PUBH 831: Concepts, Practice, and Leadership of Public Health

This course is one of four that the department requires of all graduate students in the Master of Public Health program. It focuses on the determinants of health, and the philosophical and organizational foundations of the professional practice of the core areas of public health. It provides an integrated overview of the field by surveying epidemiology, biostatistics, preventive medicine, environmental health, social and behavioral aspects of health, and health policy. The course will also give students an understanding of the tools needed to be effective leaders in carrying out the core public health functions of assessment, policy development, and assurance.