Principles of Public Health introduces the major concepts of public health and the
determinants of health status in communities. The course emphasizes the
ecological model that focuses on the linkages and relationships among multiple
natural and social determinants affecting health. As a relative concept, the
health of populations is assessed through comparisons of temporal, spatial, and
demographic dimensions of disease burden. The goal of public health is to
understand why and how different populations carry different kinds and amounts
of disease burden, and to use that knowledge for improving health by preventing
Students in the course will explore successful examples in
public health, including how scientific discoveries and regulatory policies
have both contributed to mitigate risk factors and improve health outcomes. How
socioeconomic and cultural factors modify the effectiveness of risk
intervention and disease prevention strategies. How individual actions and
collective initiatives play important roles in determining the status of
health. In addition, how the various methodological approaches that guide
discoveries in public health have been applied from the local scale to the
Week One: What is Public Health? Week Two: The Role of Data in Public Health Week Three: The Biomedical Basis of Public Health Week Four : Do People Choose Their Own Health? Week Five:The Future of Public Health
Pierre Celeste Kalala completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I REALLY LIKE THE CONTENTS OF YOUR COURSES AS THEY ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE TOPIC AT HAND WITHOUT MANY UNIMPORTANT STUFFS TO CONFUSE AND WASTE PRECIOUS TIME TO UNDERSTAND THE MATERIALS
I AM DOING A MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH DEGREE THOUGH I WAS SICK STILL HAVE TO READ THE COURSE I FEEL YOUR COURSE WILL HELP ME GRASP THE VITAL INFORMATION FOR THE COURSE
I WOULD RECOMMEND THE COURSE TO ANYONE WHO IS SERIOUSLY LOOKING TO GRASP THE RIGHT INFORMATION
Anonymous completed this course.
Enthusiastic and warm teacher. A solid introduction to the field!