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BHS 201 Introduction to Public Health (5) NW/I&S Christopher H Wade
Provides an introduction to the principle of public health with exploration of the frameworks, tools, and evidence base that guides disease prevention and health promotion efforts. Consideration given to ethical and public policy issues important to ensuring the fair distribution of resources.
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BHS 210 Community Health Promotion and Communication (5)
Develops students' ability to read, write, and communicate with diverse audiences, while building knowledge pertinent to the appropriate selection of health interventions. Students will learn to use health information, communication and promotion strategies, and behavior theories to develop and assess health interventions. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.0 in BHS 201, which may be taken concurrently.
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BHS 300 Principles of Health Research (5) NW
Develops competence in accessing, understanding, and evaluating scientific knowledge about population health. To improve students' ability to effectively advocate for public health improvements, emphasis placed on composition approaches that effectively synthesize and translate evidence. Prerequisite: BHS 201. Offered: AWSp.
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BHS 302 Social Dimensions of Health (5) I&S, DIV
Addresses several main concepts in public health with an exploration of the links between: community, health, and culture; health equity and social justice; and the emerging field of global health. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in BHS 201.
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BHS 305 Introduction to Healthcare Policy and Systems (5) I&S
Provides an introduction to policies, organizations, and systems that have shaped the U.S. healthcare system. Topics such as financing healthcare, forms of insurance, and care delivery models will be examined through a comparative lens that also explores different healthcare systems around the world. Prerequisite: BHS 201.
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BHS 403 Introduction to Epidemiology (5)
Introduces principles, methods, and issues in public health practice-based epidemiology. Covers research designs and methods to describe disease occurrence and risk factor associations, and the role of epidemiologic data in health policy. Prerequisite: a minimum grade of 2.0 in BHS 201 and BHS 300; and a minimum grade of 1.7 in either B HLTH 215, B MATH 215, BIS 215, BIS 315, B BUS 215, STAT 220, QMETH 201 or STMATH 341. Offered: S.
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BHS 496 Fieldwork in Health (5)
Students participate in fieldwork experiences to explore career options and develop skills in population health practice. Students use critical reflection to synthesize knowledge and experiences from fieldwork and program courses to support their professional development. Prerequisite: BHS 201; either BHS 210 or BHS 310; BHS 300; BHS 302; BHS 305; and BHS 403 (which may be taken concurrently). Credit/no-credit only.
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