NS 1600 Introduction to Public Health
Introduction to Public Health provides the basic principles, practices, and policies of public health, including an introduction to the infrastructure and organization of public health; methods of data collection and surveillance; disease promotion and prevention; health disparities; and the achievements, challenges, and controversies in the field. Outcome 1: Articulate basic public health principles, practices, and policies. (Satisfies DPD learning outcome KRD 4.3) Outcome 2: Describe public health achievements, challenges, and controversies. Outcome 3: Describe the organization of the US healthcare system. (Satisfies DPD learning outcome KRD 4.4) Outcome 4: Identify the roles and challenges of epidemiology in disease prevention and investigation (e.g. surveillance techniques and limitations, epidemiologic measures, etc.) Outcome 5: Describe the differences and commonalities between public health approaches to health prevention versus an individual-level medical approach to health.
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