Public Health (PB)

PB 0101 Global Public Health and Social Justice3 Credits

This course provides an overview of public health as a key mechanism for helping to achieve health equity and social justice in both domestic and international settings. The course emphasizes the population-based context (as opposed to individual patient care) that characterizes many public health interventions. The course will explore how patterns of ill health reflect medical, social, behavioral, and environmental determinants. It will consider health and healthcare from the perspective of human rights as well as the U.S. Healthy People 2020 objectives, the 2030 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and the social justice literature.