HLTH 501: Public Health Seminar: Foundations, Ethics, and Cultural Competency
In this course, to be taken in the first semester in the program, students learn about the role of the core areas of public health (epidemiology and biostatistics, health policy, environmental health, behavioral and social aspects of health) in public health practice. Students also learn about the basis of public health ethics by examining the history and codes of ethics for both community-based and research-based public health work. Finally, students explore issues of cultural competency by examining an array of cultures and beginning to develop the skills needed to develop culturally competent interventions. Students apply their knowledge, practice skills, enhance their understanding of culture and ethics, and improve their oral and written communication skills. 3 hours lecture.