Contemporary Health Issues

3 credits


Health Sciences
School of Health Professions

This course highlights the basic structures of the US Health Care System in the U.S. and provides an introduction to the factors that influence and shape that system. Among others, factors include socioeconomic, financing, politics and global issues. Students in this course will be challenged to consider the complex web of factors affecting the health of communities. The course will explore health behavior, health service delivery, planning and financing. This course focuses protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Topic include: chronic diseases, communicable diseases, injuries, maternal & child health, environmental health, food safety, mental health, HIV/AIDS, health disparities, emergency preparedness, the social determinants of health; and how the environment influences human health and disease. Graded on A-F basis only. Prerequisites: Restricted to Health Sciences Majors during pre-registration.