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2018-2019 Graduate Studies Bulletin 
    
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MPH 200 - Introduction to Public Health


Semester Hours: 3
This course provides an introduction to public health—its interdisciplinary nature, key historical moments and developments, models and frameworks for understanding health in populations, primary concerns such as infectious and chronic disease, and disparities in health status by race, socioeconomic status and gender. Case studies of significant public health challenges and achievements will be analyzed to illustrate how public health works to transform the health of groups by working at multiple levels of the social ecologic model. Standards for ethical practice, including cultural competency will also be considered. The course will provide students with a broad introduction to thinking and practice in public health using multiple learning strategies such as readings, interactive lecture, class discussion, group projects, writing assignments, in-depth analysis of case studies, and guest speakers.





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