|(3 cr.) Health is an essential human right, but much of
the world still does not have access to basic
public health services. The course explores how
health is measured and conditions that
particularly affect the poor. Principles of public
health, major global communicable diseases, e.g.
HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis, and
maternal-child health and noncommunicable
conditions are reviewed. Strategies in control of
disease and achieving global health are explored.
Essential elements of study design, epidemiology
and biostatics also are taught. Course instruction
includes textbooks, medical literature, popular
writings and film, group work, community
engagement and service learning.
Every Year, All|