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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHPB 2020 - Determinants of Health

3 Credit Hours
Corequisites: PHPB 2000.
Health is a function of multiple determinants: biological, genetic, cultural, economic, and structural. This course will explore the contribution of each to the concept of health and to the actual state health of persons and populations. It will focus on the history of the concept of health, and on current disparities and inequalities in the state of the population health that are attributable to these determinants. In considering specific disease entities, readings, didactic sessions, discussions, and assignments will focus on the interrelationship of determinants, and the extent to which each plays a role in health disparities. Ethical considerations in research and public health programs will be a major focus.