SOC 215 Introduction to Public Health

Public Health is an interdisciplinary field concerned with the physical, mental and environmental health concerns of communities and populations at risk for disease and injury. Topics examined in this course include "traditional public health" issues: infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, diet, maternal/child health and threats to the natural environment. The course will also examine "newer public health" concerns including bioterrorism/superterrorism, human-generated and natural disasters, risk communication, and public health hoaxes.




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