Introduction to Public Health

Introduction to Public Health
Introduction to public health professions including exploration of current issues, job opportunities, the essential public health services, and an overview of the public health major.
 Hours1.0 Credit, 1.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring
 ProgramsContaining HLTH 100
Course Outcomes

Public Health History

1. Identify key events in the history of public health that have shaped the current state of the profession

Core Values

2. Describe core public health values

Essential Public Health Services

3. Identify the ten essential public health services and describe which aspects of the profession hold the most relevance for employment and personal fulfillment

Determinants of Health

4. Delineate how health is defined and measured as well as recognize the impact of social, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health

Global Health

5. Describe the importance of global health and recognize how actions in the US impact the rest of the world and vice versa

Public Health Disciplines

6. Identify the critical roles and contributions of epidemiology, environmental/occupational health, health promotion, medicine, and allied health within the public health profession

Professional and Education Opportunities in Public Health

7. Determine their interest in the public health degree and identify the types of professional and educational opportunities available to them within public health