URBST 230 - Environmental and Public Health Policy and Practice
Environmental and Public Health Policy and Practice
Introduction to public health from a population health perspective, examining the programs and practices needed to keep people healthy. Students will learn how public health practitioners and researchers work to understand the causes of health and disease. Students will also learn some of the tools for investigating and promoting health. Students will learn about the major tools of public health such as epidemiology, exposure assessment, and how to develop community-based public health prevention programs. Students will gain a deeper understanding of how to interpret health information they read about or see in the media. Though the course will broadly cover the major issues and approaches to public health our focus will be on urban environments such as NYC.
Academic Progress Units
Repeat For Credit