Jan 27, 2023
CHS 101 - Introduction to Community Health Sciences (3 units)
Introduction to basic terminology, concepts, and strategies of public and community health.
Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall, Spring, and Summer
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. explain public health history, philosophy and values.
2. identify the core functions of public health and the 10 Essential Services.
3. list major causes and trends of morbidity and mortality in the U.S.
4. discuss the science of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in population health, including health promotion, screening, etc.
5. explain effects of environmental factors on a population’s health.
6. explain behavioral and psychological factors that affect a population’s health.
7. explain the social, political and economic determinants of health and how they contribute to population health and health inequities.
8. explain how globalization affects global burdens of disease.
9. explain an ecological perspective on the connections among human health, animal health and ecosystem health.
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