HSC 270 - Pillars of Public Health: Saving the World on a Population Level
(3 cr.) This course defines the concept of public health, with a focus on introducing what public health is, its foundations and a brief discussion of the historical context. The course also covers how to potentially apply public health when dealing with infectious diseases, highlighting the classical epidemiology that founded the field. Course content includes basic material related to all 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: 1 group; BIO 102, BIO 102L; BIO 151; Every Year, Spring and Summer Online

Spring 2017