Public Health & Health Equity (PHE)

PHE 001: Introduction to Public Health (3 Credits)

This course introduces the field of public health - supporting healthy populations through the development and implementation of policies, systems, and practices that promote health. Students will learn about the approaches used by public health practitioners, and the impacts and potential impacts of public health work for individuals and communities. They will learn about the history of the field, the factors that affect the health of populations, and the influences of diverse community entities on public health.

Meets the following Core requirements: Critical Analysis, Race, Gender & Power

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PHE 002: Health Advocacy Program (2 Credits)

This is a supervised internship at an Alameda County Health facility where students will serve patients by connecting them with non-medical resources that can contribute positively to their health. Includes a group discussion period with the Program Directors. Participants must apply to the Program, be accepted, and complete onboarding procedures in order to enroll. Fall, Spring, and Summer terms are offered; two terms must be completed.

Meets the following Core requirements: Community Engagement

Pass/No Pass Only

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PHE 100: Theories and Praxis of Health Equity (4 Credits)

Health inequities regard avoidable disparities in health outcomes between groups of people. Students will study how social, economic, environmental and legal factors shape health inequities. They will explore how the uneven distribution of power and wealth and ongoing systems of oppression contribute to health inequities. Students will study strategies for reducing health disparities, including those generated by a range of marginalized groups, and consider a human rights framework for dealing with national and global health concerns.

Prerequisite(s): PHE 001

Meets the following Core requirements: Critical Analysis, International Perspectives, Race, Gender & Power

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PHE 180A: ST: Statistics for Health Care (3 Credits)

Introduction to standard statistical methods for analyzing health care data. Covers descriptive statistics, contingency tables, tests for normality and outliers, correlation, statistical inference and hypothesis testing, and multivariate regression analysis. This course gives students the skills to conduct, present, and interpret basic statistical analysis of health care data using standard statistical software. Not recommended for first year students.

Note(s): The course is not recommended for first year students. Please check with instructor if student is interested in taking the course in the first year. Limit 20 students.

Meets the following Core requirements: Quantitative Literacy

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