PH 6010 – History and Foundations of Public Health
This course introduces the history, principles, concepts and elements of public health as a science and a practice. It provides an overview of the public health foundations in the following areas: health and illness; diseases and conditions; epidemiology in bio-surveillance, chronic diseases, environmental health, communicable diseases, prevention and evaluation; healthy living/behaviors; emergency preparedness and response; public health law; migration and global health; injury; and violence and safety. Students link public health science with practice at the individual and community level, health care delivery systems, employers and business, media, academia and governmental public health infrastructure. They identify the social, cultural and behavioral factors that influence public health performance at the local, state, federal and international levels. Students learn how public health can be held responsible and accountable for specific health outcomes.