Principles of Public Health
This course provides graduate students with an overview of public health with a particular emphasis on chronic disease prevention. Students will learn about the history of the public health field that integrates science, medicine, politics and other disciplines that drive the field forward, and specific areas of focus within public health. While emphasizing chronic disease control, students also study other targets of public health including tobacco, drugs and alcohol control; infectious disease control, environmental health, maternal and child health, and control of unintended injuries. Students will learn about the practice of public health understanding federal, state, and local level functions.