Learning Goals

1. gain foundational knowledge of public health, including the complex intersections of biological, environmental, historical, social, and cultural factors that influence public health in an increasingly integrated and interdependent world.

2.  acquire knowledge about diversity, equity, “cultural humility” (or positionality) as it relates to public health issues.

3. understand issues in public health from an interdisciplinary perspective by exploring a variety of disciplinary and theoretical frameworks to understand and analyze factors that influence the health of individuals, groups and populations in different contexts.

4. think critically and communicate effectively about public health issues and their interactions with broader social determinants of health in specific historical, geographical and social contexts.

5. have facility in the application and evaluation of research methods of evidence-informed public health analysis.