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HSCI 014: Concepts of Public Health and Society

Course Description

The course provides an introduction to an interdisciplinary approach to factors that influence health and disease. Topics include an analysis of the social determinants of health, health disparities among various populations and strategies for eliminating illness and disease. In addition, students will be introduced to the epidemiology of infectious and chronic disease, the prevention and control of diseases in the community, and the history and accomplishments of public health.

Units: 3

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to both UC and CSU

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade, Pass/No Pass
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 0

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to both UC and CSU
  • WVC GE: D. Social Sciences: D1 - Social and Behavioral Sciences
    E. Lifelong Understanding and Development
  • CSU GE: Area D - Social Sciences
    Area E - Lifelong Learning and Self Development
  • UC/IGETC GE: Area 4 - Social and Behavioral Science
  • C-ID: PHS 101 - Introduction to Public Health
Last Updated 7/19/23