Mar 03, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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HLTH 2000 - Introduction to Public Health


Introduces all major study areas of public health, including community health, environmental health, health administration, biostatistics, epidemiology, nutrition, population health, disease prevention and control, and healthcare systems. Includes information on how these functions interact to provide society with the health safeguards or protections expected on the basis of humanitarian, regulatory, or ethical considerations.

Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Arch: Connected World
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 2AS
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMSBS Social & Behavioral Sciences
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Students will be able to explain primary terminology, concepts, and findings of public health.
  • Students will be able to identify the various organizations that serve public health.
  • Students will be able to identify appropriate sources for public health data
  • Students will be able to describe epidemiology.
  • Students will be able to identify the levels of prevention.
  • Students will be able to identify various settings for public health work.
  • Students will be able to analyze data to identify risk factors that influence morbidity and mortality.
  • Students will be able to identify and describe factors that influence health behavior.
  • Students will be able to analyze and describe various public health problems with a specific emphasis on the United States.
  • Students will be able to apply a health behavior theory/model to describe a systematic approach to improving a health problem.
  • Students will be able to apply the social science logic and methods of public health research.
  • Students will be able to explain how medically accurate public health data contributes to a more informed and healthier society.



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