Population Health I

This is the first course in a two-semester Population Health sequence. It will provide a foundation for population health study. The course focuses on the conceptual understanding of population health and its importance in the health care system and in the community. Understanding population health issues such as health promotion, and disease and injury prevention that are influenced by local, national, and global health is an approach that seeks to improve the health of the whole population. The lens of population health student also allows us to understand disparities in health outcomes, and to identify effective strategies for reducing gaps in health disparities both within and between population groups. By the end of this course, students will be able to analyze and evaluate priority population health outcomes and strategies within--population health and its determinants-- to promote health locally, nationally, and globally.