HE 100 Intro to Public Health

This survey course covers the basic elements of public health and the complex ethical and political issues central to it. The class is open to undergraduate students of all majors who want to know more about the field of public health, what it is, how it is organized, and how it works.




Lower Division Transfer (LDT) Course


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
Identify the multifaceted determinants of disease in population health. Identify the components of evidence based public health and apply them in a variety of public health situations. Identify the fundamental roles of public health and how those roles are exhibited in public health organizations, funding, workforce, and regulations. Identify and discuss the roles of public health in addressing health disparities and the needs of vulnerable populations. Identify one or more occupations within the public health realm and describe the education/credentialing process to enter that field.