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HLTH 220. Public Health

Credits: 3
Department: Health and Physical Education
Description: Roles and functions of public health. Relationships between psychological, environmental, social, biological, and behavioral determinants of health.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Define and evaluate the philosophic constructs that constitute the field of public health that will assist the public health practitioner (or professional) in his/her practice.
2. Describe how historical events have influenced the development of the field of public health.
3. Identify the purpose of public health practice.
4. Appraise the scientific literature that provides the foundation for public health practice.
5. Define public health and describe the roles and responsibilities of public health agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.
6. Using the definition of public health, describe the roles and responsibilities of non-governmental organizations, foundations and public health institutes.

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