Health Science (HSC) Courses

HSC1230 Introduction to Public Health

This course explores what public health means and how it impacts our lives through environment, policy, communication and personal relationships. Students are introduced to the basics of the public health system, covering the basic definition of public health, how we analyze public health problems, defining the biomedical basis of public health, and describing social and behavioral factors related to health interaction and medical care issues. This course uses case studies and real-life scenarios of challenges faced and the strategies implemented for working with communities on specific health issues that have the potential to impact a population. (OL)
Offered at Charlotte, Denver, North Miami, Online, Providence
3 Semester Credits