PH 3000 Introduction to Public Health
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course provides a big-picture, population perspective on the determinants of health and disease and the tools available to protect and promote health. It examines the full range of options for intervention including use of the health care system, the public health system, and society-wide interventions such as laws and taxation. Students will learn how public health affects them in their everyday lives. Using case studies, vignettes, and extensive examples, they will learn and apply frameworks for thinking about the issues of public health. They will gain a deeper understanding about the health news they hear, the web sites they visit, and the research they read.

PH 3001 Introduction to Epidemiology
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course introduces learners to population based approach to health and describes the full range of options for intervention to promote health and prevent disease. The course will cover basic principles of epidemiology, including epidemiological measures, association and causality, descriptive and analytic epidemiology, and outbreak investigation. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the role of epidemiology in the policy arena.