HLTH 210

Foundations of Public Health

Public Health College of Life Sciences

Course Description

Introduction to public health including the public health system and the essential public health services. An overview of the public health major including exploration of careers and graduate school.

When Taught

Fall, Winter, Spring

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

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3

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3

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3

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0

Title

Define public health

Learning Outcome

Define public health in terms of its functions, systems, essential services and value. 

Title

History of public health

Learning Outcome

Identify prominent events in the history of public health

Title

Ethical public health

Learning Outcome

Describe the 12 principles of ethical public health practice. 

Title

Public health system

Learning Outcome

Describe the entities that contribute to the public health system. 

Title

Public health services

Learning Outcome

Articulate the 10 essential public health services.

Title

Public health disciplines

Learning Outcome

Describe each of the public health disciplines: environmental/occupational health, epidemiology and health promotion. 

Title

Public health careers

Learning Outcome

Know the public health careers available, including opportunities for graduate education. 

Title

Scientific articles

Learning Outcome

Know the basic components of a scientific article. 

Title

Scientific writing

Learning Outcome

Understand the basics of scientific writing including appropriate citations and reference styles.