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Course Description

This foundational course in the Tufts MPH program provides an overview of essential frameworks, perspectives, and domains in public health. The course will introduce students to the social ecological model, social determinants of health, public health and health care systems, global health, and health equity. Critical public health challenges will be examined within historical, social, and political contexts across an array of public health domains, such as individual health behaviors, environmental health, occupational health, and health care services and systems. Students will be exposed to practice-based tools for conducting assessments and characterizing public health problems using a systems approach, examining multiple levels of the social ecological model, including individual, organizational, community, systems, and policy.

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript - Bachelor's. You will be contacted after registration for required evidence of immunization.

Refund Policy: The refund policy for Courses at Tufts offerings is dependent on the offering type: whether the offering is a course, workshop or short course, or in-demand offering. Please refer to the section details to confirm the type of offering as well as any exceptions to the standard refund policy. The refund policies for each offering type are viewable here:

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

Affiliated With:

  • School of Medicine - Public Health & Professional Degrees