NS 1600

NS 1600

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Introduction to Public Health provides the basic principles, practices, and policies of public health, including an introduction to the infrastructure and organization of public health; methods of data collection and surveillance; disease promotion and prevention; health disparities; and the achievements, challenges, and controversies in the field.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: Global and Public Health Sciences majors who will receive first priority for enrollment, followed by students in other Division of Nutritional Sciences majors, then (if space permits), students completing majors outside the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

Distribution Category (D-HE, SBA-HE)

Outcomes
  • Articulate basic public health principles, practices, and policies. (Satisfies DPD learning outcome KRD 4.3)
  • Describe public health achievements, challenges, and controversies.
  • Describe the organization of the US healthcare system. (Satisfies DPD learning outcome KRD 4.4)
  • Identify the roles and challenges of epidemiology in disease prevention and investigation (e.g. surveillance techniques and limitations, epidemiologic measures, etc.)
  • Describe the differences and commonalities between public health approaches to health prevention versus an individual-level medical approach to health.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • 13835NS 1600  LEC 001

  • Global and Public Health Sciences majors will receive first priority for enrollment, followed by students in other Division of Nutritional Sciences majors, then (if space permits), students completing majors outside the Division of Nutritional Sciences. If you are not able to enroll, please contact Terry Mingle (tpm2).