PHLH 201 Spring 2015 Dimensions of Public Health

Public health is concerned with protecting and improving health at the level of a community or population. Although individual behavior is an essential element of public health, collective, rather than individual, outcomes are the focus of public health study. In this course we will survey the field of public health, introducing students to core concepts and methods that highlight the interrelationship of individual choice and social institutions with environmental and biological factors in producing health outcomes at the population level. We will develop these concepts and methods within the context of signal cases and public health crises, covering infectious disease epidemics and prevention, sexual health, and mental health.
Class Format: lecture
Requirements/Evaluation: based on four papers and contributions to class discussion
Additional Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the Gaudino option
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Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: sophomores, potential PHLH concentrators
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Divisional Attributes: Non-Divisional
Other Attributes: PHLH Core Courses
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 40
Class Number: 3906
PHLH 201 - 01 (S) LEC Dimensions of Public Health Amy Gehring
, Cheryl Shanks
TR 09:55 AM-11:10 AM Bronfman 106 3906
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