundamentals and core concepts of public health research and practice. As we explore the history, philosophy and different disciplines of public health, we will evaluate contemporary health issues in ongoing individual assignments as well as in group activities. This course will focus on introducing the principles and basic disciplines of public health:  epidemiology and biostatistics; environmental health sciences; social and behavioral health; and health policy, law and regulation.

Satisfies an interdisciplinary minor requirement in Health and Human Values.