PBH 110 - Introduction to Public Health

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course focuses on individual, community and institutional health care needs and issues from both the biomedical and socio-cultural points of view. The course explores issues regarding healthcare insurance, the uninsured and underserved, managed care and changes in healthcare marketplace, and provides an overview of major diseases, including epidemics, chronic and acute illness. Discussion of the role of health promotion and prevention will also be explored. Cross-referenced with HSC 110. (F,Sp,Su)