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PBH 100 - Introduction to Public Health
Provides an introduction to public health topics such as biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, behavioral health and violence, health program planning, health policy and administration, and ethics. Examines the organization and basic administration of health systems, as well as legal issues involved in the practice of public health.
3 Credits. Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
PBH 110 - Introduction to Health and Disease
Provides an introduction to the fundamentals of general pathophysiology of disease processes. Presents causes, signs and symptoms, incidence, treatment, program planning and patient teaching of disease processes. Explores from the public health perspective chronic diseases such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, cancer and osteoporosis.
Lecture 3 hours per week, 3 credits.
3 credits
PBH 120 - Principles of Epidemiology
Provides an introduction to the principles and methods for determining disease transmission, distribution, occurrence, and detection of communicable and non-communicable diseases and injury within a population. Examines a public health perspective of the nature, transmission and control/prevention of diseases.
Lecture 3 hours per week, 3 credits.
3 credits
PBH 130 - Nutrition for Public Health
Provides an introduction to the basic concepts of nutrition and nutritional principles across the lifespan. Features the fundamentals of normal nutrition, carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and their roles in human metabolism and weight management. Discusses public health initiatives to provide nutrition education.
Lecture 3 hours per week, 3 credits.
3 credits
PBH 140 - Environmental and Occupational Health
Provides an introduction to environmental health risk assessment/risk management and occupational health and safety. Examines organizations that research, manage, and regulate occupational health and safety. Reviews the appropriate measures needed to lower the risk of exposure to various chemical and biological threats to human health.
Lecture 3 hours per week, 3 credits.
3 credits
PBH 150 - Global Health
Provides an introduction to current and emergent issues that affect the health of the general population, measures taken to address the disease burden, and indicators and/or tools used to assess population health.Examines agencies and organizations involved in international health, the impact of the environment and politics on health, and the relationship between health and human rights.
Lecture 3 hours per week, 3 credits.
3 credits