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HSCI 201 - Principles of Public Health Science
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College of Pharmacy, Nursing, and Health Sciences HSCI 201 - Principles of Public Health Science
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Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: First Semester Sophomore Standing or higher; Only open to students in Science, Engineering, and Health Sciences
Semesters: Spring
Syllabus: click here
Catalog description:

This course begins with a definition of public health and a review of its history and its role in disease prevention. The basic tools of public health practice, vital statistics and epidemiology, are then presented. After gaining an understanding of how these tools are used in assessing the health status of a community, the etiology and control of infectious and non-infectious threats to our health will be examined. The course concludes with risk analysis as a basis for public health policy determination.
Instructor's description:
HSCI 201, Semester 03, Credit: 3.0, Type: Lecture This course begins with a definition of public health and a review of its history and its role in disease prevention. The basic tools of public health practice, vital statistics and epidemiology, are then presented. After gaining an understanding of how these tools are used in assessing the health status of a community, the etiology and control of infectious and non-infectious threats to our health will be examined. The course concludes with risk analysis as a basis for public health law and policy determination. My teaching style is to have a newspaper in one hand and a public health textbook in the other. This course is about what is happening now and giving students the facts and skills as they become professionals to live and work in a world that is healthy and sustainable. Dr. M.

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