Effective public health requires expertise from many disciplines, and students in public health sciences need to have a broad foundation of knowledge across these diverse disciplines in order to collaborate effectively with other health professionals.
Foundations of Public Health is a collection of online modules designed to provide students with foundational knowledge in the profession and science of public health and factors related to public health.
Part I – Foundations of the Profession and Science of Public Health
- History of Public Health
- What is Public Health?
- Philosophy and Ethics in Public Health
- Evidence-based Public Health
- Qualitative Research
- Trends in Morbidity, Mortality, and
Behavior in the US
Part II – Biological Foundations for Public Health
- Infectious Agents
- Respiratory Health
- DNA, Heredity, and Drug Resistance
- Heart Health
Part III – Factors Related to Human Health
- Social, Economic, and Political
Determinants of Health
- Mental Health
- Environmental Health