URBST 230 - Environmental and Public Health Policy and Practice

Overview

Course Title

Environmental and Public Health Policy and Practice

Department(s)

Description

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.

Typically Offered

Fall, Spring

Academic Career

Undergraduate

Credits

Minimum Units

3

Maximum Units

3

Academic Progress Units

3

Repeat For Credit

No

Components

Name

Lecture

Hours

3

Course Schedule