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BIOL 132   Introduction to Public Health (3 Hours)

This is an introductory course in public health. It provides a background in many areas of public health with an emphasis on the health system and understanding and measuring health, disease and illness. Epidemiology, food safety and animal health will also be examined. Public health emergency preparedness, the public health workforce and public health administration will also be studied. Students will learn about public health nursing, public health education and the role of law and government in public health. Students will also examine environmental and occupational health. The different types of public health professional occupations and future challenges for public health will be examined. 3 hrs lecture/wk.