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NURS 1210 Public Health in a Global Society (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This foundation course presents public health as an interdisciplinary science focused on health promotion and disease prevention at the population level. The course provides an overview of the history of public health, global burden of disease, sub-disciplines of public health, maternal/child health, and nutrition, and emphasizes the collaborative nature of the field through examples in research and practice. An inherent principle in public health is advancing social justice and this course, and the public health sequence more broadly, focuses on at-risk populations, reducing health disparities, and improving health equity at the population level.

Instructor(s): Melissa Sutherland

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17