Foundations of Public Health (old)

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.

Included modules:

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
  • Cancer
  • Heart Health

Part III – Factors Related to Human Health

  • Social, Economic, and Political
    Determinants of Health
  • Mental Health
  • Globalization
  • Environmental Health
  • OneHealth