Introduction to Public Health
This course provides an introduction to the core components of public health and public health practice, including an emphasis on population and prevention-based strategies for improving health. We will discuss how health care systems work together to implement effective public health practice, including the role of disease detection and management (epidemiology), health communication and strategies for evaluating these practices. The course will also cover methods for addressing non-communicable diseases, communicable disease, environmental diseases, injury, and disaster preparedness. Theoretical and practical perspectives of this course will be provide contemporary strategies for health promotion and disease prevention at local, state, and national levels. Students are required to complete a community-based project as part of this course.