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PUBH.1021: Introduction to Public Health

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Welcome to Introduction to Public Health

Public health topics, both historical and contemporary are of importance to all citizens and to societal decisions. This course provides a foundation for understanding public health through exposure to current health care and policy issues viewed through the perspective of multiple disciplines. Methodology for understanding population health and developing critical thinking and decision-making skills in the analysis of public health issues using a population-based perspective will be developed. The course will provide an ecological understanding of the causation and prevention of disease with an emphasis on health issues that affect society as a whole.

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