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Department of Public Health Sciences


BMTRY 789-05 : Introduction to Public Health


The overall prupose of this elective course is to introduce students to the principles and core functions of public health in keeping with the 2002 recommendation of the Institute of Medicine. Materials presented in this course will enable students to understand the role of public health and its core functions to better understand patterns of diseases, gloal threats to health, and factors contributing to disparate health outcomes in population groups 


  • Overview of public health
  • Principles of disease surveillance
  • Outbreak investigation
  • Measures of health indices
  • Environmental health
  • Behavioral health
  • Heaalth disparities
  • Strategies to fight emerging infectious diseases


None. Typically offered every other spring semester.


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