Fundamentals of Public Health and Communicable Diseases Epidemiology|
As Influenza, HIV-AIDS, and COVID-19 pandemics have made abundantly clear, Public Health is a vital field of science and medicine that impacts the health and well-being of our communities on a global scale. In this course, we will learn the core principles of public health approaches, their functions, and how they translate into a comprehensive public health system. Focus will be on important emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases of global impact. Lectures, discussions, and case studies will be utilized to weave infectious diseases and public health responses together to illustrate effective and innovative ways of improving the health of our world community. Economic, social, and medical barriers that impare progress will be addressed.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Principles of Epidemiology in Public Health Practice Third Edition, U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, 2012: Lesson One: Introduction to Epidemiology Page 1-93.
Milestones in Public health, David Satcher, Pfiser Global Pharmaceuticals, 2005, ISBN: 0-9761815-1-7
Chapter 1, 3, 4, 7 and 11
|Examinations and Assignments: |
The course will consist of an in-class midterm (60%), a final written paper on a chosen topic (30%), and in-class and small-group discussions graded by participation and quizzes (10%)
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This is a unique opportunity for anyone with a high school biology background to learn the fundamentals of Epidemiology and Public Health Practice from a visiting Cameroonian medical scholar-practitioner with decades of fascinating field experience in these critical fields.
|Instructor(s): Meriki,Henry Dilonga Times: .M.W.F. 08:50AM-09:40AM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: 19||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: 19|
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