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Introduction to Public Health

This course introduces the public health discipline and the factors that influence health and disease from a population-based perspective. It provides an overview of public health profession functions and institutions as well as an in-depth examination of the core public health disciplines. Topics include the epidemiology of infectious and chronic diseases; prevention and control of diseases; social determinants of health; illness and health disparities among various populations; community organizing and health promotion programming; environmental health and safety; global health; healthcare policy; and career opportunities in public health. C-ID PHS-101.

Course Number: 2017

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