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CHP 516 History of Public Health 3.0 Credits

This course considers the origins of contemporary public health by examining major currents in the history of public health in the US from colonial times to the present, with an emphasis on the 20th century. The course introduces students to historical methods in public health research; examines how the changing nature of medical knowledge influences how we treat both the underlying illness and populations and individuals with disease; seeks to understand factors that make populations healthy; examines roots of contemporary health disparities; understands the relationship between agriculture and public health; and, finally, looks at major achievements of public health practice during the 20th century in order to better understand the challenges that might lay ahead for public health in the 21st century.

College/Department: Dornsife School of Public Health
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

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