Oct 27, 2020  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HTH 102(B) - Introduction to Public Health

Credit(s): 3
MassTransfer Block Code: Social Sciences
This course provides an introduction to the core components of public health and public health practice, including an emphasis on population and prevention-based strategies for improving health. Students will analyze social, political, cultural and economic issues as they relate to population based health and disease.  Students will discuss how health care systems work together to implement effective public health practice, including the role of disease detection and management (epidemiology), and critically analyze and evaluate these practices in the context of social and cultural practices. Theoretical and practical perspectives of this course will assist students to understand the complex relationships involved in policy, economics and healthcare nationally and will introduce these issues on a global scale.

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