Center for Public Health Sciences

PUB 6000: Foundations of Public Health (2 credits)

This course provides students with an introduction to fundamental concepts and approaches underlying public health. Topics covered include population and prevention-based perspectives on health;  the social context of health and health disparities; the history of public health in the U.S.; the current U.S. public health system; the role of community in public health; effective public health interventions; ethical issues in public health; and future directions in public health. Students will work in small groups to conduct health assessments of Bronx communities. 

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