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AHLT120M - Introduction to Public Health (3-0-3)

This course introduces students to the field of public health: its historical evolution, fundamental theories, concepts and practice in the U.S. The structure of the public health system, the ten essential services, and the core knowledge areas (e.g., social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, and healthcare policy and administration) are covered in order for the students to design and implement effective communication/outreach strategies that promote public health. Prerequisites: ENGL110M/ENGL110XM.