Career Paths in Biomedical Sciences Department
Disease Detection
The mission of public health is the promotion of physical and mental health and the prevention of disease, injury and disability.
Core areas of study include:
Health Services Administration - examines the use, costs, quality, accessibility delivery, organization, financing, and outcomes of health care services to increase knowledge and understanding of the structure, processes, and effects of health services for individuals and populations (IOM, 1995).

Epidemiology - the study of patterns of disease and injury in human populations and the application of this study to the control of health problems

Biostatistics - the development and application of statistical and mathematical methods to the design and analysis of public health problems, programs and biomedical research

Behavioral Sciences/Health Education - the study of anthropology, psychology, political science, sociology, and health education
Environmental Health Sciences - a complex, multifaceted field of protecting against environmental factors that may adversely impact human health or the ecological balances essential to long-term human health and environmental quality.

Other Areas of Specialty in Public Health
Occupational Safety & Health
Maternal & Child Health
Nutrition
International Health
Genomics
Health Law

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