Public Health (PH)

Classes

PH 201 : Introduction to Public Health

PH 201, Introduction to Public Health, is intended to give students an overview of the broad field of public health, which centers on health promotion and disease prevention. Throughout the course, students will be actively engaged in discussions and activities that promote a greater understanding of public health as a system, as well as its interdisciplinary connections to other health care fields. Critical thinking and analysis of important public health issues will also be emphasized throughout the semester. This course additionally serves as an introductory course for the Bachelors of Arts degree in Public Health.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Designations

Diversification: Social Sciences — DS

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

PH 202 : Public Health Issues in Hawaiʻi

This course focuses primarily on application of general public health concepts and tools specifically from the perspective of Kauaʻi and the State of Hawaiʻi. Broader public health issues will also be discussed as they relate to Kauaʻi and State of Hawaiʻi. Students will be exposed to specific challenges and successes in Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi as they relate to public health. Students will also engage in a series of ethical debates regarding topics of public health interest in Kauaʻi and Hawaiʻi.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in PH 201.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

PH 203 : Introduction to Global Health

This introductory course is designed to introduce students to the global parameters of public health and to begin learning how to apply public health principles to issues and challenges in global public health. Students will learn about the strong linkages between health, economic and social development, as well as disparities in health and related socio-economic indicators, challenges to public health faced by wealthier countries, and the role of globalization and its impacts on health. Population-based public health interventions to address this wide array of health challenges will be discussed as well, including the role of community-based efforts in improving public health and the need for interdisciplinary and trans-disciplinary approaches to address global health issues.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in PH 201.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring