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2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HCAP 3800 - Introduction to Public Health (3)

(Formerly HCA 380) This course is designed to help students develop an understanding and appreciation for the factors that affect health status and the personal and professional factors that contribute to personal and community health. Students will review existing and emerging theoretical perspectives relative to the interconnections between socioeconomic status (age, race/ethnicity, level of education, income) and current health care indicators. The course will allow students to evaluate future changes that may impact the provision of public health services and the practical application of principles for health care organizations. An overview of personal and public health issues will be covered including minority health concerns, the role of culture in influencing the adaptation of health attitudes, practices and behaviors, health objectives for the year 2020, and career opportunities in public health.