HLTH 202

HLTH 202: Public Health History, Ethics, and Cultural Competence
3.0 SH

Students in this foundational public health course will become familiar with the history and significance of the core areas of public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, health policy, environmental health, and social and behavioral aspects of health) and the various ways that ethics and culture are relevant to each of these. Students will explore the basis of public health ethics, in both community-based and research-based public health work; examine the role of culture, power and inequality in influencing the public's health; and study cultural competency as a foundation for developing effective public health interventions. 3 hours lecture.

Prerequisite(s): HLTH 102.