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Spring 2020 Catalog 
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CW 100 - Introduction to Public Health

Credit Hours: 3

Public health work is a team effort and focuses mainly on the prevention of disease. In this introductory course, students will explore the contributions of health professionals in improving community health. This includes understanding key influences on the health and well-being of individuals and populations and, addressing health problems from a population health perspective.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • illustrate the interdisciplinary components of public health and the contributions of a range of disciplines and professions to improving health;
  • discuss how public health assesses the options for intervention to improve the health of a population;
  • describe the basic organization of health care and public health systems and the contributions of health professionals;
  • classify criteria for evaluating health systems including issues of access, quality, and cost; and
  • apply ethical principles relevant to the practice of public health;
  • successful completion of required service learning project.

F/S N and online