|(3 cr.) This course defines the concept of public health,
examining its foundations and historical context.
Students learn about the relationship between
public health and infectious diseases, including
the classical epidemiology that founded the field.
The course addresses the six public health
foundational areas: biostatistics, epidemiology,
environmental health, sociomedical science, health
policy and management, and population and family
health. Additional topics include the biomedical
basis of public health,
some historical developments of public health,
the relationship between public health and
medicine (and other fields such as engineering
and politics), the future challenges to public
health, and an introduction to special topics in
public health including: HIV/TB/Malaria, emerging
infectious diseases, global health and careers
in public health.
Prerequisite: BIO 102 or BIO 151; Every Year, Spring|