Introduction to Public Health


Summer 2014 quarter (Session I)

Taught by

community and international health

The program will provide an introduction to the scope and tools of public health.  Students will work individually and in groups to understand milestones in the history of public health, the basic tools of public health research, and the challenges to successful health promotion projects. The learning community will work in small groups to identify a significant public health problem, develop a health promotion/ intervention, and consider methodology for evaluation of impact.  The program will focus on public health issues in the United States but will also draw on international examples of successful interventions.

Program Details

Fields of Study

Preparatory for studies or careers in

Medicine, Education, Agriculture, Human Services, Public Health

Location and Schedule

Campus location



Offered during: Weekend

Advertised schedule: First Summer Session, Tuesday, June 24, 6-9 pm and  Saturdays: June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26; 9am-5pm


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Online Learning

Hybrid Online Learning 50 - 74% Delivered Online:

Internship Possibilities

Internships may be arranged in consultation with the faculty.


Date Revision
May 8th, 2014 Cancelled -- faculty members Anderson and Prouty are willing to sponsor summer contracts in public health.

Registration Information

Credits: 8 (Summer)

Class standing: Freshmen–Senior

Maximum enrollment: 25


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