Public Health (PU)

PU120: Introduction to Public Health

Throughout this course you will come to understand not only what public health is, but how it works. You will explore the goals of public health and how socioeconomic status, culture, ethnicity, and religion impact the initiatives developed to achieve these important public health goals. You will examine how public health tackles and intervenes to prevent, respond to, and minimize communicable and noncommunicable diseases, and environmental health hazards. You will explore how policy development, ethics, informatics, and communications assist public health officials in achieving their goals and mission of improving health outcomes.

Quarter Credit Hours: 5 | Prerequisite: None