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Springfield, Massachusetts


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HSRS 130

Introduction to Public Health

This course introduces students to the population health approach to public health and describes a range of options for intervention to promote health and prevent disease. Topics include the history of public health, uses of health information, health risk, and the frequency of health problems, health screening, health promotion, a review of the U.S. public health system, the role of government in both public and preventative health, the comparison of U.S. health policy with other countries

Units: 3.0