PH 101 - Introduction to Public Health

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to the discipline of public health and its philosophies, approaches, and activities. The course reviews the core functions, essential services, and five disciplines of public health. Students learn about the science of disease prevention, health promotion, and the historical development of social constructs that lead to health disparities in many communities. The course will teach students to identify and analyze health disparities in large populations and causal factors such as racism, sexism, and classism.